Good morning everyone! I hope you are doing well today. The weather has been great here in Pennsylvania and we have been taking Riley for some wonderful hikes!
Riley will be turning 9 years old this March. I’ve really gotten to know his personality in that time. I’m not sure when I started talking for Riley, but I think I’, pretty good at expressing whatever Riley is trying to say. I think Riley appreciates it too. I know some of you talk for your dog as well! I have a special voice I use when I talk for him and sometimes he can be very sassy. I thought you might like to hear what Riley has to say and so I wrote down an interview I had with him today. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great day whether it is first thing in the morning or later in the day! I can’t believe it is the week of Thanksgiving already! We have a lot of family to see this week and I am looking forward to it very much. Paul, Riley, and I are all very blessed and we are so thankful for our family who supports us! Today I was thinking about Riley’s bark collar. I think I’ve mentioned before that I have not been a perfect trainer and there are some things I wish that I worked on more with Riley when he was younger. We still work on certain behaviors with him but it can be a challenge sometimes. One of those issues is his barking. I want to share my knowledge and our experience with a few different kinds of bark collars.
Top of the mornin’ to you! I am happy to be back and writing to you today. It has been a rainy and dark few days especially with Daylight Savings yesterday. The nice thing about it raining is that Riley doesn’t like the rain. Why is that good you ask? Well, when we go outside to do our business, he does it real quick! You might think he is being thoughtful of his dear mother who doesn’t want to get soaked waiting for him to pee, but it is really all about him. He hates getting his paws and fur wet! But at least it makes for a quick and productive potty break!
Good Morning friends! I don’t know about you, but so far this Fall I have been super busy! Paul, Riley, and I attended the Canine Carnival in Syracuse, NY last weekend to represent Coddled Canine and sell some products. We had a blast! It was so cool to meet customers face-to-face, since we sell almost completely online! I am looking forward to opportunities to do more events like that.
Now that we’ve settling back in at home after a busy weekend away, I want to talk about dog parks. When we were searching for housing, we needed something that was dog-friendly. We found our current apartment complex which is very pet friendly and even has a dog park! We thought that was awesome! After living here for a couple months, however, I realized that we tend to keep Riley away from other dogs we encounter. I think it is actually the responsible thing to do. Let me explain more.
As Riley and I have grown up together, we’ve learned a lot about each other. Riley is the only dog I’ve ever owned. Before I had a dog I knew that they were “a man’s best friend”, but as we grew up together, I learned just how much we can communicate with one another. Riley has a lot of ways to tell me what is on his mind and I talk to him human-style basically all the time. Let me clue you in on some of Riley’s expressions and tell me if your dog does anything like this.
Abbey is the owner of Coddled Canine and her dog, Riley. Join us on our crazy adventures as we journey through this awesome life together!
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