Pet-Friendly Ideas for Labor Day

Labor Day is almost here! If you’re planning a weekend getaway, don’t forget about your four-legged family members. As you say goodbye to summer, here are some fun, pet-friendly ideas for Labor Day. Pet-friendly activities Host a dog party. Who says play dates are just for kids!?! Inviting some of your neighbors and their pooches over for a get together could be the perfect way to finally introduce yourself and make new friends, or to enhance the friendships you’ve already established. Hang out in your yard and just play or take it a step further with dog activity stations, like designated … Continue reading

​Tough Toys for the Toughest Pets

If you share your home with furry friends who are full of energy, a bundle of tough toys is a necessity. Finding safe, sturdy toys for your dog will help them from chewing your shoes! A bored pooch = a destructive pooch. If you’re the owner of a “chewer,” not just any dog toy will do. Most dog toys are not designed to withstand the personalities of Rottweilers, Labradors, or small breeds, liker terriers. Here’s a list of tough toys for the toughest pets. Kong is a well-known name when it comes to dog toys, and there is a reason … Continue reading

When Considering Relocating, Think About these Dog Friendly Locations

There are many great cities in this country of ours. Often, we are drawn to certain places because of family, weather, economy or for any number of other reasons. We thought it would be nice to consider cities that would be well suited for our dogs. Here is a short list of America’s most pet-friendly cities. To help discover where dogs and their owners are most welcome, we measured the largest cities to see which offered the most park acreage, especially those tailored specifically for dogs, ample pet supply stores and the finest veterinarian services. This is what we came … Continue reading

Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

It is important to teach your dog the skills needed to have a good experience at the dog park. Or at the very least, your dog needs to be taught to come to you when you call so you can settle him down if need be or just so you are in control of any situation. Here are a few things to remember when you take your dog to the dog park. You might be hesitant, but take the leash off your dog while at the park. If you have done the recommended training, observed the other dogs in the park and … Continue reading

Understanding Your Dog: Important Things Every Pooch Needs

Man’s best friend— it’s a classic phrase. Dogs brings companionship and happiness to our lives, but have you ever thought about how we, as owners can bring happiness to their lives? In order for our dogs to be happy, healthy members of the family, there are a few things that every dog needs. Open Line of Communication- People and dogs don’t start off “speaking the same language.” It’s normal for you or your pet to become frustrated when you can’t understand each other. When dogs don’t understand, they act out. This is where training comes in because it gives you … Continue reading

Great Ways to Further Fulfill Your Dog’s Life is by Challenging and Stimulating His Mind

A great way to further fulfill your dog’s life is by challenging and stimulating his mind. Discovering ways to work with your dog’s instinct will bring out the best in him, enrich his life and help you establish a deeper bond with him. Playtime with your dog does not just mean letting your dog outside to run around, as playtime can also be productive. Remember, a dog can play in two ways – as a dog, and as a breed. Knowing this difference and channeling his energy in a positive way is key to a new learning experience. The most … Continue reading