Are you raising puggles?

Whether its puggles, retrievers, rottweilers, or chihuahuas, everyone can testify that raising puppies is not easy. My blog is here to help you feel more at home when raising your crazy puppies!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Puggle Preston Little Grocery Helper

Dogs 101: Puggles

We are puggles and we love each other!

Treat time

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.  ~Phil Pastoret

This quote is super cute and true. I have Ronnie in intermediate dog training at PetSmart and Mabee is in beginner training, even though she's older. They have been doing pretty well, but I definitely need to practice with them more.  Of course they do amazing when they know treats are involved. One night I was giving them both treats after having them Sit & Stay, they both knew how much the other one received and it was definitely a challenge to keep them happy. I'm only doing training separately from now on. They're too crazy. Ronnie is the super crazy one who jumps in Mabee's face and tries to get every treat I give to Mabee. Poor girl.

I love the bikes!

I am loving riding my bike with these puggles. It is a lifesaver. If you ever have trouble exercising your dog especially your puggle! Get a bike.

I am in love.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


We had a few vacations and a few weeks of crazy work. Now things have settled down. However just as usual the puggles are still crazy as ever.

Ronnie healed super well from her spay surgery and graduated from PetSmart Puppy Training with a breeze. 

When we're off on vacation we choose two options for our pups. We either board them at the PetSmart pets hotel or my dad stays here at the house with them. They love both. They absolutely love PetSmart PetsHotel and Doggie Day Camp. They love ALL their friends at camp and they are usually the life of the party. They love being with my dad because he gives them treats non-stop and lets them do pretty much whatever they want. Either way they're in good hands and they have a blast.

Ever since Maybelline was a puppy I had a hard time finding the time to walk her. Now that we have Ronnie it's even harder because they fight the whole time. Not to mention the fact that they both NEED & CRAVE to go faster than my two feet can walk. So, I decided that it's finally time to invest in bikes. Saturday afternoon was a fun-filled day of bike shopping. We decided Costco would be the best bet because they have decent bikes and the ones we bought were only $199.99. Right when we got home we adjusted our newly purchased bikes. Right away I let Maybelline and Ronnie take turns testing them out. Of course I took the older one (Maybelline) because she is older. DUH! She had a blast. I could tell right away that her and the bike were a perfect match. She knew she needed to be cautious and she knew how far away to stay from the bike as I rode. I was able to ride pretty fast after a few minutes. She kept up great and she had the look of joy on her mug. Ronnie on the other hand had a little difficulty realizing that the bike, IS DANGEROUS! She immediately wanted to lick the tires and run towards the tires. She thought it was fun to bounce in front of the bike as I rode. I finally got a good enough grip on the leash so that she really had no choice but to stay on my right. However, she still tried to chew the pedals. After a little while, she caught on and she was running just fine. Bikes=Successful Purchase!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ronnie is Healing Well

Little Ronnie had her spay surgery 1 week ago from today. She is healing well and I finally took her cone off on Monday morning. I was able to take Maybelline and Ronnie to the dog park every day since Saturday so they've been completely calmer than usual. I have made a commitment to take them to the dog park every morning. They love it and it really helps to keep them calm throughout the day. Of course I have to walk them too. I am letting you know Ronnie is healing well because I think it's important every dog gets fixed.

Ronnie's surgery went really well and we had no issues. We have the Banfield Wellness Plans so both our dogs receive awesome preventative care through Banfield at PetSmart. The cost is about $30 each and its totally worth it. I pay about $360 per year for each dog which can be racked up in just one visit to the vet.