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Kennel Spray Mist Recipe and Natural Cleaning DIY


essential oils support dogs naturally purify kennel spray DIY Kennel Mist recipeDIY Kennel Spray Fresh Mist Recipe for removing odors and freshening up surfaces. This treatment will Freshen the kennel, indoor play area, and furniture where your dog (or your dog's supplies) have been.


–You'll need a glass (or BPA Free plastic) mist container.
1 quart distilled water
5 drops Purify Essential Oil
–Mix water and essential oil together gently.
Mist lightly as needed to freshen up.
Keep in a dark cool place.
–Swirl to remix again each time you use it (the oil and water may separate).

Additional Uses for Kennel Spray

Kennel Spray can replace foul odors quickly and be an effective cleaner throughout the home. Use the spray to clean countertops (mist and wipe off), add a few drops of the essential […]

Kennel Spray Mist Recipe and Natural Cleaning DIY2017-03-16T06:14:16-05:00

Lavender Oil Supports Dogs


Lavender Oil Supports Dogs Naturally

These are a few ways Lavender Oil Supports Dogs Naturally. We'll be adding to this over time.  Refer to our Essential Oils Support Dogs Naturally series List for more essential oil listings.


  1. Calming when there are environmental elements triggering stress (fireworks, extra company).
  2. First Aid to aid healing of minor paw irritations (dryness for example).


Lavender Oil Supports DogsMix 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil in four ounces of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil for example). Apply a small amount to the pads of paws.

Keep the solution in a cool dark place and gently swirl a bit each time to remix.

  1. We have been spraying the bottom of their crates with lavender before shipping them to their new […]
Lavender Oil Supports Dogs2017-03-16T06:14:28-05:00

Natural Flea and Tick Prevention


Natural Flea and Tick Prevention Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil RECIPE for mist and cotton bandanna collarWe hosted a class in the spring on the topic of ‘Essential Oils for Pets' and we discovered several amazing ways we can use Pure Essential Oils for our dogs. One of the most popular topics, during and since the class, was how to use certified therapeutic grade essential oils in the prevention of fleas and ticks.

Natural Flea and Tick Prevention

We have long realized a healthy diet will support the goal by improving our dog’s immune system. This is priority when considering the damage a flea, tick, or mosquito can cause us or our pets. This is our checklist for promoting optimal health.

  1. Healthy Diet
  2. Flea and Tick Repellent […]
Natural Flea and Tick Prevention2017-03-10T06:35:22-05:00

Essential Oil Precautions for Dog Owners


Essential Oil Precautions for Dog Owners

If you have been doing research to find out what Essential Oils are safe and effective for dogs this is a great article to set your mind at ease. The controversy about Essential Oil Precautions isn’t as confusing as it may seem at first glance. The primary reason we see, contributing to the mixed information, is generally because people are talking about different grades of essential oils. My favorite brand is pure, organic, and safe when used as directed.

Dosing is another factor contributing to the controversy. Remember dogs are smaller than us. It is important to keep dose comparative to dog size and what works. To keep dosing consistent use carrier oils.

Talk with me! […]

Essential Oil Precautions for Dog Owners2017-09-22T13:54:56-05:00

Teething Puppy Training Guide


teething puppyPuppies are born without teeth. Their baby teeth will gradually come in, they will gradually lose them as their permanent teeth come in. Similar to a human baby but, the process takes a bit less time. The timeline varies. […]

Teething Puppy Training Guide2017-02-23T08:59:10-05:00

Instant Pet Grandparents When Children Have Pets


Instant Pet GrandparentsInstant Pet Grandparents When Children Have Pets

When children have pets the parents become instant pet Grandparents! The role of the Grandparent varies depending on the pet parent (child’s) age and abilities. In other words, when children have pets the parents are ultimately the caregivers who will be available to guide their child, take on the caregiving periodically, and if needed take on the primary caregiver role. […]

Instant Pet Grandparents When Children Have Pets2017-02-25T12:41:10-05:00

Puppy Naming Suggestions Do You Have an Idea for Us?


Do you have an idea for a puppy name? We are asking our readers and Wisteria Goldens Families for puppy naming suggestions. We kept Teal Girl from Halo's litter and having a hard time naming her.  Names have always been a bit difficult for me (there are so many to choose from.)  All help and suggestions would be appreciated. […]

Puppy Naming Suggestions Do You Have an Idea for Us?2017-02-21T08:54:55-05:00

House Training Guide


Puppy House Training GuidePuppies are most easily house trained when we take the lead, prevent accidents (by close observation and limited roaming), and praise for positive behaviors. The most common error in house training is the belief a punishment for accidents is effective. […]

House Training Guide2017-02-21T08:55:34-05:00

5 Books Every Puppy Owner


5 Books every puppy owner needsIf a puppy owner was stranded on an island… We believe these are the 5 books every puppy owner needs.

Kidding aside, we have been gathering resources for English Cream Golden Retriever puppy and dog owners for many years. We share our experiences and our tips on training, nutrition, transitions, essential oils, and the bonds we build with our Wisteria Goldens' families. […]

5 Books Every Puppy Owner2018-12-14T11:33:55-05:00

Will our English Cream Golden Retrievers, please shut the door behind them?


Door-Handle-0032010 Memory: Close the Door.

Originally Posted on January 10, 2017. Are our English Cream Golden Retrievers NOT aware that it is winter time? Well, even it is was summer time, they need to learn to close the door behind them! We have level door handles that our dogs have learned how to push down, push the door in and come on it. Now, this has only been a from the outside coming in problem — until recently.

Rory, has learned to push down, pull open and go outside! If they would ONLY close the door behind them, it wouldn’t be that much of a problem.

The other night I was in my office working and it was getting REALLY hot in here. I thought it very unusual that Billy […]

Will our English Cream Golden Retrievers, please shut the door behind them?2017-01-27T11:52:00-05:00
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