Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

Studies have shown that males are predominately left pawed and females right-pawed. Those that are neither (ambidextrous) have been shown to exhibit noise phobias. Those that exhibit paw preferences seem to be less reactive to disturbances as they can transfer their attention to other things more successfully.

Category: Fun

We’re very excited that construction has finally begun on our health and fitness center!

Category: At Rocky's Retreat

What a great day we had on Sunday at the 8th Annual Doggie Art Festival in Winter Park!

Category: Fun
Category: At Rocky's Retreat

What a beautiful weekend it was in central Florida!

Category: At Rocky's Retreat

Is your dog overweight? Did you know that if your dog is 30% above his normal weight, he is considered obese? Do you realize that by allowing your dog to become overweight, he may be facing serious health issues? Like people, extra pounds put additional stress on every organ in the body and the consequences can manifest in sickness and in worst case death

…when you’re happy, sad, angry, excited, upset, not feeling well, pensive – all the emotions we can elicit. As guardians, we’ve become more in-tune with our dogs’ feelings and subsequently they are more in-tune to ours. Our dogs will react based on our feelings and emotions and learn behaviors based on our actions. So be good! It’s been said that dogs are manifestations of their owners, you and me. They tend to take on our personalities, energy, and sometimes even our physique.

Category: Relationships
Category: Health Management
Category: Massage

It rained this morning, and as I tried to get Beau out for his morning walk, I started thinking. What is it about rain that dogs hate? Mind you, not all dogs hate it, but most of the people I’ve spoken to have the same comment that their dog just won’t go out when it’s raining. It takes some hearty encouragement and a match of wits to get them to go out even for a few minutes to pee, let alone take a walk.