My Dog Won’t Stop Barking at Other Dogs! What Do I Do?

My Dog Won’t Stop Barking at Other Dogs! What Do I Do?

Some people will say, “Dogs bark, what can you do?” It may surprise you to know that I agree with this statement. To a degree. I like my dogs to let me know when someone, or something is approaching my house. I do not like my dogs to bark incessantly, or lunge at other dogs. I work on this behavior in a couple of ways. In my home, when my dogs run to the window or door barking, I get up, I see what has piqued their interest, and I let them know, it’s okay. Sometimes, I thank them. Then … Continue reading

5 Natural Solutions for Pet Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Tips for Your Pet Dogs to Put Them at Ease

Anyone who has ever had a dog that suffered with Separation Anxiety knows how heartbreaking it can be to watch your pet in distress.   Before turning to pharmaceuticals, here are some natural remedies that just might help: Sound Sound can be used to help your dog feel like he’s not alone. Leaving the radio or television on, can often be enough to help ease that anxiety. There are also CD’s designed specifically for dogs. A Safe Place A crate can be a safe place for your dog when anxiety sets in. A wire crate can be covered on the … Continue reading

17 Ways to Give Back to the Pet Community in 2017

Give Back to Pet Community and Help Create Lives to Dogs

The pet community is a tight network of animal lovers, who work tirelessly for the sole purpose of sharing the joys of pet ownership, as well as raising voices for the voiceless.   If you’ve ever looked at the needs in the animal community and wondered how you could help out, wonder no more! Below you will find 17 ways to give back to the Pet Community in 2017. Find Your Local Rescue, Humane Society, or Animal Shelter Volunteer to help out by cleaning cages, walking or training dogs, playing with cats, or helping out at feeding time. Donate food, … Continue reading

Incorporating Basic Obedience Into Every Day Life

Basic Obedience Training for Your Pets on Your Daily Lives

Most dog trainers will tell you that training doesn’t stop after your dog completes their basic obedience training. No, if you are not training/shaping a new behavior, you’re reinforcing an existing one. But training doesn’t have to cost money, nor does it have to take place in a classroom. With some simple planning, you can continue to use your basic obedience commands with your dog as you go about your daily business. Here are some suggestions for doing just that: Sit/Down When you are preparing meals, whether it is for human or canine consumption,  “Sit” or “Down” is perfect to … Continue reading

How to Prepare to Evacuate With Pets in Case of Emergency

Emergency Situation: How to Be Prepared in Evacuating Your Pets

From devastating earthquakes to floods, wildfires and all other manner of disasters, some of the most vulnerable victims can be our pets. Many times, residents are expected to evacuate with little to no notice. Are you prepared to evacuate with your pet in the event of an emergency? Have you ever thought of items you will need? Some of the items you’ll include may vary, depending on whether you are evacuating to a shelter, the home of a relative or a hotel. A relative may not require you to crate your pet, while many shelters and hotels do. Know where … Continue reading

5 Quick and Easy Dog Treats!

Treats for a Happy Dog: Here’ How to Create One

With the amount of recalls and reports of tainted products inundating the airwaves these days, it’s so important to know exactly what your dog is eating. One of the easiest ways to ensure the quality of treats is to make your own. Here are six easy and healthy treats you can make for your dog: Stuff and Freeze a Kong Kong stuffing can be just about anything your dog likes. In my house the go to stuffing is pineapple. I use frozen pineapple chunks, let them sit out for a few minutes so they’re easy to cut, and chop them … Continue reading

6 Mental Stimulating Games to Play with Your Dog!

Mental Stimuation Games for Your Pet Dog

Sometimes it’s just not feasible to exercise your pet. Whether due to injury, illness, age or weather, what can you do when getting your dog outside just isn’t an option? Most dog trainers will tell you, a tired dog is a good dog. What many people overlook in exercising their pets, is that mental stimulation can tire your pet out, as well, if not better than physical exercise. Here are six easy and simple ways to exercise your dog’s mind: Food Toys Food toys, such as the ones made by Kong, can really keep a dog busy. Some people use … Continue reading