Life with Pets! Finally a pet boutique in Tyler, Texas

Tyler was long overdue for a specialty pet store, so hearing that one opened was a pleasant surprise!  This is even better now that PetLand in Tyler changed ownership and went to the dark side.  I refuse to support a pet store that engages in puppy sales. Life with Pets is a small store, but … Continue reading Life with Pets! Finally a pet boutique in Tyler, Texas

Puppy conquers the Brazos River

Every puppy will encounter some situation at some point that intimidates them. Cosmo’s big one happened to be crossing the Brazos River at Dinosaur Valley State Park. The first time I took Cosmo to the river and started hopping rocks across it, he made a scene! He whined and yipped trying to get his courage … Continue reading Puppy conquers the Brazos River

Snobby Dog Spaw in Tyler, Texas – Cosmo loves his groomer!

Following in Lizzie’s paw prints, Cosmo also goes to Snobby Dog Spaw for his beauty needs!  I now live in Plano, but I bring Cosmo back to Tyler with me when I come in town.  While I go run my errands, Cosmo happily hangs out at the Spaw!  Just as they were with Lizzie, they … Continue reading Snobby Dog Spaw in Tyler, Texas – Cosmo loves his groomer!

Playgrounds for Puppy Training! Build puppy confidence!

Playground equipment at your local park is a great way to expose your puppy to new experiences and build his confidence!  When Cosmo was just 8 weeks old, I started walking onto the playground equipment and letting him follow me.   The moving bridges and grated pathways are especially good to get them accustomed to.  … Continue reading Playgrounds for Puppy Training! Build puppy confidence!

Dallas Bishop Arts District – Dog friendly!

Cosmo and I have driven down a few times now to visit the Bishop Arts district in Dallas.  A friend of mine lives near there and introduced the area to me.  It’s not a large area, but there are a lot of dog friendly places in the few blocks to walk to.  There is a … Continue reading Dallas Bishop Arts District – Dog friendly!

Exploring Dog Friendly Activities in Farmersville!

  Today I took Cosmo to do some exploring in Farmersville, Texas.  While I did not find any dog friendly restaurant patios, there were some nice things outdoors for us.  Downtown Farmersville is very cute, though small, and we enjoyed walking around and window browsing.       Heading down the street a block or … Continue reading Exploring Dog Friendly Activities in Farmersville!

Fighting Canine Osteosarcoma Holistically: Dog Cancer Survival

In August last year, my 14 year old dog, Carmina suddenly went lame. I took her into the vet where they x-rayed her leg.  Nothing really showed except a small spot that the vet thought could possibly be osteosarcoma.  He wasn’t totally sure since it was only a tiny spot, so he said if she … Continue reading Fighting Canine Osteosarcoma Holistically: Dog Cancer Survival

DFW Dog Trainer: Aggressive dogs welcome

In-home Dog Training Stan Covington TEL: 682-465-7920   Do you live in the DFW area and need one-on-one help with your dog? Stan Covington has competed on the national level in the demanding sport of Schutzhund. Stan does in-home consults and training, as well as board and trains. His board and train service is based … Continue reading DFW Dog Trainer: Aggressive dogs welcome