Hello everyone! Today we have another special treat for you! Cindy Aldridge from ourdogfriends.org has prepared a great topic about dogs that I think is sometimes overlooked but very powerful. She has written "Getting Your Mental Health Back on Track with a Canine Companion". After reading, I think you will agree just how much dogs can affect our mental health. Enjoy!
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For many people, struggling with their mental health is more of a challenge than getting over a physical ailment like the flu. Things that they used to enjoy feel like a struggle under the weight of depression, anxiety, or any of the myriad mental health issues Americans deal with everyday. While therapy and medication are necessary for most, people can also supplement their self care with other methods. For many people, adopting a dog helps occupy the mind, create a routine, and provide much needed affection for getting through mental health problems.
Good morning to you! I hope you are having a great day no matter what time you are reading this. Business has been very busy lately and I have you to thank for that! In our last blog I talked about how we were leaving Riley with a friend for a long weekend while we were on a trip. Well it turned out that Riley was a very good boy while we were gone. The temperature in Pennsylvania was in the below zero so they spent time inside playing with Rye’s toys and staying warm. Riley did manage to break out of his crate while Kyle was gone for just a few hours. What a crazy boy! Here is a picture of the Riley-sized hole he created in his soft crate.
Do you see the white thread on the left side of his door? That is where we patched a hole many years ago after Riley scratched through it the first time. Being able to sew when you own a dog sure comes in handy!
Good morning Coddled Crew! I hope you had a relaxing weekend full of good times. I know I sure did. Paul, Riley, and I did a photo shoot to show off how fashionable our Business Bags can be! Check out some of the results on our home page. We had a lot of fun and I think the photos came out great. We are starting to post some of them on Pinterest so make sure to pin us if you use Pinterest!
Today I want to talk about a certain situation that comes up often when I am around coworkers or friends who have kids. This may be more relatable for those of you who don't have kids. Let me just run through an example of the conversation.
Recently my older brother, Pat, told me that he is getting a new dog. I am so excited for him! I secretly pride myself in knowing many breeds of dogs, however, the kind he is getting is one I’ve never heard of! He is getting a Dogo Argentino/ American Bulldog mix. After thinking about Pat having to train and teach his first puppy, it made me think about my experience training Riley and taking him to class and all that I learned along the way. I am no expert by any means, but I want to share some things that I think you should consider before getting a puppy.
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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