A Relaxing Vacation With A Glass Of Wine And Your Dog

A weekend break can be a relaxing time for you if you add a little R & R to the mix. Relaxing with a glass of wine and your dog is one way to make your weekend trips more exciting and entertaining for you and your dog. Watching movies with your dog is another way to make your weekend trips more entertaining and relaxing. To have an R weekend, start by making your dog a good company on your road trip.

First, keep in mind that dogs are pack animals. When you take them on a weekend trip, they become your family. They need to know that you will always be there for them, and they need to know that you will be there to love them through thick and through thin. This also means that during your dog’s weekend stay with you, they need time for their own personal relaxation too.

Take your dog on a vacation. While this may sound like a lot of work, it really only takes a few minutes of effort. You can easily arrange it. Once this is arranged, have a small bag with some dog snacks or treats.

Spend some time with them. This may include walking, swimming, or playing with them inside the house. However, once you’ve had a chance to spend some time with your dogs, make sure to take them to an outdoor area where they can enjoy the fresh air and the sunshine. In addition to spending quality time with your dogs outside, you’ll also be doing them a big favor by giving them the extra exercise that they crave and will greatly benefit their health.

When it’s time to relax and unwind, head over to the deck or patio to sit down and enjoy some fresh air with a nice glass of wine. Once your dog has finished playing in the sand or pool, let him have a few small bites of your homemade catfish dish. You can even make a recipe for a treat that includes breadcrumbs, cheese, onions, garlic and peppermints as well as a bit of oil for a delicious treat that your dog will love. When the meal is finished, offer your dog a bowl of his or her favorite water to drink while you enjoy a nice, relaxing evening with your friends or family.

When you think it’s time to head out for the evening, head to a local restaurant that specializes in making pet beverages. Most of these establishments offer regular tasting sessions where you can try several different kinds of wine and other beverages for your special pet. During these sessions, you’ll get to sample all sorts of food items as well, such as appetizers, main dishes, side dishes and desserts. By taking your special pup out to a fun tasting event, you’ll give him a fun experience as well as an opportunity to socialize with other dogs.

It’s not often that we take the time to stop and have a conversation with our pets. However, if you and your pet are like most people, you enjoy spending time with them and share stories of your own. Spending a little time with your dog will show him or her that you are not only friendly, but that you also consider him or her a member of the family. If you spend more than a day at home, take him out to see the sights. Take him along to the local park so he can enjoy the sunshine and listen to the noises of the animals around him. The more time you spend together as a family, the closer your bond will become.

Does Your Dog Know When You’re Drunk?

It’s 11 o’clock at night and you’ve had just a few too many while out with some friends. You manage to get an Uber and head home only to find Terry (that’s your dog) looking at you with a confused look on his face.

Huh. That’s weird. Normally Terry can’t wait to greet you at the door. Even around this time, he’s normally trying to barrel you over and get a few licks in.

You try to give him a smooch but he only backs away, yipping loudly at you as if you’re a stranger.

Wait a minute… he doesn’t actually “know” you’re drunk… does he?


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, when asking the question as to whether or not your dog knows when you’ve been knocking them back or getting a bit too crazy, the sad answer is “pretty much”.

“How is that possible?” you might be asking right about now and it’s certainly a fair question to ask. After all, it’s not like they know what “alcohol” or “drinking” means.

So how DO they know when you’re drunk?


We all know this. Dogs have an incredible sense of smelling that’s pretty much second to none. And while you may be able to fool your friends and family into thinking you’ve only had “a couple”, your best friend Terry is just way too perceptive for that. According to one finding, it was shown that dogs have over 300 million olfactory senses compared to the measly 60 million located in us.

That’s over 5 TIMES our sense of smell! Not only that, but the portion of a dog’s brain spent analyzing those smells is another 40 times ours.

It’s because of this incredibly sensitive amount of smell that dogs are so often used by the military and police for finding trace scents of different illegal materials such as weapons, narcotics, or even explosives.

So… yeah. They know when you’ve had a few too many.


When you walk, when you talk, how you stand, the crook of your neck, all of these things speak to your innate body language and overall body position. It’s why you walk differently than your siblings and why your friend “talks with their hands”. All of these things are subtle, subconscious bodily movements you make without even being aware of it.

You have to realize that every physical movement you make, be it how you breathe or what you say and how you say it, is all just electrical signals from your brain to various parts of your body. When you drink, those signals become delayed and disjointed. Not only that but both your medulla as well as your cerebellum (two aspects of the brain that control physical movement) are both directly impacted and impaired by drinking, making you more likely to stumble around or feel sleepy.

And just like with their sense of smell, dogs can know immediately when something is off with our altered body posture or position. In fact, from their point of view, you can appear as if you’ve been injured.


So, while dogs may not know THAT you are specifically drunk, based on your smell and gait, they can definitely tell WHEN you’ve been knocking them back.

So if you don’t want your little bud stressing out that something is wrong, maybe cut in a bit earlier next time you’re out.