"I kept a leash on Cocoa during this phase (even in the house) so if she got overly stimulated and started nipping I could grab the leash, easily gain control and calm her down. If it kept happening I gave her a treat and put her in her crate so my…"
"I am so sorry for your loss. ..
We lost a beloved pet when my boys were eight. A friend of mine, who is a child therapist, gave me very good advice- to give them a couple of weeks to embrace their sadness. As a parent, I wanted to "fix it"…"
"We have Cocoa's hair cut to 1" every 6 weeks because once it gets much over 21/2'" it mats terribly. If Rosie doesn't mat, though, I'm not sure why you'd cut it. I think the hair is like "breathable"…"
"I have been very happy with Seresta. Frontline stopped working for us and Cocoa refuses to eat any chewable pills. Seresta is also good for us because it kills ticks, which are common in the canyon near our home."
How much does Lola weigh now? She is adorable! I love all the pictures with your boys and her. They crack me up because that reminds me of my kids & Bexter. Thanks for commenting about my problem with my son & dog. You definitely gave me a reality check of what I could be doing!