Keepin Up With Val

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I guess this is going to happen to someone if they break in? Val is just practicing!

The Doberman’s qualities of intelligence, trainability and courage have made him capable of performing many different roles, from police or military dog to family protector and friend. The ideal Doberman is energetic, watchful, determined, alert and obedient, never shy or vicious. That temperament and relationship with people only occurs when the Doberman lives closely with his family so that he can build that bond of love...

are we there yet?

Though it may seem logical to leave a prong collar, choke chain, gentle leader or harness on a dog — after all, that's where you attach the leash, right? — it's a bad idea. The neck and shoulders are where most dogs aim their nips and nibbles during play. Having metal contraptions where another dog is roughly shoving its mouth is inviting broken teeth, broken jaws, broken paws and legs, and potentially a huge dog fight.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


I just had to share this . Too funny! This is Val's favorite monkey! I've been pretending that the monkey is talking to Valand I have asked Val to give me your paw and she gave the monkey her Paw then I asked give me hi five and she gave the monkey hi five then I asked give me a kiss and she gave the monkey a kiss on his big lips! so cute!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Here's to a Safe Thanksgiving


As you enjoy your holiday feast with friends and family, you may think about giving thanks to your canine companion by sharing some yummy "people food" with him. But before you slip him some food under the table, remember this: Many of your favorite festive foods—which are often rich and fatty—can make your pooch quite ill. To help keep your pet healthy during this joyous time of year, follow the advice in this holiday safety checklist: Move food to a place where pets can't reach it. If your hungry dog knows there’s a yummy meal on the countertop, sideboard, or table, he may be tempted to reach it, no matter how challenging the upward journey may be. Don't feed your dog poultry bones. You may enjoy nibbling on bones, but they can splinter and get stuck in your dog’s esophagus, stomach, or intestines. Keep a lid on your garbage can. With their super-sensitive sense of smell, dogs can easily sniff out mouth-watering tidbits of discarded food. To help them resist temptation, use a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid. Beware of chocolate. Consumed in large-enough quantities, this favorite human treat can be fatal to dogs! And remember, there always seems to be plenty of chocolate around during the holiday season! Print Free Coupons Keep an eye on your dog as guests enter and leave your home. Some dogs love to bolt out of the door when it opens, so you may want to consider moving your dog to a quieter part of the house when guests arrive and leave. Give your dog a fun chew toy. When it’s time to sit down to dinner, distract your dog by giving him a chew toy. As he enjoys chewing away, you and your guests can concentrate on the delicious meal you prepared. Speaking of meals… Feed your dog his favorite meal. This will keep his belly full and his taste buds satisfied. Since this is turkey season, we suggestCESAR HOME DELIGHTS Turkey, Green Beans & Potatoes Dinner Dog Food Trays 3.5 oz. (Pack of 24) .

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Amazing Love!

The amount of love this dog gives out is amazing ! Have to share this story with you! Our lil Neighbor lamont hadn't seen Val in over 2 weeks because we have not been home for him to come over and play with Val.. Well, he seen us walking Val last night and came Around the bend so fast off his bike ! Threw his arms up in the air racing down the street toward us yelling "Val!!! I missed you!!!" Ran to her and let her lick him up !! Was so cute! And so touching ..how a dog with so much love can give that affect on some people ..she's a sweetheart!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring Cleaning Time with Your Dog & Cats in mind

Val enjoying the SUN on her coat!

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets—or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend. a few seasonal tips that will help prevent mishaps or misfortunes. Easter Treats and Decorative decor Keep Easter lilies and candy bunnies in check—chocolate goodies are toxic to cats, dogs and ferrets, and lilies can be fatal if ingested by our furry friends. Buckle Up! While every pet parent knows dogs love to feel the wind on their furry faces, allowing them to ride in the bed of pick-up trucks or stick their heads out of moving-car windows is dangerous. Flying debris and insects can cause inner ear or eye injuries and lung infections, and abrupt stops or turns can cause major injury, or worse! Pets in cars should always be secured in a crate or wearing a Seat Belt Harness designed especially for them. Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition in many households, but be sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of your pets’ way! Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets. The key to using them safely is to read and follow label directions for proper use and storage. Home Improvement 101 Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or chemical burns. Carefully read all labels to see if the product is safe to use around your furry friends. Also, be cautious of physical hazards, including nails, staples, insulation, blades and power tools. It may be wise to confine your dog or cat to a designated pet-friendly room during home improvement projects. Let Your Garden Grow—With Care Pet parents, take care—fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides keep our PlantS and lawns healthy and green, but their ingredients aren’t meant for four-legged consumption and can be fatal if your pet ingests them. Always store these poisonous products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully. Poisonous Plants Time to let your garden grow! But beware, many popular springtime plants—including Easter lilies, rhododendron and azaleas—are highly toxic to pets and can easily prove fatal if eaten. Out and About Warmer weather means more trips to the park, longer walks and more chances for your pet to wander off! Make sure your dog or cat has a microchip for identification and wears a tag imprinted with your home address, cellphone and any other relevant contact information. Canines should wear flat (never choke!) collars, please. If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. I’d love to have you follow me on:www.facebook.com/floridadobermanpincherclub