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Ashley Brevik

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Rescue Story: Siblings for Life

Rescuing a dog from an uncertain fate is admirable. Cassie, did this for both her dogs. The more rescue pups the more reward and love, right? Right. Bear and Koda are two mild tempered rescue pups who not only found forever homes, but found a best friend in each other. We talked to Bear and Koda’s mom about her choice to rescue not one, but two sweet pups. What do you know about their pasts? Bear was one of an unwanted litter of puppies in South Carolina. The owners gave some dogs away for free, and the ones that weren’t taken were…

Toys to Keep Dogs Busy

We would love to spend all day entertaining our dogs, but that isn’t always the reality. Dogs crave stimulation and at times require more energy than we have available. Luckily, there are toys to keep dogs busy, so they don’t miss out on the mental stimulation they need. Keeping your dog busy can keep them out of trouble. Many toys also have learning properties that can teach your dog patterns and activities. Bored dogs turn into naughty dogs and when you’re not available to provide their needed entertainment, they’ll keep themselves busy doing something you’ve definitely told them not to…

Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show those close to you how much you love them. That could include making them dinner, taking them on a fancy trip or buying them the perfect gift. You may have everything already planned for your human companions, but do you have the perfect treat for your furry friend? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with this no-bake treat recipe! Your pup will feel the love with ingredients that are good for them and delicious. Valentine's Day Treats silicon heart molds1 pint greek yogurt1 cup creamy peanut butter1 banana Mix together the…

Rescue Story: Sweet Like Sugar

Anyone who knows pit bulls, understands they can be the sweetest breed of dogs. This fact makes “Sugar” a fitting name for this rescue pit. After their first meeting, Sugar’s mom, Maria, knew that she could give her a better future and ensure that she’d live up to her name. Sugar’s past Sugar was in a questionable living situation when I adopted her at six-weeks-old. In the hands of backyard breeders, she was already taken away from her mother. Sugar was living outside, in boxes during cold Colorado Fall nights. I responded to a post from the “breeders” on a local Facebook…

DIY Salmon Dog Treats for Training

Our dogs show us love with sweet kisses, and we often show it back by giving them one of their favorite treats. In the case of training, however, our dog does something good and we reward with a treat to enforce the behavior. In recent studies, using food as a motivator has been proven to increase response time in dogs. This particular study found that food shortened the length of time taken to complete the response to the command. However, this difference occurred only in the early training phase and not later in the process. So, once your dog learns…