Are Human Foods Safe for Your Dogs?

Are Human Foods Safe for Your Dogs?

As dog parents, we strive to keep our dogs as healthy as possible but sometimes we overlook the basics.   Just as humans, each dog has a different diet. You should always be aware of your dog’s allergies and talk with your vet before adding or subtracting food/treats. Here at Best Bully Sticks, we have created a list of human food that is either safe or unsafe for your pup so that you are never in doubt! We understand that your dog may be the exception to some of these but this article’s content is safe for most dogs. If you … Continue reading

4th of July Blues – Helping Dogs With Firework Phobias

4th July Blues – Helping Dogs With Firework Phobias

Many people struggle to comfort their dog when he is in the throes of a firework induced panic. You may feel helpless and torn. Helpless because you feel there is nothing you can do to support him, and torn because there is a rumour going around that you can’t touch, talk to or even comfort your dog in any way as it will make him worse. We’ll put both those thoughts aside and check out one simple thing you can do to calm him down. Dogs generally like their ears stoked, this is partly because we can influence how they … Continue reading

What Does Your Dog Mean to You?

What Does Your Dog Mean to You?

What role does he/she play in your life? While conversing with others, I usually manage to steer the conversation around to my favorite subject… dogs!   People are aghast to learn, not only that I am a multiple-dogs parent, but that they live inside with me. Seriously?! To me they are family members. Would you ask your Uncle Henry to sleep in the barn or fenced in back yard? I think not. My dogs are my life and throughout the decades, I have owned at least one. I don’t even like to use the word ‘own’ even though the courts … Continue reading

The Evolution of Dog Training

The Evolution of Dog Training

Over the years dog training has evolved just like almost everything else in the world! Although evolution and change can be scary, it is an important part of our lives.   As humans, we are constantly striving for “something better” or to learn more about things. Because we have a desire for “something better,” we have eliminated deadly diseases, we have mini computers in our pockets, we can travel around the world and we live much longer. These changes did not come easy and many people feared the changes. Change can be scary and if we learn that we have … Continue reading

3 Helpful Tips to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

3 Helpful Tips to Trim Your Dog's Nails

Trimming your dog’s nails is an important part of being a pet owner. Any part of grooming a dog is important, but leaving those nails long can ultimately cause health issues and can be just plain uncomfortable.   In just a moment I will share some of my own personal tips I find helpful to trim your dog’s nails. And hey, if it helps my huskies nails get done, hopefully it will help you too! How could long nails possibly cause health issues to my dog? Long toenails can easily get split and infected A dog’s nail can literally grow … Continue reading

May Charity Spotlight on Rescue Ridge in Spring Lake, NJ

Rescue Ridge in Spring Lake, NJ: 4Knines Charity Spotlight May 2017

Rescue Ridge is a “last chance” rescue. Staffed 100% through the efforts and donations of volunteers, they find homes for animals that other shelters and people have given up on. Through kindness of various boarding and foster families, rescued animals are cared for until they find that fur ever home and family to love them. Rescue Ridge, a Non-Profit, No-Kill organization established in 2001, began by rescuing healthy, beautiful, animals that were slated to be euthanized through no fault of their own. RR felt it was unfair, that because their ‘humans’ had no more use for them, their days were … Continue reading

May 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

May 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Here are the May 2017 Photo Contest winners! Here are the May 2017 winners of our 4Knines 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

How to Give Your Dog Choices and Listen to What They Want

How to Give Your Dog Choices and Listen to What They Want

How often does your dog refuse to do what you ask?   If you are like most people I have worked with, at some point you get frustrated with your dog. I have always owned Siberian Huskies and they are known for their independence and stubbornness. Some dogs love to please their owners, some dogs work for food or toys, and other dogs want to do what they want to do. I have one of the latter and he has taught me to let him make his own decisions about some things. As an example, I have a friend that … Continue reading

How to Help a Stressed Dog…

How to Help a Stressed Dog...

We often recognize stress related behaviour in members of our own species but do we recognize stress related behavior in dogs? Once we learn to recognize indicators of stress in dogs, we can help a stressed dog.   Dogs can feel stressed by a variety of things. Stressors can include threatening or aggressive behavior (perceived or real) from other dogs or from people, use of punishing equipment, play periods that are too long and overwhelming, or too much or too little activity day after day. Stress can also be caused by pain or illness, hunger or thirst, or nutritional deficiencies. … Continue reading

What Animal Is in My Attic?

What Animal Is in My Attic?

In your house, do you hear things that go bump in the night? Have you heard footsteps or scratching in your walls? Are you hearing strange noises coming from your attic? Do your dogs or pets whimper and scratch at your walls?   If you answered “yes” to the above questions, the chances are pretty high that you may have uninvited guests. As we hear these sounds and thumps, visions of intruders, spectral orbs, and moving shadows might run to the front of our imaginations. As the sounds continue, we might find ourselves contemplating how to get in touch with … Continue reading