Breeding Your Dog

Most grown-up female dogs will be ready to breed once every six months, and the heat cycle will last for about four weeks. However, keep in mind that it’s the best for your dog to be at least two years old before you start breeding her, it’s when her body is fully developed and ready…

How a Crate Can Be an Essential Tool to Train Your Dog?

By: John Howes Confining in a crate is not essential but is an extremely effective way to house train a dog. It needs much effort and patience. A crate not only will speed up the house training process, it will keep safe your dog whether you are at home or traveling. And it will give…

The Bishop of Castine

By: Patricia Conway How he got his name is a mystery: maybe those silky ears are the answer, bare and bald when he arrived but now fully furred, perking straight up to bishops’ mitres when he senses adventure.  Like most of Bishop’s history, we merely guess, knowing that he sailed on choppy seas just before…

Z on the A.T.

Z is a 4 year mixed breed that looks like a miniature Great Pyrenees, or as her owner likes to call her, a Norwegian Squirrel Hound. This September Z returned from an adventure many dogs only dream of completing. She walked the entire Appalachian Trail from springer mountain in Georgia to Baxter State Park in…