9+ Scientific Benefits Of Having A Dog

9+ Scientific Benefits Of Having A Dog

Advertisement Dogs are incredible creatures, and humans have loved them for thousands and thousands of years. It’s not without reason. If we could count every kiss, every swish of a tail, every smile, we would be able to tell our dog-less friends exactly how many benefits there are to having a dog in our lives! But these days people need “proof” and “scientific evidence” and such. So next time you meet a nay-sayer who wants hard facts that your dog makes your life better, you’ll be ready. Then make them sit and listen…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 →
8 Things You Should Know About Service Dog Etiquette

8 Things You Should Know About Service Dog Etiquette

Advertisement Service dogs are becoming a more common sight, which is great news for both dogs and the people who need them! More people with disabilites are finding friends to help make everyday tasks easier. And many dogs thrive when given a job to do. It’s a win-win! Do you know what to do when you see a service dog? Most of us know not to pet a service dog no matter how irrisistible he may be, but there’s other things you can do to help make his job easier.  1. Don’t Pet…continue reading →
10 Dog Breeds That Make Great Therapy Dogs

10 Dog Breeds That Make Great Therapy Dogs

Advertisement Therapy dogs can perform a number of jobs – some visit the sick in hospitals, or the elderly in homes. Others sit quietly while being read to by children. But they all have something in common – they brighten the day of everyone they meet! We know any dog can put a smile on a human face, but therapy work requires more of a dog than to just be a dog. Therapy dogs must be able to be calm, affectionate, and well-trained. Dogs of any breed can be considered, but these 10…continue reading →
Why Do Some Dogs Watch TV?

Why Do Some Dogs Watch TV?

Advertisement Have you ever seen a dog watch television? Whether or not dogs show interest in the TV comes down to their individual personalities and breed mixes. According to Nicholas Dodman, a veterinary behaviorist at Tufts University, dogs can definitely perceive images and sounds coming from the television. How they react to them is another matter! When dogs watch TV, what do they see? A 2013 study published in the journal Animal Cognition found that dogs could visually identify images of other dogs among pictures of humans and other animals. They are also able to recognize…continue reading →
How Many Calories Does My Dog Need?

How Many Calories Does My Dog Need?

Advertisement There are several good reasons to know how many calories your dog needs each day. You don’t want to overfeed your dog – obesity can lead to several health problems for your pet. And you definitely don’t want to underfeed him, because that can cause issues for him too and leave him suffering from both hunger and a lack of energy. But finding the right number can be tricky, and it’s not as easy as that little chart on the back label of his food may make it seem. There’s a way to…continue reading →
Top 10 Dog Friendliest Cities of 2018

Top 10 Dog Friendliest Cities of 2018

Advertisement When it comes to choosing the top pet-friendly cities, we want more than just restaurants with dog-friendly patios and big dog parks. We’re thinking and dreaming bigger when it comes to our dogs. We want to live where our dogs can be healthy and happy, and treated like the kings and queens we always knew they were. WalletHub has put together their best dog-friendly cities list ever that really covers all the bases when it comes to the demands we make for our pets. They compared the top 100 most populated cities…continue reading →

21 Things You Didn’t Know About The 7 Dog Breed Groups

Advertisement There are 190 canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, and each one is categorized into one of seven dog breed groups. How the groups are determined goes back to the days when dogs were bred for specific purposes. Humans bred dogs to herd animals, protect property, and hunt down dinner. Some breeds were designed specifically to be man’s best friend. There are big dogs and little dogs, hyper dogs and laid-back dogs, and each breed offers the world something different. No two breeds are the same, but there’s a common…continue reading →
The Most Popular Dog Name In Every U.S. State

The Most Popular Dog Name In Every U.S. State

Advertisement The name you choose for your furry best friend is a very personal decision. Some pet parents choose the monicker of a beloved celebrity or fictional character. Others simply pick something short, snappy and cute. With endless options, it may surprise you to learn that many U.S. states share the same top dog names. In fact, according to a roundup from HomeAdvisor, only seven states have a unique name as their number one. Using data obtained from Packdog.com – a social media site for dog lovers – the folks at HomeAdvisor determined America’s favorite breeds,…continue reading →
6 Signs Your Dog Is Your Firstborn Child

