Want to teach your dog how to balance a treat on their nose? Here’s how to do the ‘treat on the nose’ trick — step by step. This is a dog trick that I’ve taught all my dogs.
Indoor Fun With Dogs
Lots of fun indoor ideas for you and your dog! If you find yourself stuck indoors wondering how you can make the best use of your time AND you have a dog... look no further. Here are nearly 100 things that we like to do with our dogs when we're stuck at home. Our favorite indoor boredom busters for dogs and dog owners! Clever ways to save time and money with shortcuts and life hacks for every single thing you do INSIDE your house with your dog. Fun ways to do things at home while spending good quality time with your dog at the same time! When was the last time you did these things with your dog indoors?
If you’ve ever wondered how in the world you’re going to brush your dog’s teeth yourself, I’ve got SO MANY helpful tips that will make it incredibly easy for you to do! See exactly how to clean your dog’s teeth. Handy gadgets that make the process MUCH easier. The difference between plaque and tartar – how to tell which one your dog has (and which one is the most harmful). Plus some scary facts that will become your reality if you DON’T start brushing your dog’s teeth. 80% of dogs have dental disease by age 3 – so it’s crucial that you start now!
Looking for unique (maybe even slightly odd or crazy) things to do this summer? We’ve come up with a list of nearly 200 summer fun activities for adults for your summer bucket list!
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!
Some say that the best dog toy in the world is a tennis ball. Others think Kong toys are best. I have a hard time arguing against either of those, but in our house of many dogs, the best balls for dogs are clearly Splash Bombs! Followed by Zogoflex durable dog balls, Kong LARGE tennis balls, the Wicked Ball, and the Omega Tricky Treat Ball. See why these are our top 5 picks for best dog balls!
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!
Wondering what to stuff inside of your dog’s Kong toy? Here’s a list of the best Kong recipes that have worked well for lots of dog owners. These dog recipes make delicious treats that you can stuff inside a Kong toy!
The Wicked Ball dog toy is one of the best interactive dog toys I’ve ever seen. It’s 100% automatic – it rolls and moves all by itself and even turns itself ON and OFF! It’s great for preventing dog boredom and entertaining your dog when you’re not home. See why my dogs like it so much…
Looking for Furminator reviews? Or the best dog brush for shedding? I’ve found a pet brush that blows all the others away. The Furminator deShedding tool is my all-time favorite dog brush. I’ve been using the Furminator for dogs since 2008… and it still looks and works like new! Here’s my review of the Furminator dog brush.
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.
How will your dog be spending Thanksgiving this year? Chances are, most of our four-legged friends will find themselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday festivities. And many will be on the prowl for turkey treats, table scraps, and dropped food particles! Here’s what dogs can and can’t eat on Thanksgiving day. Plus lots of fun ways to include your dog in the Thanksgiving feast — by making your own Thanksgiving food for dogs with these recipes OR by serving these one-of-a-kind dog-friendly Thanksgiving foods and treats that are now available in stores!
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.
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 DIY dog beds ourselves to keep them comfortable in their new space.
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.
Believe it or not, a puppy is never too young to learn basic dog commands. In fact, you can (and should) introduce puppy training the day you bring your new dog into your house. A well-behaved dog is what everyone wants, but not everyone wants to start the dog training early enough. By training your puppy early, she will always know what’s expected of her inside your home.
I was surprised to learn how many dog owners celebrate the birthdays of their beloved pets by throwing Dog Birthday Parties and serving Dog Birthday Cakes. Here are the fun facts… Plus all the details for you to have your very own Dog Birthday Party!
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.
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.
Before, during, and after the Super Bowl, I usually channel-surf over to Animal Planet to watch the Puppy Bowl on TV – with my dog. Here’s how to host a fun party for dogs, kids & adults to watch the Puppy Bowl – from decorations and activities, to menu items and dog-friendly treats.
Here’s how to draw a dog – it’s quick and easy! Start with an oval shape drawn on paper, then follow these steps to draw a fun dog face or an entire dog’s body. Try it yourself! We’ve got easy-to-follow videos so you can watch each of the steps, as they’re done.
