9 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer

Summer is almost here and now is a great time to start planning outdoor adventures. Here are nine fun things to do with your dog this summer! 1. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town Spend time exploring local parks, public art, farmer’s markets, summer festivals, and other outdoor dog-friendly places. 2. Host a Pooch Party Buy a kiddie pool and then invite a few friends and their pups over for a cook out and pool party. 3. Treat Your Dog to Dinner Take your dog out on a date night to a dog-friendly restaurant. 4. Organize a Weekly Dog-Walking … Continue reading

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

Have you ever traveled with your dog before? If you have, you will know that there are a lot of things to consider when traveling with a pet for any length of time.   As this past weekend was the unofficial start of summer and pet parents are getting ready to plan road trips and summer vacations, I thought I would point out a few extra things that might make your summer travels a little smoother. 1) Crates Are an Excellent Training Tool and Safety Device   When we took a long road trip with Rooney last year we brought … Continue reading

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

Helping Your Pets Adjust to “Back to School” Time

Back to School and Summer Is Done! How to Make Your Pet Dog Feel Loved

Summer seems to have come and gone. A bit too quick for my liking.   Back to school has started, summer holidays are over, everything is hectic while we all try and get our regular days back on schedule etc etc etc… but, where does that leave our pets? Does all this chaos affect them? The fact is yes, it does affect them, but what can you do about it? Your pets get used to having everyone home during the summer. Kids playing, holiday trips with the family, then suddenly it all stops, parents are working, kids are back in school, … Continue reading

Fun Summer Activities for You and Your Pooch

Summer Activities for Your Pet Dog: Hiking, Swimming With Sweet Treats

Summer is here and that means it is finally time to get outside! With the warm weather and long days, there are so many fun activities just waiting for you and your pup. Recently, we have been discussing traveling with your dog. We have covered everything from what to bring on a road trip to what are the best dog-friendly hotels, but what kind of trips might you take with your pup? The possibilities are endless! There are so many different places to explore and things to do, it would be impossible to include them all in a few short paragraphs. … Continue reading

Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer Time For Your Pet Dog? How to Make Them Feel Happy…

It’s almost summer time! As we have just passed Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning your pet into their summer routine. Summer is a fun time for many pets. Warmer weather means more water and outdoor activities! One of the best things you can do for your pet as a pet parent is to make sure they stay cool. So today, I would like to discuss a few ways to keep your dog cool during the summer. 1) Make Sure Your Dog is Drinking Enough Water Staying hydrated is crucial to keeping your dog from overheating … Continue reading

Fun Water Activities Your Pup Can Do at Home

Water Safety Tips and Suggestions for Your Pet Dogs

In some of our past blogs, we talked a little bit about water safety tips and how you can help keep your dog safe during the summer. Spending some time romping around in the water can be a great way to help keep your pup cool this summer, but we understand that you won’t be able to take them out to the park or the lake every afternoon. However, there are plenty of ways your pup can have fun with water around the house. Kiddie Pool When our pups get hot after playing a game of fetch and are looking for … 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

3 Important Tips for Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette 101

Summer is almost here and that means it is time to get your pup, pack up your car seat covers for dogs, and head out for an adventure. Dog parks are a great place to take your pup this summer. They offer your dogs a fun and safe place to play and socialize with other pups. Some dog parks even have lakes or fun water fixtures so your pup can cool off after romping around. While dog parks can be a fun place where your dog can let loose, there are etiquette rules that all dog owners should be aware of … Continue reading