Thimble and many talented pro athletes are competing in the Blogville Pawlympics Raspberrires/Tongue Curling event today, hosted by Noodle, so be sure to visit! And don't forget to also check out the Ear Flapping event, hosted by Chester and Angel Joey!
***Our Tip of the Day:
Did you know that dogs have the instinct to den? This would perhaps explain the popularity of dog houses, and why our pups are so much more open to going into a crate than most cats. That being said, it can be a very wise decision to crate train your pup. First of all, many dogs simply like having a den, a little cave that is just for them. Some dogs will even enjoy going into their crate on their own, such as for quiet time and a little rest and relaxation. Second, it can be for the dog's own safety to be crate trained, and to always have a crate available for use. Such as in cases of deliveries or home improvements that require open doors, repairmen coming and going, crowds of visitors or parties being hosted at your house, or any other number of potentially dangerous situations, it might very well be in your pup's best interest to be safely crated. For some dogs, such as those with separation anxiety and a resulting tendency to find and/or ingest items throughout the house, being crated whenever their human is away may very well be the safest option. We all need a happy place, and perhaps your pup's would be their crate.