Junior Hunter – we did it!

AKC – Junior Hunter Title – JH I am having a difficult time containing my excitement.  Sherlock and I have been working together for about a year training to test for his Junior Hunter title.  And, I’m thrilled to say – WE DID IT!  (Happy Dance!) Saturday was Sherlock’s third test – found, pointed, and […]

Big Sur for Dogs!

This past weekend we decided to get out of town and visit majestic Big Sur and we discovered to our surprise, it’s a great place for dogs! Big Sur has tons of state and national parks and, as such, has all kinds of dog regulations from leash only to no dogs allowed but if you […]

Christmas Trees and Dogs?

Christmas trees and Dogs It’s possible to have a Christmas Tree and a dog.  Last year was Mr. Wigglebutt’s first Christmas with us and his first tree.  He was great and didn’t bother it, bump the ornaments, nor pee on the tree.  Unfortunately, he did pee on his babysitter’s tree Thanksgiving weekend.  (sad emoji and […]

Wine Tasting With Your Dog!

Many people think us folks here about Mr. Wigglebutt only care about dogs, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Sure, we care about dogs a lot but we also care about other stuff, like drinking!  The folks at Mr. Wigglebutt like their whiskey and vodka and beers for sure, but there’s one thing […]

Trail Dogs

Trail Dogs – Sherlock and Bo. (see previous post about Bo)  They love to run on the trails!  And, I love to watch them.  My friend Lisa (Bo’s owner) and I enjoy the time taking in the views and chatting.  I believe hiking is good for the mind, body, and soul.  Really, I do.  Everyone […]

New Dog Experiences Guide

Socialization and confidence building is important for new dog owners because it creates a happy, socially well balanced dog. I was told before we brought Mr. Wigglebutt home that we should plan on exposing him to new experiences and places daily.  Seriously, taking our new puppy everywhere for his benefit?  I was thrilled to do […]