How to Prepare for Air Travel With Your Dog

Air Travel Tips With Your Pet Dog

New year, new adventures! Are you planning a big trip in 2017? And are you thinking about bringing your dog along for the ride (or flight)?   Besides working out where to stay and what to eat, there are many things to consider when flying with a pet. Here is how you can prepare yourself, and your dog, for air travel. As soon as you have decided on a destination, it is crucial to start planning your trip at least a month ahead of time. There is a lot to do! 1. Plan Your Trip You will have to decide whether … Continue reading

Coconut Cream Cookie Dog Treat Recipe!

Dog Treat Recipe to Make Your Pet Dog Happy!

I’m a big fan of coconut in all its forms and incorporate it in many of Kirby and Kenzie’s meals and treats. Once believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, we now know that the fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) lead to efficient burning of energy.   Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or other, provides a wide range of health benefits. Holistic veterinarians recommend daily servings of up to 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body. I wanted to make a treat in the purest form of coconut as possible, and … Continue reading

Train Your Dog to Resist Temptation in Four Easy Steps!

Train Your Pet Dog What to Eat and What Not to!

Dogs are like turkeys in one important way: they love to gobble.   They gobble up stuff that they find on walks. They gobble up stuff that they thieve from the cupboard. And we all end up dropping stuff that our dogs consider imprudently gobble-worthy, too. Sometimes the things we drop are dangerous, like medication. Sometimes, we drop (and they gobble) something they have a criminal history with, like sunglasses, a remote control, dirty laundry…. You know what I’m talking about. In the face of dogs’ superior speed and imperviousness to unpalatability, it makes sense to train a dog to … Continue reading

Keeping Your Dogs Happy When You Are Away from Home!

Keeping Your Dogs Happy: How to Make Your Pet Dog Happy All the Time!

One of the most successful ways to keep your dog happy and busy whilst you are out from the family home is to introduce some environmental enrichment.   Essentially you are giving your dog lots of fun things to think about and do whilst you are away at work for the day, it also helps them keep up their natural behaviors of sniffing out items, being inquisitive and perhaps jumping up, digging and reaching for objects. Some examples that are easy to make, cheap and the kids will also have fun being involved! These include objects that make the dog … Continue reading

Fluffy Puppy Turned Into a Snarking Monster? 5 Steps to Enjoying Walking Your Dog Again

Walking Your Dog and Avoid Dog Anxiety

That sweet pup who at a couple of months old was so adorable that you wanted to show her off to everyone, has gained half a year and grown horns!   She barks and lunges at every dog or person she sees – and you wouldn’t want anyone to see your dog now. So you only walk her at the Hour of the Difficult Dog. You’re embarrassed. Confused. What have you done wrong? What she’s showing is a fear reaction which can appear in adolescence. It may have resulted from not meeting enough dogs and people in her first few … Continue reading

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

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

How to Have a Fun, Festive, Pet Safe, Happy Easter!

Happy Easter With Your Pet Dog

Spring is in the air! And along with the new season, comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down that Bunny Trail. With all the excitement of families gathering together and stepping outside for some Easter fun, whether it’s hunting for hidden eggs or kids searching for their Easter baskets, this holiday is also a good time to review some innocent looking dangers in order to avoid them so a Happy Easter can be had by all, especially our canine companions. Spring Showers Bring Pretty Flowers Easter plants and flowers, i.e. lilies, daffodils, azaleas, hyacinths, tulips etc., are very pretty, but they are … Continue reading

4 Great Ways to Stop Your Dog From Digging

Digging Issues With Your Pet Dog? Here Are Easy Tips…

If you’re tired of falling in the holes your dog keeps digging in your yard, you may be ankle deep in frustration. While some dogs dig out of boredom, cold weather dogs such as Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes will dig their way towards cooler parts of the earth when they’re stuck outside in hot weather for too long. Other dog breeds can’t help but dig as they were specifically bred to hunt for burrowing prey. These typical digging breeds include: Dachshunds Terriers Beagles Miniature Schnauzers Wirehaired Pointing Griffon If you have a digger on your hands, you may be … Continue reading

How Dog Training Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

Dog Training Benefits in Having a Healthy Pet

Many people consider dog training to only be for those that want their dogs to be able to perform tricks or for owners that want their dogs to take part in a dog related sport such as obedience or agility. However training can be put to use in such a way that it can make carrying out certain tasks so much easier! When we take on a dog we also take on the responsibility of making sure that animal stays healthy, and this means regular health checks are in order. As well as health checks there are also procedures that … Continue reading