Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Hotels

Dog-Friend Hotels and Pack Your Dog and Have Fun

Traveling with your dog can be difficult, especially if you are having a tough time finding a dog-friendly hotel. However, if you’re anything like us, you love taking new adventures with your furry best friend. That is why we did our research and scoured the internet for the top dog-friendly hotels. We found that USA Today had a fairly comprehensive list that included hotel chains we have seen time and time again while searching for dog-friendly hotels. With the help of USA Today, we have picked a few of our favorite hotels that are sure to give your pup the … 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!

4 Dog Toy Safety Tips

Dog Toy and Safety

Nothing makes me happier than seeing my dog Rooney, run around the house with a toy in his mouth. He loves toys and I love buying him new ones. Although dog toys represent fun and play time, as pet parents we need to consider our dog’s safety when choosing dog toys. For example, Rooney loves squeaky toys. However, his mission is to find and destroy the squeeker inside the toy. Turns out, after living with Rooney for 3 years, I have learned that his mission is to destroy any toy that crosses his path. After realizing how Rooney valued his … 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

Rescue Begins with Rehabilitation – March 4Knines Spotlight on Raven Pines Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation

Dog Rescue on Rescueme.org

You’ve probably heard of at least a dozen dog rescue groups, but one Arizona-based group is taking saving canine lives to a new level. Raven Pines Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation (RPDRR) helps at-risk dogs find sanctuary to heal, learn to trust and become strong in heart and mind again. Saving puppies and older dogs from horrible living conditions or poor environments is the just the first step for the dedicated workers and volunteers at Raven Pines. With a peaceful touch, these caring individuals restore dogs through exercise, training, and structure, transforming the dogs into the best they can be. The … Continue reading