The Importance of Dog Breed Research

Breed of Dogs and the Importance of Considering Them

Many breeds of dogs have been selected for over many generations for a specific or series of traits. These traits would have served a specific purpose, probably for the breed’s original purpose for example retrieving or herding.   A lot of the time these traits have been bred for for so long that they become instinctive or innate to that particular breed. This means that even without training certain types of dog will exhibit certain types of behaviours. Problems can arise when potential owners don’t research the breed of dog that they are going to be housing. Take for example … Continue reading

How to Protect Your Car’s Interior from Your Dog

How to Protect Your Car's Interior from Your Dog

If you are anything like us, you love taking road trips and going on exciting adventures with your dog. From camping and hiking to running to the grocery store, we all love traveling with our furry best friends. These fun little outings, however, can come at a price if you are not careful. Over time, if your car’s interior is not properly protected or cleaned, it will start to look worn, faded, and damaged. There are a few different ways you can keep your car’s interior looking clean and new throughout all of your adventures. Dog Seat Cover Who likes … Continue reading

August Charity Spotlight on Dogs for Heroes

August Charity Spotlight on Dogs for Heroes

The mission of Dogs for Heroes is to rescue pit bulls and train them as companion and service dogs for honorably discharged veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). As a combat veteran himself, Andrew P. Hoskins, the founder of Dogs for Heroes, understands the effects of PTSD on everyday life and relationships with family and friends. Andrew and the volunteers at Dogs for Heroes consider it an honor to help “Save Veterans, One Pit at a Time.” Based in Illinois with chapters across the country, Dogs for Heroes partners with rescues to identify specific … Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Lick? 3 Interesting Reasons You Might Not Know…

Lick Attitude on Your Pet Dog and How to Understand It Further

Dogs – they are our best friends, they are our family, they make our lives whole. When we share our lives with dogs, we tend to learn a lot about them. Not just about our own pups, but dogs in general. We learn that dogs like to explore the world with their noses. We learn that dogs show unconditional love towards their people. We also learn that dogs like to lick. A dogs tongue reminds me a lot of their noses. To me, it seems they like to explore the world with their tongues almost as much as they do … Continue reading

Got a Dog? Get a Kong! (Part 2)

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If you read my previous article about having a dog and needing a Kong, then you’ll appreciate the follow up material and tips in this article! As I mentioned in my previous post, Kongs improve life with your canine companion for a variety of reason, but there are few more things you need to know about how to set yourself and your dog up for success! The Many Benefits of Chewing Did you know that your dog needs to chew?  Chewing is a natural stress relief for dogs. Chewing releases calming hormones in your dog and helps them to feel better. … Continue reading

The May Winner of the 4Knines Photo Contest Is…

Photo Contest Winner on 4Knines for May

Here’s the picture that won our Photo Contest for May!  Check out Oreo on her 4Knines Seat Cover. Oreo’s family won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and so can you… Just upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ This is a monthly contest! So, upload a picture of your dog with your 4Knines product here now: https://4knines.wishpond.com/photo-contest/ Don’t have a 4Knines Seat Cover yet?? Check out all of our products here:  http://4knines.com/collections/all

Want to Adopt a Dog? 3 Strategies to Ensure Household Harmony!

Adopt a Dog and Pet Parenting

First, congratulations on your decision to adopt! At this moment, there are millions of dogs waiting in shelters, rescues and foster homes for that perfect someone to walk into their lives. While these strategies may not make you perfect, they will help put you and your new dog on the path to a beautiful, lasting relationship. 1. Lifestyle Assessment Before you walk into the shelter and fall for the first cute pooch you lock eyes with, think about your lifestyle. Whether this is your first dog, or you’re a veteran dog parent, the most important question to ask yourself and … Continue reading

7 Facts About Dogs You Should Know!

Dogs, Puppies and Man’s Best Friend Are So Cute

If you’re reading this, chances are you love your dogs – am I right? Dog lovers of the world have one interest in common. Learning all they need to know about their beloved pets. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some fun facts about man’s best friend. 1. Did you know that dogs sweat in an entirely different manner than humans? In fact, most of the dogs sweat glands are located in their…..paw pads? That’s right, paw pads! However, their paw pad sweat glands is not how they cool off. Ever notice your dog panting a little extra on those … Continue reading

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Canines

Canines and Character of Dogs

Dogs are unique, fun animals, and most pet owners will agree that they really brighten our days. We probably know just about everything about our dogs’ personalities, but you might be surprised about just how much you didn’t know about dogs!  Like, dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as humans, and that they use them to make more than 100 facial expressions. Pretty cool, right? Here are some other fun facts you might not know about canines: 1. Some small breed dogs’ stomachs are the size of a walnut! 2. The average dog is as smart … Continue reading

How to Get Your Dog to Sleep In Its Own Bed

Dog to Sleep and Train to Use His Bed

It may seem like a good idea, particularly on a cold and lonely night, to let your dog sleep in your bed. However, before you know it, you are ready to have your own bed back, but your dog doesn’t want to leave anymore. You may think that all you need is to offer the dog a comfortable alternative, but that’s not actually as easy as many people think. Furthermore, there are so many dog beds to choose from that simply picking a comfortable one can be quite overwhelming. The Case Against Letting Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed Most … Continue reading