Want to teach your dog how to balance a treat on their nose? Here’s how to do the ‘treat on the nose’ trick — step by step. This is a dog trick that I’ve taught all my dogs.
Dog Games & Activities
Fun ways to keep your dog active and prevent dog boredom. Lots of DIY dog challenges, indoor & outdoor activities, interactive dog toys, dog puzzles, and homemade games for dogs. Plus clever brain games for dogs that will make their brain grow larger, their response times grow faster, and their intelligence grow higher. Everything from how to make a DIY dog agility course for your backyard to simple ways to keep your dog guessing and constantly challenged in life. These dog enrichment activities will prevent your dog from getting bored (and destructive). Also... fun travel adventures that you and your dog will enjoy together!
Here are my photos of dogs riding motorcycles… at fast speeds on highways! I never thought I’d see this in person… but I did. If you’re considering riding with your dog on the motorcycle, please also consider a dog motorcycle carrier of some sort, dog goggles, and a dog helmet. Or a motorcycle dog trailer — like my friend uses when motorcycling with her two large dogs! (See pictures here.)
Is your dog nervous in public places? Does he always have his eye on strangers and watch their every move? A dog trainer shares 2 important ways to make your fearful dog more comfortable around strangers. Is your dog even afraid to play? Here’s how to help a scared dog build confidence in themselves and become less fearful.
Can dogs be traumatized by fireworks? YES! If your dog becomes traumatized after fireworks, read these helpful tips. A dog’s hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human’s, so the fireworks are likely to cause your dog some anxiety, stress, and fear. Here are 11 things you can do in the hours leading up to the fireworks to keep your dog from stressing out. Plus, 7 things you should do during the fireworks if you notice your dog becoming overly stressed by the loud noises and bright lights.
How many of the following tricks can your dog do? Does your dog perform any cool tricks that aren’t on this list? I honestly can’t imagine many more dog tricks that could possibly have been left of this list! These are the best dog tricks… ever!
When I’m stuck at home and experiencing cabin fever for whatever reason AND my dogs are there with me, I find myself searching for ways to do these 2 things: save money and get organized! Specifically, I’m always on the hunt to find new ways to save money on stuff for the dog (dog treats, dog food, dog toys, dog beds, dog grooming items, etc). And I’m also looking for clever ways to re-organize all of the dog’s gear and supplies (like I way I organized all of the dog treats and dog food in our house). Today I’m going to share with you some fun ways to do BOTH of those things while spending good quality time with your dog at the same time!
The Wicked Ball dog toy is one of the best interactive dog toys I’ve ever seen. It’s 100% automatic – it rolls and moves all by itself and even turns itself ON and OFF! It’s great for preventing dog boredom and entertaining your dog when you’re not home. See why my dogs like it so much…
Obviously, you wouldn’t want your dog to become ill or injured due to your own negligence. Your dog trusts you to keep them safe. Your best bet is to keep your dog indoors and away from the commotion on Halloween night — to prevent them from becoming frightened, anxious, or injured. Here are some ways to include your dog in Halloween, without stressing out your dog!
How do you mentally stimulate a dog? Here are fun ways to challenge dogs and keep them from getting bored! Homemade brain games for dogs + DIY dog games and activities for backyard fun.
I was surprised to learn how many dog owners celebrate the birthdays of their beloved pets by throwing Dog Birthday Parties and serving Dog Birthday Cakes. Here are the fun facts… Plus all the details for you to have your very own Dog Birthday Party!
Have a dog (or multiple dogs), but don’t have a fenced-in yard for them to run and play in? Then you’ll enjoy these DIY dog tie-out ideas. See the overhead dog trolley system that worked for our 2 dogs.
Interactive dog toys (or enrichment dog toys) provide a challenge for your dog. Their unique features keep your dog interested & having fun for hours! These are the best ones to start with — use them to gauge your dog’s interest and chewing behaviors before you buy a bunch of toys for your bored dog.
Before, during, and after the Super Bowl, I usually channel-surf over to Animal Planet to watch the Puppy Bowl on TV – with my dog. Here’s how to host a fun party for dogs, kids & adults to watch the Puppy Bowl – from decorations and activities, to menu items and dog-friendly treats.
Once the basic dog commands have been learned, you may want to teach your dog any number of dog tricks. Here are 5 simple tips for teaching ANY dog ANY trick!
If you think that you will eventually want your dog to be a hunting dog, here are some very basic tips to get started with hunting dog training.
Getting ready to take your dog camping with you? Camping with dogs can be a lot of fun as long as you are prepared. Here’s what you need to know.
Will your dog only catch, instead of fetching and returning the item to you? Here’s how to get your dog to bring it back to you when you’re doing dog fetch training. These are some of the best dog fetch training tips.
Most people who have children have probably taken their kids to some form of daycare. Have you ever thought about taking your dog to daycare? Doggie daycare is a place that your dog can go to have fun during the day and not be stuck at home alone. It’s more than just pet sitting.
If this is your first time visiting an off leash dog park, these are the things you should know ahead of time.
