5 Cleaning Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

Cleaning Tips to Help Clear Dog Mess

Muddy paws, stained carpets, furry sofas, stinky floors… Every dog owner is familiar with at least a few of these messy crime scenes! During colder months, our dogs tend to spend a little more time inside. With more inside time, comes more messes. Luckily, there are several simple cleaning tips and tricks to that can help minimize the havoc your furry friends track into your home during the fall. 1. Clean Up Carpet Stains Start by wiping up the initial mess with a paper towel. Make sure the area is dry before continuing to the next step. Mix about a … Continue reading

DIY Hanging Doggie Poop Bag Holder

Poop Bag Holder DIY for Your Pet Dogs

Poop is a big part of being a dog mom – we all have to deal with it and the grossness of picking it up! As a result, poop bags are an essential part of life. It’s been driving me nuts to see poop bag rolls all over our house, in drawers or left by the door. And, of course you can never find a roll when you need one, or forget them when you’ve gone on a walk. I sought to alleviate this problem without spending a bunch of money on a new container. Enter the hanging poop bag … Continue reading

Useful Tips for Bringing Home Sibling Puppies

Sibling Puppies? Tips When You Bring Them Home…

A Puppy’s Perspective I remember snuggling up to my brothers and sisters and feeling safe and secure when I was born. My mother was so gentle with us and taught us many things in my first few weeks of life. The people that looked after my mother made sure she had lots to eat and didn’t bother us much. Then something terrible happened. My counting is not that developed but I think it was around my sixth week with my mother, brothers, and sisters that people started to come and look at us. They stood over us and made all … Continue reading

Important Tips for Owners and Friends of Reactive Dogs

Reactive Dogs? Tips on How to Deal With Reactive Dogs…

There are many dog owners across the UK that share their homes with a Reactive Dog. A dog that can react by lunging, growling, barking, snapping or even biting certain stimulus whether that be dogs, other animals or even people. The owners and people in these dogs’ lives have to learn to deal with their dog’s reactivity, learn to read their dog’s body language, help come up with a training plan to combat the reactivity and also cope with hundreds of potential triggers when out walking. Briefly, there could be many reasons why a dog starts to exhibit signs of reactivity. … Continue reading

October 2016 Winners of the 4Knines Photo Contest!

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for October 2016

Here are the October 2016 Photo Contest winners! Here are the winner’s of our 4Knines October 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

Important Things to Think About BEFORE Bringing a New Puppy Home

New Puppy 101: Tips in Buying or Bringing Home a New Puppy

Wow, what a wonderful idea. A new puppy in the home! The kids have been hounding you, your partner wants one, you live on your own and decide a companion is just what you need. Whatever your circumstances, the idea of a new puppy is just p-e-r-f-e-c-t. You walk past a pet store and the cutest puppies stare at you through the window. You can’t resist those huge eyes, soft fur, the little kisses or that energetic prance around the glass enclosure. The words dance around your head as you stare at the “purebred Labrador” or Bichon x Maltese puppies. … Continue reading

Resource Guarding or Space Invasion? Reasons for Aggressive Outburts in Dogs

Aggressive Outburts: Understanding Your Dogs Further

Labels like Resource Guarding can blind us to other possible explanations to aggressive outbursts by our companion dog.   The common understanding of resource guarding is that your dog may show the following behaviors: tense, stiff, give you a non-wavering gaze, lip retraction to show teeth, growling, snapping, and/or biting when a person or other animal approaches. This behavior usually occurs only when a person or other animal approaches your dog while: meal preparation, eating, sleeping, has a toy, by a “favorite” place or there might be a “new” item brought into the house, food/treats/vomit, anything related to meals – … Continue reading

7 Claims About Dog Ownership I Was Surprised to Find Were Not True!

Dog Ownership and Dog Facts

Growing up, I learned many “old wives” tales about dogs. My neighbors told them, my friends told them, and my parents told them. Now that I’m older, I have found that some are just not true.   Here are a few examples: 1. Mutts Make the Best Dogs Yes, it is true that pure breeds may have certain genetic illnesses, but if you get your dog from a reputable breeder, these risks can be lowered considerably. A good breeder minimizes in-breeding and houses their pregnant dogs in a clean, safe environment. Pregnant dogs and puppies receive all the medical care … Continue reading

Why Living in the ‘Present’ Is So Important to Your Dog!

Present, Living in the Present, Enjoying Time With Your Pet Dog

These days we’re often told how important it is to be ‘present’ in our lives, which to me means being focused on the present moment rather than being distracted by other things. And while there are certainly benefits for being present on a personal level, I think it’s even more important for us to be present for the sake of those who are around us, whether they be people or our pets. Frankly, I don’t know if there’s a better example of living in the present than our pets. But can’t our pets be distracted too? Yes of course, but … Continue reading

The Stigma Of Muzzle Wearing

Muzzle Wearing? Is it Good or Bad?

Following recent developments in Dog Law, it has become apparent of the surrounding stigma attached to dogs that are out and about and muzzled. In several countries in fact it is the Law to have your dog muzzled in various circumstances especially if they fit the ‘Pit Bull’ type Dog. One of the problems is that the type of dog required by Law to wear a muzzle is the type of dog that already has stigma attached to them because of Breed Specific Legislation. When people see these dogs with muzzles out for walks, they often feel intimidated or nervous … Continue reading