Archive for the ‘Kids and Dogs’ Category

Shout Out of the Day – What’s Up Dads

June 18, 2010

Ok, I admit it, I’m a just bit biased because it’s about me, but I love this week’s article by Lisa Begin-Kruysman! It’s a Father’s Day piece about being a Dad to kids and dogs.  Thank you, Lisa, for being an enthusiastic fan of The Real Deal on Dogs. Everyone, check out Lisa’s Blog on Her Book About National Dog Week and this week’s article: NYC Dog Trainer knows “the real deal” on how a Family Dog can influence the Fathers of the Future.

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A Dad’s Dream

April 22, 2010

If you are a father and a dog parent, it doesn’t get any better than this.  I love how my son, Isaac, is enjoying the food puzzle toy as much as my dog, Hazel, does.  Even better, I love that Hazel is being patient, respectful of Isaac’s space, and totally NON-possessive.  After all, this is her breakfast, and he did pick it up off the floor where she had it first.  You could understand if she tried to be a little more controlling in such a situation.  But she’s super chill.

Hazel is 8-months-old and I just adopted her from a shelter last week.  So I wasn’t the one who raised her during early puppyhood.  But, I’m SO THANKFUL to the family that did.  All I know is they had kids.  I’m willing to bet that the lovely scene in the video is a result of positive social experiences with children when Hazel was very, very young.

The tag-team breakfast game went on for a while, with Isaac intermittently shaking the toy and picking up kibble to feed Hazel.  It was a beautiful, peaceful, joyful interaction.  My first time as a dad experiencing kids and dogs in this way.  Wow.  Made my day.

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