Several years ago I started raising backyard chickens so that my family could enjoy fresh eggs. The benefits of having a readily available source of good nutritious food has certainly proved itself worthwhile! No matter what happens at the grocery store I know I can count on the ladies and their eggs to feed us! In the past while raising baby chicks we were only able to raise four at a time due to space restrictions. Now that we have moved to a larger property it’s time to expand the flock! Homesteading with chickens is a great way to get our feet wet with thisRead More →

Most of us have first aid kits at home – or at the very least a slightly disorganized medicine cabinet with the basics! Especially if you have kids! Band-aids, thermometers and antibiotic creams seem to find their way into your cabinets on a regular basis because let’s face it … kids are accident-prone! Our pets might not suffer from skinned knees and small bumps quite as often but they still manage to find ways to hurt themselves now and then and being prepared with a pet based home emergency kit can really come in handy when those moments present themselves. While a first aid kitRead More →

It might be cold outside but that doesn’t mean your outdoor adventures have to stop! Staying active year-round is good for everyone in the family, including your furry friend! Just like you have to bundle up for the winter weather there might be days where your dog needs a bit of extra protection as well but as long as you keep this in mind there is no reason that you should stop having fun or refrain from taking your dog with you on a Northern adventure. Enjoying winter activities with your dog can be a lot of fun and a great way to motivate yourselfRead More →

Clicker training is very useful when your working with a new puppy or even an older dog that you want to teach a new trick. Learning how to clicker train your dog is exceptionally easy and while careful timing is important it’s simple to understand and practice. I discovered clicker training as a teenager while taking my family dog to a local training class called power paws. Although the class was basic it was pretty clear that clicker training worked and I have used it on every dog I have owned since. amazingly enough, clicker training can be used on practically any animal and it’sRead More →

bringing home a new puppy, German Shepherd Puppy

Christmas is coming up and your kid is desperate for a puppy. The thought of seeing the look on your kid’s face when they wake up Christmas morning to a happy ball of fur is enough to make you seriously consider it, but should you really? Getting pets for Christmas is universally considered to be a bad decision however, like most things, this isn’t always the case. Keep reading to see where your family fits in this decision! Pets For Christmas, Yes or No? This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links, I may receive aRead More →

Do you often feel itchy or sneeze whenever your pet is around? Then, you are probably one of the multitudes of pet owners who are unfortunately allergic to their pets. It’s ironical, how the greatest animal lovers are prevented from having a pet due to the symptoms they experience in their vicinity or even when the animals are out of the house. But how do you cope with pet hair and allergies? What’s the Best Way to Cope with Pet Hair And Allergies? This is a guest post. This content has been written and supplied to me for posting. Fur is believed to be theRead More →

Giving gifts at Christmas can be just as much fun as getting them but figuring out what to buy can be a little bit challenging at times! Some people have hobbies and gifts for runners or crafters or any other hobby can be easy enough! Everyone needs and wants supplies for their passions. But what if they really only dote on their dogs? Let’s face it, we all know people who love their dogs as much as they love the rest of us! Gifts for dog lovers are thankfully in pretty good supply, dogs are man’s best friend after all so there are plenty ofRead More →

teaching your dog to wear a harness

The benefits of a harness when it comes to working with my dogs was somewhat of a surprise! If your like most dog owners you grew up working with your dogs wearing nothing more then a flat collar which is perfectly fine. In fact, you should be able to control your dog in a flat collar as well as you can with any other tool that you might use. However, training your dog is a long process of baby steps. Training your dog to wear a harness can equip you with another tool and some surprising benefits that will help you along the way! KeepRead More →

It’s almost guaranteed that your child will want a pet at some point in their young lives. Pretty much every child I have met has a fascination with some sort of animal. Most of the time its puppies or kittens but occasionally your child might choose a more exotic pet – like lizards or snakes! No matter what type of animal your children have decided to take a liking to, it’s important to take a good hard look and ask yourself truthfully – is your child ready for a pet? Taking care of a pet is something I consider an important part of growing up.Read More →