Ways to Have Fun in the Sun and Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Ways to Have Fun in the Sun and Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer time again! And it’s scorching out there, but your dog has energy.   Here are some fun ideas to help keep your dog cool: Dog Beaches If you live in a community where there’s water, hopefully there’s a designated dog beach access. If so, it’s the perfect place to bring Fido for a cool down in the heat of summer. It’s also a great place to let them run off some steam without overheating! Cool treats Making your dog some frozen treats is a fun way to help them cool down. And it’s easy! Simply mix some of their favorite … Continue reading

Top 4 Puppy Life Lessons

Top 4 Puppy Life Lessons

Welcoming a puppy into the family is an exciting and busy time spent getting to know the pup, building a bond and of course lots of puppy cuddles! It’s easy to get caught up in house training and basic obedience training, such as learning to sit and walk on the lead, that teaching important puppy life skills might be missed out on. The following life lessons will help your pup to grow into a happy, confident and stable adult dog who is a pleasure to own. Socialisation Early puppy socialisation between 12-16 weeks old is the most crucial stage of … Continue reading

5 Benefits of Trick Training Your Dog

Trick Training Benefits for You and Your Dog

Trick training isn’t just about learning cool tricks to show off, there are plenty of benefits to incorporating some time for trick training into your dog’s daily routine. Improve Your Bond Using positive reinforcement training techniques increases your dog’s positive associations with you so that your dog will be more keen to train with you in future. Trick training helps improve a dog’s focus and engagement as it learns to have fun while working with its owner. Increased focus and engagement will help in other training areas such as loose lead walking and working around distractions. Trick training is a … 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

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy Indoors This Winter

Winter Season for Your Pet Dogs! How to Have Fun and Enjoy…

When winter is here in full strength, and the weather is just too cold to spend as much time outside with your dog as you normally would… what could you possibly do to keep you and your dog occupied?   Playing in the snow is fun, and your dog might even enjoy it. But lets face it, sometimes its nice to just stay all warm and snug as a bug in a rug indoors. Today, I would like to share my 10 ways to keep your dog busy indoors. 1. Hide and sniff!   Put a k-9 spin 0n the … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Shaving Your Dog

Shaving Your Dog Tips and Avoid Pet Accidents and Injuries: Dog Grooming

When the temperatures rise and the sun is at its strongest, you’re not the only one feeling the heat—just think about how your dog feels under all that fur and hair!   Many people consider shaving their dog a necessary part of their hot-weather preparations. However, this may not be the best idea for your dog. To Shave or Not to Shave? If summer or hot weather to your dog translates to unlimited time inside with the cool air conditioning, there’s absolutely no reason to shave his coat. Your dog’s coat has been specially adapted for those times he’ll need … Continue reading

Why You Should Never Purchase a Pet… Except From a Shelter

Purchase a Pet Dog? What to Consider…

Although it hasn’t been much of a hot topic as of late, it wasn’t that long ago that headlines and gruesome images emanating from “puppy mill” conditions were flooding the airwaves. Situations where multiple cages were stacked on top of one another, females confined to do nothing more than reproduce, these disgusting environments were deplorable at best. It just doesn’t make sense that while over two million puppies are being sold through these breeders, an estimated three million dogs are being euthanized in shelters around our country. I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember, … Continue reading

Top 10 Books on Dog Training and Dog Care

Dog Training Resources for a Better Life With Your Pet Dogs

Whether you’re just considering getting a dog, getting started with a new pup, or looking for help with a current pet, it can never hurt to turn to a good book for some advice on how to care for your dog.   5 Essential Dog Books on Dog Care…  Here are some of our picks for the top 5 books on dog care to help you learn about your dog’s physiology and mind: “How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain” by Gregory Berns This professor of cynology and canine neuroscience works with his adopted dog … Continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be a Responsible Pet Owner?

Ways to Have Fun in the Sun and Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

With February being Responsible Pet Owner Month, it got me thinking… What does it mean to be a responsible pet owner? What does it mean to me, what does it mean to you, and finally, what does it mean in society’s eyes? Is a responsible pet owner the same thing as being a responsible parent? Today, I’m going to share some things which I think make someone a responsible pet owner. In my humble opinion, a responsible pet owner does so much more than just feed and water their pets. I think this is very similar to being the parent of … 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