Junior’s First Trip to the Dog Park

Junior's First Trip to the Dog Park

We can all agree that dogs are social animals. Getting proper socialization starting at 10-12 weeks of age is critical.   The new approach to socialization is to have a balanced approach to their immune vulnerability and their emotional development. You have to mindfully expose your puppy to various environments, people, noises, surfaces, dogs, other species, objects, etc before their critical window shuts down at about 16 weeks of age. After that you will be doing remedial socialization, again being mindful on how you expose your youngster to novel stimuli. Dogs reach young adulthood at about 6 months of age … Continue reading

10 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Fun for Your Pet Dog

Yes, you read that right. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… already!   Valentine’s Day is a day of love, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. February 14’th was originally in honor of different saints named Valentinus. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14’th century. Now that we are more familiar with the day of love, do you have a furry friend you want to be your valentine? Let’s Go Over 10 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them on Valentine’s Day 1. Bake some yummy, pet friendly, heart shaped biscuits for your pets! 2. … Continue reading

Why Living in the ‘Present’ Is So Important to Your Dog!

Present, Living in the Present, Enjoying Time With Your Pet Dog

These days we’re often told how important it is to be ‘present’ in our lives, which to me means being focused on the present moment rather than being distracted by other things. And while there are certainly benefits for being present on a personal level, I think it’s even more important for us to be present for the sake of those who are around us, whether they be people or our pets. Frankly, I don’t know if there’s a better example of living in the present than our pets. But can’t our pets be distracted too? Yes of course, but … Continue reading

10 Fun Things to Do on National Walk Your Dog Week

10 Fun Things to Do on National Walk Your Dog Week

This past week has been National Walk Your Dog Week.   While I (and I think you can all agree) think walking your dog is an important part of everyday life, there are still some fun things you can do with your pooch for Walk Your Dog Week. And just so I don’t keep you all anxiously waiting, with your ears perked to the sky… I’m going to share 10 of those things with you today! ; ) 1. Take your dog for a walk in a different area than he is used to. Dogs live through their noses, and … Continue reading

Brand New 4Knines “About Us” Video Released!

4knines seat covers

We are so excited to share our brand new 4Knines About Us video with you all. This video really captures the essence of what we believe in and what we sell… Premium, heavy duty seat covers that make traveling with your best friends easier. Our seat covers, cargo liners and front seat covers look great in your vehicle while providing superior protection for your pet. Please take a look and share with your friends if you feel so inclined. Because, nothing but the best for your best friend. <3

Car Rides With Your Pup Don’t Have to Be So Ruff

Car Rides and Traveling With Your Pet Dogs: How to Make It Easy…

In our most recent blog, we discussed ways you can keep you and your dog safe while you are on the road. Since then, some of our readers have asked us for some advice on how they can help their pups become more comfortable with and enjoy their car rides.   While every dog is unique and handles traveling differently, we have a few tips and tricks that might help make traveling a little more comfortable for you and your pup. 1. Make it Fun Making your dog comfortable with car rides all starts when they are young. Of course … Continue reading

7 Goals to Set for You & Your Dog for 2016

Goals With Your Pet Dog This Year

Here we are in the year 2016! WOW! Seems a little crazy doesn’t it? I remember when I was a child, everyone had thought that by the year 2000, we would all be driving flying cars, and wearing silver futuristic clothing. While there is definitely some “futuristic” clothing being worn around the world, we are certainly not travelling by air in our cars. My point in all this is, each year, when we welcome the beginning of another 365 days, about 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions, and according to www.statisticbrain.com – only 8% of those people actually keep their … Continue reading

5 Commands All Dogs Should Know

Commands Your Pet Canine Should Obey

As a long time dog trainer I’ve established a routine that I go through with my training clients, a routine of commands that serve more than one purpose. As dog owners the first thing we tend to teach is “Sit” followed by “Stay” usually followed by “Come” but not many of us have a dog that will sit while company comes over, or come when called at the dog park… not saying that reading this article will give you that but it will give you some real life skills that are not commonly used by pet owners that can be … Continue reading

Yummy Frosty Treats to Keep Your Pup Cool This Summer & All Year Long!

Frosty Treats for Your Canine Friend

One of the great things about summer is getting to spend time with your pup in the great outdoors. And we at 4Knines hope you have been spending quality time out in the sunshine and romping around in lakes or pools always offers a fun adventure for your dog. But there are other summer treats that your dog should have the chance to enjoy, as well. What could be better than spending the afternoon at your pup’s favorite dog park? How about a delicious, frosty treat that is both safe and healthy or your pooch? After a long afternoon spent in … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Parks!

Dog Parks Benefits

Dog parks – we love them right? Who wouldn’t dive at the chance to take their beloved 4 legged friends to a place of what seems to be sheer paradise to them? A place where dogs can meet, greet, play, sniff and do all the things dogs love to do! But what really lies behind dog parks?  Are there dangers you should be aware of?  What are the benefits? Stick with us today and i’ll do my best to answer all those dog park curiosities! Dog Park Risks: While dog parks are a great place for our fur babies to burn off some … Continue reading