Teaching Your Dog to Respect His Boundaries

Teaching Your Dog to Respect His Boundaries It is very important to teach your dog where he can and cannot go. Otherwise, he or she may think it is fair game to just wander out into the neighbor’s yard, or god forbid, out into the road! Even inside of the house, you don’t want your dog to think he has free reign. Perhaps you don’t want your dog to have access to your bedroom, or another specific area of your choice. It is up to you to train your dog to keep out of these off-limits areas. Physical Boundaries Logically, one easy way of showing your dog where his boundaries… Read More Continue Reading

10 Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

10 Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day 1. Make your pet feel extra special National Pet Day is here! Celebrated on April 11th, National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige. Its intention is to celebrate the joy that pets bring to our lives. Taking this a step further, she wants this day to be about recognizing the plight of many different kinds of animals that are awaiting a forever home. 2. Adopt a pet from your local shelter Adopting a pet saves a life. No doubt about it. Providing you are ready to adopt, there is no better… Read More Continue Reading

Pet Custody After a Breakup – What You Need to Know

Many people consider their pets part of their family. So many show their dog or cat just as much love as their spouse or children. What happens when a couple decides they cannot be together anymore? What to do when that happy family has to part ways? If you’ve ever dealt with pet custody, you probably know that it can be a very sticky situation. Here, we discuss different considerations for when you’re dealing with pet custody. Pet Custody in Court If you are considering who will obtain pet custody, the first thing to consider would be if both people want the pet. Sometimes when a couple gets a pet,… Read More Continue Reading

Canadian Eskimo Dog Breed Guide

While we love talking about some of the most popular breeds, we also enjoy introducing less-familiar breeds to our readers. One such breed is the Canadian Eskimo Dog. This is a breed of ancient or primitive dog that have been bred by people for hundreds of years. While most people think of the Husky as being the dog of the North, that honor might more correctly go to the Canadian Eskimo Dog. In recent years though, the breed has been threatened with extinction. Read below to learn more about this breed. Canadian Eskimo Dog Breed History This breed of dog has long been used as a workhorse for the native… Read More Continue Reading

Top 10 Dog Breeds for 2019

There are some people who are simply happy owning a dog, no matter the breed. Some people prefer to have a certain breed. Because certain dog breeds become more popular than others, the American Kennel Club has posted a breed popularity list for several years. In this article, we’ll go through the top 10 dog breeds we think will be popular in 2019. Top 10 Dog Breeds Past and Present 10. Pointers Pointers are a great medium sized dog. They make wonderful companions for the outdoorsman, but also thrive with lots of love. Families are this dog’s best friend. But the family better be active. These pups need a lot… Read More Continue Reading

How to Train a Dog to Sit

Have you gotten a new puppy for the first time? You’re probably excited to have a companion that you can train to be your best friend. You can have a friend based on a mutual loving and respectful relationship. But knowing where you stand takes a lot of trust. Learning tricks or skills is one way you both can learn from each other. If you want to learn how to train a dog to sit, you’re in luck because today that’s the skill we’re talking about. Read below to learn about training your dog to sit. The First Step in How to Train a Dog to Sit There really in… Read More Continue Reading

How to Stop a Dog from Chewing

How many times has this scenario played out in your life? You come home from a long day at work or a night out with friends only to find a trail of torn up items leading to your dog’s favorite spot. If this has happened, you’ve probably asked yourself what to do about this behavior. You’re in luck today because in this article we discuss how to stop a dog from chewing up your house. Why Do Dogs Chew? Dogs can chew for several reasons. If they are a puppy, they might just be exploring their world. Just like how babies like to put everything in their mouths, puppies can… Read More Continue Reading

Why Does My Dog Smell?

One of the best parts of dog ownership is the cuddles you can get after a long day. A hectic day at work is best topped off with a game of fetch followed by some time bonding. But being so close to your dog might have you asking, “Why does my dog smell?” Just like with that “new baby smell,” many puppies have a “puppy smell” too that many people seem to like. Older dogs, or dogs in poorer health, can sometimes smell badly. Furthermore, the bad smell is not indicative of a lasting problem, but you should seek to fix your pup up. Your dog, and your nose, will… Read More Continue Reading

How to Help My Dog Lose Weight

How to Help My Dog Lose Weight With the beginning of a new year, many people are looking back at the previous year. Where have I grown? Where can I become better? How are my finances or health? But what about your pet’s health? Many people put on weight over the holidays, but sometimes our pets also join us in the holiday binge. If you’ve noticed your dog looking a little heavy, you may have come here asking yourself the question, “how to help my dog lose weight?” If this describes you, you’ve come to the right place. Today we give you tips to help you maintain your dog at… Read More Continue Reading

5 Exciting Puppy Games

People and animals alike need stimulation both mentally and physically. As they say, if you don’t use it, you lose it. This applies to your mental state and your physical state. Animals need to flex their muscles just as much as we do, but for younger dogs, it especially important. If you’re looking for puppy games to play with your little one, look no further than this list. Here are some fun games you can play with your puppy. Why Is It Important to Play Puppy Games? No matter what kind of puppy you have, they all will need at least some exercise. You’ve certainly seen those viral videos online… Read More Continue Reading