Author Archive | Gayle Ballinger

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License Your Dog

If you live in King County, or any other county in the state of Washington, it is mandatory to license your dog. Whether your dog is an inside or outside dog, or you live in the country or in the city, it doesn’t matter…your dog must be licensed.

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Fleas on Your Dog

Spring is on the way! What a wonderful time of year…flowers are blooming, the sun is coming out more often and the air is warming up.

Unfortunately there is one drawback to the beautiful weather…the appearance of fleas. Just thinking about it gives most people the “creepy crawlies”!
But wait, spring is over and my dog still has fleas!

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Unwanted Dog Behavior

Dogs are a lot like humans in the fact that no matter how “good” we/they are, there will be times when we misbehave and do something wrong. Here is where the similarity ends…we can change our own unwanted behaviors, but our dogs won’t know or be able to change theirs without our help.

Given the fact that our dogs want…

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Pup Head Training

If you have a dog that is trained to go potty outside only, there are many options for you to choose from when deciding what to do onboard a boat.

My preferred option for giving your pup a place to go that will seem natural and meet your sanitation needs is the Pup Head™ by Pup Gear, available at www.YachtDogs.org.

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Dogs on Boats

The slapping water against the hull of your boat, as you rock back and forth in the bay, lulls your mind to a quiet, peaceful place. You’ve anchored down for the night, the kids are all snuggled safely in their bunks and your spouse is snoring softly beside you.

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