What Every Pet Parent Should Keep in Their Car

What Every Pet Parent Should Keep in Their Car

If you are like me, most of your weekend or weekday activities include doing something with your dog (As a matter of fact, I took Rooney to a baby shower this past weekend because it was in a park). Examples Include: Your dog accompanying you on road trips Your dog accompanying you on hiking trips Your dog commuting to work with you Your dog attending all family functions If any of the examples above speak to you, you want to make sure that you are prepared while traveling with your dog in the car. Therefore, I put together the following list: … Continue reading

Your Comprehensive Check List for Your Next Road Trip With Your Pup!

Road Trip With You Pet Dog Check List When Traveling

Okay, so we know that we have been giving you a lot of information about traveling with your dog. We have covered everything from safety to which hotels are the best dog-friendly hotels and while, this is all great and helpful information, we would venture to guess that you are wondering how you are going to remember all of this for your next adventure.   Fortunately, we have decided to combine all of this information into one comprehensive checklist so you can ensure that you have everything you need for your next road trip. Pet’s collar and tags Leash Water … Continue reading

5 Quick and Easy Dog Treats!

Treats for a Happy Dog: Here’ How to Create One

With the amount of recalls and reports of tainted products inundating the airwaves these days, it’s so important to know exactly what your dog is eating. One of the easiest ways to ensure the quality of treats is to make your own. Here are six easy and healthy treats you can make for your dog: Stuff and Freeze a Kong Kong stuffing can be just about anything your dog likes. In my house the go to stuffing is pineapple. I use frozen pineapple chunks, let them sit out for a few minutes so they’re easy to cut, and chop them … Continue reading

Healthy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Fig Cakes

Dog Treats Your Pet Dog Will Surely Love

Was that dog treat recalled? Do you want your dog to ingest Ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose or maltodextrose? Trying to stay away from dog treats that have been recalled or have toxic ingredients can be a challenge. Sometimes it is just easier to make your own healthy dog treats. By making dog treats in the comfort of your kitchen, you can ensure quality control. Not only will you be able to purchase organic and even locally sourced ingredients, but you have the opportunity to modify a dog treat recipe to meet the needs of your … Continue reading

The 4 Quadrants of Dog Training: Are You Doing All Four?

Dog Training and Positive Reinforcement Tips

There are four ‘quadrants’ when it comes to dog training; positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment. To summarise quickly… Positive reinforcement is when you add something to the dogs environment that he likes for example if he sits he gets a piece of cheese. This increases the chances of the behaviour happening again. Negative reinforcement is when you remove something the dog doesn’t like from the environment; for example stopping an electric shock when the dog eventually sits down. The dog learns that by sitting he avoids the shock thus increasing the chances of the behaviour happening … Continue reading

Holiday Dinner Treat Recipe For Your Dog!

Recipe for Your Dog on Christmas

Can you think of a better way to spend your holiday baking tradition than including your dog in the festivities? We can’t, and that’s why we include our organic dog cookies as part of our yearly ritual. We firmly believe that every treat is loaded with real, wholesome ingredients. Naturally, you can use any flour you choose, but we only bake wheat-, corn- and soy-free (the most common allergens and fillers in commercial products). We know our dogs love treats and could care less if the ingredients make them itchy or their tummy upset. But we care! What Are Some … 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

10 Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

Human Foods That are Safe for Your Dog: Cheese

We all know there are some human foods we shouldn’t feed our dogs, but what about the safe ones? I don’t know about you, but I love being able to whip up a snack for the human children, and pass some on to my dogs (who happen to be giving me the big blue puppy eyes every time.) Lets take a look at 10 human foods you can feed your dog, as well as the benefits of each: What human foods are safe for my dog? Carrots Sweet Potatoes Peanut Butter Yogurt Pumpkin Eggs Broccoli chicken Apples Cheese Carrots:  My … Continue reading

How to Make Simple Homemade Dog Treats

Dog Treats Homemade for Puppies

Making your dog treats at home is the only way to 100% know what your feeding your dog. But making everything at home can be time consuming. That’s why we are excited to share this quick and simple doggy treat created by Leanne Ely, best selling author of the cookbook series “Saving Dinner”.  Watch above and be sure to check out SavingDinner.com for the full recipe!