I’ve researched the cities (and states) which appear on 5 popular lists of dog friendly cities. There are 27 cities in 20 different states represented. I’m going to summarize the findings for you — to help you decide if you might want to move to one of these cities or travel there with your dog!
Summer Fun For Dogs
Homemade frozen dog treats that are perfect for the hot Summer months. Lots of clever Summer dog products and 101 dog tricks to teach your dog during the dog days of Summer. Fleas and ticks in the Summer months can be a problem -- see our best tips and the safest ingredients to look for in flea & tick prevention products. What you need to know about dog sunburn, dog sunscreen, and dog sunglasses (or Doggles). If your dog goes swimming in the Summer months, then you’ll want to know these easy tips for keeping your dog’s ears dry and bacteria free! Plus what you need to know about dogs and life vests when boating… and dog beach tips. Getting a new car this Summer? Check out our favorite dog-friendly vehicles! (New and used cars from all model years.) Plus dog travel tips, motorcycle tips, and clever car accessories that make traveling with your dog easier. (For your dog’s safety, be sure to review the laws about leaving your dog in a hot car -- and what you need to know about dogs falling out of car windows!) Rainy day tips for dog owners dealing with muddy paws and smelly dogs. And Summer holiday tips (like fireworks on the 4th of July).
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.)
Dog walking is better than dieting… here’s proof! See the results from several dog walking research studies + How much you need to walk your dog to lose weight.
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!
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.
Does your dog have stinky ears? Ours does. Here’s the 2-step process my vet recommended to clean smelly dog ears AND treat a dog ear yeast infection. See the exact products my vet recommends, plus my personal experience following this dog ear infection remedy.
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.
I’ve been using Frontline Plus to control fleas AND ticks on my dogs for the past 22 years. I decided to investigate further to learn about the ingredients used in dog flea and tick control products. Here are the safest ones that you should look for when buying flea & tick control for your dog.
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.
Tips for stuffing frozen Kong toys that your dog will enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, lots of homemade frozen dog treat recipes!
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!
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.
Here’s what you need to know about dog sunburn, doggie skin cancer, and which dogs tend to suffer the most from sunburns. Does your dog have a sunburn? Here are some simple DIY home remedies for dog sunburn.
There are a bunch of great products available to make summertime even enjoyable for our furry friends. Some of these are just for fun, while others will help your dog stay more comfortable during the high temperatures.
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.
Pooch Smoothies are ice cube sized popsicle treats for your dog — minus the stick. You might also call them Yogurt Cups for Pups… or Puppy Popsicles. The best part: They’re made with all the same ingredients you would use to make a Fruit Smoothie for yourself! Here’s how to make them.
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.
I just love this picture of Leo being carefree and FUN on the beach – and in the company of his dogs!
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.
Use this dog beach guide to find the best dog beaches all across the U.S. If you’ll be traveling with your dog, one of these dog-friendly beaches might be near your destination!
Wondering what the differences are among all the different flea and tick preventatives on the market? I have firsthand experience using 3 of them — Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix and Advantage — and I review each of them here…
Do you know which dog parks rank as the best dog parks in the United States? Here are the Top 10 dog parks in America for each of the previous years. Plus, tips before you take your dog to the dog park for the first time.
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.
Now you can ride your bike AND walk your dog at the same time! SPRINGER enables you to bicycle without having to hold on to your dog’s leash!