Sunday, March 29, 2015

Great book for dog parents: The Secret Lives of Dogs, The Real Reason Behind 52 Mysterious Canine Behaviors

I just finished reading a really great book for dog parents called "The Secret Lives of Dogs, The Real Reason Behind 52 Mysterious Canine Behaviors" by Jana Murphy and the editors of Pets Part of the Family.
  I found this book on sale at a Barnes and Noble store and it really explores 52 behaviors that your dogs may do, and provides fixes for bad behaviors.
Things like "Why do they eat grass?" (Dolly, Tyler and Franklin do this)
Why do they eat poo? (like our boys)
Why do they paw before laying down? (all do this)
Why howl at sirens (Like Tyler)
Digging, Face Licking, Afraid of stairs, Afraid of thunder, raiding trash, peeing on "hello", and many more.
EVERY dog parent will find something in this book useful. I know I did and we've been dog parents for 10 Years!!!
- Rob

BOOK SUMMARY: Dogs have been part of our families for so long that we often think of them as little (and entirely well-behaved) humans. Sometimes, we forget that they're and entirely different species. They do things for reasons that have nothing to do with us - reasons that, in some cases, are millions of year old. "Ancient Instinct and Urges". Although dogs have been living with people for a long time, some of their behavior has its origins in their ancestors' days in the wild, a time when dogs had to be totally self-sufficient an order in survive.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next