7 Tips For Keeping Dogs Safe & Cool in the Yard & Car!

7 Tips For Keeping Dogs Safe & Cool in the Yard & Car!

It is important that while we prepare our homes, yards, and even cars for the fun-in-the-sun days, we keep our canine companions’ safety in mind, too. Here are some of my FiveSibes™ tips to help keep the fun in summer for everyone: 1. Yards of Fun! As we prepare our yards for the great outdoor season, do a thorough yard check, sans dogs, of course, and: Inspect all the fence lines and gates to be sure they are still solid and intact. Look around to see if any animals or bees made a nest that needs to be removed. Did … Continue reading

Choosing the Right Toy for Your Dog

Right Toy For Your Pet Dog? Here’s How to Choose…

One of our favorite things about dogs is how much they love to play. Whether we’re playing a friendly game of fetch or watching our pups have fun on their own, toys are an important part of your dog’s health and well-being.   Playtime provides both mental and physical exercise for our dogs and is something they need both as growing puppies and mature adults. That said, choosing the right toys is imperative to keeping your dog safe during playtime. Accidents can happen, but the right toys will keep them to a minimum and allow worry-free play. So what should … Continue reading

5 Tips to Prevent Dog Bites From Happening

Dog Bites? How to Avoid Your Dogs From Biting…

Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? But what does it take to prevent dog bites from happening, and is it possible? Being a parent of both pets and hu-kids, I have learned to pick up on the subtle signs my dogs may be showing me when they begin to feel anxious or annoyed by my children. Today I would like to share some tips on helping your kids prevent dog bites – not just your own dogs, but dogs your children may encounter while outside playing or what have you. 1. Teach your child that if they see … Continue reading

My Three Favorite Gifts to Keep My Dogs Happy

Gifts for Your Pet Dog to Make Them Happy

I love my two dogs, Taz and Bogey, and therefore it only makes sense to me to spoil them as much as I can. Starting my own online pet gear shop was a logical step for me. I enjoy always being able to explore and test new products with my two pooches. There are so many fun things to discover that I want to share with all the pet lovers out there. In my opinion pet gear should do two things: make your dog happy and be beneficial for his or her health and development. Today I want to share … Continue reading

The Must-Know Facts About the Dangers of Cage Biting

Biting on Crate? Reasons Why Your Pet Dogs Are Biting on Their Cage

February is National Pet Dental Health Month by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dogs biting on crate bars can cause major dental problems. Pet parents don’t realize until it is too late and oral surgery becomes necessary. I was one of those pet parents. Why Is My Dog Biting on the Crate? I crate trained my youngest Siberian Husky, Cairo, since the day he came home at the too young age of 6 weeks. Unfortunately, I still had problems with him biting on the bars of the crate.  Here are some reasons your dog may be biting on the bars … Continue reading

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

Who can resist puppy dog eyes or happy kitten purrs? Having an animal in your life means having a fuzzy, happy little family member to bring happiness to your life every day. The hardest part as a pet owner is to see your fur-children get hurt in any way. For pets who are hurt or in pain the issue can go from bad to worse very quickly since they aren’t able to tell us outright when things hurt and why. For this reason it’s extremely important to understand the most common hazards to your pet and take the proper precautions … Continue reading

Why Your Dog Chews and How to Manage It

Chew Issues With Dogs? How to Help Your Dog Control Chewing…

We’ve all been there. We get home from a long day of work to find our living pillows ripped to shreds! Our dog greets us with a look of mischievous guilt on his face. We want to get mad, but we can’t. It’s like firing an employee for being inappropriate at last year’s Christmas party! The deed’s been done, and nothing can put the pillows back together. What’s important right now is to make sure this doesn’t happen again. But how exactly can you protect your furniture from your dog’s uncontrollable urge to chew? The first step is to understand … Continue reading

How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Chewing and Biting

Chewing and Biting Habits of Dogs? How to Make Them Stop…

Your puppy will eventually grow out of it with proper guidance (meaning redirection and offering alternatives) but not soon enough to avoid destroying some of your things – and if you don’t show him what you want him to do, then he will continue to chew and bite in a way that makes sense to him – which is basically to put his teeth on everything. He has to chew because as a puppy, he explores and learns about the world by putting things in his mouth. He also chews because it gives him something to do as a means … Continue reading

How Puzzle Toys Can Change Your Dog’s Life!

Puzzle Toys to Keep Your Canine Friend Mentally Stimulated

Interactive dog toys, also known as puzzle toys, can be lifesavers in many situations.   Have a dog with separation anxiety? Get a puzzle toy. How about a dog chewing up everything in your house? Get a puzzle toy. What about a dog who barks non-stop? You guessed it, a puzzle toy can help. For those who aren’t sure what I mean by a puzzle or interactive dog toy, these toys are ones you can fill with treats or dog food and your dog has to problem solve to get the treats out of the toy. Kong toys are the … Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Dog For a Vet Visit

Vet Visit That is Hassle Free

Does going to the vet make you nervous? I think there is nothing more frightening than rushing your pet to a vet for an emergency. It can also be scary when taking your pet for a planned appointment when you suspect there is something wrong. Since our pets cannot tell us what is ailing them, we need to be their eyes and ears. It’s important to gather the right information when you suspect there is an injury, illness, or behavior change. There are steps that we can take as pet parents to prepare for a vet visit whether it is an … Continue reading