I told you about my friend’s crazy — I mean lucky! — cat and her miraculous survival story. Consider this an open invitation to start receiving your crazy pet stories. I’d love to hear ’em. In the meantime, it just so happens that I have a whole slew of crazy dog stories to share myself…
First Time Dog Owner Tips
First, some things you need to think about BEFORE bringing your new dog home (like whether you should get a puppy vs. an older dog, which dog breed is best for you, and how to puppyproof your house inside & outside). Then, important things you should do during the very first days home with your new dog that will make potty training and sleeping go a whole lot smoother. Finally, fun ways to get to know your dog better and begin the bonding process. Not sure where to begin with your new dog? Start here --> Puppy Care 101.
Thinking of adopting a dog? Here are the top 10 reasons dogs end up in shelters, plus some interesting facts about dogs in animal shelters.
Here’s why we will only order dog tags from Tags For Pets – aka American Pet Classics…
We are considering installing an invisible fence at our new home, so I’ve been researching the many options when it comes to hidden fences. Here are some things I’ve learned about invisible fences, in general.
Aside from the typical poisonous plants, antifreeze, and chocolate that we dog owners hear so much about, there are a number of far more common household dangers that dog owners should also be aware of. Here are some other household dangers you should consider:
Dogs frequently like to look out windows and screen doors, but it’s important to realize the many dangers that lurk around windows and doors when it comes to your pet. Here’s what you need to know… some little-known facts that could save your dog’s life!
I’ve often wondered what we should do, on those rare occasions when your dog actually catches — but doesn’t kill — some form of wildlife. In our case recently, it was a couple of baby bunny rabbits. Here’s what I learned… and what we did.
Here are some interesting one-on-one confrontations that have occurred between our dogs and wild animals, and what you should do if your dog has a run in with wildlife.
This remote control paw activates the Pet Chime wireless doorbell for dogs. Dogs can be taught to press the paw-shaped transmitter to signal whenever they want to go outside or come inside. Simply place a Paw near the door — indoors or outdoors — or on the floor. When mounted at dog’s-eye-level, your dog can press the Paw with its nose or its paw to activate the Pet Chime doorbell.
Is your dog notorious for unspooling the toilet paper from its roll in the bathroom? I just discovered a quick trick which prevents your pet from playing with the toilet paper roll in the future! You’ll find yourself asking, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?!’
Here’s a silly story about two dogs who organized their own Easter Egg Hunt… complete with real-life bunnies and chocolate Easter eggs hidden in the grass. In other words… how two dogs terrorized a family of rabbits in our backyard and munched on rabbit poo for a week!
Here’s an update on our new puppy, now 4 months old. He’s a black lab-great pyrenees mix. Here are a ton of pictures of the puppy (Tenor), and his big brother, Destin — also a black lab mix.
Have More Than One Dog?… There are a few important things you need to consider before bringing another dog home. Because two (and especially three) dogs under one roof comes with its own set of challenges. Been there, done that! Here are the 3 most important things you need to do when raising more than one dog together.
Looking for a name for your new puppy or adopted dog? If you’ve got a girl dog, then you’ll enjoying looking through this list of the best female dog names, plus cool baby names that also make great dog names!
Looking for a name for your new puppy or adopted dog? If you’ve got a boy dog, then you’ll enjoying looking through this list of the best male dog names, plus cool baby names that also make great dog names!
For some clever ways to choose the perfect name for your dog, use these pet naming tips and free online tools to find unique dog names and unique puppy names that mean something special.
We have a fairly interesting method of naming our dogs. Most recently, the last 4 have all been named after cities or states — places that has special meaning, and seemed to fit each dog’s personality.
Our American Eskimo dog is 15 years young and STILL going strong. But, truth be told, we thought he would have left this world ages ago. Here’s what we’ve done so far that got him to be 105 in dog years…
What should you do when an overly protective older dog goes too far in his role as Alpha dog? Sometimes the leader of the pack needs to learn a few things himself!