7 Ways To Make Sure You Never Lose Your Dog Again

7 Ways To Make Sure You Never Lose Your Dog Again

Advertisement One second your dog is by your side, and the next, you see her turn tail and sprint in the other direction. Or maybe you let her into the yard for a bathroom break, and now she’s nowhere to be found. It takes only one second, only one small mistake, to lose your dog. It’s a situation that can quickly turn dangerous, and every second she’s missing, you don’t know if she’s hurt, afraid, hungry, or in trouble. It’s up to you to keep your dog safe, and part of that job…continue reading →
10 Jobs For Working Breed Dogs Even If You Don’t Live On A Farm

10 Jobs For Working Breed Dogs Even If You Don’t Live On A Farm

Advertisement While some dogs are content to sit on your lap and look cute, working breeds have a different agenda. These are the dogs that are bred to hunt, herd, retrieve, and detect. They were born with an urge to work, and when they’re bored, they tend to be mischievous and destructive. Working dogs like Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, Border Collies, Newfoundlands, and all the others thrive on farms and ranches where there’s never a shortage of things to do. But what about the dogs that live in the suburbs or city? Their…continue reading →
Introducing Your Dog To Guests: How To Keep Everyone Calm And Comfortable

Introducing Your Dog To Guests: How To Keep Everyone Calm And Comfortable

Advertisement Depending on your dog’s personality, the arrival of house guests could mean a few different things. First, for the nervous dog, strangers in the house could send your pup straight to his favorite hiding spot under the bed. For protective pups, there’s the risk of confusing friend for foe. And finally, our easily excitable tail waggers can’t help but cause chaos during already hectic visits. Regardless of the category your four-legged family member falls into, introducing your dog to guests doesn’t always go as planned. Your dog’s behavior can make inviting friends…continue reading →
How To Teach Your Dog To Play Nice With Other Dogs

How To Teach Your Dog To Play Nice With Other Dogs

Advertisement The idyllic picture of dogs playing together at the park is something every pup parent wants. You can see the joy on your dog’s face as he makes new friends and stimulates his body and mind. That vision is shattered, however, at the first sign of rough play. Your dog growls, bites, tackles, and chases in a way other dogs don’t appreciate. Instead of making new friends, your dog tries to dominate his playmates. If his rough play hasn’t led to a fight yet, it probably will soon. You don’t want to…continue reading →
Improve Your Dog’s Health And Get To Know Him Better Than Ever With Animo!

Improve Your Dog’s Health And Get To Know Him Better Than Ever With Animo!

The fitness tech game is continually changing the way many of us exercise, eat, and live. Being able to track our activity gives us an edge when it comes to our health and wellness, granting us the ability to tackle health goals and take better care of ourselves. With that being said, it’s about time there was a way for us to offer this powerful insight into the lives of our four-legged best friends! Tech trackers have the ability to grant us health and wellness like never before, our dogs should be able…continue reading →
Ready To Introduce A Dog To Baby? These 8 Tips Will Help

Ready To Introduce A Dog To Baby? These 8 Tips Will Help

Advertisement Your fur baby is used to being the center of attention, but that’s all going to change once he meets the family’s newest bundle of joy. His unique personality will play a big role in how he reacts to having a human sibling, and now’s the time to start thinking about their introduction. Some dogs are nervous and afraid of tiny humans, and others are overly excited about meeting a new friend. Either way, how you introduce a dog to baby matters. You can help ease your pup’s transition from only child…continue reading →
Here’s Why Your Dog Pees The Bed…It’s Not What You Think

Here’s Why Your Dog Pees The Bed…It’s Not What You Think

Advertisement Cleaning up messes is an unavoidable part of pup parenting, but peeing the bed is something more often related to human children than fur babies. You can’t send your dog to bed with a pair of pull-ups, and waiting for them to grow out of it won’t work either. Whether your dog is still a puppy or fully mature, you can’t compare a urine-soaked dog bed to a toddler’s wet sheets. When a dog pees the bed, potty training is rarely the issue. Here are the more likely reasons why your dog…continue reading →
What’s The Real Reason Your Dog Hates The Mail Carrier?

What’s The Real Reason Your Dog Hates The Mail Carrier?

Advertisement Dog versus mail carrier is a battle for the ages. It’s characterized by barks and snarls ending in ripped pants and even hospital visits. Cartoons joke about it and people laugh about it, but it’s a serious problem plaguing neighborhoods and postal workers. According to the United States Postal Service, there were over 6,200 dog attacks involving U.S. postal workers in 2017. That number is on its way down from 2016, but all of those attacks could have been prevented. The first step in protecting postal workers is understanding exactly why your…continue reading →
How To Manage An Overprotective Dog

How To Manage An Overprotective Dog

Advertisement You know the difference between someone trying to give you a hug versus a chokehold, but your overprotective dog isn’t willing to take the risk. When your friends come to visit, they can’t get close without your dog growling and barking. Your dog might even decide to bite. Being overprotective isn’t a behavioral trait to take lightly, and it’s time to do something about it. How Dogs Become Overprotective For most dogs, the road to becoming overprotective is long and subtle. Their owners don’t realize it’s happening until the behavior progresses to…continue reading →
The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

