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

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 Keep Your House-Trained Dog From Having Accidents Indoors!

Accidents and How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Accidents happen! But if your dog consistently has trouble making it outside to do its business, there could be something else wrong. Dog incontinence can be frustrating for both owners and dogs. Your pet may be trying really hard to let you know she has to go out, but physically can’t make it. And you may be getting upset about your ruined carpet or rugs! Here’s everything you need to know about dog incontinence— what causes it, what to look for, how to treat it, and some products that will help you manage the diagnosis. Causes of Incontinence in Dogs … 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

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

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

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

Tips for training your dog and kids to be BFFs!

Is there anything cuter than a chubby baby and a sleepy puppy cuddling together? The photos on social media are countless, and while they are certainly cute, it doesn’t really represent the big picture for many dog owners. Have you ever wondered what happens when that adorable baby starts crawling and the sleepy puppy becomes extremely energetic? Sometimes the results aren’t cute at all. You may also have an older dog who you’d like to introduce to a new baby, or you may be considering adopting or purchasing a dog or puppy for your small children. To avoid a potentially … Continue reading