Is Littermate Syndrome real? YES! Most experts strongly advise against raising sibling puppies — because they may become difficult to handle as they mature due to Littermate Syndrome. What Is Littermate Syndrome? Littermate Syndrome (sometimes called Sibling Puppy Syndrome) refers to issues that are more likely to arise when puppies from the same litter (or […]
Car Rides With Dogs
Just about every day you’ll see a car going down the road with a dog’s head sticking out of the window. We do it too -- but only with the proper dog car safety gear! Here's everything you need to know about keeping your dog safe on car rides. Because we learned the hard way that dogs CAN fall out a car window... even when it's mostly rolled up! (Just one of many things I wish I knew before getting a dog.)
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. I use the 3-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See how I also use this dog seat protector as a cargo kennel — and why I love it!
There are laws in place in most cities about what you must do if you hit someone’s pet with your car. Unfortunately, there is very little information about this online, but there is certainly a lot of discussion about it! Most people have the wrong information. To help set the record straight, here is what you must do if you hit someone’s pet…
I have 2 large dogs and they pretty much go wherever I go! I’ve whittled down my list of dog travel necessities to 7 dog car safety items and 7 clever dog travel accessories — the most important things to pack for dog car travel, plus a few clever dog car accessories that you probably haven’t thought of. These are the items that we take along whenever we’re traveling with our dogs in the car. Perhaps you’ll find them useful as well!
Dogmobiles: An up-to-date list of the best cars for dog owners. Plus some things that you should look for in a vehicle that your dog will be riding in.
Just about every day you’ll see a car going down the road with a dog’s head sticking out of the window. My dogs do it too. With all the bugs, dirt, and debris flying through the air, imagine the damage if your poor dog should get hit in the eye by something. Doggie sunglasses (or doggie goggles) can be quite useful when it comes to protecting your dog’s eyes! Here’s what you need to know.
As this video shows, instead of chasing cars, this dog spins in circles every time a fast-moving car goes by! Tucker is a Border Collie who’s known as the spinning dog. He’s a celebrity in Prince Edward Island.
Please don’t leave your dog in the car on a warm day — even if the windows are rolled down! And if you happen to see that someone has left their dog inside a hot car, here’s what you should do. Dog hot car laws aren’t clear, but these tips will help!
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…
Dogs and cats are now covered by most car insurance companies — at no extra cost to you, the pet owner — should they be injured in an auto accident! Well… almost.
If you drive with your dog unrestrained in your car (which means the dog has the freedom to roam from your lap… to the back seat… front seat… and from window to window) and you live in California, then you may be breaking the law soon. I have to say, as much as I have been guilty of doing this in the past, I think driving with lapdogs should be outlawed… and in all states. Here’s the scoop about the new lapdog law regarding drivers with unrestrained dogs in the vehicle…
If your dog ever leaves the house, then here are some things you should do to assure that you are always prepared should you dog become separated from you — or lost. And what to do in case of emergency. The best tip: prepare NOW by doing these simple things.
There are a few things that I always have on me any time I’m out & about with my dog. I take different things, depending on whether we’re going for a walk vs going for a ride in the car. Here’s what we take…
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!
Do you have an animal license plate? If you love animals — especially dogs and cats — then you might be interested in getting a pet-friendly license plate for your car. Here are the states where you can get pet license tags.
Dogs love Jeeps… here’s proof!
One of the BEST things we ever bought for our dogs was a doggie chin rest called a ‘Comfort Cruiser’. It’s soft and squishy, and reminds me of those ‘noodles’ kids play with in swimming pools, yet softer. Here’s why the Comfort Cruiser is so great when you’re riding in the car with your dog.