Humans are a species that utilize language to convey wants or needs.  It’s a basic enough concept; but it’s becomes more complicated when communicating with another species. From a young age, humans learn or develop language to properly communicate to others within their species. It’s quite impressive how humans can use a variety of words for one thing and other humans are capable of interpreting the correct meaning. Dogs too can interpret human messages but sometimes the language is too complicated or overused. Below are simple guidelines to eliminate common errors between dog-human communication. More

Tuesday’s Treat: Pumpkin Crunchers

My Golden Retriever can’t seem to get enough of these tasty Pumpkin Crunchers. Let me know if your furry friend likes them as well!

Pumpkin Crunchers:
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons powdered milk (see note)
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium-sized bowl, blend together the eggs and pumpkin. In a second bowl, combine the salt, powdered milk and whole wheat flour. Gradually, add the dry ingredients to the wet by hand (see note) to ensure even distribution. The dough will be dry and stiff at this point. Add enough water to make the dough manageable. 

Roll dough out to approximately 1/2″ thickness. Cut into your favorite shape and place on an ungreased cookie sheet approximately 1″ apart. 

Bake for 20 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 20 minutes. Cool and treat your pooch! More