This interactive dog food bowl serves 2 purposes: 1) it’s a slow feed dog bowl 2) it’s a treat-dispensing dog toy. A review of the PAW5 Rock & Bowl for dogs
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.
The sooner you start trimming your dog’s nails the better. Here are 15 reasons that trimming dog nails at home makes more sense than paying someone to do it
Tips for training dogs with treats & using treats as rewards. High-value dog training treats vs low-value dog training treats + best puppy training treats.
Freshpet is the only brand of fresh, refrigerated pet food in the stores (in the pet food aisle). See why I – and my dog – LOVE Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies for dogs.
Once the basic dog commands have been learned, you may want to teach your dog any number of dog tricks. Here are 5 simple tips for teaching ANY dog ANY trick!
Does your dog behave differently with one particular toy than all the rest? Does your dog have a ‘pacifier’ — one specific toy that seems to calm him better than others?
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.
My Dachshund recently had back surgery, so I needed a dog ramp — instead of doggie steps — as a way for her to get up on my bed. Most of the dog ramps I found online where very expensive and the height didn’t match up with my bed height. So I made my own. Here’s how…
There are furniture type dog kennels (like these dog crate tables), but they are expensive! So I started looking at my own pieces of furniture to see what I could modify to make my own dog crate table. Here’s how I built a dog crate table for my dog, Lucy…
To aid us in potty training our dog, we decided to try a dog doorbell. Take it from me, by teaching your dog to ring a bell to let you know when she has to go outside, you will definitely have fewer accidents in the house! Here’s how we used dog bell training with our 2 dogs.
A dog memorial is a great way to memorialize your dog after he has passed on. The best part: you can make your own dog memorial any way you want to.
When trying to get your dog to do something, your dog doesn’t really understand what you are talking about. If you tell him what NOT to do, the message he gets is to DO exactly that! Here’s how to understand dog communication and use it to your advantage with your dog.
Dog photography takes time and patience, but even amateur photographers like you and me who simply want to take better pictures of our dogs can do these simple things to improve our dog photos.
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.
Do you have a mixed breed dog and want to know which breeds make up your dog’s genetic background? Maybe you were told that you have a purebred dog, but you’re not 100% sure yourself. The most accurate way to find the breed of your dog is to use a dog DNA testing kit. Here’s how it works.
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.
Ice cream and birthday cake for dogs are 2 simple things that can turn an average day into a dog birthday party! Here are some dog cake recipes to try, plus the inside scoop on how we include our dogs when we go to Dairy Queen.
Dog ringtones are a fun way to show you love dogs. One thing’s for sure… they’re definitely attention-getters. Here are the best barking dog ringtones and iPhone apps. You can even create your own dog ringtone! If you’ve got a cellphone… and a dog, then you’re going to love these dog ringtones. You can even make your cell phone “ring” with a barking dog sound!
Did you know that 1 in 3 TV commercials features a dog? Have you ever watched movies with dog stars in them and wondered how you could get your dog on TV or in the movies? Here’s how…
If you make dog treats yourself, they’ll be cheaper and healthier than store-bought ones. And you’ll be able to pronounce all of the ingredients!
Dog flowers are not just cute, they are also a conversation starter! You can make your own dog flowers out of real flowers or artificial flowers — it doesn’t matter. Here’s a video that shows how to make dog flowerpots.
These luxury dog beds are very unique. You can get a car bed to match your child’s bed. Maybe you are looking for something a little less expensive you can look at making a no-sew pillow for your dog.
Dogs communicate with people in their very own way. Learning what your dog is trying to say is not a science. You simply have to pay attention to your dog’s very subtle signs and cues. Here are a few dog signs to watch for if you want to learn to speak dog.
Making your own dog toys can be a lot cheaper than buying them from the store. Here are some fun dog toys you can make using tennis balls!
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to think about the type of Halloween costume your dog will wear this year. Here are lots of fun and easy dog Halloween costumes that you can make yourself.
Whether you’re looking for a Halloween costume for yourself, or your child, there are lots of ideas to choose from here. The best part: most of these are a cinch to make yourself! Dog lovers everywhere will be making — or buying — the following dog-related Halloween costumes this year.