Today we have 4 Tips that make traveling with your dog easier than ever! Have Lighted Leash and Collar – Will Travel Do you hear the call of the open road? Summer’s almost here! Whether you’re thinking of heading to Grandma’s, the mountains, the lake, the beach or anywhere in between, it’s a good time to start planning if you want to take Fido along. You need to find out if your pets are welcome where ever you may go for one thing. Sounds crazy -- we know -- but the world … [Read more...] about 4 Helpful Tips That Make Traveling With Your Dog Easier, Because We Love Our Dogs
What do Plainfield, Voorhees, and Tom's River, New Jersey all have in common? They are leading the way with dog protection ordinances; specifically, laws that limit the number of hours a dog can be chained outside. Dog lovers and animal activists are thrilled that these towns are taking action to prevent cruelty to dogs, and are actively approaching local towns, encouraging revisions to animal ordinances in adopting an anti-tethering provision. Each town's anti-tethering provision varies … [Read more...] about These New Jersey Towns Lead The Way With Dog Protection Ordinances, Will Your Town Follow?
We know we love our dogs, and we think we know our dogs love us based on the wag of their tale and their infamous kisses -- but do we really know? If you're a dog lover, you absolutely know that the love and devotion you feel toward your dog is reciprocated back to you - one hundred fold! But researchers wanted to know for sure, and their findings confirmed it. Australian researchers studied 75 dogs over a year, and they found that after just 3 minutes of interaction and petting with our dogs, … [Read more...] about New Study Shows the Love Hormone is Mirrored in Dogs and Their Humans
Travel can be stressful for both dog owners and their dogs, especially when the dog gets left behind. Often the best dog kennels are booked well in advance, and if you have a last minute trip or simply didn't plan in advance and your kennel is booked, it can add even more stress. If you have to look for a new kennel, here are some questions to ask before you decide where to board your dog. We'll also cover some wonderful "in home" organizations that provide an alternative to traditional … [Read more...] about 9 Questions to Ask Before Boarding Your Dog
Why do we deem March “the dog days of winter”? After all, it’s a solid four months into cold weather around much of the country and we’re “dog tired” of it. In fact, someone told me the other day that she has to bribe her Maltese to cross the threshold. And she’s not the only one. Another dog lover told me her lab gives her the “stink eye” when she tries to take him out. It seems they’re as fed up with the ice and snow as anyone. And while paw protection won’t make anyone love a “wintry mix”, … [Read more...] about What Kind of Paw Protection Is Best For Your Dog?
Can your dog really help you find the perfect date - let alone the perfect mate? Dogs are known for being good judges of character, in fact, there's a famous quote that states: "If my dog doesn't like you, I probably won't either." Most dog owners can attest to this fact. I had a personal experience with this; my dog, Kenobi, a 9-month-old Goldendoodle puppy at the time, growled at a man that entered my office, and he actually placed himself between myself and the man. This man had just been … [Read more...] about Can your K9 Companion Help You Find Your Life Companion?
With spring right around the corner (yes, it's finally almost here!), many of us are thinking about outdoor projects and improvements. When you have a dog in your family, it's great to consider their needs when planning any outdoor projects that impact the space they enjoy. Today we have some key Do's and Don'ts for dog-friendly yards, but before we get to that, we want to bring to light the fact that a dog's health can be negatively impacted by chemicals and pesticides used on lawns, gardens, … [Read more...] about Spring Do’s and Don’ts For Dog-friendly Yard Projects
Do you ever argue with your partner around topics or issues involving your dog? We could definitely relate to a few of the five mentioned on Barkpost, although to a lesser degree than this Barkpost.com article outlines -- because our entire family is madly in love with our dog! With that said, we know it's easy to feel overwhelmed with the pace of life and everything we fit into the day, and even though we love our dogs so much, there are times when the responsibility and demands they bring … [Read more...] about The 6 Most Common Arguments Couples Have Involving Dogs
It's not only skunk hazards we need to be aware of as we venture outside with our dogs, but this spring several areas across the US and across the globe are facing additional potential danger from wild animals because of drought conditions. Spring is the time of year when many wild animals are on the move; waking from a long winter and giving birth. Often this results in animals encroaching on populated areas, and sometimes even dense residential areas. On the west coast, mountain lions, … [Read more...] about Spring Brings Dangers For Dogs in Drought-ridden Areas