Dog Blog From Emily's Dog Jogger

Find pet care and training tips, as well as humorous posts written by dogs.

Natural DIY Flea Repellent and Skin Rinse

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Are you ready? Of course you are. You are ready learn how to make a natural flea repellent and skin rinse. You will need 6 fresh lemons, a knife, a cutting board, a saucepan, a spray bottle, a large water pitcher and a liquid strainer. WOOHOO! Let's go!!

1. Slice your lemons into a medium sized pieces . 

2. Fill the saucepan about halfway with water and add the lemons. Cook on medium-high until boiling. Let them boil for about 2 or 3 minutes, then turn the temperature down to achieve a low boil.

3. Let your lemons sit in the hot water for about 30 minutes or until cooled.  

3. Place the strainer on the opening of the pitcher, and pour the lemons and water into it.  

4. Remove the strainer, and discard the lemons. Then let liquid in the pitcher cool even more so that it is comfortable to the touch. Now pour the strained lemon water into the spray bottle.

5. Label it, and place it in the fridge .  

Use this water as a spritz right after you bathe furry kiddo. You can leave it on and just tell them dry. This spritz can also be used to relieve rashes and other skin problems your dog may have. In this case, you can rinse them off after you apply it if you would like to.

I used this on my dog Emily for a short while to save money, until I could afford a prescription from her vet. We lived near a wooded area at that time, and she never got fleas! I have also used it on my new dog Graciela who use to battle grass allergies. But after rinsing her with it a couple of times, the rashes cleared up, and never returned!

 

 

The Dog Poo Fairy...

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No matter what you call your pup's bathroom break, when ever you say " Let's go potty," or " Time for tee-tees", he knows that it's time to go outside for a bit. And every pet owner knows that they are expected to pick-up after their furry kiddo whenever they make "stinky deposits." However many people never bother to do so. This is probably why, through the years many companies have invented simple ways to remove doggie waste from lawns. These methods save time and energy, prevent contamination, and reduce the "smelly factor."  Yet we all still have that awfully rude neighbor who insists on leaving their pup's business on your front lawn for all to see. Some people have resorted to purchasing lawn signs to deter this bad behavior. Here are some particularly creative ones...

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Graciela's Dog Dictionary

Hi! I'm Graciela Liana Grimball, but my friends just call me Graciela L.🐶. Thanks for checking out my dictionary. This is a list of words and phrases my dog friends and I put together just for our blog. We listed everyday phrases, then added our own meanings. Got a word or phrase of your own that you want to share? Add it in the comments, and I will add it to the list. Yes, I can write. Along with "sit and stay" classes, my obedience school also offered a "Writing English When You Don't Have Opposable Thumbs" class plus keyboarding and selfie courses, for those of us who might have been considering careers in social media in the future. So I enrolled, and aced them all. 😎 You can visit my dictionary below.

❤ Graciela L. 

  • Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: The proper way to eat "people food."

  • Pee Mail: Messages left in the grass by other dogs.

  • Small Talk: When toddlers have lengthy conversations with the dogs they live with

  • Get Your Act Together: Convince a group of dogs in your house or neighborhood that you should all do bad things together as a team

  • Slow Down: To Purposefully take forever to get into a "down-stay" when told to do so by a human

  • Rain Check:  Sticking only your nose out of the door just before a backyard potty break, to see if it is raining. Then slowly walking backwards into the house if you discover that it is

  • Cut Corners: Frantically, yet carefully dashing through the house to the front door because your mom or dad just got home

  • Hot Food: Any food you took without permission

  • Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: The proper way to eat "people food."

  • Hanging Out : Laying your feet over the side of the bed or couch you are sleeping on. It is also the prefered position used when riding in a car with a window down.

  • Double Bed: When two dogs squeeze into a dog bed meant for a single dog

  • Taking It Easy: Stealing human food when no one is paying attention

  • Keep It Down: Barking while in a crouched position

A letter from "Dooley" the dog

Dear Burger Place,

I would like to thank you for being the place that burgers come from. Why you ask? Well let me share "a short tail" with you. The other day my pet sitter walked into my house holding a yellow item of food which she called a "banana." It looked harmless, and actually quite yummy. "Hi Dooley!," she gleefully shouted. Would you like a piece of this banana?" She made it sound so enticing, that I took a bite. And Whoa, I really regretted it. Bananas are really yucky, so I spent most the day trying to get that eerie scent out of my head. Since I can't talk, all I could do was frantically shake my head and frown. Well, she apparently got the message and left, then  returned with a special "I'm sorry treat." When she opened the door, I could see that she was holding an amazingly delicious burger in her hand, which the light from outside landed on top of creating a kind of food halo. "Would you like a piece of this burger Dooley?" Why yes, yes I would you little "banana pusher." One bite, and I was cured. That banana taste was gone forever. So once again, thank you, thank you, thank you burger place!

Love always,

Dooley The Dog

 

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A Letter from "blaze" the dog

Dear Outside,

You are the best! I love it when you toss random squirrels accross my path as soon as I step into my backyard. That livens up my day. Although I would like to catch one occasionally, just freaking them out and scaring the "morning biscuits" out of them for a brief moment, also works. You are the greatest. Keep up the awesome work. Peace. 😎Blaze 

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a letter from "bella" the dog

Dear people who read this blog,

Hello darlings, I'm Bella. I'd like to share a word with you, literally. The word is "Pee-mail."

