Northern Michigan is a dog’s paradise. Long time dog lover, rescuer and advocate Diane Hansell shares dog tips, health, food and fun info for you and your dog.

Up North Dog Blog

How old is your dog?

I was looking at my dog Pippa the other day as she was napping and it hit me that at 11, she is in her golden years. She’s pretty...

On the holiday road with the dog.

It’s time for the holidays and for many of us, that means travel. This year, I’ve decided to leave my dogs home with their favorite dog sitter. I’ll only...

Thanksgiving with the Dog

It’s almost Thanksgiving, a weekend full of food and family. But what about the dogs? There are a number of traditional foods that are fine for your dogs…. and...

Why do dogs dig before their nap?

So many things dog do are instinctual, including digging in their bed. Sometimes, I laugh because my dog Bailey will dig, turn circles, dig more, turn more circles… it...

Hello dog…..

One of the things I always struggle with is how people greet my dogs. I have tried hard to turn them into good citizens, but it doesn’t take much...