If you’re a dog owner, then adding one or more of these resolutions to your own list of New Year’s resolutions will ensure a longer, happier life for you and your dog. What are your New Year’s resolutions this year?
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?
Hosting a dog birthday party is not only a great way to have some fun, but it’s also a great way to help socialize your dog. It’s also a great reason to get together with friends and family that are also dog lovers. Here are tips for planning a dog birthday party.
Here are step-by-step instructions for making a tug toy for your dog, using items you already have around the house!
We actually call it ‘being shy’ but you would probably impress your friends better if you called it playing ‘peek-a-boo’ or something cute. This dog trick simply involves rewarding your dog for putting his paw on his nose. Here’s how we taught our dog to play peek-a-boo on command.
If you’ve always thought that your dog would make a good therapy dog, here are some things to think about — plus a listing of the requirements for dogs and owners to become volunteers and therapy dogs.
Social networking is all the rage — even when it comes to finding friends of the four-legged kind! Thanks to Doggyspace, dogs and their owners have a place to gather online and share stories, videos, pictures, and more. I encourage you to check out this fun online community of dogs and dog owners.
The way to teach your dog some fun new tricks is to simply think about some things your dog does naturally without being asked. Then, give a specific ‘command’ to that behavior. From this point forward, whenever your dog does that behavior… call out that command. That’s how you associate the behavior with the command. So, in the future, your dog will do this particular behavior on command.
We recently introduced the GoughNuts dog toy to our dog, Tenor, for the first time. Think: A ‘doughnut’ that dogs go nuts for. He immediately lOVED it!
Ebay is a great place to make a few bucks from ‘slightly used’ dog toys, doggie apparel, and other dog products. If you’re not using it, why not sell it on eBay?
I always worry whenever friends or relatives come over, because I realize they’re probably not used to finding dog fur on their clothes quite as often as we are. When you’ve got dogs, dog hair is just something you learn to live with — day in and day out. It has a way of showing up in the strangest places… and this fun pillow acknowledges that!
Show some love to your favorite four-legged friend… your dog will surely enjoy one of these plush, heart-shaped dog beds!
If you know exactly what you want to buy for your dog at eBay, then you can go right to the pet category on Ebay and start there. Or, you can browse through all current dog auctions on eBay… fine-tune your search results… and go from there. There are PLENTY of great deals on dog stuff at eBay!!
My husband and I have resorted to SPELLING various words around our dog in order to talk about certain things in his presence, without him knowing it. The idea: If we spell it, he won’t hear that magic word that gets him all riled up in anticipation of whatever it is. Wrong!…
Dog owners and pet lovers are certainly not immune from the Ugly Sweater phenomenon! Have a holiday party coming up? You may — or may not — want to wear one of these…
Check out the following pictures of dog flowers. Some are made with REAL flowers. Others were created by placing a real dog behind a painted picture of a flower.Both are fun!
Some simple tips for teaching your dog some new tricks.
How smart is your dog? Have you ever ‘tested’ your pet in order to obtain some kind of measure of your dog’s intelligence level? Now you can. Here are 7 quick & easy tests that you can do with your dog to see how ‘smart’ your pet is. They’re FUN, too!
Is your dog new to Kong toys? Or, maybe he’s simply bored with Kongs these days… Here are some ways to switch things up a bit. Fun new ways to make it more fun AND challenging for your dog to get treats out of a Kong toy.
Here are some fun crafts that your dog — and dog lovers — will enjoy this Christmas.
Here’s a doggy screensaver that features a dog licking your computer screen. Enjoy!
For the pampered puppy in your life — or your girlfriend’s life — nothing beats this plush dog bed that’s shaped like a big red rose petal!
Maybe your dog needs to get a bit more exercise these days, but he doesn’t really enjoy playing with toys… Maybe you’re trying to get your dog ‘ready’ for agility training… Maybe you just want to find a new way to interact with your dog by incorporating something FUN into his daily routine… Whatever your motivation, here’s how to get your dog interested in a brand new toy — to the extent that he will do almost anything to be able to play with that toy.
Maggie was featured on Animal Planet for her counting skills.
Thinking about getting Fido into dog modeling? Here are some helpful links to point you in the right direction to make your dog a superstar!
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a Halloween costume for your dog. These are the best dog Halloween costumes — for dogs and their owners! Lots of popular classics, plus modern new ideas — even DIY costumes for dogs and dog owners.
Make a realistic looking magazine cover featuring a picture of your dog! It’s fast. It’s free. It’s easy to do yourself online!
Check out these popular human gadgets & accessories that they’ve scaled down and made chewable… just for dogs! Here are some adorable dog toys that closely resemble human things.
Treat yourself to a digital painting that looks like real hand-painted art — at only a fraction of the cost. All you need is a digital photo of your dog!
Here’s how to set things up so your dog will succeed. Why?… Because when a dog fails at something, he’s less likely to want to try it again. And when learning a new trick or behavior, no dog succeeds every time — especially in the beginning. So it’s up to you to make sure your dog succeeds from the very start. Here’s how…
Dogs can benefit from the healing and uplifting properties of aromatherapy, exactly as humans do! That’s why pet aromatherapy is such a hot topic these days. Whether you’ve just got a moody dog, or you’re dealing with some serious behavior issues, aromatherapy could be the perfect answer. Here’s how to use aromatherapy with your dog…
Do you know how to scratch your dog’s itches? We’ve noticed that each of our dogs has a ‘sweet spot’… that one place that makes their day anytime it gets scratched. Here’s more about our dogs’ sweet spots…
Looking for a fun board game for dog lovers? Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone else, Dog-opoly is your answer! Here’s where you can get Dogopoly, modeled after the classic Monopoly game…
In addition to your standard pet tricks like sit, lie down, come, stay, catch, and roll over, we’ve managed to teach our dogs some more unusual ‘tricks’…
Is your dog in need of a cushy new pillow or pet bed? Here’s another simple idea that worked for us… it’s a no-sew way to make your very own doggie pillow… for next to nothing!
Is your dog’s pet bed or doggie pillow a little ragged around the edges? If your dog’s pillow gets a lot of use, chances are, the cover itself is faded, stained, or torn in one or more places. Here’s how to make a new cover for your dog’s pet bed …It’s simple!
These are Dog Lover Printables that can be use in scrapbooks, memory books or as greeting card decorations. They can even be used in a picture frame as a backdrop. This is your chance to be creative!…
I’ve tried both the Buster Cube and the Kong toy with my dogs, and without a doubt, they prefer the Kong toys. Here’s why. Both dispense treats as your dog plays with them, but there are a number of other qualities that make the Kong toy much different.
Soft Claws nail caps are vinyl nail tips that you place over your dog’s toenails to prevent scratching — hardwood floors, your dog’s own skin, other people. They are completely safe, painless and humane. They do not hurt the dog in any way. Here’s why Soft Claws are great for dogs!
If you’re dog is celebrating a Birthday, or some other special occasion, then he deserves an extra-special treat like these Dog-Friendly Frosted Cakes & Treats that can be shipped to your door… Or even a Dog Birthday Cake that you can make yourself! Here are some fancy treats for your dog and the party guests…
Any dog — or dog lover — will enjoy these completely personalized doggie gift baskets. You say exactly what you what in it, and that special someone — and their dog — will thank you for such a thoughtful gift!
A great collection of dog videos that aired on TV.
At our house, it seems like each and every year the act of wrapping gifts turns into a huge ordeal. Mostly because we’ve got two dogs who tend to make their way into the process. Here’s a humorous take on wrapping presents when your pet is in the room.