Episode 018 – Service Dogs What is a service dog?  What do they do and why?  What makes them different from other dogs.  Understanding the rules and regulations regarding service dogs.  We at Leash Up implore those who try to “fake” service dog status to get their dogs into places to stop and respect the work of true service dogs! Product review – Blue Dog Provisions – (link) American-made (in Montana), Blue Dog Provisions are locally owned and operated, specializing in offal dog treats (lung, heart, liver, tail, & kidney).  According to the website: “At Blue Dog Provisions, we believe dogs deserve real treats thatRead More →

Episode 17 – Freeze-Dried Dog Food Many senior dogs experience joint pain as they age.  What can you do to help your bestie manage that pain?  Join us as we discuss natural remedies (ones you can use after speaking with your veterinarian – check with them for appropriate medications first!).  Massage, oils and more are discussed.   Product Review – Young Living Essential Oils Young Living is committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our authentic essential oils.  Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. HeadquarteredRead More →

Episode 16 – Freeze-Dried Dog Food What are the pros and cons of feeding freeze-dried dog food?  In many cases, the pros of using freeze-dried will far outweigh the cons (which really is only cost as it is slightly higher than kibble or canned).  Perfect for traveling, great in case of emergency, essential for those who struggle to lift bags or cases of dog food, freeze-dried dog food may be the perfect choice for your bestie! Check out the Facebook Live video from Aug 7, 2017 at 2:30am where I conduct a taste-test of Grandma Lucy’s Macanna Beef dog food. (link) Book Review: “Leash UpRead More →

Episode 15 – Animal Houses of Fredericksberg Join us for the audio of our Leash Up Facebook Live interview with Dan Russell, owner of Animal Houses of Fredericksberg.  These gorgeous indoor dog houses need to be seen to be believed!  The houses are unique and based off 12 patents.  They include an ionization/filtration system, Tempurpedic memory foam bed, real wood/cherry wood finish, beautiful front gates that form a crate out of the house, removable drain pans in case of accidents, and optional ramps and steps. Dan can be reached at 915-261-5235 or danatAREI@gmail.com Check out the Facebook Live video from July 20, 2017 at 11:22 am! Read More →

Episode 14: Dog Parks – To Go Or Not To Go! You are thinking about taking your new bestie to a dog park.  What do you need to know before you go?  What should you prepare for?  Is your ready for the park?  Are you?  We discuss all the things you should consider before heading out to the park! Book Review: “The Other End of the Leash” by Patricia B. McConnell – (link) The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more thanRead More →

Episode 12: Barn Hunt – (link) Join us while we talk about Barn Hunt, the fastest growing dog sport in the U.S.  Based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18″ wide by bale-height tall tunnel.Read More →

Episode 007: Choosing a Vet Senior dogs deserve our love and respect – and the best we can provide.  Health issues, special needs and other considerations are discussed so we can take care of our best friends as they age.  As someone who has adopted many senior dogs, I can testify to the love they can bring into your life. Book Review: “Mouse the Mayor of Mondragon, New Mexico” by PJ Brooks – (link) This short children’s story is a story of love, loss and rescue. Mouse, the Chihuahua, is the unofficial Mayor of Mondragon, NM. Life it wonderful until one fateful day. What willRead More →

Episode 10: Heat Exhaustion As the dog days of summer approach, learn how to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke in your dog and recognize the symptoms.  Staying healthy and safe during the hot days each year is vitally important for your dog. Book Review: “Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love” by Allen & Linda Anderson and Willard Scott. – (Amazon Link) With a well-earned reputation as man’s — as well as woman’s — best friend, dogs have an uncanny ability to sense exactly what their human friends need. Gathered from thousands of stories Allen and Linda Anderson have received, as well as their ownRead More →

Episode 008: Separation Anxiety Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety.  This typically happens right after being left alone and symptoms can range from mild (restlessness) to extreme (trying to escape).  Join us for tips and suggestions for managing this difficult problem. Book Review: “Lad of Sunnybank”  by Albert Payson Terhune – (Amazon Link) A classic collection of tales concerning Lad the grand collie. Stories of courage and loyalty in the face of danger. Albert Payson Terhune is famous for his stories of brave and unique dogs.   Product Review: Rescue Remedy – available at Amazon and other major supermarkets. What is RESCUE Remedy? Trusted for generations, RESCUERead More →