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 […]
Walking Tips & Leashes For Dogs
Everything that involves walking your dog OR getting your dog from one place to another is included here -- because a dog collar and leash are required for those tasks (moving, traveling, riding in the car, dog training). Walking a dog with the "right" collar and leash can save you AND your dog a lot of aggravation! See a list of the most dangerous dog collars + safest dog collars. Also a list of the best dog training collars and dog training leads (leashes) that are best for a new puppy. And other unique dog leashes that we like. Plus... see how to do loose leash walking to get your dog to stop pulling every time you're on a walk.
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.
Here’s proof that a basic dog collar (and even your dog’s ID tags) can be dangerous, causing your dog to get entangled — even strangled! It happened to me twice with 2 different types of dog collars. See which types of collars they were — and which types of dog collars are safe to use.
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.
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!
Got a new puppy? Then you’ll need the right dog training equipment — like a puppy training collar (or dog harness) and a dog lead — to start teaching your dog how to walk on a leash. Here’s how to choose the best dog training collar and dog training leads for leash walking.
Did you realize that you can make over $500 a month dog sitting? As a pet sitter in Seattle, I’ve learned a few things along the way to make dog sitting more profitable and fun. Here are my best tips on how to start offering dog sitting services on the side to make extra money.
This is one of the best leashes for dogs – especially for big dogs AND for dogs that pull – because of the shock-absorbing features that are built-in.
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!
What makes the Clicker Leash unique is one thing: the fact that it has built-in clicker! I tried the Clicker Leash with my dog. Here are the pros and cons of the Clicker Leash, as I see it. President Obama’s dog Bo uses a Clicker Leash!
Looking for a way to keep your dog from pulling the leash when you’re on a walk? Here are some tips. Plus why you should always maintain eye contact when you’re communicating with your dog.
We will be moving into a new house soon. I’ve asked Suzy Godsey — who helped us train our dog to stop barking — for some tips to help us get our through the move, with the least amount of stress. These are her best tips for moving with your dog…
The Gentle Leader head collar definitely transformed how both of our dogs walk on a leash with us. This was clear from the very first day we used it! Here’s how it went for us…
Got a dog? Then you need to find some dog waste bags and a dog poop bag holder or dispenser that you like. The bags… I’m not so particular about. That’s the easy part. But finding a dog poop bag holder that you like… now that’s a whole different story. I found it!
There are a handful of great websites devoted solely to pet sitting and overnight boarding for dogs. Through some of them, you can also find specific services like house sitting, walking your dog, grooming, dog training, and more. Here’s the scoop…
Here’s how we taught our dogs to ‘get the mail’ or ‘get the paper’ and then immediately — before it gets too soggy — to ‘give’ it to us. This is an easy dog trick to teach. First, you begin with ‘get’… then you end with ‘give’ or ‘drop it’.
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…
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.
Here’s how to politely inform your neighbors that you’d like your yard to remain poop-free… Check out these affordable poop signs that you can place in your yard. Plus, some great tips to help keep your yard — and neighborhood — poop-free!
Here’s why we will only order dog tags from Tags For Pets – aka American Pet Classics…
My dogs were as confused by ‘Heel’ as I was. I certainly wasn’t teaching them very well. Here’s how I incorporated some things from Loose Leash Walking and added my own modifications to get my dogs to understand the concept of ‘Heel’. Finally… dog walks are enjoyable again!
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!