Dog-Friendly Road Trips: 10 Must Haves for Stress Free Traveling

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Any dog lover knows that a vacation is just not the same if your dogs can’t join in on the fun! For this reason we are huge fans of bringing the dogs along whenever possible. Although it requires a bit of extra preparation, after many years and dozens of road trips, we like to think that we have become quite proficient at it! Behold, our list of 10 Essentials for Traveling with Dogs! 1. Lid Locking Container Naturally, you will be bringing dog food along on your road trip. We recommend packing it in a lid locking container as opposed … Continue reading

How to Introduce Your Dog to Your Home

Home Alone Puppy Dog and How to Train Them

Getting a dog, whether it’s a new puppy or an older dog is an exciting time. To ensure this transition goes well for you and your pet, there are a few things to plan and consider before bringing your furry friend home. Pet proofing If you already have a dog you may be fine on this front. Some dogs can jump pretty high fences, while some will dig under the fence or find even small gaps between fence posts. Some awesome dogs do all three things and it can be tricky to curb that wandering spirit. Desexing male dogs will … Continue reading

7 Facts About Dogs You Should Know!

Dogs, Puppies and Man’s Best Friend Are So Cute

If you’re reading this, chances are you love your dogs – am I right? Dog lovers of the world have one interest in common. Learning all they need to know about their beloved pets. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some fun facts about man’s best friend. 1. Did you know that dogs sweat in an entirely different manner than humans? In fact, most of the dogs sweat glands are located in their…..paw pads? That’s right, paw pads! However, their paw pad sweat glands is not how they cool off. Ever notice your dog panting a little extra on those … Continue reading

15 Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

Plants? Poisonous Plants , Dangerous Plants, Toxic Plants to Pet Dogs

Plants and flowers around your home may be pretty and relaxing to you, but could you unknowingly be putting your pets at risk by growing certain species? As lifelong pet lovers, we’ve found that the greatest danger for animals is often the most surprising to humans. And frequently, owners won’t even know there’s a problem until it’s too late. If your pet ingests a poisonous plant, symptoms can be noticeable anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple hours after ingestion. Watch out for: excessive drooling diarrhea vomiting labored breathing lethargy unusually slow or fast heartbeat loss of motor coordination (including … Continue reading

How to Make Simple Homemade Dog Treats

Dog Treats Homemade for Puppies

Making your dog treats at home is the only way to 100% know what your feeding your dog. But making everything at home can be time consuming. That’s why we are excited to share this quick and simple doggy treat created by Leanne Ely, best selling author of the cookbook series “Saving Dinner”.  Watch above and be sure to check out SavingDinner.com for the full recipe!

Our 3 Favorite Dog-Friendly Vehicles

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Summer is almost here and we know that you have some big trips planned for your and your pup! With so many different places for you and your best friend to explore and discover, you need a vehicle that is built to handle even the most uncharted adventures. From the most rugged mountain terrain to the winding coastal highways, you need a car that can comfortably take you and your dog wherever the winds carries you. We have scoured car lots across the country and have found some fabulous vehicles that combine just the right amount of luxury and utility. Jeep … Continue reading

How to Stop Your Dog From Being Scared of Traveling in a Car

Traveling With Your Puppy in a Car

Most of the time, dogs who have a fear of going in a car have had some sort of traumatic memory in the past. This doesn’t have to be anything that we, as humans, would call traumatic, however. Indeed, it may seem as if from one day to the next, your dog simply decides to be scared of vehicles. Once it has made that decision, it may seem impossible to ever get it in the car again. However, there are actually things that you can do. Although some people choose to keep their dog out of the car, this is … Continue reading

Is There a “Love Hormone” That Makes You Love Your Dog?

Love Hormone and Relationship With Your Dogs

How much do you love your dog? Does your dog love you just as much? We don’t have kids.  We have a dog.  And we love our dog. Saying “I love my dog” doesn’t come close to describing how I feel when I think about her.  Just looking at her makes my heart swell. I feel good just being around her, and I know she feels good being around me. As it turns out, science has a hand in this love connection.  Have you heard of the “Love Hormone?” That’s how some people refer to oxytocin, which acts as a chemical … Continue reading

And The First Winners of The 4Knines Photo Contest Are…

Photo Contest for 4Knines

We are excited to announce the first two winners of our Photo Contest Kate Nesto and Teri Marsh! They sent in these adorable photos of their pups on their 4Knines Rear Seat Covers and won a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Kate Nesto was our first entry and her dog is adorable! Teri Marsh is our second winner! Juno is so happy in this picture. That’s probably why a bunch of people voted for her! Remember, you can still win as well! Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/

3 Games to Strengthen the Bond with Your Dog

Bond and Moments With Your Canine Friend

The relationship you have with your dog needs to be fostered just like any other relationship in your life; however, most of us have had lots of practice getting along with friends, partners, or parents, but few of us have taken the time to learn how to strengthen the relationship with our pets. I’ve learned over the years with my lab-mix Coco, that innovative games–keeping her mentally satisfied–goes a long way in making sure we get quality time together to bond. Here are our 3 favorite games and why they work to keep us close. 1. Hunting: Don’t let the … Continue reading