Yes, I Bribe My Dog. What About You?

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I couldn’t help but laugh

Yes, I admit, I bribe my dog.  I have committed the cardinal sin in the dog training world.  Cesar Milan and Victoria Stilwell would be appalled at my behavior.  I don’t even want to think of the scolding I would get for reinforcing bad behavior in  my dog, Baylie.  I have no excuse  for rewarding Baylie for bad behavior other than I am old, and I just don’t feel like running through the house chasing Baylie with the lid to the margarine container she just stole from the kitchen countertop.  Trust me, it’s easier to shout, “treat” accompanied by the rattling of the treat jar to stop the sprint.  Recently, I put into play a little reverse psychology.  The less interest I show in retrieving an object,  the less interested Baylie is to run with it or guard it. I just let her lose  interest on her terms.  Smart, huh?  Plus, I have to admit, it can be quite entertaining at times just seeing what she will get into next.

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Baylie’s 2013 Montage of Selfies

Barks, love and lots of kisses to all who followed my journey in 2013!

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy 2014 filled with joy and love.  May all your dreams and aspirations come true. 

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”   ―     Karen Davison

Happy New Year!

May each new day bring you new joys and hopes for a wonderful 2014!
Baylie Dog, Smoki and family

 

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PawGanics™ Review and Giveaway

Congratulations, Britney D. – The Winner of the PawGanics Giveaway! 

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We hear the words “green”, “organic” and “natural” a lot these days but what does it all really mean? Do we have to be a chemist to clean our home in a safe, natural, non-toxic way? The answer is no.  We just need a bit of information to help us out!

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Enter to Win a $50 Petsmart Gift Card Bundle From Baylie Dog

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Baylie Dog here. The holidays are special in my house.  Not only is it a time to pause and give thanks for the blessings of the past year, we celebrate my birthday in the month of December!

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Remember, if it is too cold for you, it is too cold for your pet

bayliescarfBaby it’s cold outside and cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Dogs and cats can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia when left in the extreme cold for a prolonged period.  Some owners will leave their animals outside for extended periods of time thinking that all animals are adapted to live outdoors. This can put their pets in danger of serious illness. There are things you can do to keep your animal warm and safe.
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  • Take your animals for a winter check-up before winter kicks in. Your veterinarian can check to make sure they don’t have any medical problems that will make them more vulnerable to the cold.
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Zuke’s #FueltheLove Blog Hop and Giveaway Begins Now!

 

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Just as we promised, it’s time!  Zuke’s #FueltheLove blog hop, hosted by Event Barkers, is on!  What is a blog hop, you ask? For the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing Baylie Dog and over 30 other bloggers come together to sponsor some pretty awesome giveaways. We will share news about Zuke’s Performance Pet Nutrition;  their Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCFund), eco-friendly practices from the air we breathe to the packaging of their products, and much more!  For Zuke’s, sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint  while promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle for your pet are second nature.
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Voluntary Recall of Pet Treats by Bailey’s Choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 4, 2013 – Bailey’s Choice LLC. in Waleska, GA is recalling its 5 oz. packages of chicken treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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Zuke’s Helps Pet Owners Fight Cancer in Dogs, Cats – #FueltheLove – You Can Help Without Spending a Dime

Sadly, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs and cats. The National Canine Cancer Foundation has set aside the entire month of November to educate pet parents about the causes, effects, and treatments of this terrible disease.

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