July 4 may be a time when humans get together, have picnics then watch the fireworks. We may oohh and aahhh, but for our pets, fireworks are terrifying. It’s also unfortunate that during the summer months, it seems that fireworks are no longer relegated to July 4; many pet parents report fireworks being set off […]Read More The ‘F’ Word: Fireworks And Pet Safety
Water, it’s not just for drinking. Summer is a time when pet parents need to make sure their dogs (and cats) are drinking enough water. It’s not easy to measure how much your dog drinks unless you fill his water bowl with a specific amount then measure how much is gone. Who’s going to do […]Read More How To Get Your Dogs To Drink More Water
We’ve all been there. We’re getting ready to leave the house and our dogs get frantic. They bark, whine and become Velcro dogs. They know you’re going to be leaving and their stress levels skyrocket. When their stress ratchets up so does yours; then what you have is a household on edge. Take a breath. […]Read More Why You Should Ignore Your Dogs When You Leave The House
Why “Leave It” Should Be One Of The First Skills You Teach Your Dog It’s common knowledge dogs love to put things in their mouths; weird things like delicious rocks and sticks. Things we treasure and worked hard for like purple Ferragamo pumps. Disgusting things like wet coffee grounds or other trash. And truly OMG […]Read More Why “Leave It” Should Be One Of The First Skills You Teach Your Dog
Why Telling Your Dog “No” Isn’t The Answer How many times do you tell your dog “No!” every day? “No” to counter surfing. “No” to darting after squirrels. “No” to snacking from the trash can like it’s Golden Corral. “No” to licking and grooming the cat too hard. The point is most pet parents probably […]Read More Why Telling Your Dog “No” Isn’t The Answer
When you come home, your dog picks up on your vibe by reading changes in your body language and smelling changes in your hormone levels and tries to make sense of it. Your dog reads your mood immediately and reacts.Read More Check Your Vibe!