How Cold Is Too Cold for Your Dog?

How Cold Is Too Cold for Your Dog?

Winter Is Coming! How many times have you seen that phrase this month? But it’s true! Winter is on its way and oh boy has it been getting chilly at night! We all know it is key to give our dogs plenty of exercise, walks, play time etc… but the cold, snowy, winter months can prove difficult to maintain usual routines. While some dogs absolutely love the cold, their humans may not feel the same. Or maybe the humans don’t mind, but their dogs make it quite obvious that the snowy weather is just not their cup of tea. So today, … Continue reading

Halloween Do’s and Don’ts for Your Dog

Halloween Do's and Don'ts for Your Dog

Spooky costumes, scary decorations and let’s not forget candy, candy, and more CANDY! Is it that time of year already? October is here and Halloween is coming. Personally, Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I love decorating, and dressing my kids (furry and human) up in costumes, and I love seeing the neighborhood all decked out with scary decor. But… for our dogs, the experience may not be so thrilling. Today lets think about some Halloween do’s and don’ts for your dog. Do’s: Have fun with costumes. Just keep in mind the happiness of your dog. If … Continue reading

Dog Training Tools VS Proper Dog Behavior

Dog Training Tools VS Proper Dog Behavior

There are so many dog training tools on the market nowadays, that it can be easy for us to begin relying on them rather than teaching proper behavior to our dogs. Tools like no pull harnesses or head halti’s can be great, don’t get me wrong… but it isn’t a fun thing to try and walk your dog on a leash when they have no leash manners. Believe me, I know from experience, and 3 Siberian Huskies who love to pull. This is why relying too much on the training tools available to us can actually come back to bite … Continue reading

Should Your Pet Be Allowed on Your Bed/Furniture?

Should Your Pet Be Allowed on Your Bed/Furniture?

Hot topic alert! Should we let our pets on our beds and/or furniture or shouldn’t we?   Everyone has their own views on this, so let’s take today to go over some pro’s and con’s so to speak. CONS: Fur. One of the biggest reasons some people say no when it comes to letting pets on furniture is because of the fur. Some people believe letting a dog on the furniture/bed will create behavior issues. Preventing the dog from feeling like he has to listen to you etc… Now, in my humble opinion, I believe this is a myth that … Continue reading

Dog Parents FAQs About RAW Pet Food

Dog Parents FAQs About RAW Pet Food

Raw or kibble… seems to be a highly debated and thought about subject more and more every day.   While there are certain benefits to both RAW and kibble, how do you know which one is right for both you and your pet? Today, let’s go over some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about RAW pet food. Q. Is feeding RAW more expensive than kibble?   A. The answer to this is touchy. Feeding a good RAW diet is comparable to the pricing of a high-quality kibble. There are ways to cut costs of RAW diets, however… seeking out sales at … Continue reading

How to Throw an Epic Dog Birthday Party

How to Throw an Epic Dog Birthday Party

So your dogs birthday is coming and you have been throwing around the idea of having a proper birthday party for him.   You’re not sure where to start, who to invite, or what activities you could possibly do. Time to put that creativity to the test! Today, I am going to share how to throw an epic dog birthday party! Who to invite? There are a couple different things you could do here. Do you have friends with dogs? If so, invite them, and have a visit with your friends while the dogs enjoy the party! If you don’t … Continue reading

5 Myths About Dogs – BUSTED!

5 Myths About Dogs - BUSTED!

There is so much we thought we knew years and years ago about our 4 legged companions. Over the years, so much has changed as we have learned more and more about them as time goes by. And I believe we still have much to learn. While some things still ring true today, there are many which are now considered myths. That being said, some people still swear by them. So, what is true and what is not? How are we suppose to know what is a myth and what is fiction? Let’s take today and learn 5 myths about dogs … Continue reading

10 Tips to Help Your Dog “Beat The Heat”

10 Tips to Help Your Dog "Beat The Heat"

Wow!! It’s getting hot out there! Fun in the sun, swimming, outdoor activities… summer can be great! But, how hot is too hot when it comes to your dog? Check out these 10 tips to help your dog beat the heat! 1. Frozen treats! Dogs are very much like us humans when it comes to a cool treat on a hot day! 2. Shade is your best friend. Whether you’re in the comfort of your own home, or out on a walk with your pooch. Find some shade and take a break from the sun. 3. Air conditioning! I couldn’t make it through … Continue reading

Help! My Dog Is Scared of Thunderstorms!

Help! My Dog Is Scared of Thunderstorms!

Ah yes… thunderstorms. If ever there was a common fear among so many dogs, it is the dreaded crack of thunder rumbling through our homes during a storm. Where I’m from, since the warm weather hit, we have had storm after storm after storm. Luckily, my huskies don’t seem to mind them. My human kids on the other hand… but what about the dogs that literally shake and hide with fear during a storm? In my dog groups on FB I have seen so many pleas from people – help, my dog is scared of thunderstorms! So today, I thought … 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