Where to Shop With Your Dog: 8 Dog Approved Stores

Shop in Dog Friendly Stores: Where to Go and Enjoy Your Time With Your Pet Dogs

You’ve seen it before, the signs that say “No Dogs Allowed.” For all the businesses that don’t allow our fur kids to visit, there are just as many that will welcome your dog with open arms (and a few treats).   These are a few of my favorite places to take my dog Lucy when I want to run some errands or hang out with friends, but don’t want to leave her behind. These are all free-standing stores that I visit, if they are located inside of a mall, you’ll want to check that the mall property allows pets, too. … Continue reading

8 Cool Gadgets to Keep Your Dog Active

Gadgets for Your Pet Dogs: Stimulate Your Dogs Mentally and Physically

On the market, there are hundreds upon hundreds of great dog gadgets that can make both your life and your dog’s life a lot easier and entertaining.   With so many gadgets on the market, I picked out a handful that I assumed most dog owners would enjoy. 1. Nite Ize Light Up Ball Dogs love to play fetch all the time, but what happens when the sun goes down? It’s going to be pretty hard for your dog to find that tennis ball in the dark. This is where this ball comes in. The Nite Ize Light Up Ball … Continue reading

A Secret Insight Into How Dogs Learn!

How Dogs Learn and Follow Your Commands!

My friend Anna looked exhausted when she complained to me about her yellow Lab. “Ainsley is so stubborn,” Anna said. “She pees all over the house, when I know she knows not to do it, and she won’t even sit when I tell her to.”   “Have you trained her to sit?” I asked. “Yes!” Anna responded. “She learned it in puppy class.” “Oh cool. So, do you still give her treats when she sits now?” “No. Of course not. We already did that,” she said. “I shouldn’t have to bribe her. She learned how to sit two months ago … Continue reading

3 Simple Ways to Market Your Pet Business

Pet Business Easy Marketing Strategy

As a pet professional of any kind, be it a kennel owner, groomer, pet sitter or dog walker, your main concern in your day to day operations is the dogs you’ve been entrusted to care for. Your entire business revolves around these animals, so they need to be your top priority. You set some time aside for necessary administrative tasks, but the pets in your care need you. And let’s be honest, you’d much rather spend your time with them. So how are you supposed to find the time to market your business on top of it all? Marketing can … Continue reading

The In’s and Out’s of Canine Nosework

Nosework Training for Your Pet Dogs

I live with one reactive dog, Sherman. Sherman is a Basset Hound/Beagle mix and about nine. Sherm has leash reactivity and I’ve spent the last five plus years looking for management tools to lower the stress that comes from reacting to other dogs on leash.   As I searched for trainers that specialized in reactivity, I found Nosework! We’ve been involved in Nosework on and off for about five years and now I compete with Walter, our younger Standard Doxie. Reactivity: Fear, aggression or frustration responses that are over the level that dog-savvy humans would consider “normal.” – from Grisha … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Energetic Dogs

Energetic Dogs, Breeds and What to Consider

I am a firm believer that not every dog is for every human. And what I mean by that is, all dogs are different. They differ from dog to dog, and from breed to breed.   Humans are the same. We are all different. So while a high energy breed such as a Siberian Husky might be a good fit for one person, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a good breed for everyone. Today, I would like to focus more on the high energy breeds. I did some research, and compiled my own list of ‘top 10 most energetic … Continue reading

3 Necessary Things to Consider When Traveling With Your Pets

Traveling With Your Pets and Tips If They Need to Come Along or Not

Obviously, I love animals so it should be equally obvious that I love my pets. I also love to travel. Therefore, if I can travel with my pets (primarily my dogs), life is perfect.   When I am considering taking my pets, I have to consider a number of questions. Will my pets enjoy the trip, is the trip appropriate for my pets and how to best prepare for the trip? 1. Will my pet enjoy this trip? To determine if my pets will enjoy the trip I have to consider many things such as how we will be traveling. … Continue reading

Top Dog Adoption Tips to Start You Off on the Right Paw

Dog Adoption Advices to Get Along Easily With Your Pet Dog

Here are our top ‘day in the life’ tips for helping adopters start off on the right paw with a new dog during those oh-so-important first days after adopting… Don’t let the dog out of the car until you are sure that it is securely leashed. Once an adolescent or adult dog is out of the car you cannot expect it to stay with you as you might a puppy. Take the dog outside on leash to potty before even entering the house. The dog may not go, but it’s always worth a try. Even if a dog already has … Continue reading

What to Feed Your Senior Dog

Senior Dog: What Your Pet Senior Dog Needs to Be Healthy

As our dogs age, there are many things we need to consider changing in their lives, including our perspective of what is coming during our pup’s senior years.   Most dogs begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes; some of these are unavoidable while others can be managed with diet. The main goal in feeding an older dog should be to provide your pup with a diet that promotes good health and the ideal body weight, while trying to slow down and minimize diseases that … Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Chew Shoes?

Dogs Chew Shoes: Know the Reason Why Dogs Just Do It!

Why do dogs chew shoes?  Allow us to misquote, and expand upon, the famous mountain climber George Mallory’s statement: Because they are there, and because they carry their person’s scent. There are actually several other reasons if you think about it. The shape is extremely well fitted to a dog’s mouth, as well. If you Google this, as we did, you will find many opinions… all quite valid. Dogs are alone, bored and anxious… chewing satisfies a need and thus calms the dog. Suggested replacements are rawhide or rope chews, any number of alternatives to the shoe.  If available, however, the shoe … Continue reading