6 Signs Your Dog Is Your Firstborn Child

Advertisement Remember that beautiful moment when you brought home your first bundle of joy? The whole world seemed to change, become smaller, and begin to revolve around your sweet, innocent – dog. Even if you are now the proud parent of a tiny human or two, you’ll never forget your very first pup. The one that first taught you the joy of loving another creature more than you love yourself. Here are 6 signs your dog is your firstborn child… Image Credit: Flickr | DavideGorla 1. Your dog’s comfort is more important than your…continue reading →

12 Of The Easiest Dog Breeds To Train

Advertisement Most people looking for a dog want a breed that’s easy to live with. Easiest dog breeds to train tops many desired “wants” when looking to bring a new dog/rescue dog into a person’s life. While all dogs can be trained, there are some that are easier than others. All dogs are individuals, of course, so this list is a broad generalization of which breeds are usually fairly easy to train basic obedience and house manners. If you’re looking for a breed that’s easy to train for advanced and competition obedience, these…continue reading →
5 Ways Loving A Senior Dog Will Transform Your Life

5 Ways Loving A Senior Dog Will Transform Your Life

Advertisement Some people may not understand the appeal of an older dog, but we know that nothing compares to getting to share a good friend’s golden years with them. You’ll definitely notice changes in your dog as he turns grey, but have you seen any changes in yourself? The following may not apply to everyone, but these are some of the ways your life might change as you spend time with a senior dog.  1. Rules Go Out The Window All those carefully taught rules that were once etched in stone around your…continue reading →
9 Childhood Benefits Of Living With a Dog

9 Childhood Benefits Of Living With a Dog

Advertisement When I was 10-years-old, my parents finally got me a dog. Spike changed my life in an instant. I was in charge of walking, feeding, training, and bathing him – and I adored every second of it! Not only did the experience reinforce my passion for dogs, it taught me empathy, responsibility and unconditional love. Dogs do so much more for developing young minds than just provide a waste receptacle for unwanted broccoli. They have countless lessons to teach, moments to enhance, and health benefits to share. Here are 9 reasons every kid…continue reading →
9 Of The Most Mischievous Dog Breeds

9 Of The Most Mischievous Dog Breeds

Advertisement There’s a pup out there for every personality, from companion couch potatoes, to social butterflies, to playful buddies that are perfect for active families. And there are some dogs whose genetics combine high intelligence with high energy, so if they’re not properly occupied, they may get themselves into some trouble! To be clear, these aren’t the “problem children” of the canine world, they’re the dogs who love to work, hike, play, run, excel at agility, and more! But left to their own devices, pup parents shouldn’t be surprised if their under-stimulated dogs…continue reading →
10 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches In The U.S.

10 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches In The U.S.

The dog days of summer take on a whole new meaning when you have a pup that loves the beach as much as you do. There are holes to dig and waves to chase, and whether your pup prefers to sunbathe on the sand or swim in the salty water, a beach trip is fun for everyone involved. The issue is, not every beach allows your favorite four-legged beach buddy. You’ll have to find a dog-friendly beach where your pup is free to kick up sand without getting into trouble. You’ll have to…continue reading →

The Ultimate Guide For Planning A Summer Road Trip With Your Dog

Advertisement The only thing better than a road trip is enjoying it in the company of our dogs! Since summer is the perfect time to embark on an adventure, you may want to start planning a trip with your favorite pup passenger. As fun as it is to hit the highway with your pooch riding shotgun (or rather, comfortably secured in the backseat), it’s our job as pet parents to be prepared and keep our dogs safe. Whether you’re headed out for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a lengthy vacation, the…continue reading →
8 Of The Largest Dog Breeds

8 Of The Largest Dog Breeds

Advertisement If you’re reading this, chances are, you can never get enough of all things dog! For some of us, that means that the more “dog” that’s in one furry package, the better! These big breeds below represent more fur, more slobber, and more big-armed snuggles than their smaller canine counterparts. Many of the pups on this list are gentle giants, but sadly, their large size can come at a price: big breeds tend to age faster than smaller ones, meaning that their life expectancy is often less than 12 years. However, fans…continue reading →
8 Healthiest Dog Breeds

8 Healthiest Dog Breeds

Advertisement The right diet, adequate exercise, regular vet exams—it isn’t always enough to guarantee a dog’s health. You can do everything right, but some dogs are simply prone to having health troubles. Dogs already have shorter lifespans than what we’d like, and we do everything we can to keep them around for as long as possible. If you’re considering welcoming a new dog into the family or want to learn more about the dogs you already love, it’s important to learn about breed health. There’s no scientific way to determine which dog breed…continue reading →

Texas Bakery Sets The World Record For Biggest Dog Cake!

