Recently I started dog sitting for my friend who is a truck driver. He goes out of town for typically 5 or 6 days at a time so he needs someone to watch his dog, Darla, during the week. Also, I renamed her Darla Mae, because that’s how I roll. Anyway, Daisy had gotten used to being the dog of the house for a few months so she and Darla Mae had a few growing pains at first, But now they get along quite well. And part of that process, of course, was to make the new dog, Darla Mae, feel welcome in our home, while also making sure that Daisy didn’t feel left out.
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I want Darla Mae to feel as comfortable in my home as Daisy does. I let Daisy sit on my couch and she sleeps in the bed with me, and so does Darla Mae. I have a king size bed and it’s the perfect size for me and the two fluffy butts.
I’m sure all of you dog owners know that dogs will be dogs. That means that they occasionally have accidents. I consider this just part of having a dog. So, it doesn’t bother me. I just clean it up and go on with my day. Daisy is very small and I have always had her use puppy pads. Darla Mae, on the other hand, has always been walked outside, so we are continuing with that. When I first started keeping Darla Maw, she would have the occasional accident. But I just don’t believe in punishing a dog for doing what nature intends.
Instead, I like to reward my dogs with treats when they do their business correctly and act like they have manners. Granted, I don’t always give them treats when they do something that deserves being rewarded. Sometimes I clap and say, “YAY!” Daisy, especially, loves that! She wags her tail and jumps around doing circles in excitement. But I definitely am a fan of rewarding good behavior. In particular, both dogs love Vita Bone® Artisan Inspired® biscuits.
Vita Bone Artisan Inspired biscuits really indulge your dogs senses because they are made with real meat, fruit and veggies. Smell them for yourself and you will be able to tell. And so can your dog. Darla Mae loves to quickly snarf hers down and hope that she can convince you to give her another treat with that cute little face. Admittedly, I am a sucker for a cute, fluff ball, so it does occasionally work. Daisy, on the other hand, loves to prance around in circles with hers hanging out of her mouth. Then she goes and hides it. Unfortunately for packrat Daisy, Darla Mae often finds Daisy’s hidden treat and snarfs it down, too. It’s quite an amusing game of hide and seek.
Vita Bone Artisan Inspired biscuits are sourced and made in America and you can pick them up nationwide at Walmart, walmart.com and select grocery stores. They contain no corn, no soy and no by-products. I love this because Daisy is very sensitive to corn and certain other products often found in both dog food and treats so we have to be very careful with what we feed her. Finding treats that she could enjoy hasn’t always been easy. I’m really glad that these are now available and that she loves them. She really is a sweet dog. She deserves treats, too.