Walter’s Corner

Thank you for checking out my blog! There are a lot of books, articles and online resources available to prospective dog owners and they all have one thing in common: They are written by people. But what about the perspective from the other end of the leash? I’ll address issues like potty training, what products to buy for your dog …

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Max: Movie Review

Max is the best movie I’ve seen this year (Editor’s note: Walter only watches dog movies).  Max, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog (MWD), steals the screen from his 2-legged co-stars (ok, I’m biased).  I recommend this movie for any dog lover, but with a few caveats… First, it’s rated PG and clearly intended for a younger pre-teen audience.  …

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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This is Ruby, a Cavalier King Charles and my friend from our local dog park.  I always get excited when we get to the park and I see Ruby there because I know I’ll have somebody to play with. She’s got a great personality and loves to play.  She’s also a favorite amongst the humans in the park too.  When …

The KLM Beagle

This one is short and sweet. A friend of mine from the dog park sent me this video about his cousin who works for KLM Airlines in the Netherlands. I know a lot of dogs that perform service roles, but this is outstanding! Enjoy.  

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Children and the Benefits of Dog Ownership

The benefits of pet ownership to childhood development are well documented. There are a plethora of articles in-print and online that detail how interacting with a pet benefits children physically, emotionally and socially, as well as teaching them values like responsibility and empathy. I thought I’d share a couple of examples from my point of view. Responsibility: I get up …