FIND OUT WHAT THE STARS HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR PUP THIS WEEK

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It seems everyone around you has lost all perspective. The park is filled with pups unleashing their fury on targets that don’t deserve it. You watch as they respond to small inconveniences and ordinary, fixable mistakes with snapping and growling. You may find that you aren’t immune to overreacting either from time to time. Your anger is a powerful force; be thoughtful about how you use it, you tend to rile up the other dogs when you get mad. This week, try to appreciate that some mistakes are made in good faith. Focus on the relationships that you can repair, and try to let some of those growls roll off your shoulder.

Lucky flavor: LAMB!

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

We’re taught that if anything — a favorite treat, a great sniffing path, a way of looking at the world — feels good and worthy, then it’s “meant to be” and will always be your favorite, forever. That you’ll never catch yourself yearning for something different. But a longing for variety doesn’t necessarily mean your life is out of order or you made a wrong choice along the way. Don’t assume that your hopes for a walk along the water stem from instability. If you have long been denying your desire for change, consider that this impulse may, in fact, be your most reliable map forward. Embrace the new by trying a new flavor of treat, or giving some good puppy dog eyes to try out that new dog park.

Lucky flavor: TURKEY!

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your regular crew at the dog park and new arrivals alike have been constantly turning to you for support in their scuffles with others, for kindness, for an audience. Most of the time, you’re happy to step up. In fact, you’re usually more comfortable listening than barking about your personal stories and are quicker to offer help than to ask for it. But eventually, it’s necessary to show up for yourself, to be stubborn about honoring not only your human’s needs but also your own. It may not come naturally, and it may not feel fair, but you can’t assume your parents will do it for you. It’s up to you, speak up sweet Cancer!

Lucky flavor: CHICKEN!

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your curiosity about others allows you to see other dogs clearly and generously, your thinking unclouded by your personal tastes and interests. In your gloomier moods though, this can lead to comparisons, making you doubt that you possess a meaningful spark or unique gift just because you see that lab in a perfect heel, or that dog who is sporting a new collar. This week, remember the flip side of that thinking: that you are precisely as special as every other dog. And in the same way you know they deserve full, happy lives — not for being better than but simply for being a dog — recognize that you deserve the same. You’ve been through a lot, Gemini, remember you’re just as important as any other dog!

Lucky flavor: BEEF!

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Bold Taurus, your life is feeling far from perfect with your human going back to the office and construction near your favorite sniff spot. Even when it doesn’t seem particularly good, you can still be overcome by the fear of losing what you do have. Lately, you have been keenly aware of how suddenly everything you have could vanish, how quickly the hard-won beauty of your life could disappear. You may be stuck home for longer than usual, but it’s better than those days at the shelter. At best, this feeling reminds you not to take anything for granted. At worst, it prevents you from challenging yourself, from living fully. This week, you’re reminded that every risk carries with it the possibility of loss, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth taking all the same.

Lucky flavor: RABBIT!

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may get temporarily distracted by that full slice of pizza on the ground (who wouldn’t!?), but when it really matters, you have a strong sense of self and self-control. You know who you are and what you value, and you won’t be diverted from your purpose for long. Sometimes you fear that your drive will keep other dogs away, that your inner power is incompatible with the give-and-take required of friendship. It isn’t, of course, and now you can see that. This week, other dogs will light you up, activating radiant new parts of you without asking you to become someone else to suit them. Go through relationships freely this week, and maybe let that shepherd pin you once when you play.

Lucky flavor: TURKEY!

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You spend so much of your time and energy trying to “fix” who you are — to not allow weaknesses, to conceal all imperfections, to be exactly what you imagine your human wants you to be. You’ve learned to see so many of the best, most characteristic parts of you as flaws that ought to be smoothed over. But this week, defy all demands for perfection, especially when those demands are coming from within. Your human loves you for you. Allow yourself simply to be.

Lucky flavor: CHICKEN!

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

When faced with the possibility of failure when learning a new trick this week, your instinct is often to give up and move on. If your parents’ training method just isn’t working out, you simply quit and begin a new one. If a dog park relationship isn’t stimulating enough, you deem it wise just to cut and run. You understand what many don’t: that some dogs, some situations, will never be right for you and there’s no use in trying to force them. This week, though, do remember that if you truly value something, it’s worth staying friends, worth working together with your human, imperfections and all.

Lucky flavor: LAMB!

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Without realizing it, you tend to choose the path of greatest difficulty. Where you’re compassionate and forgiving toward others, you’re tougher on yourself: Your training achievements are never enough, even after you finally mastered heel; you should have worked harder and suffered more along the way. It’s your job this week to stop that way of thinking and give yourself some credit. Don’t disregard your skills, your kind and helpful nature, the dogs lifting you up. Hardship is not the only measure of worth.

Lucky flavor: SALMON!

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

This week, you may find many of the dogs in your life particularly frustrating: reluctant to dig that new hole in the dog park, and unwilling to let their minds be changed about their favorite harness brand. If you devote your energy to arguing —trying to sway them to your point of view — you’ll likely be disappointed. Instead, shift your focus away from those who won’t hear reason. You don’t need them. You have your own holes to dig, your own fashion style, a community that already embraces you, no persuasion needed.

Lucky flavor: BEEF!

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You spend so much of your time and energy trying to “fix” who you are — to not allow weaknesses, to conceal all imperfections, to be exactly what you imagine your human wants you to be. You’ve learned to see so many of the best, most characteristic parts of you as flaws that ought to be smoothed over. But this week, defy all demands for perfection, especially when those demands are coming from within. Your human loves you for you. Allow yourself simply to be.

Lucky flavor: CBD MEATBALLS!

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21

Changes are afoot, dear Sagittarius. Maybe you’re in the middle of a big move. Or a new sibling adoption is in-the-works. Whatever it is, we know change is hard and a little scary. But now’s the time to embrace it! With any change comes opportunity: new friends– both four- and two-legged–, new spaces to explore, and more trouble to get into (but you didn’t get that suggestion from us). Go with the flow and stay adaptable– it’s the best way to be, and you’ll be rewarded for it. Promise.

Lucky flavor: SALMON!