Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

What do you think is the best gift you can give your pet?
Could it be your love? Or your time? Those are definitely important, but I
think the best gift we can give our beloved pet companions is the gift of

Category: Relationships

When exercising your puppy or young dog, you need to be aware of how much exercise he is getting at one time.

Category: Exercise, Puppies

What is it about the belly rub? Whenever I try to pet my dog Yankee, he immediately rolls over and wants a belly rub. Why is that? Do all dogs want belly rubs? Why does it feel so good? When I scratch his belly in just the right way, Yankee will fall asleep. If I don’t do it just right, it sends his back leg into motion, trying to scratch away at what seems to be tickling him.

Category: Fun
Category: At Rocky's Retreat

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