How to Keep Your Pup Safe in the Summer Heat

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Okay, so it’s pretty obvious that we are excited about summer. With so many new adventures to be had, it’s hard not to get excited about spending some quality time with your pup. However, as summer temperatures start to climb even higher, it is important that every pet owner knows how to protect their pet during the summer and how to keep them cool and healthy. While You’re At Home Let’s face it, we have jobs. So, while we would like to, the majority of us cannot stay home with our pups all day. This means that there is a … Continue reading

Got a Dog? Get a Kong! (Part 1)

Kong for Dogs to Keep Them Intellectually and Physically Challenged

There are things we want, and there are things we need. If you are a dog owner, dog lover, kennel worker, shelter staffer, or pet sitter, then you need to have Kongs handy.  Lots of them. We use Kongs all the time in our family, and I recommend them to anyone who owns a dog. They are amazing and they make life with a dog much easier and less stressful!  I’ll explain why. Kongs are Enrichment The Kong is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe rubber toy. When stuffed with food and treats, it provides dogs with a healthy outlet for their natural desire to … Continue reading

The Second Round of The 4Knines Photo Contest Winners Are…

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for January 2016

Here are the photos that won the second round of our Photo Contest!  Check out these adorable pups on their 4Knines Seat Covers. They 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/   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/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here:  http://4knines.com/collections/all

Want to Adopt a Dog? 3 Strategies to Ensure Household Harmony!

Adopt a Dog and Pet Parenting

First, congratulations on your decision to adopt! At this moment, there are millions of dogs waiting in shelters, rescues and foster homes for that perfect someone to walk into their lives. While these strategies may not make you perfect, they will help put you and your new dog on the path to a beautiful, lasting relationship. 1. Lifestyle Assessment Before you walk into the shelter and fall for the first cute pooch you lock eyes with, think about your lifestyle. Whether this is your first dog, or you’re a veteran dog parent, the most important question to ask yourself and … Continue reading

Arizona Animal Welfare League – April 4Knines Spotlight

Arizona Animal Welfare League: Love for Animals As Dog and Puppies

Imagine a world with no homeless dogs and cats.  It is the mission of the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) to create such a world.  As the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona, AAWL’s vision is to be the community’s leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education, and expertise in animal welfare. AAWL partners with other animal advocacy groups to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs and cats in Maricopa County who would otherwise be euthanized.  AAWL houses up to 140 cats and 190 dogs in their shelters at any given time. In addition, 90 foster … Continue reading

Dog-Friendly Road Trips: 10 Must Haves for Stress Free Traveling

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Any dog lover knows that a vacation is just not the same if your dogs can’t join in on the fun! For this reason we are huge fans of bringing the dogs along whenever possible. Although it requires a bit of extra preparation, after many years and dozens of road trips, we like to think that we have become quite proficient at it! Behold, our list of 10 Essentials for Traveling with Dogs! 1. Lid Locking Container Naturally, you will be bringing dog food along on your road trip. We recommend packing it in a lid locking container as opposed … Continue reading

How to Introduce Your Dog to Your Home

Home Alone Puppy Dog and How to Train Them

Getting a dog, whether it’s a new puppy or an older dog is an exciting time. To ensure this transition goes well for you and your pet, there are a few things to plan and consider before bringing your furry friend home. Pet proofing If you already have a dog you may be fine on this front. Some dogs can jump pretty high fences, while some will dig under the fence or find even small gaps between fence posts. Some awesome dogs do all three things and it can be tricky to curb that wandering spirit. Desexing male dogs will … Continue reading

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