What Your Dog’s Amazing Nose Can Do!

Nose Advantages of Dogs

Every wonder about your dog’s nose and their ability to detect smells? I have had dogs all my life but never had a dog so focused on seeing with his nose like my dog Bayou, a Lab-coon hound mix we adopted from our local animal shelter. We live on a sheep farm and every morning after breakfast, Bayou and I walk through the pastures before the sheep are let out of their barn. Bayou loves this routine and searches high and low over the pasture with his nose. If he picks up a scent that he is interested in, and … Continue reading

5 Tips to Prevent Dog Bites From Happening #EducateYourself

Dog Bites? How to Avoid Your Dogs From Biting…

Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? May 15-21 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. But what does it take to prevent a dog bite, and is it possible? Being a parent of both pets and hu-kids, I have learned to pick up on the subtle signs my dogs may be showing me when they begin to feel anxious or annoyed by my children. Today I would like to share some tips on helping your kids with dog bite prevention – not just your own dogs, but dogs your children may encounter while outside playing or what have you. … Continue reading

3 Great Ways to Have Fun with Your Dog Indoors

Indoors? Enjoying Time With Your Pet Dogs

It is spring in London and the weather is alternating between unseasonably warm and tipping down with chilly rain. My adopted greyhound Ronnie is generally delighted to be outside except when it’s really dry and hot or super wet so recently we have been spending more time than usual indoors. On days when his walk are shorter and he hasn’t had a chance to sprint across the park, he comes home with pent up energy that gets used throwing socks around and chewing up toilet rolls. He’s a 30lb dog with a stubborn bent so his shenanigans can get annoying, … Continue reading

Doggy First-Aid Tips and Tricks

First-Aid Knowledge for Your Lovely Pet Dog

Health issues in our beloved family pets can be a scary problem to face. Many of us have an idea of how to administer first-aid to humans, but first-aid for pets is a whole different ball game. Animals don’t have the ability to vocalize pain or sickness in the same way that humans do, so we have to rely on our observations and changes in their behavior. When something goes wrong, we might not always know what to do or how to help them. Instead of being in the dark about doggy first-aid, it’s smart to do your research and … Continue reading

Tips for Safe and Happy Travels With Your Pet

Travels With Your Pet Safety Tips

Traveling with your pet can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend. However, there are a few safety precautions that you’ll want to keep in mind before you head out on your next road trip together. Leashes, ID Tags, & Collars Are a Must Whenever you’re traveling with pets, make sure they’re all dressed up in their identification tags. ID tags should include your vet’s number in case your pet gets lost or becomes sick. It’s also a good idea to keep your pets leashed and collared any time they leave the car. Pets may be able … Continue reading

Fun Water Activities Your Pup Can Do at Home

Water Safety Tips and Suggestions for Your Pet Dogs

In some of our past blogs, we talked a little bit about water safety tips and how you can help keep your dog safe during the summer. Spending some time romping around in the water can be a great way to help keep your pup cool this summer, but we understand that you won’t be able to take them out to the park or the lake every afternoon. However, there are plenty of ways your pup can have fun with water around the house. Kiddie Pool When our pups get hot after playing a game of fetch and are looking for … Continue reading

Comradery: The Basis of Dog Training

Dog Training Tips for Your Pets

What does this concept have to do with dog training? Well, if you ask me it is the root of training and a philosophy for a harmonious life. All too often people are concerned with being ‘alpha’ or ‘dominant’ and forget to be in love with their dog – didn’t most of us get them as companions anyway? I agree that boundaries and leadership are important, but it is only one part of a healthy dog-human relationship. I often ask people to put themselves in their dogs’ shoes, so to speak. While it is often not a good idea to … Continue reading

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care: The Wave of the Future

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care Tips and Advantages

Holistic veterinary care is in great demand these days. The term “holistic” implies that the entire being; body, mind and spirit, is being addressed. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This concept stands in direct opposition to the Western reductionist view of life. Modern medicine tends to break systems down into smaller and smaller pieces, reducing them to their basic building blocks to gain an understanding. Often, the modern doctor loses sight of the forest for the trees. Holistic medicine takes many forms, but there are common principles among these various techniques. First of all, health … Continue reading

Tips for Socializing Small Breed Dogs

Small Breed Dogs and How to Train and Handle Them Easily

Small breed dogs. People seem to either love them, or hate them. The topic of small breed dogs can be a hot one. But why? See, like any breed, (small, medium, or large) there are good apples and bad apples, so to speak. That being said, if you ask me, there are no bad ‘apples’ when it comes to pets, only bad owners. Which brings me to today’s post – Tips for socializing small breed dogs. Before I get started, I want to point out that I am not picking on small breed dogs, or their owners. I am simply going … Continue reading

April 2016 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for April 2016

Here are the April 2016 Photo Contest winners! Check out the adorable winner’s of our 4Knines April Photo Contest. Each of these pup’s families won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and so can you… Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/   We pick new winners EVERY month! So, upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product for a chance to win now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here: http://4knines.com/collections/all