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

My Three Favorite Gifts to Keep My Dogs Happy

Gifts for Your Pet Dog to Make Them Happy

I love my two dogs, Taz and Bogey, and therefore it only makes sense to me to spoil them as much as I can. Starting my own online pet gear shop was a logical step for me. I enjoy always being able to explore and test new products with my two pooches. There are so many fun things to discover that I want to share with all the pet lovers out there. In my opinion pet gear should do two things: make your dog happy and be beneficial for his or her health and development. Today I want to share … Continue reading

6 Mental Stimulating Games to Play with Your Dog!

Mental Stimuation Games for Your Pet Dog

Sometimes it’s just not feasible to exercise your pet. Whether due to injury, illness, age or weather, what can you do when getting your dog outside just isn’t an option? Most dog trainers will tell you, a tired dog is a good dog. What many people overlook in exercising their pets, is that mental stimulation can tire your pet out, as well, if not better than physical exercise. Here are six easy and simple ways to exercise your dog’s mind: Food Toys Food toys, such as the ones made by Kong, can really keep a dog busy. Some people use … Continue reading

The Must-Know Facts About the Dangers of Cage Biting

Biting on Crate? Reasons Why Your Pet Dogs Are Biting on Their Cage

February is National Pet Dental Health Month by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dogs biting on crate bars can cause major dental problems. Pet parents don’t realize until it is too late and oral surgery becomes necessary. I was one of those pet parents. Why Is My Dog Biting on the Crate? I crate trained my youngest Siberian Husky, Cairo, since the day he came home at the too young age of 6 weeks. Unfortunately, I still had problems with him biting on the bars of the crate.  Here are some reasons your dog may be biting on the bars … Continue reading

New, Mentally Stimulating Ways to Feed Your Dog!

Feed Your Dog Tips to Make It More Fun

People are slowly becoming more aware that dogs need mental stimulation as part of their everyday lives as well as physical exercise. Mental stimulation is a type of thinking stimulation and includes things like problem solving, using their senses i.e. sniffing and co-ordination. The wild dogs use their mental energy by just surviving, for example sniffing out and hunting for food as well as avoiding any dangers that might be present. When we share a home with our dogs, we provide their food for them and protect them from anything that is potentially harmful BUT our dogs still have the … Continue reading

3 Safe and Healthy Chew Toys for Your Pup!

3 Safe and Healthy Chew Toys for Your Pup!

Dogs like to chew, there is no question about it. Not only does it promote dental health but it also provides mental stimulation for your pup. However, if your pup ends up chewing on the wrong pet car seat covers thing, he can end up suffering from serious health or dental complications. With so many different options out there, how do you know which kind of chew toys are actually safe for your pooch? While every dog is different and has their own preferences, we have come up with a list of some of the safest and healthiest chew toys … 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

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

Got a Dog? Get a Kong! (Part 1)

Kong for Dogs to Keep Them Intellectually and Physically Challenged

There are things we want, and there are things we need. If you are a dog owner, dog lover, kennel worker, shelter staffer, or pet sitter, then you need to have Kongs handy.  Lots of them. We use Kongs all the time in our family, and I recommend them to anyone who owns a dog. They are amazing and they make life with a dog much easier and less stressful!  I’ll explain why. Kongs are Enrichment The Kong is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe rubber toy. When stuffed with food and treats, it provides dogs with a healthy outlet for their natural desire to … Continue reading