You’ve heard that to figure a dog’s age in dog years compared to human years, you should just add 7 to each year that your dog has been alive. That should give you the human equivalent of your dog’s age. Wrong! Here’s how to determine your dog’s physical age AND your dog’s mental age.
Everything from dogs doing things that humans do… to making sense of your dog’s behavior (like tail wagging and barking) in a way that we humans can understand. There are lots of ways we tend "humanize" our pets and treat them like children! Did you know that you can safely dye your dog’s hair? And feed your dog human foods? And teach your dog English? (My dog understands more than 80 words… and he can spell!) See if you have one of the most intelligent dog breeds or not. What about motorcycling with your dog… have you tried it? Does your dog watch TV? Do you know your dog’s “true” age? (It’s not just about multiplying by 7.) Wondering if your dog would be a good service dog or companion animal? We've even got some tax deductions that you can take for being a dog owner -- much like tax deductions you can take for children! All good things to know for first time dog owners.
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.)
These are actual tax deductions, as quoted by people ‘in the know’ who share their advice about tax write-offs, as they relate to dogs. (Including dog foster parents, dog breeders, guard dog owners, Instagram influencers, and more!) Most of us cannot deduct our dogs or any expenses associated with them on our IRS tax returns. But that doesn’t stop people from trying! Lots of funny dog write-off stories here, too.
Want to dye your dog’s fur a different color? The safest dog hair dye is food coloring (juice from colorful foods or organic food coloring). Here’s how to dye dog hair yourself at home — without making your pet uncomfortable… or sick!
Here is the best list of foods you should AVOID giving to your dog (human foods that are poisonous or toxic to dogs) + Foods that you CAN give to your dog (human food safe for dogs) — according to pet experts. Plus, what you should know if you decide to offer table scraps and other people foods to your dog at some point.
Do you love your dog?… Do you love your dog enough to marry him — or her? Lots of people have married their pets… here’s the latest buzz about pet weddings.
Canine intelligence & dog language: The words and commands from human language that a dog knows. Here are the phrases my dog understands and what they mean.
Have you ever wondered if your dog is actually watching TV with you? The fact is dog eyesight is different from human eyesight, so dogs see images on television differently than we do.
It’s amazing how many dog & people similarities really do exist. That’s right, for many of the things that we do as humans, there’s an equivalent behavior in the dog world. Here are lots of interesting similarities between dogs and people.
Did you know that dog age is actually influenced by your dog’s breed and size? That’s right, there’s much more to it than just multiplying by 7 to get your dog’s age in human years. Here is a much more accurate way to determine dog age.