I’ve researched the cities (and states) which appear on 5 popular lists of dog friendly cities. There are 27 cities in 20 different states represented. I’m going to summarize the findings for you — to help you decide if you might want to move to one of these cities or travel there with your dog!
Outdoor Fun With Dogs
Lots of fun outdoor ideas for you and your dog -- in your own backyard, on vacation, and when you're traveling or exploring new places. If you find yourself wondering how you can make the best use of your time on a beautiful day AND you have a dog... look no further. Here are nearly 100 things that we like to do with our dogs when we're eager to get outside. Our favorite outdoor 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 OUTSIDE your house with your dog. Lots of 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 outside?
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.)
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.
Is your dog nervous in public places? Does he always have his eye on strangers and watch their every move? A dog trainer shares 2 important ways to make your fearful dog more comfortable around strangers. Is your dog even afraid to play? Here’s how to help a scared dog build confidence in themselves and become less fearful.
Can dogs be traumatized by fireworks? YES! If your dog becomes traumatized after fireworks, read these helpful tips. A dog’s hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human’s, so the fireworks are likely to cause your dog some anxiety, stress, and fear. Here are 11 things you can do in the hours leading up to the fireworks to keep your dog from stressing out. Plus, 7 things you should do during the fireworks if you notice your dog becoming overly stressed by the loud noises and bright lights.
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!
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!
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.
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.
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. I use the 3-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See how I also use this dog seat protector as a cargo kennel — and why I love it!
Obviously, you wouldn’t want your dog to become ill or injured due to your own negligence. Your dog trusts you to keep them safe. Your best bet is to keep your dog indoors and away from the commotion on Halloween night — to prevent them from becoming frightened, anxious, or injured. Here are some ways to include your dog in Halloween, without stressing out your dog!
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.
Even if you don’t have any sewing skills (like me) here are 6 funny dog Halloween costumes you can make at home with very little effort. See photos + video tutorials
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.
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!
Have a dog (or multiple dogs), but don’t have a fenced-in yard for them to run and play in? Then you’ll enjoy these DIY dog tie-out ideas. See the overhead dog trolley system that worked for our 2 dogs.
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!
See why I think Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park is the best off leash dog park in Lancaster PA. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out! These are my must-know tips for enjoying this beautiful dog park — and what you can expect before you go to this Beneful dog park for the first time.
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.
Dogmobiles: An up-to-date list of the best cars for dog owners. Plus some things that you should look for in a vehicle that your dog will be riding in.
In case you were wondering if dogs like snow or not, these dogs prove that snow can provide hours of fun. You will love this video showing 2 dogs skiing down the hill… again… and again!
Whether you buy a dog house or build a dog house, there are lots of types, sizes & styles to choose from. Dog house ideas from practical, to fun, to fancy!
It has happened again!… Our dog discovered a rabbit hole in our backyard and his attention could not be diverted away from the bunnies until the last one left the nest. Here are photos of dogs and bunnies.
Just about every day you’ll see a car going down the road with a dog’s head sticking out of the window. My dogs do it too. With all the bugs, dirt, and debris flying through the air, imagine the damage if your poor dog should get hit in the eye by something. Doggie sunglasses (or doggie goggles) can be quite useful when it comes to protecting your dog’s eyes! Here’s what you need to know.
If you think that you will eventually want your dog to be a hunting dog, here are some very basic tips to get started with hunting dog training.
We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I’d share my reply here — along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.
Tips for stuffing frozen Kong toys that your dog will enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, lots of homemade frozen dog treat recipes!
Getting ready to take your dog camping with you? Camping with dogs can be a lot of fun as long as you are prepared. Here’s what you need to know.
Please don’t leave your dog in the car on a warm day — even if the windows are rolled down! And if you happen to see that someone has left their dog inside a hot car, here’s what you should do. Dog hot car laws aren’t clear, but these tips will help!
Will your dog only catch, instead of fetching and returning the item to you? Here’s how to get your dog to bring it back to you when you’re doing dog fetch training. These are some of the best dog fetch training tips.
Most people who have children have probably taken their kids to some form of daycare. Have you ever thought about taking your dog to daycare? Doggie daycare is a place that your dog can go to have fun during the day and not be stuck at home alone. It’s more than just pet sitting.
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.
If this is your first time visiting an off leash dog park, these are the things you should know ahead of time.
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.
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!
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.
If you need to keep your dog on your property but are unable to put up a fence from some reason or another try an invisible dog fence. When considering an invisible dog fence weigh all of the pros and cons before diving in and putting one in.
Here’s a list of all the fun places you can take your dog — for a day, a few days, or on vacation!
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.
Getting dogs to wear dog clothing and Halloween costumes can be tricky. These are the best tips for getting your dog dressed up without making him uncomfortable. Plus what to do if your dog doesn’t like wearing clothing or costumes at all! And… if you’re going to dress up your dog for Halloween, I’ve got some great tips to ensure that your dog remains happy (and safe) throughout the day… or the entire event.
Often, when a dog is having a hard time with car rides it is an issue from the dog’s past. Somewhere the dog decided that car rides are bad, or even that cars altogether are bad things! Here are the steps for getting your dog comfortable with car rides…
Yes, dog sunscreen is a must — because dogs get sunburns too! Also important: dog sunsuits, limiting your dog’s time out in the sun, how short you cut your dog’s fur, and doggie eyewear like goggles: Doggles.
There are a bunch of great products available to make summertime even enjoyable for our furry friends. Some of these are just for fun, while others will help your dog stay more comfortable during the high temperatures.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!
Here are a couple of fun ways that you and your dog can combat cabin fever together — from recreational sled dog events to professional sled dog racing and skijoring where your dog pulls you through the snow on skis.
If you have pet-proofed your home, then you have taken very important steps to ensuring the safety of your pet. However, if you have not pet-proofed your yard, your dog could still be in danger.
Our dogs love to chew on sticks. Much like they like to snap open the shells of peanuts and spit out the crumbs. Here’s a little story about one of our dog’s and his personal mission to de-shrub our backyard!
Does a dog have to wear a lifevest when on board a boat? Everyone knows that people have to wear lifejackets on boats, but do dogs? Here’s what you need to know about dogs and life vests.