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Strength and Flexibility Therapy for an Agility Dog

In the last 9 months or so, we’ve seen a couple things in Clover’s body that we wanted to address right away. We’re doing physical therapy or canine rehabilitation (under the direction of our rehab / chiropractic veterinarian) to build Clover’s strength and flexibility to prevent injuries while she is playing agility. Check out the video of our current preventive therapy work. We’re calling it “pre-habilitation.” Continue reading

2016 Purina Better With Pets Summit #LetsLiveBig

Earlier this week, I attended my second Purina Better with Pets Summit. I’ve been invited all 4 years, but the first year I couldn’t go because Lilly was so sick, and last year, I didn’t go because we had just unexpectedly adopted Tori, and I didn’t want to leave Tom home alone with 2 border collie puppies and a geriatric Ginko.

My thanks to Nestle Purina for the invitation and for covering my travel expenses. This is a sponsored post for which I’m being paid. All decisions about what to say and how to say it are mine.

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Herding Instinct Test

Over the holiday weekend, I drove Clover 195 miles round-trip to do another herding instinct test. We tested her the first time in June 2015, just after she turned 1. This time — maybe thanks to more maturity — it went quite a bit better in several ways. The raw video file added up to 1.5 GB. Yikes! So, I edited it down to a few highlights. Continue reading

Purina Pro Plan and Dognition Giveaway #PurinaPartner

As part of being a #PurinaPartner, Champion of My Heart is thrilled to share the news about a partnership between Purina Pro Plan and Dognition. Plus, we have the chance to do 5 giveaways so that some of you can try out a Dognition Assessment with your dog. These science-based games reveal the unique way each dog sees the world, and if you win (or buy a special bag of Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND), you can try the games for FREE. Details just ahead.

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Happy Birthday Tribute Video – Tori Turns 1

I’m not sure if I can keep up this tradition of making tribute videos for the puppy-girl’s birthdays for all the years to come, but here is the latest video that celebrates Tori’s first birthday. When we adopted her in September 2015, we counted back 12 weeks (a guess on her age) and picked a date — July 1 — as her birthday. What’s great about that is that we’ll always be able to extend her birthday fuss into the Independence Day holiday. We do the same thing with Clover’s birthday since it always fall close to Memorial Day.

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Tips for Living in a Tiny House With Dogs

Today is publication day for a book called Living Large in Our Little House: Thriving in 480-Square Feet With Six Dogs, a Husband and One Remote — Plus More Stories of How You Can Too (Reader’s Digest Books). It’s written by my dear friend and colleague Kerri Fivecoat Campbell. She really does live in a TINY house in the mountains of Arkansas with several dogs. Because I’m sure you’re as curious as I am about how exactly that works, I asked Kerri for some tips on living in a tiny house with dogs.

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