Before you seek out a breeder for your next dog, consider all of the benefits of adopting a dog from a shelter. There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to adopt, not ‘shop,’ for your next pet. Here are some of the best reasons to adopt a dog from a shelter.Read more Tags Dog safety
A well-trained dog is a happy dog, but many pet owners don’t bother taking the time to properly train their pet. There are several reasons why people don’t bother to train their dogs:
They feel dog training is unfair to the dogRead more
Dogs are a lot like children--they can get very excited when visitors come to your house--and it can be common for the ‘house rules’ to go right out the window in the excitement. Don’t let your visitors encourage your dogs to behave badly. Here are some tips to help make sure that your pet follows the same rules when guests are visiting as they would any other time.
Guests and foodRead more Tags Basic obedience
Dog parks can be a fun place to socialize your pooch and enjoy some time outdoors together. However, if your dog isn’t used to being around other dogs, does not enjoy being around other dogs or if your park is always very busy, it can be overwhelming for your pet. Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe and happy at your local dog park.
Short visits when it’s not busyRead more
You may be looking forward to back-to-school time, but there’s a good chance that your dog isn’t so thrilled about it. After a summer filled with fun and attention from your child, your dog could feel lonely and bored when it’s time to head back to school. Here are some tips to help your pet with the back-to-school blues.
Address anxiety earlyRead more
If you’re lucky enough to work for an employer who allows you to bring your dog to work, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity. After all, studies have shown that dogs in the workplace can be great for business! However, there are some things you should keep in mind before you bring your canine companion into your workplace.
Know your dog’s personality. Not all dogs are suitable for the workplace, especially those that are hyperactive, nervous, or aggressive. If she isn’t comfortable around other people, you should probably leave her at home.Read more
You profess your love for your pet, but are you really a great pet owner? Here are some things that make good people great dog owners. But don’t take our word for it--ask your dog how you’re doing, too!
Great dog owners:
Spay and neuter their pets-- Neutered/spayed dogs typically live longer, healthier lives, are easier to focus and train, and will not birth unwanted dogs.
Clean up after their dogs—pick up and properly dispose of any dog feces your pup leaves behind.Read more