When walking your dog on a leash, do you keep the leash tight? Most people do. However, once you decide to give loose leash walking a try, I’m confident that you’ll find loose leash walking is MUCH more comfortable — and enjoyable — for both you and your dog!
Have you ever wondered if your dog is actually watching TV with you? The fact is dog eyesight is different from human eyesight, so dogs see images on television differently than we do.
Here’s a list of all the fun places you can take your dog — for a day, a few days, or on vacation!
Did you know that 1 in 3 TV commercials features a dog? Have you ever watched movies with dog stars in them and wondered how you could get your dog on TV or in the movies? Here’s how…
Have you ever wanted your dog to be more human? Try teaching him this trick. Also another cool trick to teach your dog.
Getting dogs to wear dog clothing and Halloween costumes can be tricky. These are the best tips for getting your dog dressed up without making him uncomfortable. Plus what to do if your dog doesn’t like wearing clothing or costumes at all! And… if you’re going to dress up your dog for Halloween, I’ve got some great tips to ensure that your dog remains happy (and safe) throughout the day… or the entire event.
Often, when a dog is having a hard time with car rides it is an issue from the dog’s past. Somewhere the dog decided that car rides are bad, or even that cars altogether are bad things! Here are the steps for getting your dog comfortable with car rides…
Yes, dog sunscreen is a must — because dogs get sunburns too! Also important: dog sunsuits, limiting your dog’s time out in the sun, how short you cut your dog’s fur, and doggie eyewear like goggles: Doggles.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!
It’s important to keep your dog’s health and safety high in the forefront, so summertime will be a fun time, rather than a tragic time for your dog. Following are some things to watch out for this summer, in order to make sure that your dog is around to enjoy many long hot summers for years to come.
Here are a couple of fun ways that you and your dog can combat cabin fever together — from recreational sled dog events to professional sled dog racing and skijoring where your dog pulls you through the snow on skis.
Hosting a dog birthday party is not only a great way to have some fun, but it’s also a great way to help socialize your dog. It’s also a great reason to get together with friends and family that are also dog lovers. Here are tips for planning a dog birthday party.
Dog owners and pet lovers are certainly not immune from the Ugly Sweater phenomenon! Have a holiday party coming up? You may — or may not — want to wear one of these…
Lately, I’ve been seeing so many people riding around with their dogs in the car. Some have the windows completely down. Others have the windows partially rolled up, hoping to keep their dog from jumping out. I’m here to tell you: A dog can fall out of a window that is half-way or even most of the way rolled up!
Does a dog have to wear a lifevest when on board a boat? Everyone knows that people have to wear lifejackets on boats, but do dogs? Here’s what you need to know about dogs and life vests.
If you like dogs and boats, then you’ll like this new commercial from Discover Boating, followed by some great photos of dogs on boats…
Some fun photos of man’s best friend enjoying St. Patrick’s Day… Maybe you’ll find some fun things to do with your dog on this Irish, beer-drinking holiday!
How smart is your dog? Have you ever ‘tested’ your pet in order to obtain some kind of measure of your dog’s intelligence level? Now you can. Here are 7 quick & easy tests that you can do with your dog to see how ‘smart’ your pet is. They’re FUN, too!
Ever wonder what dogs would do different if they ruled the world? Here’s how a dog sees life and recommendations from a big dog to a little dog at ‘Dog School’.
Check out this dog trying out his ‘hiking boots’ for the first time.
Does your dog match your personality? Or complement it? It’s said that Type A people usually do better with Type B dogs. Here’s how to tell which type your dog is…
Maybe your dog needs to get a bit more exercise these days, but he doesn’t really enjoy playing with toys… Maybe you’re trying to get your dog ‘ready’ for agility training… Maybe you just want to find a new way to interact with your dog by incorporating something FUN into his daily routine… Whatever your motivation, here’s how to get your dog interested in a brand new toy — to the extent that he will do almost anything to be able to play with that toy.
Maggie was featured on Animal Planet for her counting skills.
Whether he spends most of the trip enjoying the great outdoors from the luxury of a baby-backpack…
Thinking about getting Fido into dog modeling? Here are some helpful links to point you in the right direction to make your dog a superstar!
Have your dogs been eagerly awaiting the start of Football Season? Well, the time has come! Here’s some good old fashioned dog play involving footballs of all sizes. Check out these pictures and videos of dogs playing with footballs…
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a Halloween costume for your dog. These are the best dog Halloween costumes — for dogs and their owners! Lots of popular classics, plus modern new ideas — even DIY costumes for dogs and dog owners.
What do you do when your dog loves to play with a ball, but he won’t give the ball up in a game of catch? Here’s a quick trick… Works every time!
Make a realistic looking magazine cover featuring a picture of your dog! It’s fast. It’s free. It’s easy to do yourself online!
Check out these popular human gadgets & accessories that they’ve scaled down and made chewable… just for dogs! Here are some adorable dog toys that closely resemble human things.
Here’s a great dog stunt… for anyone who’s daring enough to try it with their own dog!