Happy Holidays! A Christmas Dog Poem For You!

Christmas Dog Poem to Lighten Up Your Holidays

It’s here! It’s finally here! Today is Christmas day, and we truly hope you have all found a way to spend this wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Remember, loved ones doesn’t just mean your human family, but your furry family as well. Today is the day to share the love worldwide, with our brothers, sisters, friends, strangers, and fur-family. In spirit of today, I hope you enjoy this fun Happy Holidays, Christmas dog poem. Christmas Dog Poem – A Dogs Perspective  “Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog, And here it is Christmas Eve. The children are sleeping all … Continue reading

Want a Puppy for Christmas? Read This First!

Want a Puppy for Christmas Read This First

Ah! A new year is upon us! Everyone is cheerful and bright this time of year. We are ready to leap forward into the new year full of promise and adventure. Maybe you are considering jumping into that new year by getting a puppy for the holidays? Perhaps you saw a cute pup that needed a home for the holidays on a rescue group Facebook page or you have been surfing the internet for breeders of your favorite breed. But I have some advice for you today – Stop! Think about how this puppy will change your life! Puppies are … Continue reading

Holiday Dinner Treat Recipe For Your Dog!

Recipe for Your Dog on Christmas

Can you think of a better way to spend your holiday baking tradition than including your dog in the festivities? We can’t, and that’s why we include our organic dog cookies as part of our yearly ritual. We firmly believe that every treat is loaded with real, wholesome ingredients. Naturally, you can use any flour you choose, but we only bake wheat-, corn- and soy-free (the most common allergens and fillers in commercial products). We know our dogs love treats and could care less if the ingredients make them itchy or their tummy upset. But we care! What Are Some … Continue reading

Important Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy For Christmas

Puppy for Christmas? Is It Good or Bad?

Ever wondered just WHY every year dog experts preach that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas? There’s more to it than you think. I am one of only two certified dog behaviour consultants in Ireland, and I have been working with dogs for almost ten years now, through Creedons Doggie Daycare, and teaching dog behaviour through Creedons College. Every December I shout from the rooftops to people not to purchase a puppy for Christmas, and every January I have to bite my tongue as I am inundated with requests from new dog owners, looking for help … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Dog Happy & Safe During the Holidays

Holidays for Your Dogs? How to Keep Your Pet Safe…

The winter holidays are a time for feasting and fun. Naturally you want to share the good times with your dogs, include them in family gatherings, give them presents and maybe some special food treats. But the holidays can also be treacherous and stressful for dogs (and other pets, for that matter). Even the most innocent items become serious dangers when pets are around. Excited dogs can knock down trees or candles; and ornaments, holiday foods, and even presents can be health hazards. Keep These Things in Mind So Your Dogs Stay Safe Through the Holidays: Trees Natural foods may … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

Now that we are officially in the post-Thanksgiving time of the holiday season, it’s time to start decorating for Christmas! I truly love the Christmas season. I always have. However, there are many Christmas decorations and traditions that can be potentially harmful to our pets. I can’t begin to share with you the number of Christmas tree-related injuries I experienced while working at the veterinary hospital. Everything from eye scratches to foreign body surgeries. Therefore, today I would like to discuss 5 tips for keeping your Christmas tree pet safe. 1. Watch Out for Toxins Christmas trees themselves are considered mildly … Continue reading

Shopping Tips for Pets and Pet Lovers on Black Friday!

Shopping Advices for Pets and Pet Lovers

Black Friday… are there any 2 words you would rather hear to help start the holiday season shopping? That’s right ladies and gents, today, November 27’th is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday means it’s time to start shopping, Black Friday means it’s time to get out the door and catch all of those fabulous sales, and Black Friday is a great time to go shopping for pets and pet lovers! We all know that Black Friday does not only last one day. I love the week long sales that most stores do, because I know … Continue reading

Holiday Safety: Training Your Dog to ‘Leave It’

Leave It Command to Train Your Dog

One of the biggest concerns families have in relation to their dogs during the holidays is keeping things that don’t belong to the dog away from the dog.   While management in the form of securing hazardous items away from dogs is a good idea, training in addition to management is an added safety and convenience feature. The holiday season brings things in to the environment that dogs have a tendency to want to explore such as decorations, food, and gifts; these things can be more than just a nuisance for your dog to get in to – they can be … Continue reading

8 Ways to Comfortably Dress Your Dog For Halloween

Halloween Costume That Is Comfortable to Your Pet Dog

Halloween – it’s spooky, it’s scary, it’s a sugary rush of fun, and let’s face it. You either love it, or you don’t. Personally, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing the kids in costumes, I love taking my own kids out to experience the night, and I love dressing my dogs up. Yep, I said it, I love dressing my dogs in Halloween costumes. Today, I want to share 8 ways to comfortably dress your dog for Halloween. Not all dogs like to be dressed up in a costume, and while I would not recommend taking … Continue reading

8 Important Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Halloween Advice for Your Dog’s Safety

Halloween can be a truly frightening day for our pets. With all of the chaos and darkness looming, there are many dangers of not looking after your dog on this spooky holiday. In preparation for Halloween this year, here are some tips to ensure your dog will be safe and comfortable! 1. Up to Date ID Information Many dogs get lost or run away on Halloween. The sounds and commotion might scare them into running away, or perhaps they run out the door when you open it for trick-or-treaters. It is extremely important to make sure that your pets have up … Continue reading