7 Tips For Keeping Dogs Safe & Cool in the Yard & Car!

7 Tips For Keeping Dogs Safe & Cool in the Yard & Car!

It is important that while we prepare our homes, yards, and even cars for the fun-in-the-sun days, we keep our canine companions’ safety in mind, too. Here are some of my FiveSibes™ tips to help keep the fun in summer for everyone: 1. Yards of Fun! As we prepare our yards for the great outdoor season, do a thorough yard check, sans dogs, of course, and: Inspect all the fence lines and gates to be sure they are still solid and intact. Look around to see if any animals or bees made a nest that needs to be removed. Did … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

How to Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

Spring has sprung, the weather is beautiful and everyone is ready to get out there for some fun in the sun! Your best friend is eager to come out with you and enjoy the beautiful weather. Some of the most common dangers that our dogs face during the warm summer months can be avoided if we plan ahead. It is a season of trips to the park, festivals, farmer’s markets, family bbq’s and plenty of fun in the sun and water. These tips will help you and your dog safely enjoy the summer months: Avoiding Heat Stroke Heat stroke is … Continue reading

3 Safety Tips You Should Know When Treating & Feeding Our Pets

Feeding Our Pet Dog and Make Them Healthy

We all love our pets and when it comes to giving them treats and other food-related rewards, we’re used to seeing articles about those with all natural ingredients are best along with warnings regarding some overseas brands that have been toxic or even deadly for some animals. But now we want to discuss some other safety issues when it comes time to feeding and treating our pets.   First of all we should point to the growing obesity epidemic when it comes to today’s companion animals. Without getting into a bunch of scary statistics, veterinarians and other animal care professions … Continue reading

Dogs and Wolves: The Training Debate

Training Differences of Dogs and Wolves

Science is constantly challenging our ideas of how domestic dogs evolved. Whether it was from wolves, jackals or any other wild canid, the debate should be, does it matter to modern day dogs and owners? In my experience it doesn’t, let me explain why. The truth is many people have a corrupted view of what occurs in a group of dogs. Through many twists and turns down through the years, from old gundog training ideas, to incorrect, and might I add amended, information from wolf biologists, we perceive dogs as animals who strive to be in control, rising to the … Continue reading

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

Who can resist puppy dog eyes or happy kitten purrs? Having an animal in your life means having a fuzzy, happy little family member to bring happiness to your life every day. The hardest part as a pet owner is to see your fur-children get hurt in any way. For pets who are hurt or in pain the issue can go from bad to worse very quickly since they aren’t able to tell us outright when things hurt and why. For this reason it’s extremely important to understand the most common hazards to your pet and take the proper precautions … Continue reading

Holiday Safety: Training Your Dog to ‘Leave It’

Leave It Command to Train Your Dog

One of the biggest concerns families have in relation to their dogs during the holidays is keeping things that don’t belong to the dog away from the dog.   While management in the form of securing hazardous items away from dogs is a good idea, training in addition to management is an added safety and convenience feature. The holiday season brings things in to the environment that dogs have a tendency to want to explore such as decorations, food, and gifts; these things can be more than just a nuisance for your dog to get in to – they can be … Continue reading