What do you do when your dog loves to play with a ball, but he won’t give the ball up in a game of catch? Here’s a quick trick… Works every time!
Thinking of getting a Labrador retriever? This breed is known for its desire to please their master. Usually, they excel as guide dogs for the blind and thrive as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics detection with law enforcement. Here's everything you need to know about Labrador Retrievers.
Puppy ZIGGIES are long-lasting dog chews made by the KONG Company. Here’s why Puppy ZIGGIES are great for young pups and adult dogs, alike. And why dog owner love ’em too!
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!
Dogs frequently like to look out windows and screen doors, but it’s important to realize the many dangers that lurk around windows and doors when it comes to your pet. Here’s what you need to know… some little-known facts that could save your dog’s life!
Here are some things that I’ve learned along the way that can be deadly to a dog… Each of these is a common everyday object or occurrence in our lives with dogs, so consider these a few things that you may simply need to modify a bit in order to keep things safe for your dog around the house.
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.
Does your dog have ear gunk? Ours does. Here’s a vet-recommended 2-step process for cleaning and treating your dog’s itchy — and dirty — ears.
Jim had just returned home from a business trip. Destin was thrilled to hang out in the backyard with him for awhile & enjoy the sunny outdoors.
We taught our dogs to ‘shake’ their fur on command. This is great whenever they’re wet after a bath or a walk in the rain, or after a doggie roll on the ground where his fur has collected bits of everything that was in the grass. Here’s how we taught our dogs to ‘shake’…
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…
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’…
Like most of you, I’ve always refrained from giving my dogs alcohol of any kind — beer or mixed drinks — knowing that alcohol and dogs just don’t mix. But you may not know that even ICE from a mixed drink could seriously harm your dog. Here’s what you need to know…
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!
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!
With eye contact, all things are possible! Once you’ve trained your dog to stare at you adoringly whenever you call his name, then ALL forms of training will become much easier. Here’s how I taught my dogs to look at me on command…
Have some extra blue painters tape lying around the house? If so, and you’ve got pets, then you just might find the following ‘painter’s tape tips for people with pets’ post helpful… if not hilarious.
I’ve had dogs all my life. Only 3 of them had dew claws. Here’s what I’ve learned about removing dewclaws (…and not removing them). Everything you need to know about your dog’s dew claws, including when — or if — you should have them removed, and recommendations from other dog owners.
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.
Here Destin is testing out his balance in the backseat of our Jeep Grand Cherokee
When it comes to dog food & treats, I’ve never been one to splurge on ‘extras’ just as as gravy or sauces for dog food. But when our adult dog stopped eating and started losing weight, we found IAMS Savory Sauce to be the perfect solution!
Have you ever tried to crate train an adult dog? Here’s how we turned our rebellious 3-year-old Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix from a crate-hating dog into a peaceful and happy crate-loving dog once and for all…
Somehow, we were fortunate to be able to convince our 3-year-old dog to start using a crate — out of the blue. Here’s how we did it…
Is your dog notorious for unspooling the toilet paper from its roll in the bathroom? I just discovered a quick trick which prevents your pet from playing with the toilet paper roll in the future! You’ll find yourself asking, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?!’
This was the day after we brought Tenor home, at about 8 weeks of age.
Kong toys are the best dog toys… ever! They serve double-duty, as a chew toy, and as a treat-dispenser. Here’s a listing of the best things about Kong dog toys, and why every dog owner should have one — or 4! Kong chew toys for your dog.