Dog Behavior and Nature

Dr. Kim’s views on dog behavior and nature


Observing Nature

Observing Nature


Posted By on Sep 16, 2018

A couple of mornings ago I found both of these almost next to one another. The feather is from a little sand owl who has her nest in a mesa cleft we walk past each morning. She flew off with her meal (mouse or squirrel) as we came upon her and left a feather in the process. 🦅 I don’t know what the other is but it matched the feather and feels like a sand dollar in texture. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m sharing because I find things out here on our desert...

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Shaving Your Dog’s Fur

Shaving Your Dog’s Fur


Posted By on Aug 19, 2018

I know a lot of people shave down their dogs in summer that have heavy coats. Did you know that coat provides insulation both against the heat as well as the cold? I’m sharing this a little late in the summer, but it holds just as true for winter as far as a matted coat is concerned. Dogs NEED their coats just as they are so please take heed on this for their sakes. Groomers often don’t have a choice but to shave down the...

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American Bully PULLER Action!

American Bully PULLER Action!


Posted By on Aug 12, 2018

Recently I was asked by the creators of the Puller dog toy if I would review this toy for them – as in get some Puller action from my American Bully. So they sent me a couple of them to test out King. King’s breed LOVES this type of play especially since they were designed to do this very thing. My female Schatzie (Carolina Dog) isn’t a bit interested lol but she gets tail waggin’ happy when she watches us play...

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Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog

Happy CALM 4th For Your Dog


Posted By on Jul 4, 2018

Today is THAT holiday that can really cause some fear in dogs. Here are a couple of graphics that can help you keep your dog happy and calm for the 4th. I have used the YL oils since 2004 so I trust them and have had really great results with them. I prefer to pet along the spine and avoid the ears (behind the ears I have done and behind the paws as well as this post suggests). Here is a video on calming oils I did a couple of years...

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The Consummate Aging Predator

The Consummate Aging Predator


Posted By on Jul 3, 2018

Schatzie the Carolina Dog – the consummate aging predator 😂🐕she’s just strolling on home from our daily walk honoring the health law of exercise. She does this the closer to home we get and she doesn’t like me filming or photographing her anymore 💖…in the photo in the comments is one of the now nine wild rabbits that wait for us to get home because my husband feeds them. We’re in extreme drought so he feeds them. When I...

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The Howling Game, Pt2

The Howling Game, Pt2


Posted By on Apr 16, 2018

This is the Howling Game (on video this time) that King and I do all the time. I had to stealth videotape because if he sees it he’ll stop lol. So sadly it is facing sideways. Sometimes this game can last five (5) minutes or longer. The more in depth and varied my howls are, the more his are too. King also won’t do this game if my husband is home or if he thinks my husband is in the house. He is Donnie’s sidekick but he...

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