Advertisement Advertisement With their satiny soft ears, perfectly plump paw pads, and irresistible puppy dog eyes, falling in love with your new puppy is easy. What you teach your new puppy, however, is a different story. Countless cute puppies grow up to be adult dogs with unmanageable behavior problems, and animal shelters are filled with dogs that were surrendered because no one took the time to train them. If you want your puppy to grow into the adult dog you’ve always wanted, training should be a top priority. Puppies are never too young…continue reading →
The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

Advertisement Advertisement With their satiny soft ears, perfectly plump paw pads, and irresistible puppy dog eyes, falling in love with your new puppy is easy. What you teach your new puppy, however, is a different story. Countless cute puppies grow up to be adult dogs with unmanageable behavior problems, and animal shelters are filled with dogs that were surrendered because no one took the time to train them. If you want your puppy to grow into the adult dog you’ve always wanted, training should be a top priority. Puppies are never too young…continue reading →
How To Help Your Dog Be More Comfortable With Body Handling

How To Help Your Dog Be More Comfortable With Body Handling

Advertisement Belly rubs and head scratches are one thing, but not every dog is comfortable with body handling. All that poking and prodding puts them on edge, and it can lead to fearful and sometimes aggressive reactions. Having their teeth brushed, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and bodies examined is necessary for their health, but good luck explaining that to your dog. Being comfortable with body handling doesn’t come naturally to dogs, and it’s a dog owner’s responsibility to help their pooch through it. Should You Be Training Your Dog For Better Body Handling?…continue reading →
Do Female Dogs Urine Mark Like Males Do?

Do Female Dogs Urine Mark Like Males Do?

Advertisement Male dogs are notorious for start-and-stop walks that consist of them spreading their manly scent across the neighborhood, but they’re not the only dogs that mark their territory with urine. Female dogs also urine mark, and they usually have a good reason for it—at least if you’re a dog. You’ll know your girl likes to mark when you find yourself stopping frequently on walks to let her squat and let out a small amount of urine. In worst case scenarios, she might even mark things inside your house by leaving behind surprise…continue reading →
How To Train A Senior Dog

How To Train A Senior Dog

Advertisement Your shoes are safer around a senior dog than they are a puppy, and most older dogs have long-since mastered basic obedience. But that doesn’t mean training is no longer important. Old age doesn’t stop a dog from learning new tricks, and continued training is a big part of maintaining mental and physical health. There’s also the fact that senior dogs aren’t perfect, and training can help fend off problem behaviors. Whether you’ve loved your dog since they were a pup or recently adopted them from a shelter, here’s what to know about…continue reading →
5 Tips For Helping A Dog That Doesn’t Like The Rain

5 Tips For Helping A Dog That Doesn’t Like The Rain

Advertisement When a rain-filled weather report interrupts your dog’s regular exercise and bathroom break routine, simple things become immensely more complicated. You prepare for pee stains on the carpet, stinky surprises in the hallway, and a rambunctious pet with too much energy for indoor activities. Refusing to go outside in the rain is common in dogs. Think about it, you don’t like getting soaked by the rain, and your dog is no different. They’re used to the good life of memory-foam dog beds and a bin full of toys, and being forced into…continue reading →
How To Teach Your Dog The “Leave It” & “Drop It” Commands

How To Teach Your Dog The “Leave It” & “Drop It” Commands

Advertisement We have all heard the horror stories of dogs choking on small items, getting into dangerous medications, or being poisoned by spiteful neighbors. Empower yourself and protect your pooch from these types of dangers by teaching the “Leave it” and “Drop it” commands that could one day save his life. Note: Professional dog trainer, Jess Rollins, recommends spending just 15 minutes a day in 5 minute sessions working on these skills to prevent your dog from becoming bored or frustrated. Teaching the “Leave It” Command This is your first line of defense when trying…continue reading →

How To Help Your Rescue Dog Feel Safe On Walks

Advertisement Heading out on walks is one of the first things families look forward to after bringing home their newest four-legged friend. It’s supposed to be a time-honored tradition between man and man’s best friend where both ends of the leash have a grand time, but it unfortunately doesn’t always start out that way. Instead of being the dog’s favorite part of the day, the prospect of leaving the house for a trip around the block can be terrifying. They run when they see the leash, resist all efforts to put their harness…continue reading →
Is Your Dog Reverse Potty Trained?

Is Your Dog Reverse Potty Trained?

