Be Safe: Water Safety Pet Tips

Before hitting the water with your pet, it’s important to plan ahead. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience. Be sure to take these necessary precautions to ensure that your pet’s boating experience is fun and safe: • Identification tag: Make sure your pet has a collar with an identification tag. […]

3 Great Dog Ball Toys

Buying toys for your dog can be tiresome. Balls are usually great for dogs because it stimulates their prey drive and they will often chase a ball. However, if the ball is is too thin, your dog will destroy it within minutes. If it’s too big or too tough your dog might lose interest in […]

5 Tips To Keep Pets Safe This Summer

Sunnier days means more time outside. For our pets that can mean they are susceptible to problems that aren’t around during the cooler months. Skin and ear infections rise during the summer and it’s important we do what we can to keep our buddies safe. 5 Tips For Summer Protect their skin – skin cancer […]

5 Dog Park Tips

With all this wonderfully beautiful spring weather upon us, trips to the dog park are going to be super fun. More dogs, more play, and more time spent outside are all on your dog’s mind. With all this wonderfully beautiful spring weather upon us, trips to the dog park are going to be super fun. […]

What If Your Dog Doesn’t Want To Play?

Part of having a pet is the fun times you share aside from the cuddly moments and daily routines of meals, walks, and other things. But what if your dog doesn’t want to play with you? A study from 2001 noticed that in some instances it’s how we acted that made the dog misunderstand the […]

Go Shopping With Your Dog

I’ve noticed that more and more stores allow dogs in them. I don’t know if it’s because the attitudes are slowly shifting about pets in our society or if store owners realize that they can make a few more sales by allowing people who walk by with their dogs to be able to come in […]

How To Stop Your Dog From Chasing Joggers

Many dogs don’t seem to bother running after joggers but there are a few that will dart out of their yard, bark, or lunge while on a walk towards a jogger. It can be scary if you’re the jogger. There are some reasons why a dog may do chase the jogger. Why Dogs Want To […]

Easter and Passover: 5 Holiday Pet Tips

Passover starts on April 3, 2015 and Easter is April 5, 2015. If you celebrate either one of these two holidays and have a furry friend in your house, there are some safety tips to consider to ensure your pet has a safe and happy day. Keep all decorations out of reach of your pet. […]

Urine Marking – Why and How To Prevent It

Many dogs mark when they are out on walks. You know how it goes, sniff the tree trunk or hydrant FOREVER and then “stake a claim” by urinating on it or trying to urinate on it if they have an empty bladder. Urine marking is not just peeing. It’s territorial marking and your dog may […]

5 Tips for Walking Your Dog

Does it feel like your dog takes you for a walk? When you put the leash on and try to lock your front door, is your dog already pulling you down the street or jumping up on her back legs? It is understandable why dogs love to go for walks. The excitement level is normal […]

5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

Outdoor activities increase when the weather warms up. If you and your furry best friend love going for hikes, make sure both of you are prepped and ready for the mileage. 5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog Check that the trail is pet-friendly. Some parks allow dogs on trails and others do not. If […]

How To Help Your Dog Adjust To A Divorce

Sometimes relationships don’t work out and it is best for everyone to split. Just as you, your ex, and (if you have some) the children are affected by the energy and emotional vibes, your pet is affected. She’s used to everyone and may still be extremely bonded to both adults. Moving to a new place, […]

Daylight Savings and Your Dog’s Internal Clock

Ok, losing an hour may mess you up for a day or two but did you know your dog might have a harder time adjusting? Just because the clocks changed doesn’t mean your dog’s internal clock changed. Your dog may be trying to sleep now when it’s time for the morning walk or not quite […]

It’s Spring! 5 Tips for Dog Owners

Spring has arrived! If you’re like me you’re loving the sunnier days but also sneezing your brains out. Now is the time to clean that overcrowded garage, get the gardening tools out, and make more time for playing outside with your dog. 5 Tips for Spring Schedule a vet check – With longer days, more […]

What is does it mean for your dog to be a Canine Good Citizen?

As we become smarter with ways to raise our pets, foods to feed them, and how to communicate with them, many of us may find our pets becoming these model citizens in the community. Some of us may even end up working with our pets to become therapy pets. While the rest of us may […]

4 Tricks Every Dog Should Know

Life sometimes gets in the way of the fun things we want to do. Heck, it even gets in the way of our day to day. Sometimes you find yourself awake at 3am on a workday doing dishes or up at 7am on a Saturday so you can finish up some report due on Monday. […]

5 Reasons You Should Get Your Dog In Shape

Obesity is no longer an epidemic that only affects humans – it has now spread to their animal counterparts. Our pets are becoming overweight and obese at an alarming rate. We have a small problem where we overfeed our pets, overtreat them, and sometimes let them indulge in too many lazy days in the house. […]

5 Tips For Running With Your Dog

It’s getting warmer and warmer, summer is here and that means that it’s becoming great weather for exercising outside. I tend to let my gym membership lapse in the summer because I take up running, swimming, and other outdoor activities instead of being in a gym for a few hours a week. I used to […]

What To Do If Your Pet Is Sick or Injured While Traveling

Taking the entire family on vacation can be awesome but it also takes a lot of planning. Planning and prepping can help a lot and keep rough or scary situations within a realm of being ok. As you check to make sure you have your AAA card, phone numbers of your doctors and kid’s doctors, […]