Clicker training is a simple and popular way to train your pup and reward good behavior. It can be fun for both you and your dog and often produces quick and effective results. And as soon as your dog understands what the clicker is all about, you will be able to teach him all kinds of tricks. But before you start practicing with your dog, here’s a small introduction to clicker training. (more…)
We cannot protect our dear pets from everything they do and from every little danger they may experience. However, there are still some things we can do to reduce the amount of potentially dangerous situations. These 10 dog safety tips will help you protect your beloved canine companion so you both can enjoy a long, happy and healthy life together.
This question comes with many answers, both positive and negative, and it may depend on who you ask. For example, experts agree that the best training method is through positive reinforcement. But what does that mean exactly? Should you use food and treats to train your dog? Or not?
We all love our dogs and we hate to see them feeling ill and in pain. We want them to play and and have fun, and have the energy to enjoy their lives. Basically, we want them to be healthy and happy! But, our dear pets are constantly exposed to things that can compromise their health. They are exposed to viruses, bacteria and parasites in vet offices, training buildings, on the streets, in dog parks and even open parks and fields. Whether you live in the city or the country, bacteria and parasites are difficult to avoid. The key to a healthy dog is not to keep him locked up at home, but to keep his immune system in top shape so he can quickly and effectively fight disease when it strikes. Follow these simple steps and boost your dog’s immune system.
Accidents and sudden illnesses can strike at any time, and when life throws a curve ball your way, your cat or dog need protection as much as any member of your family. Whether you’re caring for kittens, puppies or an aging cat, pet insurance can cushion the financial blow from sudden emergencies and absorb the cost of chronic conditions such as hyperthyroidism and feline diabetes.
Even when the weather is really bad, dogs still need to go out to do their business and to get their daily amount of exercise. But rain is one of the most common problems a dog owner encounters when the weather turns bad. Should you really go out in the rain? Or should you try skipping the regular walk and just play inside and quickly let your pup outside whenever he has to go potty? There is actually nothing wrong with a dog walk in the rain if done properly.
Since Pokemon Go was released, consumers have gotten a lot more familiar with the “Augmented Reality” feature for apps. We, at Tractive, love this feature and we have now found a whole new way to find your dog in the woods.
A few weeks ago, we launched the new Tractive Augmented Reality Premium feature. Interested? Here’s a little update and some information about the new feature:
Would you walk across a hot parking lot or a snow covered field without proper protection your feet? Probably not! As vulnerable as a human foot, paws need protection, they need to be taken care of and pampered. Here are a few paw care tips to keep those little feet clean and protected.
Dogs need exercise. They need to run, they need to walk and they need to move their bodies. However, it is very easy to fall into a routine of dull walks, and see walking as a duty, rather than something to be enjoyed by both you and your dog. So what do you do if the fun stops and you and your dog seem to just be going through the motions, bored and waiting for the walk to be over?