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Unexpected Vet Care for Your Pup: How Pet Insurance Can Help

Being a dog parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer. Unfortunately, however, it can also come with unexpected vet bills and unknown medical issues for your beloved pet. This was the case for me recently with my best friend, Opie. After taking Opie to…
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Why Spay & Neuter?

Spay and neuter is the solution. Have you ever stepped foot inside an animal shelter and looked at all the Dogs hoping they hold the golden ticket home? It’s absolutely heartbreaking. ( PS. if you are near Georgia Fulton County Animal Services is looking for foster homes. SO many adoptable pibbles…

Dog Training Terms

Have you ever spoken to a professional dog trainer? Do they like to use confusing words and dog training terms you’ve never heard of? Are they difficult to understand? We’ll cover a few of the more common dog training terms below, and break down some of the more complex ideas!…

Positive Reinforcement & Reward-Based Dog Training

Let’s dive into a little introduction to R+ training: Reinforcement: Reinforcement simply means exactly what the word implies. You’re reinforcing a dog behavior somehow, or increasing the likelihood it will happen again.  Positive: The ‘positive’ signifier simply means ‘addition’. When it comes to positive reinforcement, you are adding something to…

Better Together <3

Look what you did!! I am so grateful for you and your support! Because of people like YOU we are able to give back to organizations like North West Dog Project and help them further their mission of helping dogs in need. NorthWest Dog project is an amazing, small dog…

You’ve Been Calling “Zoomies” the Wrong Thing This Whole Time!

You’re probably familiar with zoomies: the unmistakable state of chaotic orbit that your dog enters, making it seem pointless to try and bring them back down to this planet. It’s not just casual playing or your average galavant (or even your above-average galavant); we’re talking episodes of full-blown cyclone-sprinting that…

Does My Pit Bull Need Clothing?

I remember when I was younger, I thought dogs wearing clothes was hilariously adorable, like a novelty to be appreciated by those with an advanced sense of humor. I would typically see smaller dogs rocking a sweater, and I’d squeal with excitement and laugh into an obsessive stupor. Of course, there…

The Pibble Nibble: the Miracle of Strange Pit Bull Behavior

  One of the many curious things our beloved pit bulls do is using their front teeth–almost like a shivering chatter–to gently chew on toys, blankets, or even you. This isn’t the full-blown chewing to rip open a toy and see what’s inside (although it could complement that); it’s more…

My Dog Can Smell My Pain, and Wants to Heal Me

  When my husband suffered a serious injury a few years ago, we brought him home from emergency surgery and parked him on the sofa for a month.  His pain was out of this world, which wasn’t just obvious to me, being the one responsible for giving pain medication, but…

Rescue Story: the Quiet Presence of Bela Lugosi, Part II

Rescue Story: the Quiet Presence of Bela Lugosi, Part II This article is the second part of a Tooth & Honey Original Perspective Series.  Part 1 was released last week. Bela’s Necessary Creation of Clothing The years with Bela that followed reinforced those ideal concepts of being comfortable in your…

The Spooky Origins of Dog Howls Before Death

  We’ve seen it in horror movies and heard it in Halloween soundtracks: an ominous howl from a crying hound in the distance, telling us that gory tragedy is just around the corner.  Spooky organ music often accompanies the canine’s premonition that a life is soon to expire. For some…

Why do dogs eat grass?

    No doubt, dogs eat grass. You lovingly prepare food for your dog based off whatever you determined is the best choice for them.  Whether its kibble, raw food, or a gourmet meal you got off the Food Network, you’re feeling pretty good about nourishing your four-legged family member. …

Is Your Dog Dreaming About You?

Is your dog dreaming about you. As you settle down, you’re relaxing to get ready for bed. And, your dog is way ahead of you, knocked out and snoring his cares away from his own stressful day. As you continue to wind-down yourself, you notice some curious movement from your…

Think Dogs Put You In a Better Mood? They Do.

  Have you ever been stressed out or just in a bad mood, only to spend time with your dog and then magically feel better?  Its not magic (although it is magical); its science!  Dogs make us feel better by releasing chemicals in our brain, and the best part is:…
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