Advertisement Everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes dog cakes! This weekend at the Mighty Texas Dog Walk in Austin, Texas a local bakery not only raised the bar for the Guinness World Record for Biggest Dog Cake, they SHATTERED the previous record! Set by Petmania of Ireland just last year, the largest cake (before this) weighed 202 lbs. and served over 150 dogs. The people at Elly’s Sweet Shop of Austin spent time breaking down their regular-sized pupcake recipe and reworking it to make sure that they didn’t sacrifice taste…continue reading →

What Your Favorite Dog Breed Says About You

Advertisement While most dog lovers love all dogs, we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t secretly (or in some cases, not so secretly) have a favorite. It’s not that we are selective, but it’s just that certain dog breeds pull at our heartstrings a little bit more than others. With our favorite breed often comes stereotypes, and certain characteristics that many owners hold true. To have a little fun, we’ve come up with a list of some popular dog breeds–so now you can see what your favorite dog breed says about…continue reading →

10 Dog Breeds That Aim To Please Their Humans

Advertisement There are just as many different dog personalities as there are breeds. Some dogs prefer the company of other dogs to humans. Other dogs are independent, and happiest when they make the rules. Some dogs, though, love their people more than they love playtime, and would rather be rewarded with a happy owner than a treat! These are dogs that are happiest when they know their people are happy, and can feel it when they’ve done something to disappoint them. These are 10 of the breeds that aim to please their humans.…continue reading →

The Top 10 Fastest Dog Breeds

Advertisement You might know a few fast dog breeds, but can you list the top 10? You’ll find some predictable breeds in this list, but some of these dogs will probably surprise you! If you own a breed with a need for speed, you probably either have a big back yard, frequently go to a dog park, or enjoy going for runs with your pooch. Some of these dogs are quite content to lay around the house as long as they get a couple of good runs in everyday. Some of these breeds…continue reading →

9 Dog Myths That Need To Be Busted

Advertisement We dog lovers don’t need convincing that our pups are some of the best creatures to walk this Earth, but there are still some misconceptions regarding our furry friends! There are a handful of myths that even dog lovers still believe, and we’re here to bust a few of the most common ones. That’s not to say anyone should be blamed for believing what they’ve heard, but the more we know about our pups, the more we can understand them – and the more we love them! 1. You’ll confuse your rescue…continue reading →
10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Advertisement Who wouldn’t love a dog that doesn’t shed? Like all other furry mammals, dogs have dander and fur that can cause even those without allergies to get the occasional nose-tickle. Shed-free dogs and truly 100% hypoallergenic dogs don’t exist, but there are breeds that are better for those with allergies. These dogs shed less, giving you less reason to suffer a sneezing fit. These are 10 popular hypoallergenic dog breeds.  1. Maltese Bred to be companion dogs, these pups are energetic and playful. They do well in small spaces, like apartments and…continue reading →

Which Hotels Allow Dogs? 9 Pet-Friendly Chains For Every Budget

Advertisement Almost everyone loves going on vacation or out of town for a getaway, whether near or far. If you’re one of those people, you know that there is a down side: leaving your beloved pup behind. But, what if you didn’t have to? With many cities becoming more dog-friendly, it should be no surprise that lots hotels are, too! If you want your pup to tag along for your next adventure — or if you’re headed on a long road trip with Fido in tow — check out these 9 hotel chains…continue reading →
The Top 7 Hotel Chains For Traveling With Your Dog

The Top 7 Hotel Chains For Traveling With Your Dog

Your dog is part of the family, so why wouldn’t you want to include them in your family vacation? Finding a hotel that accepts dogs can be difficult, so we’ve found the 7 best hotel chains that will welcome your canine companion. Not every location of these chains accepts pets, and each hotel might have its own fees or size / breed restrictions, so it’s best to call the location you want to visit ahead of time. Keep in mind that most hotels require proof of vaccinations and prohibit leaving dogs unattended in…continue reading →