Common Sense Dog Walking!

Walking With Your Dog? Here Are Some Dog Walking Etiquette You Need to Know

Many dog owners in this country as well as others have or have had a dog that is reactive on the lead. This could be for numerous reasons, whether it be they are frustrated greeters that become increasingly wound up when they see other people or dogs that they cannot get to, they could be dog aggressive, or they may just be really nervous and fearful. Whatever the reason walking these types of dog can be incredibly stressful for the owners as well as the dogs! Sometimes when walking a dog that is reactive you are watching everything else as … Continue reading

5 Tips to Prevent Dog Bites From Happening

Dog Bites? How to Avoid Your Dogs From Biting…

Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? But what does it take to prevent dog bites from happening, and is it possible? Being a parent of both pets and hu-kids, I have learned to pick up on the subtle signs my dogs may be showing me when they begin to feel anxious or annoyed by my children. Today I would like to share some tips on helping your kids prevent dog bites – not just your own dogs, but dogs your children may encounter while outside playing or what have you. 1. Teach your child that if they see … Continue reading

4 Important Things to Think About Before Getting a Dog

Getting a Dog: Things You Need to Consider

It’s a heartbreaking story, but something we hear time and again — owners of a year-old dog discover they just don’t have the time, energy, or capabilities to take care of the animal the way they thought they would, and they’re looking for a new home for their pet. Re-homing at that age is tough on the dog, and even tougher on the people who have formed an attachment. It also raises a few questions: Are people not putting enough thought into the type of dog they are bringing into their lives? Are they getting lost in the sweetness of … Continue reading

3 Unique Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Pamper Your Pet and Have Happy Time Together

I’m a pet parent if there every was a pet parent. I don’t have human children, I have fur children. Caring for dogs is obviously different than caring for a child, but to me, the love is still comparable. I show my dogs I love them in many different ways, however, I feel like these three ways really stand out as exceptional pet parenting. I challenge you to give one or all three a try. 1. A Doggie Massage! Who doesn’t love a good massage? I’m not talking about regular petting here, I’m recommending slow, relaxing strokes to calm your … Continue reading

Important Trail Etiquette You Should Know When Walking Your Dog

Walking and Dog Etiquette While Outside

I love walking with my dogs on the local rail trail in New Hampshire or on the beach in the off-season on Cape Cod. I feel rejuvenated after getting some fresh air and some vigorous exercise and I know the dogs are better for it. They are more content, less destructive and there is an overall calmness. My partner likes to say that dogs need more energy-withdrawals than deposits. Dogs that sit around the house, day after day are making energy deposits. Dogs that are walked regularly or go on hikes are having energy withdrawals. I believe there is dog … Continue reading

Why Dog Walking Is More Than Just “Walking the Dog”

Walking Benefits for Your Pet Dog

Many people who own dogs understand that they need some kind of physical exercise each day to stay healthy. This could be a game of fetch in the park, an agility session or even a long walk. In fact the reason most people take their dogs out for walks is to provide them with the physical exercise that they need. The benefit of taking your dog for walks is that it does not just provide physical stimulation but it can also be a great way to provide your dog with mental stimulation too. Several trainers have a great way of … Continue reading

Which Breed Is Your Perfect Dog Walking Mate?

Breed of Dogs You Can Take to Walk

I love dogs and I love to walk. If you’re a dog parent, you probably feel the same way. By walking your dog regularly, both you and your dog will enjoy numerous health benefits. You’ll also help curb any behavioral problems your dog may exhibit and, of course, walking helps keep dogs slim and healthy while ensuring they remain mentally and physically stimulated. But, perhaps even more importantly, going for walks allow you to form an even deeper bond with your dog. Your dog learns to trust you and to follow your lead, and you enjoy the one-on-one time without … Continue reading

Do Puppies Lie? How to Know What Your Dog Is Really Saying to You!

Puppies Lie or Not? How to Communicate With Your Pet Dog…

It was the first sunny, spring Sunday… I meant to enjoy the warmth and a book on a beach chair in my yard. Everything was ready, lemonade, book, sunglasses. Fun in 3…2… And here we go, my neighbors had guests. The whole family was there, grandparents, parents, grandchildren. And the new labrador puppy they got some months ago. I usually avoid people who are walking dogs, training dogs, demanding stuff from dogs, or talking to dogs. Hell, I even usually try and avoid seeing people and dogs together. It breaks my heart. Once you get used to noticing the uneasiness in … Continue reading

3 Great Games to Play With Your Dog

Playing With Your Dog and Dog Tricks Combined

Talk to most dog owners and they’ll tell you the importance of taking Fido out for his daily walk. Yet when it comes to playtime, some owners might not rank this activity so highly. However, the first things we learn as humans are learnt through playing.  That red bouncy ball that escaped you so many times at the beach was the key to developing the coordination that lets you eat food, tie your shoelaces, and even fly a jet aircraft.  It’s the same for our dogs. Playing provides the foundations that let dogs perform daily activities, it allows them use … Continue reading

How to Protect Your Dog’s Feet This Summer and Beyond

Feet of Your Pet Dog This Summer? Tips to Walk Them Through…

While you may have had some big adventures with your pup this summer and even more planned, we know that every day has its own little adventures, as well. Whether you grab your dog seat cover and take a quick trip to the grocery store or even if it’s just walking to the mailbox and back, your pup is sure to love every adventure, no matter how small. However, before you grab the leash and take your dog for a walk, it is important to think about his feet. Okay, maybe we should clarify. During the summer, scalding hot asphalt … Continue reading