This is something that has been on my mind for a while now. We all know there is a minimum amount of care required by law for a dog: Food, water and shelter. We know those are the basics, but as dog lovers we tend to picture minimum care as a little bit more than […]
(We started this way back in 2013, so if you missed part one here it is.) So you have two well rested, well fed, happy little bettas of a reasonable quality and age. You are all ready to put them together and watch the magic happen, but wait! How do you get two “Fighting Fish” […]
Before your dog learns how to hurdle over jumps and blow through tunnels, he needs to learn some fundamental skills. These basics skills are collectively known as flat work. Flat work includes basic obedience such as sit, come, down and stay. It also includes commands more specifically geared toward agility like being comfortable having his […]
In 1978, dog handlers entertained the crowd at Crufts by asking their dogs to leap over jumps, weave through poles, and dash through tunnels. Their entertainment was wildly successful, and from it a new dog sport was born. Agility is a game of speed, and a great way to bond with your dog. It’s also […]
We’ve done a lot of experiments here at Rocco’s House. We’ve tried to figure out how much space a betta prefers, if “shedless” shampoos really work, and whether having a big backyard really makes a difference in how much exercise your dog gets. In order to try and figure out the answers to these questions […]
This is Twitch Performing his second trick, swim into and out of a cup. I chose to do this one after target training because unlike many fish, Twitch spends a lot of time in transit. We have lots of fish tanks ranging in size from his tiny training bowl of 1 gallon (maybe) to a […]
We finally got out christmas cards for the holidays! The picture itself is a surprise, but it does feature the entire Rocco Clan. If you’d like to receive one please email me at bossdog AT roccoshouse DOT com with your mailing address and I will send it right over! Merry Christmas!
Rocco’s House turned 3 years old November 29th. We are so excited to have lasted this long! As a celebration of our success, I once again did some revamping of the blog. This time making an Archive for all the posts we’ve ever done on Rocco’s House. 202 of them. Looking at all those old […]