Should Your Pet Be Allowed on Your Bed/Furniture?

Should Your Pet Be Allowed on Your Bed/Furniture?

Hot topic alert! Should we let our pets on our beds and/or furniture or shouldn’t we?   Everyone has their own views on this, so let’s take today to go over some pro’s and con’s so to speak. CONS: Fur. One of the biggest reasons some people say no when it comes to letting pets on furniture is because of the fur. Some people believe letting a dog on the furniture/bed will create behavior issues. Preventing the dog from feeling like he has to listen to you etc… Now, in my humble opinion, I believe this is a myth that … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why You Should Walk Your Dog

Walk Your Dog: Benefits of Walking Your Dogs

Walking the dog sounds so common, so normal, like everyone must do it right?… right? Wrong. Did you know that somewhere in the range of 38 – 40% of dog owners do not walk their dogs? I know, I was surprised as well. But it’s true. Given a small percentage of those people I’m sure have good reason, but what about the rest? Here’s what some people have to say: “I can’t walk my dog because I work.” “I don’t have enough time.” “There is no where to walk my dog.” “He doesn’t need walks, we have a big yard.” … Continue reading

5 Great Benefits of Dog Sports

Dog Sports and How It Can Help Provide Healthy Body

There are many activities and sports that you can do with your dog, from agility to dock diving and even dry land mushing with a cart. You may have even seen dogs competing in some these sports on TV or doing demos at a festival. Have you ever wondered why people do sports with their dogs or how you might be able to get involved in one with your dog? There are several important benefits that both you and your canine friend can get from participating in sports together. 1. Exercise Like most sports, dog sports are wonderful exercise for … Continue reading

10 New Year’s Resolutions For You & Your Pets

New Year’s Resolution Together With Your Pets!

Right about now is when everyone begins sharing their ideas for different New Year’s resolutions.   Some people live by these resolutions, some people try, but do not succeed, and others will have no part in them. Me, I am one of those in betweeners. I don’t so much make resolutions, but I do have my own personal ideas on what I would like to see in my life and/or my families life for the new year. And one thing I always try and do, is include my pets in the goals I have. Today, I would like to share a … Continue reading

A Dozen Ways to Entertain Your Dog on a Rainy Day

Rainy Day Time With Your Pet Dogs

While rain can send one dog diving into mud puddles, it can also send others to run for cover! When the skies are not sunny and long periods of rain keep dogs indoors, many will display signs of boredom. Even the overflowing box of toys seems unappealing. What’s a dog parent to do? Here’s 12 Ways to Help Entertain Your Dog on Those Rain-Soaked Days: 1. Singin’ in the Rain Channel your inner Gene Kelly and grab your umbrella, slip on your rain slicker and boots, and enjoy a walk in the rain! (Don’t forget your dog’s raincoat, too!) If … Continue reading

3 Great Games to Play With Your Dog

Playing With Your Dog and Dog Tricks Combined

Talk to most dog owners and they’ll tell you the importance of taking Fido out for his daily walk. Yet when it comes to playtime, some owners might not rank this activity so highly. However, the first things we learn as humans are learnt through playing.  That red bouncy ball that escaped you so many times at the beach was the key to developing the coordination that lets you eat food, tie your shoelaces, and even fly a jet aircraft.  It’s the same for our dogs. Playing provides the foundations that let dogs perform daily activities, it allows them use … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Playing With Your Dog Is So Important!

Playing With Your Dog and Enjoy the Benefits

Do you play with your dogs? I ask my clients this question quite frequently. Sadly, the reply is rarely as satisfactory as I hope: “We leave him with lots of toys to play with!,” or “Oh we let him out in the yard to run around!,” and “Well, he plays with our other dog all the time!” In all of these scenarios, the owner is hardly involved and the dog is left to create his own entertainment. What I mean by play, however, is purposeful, structured play wherein you and your dog are engaged in a mutual activity that requires exertion from … Continue reading

Are Anxiety and Control the Same Thing When It Comes to Your Dog?

Control Behaviors and Anxiety Problems With Your Pet Canine

I am sometimes flabbergasted by people who don’t realize that dogs freeze in winter. Dogs need a warm place to sleep and some of them even do need clothes, even the big ones like dobermans and such, whose hair is so short that doesn’t keep them warm at all. And yet we all are fully aware of cold. Some of us just think that dogs are fine with cold, since they don’t find them frozen to death in the morning. I shouldn’t be surprised then that we don’t see in dogs the same patterns that we can’t even spot in … Continue reading