What is K9 Nose Work? In K9 Nose Work, dogs learn how to search for a specific odor or odors and find the source. It is a growing sport that is based on your dog’s natural instinct to hunt and sniff out prey. This fun activity will benefit your dog by building its confidence and […]Continue Reading"K9 Nose Work: One Sport Your Dog May Want to Sniff Out!"
Whether your inquisitive canine and you have been invited for a happy hour event at your neighbor’s condo, a weekend at your friend’s home, or a month-long stay at your cousin’s lake house, you want to ensure you get invited back. In the past, we’ve discussed how to help your inquisitive canine be the pawfect […]Continue Reading"How to Be the Pawfect Guest — Getting Your Dog Invited Back"
Dog Moms Deserve a Special Day with Their Furry Companions Whether you’re a mom to human children or a parent to a beloved pet, it’s all about the relationship. Mothers share a special love and bond with their babies that’s unlike any other; the care and nurturing they provide deserves to be celebrated every day, […]Continue Reading"How Dog Moms Can Celebrate Mother’s Day With Their Canine Kids"
Thinking about bringing home a new canine companion? Things to consider when adopting a dog. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30th), I thought it would be an ideal time to discuss ways to approach this life-changing decision. After all, it’s not just your own life that is impacted; it is the […]Continue Reading"Who’s Rescuing Whom? What to Think About When Adopting a Dog"
A Recipe for Successful Dog Feeding & Treating Having a conversation about the best choices for dog food and treats is an invitation to open up Paw-ndora’s Box. So before I begin, let me first make it clear that I am not a vet, vet nutritionist or dog nutrition expert. However, I am a certified […]Continue Reading"Veterinary Nutritionist Dr. Cailin Heinze’s Recipe for Dog Feeding & Treating Success"
Check Out This Resource for Better Canine Communication We recently wrote about understanding dog body language, but what about other forms of canine communication? Care to brush up on your Doggish-to-English language skills? Discover reasons for raised hackles, growling, and paw raises? How about learning the differences between your dog’s variety of barks? Well, have […]Continue Reading"A Tail Waggin’ Resource for All Your Canine Communication Needs"
Tips to Help You Better Understand Dog Body Language Have you ever wished that you and your dog spoke the same language? While we don’t share the same vocal language, when you really think about it, we can very effectively and successfully read each other and mutually communicate our needs nonverbally, using body language. In […]Continue Reading"Don’t Speak Woof? Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language"
Why Society Should Value Canine Education Education is important — so much so that it’s written into our law… for humans. In the United States, there are compulsory education laws, which mandate that children attend school (public, private or home) by a certain age, and state they are not allowed to drop out (should they […]Continue Reading"No Dog Left Behind: Making the Case for Canine Education"
When is the Right Time to Adopt a New Dog How do you find love again after your heart has been broken? Not only is this an eternal human question, but it extends to canines as well. Choosing to adopt a new dog after loss isn’t an easy decision, but it’s one many pet owners […]Continue Reading"Trust Your Instincts: How to Know When The Time is Right to Adopt a New Dog"
Here’s How to Avoid Dangerous Dog Walking Gear and Spot the Best Pet Gear for Your Pet There is significant controversy over the use of aversive dog walking gear such as choke, prong, electric, and Citronella collars. Although research confirms that there are many negative side effects created by using this kind of punishment-based gear, the use […]Continue Reading"Say NO To Weapons of Mutt Destruction – Choose The Best Dog Walking Gear"