Helping Your Overweight Dog Stay Fit

Dogs become overweight and obese in the same way people do, by eating more food than their bodies need. When the amount of energy, measured in calories, that’s taken in exceeds the amount of energy used, dogs and people gain weight. It’s not always easy to see at a glance if a dog is overweight. […]

Dog Leash Training and Microchipping

Whether you’re getting a new dog or you’ve had one for years, microchipping your pet is worth serious consideration. Even if your dog is extremely well-trained, the cost of microchipping is a great investment in your dog’s safety and well-being. Even a well-trained pet could become startled and bolt away from his owner or his […]

Traveling with Your Dog

Traveling with a dog beyond the corner store takes the same kinds of planning and consideration that it does when you travel. Safety and comfort are paramount. You can keep your dog safe and comfortable by doing just a little planning before you head out on your trip. Remember that it’s always possible to board […]

Adopting an Older Dog

There are many benefits to adopting an older or senior dog. While puppies are cuddly and fun, older dogs also have a lot to offer you as a pet owner. First, the dog is fully grown. You won’t take a small puppy home and end up needing an extra room just for your dog! There […]

Dog Housetraining Tips

When you bring a new puppy home you’ll want to have it around you as much as possible. It’s natural to want to spend tons of playtime with your new dog. But proper housetraining is important and should start right away. One of the easiest ways to start training your dog is by using a […]

Which Dog Should You Choose?

Chances are good that there are certain dog breeds that you love. Many people fall in love with a breed and choose that type of dog when they want a new puppy or a rescue dog. But there are many more things to consider when getting a new dog than breed and appearance. That favorite […]

Preparing Your Home for a New Dog

Whether you’re bringing home a new puppy or a rescue dog, there are some things you can do in your home to avoid problems and make the homecoming more comfortable for your dog. One of the first things you need to do is shop for dog supplies. There are a number of things you’ll need. […]

Before You Adopt a Dog

Bringing home a new dog is something to celebrate. You can make the transition for both of you much more pleasant if you make sure that you’re ready for a new dog before you purchase or adopt one. Prepare the Household If you live alone, then this is an easy step. If you don’t, make […]

Fun and Safe Dog Toys

People who own dogs are used to playing catch. And almost anyone who’s ever taken her dog to the park has probably played with a Frisbee or other flying object that the dog is supposed to retrieve and bring back. Dogs love this game. You can make your games of fetch even more fun by […]

Fun ways to play with your dog

There are many different activities and types of play you can enjoy with your dog, each offering different benefits for both you and your pet. Instead of just walking around the block or down the street to find a potty spot, for instance, change up your walk by going to a different place each day […]