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.
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German Shorthair Pointers Misc.

Pet Insurance Limitations and Pre-Existing Health Conditions

by Andrew Rombach Pet insurance is a rapidly growing industry. In 2017 the pet insurance industry was worth more than $1 billion, and that’s expected to double to $2 billion by 2022, based on data forecasts from the market research firm Packaged Facts. The estimates indicate pet insurance will grow by more than 14 percent […]

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Living with a German Shorthaired Pointer Misc.

Whether To Buy Pet Insurance or Not

I get many emails from new GSP owners asking whether or not they should buy pet insurance. Pet insurance is a personal choice that should be made after researching the subject well.  There are many questions you should ask not only about the pet insurance but yourself as well.  Sometimes the difference between having pet […]

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German Shorthair Pointers Misc.

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 same functions for dogs as it does for people although the structure of a dog’s […]

German Shorthair Pointers Living with a German Shorthaired Pointer Misc.

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 of love and patience.  If all humans had a heart like hers, what a wonderful […]

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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 their impulse to jump on you and/or guests coming into your home. This game will […]

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Misc. Treat Recipes

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 you want cute shaped treats.  My two don’t have a preference.  If I’m going to […]

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German Shorthair Pointers Training Training Tips

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 included IBS, hives, destruction, uncontrollable licking the air, etc. These are just a few pictures […]

Treat Recipes

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 peanut butter but her tummy hates it and so do I when I have to […]