The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful — but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you’re likely to face in the process of crate training a dog. Here are some important things I’ve learned about crate training dogs. I did it differently with my first dog (a Labrador) than I did with my second dog (a French Bulldog). See the 10 mistakes I’ve done when crate training dogs — and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
Cleaning And Odors
Dogs can be messy -- there's no doubt about it! Here, dog owners share their favorite tips for keeping the house, the car, and the dog's personal space looking good... and smelling good. From pet urine odors and poop smells to muddy paws, smelly fur, and bad dog breath. Sometimes a bath and regular grooming just isn't enough to remove bad smells from the dog itself. These dog cleaning tips are proven to work. Think you've tried everything?... Nope! You haven't tried these yet!
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!
Thinking of getting an orthopedic dog bed for your furbaby? I made my own no-sew cheap dog beds from memory foam for about half the price of buying new extra large dog beds. See how we created a separate dog mudroom area in our house (to keep the dirt and mud to a minimum inside) and how we made cheap dog beds ourselves to keep them comfortable in their new space.
Looking for the best dog odor remover? I’ve had dogs all my life and have some great ideas for getting rid of that stinky dog smell — both on the dog AND in your house! Don’t have time to give your dog a bath? Want a quick fix to remove bad dog smell? Here’s how I keep my dogs smelling fresh & clean without giving them a bath.
Have a smelly dog? I had a stinky dog for awhile too — until I figured out which home remedies actually worked (and which ones didn’t). These are the best dog odor remedies to remove a lingering dog smell.
See the true cost of owning a dog — in hard dollars — plus how to save money on pet costs. These are tips that you can use when you get a new puppy all the way through your dog’s adult life. If you’re getting a new dog soon, start here to save big bucks!
Ever use a dog dry shampoo? I tried it on my dog and… I like it! Here’s my review of Fresh Dog Waterless Bath Foam Shampoo & Fresh Dog Dry Shampoo Powder.
I’ve tried dog mints in the past. They had no effect on my dog’s bad breath. Those granules that you sprinkle on your dog’s food are so darned expensive. So I decided to try doggie mouthwash; it’s a drinking water additive. Dental Fresh got rid of my dog’s fish breath once and for all!
Dog peed on the carpet? Here’s how to remove wet dog urine stains from different types of flooring. Plus tips for removing set-in urine stains from floors.
There are lots of times when you might want to try dog aromatherapy — for example, if you have a nervous dog or an anxious dog. With dog aromatherapy, there are lots of ways to use fun scents — that come in sprays or essential oils — around the house. It’s these unique scents that have beneficial effects on dogs.
Dog hair removal is a tedious project that never seems to end — especially when you have more than one dog, or a dog AND a cat! The Pledge Fabric Sweeper makes pet hair removal so much easier. Here’s why I like it.
Looking for a way to tam the dog fur bunnies? Here are some ideas. Plus tips on how to deal with dog fur.
Has your dog been skunked and not sure how to get out the smell? Here is a tip on how to get the smell out of your dog. Plus other wildlife that may get your dogs attention.
My current method of pet hair retrieval from furniture is to use the same type of lint brushes you would typically use on clothes. This is the same concept used with the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair. So, here are the pros & cons of the Pledge Pet Sweeper, as I see it…
Here are some tips for new dog owners who are trying to housebreak a new puppy or older dog. The most important parts: schedules and routines, crates & kennels, rewards and praises, and learning to interpret your dog’s signals. Plus, see the times when most dogs have to go outside to relieve themselves.
The command ‘Toes’ helps whenever you need to clean muddy paws after your dog has been playing outside. Or, when you need to dry off wet paws after a bath. Or, when you want to trim your dog’s toenails! Here’s how to teach your dog to give you his toes — on command.
Kong toys are all the rage — we own 16 of them… 2 dogs. And dogs can have hours of fun trying to get ‘the good stuff’ out of their Kong toys. BUT, cleaning them isn’t quite so fun. Here’s what I do… works like a charm for me!
Do you choose things like… the color of your carpets, what you’re going to wear today, the color or texture of your furniture, and the type of bed linens you buy… based on its likelihood of repelling dog fur? You’re not alone… Here are some tips for dealing with dog fur inside your home.
Need some reasons to pick up poop? Here’s a whole list of health reasons & why it’s important to pick up your dog’s poop! Plus, tips that make picking up dog poop even easier.
Depending on which one you order — the Soggy Dog Towel or the Soggy Paws Towel — there are two or four pockets which allow you to hold your dog with one hand while cleaning your dog’s paws, nose, belly and ears with the other hand.
Could your dog benefit from some aromatherapy? Here’s a quick & easy way to see the benefits of dog aromatherapy and keep the bed bugs away! This dog bedding spray contains 100 percent natural Tangerine and Lemon essential oils.
When a dog’s gotta go, a dog’s gotta go! Sometimes it’s necessary to let the dog outside even when it’s raining… Here are some quick tips for dogs with muddy paws & musty-smelling coats.
The best spot and stain remover on the planet is TECH Stain Remover. It gets out virtually ANY stain — from KoolAid to pasta sauce to virtually pet stain under the sun… including smelly urine odors!
Have some extra blue painters tape lying around the house? If so, and you’ve got pets, then you just might find the following ‘painter’s tape tips for people with pets’ post helpful… if not hilarious.
Dog groomers use these super-absorbent towels to literally pull the water out of your dog’s coat after bathing. I use these one-of-a-kind microfiber towels for cleaning up doggie messes around the house. Here’s more about why these towels are so great…