If your dog doesn’t like being left alone, read this! Here’s how to help a dog with separation anxiety See the causes, treatments, and ways to keep your dog calm when alone.
Chewing & Destructive Behavior
Are you frustrated that your dog is chewing on everything? Have they destroyed your favorite pair of shoes? Ruined your carpet, your furniture, or your baseboards yet? See how to teach your dog what’s theirs and what’s yours – what they can chew on & what they can’t. Plus, our top picks for indestructible dog toys and dog chews that last a really long time! Helpful dog chewing tips for first time dog owners.
Does your dog like to play with water bottles or plastic 2-liter bottles?Mine does. Now there’s a REAL dog toy that is similar to a 2-liter bottle… but safer, and lots more fun for the dog. It’s called the Tug-A-Jug interactive toy for dogs. It a multi-sensory toy that dispenses treats as your dog plays with it.
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.
Wondering what the best long lasting dog chews are? Me too! So I did a big ‘ol experiment with my dogs to find the differences between all of the most popular dog chews. Antler dog chews rank way up there. So do real bones from the butcher… and cow hooves! See the entire list of 12 best dog chews that last the longest.
Here is a list of common everyday objects we all have in our houses that I’ve learned firsthand (and while working at a vet) can be deadly to a dog. See what you can do to modify these things to keep your dog safe. Plus, my own DIY puppy proofing tips that I use to keep my dogs safe at home.
The Bristly dog toothbrush is a special chew toy that functions as a toothbrush for dogs. Who doesn’t need a little help brushing their dog’s teeth??? If there’s an easier way to do it… I’m all in! Dog teeth brushing is one thing that is not all that easy to do. I still do it with all 3 of my dogs — but it’s not what I’d call fun. The Bristly dog toothbrush toy is a FUN way to brush my dog’s teeth! The best part: he does all the work, not me. Here’s my review, including the 10 things I like best and 3 things I’m not so crazy about. But the bottom line is my dogs LOVE it!
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.
I’ve always had dogs. My dogs have never chewed my things. Here’s how to teach your dog what’s his and what’s yours – what he can chew on & what he can’t.
Have you been dealing with some bad dog behaviors lately? Is your dog causing you a lot of frustration and heartache? Here’s how to prevent and correct your dog’s bad habits.
We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I’d share my reply here — along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.
Tough dog toys!… A list of the best solid rubber dog toys, the most durable squeaky dog toys, the best plush dog toys for aggressive chewers, the most indestructible flying discs, and the best hard plastic dog toys for serious chewers.
Most people are not aware of the fact that tennis balls can actually be dangerous to dogs. The danger is that when playing fetch with your dog, the ball could get stuck in your dog’s throat when he catches it.
My Pomeranian/Yorkie dog is 18 years old and he’s lost all of his teeth. Here’s how we got through the painful periods when he was losing his teeth and having difficulty eating. Plus tips for caring for a dog with no teeth.
Rawhide bones and dog chews are made from the skin of cows. Rawhide is an inexpensive treat for dogs, and many people keep a stock of these on hand for their pets. However, controversy has been brewing over the safety of these rawhide treats for dogs.
We recently introduced the GoughNuts dog toy to our dog, Tenor, for the first time. Think: A ‘doughnut’ that dogs go nuts for. He immediately lOVED it!
Check out this dog chew toy created in the likeness of Michael Vick. It is being sold to dog owners everywhere in hopes of bringing greater awareness to the issue of animal abuse.
Our dogs love to chew on sticks. Much like they like to snap open the shells of peanuts and spit out the crumbs. Here’s a little story about one of our dog’s and his personal mission to de-shrub our backyard!
See how we survived the whole crate-training ordeal with Destin. At first, we didn’t succeed. But we stuck with it, and it eventually worked out. All it took was a couple weeks of us and our dog being a little more ‘on edge’ than usual. But we all got through it in the end, and we are SO glad that both of our dogs are now kennel trained! Here’s what worked for us…
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.
Puppy ZIGGIES are long-lasting dog chews made by the KONG Company. Here’s why Puppy ZIGGIES are great for young pups and adult dogs, alike. And why dog owner love ’em too!
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:
Have you ever tried to crate train an adult dog? Here’s how we turned our rebellious 3-year-old Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix from a crate-hating dog into a peaceful and happy crate-loving dog once and for all…