Advertisement Pee puddles in the kitchen, mysterious smelling stains in the hallway, “packages” soiling your favorite living room rug— a dog that hasn’t yet grasped the concept of house training is an unpleasant situation. It’s normal to see gradual improvements in a dog’s bathroom habits within a few weeks of training, but for some dogs, the path isn’t that easy. Reverse potty training is something that can happen to puppies, newly adopted rescues, and even resident dogs that have lived in a home for years. It’s frustrating, worrying, and, most of all, messy. Some…continue reading →
How To Correct A Dog That Doesn’t Come When Called

How To Correct A Dog That Doesn’t Come When Called

Advertisement We’ve all been there; you’re the crazy person in the neighborhood with the dog that refuses to come when called.  Whether it was a training session gone awry or an accident that let them slip out the door, you’re now left with a dog to catch and a neighborly reputation to redeem. You know your four-legged fugitive hears you calling their name while they trespass into the neighbor’s garage and sniff-walk their way down the street, but they’re ignoring you. Coming when called is one of the most important lessons to teach…continue reading →

10 Tips All First-Time Dog Owners Need To Read

Advertisement You’ve searched the shelters, done your homework, and now it’s finally time to bring your newest family member home for the first time. The car ride is full of excitement, and you’ll spend the first few hours playing with your new dog, but it’s time to ask yourself the important question of, “What’s next?” Being a good pet parent isn’t all belly rubs and tasty treats. It’s your responsibility to ensure your new dog is healthy, happy, and well taken care of. Being a dog owner is a learning experience, and you’ll…continue reading →
6 Ideas To Help Your Dog Sleep Through The Night

6 Ideas To Help Your Dog Sleep Through The Night

Advertisement Parents of small children know sleepless nights are bound to happen, but what about pup parents? Many dog owners learn the hard way that like babies, dogs don’t always respect your desired sleep schedule. You love them, but that doesn’t mean you love waking up multiple times a night to deal with their crying and acting out. Puppies don’t sleep through the night because they’re still working on house training, but it’s also a common problem for adult and senior dogs. No one can be happy when they’re forced out of bed…continue reading →
5 Signs Your Dog Is Jealous And How To Deal With It

5 Signs Your Dog Is Jealous And How To Deal With It

Advertisement Animal experts and dog behaviorists don’t always agree on whether or not dogs experience jealousy in the same way humans do. A 2014 study suggests canines do in indeed feel envy, but it might be based off other more instinctual emotions, like resource guarding. Whether it’s the exact same emotion humans feel or not, when you get down to it, dogs really do get jealous. They become attached to people and even objects, and it’s a natural response for them to covet what they deem theirs. It’s nice to know your dog loves…continue reading →

How To Help Your Dog Regain Confidence After A Traumatic Incident

Advertisement All it takes is one day, one moment, and one traumatizing experience for a dog’s confidence to be completely shaken. We want their lives to be full of belly rubs and tail wags, but even the best dog owners can’t protect their pups from potentially traumatizing incidents. Dogs that live through scary situations are often overwhelmed by emotions. They find it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to move on after a specific event changes their perception about life. Traumatizing past experiences often evolve into serious behavioral issues, but the worst part for dog…continue reading →
How To Help An Emotionally Traumatized Dog Learn To Play

How To Help An Emotionally Traumatized Dog Learn To Play

Advertisement Go to any dog park and you’ll see man’s best friend engaging in all types of play. They’re fetching, chasing, tugging, and tackling, but what about the emotionally hurt and traumatized of the group? For those dogs, the simple act of letting loose and having fun is a foreign concept. Not knowing how to play and not having the confidence to engage with others is something that affects dogs of all breeds and backgrounds. It’s true that some dogs are naturally less energetic than others, but every dog deserves the chance to…continue reading →
6 Tips & Tricks To Make Being Home Alone Less Stressful For Your Dog

6 Tips & Tricks To Make Being Home Alone Less Stressful For Your Dog

Advertisement You come home from work thrilled to be greeted by your four-legged best friend, but it’s soon obvious you weren’t the only one who had a rough day. Stinky accidents, chewed up belongings, destroyed furniture, another noise complaint from the neighbor—they’re all signs your dog gets stressed when home alone. Whether it’s extreme separation anxiety or a general loathing of being left alone, not being able to safely stay home alone is a problem. You hate the clean-up, but your pup is suffering from extreme stress. Staying home 24/7 isn’t an option,…continue reading →
Is It Okay To Change My Rescue Dog’s Name?

Is It Okay To Change My Rescue Dog’s Name?

Advertisement Fluffy, Blackie, Fido, Pooty—not every dog name is a winner. When you adopt a new dog into your home, they most likely already have a name given to them either by previous owners or the shelter. You’ve agreed to do what’s best for your new pup for the rest of their life, but does that mean keeping a name you don’t like? Many people worry that changing a dog’s name will confuse them or cause emotional distress. The situation will always depend on the individual dog, but most new dog owners are…continue reading →
How To Help Your Rescue Dog Gain Confidence

How To Help Your Rescue Dog Gain Confidence

Advertisement From being abandoned by people they thought they could trust to surviving abuse and neglect, adopters can’t always relate to the trauma and obstacles their rescue dogs endure. Some dogs face each new challenge and path in life with optimism and courage, but others learn through past experiences to be shy and fearful. Even after making it out of the shelter and being adopted by a loving family, a lack of confidence can interfere with a rescue dog’s ability to fit in to a new life. Signs of Low Confidence A lack…continue reading →