Coming up with a short list of specific words that will represent the commands you give your dog is imperative when starting out training. If one member of the household is saying "sit" and the other is saying "down," it can become awfully confusing for your non-English speaking companion. Using clear, easy to distinguish words … Continue reading Successful Dog Training: It’s Not What You Say…
As a Dog Dad, I am facing a peculiar situation; my sleep is suffering. Before you start telling me to cutback on the caffeine or get rid of blue light (which, by the way, check and check), hear me out. You see, my sleep disturbances are being caused by a very sensitive duo: Dog and … Continue reading The War on Bed Space
There are a plethora of resources available to dog owners that offer the best methods of training a dog. They have commonalities and differences, but at the end of the day the methods and practices that you use are going to depend on your individual style. Some leaders in the field, such as Doggy Dan … Continue reading What’s the Best Way to Communicate with My Dog?
Dads are awesome. They tell fantastic jokes, have impeccable dance moves, and bring a strong sense of fashion and style. At least they do in their minds. There is a class of dads that often get forgotten this time of the year: Dog Dads. Whether they are fathers to both humans and canines, or just … Continue reading 5 Amazing Father’s Day Gifts for Dog Dads
The wearable fitness industry has officially made its way into the pet market. In the world of human wearables, products by companies to the likes of Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin dominate the market. Companies on the pet side of things include Fitbark, Whistle, and Link AKC. Our reading and research pointed us in the direction … Continue reading In-Depth Review: Fitbark2
Allow me to introduce Maddie. She is a 2 year old Golden-Labradoodle mix with some terrier in here (aka a mutt). When we got her, she was filthy, had fleas all over her, and was living on a farm with about 9 or 10 litter-mates. When we asked what food she was eating we were shown a bag of the cheapest stuff you can buy, but it was empty and next to a small pile of veggies...
The bond between Canines and Sapiens dates back thousands of years. In fact, it is of very little surprise to learn that the domestication of dogs directly correlates with the domestication of humans. Theories present that it was the relationship between man and dog that allowed both parties to become superior hunters, establish more permanent … Continue reading Team Up with Your Dog to Achieve Ultimate Health
If your dog is an aggressive chewer, finding chew toys can be a challenge. State of the art toys designed for the most advanced chewers cave in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. Even more troublesome, the vast majority of available products are made with synthetic rubbers, fibers, and other worrisome components that have … Continue reading The Only Toys Your Dog Needs
Walking your dog is supposed to be a relaxing experience for you and your pup. In theory, it does not get any easier; you just walk. Dogs, however, tend to make things more difficult than they need to be. An exercise as simple as walking down the street turns into pulling, wrestling, frustration, and eventually … Continue reading Stop Your Dog from Pulling for $16
There we were, sitting in the exam room at our local vet waiting for the doctor. Our dog, Maddie, had recently been going through some significant changes in behavior and weight. After some interventions of our own, we decided it was time to get her a full check-up and make sure everything okay. We didn't … Continue reading The Sad Reality of the Modern Vet