After I adopted my first puppy, I didn't train him very well. I was too afraid of him getting "mad at me" to scold him when he did naughty puppy things, like chewing up my shoes. I thought he would grow out of some of his bad habits, but it didn't seem like he was. I asked another dog owner at the dog park for advice, and he told me that dogs really enjoy being trained, and proper training actually makes them happier. After that conversation, I started taking my dog to a local training center and he seemed to really love being there! He soon stopped his bad habits and even learned fun tricks. I want to share my dog training tips with anyone out there who needs them and help everyone learn that a well-trained pet is a happy pet!
6 August 2017
It isn't always possible to find a pet sitter when taking a trip. When this happens, you'll need to take advantage of dog boarding. Although you and your pup will miss each other, you can prepare your dog for this transition by following a few simple steps. Get Your Dog Familiar With the Boarding Facility Dog kenneling is less scary to a pup if they are familiar with the facility and the staff.
4 May 2017
When you want a pet, but cannot have one because your landlord or city ordinances say the animal is not allowed, what do you do? Most people may shrug it off and accept it, but when the emotional or psychological need is great, that is not possible. So many animals in the last decade have been certified as therapy animals, and as such, they can be housed anywhere their owners are.
30 April 2017
Jogging in the city poses its own set of problems for the urban jogger. Unlike when you go jog in a park, or at the gym, you have to deal with a variety of obstacles that you won't find elsewhere. These include cracked pavement, which can trip you up, stray dogs, and dangerous traffic. So, with that said, here are a few things you need to get to make your city jogging excursions more comfortable.
24 April 2017
One common issue that can affect even well-trained dogs is excessive barking. Some barking is natural and even beneficial- after all, you probably want your dog to bark to alert you of an intruder or other emergency. But when a dog barks all the time and won't stop even when you use training commands, it's time to intervene. Here are four tips for correcting this unwanted behavior and minimizing your dog's barking:
4 April 2017
Just because you have a dog at home doesn't mean you can't ever leave the house. If you have family that is willing to watch your furry friend, that's wonderful. Even if you have a friend nearby that can take care of your pal for you while you're away, that's great. But most times, it can be difficult to find someone to watch your pooch while you are away, without having to worry about that person taking as good of care of your pal as you would.