While the social distancing we are encouraged to do comes with a lot of inconveniences, disruptions, and in some cases, job loss, having a lovable dog as part of your household is a blessing. It can get lonely out there, especially during these times. Dogs are great for handling loneliness. And the extra downtime for some can be an opportunity to reconnect with their canine companion. Here are some things to keep in mind, along with activities you can still do.
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After I bemoaned the condition of a relatively new Kong, I got some good feedback for alternatives that might be longer lasting for stronger, more persistent, chewers. So what can you try instead of a Kong?
We recently got a new dog, after being being dogless for a few years, and one of the first things we bought was a Kong. I remember them as indispensable. Fill them with treats and/or peanut butter, and it would keep our pit bull busy for at least an hour. We would get a good six months of use out of before we might start thinking about replacing it.
That's what I remember, at least.
Hear is a picture of our current Kong, after only 1 month of use.
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It's compounded by the fact that many don't understand what you're going through, and cast judgement or ridicule. After all, it's "only and animal."
We know many of you follow us on Facebook, but with their recent changes, chances are that you almost never see our updates as they hide them and force us to pay to get the message out to you. So here are some alternatives, so you have options depending on what you like to use:
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Many of us have lost a dog we loved. They were a friend, even a family member. The loss is crushing. You are not alone in your grief, and you can help show other that they are not alone, either.
That's why I am pleased to announce ForeverBark.com. Its a virtual bark park for your departed friend where you can create a personalized memorial for them with pictures, stories, and scenery. The site will also offer grief support.
Rescued Pit Bull Puppy Heads to Africa to Fight Terrorism
Binnie was rescued in March by Michael Bullock, a North Carolina-based dog handler. Bullock found Binnie tied to a wall and left to die in a warehouse, so he immediately took him home and began his rehabilitation process. He quickly noticed that Binnie had all of the qualities necessary to become a bomb dog and started training him.
Superhero Squad of Pit Bulls
StubbyDog, a nationwide pit bull advocacy group, is searching for canines for their StubbyDog Superhero Squad.