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About Simba's Mom

I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.

How Much Sleep Does Your Dog Need?

How Much Sleep Does Your Dog Need? The average human adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep, but what about dogs? Sleep is as important for your canine companion as it is for you. Sleep performs many of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Simba; My Promise

Today, Simba, my best friend turns 11. She has been by my side every second my life’s greatest and the worst moments since she entered it. Always loving me unconditionally. It doesn’t matter my mood, she is always there full … Continue reading

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TRAIN YOUR DOG TO STOP JUMPING

TRAIN YOUR DOG TO STOP JUMPING THE STEP AWAY GAME posted by TheDogTrainingSecret.com ABOUT THE EXERCISE This game will help train you pup to stop getting overly excited and jumping. A fun game you can use to teach your dog to control … Continue reading

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Easy Healthy Dog Treats

Easy Dog Treats 2 Cups of rolled oats or whole wheat flour 2 (4 oz) jars of puree baby food Pre-heat oven 350′ Mix flour and baby food thoroughly You can roll out to 1/4″ on a floured surface if … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster

A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster Simba and I have written many times about the separation anxiety that Simba suffers especially when she was younger and Gypsy’s boredom issues.  Simba has exhibited separation anxiety through numerous different symptoms.  These … Continue reading

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Train Dog Not To Pull

Train Dog Not To Pull You know those dogs that pull hard, all the time no matter what lead or technique is used to train her to slow down.  Meet my sister, Gypsy.  She has actually pulled my mum off … Continue reading

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CHICKEN & WILD RICE TREATS

CHICKEN & WILD RICE TREATS Simba has always had a very sensitive stomach.  I have to read labels making sure that there is no corn products ( a common filler in most dog foods) or peanut butter.  She absolutely loves … Continue reading

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Blaming The Wrong Dog

Blaming The Wrong Dog Mum has been finding destruction in the house when she gets home from work.  However, she is blaming the wrong dog, me!  My sister, Gypsy, is real good at being sneaky.  Mum never sees her digging … Continue reading

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Training Not To Pull

Although the reason for pulling and what rules you must teach is the same for all dogs, some dogs are more of a challenge. My own GSP was one of those “super crazy pullers”. The thing to keep in mind … Continue reading

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Furry Siblings

My furry sibling, Gypsy has really changed since we’ve moved. She doesn’t destroy the entire house everyday while mum is at work. Although she slips once in a while. Yesterday, mum was home sick and she had just opened a … Continue reading

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