Category Archives: Lifestyle w/ Dog

5 Ways to Save on Pet Costs

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The ASPCA estimates that the owner of a large breed dog can spend up to over $1800 a year on their pet, not including unexpected vet bills. With that in mind, we went searching for ways to save on pet costs while still taking the best care possible of your dog. US News & World…

INFOGRAPHIC: American Dogs Eat Better Than Their Owners!

From clean eating & superfoods to grain-free diets, new research shows that pets are following human food trends! A 2014 Pet Parents Poll from Wellness® Natural Pet Food found that 59% of American pet owners say natural ingredients are top of mind when buying food for their furry friends. How does your own diet compare to…

Treating Doggie Bug Bites and Bee Stings

If you have a curious pooch that loves to snoop around, then it’s very likely that you will face bug bites and bee stings. Although most cases are rarely dangerous, it’s still crucial that you understand how some insect bites and stings can also lead to serious canine allergies, even death. To avoid pain and…

What to Look For When Hiring a Trainer

Hiring a trainer can make life with your dog a lot easier. But how do you know you’re choosing the right one? The first thing I’d like to say is that anyone can refer to himself or herself as a dog trainer. Unfortunately there is no regulation requiring certifications. This means that someone can see…

VIDEO: The Amazing (& Surprising!) Benefits of Swimming with Your Dog

Summer heat has us all thinking about fun and safe ways to stay cool with our dogs. Let’s not compare misery, but I live in Houston. The heat here is wet, as in “step outside and take a nice hot sip of air.” The thing is, I’m also a dog trainer and self-professed behavior geek….

Do Dogs Like Music?

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We enjoy listening to it at home, at work, in the car, in the store, and almost any place we go. Music appears to hit upon our stressful lives pretty much every single day. No wonder, songs and tunes can be vitally important to many humans. It can make us calm, content, and happy despite…

Adopt a Racing Greyhound & Get a Wonderful Dog

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Adopt a racing Greyhound and get a wonderful dog! Within an hour drive of where I used to live is a well-known dog racing track. Several years ago a story was written about the fate of many Greyhounds who had become too old for racing. This unhappy story led to outrage in the community, and…

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Ways to Have a Safe & Happy Independence Day with Your Dog!

For many, Independence Day is one of the best says of Summer: backyard barbecues, parades, and amazing fireworks displays honor our nation’s independence. But for many pet parents, the 4th of July is the most dreaded day of the year. To top it off, more dogs are lost on Independence Day than any other day…

Living With a Diabetic Dog

Diabetes is one of the chronic diseases that commonly affects not only us, humans, but also our four-legged best friends. Diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes, is a rather common type of disease found in canines. It occurs when the dog’s pancreas fails to produce enough insulin which results for the pet’s blood glucose…

Dangers of Mosquitos to Dogs

For many of us and our pets, summer is the best time to get out and have fun. Unfortunately, a common summertime hazard lies ahead for the four-legged adventurer. The moment a mosquito bites a dog, it can pass on one of many diseases than can make our furballs suffer and even put them in…

Summertime Safety: The Backyard Pool

On a searing hot summer day, a backyard swimming pool surely has its rewards for relief from the blistering heat. However, it also has the possibility for disaster if you are not cautious enough. Pool safety concerns for dogs are similar to those for kids, and that’s far more than just mindful supervision. Important Things…

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