Welcome to K9ifornia, a state of mind as well as a dream whine country destination.
Meet the Whinemakers
Whinery dogs have been bred for centuries with a natural tendency toward making just the right heartbreaking sounds that evoke human sympathy and generosity. Nature has blessed these distinctive dogs who innately know how to look and sound in order to attain whatever they want.
The premier whine-making regions of Northern California include the birthplace, Sonoma County, where it all begin, with one renowned pup named Napaw. Napaw’s whinemaking skill is famous worldwide. Napaw whined until all of the cows and sheep literally came home.
Growing up a Whinery Dog
Young puppies master the fine art of whining by the age of three months (in dog years), in human years that is equivalent to the terrible two’s. Puppies whine to ensure their mom properly takes care of them. Whining is similar to the cry of human infants. Whining is an automatic response whenever the pup is cold or hungry. But pups soon learn to whine whenever they want attention.
Through mastering the whine, puppies are fed the most expensive food on the planet, have chefs cook for them, go for frequent walks, receive delicious treats from bankers, gas station attendants, and other strangers, obtain all of the toys, belly rubs and head scratches and other attention they want. The whine combined with an adorable looking smile can lead to sleeping in the same bed as humans despite frequent woofing, paws kicking in the ribs, sleeping on the dog parents head and/or exuding doggie breath in the human’s face.
Whinery dogs have sensitive noses that pick up the aroma, scent and whiff of a cat, squirrel or chipmunk from miles away. If their hunger for chasing said prey is not satiated immediately, they will employ whining techniques until they get what they want. Some whinery dogs (persistent bull dogs, pit bulls and terriers) are particularly known for this..
Essential forms of communication
Barking is an enthusiastic shout to canine friends near and far.
Growling is a warning or a way to express dissatisfaction. Some whinery dogs growl whenever their human caretakers aka as dog parents misbehave.
The howling of a hound dog at the moon, sun or whoever is in their vicinity has been known to drive humans mad but is an extremely effective long-distance communication alerting other hound dogs to express their inner wolf.
Whining can be a cry for help or a plea for care. Answering your whinery dog’s every whine and whimper will ensure their lifelong devotion.
Whine Clubs and Whine Tours
Popular whinery dogs enjoy sharing the nuances of whining with like-minded packs of canines. Some of the most famous names in American whinemaking live in Sonoma County where you can enjoy the full range of whines from Napaw’s line including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel.
Tours are guided by well educated whine enthusiasts. Wannabe whinery dogs swirl the information around their palate, testing out the latest successful techniques such as the sad eyes and whimper combo, a deliciously fragrant red whine. White whines are much more subtle with just a hint of dramatic flair. Imbibing complimentary sparkling whines while learning about the whinemaking process has become a favorite pasttime of savvy canines everywhere.
Types of Whines
Recovering from surgery or following a trauma is an innate and spontaneous reaction to pain. Milking sympathy for all it’s worth is learned later.
Whining to express separation anxiety is a way to alleviate stress and break down barriers. Whinery dogs are very social creatures. This type of whining expresses the dog’s desire to be with you 24/7. Dogs just wanna be #1 in your life. You should feel flattered and act appropriately.
Sometimes dogs whine as part of the adventure of life. If they see another canine, they may whine until they can play together on the beach or at the park.
Whines For All Occasions
Praising and petting your whinery dog constantly is the key to happiness. Responding to the demands of your whinery dog promptly instills a sense of security, purpose and power important for the dog’s self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
Dessert and Special Occasion Whines
Every whinery dog develops their own unique repertoire of whines. Whines can be used to signal many different desires. Your whinery dog’s special whines are a passport to instant gratification.
Food and whine pairings are natural. Staring at the humans and/or the food until said culinary delight is administered is a basic ploy. Whines can be joined with eye and body movements, paw touching, shaking and shivering until the perfect whine has produced the sought after outcome. Bones, treats, walks, toys and squirrels are all excellent reasons to whine.
To sample the best whines of expert whinemakers, visit an acclaimed whine show where all of the variations are represented. Becoming a fine whine connoisseur takes time but one can learn the delicate differences between a fiery red whine and a softer more gentle white whine. Each whine bouquet offers its own perfume.
Whine and you whine alone
Some humans do not appreciate whinery dogs. Whining should be viewed as a communication device to achieve a canine goal. Cater to your dog’s every whim and you will attain nirvana and peace of mind. Pampering a whinery dog with treats, doggie ice cream and a steady diet of belly rubs, massage and spa treatments, dog yoga classes and attention will ensure a gratifying life. If you employ the strategy of feed the dog not the whine then you are sending the wrong message. Your whinery dog has put a lot of effort into fine tuning just the right whines for your listening pleasure, the very least that you can do is respond favorably to their performance. Bravo, Fido, bravo !
here are some pet friendly wineries in napa/sonoma
and anderson valley has a few wineries that are also dog friendly, navarro was the best according to cici, not only did they let her in the wine tasting room but they also gave her treats…
oregon dog wine labels