Now, let me drop some doggie knowledge on you. Pee Mail is what we dogs are checking when we stop and sniff the grass while we are on our walks. Just so ya know.

FYI: Pee Mail is now in our  "Dog Dictionary."

Oh!  And you are welcome.

Hugs & Pretty Kisses,

Bella The Dog

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a letter from "andy" the dog

Dear Angry Cat,

Why are you so mad? Did a neighborhood rodent tick you off? Did another cat throw you into the rumor mill? I don't know why you are so upset all the time, but that is really not a good way to be. The way you fly into the air, hiss and frantically growl evertime I see you is unacceptable behavior. Chill out and relax, and realize that the world is not against you. Believe me, everything will be ok.

Ok fine. Maybe if I stopped trying to snatch you off of the curb and shake you around every time I see you, you would be nicer.

See you soon. Love, Andy

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a letter from "talley" the dog

Dear Dog Food,

 When we first met I thought your were pretty good. Now that time has passed, regretfully, I now think you are just, ok. It's just that you're a bit plane, and kind of "everyday." I do know that you are a loner, and that you like it that way, but I think I would feel better about you if you got yourself some friends. May I suggest that you get together with some bacon and gravy, and maybe some warm cheese?  Wow. Delicious! My taste buds are putting on a reenactment of a dance scene from Saturday Night Fever right now as I think about that combo. I really hope you all get together soon. Can't wait to see you guys! 💕Tally The Dog

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B-Ball With Bowie the Dog

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Dear Mom & Dad,

Today I had to explain to my pet sitter HOW I ROLL.

The Sitter: Bowie, I thought you said you could play b-ball?

Bowie: I can. Like. A. Boss.

The Sitter: Let's see!

Bowie: Sure, but I plan on taking my 20 second timeout for the rest of the afternoon.😎

Travis the dog's Confession Letter

Dear Sleep,

How I love being with you, and greatly miss you while you are away. I know we are only apart at breakfast, dinner, and while I am on a walk, but I am still missing you then.
I hope to see you soon, because being with you is so relaxing.
You are awesome! And so talented. I don't know anyone as creative as you, with all of your original dreams. Although, I could do without the crazy cat nightmares.

Sincerely,

Travis The Dog

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Dogs Dooley & Lola think Fetch is Weird

Dear mom,

We think fetch is weird, so while our pet sitter visited us today, we played "Ingnore the ball," Wooo hoo!  We think this is one of the BEST. SPORTS. EVER.😀 We could play it for hours. It's only 2nd to the world's most famous sport of all time, "Eat way too much, then go to sleep in front of the tv." 😂 

New Puppy Tip #1 : Before they come home...

 

1. Carve out some time to prepare for, and get adjusted to your new pet. 

Although dogs are amazingly adorable, they are A LOT of work. Make sure that you , or the person receiving the pup is aware that he will be joining the family. They will need to make time during the day to potty train, walk and play with their new furry kiddo. They will also need time to chose the veterinarian they feel most comfortable with etc. 

2. Create a schedule for playtime and exercise.

After working with dogs daily for the past 4 years, I cannot stress enough how important exercise is to the health and well being of your dog. A well exercised pup is much more cooperative, and much less destructive than one that doesn't get out much.

3. Choose a quality pet food.

Cheaper pet foods are often made with harmful low quality ingredients. If fed for a long period of time, they may actually shorten your their life span. You don't have to feed your new pup the most expensive food out there, but you should definitely do some research. Start with choosing a grain-free food and go from there.

The Dog Poo Fairy...

No matter what you call your pup's bathroom break, when ever you say " Let's go potty," or " Time for tee-tees", he knows that it's time to go outside for a bit. And every pet owner knows that they are expected to pick-up after their furry kiddo whenever they make "stinky deposits." However many people never bother to do so. This is probably why, through the years many companies have invented simple ways to remove doggie waste from lawns. These methods save time and energy, prevent contamination, and reduce the "smelly factor."  Yet we all still have that awfully rude neighbor who insists on leaving their pup's business on your front lawn for all to see. Some people have resorted to purchasing lawn signs to deter this bad behavior. Here are some particularly creative ones...

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Three Ways to Exercise Your Dog Without Exhausting Yourself

Many unwanted doggie behaviors stem from the lack of, or not enough exercise. Some of these behaviors include destroying furniture, excessive barking and separation anxiety. 

This may sound scary, but there is no need to panic. Here are four ways to curb your pooch's appetite for bad behavior.

1. Use a Doggie Backpack. You can lightly pack it with small items you will be taking on your walk/hike, such as back up poo bags and water. Your dog will appreciate being given some responsibility, and it will cause him to focus on something other than random squirrels and other dogs.

2.  Teach him how to walk on a treadmill. This will allow him to get a great workout, while you catch up on some t.v. time. Since treadmill training can be tedious, we suggest you call in an expert. Many dog trainers will teach your pup how to handle the treadmill with ease. 

3. Hire a dog walker. Dog walkers and pet sitters will gladly drop by and take your dog for a walk or run. Not only will this give you a few moments of quiet time, but it will also give him the chance to burn off some energy, and return to you calm and relaxed.

Below : Our client Jake is learning to walk on a treadmill with Stephanie Garza from https://puppupandawaysa.com  

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