Daily Life

Articles about Daily Life

Acid Urine 31 March 2016
by Karen Laubach

Dead grass circles on lawns that result from dog urine can be prevented in several ways; either by additives to the dog food or to the lawn.

Cleaning Up Canine Messes 31 March 2016
by Mara Bovsun

Cleaning Up Canine Messes. Experts offer solutions for some common household disasters.

Come Fly With Me 31 March 2016
by Randy A. Hayes

The following information on how to best fly with or ship your Kerry Blue Terrier is summarized from the KBL newslist of August 4, 5 and 6, 2002. It is based on the advice of both veteran and novice shippers/receivers.

Composting Dog Waste 31 March 2016
by Katherine Long

Dog waste contains bacteria and pathogens, including parasitic worms, that can be harmful to humans. Like other animal manures, dog waste is high in nitrogen, so it significantly affects the carbon to nitrogen ratio, which significantly affects the decomposition process.

Dog waste can be successfully composted with these special precautions:

Coping with Noise Phobias in your Dog: Training is the Answer 13 May 2019

“For a dog who is so upset by certain noises that he can’t eat or settle, or injures himself or others when the noise is present, often a professional trainer is the last resort before the dog is rehomed or even euthanized,” says Helen St. Pierre, owner and head trainer at No More Monkey Business dog training in Concord, NH. “This time of year, as the weather warms up, thunder and fireworks are more common, you find people calling the trainer in a panic over how to help their pet.”

Could a KBT Home-based Business be in your Future? 13 May 2019
by Sharon Arkoff

​Do you feel happiest when you’re caring for that hairy-faced, pointy-toothed, wet-nosed companion? Is
talking about dogs more fun than your day job? Maybe you have thought of creating a side business that
lets you spend more time with your dog and with other dog lovers, and puts a few pennies in your wallet
as well.
For instance, Dave Lopshire started marketing “Coonhound Cookies” (https://coonhoundcookies.com/)
after realizing that baking cookies for his three rescued coonhounds was more fulfilling than his day job.

Do Kerries Overheat? 31 March 2016
by Craig Bohren, bohren@ems.psu.edu

Do Kerries Overheat?

Does Walking the Dog Count as “Working Out?” 12 April 2019
by Sharon Arkoff

Does walking the dog count as exercise?
But in truth, many fitness experts and medical practitioners agree that you’d have to walk pretty far and pretty fast, essentially every day, for dog-walking to burn significant calories.

Dog Walking 31 March 2016
by Judith Bruno

If you are new to dog walking, the good news is the more often you walk, the more it becomes a routine - which means the dogs better understand what is expected and acceptable ­ the more enjoyable it is for all.

I've seen just about everything in my hours on the road, and here are a few things that I have learned walking my Kerries, which might help you.

How to Choose a Crate for Your Kerry Blue Terrier 30 July 2017
by Alexandra Seagal

If you’re not sure what size or style of crate to get for your Kerry Blue Terrier, or any other dog, this is the article for you. I will take you step by step through choosing the right crate for your Kerry Blue, from measuring your dog to looking at different crate designs.

Is "Safe Dog Toy" an Oxymoron? 31 March 2016
by Randy Hayes

Dog toys potential dangers

Keeping the Outside Out Good grooming can keep your house clean, too 31 March 2016
by Eve Adamson

Keeping the Outside Out
Good grooming can keep your house clean, too
Kerry cleaning
dog cleaning

Kerries in the Dark: Be safe, Be Seen 10 January 2019
by Sharn Arkoff - Editor KBTF Newsletter

This time of year, it’s possible that an early morning or an after-dinner walk with your kerry might be taking place in the dark. One solution that has saved many a dog owner some prematurely grey hairs? A lighted collar.

Music for and by Dogs 05 November 2017
by Linda deLeon

.In 2010, 66 percent of us said our KBTs did not enjoy listening to music (31 percent said they did). With expanded choices in March 2011, 14 percent said no, 26 percent said yes, and 59 percent said of us said our Kerries were indifferent to it. To learn more, let’s look at what we know about dogs’ response to human music, and about dogs’ “singing” (or howling).

New Year’s Resolutions for Kerry Owners 2019 31 January 2019
by Sharon Arkoff, Editor - KBTF Newsletter

Like our kerries, we’re not always sure we want to be told what to do. But, if we did want to be told what to do, here are some ideas from the people who are thinking that we ought to be listening…..

Picture Perfect A working guide to taking great pictures of your dog 31 March 2016
by Kerrin Winter Churchill

Picture Perfect
A working guide to taking great pictures of your dog
a budding dog photographer will benefit from planning. Taking the time to prepare for a picture will lower your frustration and heighten your level of success.

Playtime Activities to do When the Weather Outside is Frightful 10 January 2019
by Sharon Arkoff - Editor KBTF Newsletter

There is no shortage of dog sports that can be practiced outside year-round, even in cold, dark, or wet conditions! But, as a human, you may not want to partake. For all the fair-weather kerry owners out there, here are some ideas for keeping your pups thinking and staying occupied even if it’s not a day for the great outdoors.

Question of the Week

Previous Questions of the Week Ideas

Today is July 19, 2019

On this day in 1953:

Ch. Foxhill's Thunderbolt won Best in Show at the Lions Kennel Club show in Salem, Oregon