Dog Bites: Understanding the Why and the What To Do…

Dog Bites: Understanding the Why and the What To Do...

People Magazine reported that the son of Kim Zolciak-Biermann (star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta) was bitten by their family dog. The bite required surgery and was so near to the child’s eye that if it had been 1-millimeter closer the child would have been blind. The family explains that they are sharing their story as a way to educate others. Unfortunately, dog bites are fairly common and most of them are preventable. Why do dog’s bite? Most often dogs bite because they are anxious or afraid. Because dogs cannot say “stop” they will bite if they feel like … Continue reading

6-Simple Steps to Learn Animal Communication!

6-Simple Steps to Learn Animal Communication!

Would you like to explore what Animal Communication is all about? Maybe you have wanted to learn how but didn’t know where to begin? Or do you already know how to communicate with your animal and would like some extra tips? Whatever your goal may be — you have come to the right place to get the answers to these questions and some others that you may have. Before I share with you the 6-Steps of what I exactly teach my Animal Communication students (see my bio below for more details), here are some are some things to consider. Let’s … Continue reading

Are You a Multi-Dog Mom or Dad?

Are You a Multi-Dog Mom or Dad?

Sharing your home with three or more four-legged friends qualifies you as a being a multi-dog family. I love living with many dogs but it may not be for everyone. Consider the pros and cons (from my perspective) to see if it’s for you. Primarily, they swaddle you in unconditional love. A dog’s feelings and thought processes are pure; they love you, that’s it and that’s all. They don’t know revenge, bitterness or harbor grudges. Dogs in a pack amuse each other and aren’t lonely which lessens my burden of guilt when I leave without them. I still get the … Continue reading

K9 Epilepsy: What’s in Your Dog’s Epi First Aid Kit?

K9 Epilepsy: What's in Your Dog's Epi First Aid Kit?

It is November and with it comes the time of year when many of us are busy with the hustle, bustle, and preparations for the upcoming holidays. November is also Epilepsy Awareness Month, a time to support those living with epilepsy—humans and canines. So while you are making lists and checking them twice, I encourage you to do a purple awareness ribbon in support, and if you share your life with a dog who has Canine Epilepsy, to use this time to take inventory of your dog’s Epi First Aid Kit. First, and foremost, if your dog has a seizure, … Continue reading

5 Reasons Your Dog Needs Their Own Bed

5 Reasons Your Dog Needs Their Own Bed

We all love our beds, and if you don’t, you probably don’t have the right one! So it should be just as important to get a good one for your dog too. They deserve to be comfortable and relaxed and this should be top of your shopping list for man’s best friend. Not only that, but it gives them their own space for privacy and security. We hope you don’t need anymore convincing but here are 5 reasons your dog needs their own space. Your Pooch Needs Privacy! We all know that dogs are great social animals. They love being … Continue reading

October 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

October 2017 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Here are the October 2017 Photo Contest winners! Here are the October 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

5 Ways to Educate People and Help Put an End to Puppy Mills

5 Ways to Educate People and Help Put an End to Puppy Mills

In a world where puppy mills, battery factories and farms flourish and some dog breeding practices dismay many, educating the puppy buying public is a constant and urgent necessity. Everyone who cares to see an end to the cruel commercial breeding industry has something to offer when it comes to educating potential puppy buyers. It can and must be done by us all. We can’t leave it to others, we are those people. We can all be the ones working to bring about changes that will directly help dogs. What we do in our daily world can help to end … Continue reading

Cat People, Dog People, and Both People…

Cat People, Dog People, and Both People...

Some people prefer the excitement and slobber from a doggie companion. They are excited to see you, enjoy being in the outdoors, and are always down for an adventure. They love pleasing you and learning new tricks. Dogs are loyal and lovable, so there’s no question why dog people love their cold nosed companion. Cat people understand cats more than most. While a cat might not slobber and jump all over you when you get home, they share their affection with head nudges and earthquake purrs. Their loyalty might depend on their mood that day, or who’s feeding them, but … Continue reading

How to Know What Your Dog Needs Today!

How to Know What Your Dog Needs Today!

It fascinates me how dogs are perceived regarding their moods, emotions and needs. Many people assume they do not have good and bad days, as we do; that they are emotionally incapable of needing varying levels of support depending on what is happening around them. Clients often comment that they don’t know why he is worse in his fear or behaviour one day when nothing seems to have happened. When asked what happened yesterday, and I explain about cortisol levels or the side effects from a long walk etc. often a light bulb comes one. Dogs, like humans, can be happy … Continue reading

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