Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

Dogs have great memories when it suits them. Many of them are associated with food. Did you ever notice how our dogs just know where all the goodies are located? They never forget. I’m not just referring to the treat jar at home but all the treat jars in the neighborhood. If the dog received the treat from one kindly person, they’ll remember, and when out for a walk may want to take the route that leads to the reward.

Category: Fun

Don’t know about you, but we love spending time with our dogs. As such, we are always looking for activities that we can share with our dogs. Why does this matter? Why should we look for ways to spend time with our dogs?

Category: Fun

Did you know that aqua therapy was first used with horses and racing greyhounds? These animals are constantly exposed to the jarring effects of gravity and hard surfaces, consistently putting extra stress on their bones and joints, causing possible injury. Because of the effectiveness of aqua therapy for these animals, warm water therapy is now routinely recommended by veterinarians and has become a popular form of therapy in many rehabilitation centers throughout the US.

It’s another new year again and as we go about making resolutions for how we can improve during the year, I’d like us to include ways we can help our 4-legged friends! So here yet again, is a list of suggestions for ways to improve the lives of our dogs.

Love this video! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Category: Fun

One of the biggest issues we as dog owners have is keeping our dogs busy enough so they don’t get into trouble. If you exercise your dog’s mind and body, destructive behavior can be avoided.

I took my dog Beau to the groomer this morning and began to wonder what our dogs think about when we take them to get fully manicured and/or when we outfit them in the latest couture. They are dogs, they probably don’t really care. Do you think they look in the mirror, prance around and admire themselves? I don’t think so! It’s really for us, their owners. We want them to look cute – for most of us, they’re our children.

Category: Fun, Relationships

I read a great article in the Orlando Sentinel the other day entitled “The incredibly growing pet.” The article focused on the epidemic of fat pets in the United States. According to a recent survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half the dogs and cats in the US are overweight or obese. And many people often don’t recognize the fact that their pet is overweight. While there are medical reasons why a pet can become overweight, the article noted the reason often given by owners with overweight dogs – it’s because we love them so much that we feed them all the time!

The holiday season is all about family and friends, including our 4-legged friends. We want our dogs to be part of the festivities, but we also need to make sure they stay safe and stress free. According to many vets, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of the year for pets. Here are some important guidelines and tips to think about this holiday season.

Can you tell when your dog is frightened or fearful? Do you know how to read his body language, stress signals and calming/cutoff signals he exhibits when anxious or scared?