Sarah Hodgson

Dressing up Fido


Now that the weather has turned cool, I’m starting to plan the holiday photo shoot. We’ve added several pets to the family pack since last year, so I see great potential. Several of my suggestions – all of us gathered around the dog sled wearing fake antlers and dressing up as shepherds and sheep – have been met with skepticism from the two-legged pack members. My practical husband likes the traditional in-front-of-the-tree portrait, and my son thinks we should drape ourselves with multi-colored flashing lights. But my daughter and me? We’re pet dressers to the core.

Training day


Can dog school be fun? Absolutely, if you find the right school. Since your pup really has one shot at learning, take some time and find the right setting for both of you to learn.

Sex doesn’t matter


By Sarah Hodgson When I conduct a pre-puppy consultation, one of the most common questions is about sex: Which is better? Whether you’re considering…