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.
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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
Ticks are bad news for people and pets, but it’s hard to avoid them if your dog spends lots of time outdoors. Regularly checking your pet (and yourself) after spending time outdoors can help reduce the likelihood of a tick bite and the potential for Lyme disease. Here are some things you need to know about ticks and your dog so you can keep your pet safe from harm.
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Summer time is the perfect time to get outdoors with your dog for a little fun and games. You can even incorporate a little training in your summer activities. Here are some fun activities you can try with your dog this summer.
Hide and Seek
Here’s a new spin on an old favorite. Hide treats around your garden while keeping your pet indoors. Once the treats are hidden, see how many your dog can find just by scent. You may have to help by letting him sniff a treat before you begin, but eventually he’ll get the idea.Read more
Summer safety isn’t just for humans. Your dog may want to enjoy being outdoors in the summer, but you need to watch out for summer safety hazards that could put your pooch at risk. Here are some things you should watch out for this summer in order to protect your dog.