Spring is here. The days are getting warmer, the winter coat is packed away, flowers are coming out and love is in the air. For a single person it can be really annoying when everywhere you look all you see is couples. Cause let’s face it, we do envy them a bit. Are you also a single dog parent looking for a bit romance? Have you thought about using your dog as wingman? Here are 8 reasons why dogs are the best wingmen. Are you ready for some dog walk flirting? (more…)
Is your dog a real circus artist? Then show us the best tricks and join our video contest. 3 lucky winners will get a Tractive Pet-Remote! All you have to do is make a video of your dog doing a cool trick and share the video under this Facebook-Post. The winners will be selected randomly. There is no limit – be as creative as you like! From beginners to professionals, everyone can join the contest.
The wedding. This unique day counts for many of us to one of the most beautiful days in our life and we want to celebrate this special day with our dearest ones. Stop! Have you forgotten someone? Yes, your beloved dog! Don’t leave your four-legged sweetheart alone at home on this special day. Include your dog on your wedding day. Not just as a simple wedding accessory, but their presence should symbolize their status as ‘a member of the family’. One of the best ways to include your pet is during the ceremony. Not sure what I mean?
Are you worried that training you dog will break the bond that you two have established? Do you accept the fact that you have to keep your dog penned up because of aggressive behavior toward visitors? Do you also accept the aggravating howling and moaning when you take your dog for a walk? Is all of this actually tolerable behavior for a dog? I don’t think so! I hate to break it to you, but even dogs have an expectation of being civilized. The people tolerating your dog’s misbehavior do not share your opinion that it’s cute when he climbs all over them, or uses their shoe as chew toy. Here’s a few reasons why everyone should train their dog.
While adopting a puppy is often viewed as a fun experience, many refrain from doing so due to the challenges that are associated with it; the main one being potty training. It can be complicated, challenging and time consuming. The accidents that happen along the way also deter many people from adopting puppies for this reason. As a result, many dogs are euthanized at shelters because of overpopulation and not enough adoptions. The Modern Puppies Potty Training Puppy Apartment is an effective new way of potty training that has already helped save 50,000 puppies from remaining in shelters, keeping them from potential euthanizations.
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…)
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?
Dogs provide us with hours of entertainment and endless love and affection. No matter how bad your day was, coming home to a jumping, excited ball of fur will lift your mood instantly. Committing yourself to teaching your dog some tricks is a fun way to spend time with your dog and a great way to make your day even better.
In recent years, the traditional ideas of what dogs and humans can do together for fun and for physical conditioning have been challenged by the development of different doggie games. When it comes to our canine companions, it’s important to remember that dogs get bored of the same routine just as much as humans do. By making sure that your dog is constantly being exposed to new things, your dog will be challenged mentally as well as physically. It is a fact that bored dogs develop destructive behaviours. Typically, bored dogs build up a lot of negative energy, taking their frustration out on furniture etc.
If you find that you and your four legged friend are getting a little bored with the same activities, there are lots of different dog sports that can get you and your pup moving. From dog diving to flyball, canicross to surfing, there are now lots of different ways you can keep your dog happy and fit. Let’s check out the infographic below from Greyhounds As Pets that reveals some creative ways to exercise your dog that will keep everyone entertained. Welcome to Creative Canine Fitness!
All dogs, regardless of size, age, or lifestyle, should be taught to walk nicely on leash. They are not born knowing that they shouldn’t pull ahead or lag behind so it’s our job to teach them good leash manners. Dog leash training can be challenging, though, because dogs move faster than us and are excited about exploring the outdoors. Some dogs want to run around as fast as they possibly can and others want to stop, sniff and urinate on everything they pass. Like many other kinds of training, teaching a dog to walk nicely on leash will require some time and effort. But the payoff is a dog who is a pleasure to walk. You can use various methods to teach your dog to walk without pulling on leash, but no single method works for all dogs. Here are some overall guidelines and methods: