Author Archives: Sherri Telenko

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Dog Mom fur real… Happy Dog Mom Day!

Happy Dog Mom Day! Are you a DOG MOM fur real?  If so, buy a t-shirt and announce it to the world this summer when we finally jump in the car again and road trip with the pup. #doglove #dogmomday

two dogs playing: what's your dog's play preference?

What are Dog Play Preferences? Or How to Indulge Our Precious Pups.

I thought I knew everything about dog play. Hours of watching my dogs, past and present, race in circles, little legs barely touching the ground, then entertaining them at home, and buying toys (so many toys) led me to think I knew it all.
Then someone asked me my dog’s play preference? Play preference? I had no idea. If I had, I might have saved significant money on toys.

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Surprise! Still a Few Places to Take your Dog this Summer: Learn about Hounds of Erie Winery’s Dog Days of Summer Festival Series (updated dates)

Each Sunday, from May 2 to September 19, 2021, Hounds of Erie hosts a dog breed specific meetup for all canine enthusiasts. Of course, loving wine and hard cider helps doesn’t hurt either. Grab a glass of cider or vino at the tasting bar. Then, passed the free-run chickens, walk your leashed pup through the 32-acres of grape wines and apple trees – 21 varieties of apples to be specific. Snacks and a food truck available onsite too.

black lab dog with graphics: people food and dog treats. What's the connection?

People Food Trends and Five Fun Fido (Dog) Treats. What’s the Surprising Connection?

Organic, all natural, whole grain, free-range, Mediterranean diet-inspired, CBC infused … if this sounds like I’m reading a shelf of labels in a health food store, no surprise. These are exactly the natural food trends people are demanding for themselves. However, it might be a surprise to find out I’m reading from pet treat labels. […]

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Six Months Old Today! To Spay or Not to Spay (it’s not really a question)

Four months ago my life turned upside down when a little white and black puppy cascaded into my world. Today, she is six months old! I’d like to say we celebrated by travelling somewhere post worthy, somewhere dog-friendly, scenic and virus free. But alas, there is still no such place and our travel destination dream […]

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Dog Daycare to the Rescue: The Benefits of Socializing Pandemic Pups Revealed

Getting your dog used to other dogs and people, or dog socialization, helps your pup behave well in a variety of situations such as pet festivals where there’ll be plenty of people, pooches and children. Fortunately, my dog spent the first eight weeks of her life cuddled by kids, both toddlers living in the house and daycare clients, so she responds positively to little people when we encounter them.

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5 Doggone Good Dog Books to Read with Your Pandemic Pup (plus awesome reading hoodie you’ll love)

Maybe it’s the escape. Reading takes you places, into other’s stories and out of your own head – even if we can’t travel out of our homes. Reading, if you’re in a book club, also unites – even if it’s only on a Zoom screen. Here’s my suggested dog-themed reading list … growing by the week

The Learn the Honest Truth About Puppies. Or What to Expect When You’re Expecting … a Puppy.

When you have a new puppy, walking from the bedroom to the bathroom is a challenge. With each step, a puppy bites at my slippers and jumps at my feet. She grabs at my jeans after I’m dressed, ripping holes in the denim (twice). Getting ready to take her out for morning pee is a game of keep-away with my snow boots, already sporting one chewed-off tie. Welcome to the truth about new puppies….

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Recipe: Easy Cranberry Bacon Heart Dog Treats your dog (might) love

If, like me, you missed the cranberry boat during the holiday season, Valentines Day presents the opportunity to create some dog-friendly superfood canine treats for your one true love. Here’s a Cranberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe.

Dogtrotting Shop: Wearable Dog Love for Valentines Season Only

The ‘true love’ dog sweatshirt is the first in a series of three Fido fashion-forward designs exclusive to this site: ‘Dogs Lead with Love’ and ‘Puppy Love.’