You thought working from home with your dog at your side would be a delightful daydream of an experience, but your demanding pooch has made it more of a nightmare. Take heart, there are some things you can do to restore the peace and salvage that dream workspace. Here are some tips for working from home with your dog.
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Cute and cuddly pets are often given away as gifts and although it is very exciting and heartwarming to receive something so endearing, the novelty usually wears off when the reality of caring for it sinks in. Looking after a pet is not something to be taken lightly and really requires a high level of commitment.
Before taking this huge step, it’s important to consider all the implications of giving a pet as a holiday gift. If the pet is intended as a gift to someone within the family:Read more
For most people, their pets are such a big and important part of their family that any separation is considered unthinkable. This presents a real problem when the holidays come round and family trips are planned.
If you are among those who fret about holiday plans and how to comfortably include your dog, the following are some points worth considering:
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This holiday season, keep your pooch in mind when decorating your home. Not every aspect of holiday decorations are pet-friendly, and the last thing you want to give your pet is a trip to the veterinarian's office. Here are some tips for dog-friendly holiday decorating that will help keep your pet safe throughout the holiday season.
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What does your dog really want/need for Christmas???
10. Interactive toys – Brain-teasing toys will keep your dog’s mind working and can be a more interesting way for your dog to eat as he has to ‘work’ for his meal. Check out the Kong products for amazing options that are safe and durable as well as fun.Read more
It is important for dog owners to understand that dogs actually grieve the loss of other dogs. The grief occurs to varying degrees, depending on the bonds built over time together.
Some dogs will actually refuse to eat. Some suffer more dramatically and even try to escape, seemingly going in search for their lost friends. Some dogs seem actually to understand what has happened, and they can become more needy than usual. They may follow you from room to room or demand your attention and affection more.Read more
The reality is that not all resident dogs will welcome a new puppy into their home. Puppies are known to seek attention from adult dogs, along with everyone else. Puppies must always be supervised when they are with other animals.
Very young puppies may not understand an adult dog’s body language when the adult dog is saying that he’s had enough playing. A well-socialized adult dog may growl to tell the puppy to stop playing and back off. This is appropriate behaviour that helps the puppy understand boundaries.Read more