10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Canines

Canines and Character of Dogs

Dogs are unique, fun animals, and most pet owners will agree that they really brighten our days. We probably know just about everything about our dogs’ personalities, but you might be surprised about just how much you didn’t know about dogs!  Like, dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as humans, and that they use them to make more than 100 facial expressions. Pretty cool, right? Here are some other fun facts you might not know about canines: 1. Some small breed dogs’ stomachs are the size of a walnut! 2. The average dog is as smart … Continue reading

7 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day Celebration With Man’s Best Friend

If March 23 doesn’t yet hold significance for you, it should. In 2006, National Puppy Day was started as a way to remind us of the joys and responsibilities of K9 ownership. Founded by well respected author Colleen Paige, National Puppy Day is now recognized as an international holiday! National Puppy Day was created out of a necessity to confront the worldwide problem regarding puppy mills and the conditions they provide. According to, http://www.streetinsider.com, there are “unfavorable conditions at the estimated 8,000 – 10,000 puppy mills in the nation.” Poor diet, dirty and overcrowded kennels and a lack of proper … Continue reading

How to Get Your Dog to Sleep In Its Own Bed

Dog to Sleep and Train to Use His Bed

It may seem like a good idea, particularly on a cold and lonely night, to let your dog sleep in your bed. However, before you know it, you are ready to have your own bed back, but your dog doesn’t want to leave anymore. You may think that all you need is to offer the dog a comfortable alternative, but that’s not actually as easy as many people think. Furthermore, there are so many dog beds to choose from that simply picking a comfortable one can be quite overwhelming. The Case Against Letting Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed Most … Continue reading

Tips For Making Traveling With Your Dog A Breeze

Vehicles and Cars That Canines Like

Dog owners see their pet as a full member of their family. This means that if they go on a vacation or other trip, the dog goes with them. Indeed, doing so also makes the vacation more enjoyable, as you don’t have to worry about whether or not your furry best friend is being looked after properly. However, traveling with your dog does take a bit of knowledge and understanding, particularly if you are taking your pet in a car. After all, cars are not designed to carry dogs. Luckily, you can plan ahead in order to make sure the … Continue reading

4 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Begging

Begging? Train Your Dog How to Avoid It

My dog Ace has an annoying habit of sitting right next to me while I’m eating. Sure, it’s cute at times, but it’s not cute when he’s drooling or whining. And it’s not cute when he’s bothering our friends and family if we have them over for dinner. I honestly have not found a way to stop my dog from begging completely, but I’ve found a way to manage his behavior by giving him a command “go to your bed.” From his bed across the room, he can stare at me all he wants, but at least he’s out of … Continue reading

Your Furry Best Friend Can Help You Keep Your Fitness Resolutions!

It’s the New Year, which means most people are setting goals for themselves as a recharge and starting over point for fitness and health. It has been proven that working out with a partner is more likely to hold you accountable and motivated while attempting to achieve your goals. I have found that my dog is the absolute best workout partner ever, he doesn’t complain, never cancels on me, never judges me, protects me, and is there rain or shine and ready to tackle whatever workout I decide to do. I have included a few workouts that you can do … Continue reading

Indoor Activities That Help Stimulate Your Dog

During the winter, it can be hard to find motivation to get outdoors. However, if your pup is used to regular outdoor activities, the winter season can be a boring and restless time for them. While nothing can compare to getting outdoors with your dog, there are several fun indoor activities that can help mentally stimulate your pup while also providing them with some much needed physical activity. One great indoor activity that is sure to mentally challenge your dog is to play hide and seek with them. Take a treat and go hide somewhere in your home. Then call … Continue reading

Fun Ways to Get Active With Your Dog This Winter

We are in the midst of winter. Days are shorter and colder and often, many of us have little motivation to leave the house if we don’t have to. However, if we are going to avoid packing on those extra pounds that come with our many holiday feasts, then it is important to get out and get active. This is also especially important for your dog. Chances are your pup has also been partaking in some of those big holiday meals. While a few extra pounds don’t seem to be too detrimental to your dog now, the long term effects … Continue reading

Bring Your Dog Along on Your Next Ski Vacation

We’re in the prime of the ski season! There is no better time to hit the slopes than right now. You don’t have to leave your favorite furry pal behind when you hit the road for your favorite ski spot. While there are plenty of ski towns that will welcome your pooch, there isn’t one that’s better about it than Telluride. Telluride is located high in the San Juan mountains in Southern Colorado. It’s a great little mountain town that’s managed to keep its charm while being one of the top skiing destinations in the country (and maybe the world). … Continue reading

Fall is a Great Time to Explore These Trails With Your Dog

This is a magical time of year when temperatures have cooled off but winter storms haven’t settled in yet. The weather is absolutely perfect for going on a hike with your canine best friend! Grab one of our car seat covers for dogs to protect your seats and head out to explore one of our favorite fall trails: Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg, PA This old-growth forest will dazzle you in the fall! Plenty of crunchy leaves to stomp through and dog-friendly trails to keep you busy for days. There are over 30 miles of trails in this state park, and your … Continue reading