Dog etiquette is important no matter where you live, but in bigger cities it’s even more important. City dogs face a lot of challenges when they are out for a walk, other dogs, other people, garbage, traffic and noise at all times. These challenges require good behaviour, a keen sense of the surroundings, and good team work between dog and owner. Here are a few tips that will make life in the city with dogs a little easier and more comfortable – for everbody!
Nothing can compare with the feeling of being reunited with your parents after being lost. And believe me, the feeling is even more intense if the reunion happens after a long time of separation. I was lost for several hours before my parents found me.
Losing a pet is a very stressful and scary situation and probably every pet owner’s worst nightmare. But, there is no need to worry anymore. Here are the 3 most effective steps to reunite with your best friend as soon as possible.
Taking your pup out for adventures is a great way to bond while ensuring they get plenty of exercise. Golden Retrievers and Vizslas love socializing with other pets and their human companions, and you can keep them entertained by visiting new places together. To get started planning your fun adventure, use these ideas to find dog-friendly places while keeping your favorite puppy safe. (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.
For dogs, chewing toys are not a luxury, but a necessity. Especially for puppies, who need to gnaw to help their adult teeth break through. For adult dogs, chewing is a way to deal with stress, fight boredom, provide comfort and of course to exercise the jawbones. Toys can even help prevent dog from developing certain problem behaviors. Additionally, when dogs settle down with a chew toy, they are getting a mental workout too. They explore the world with their mouths – like when a person gets into a good book. For most dogs, though, chewing is simply just a satisfying behavior: It makes them happy! These dog chew toys tips will make chewing a lot safer for your pup.
While it’s common knowledge not to leave a dog alone in a hot car, not even a warm one for that matter, there are other dangers lurking during the summertime. For example, this time of year, many car owners replace the coolant in their automobile radiators. Whether it’s through irresponsible disposal or just a small puddle, the main ingredient, ethylene glycol can cause serious illnesses or even death for a dog, even in small doses. So be careful not to let your dog drink from puddles and other places that could contain this lethal poison.
Most dogs love the water. If your pup is one of them, you certainly want to give him the opportunity to enjoy a holiday by the sea. But those of us who have tried bringing our four-legged friend to the sea know that there are also downsides and dangers to water-holidays. But as long as you are aware of these and bring the right equipment, everything will be great. You’ll come home completely de-stressed, accompanied by a happy dog.
Each year, there are plenty of cases of pet poisoning around the world. In many cases the poisoning is caused by household substances that may seem perfectly harmless to us. But just because something is safe for people doesn’t mean it won’t hurt our dear pets. This information about dog poisons is important for both you and your pet.
Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. It can be really exciting and lots of fun, but also rather stressful, both for the puppy and for you as owner. Bringing a new puppy home takes lots of preparation, work and patience, plus a good dose of common sense. The good news is that if you do it right, it will be a wonderful experience. Read on to learn more about how to handle a new puppy.