Your Dog Lover Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift for Dog Lovers This Christmas!

The holidays are a perfect time to connect with family, friends, and our furry best friends! Unfortunately, holiday shopping can be stressful, and finding that perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list can become a real challenge.   Luckily, all the dog lovers in your life have a few necessities in common whether that be healthy dog treats or durable chew toys. We’ve compiled a list of our top dog-friendly gifts that are perfect for dog lovers of all kinds! So, if you aren’t sure what to give your dog-loving friends and family this holiday season, check out some … Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Animals in Need

Help Animals in Need and Make a Difference

For some of us, animals are a part of our soul. We connect with animals, grieve for their heartache, and find joy in their joy. Many people connect with animals so well because they are pure beings of sorts and tend to be victims of circumstance. Our hearts are affected by them, and therefore, many people discover the issues they face all over the globe and decide to do something about it. This is a great thing but it can be difficult to know where to start or how to help. Truthfully any small gesture can mean a huge difference … Continue reading

5 Tips to Keep Your Dogs Teeth Healthy #NationalPetDentalHealthMonth

Dogs Teeth and Dogs Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Our pets are our family, and we take care of family, and are concerned for their health, right? If everyone thought that way, the statistics I am about to share with you, would be a lot different. Did you know, according to petdental.ca – by the age of two, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease? WOW! Those are not numbers we want to see associated with our pets health. And what’s more? at least 10% of dogs have an exposed/broken tooth in their mouths, causing extreme pain, and … 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

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

4 Dog Toy Safety Tips

Dog Toy and Safety

Nothing makes me happier than seeing my dog Rooney, run around the house with a toy in his mouth. He loves toys and I love buying him new ones. Although dog toys represent fun and play time, as pet parents we need to consider our dog’s safety when choosing dog toys. For example, Rooney loves squeaky toys. However, his mission is to find and destroy the squeeker inside the toy. Turns out, after living with Rooney for 3 years, I have learned that his mission is to destroy any toy that crosses his path. After realizing how Rooney valued his … Continue reading