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  • Tips: Dogs Doing the Blue Ridge

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    Monday September 15th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_linville_fallsby Carrie Boyko, CEB (c) All Things Dog Blog Linville Falls is a Short 3-Mile Hike The All Things Dog Blog crew is fresh off a road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end, just before the rush of visitors arrive for the Autumn colors. If you plan to head there for Fall fun, here are a few things we think you'll want to know: Yes, your dog is welcome on the Blue Ridge Parkway, while kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet long. Don't forget the poop bags :) Just because the pullover...
  • Fido Helps With Forward Fold

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    Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Forward Fold is not one of my favorite poses, but it IS very important to moving forward in your yoga workouts. Rather than making a complete fold your goal, I recommend using some of last week's #doga tips, adding a chair or the help of a larger dog, to ease yourself down over many days or weeks of practice. You may even try placing your hands on your knees after step 3 shown above. Since Forward Fold is one of those poses that may take a longer period of time for many...
  • Hitting the Road on #FidosFreebieFriday

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday September 11th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB The All Things Dog Blog gang is on the road again, off to visit our boys in DC and Richmond. The RV is humming along I-75 as I write, and Oliver is napping peacefully after a walk in a cute little North Florida community. Meanwhile, Tanner opted for some quality time with his girl, choosing to hang with her at med school while we scout out Virginia and DC. Ahhh....choices are so nice. Maybe next trip we'll switch the boys up? Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie...
  • Using Your Dog's Name in Training

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Monday September 8th, 2014 at 08:00 AM

    Square_140_kevin_dugganGuest post byKevin Duggan, CPDT-KA Used with permission, Kevin Duggan One of the very first things you do when you get a new dog is pick out a name. Sometimes the name is chosen due to one of the attributes of the dog, while other times it just something fun or easy to say. From then on out, that is what the dog is referred to as. Where Im going with this is, a dogs name can be used for so much more than just a name. A dogs name can also be used as a cue for the dog to look at you. To train...
  • Our Readers Learn Gator Safety Skills and Win Prizes for their Efforts

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 01:28 PM

    Square_140_photo_3by Carrie Boyko, CEB I always feel just a little bit better when I wrap up our annual gator safety class here at All Things Dog Blog. I'll sleep just a wee bit better knowing that you guys helped to get the word out about keeping our dogs safe when we're in areas where gators reside. Rafflecopter seems to be misbehaving a bit this afternoon, so my winner drawing is delayed. I know you are all eager to find out who gets to receive a package of treats and a gator toy for their dog. I'll update...
  • Easing Your Downward Facing Dog

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Ya gotta love the name of this pose--Downward Facing Dog. For most of that love dogs, it often reminds us of the play bow our pups often offer us or a playmate when they wish to engage in a romp. Here's a little insight into the name; when you practice Downward Dog you'll soon find that you're more frisky and energetic also. The inversion (turning your head upside down) brings blood to your brain, awakening your mind and bringing energy along with it. Let's learn some...
  • Halloween Fun at #FidosFreebieFriday

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Thursday September 4th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB We're off and running today with our annual Petco Halloween giveaway. There's always some fun surprises so be sure to check out the photos and watch for more to come. Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below theircurrently opengiveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You can help to get more awareness by sharing the badge you see in the top of my post. Feel free to...
  • Petco Does Pet Halloween in Style

    from All Things Dog Blog

    Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 at 09:00 PM

    Square_140_tanner_with_assortmentby Carrie Boyko, CEB Halloween Giveaways Start HereOur annual foray into Halloween with our pets is always a fun thing to witness. This year Petco has outdone itself. They've got Army fatiques, kings, Vikings, unicorns, knights, witches and more. On top of all the fun costumes there are apparel options like hoodies and dresses, along with toys that certainly bring out the Halloween spirit. Petco shoppers will be ready for Trick-or-Treating or parties. We unpacked a few samples and Tanner gave...
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