Category Archives: Lifestyle w/ Dog

Doggie Do’s and Don’t's on Easter

Easter can be a fun holiday for your entire family and of course that includes the dog, too! However, because there are a few extra potential hazards and likely sources of stress for our four-legged best friends during this festive day, it’s important that you keep him safe. To have only the happiest of Easters…

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

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Have you ever lost your dog? If yes, then you know very well how relieving it is to receive a call from a stranger who has dialed the phone number indicated on your dog’s collar or to see your pooch happily run to you at the community shelter. Without a doubt, critical in most of…

US Colleges & Universities with Dogs for Mascots

Americans are in love with their collegiate sports teams. No doubt about it. And for every faithfully-followed team is a much-loved mascot behind it. More often than not, this lucky charm is a frenzied yell leader kitted out in a fascinating costume. However, some colleges use real live animals to pep up fans along with…

10 Life Lessons Taught by Dogs

Dogs are so much more than just a loyal companion. If you look closely, you can really learn a lot from that four-legged cutie curled up at your feet. Here are 10 of our favorite life lessons that we learned from dogs. What wonderful ways of life has your dog taught you?

VIDEO: What Your Dog is Desperately Trying to Tell You!

Even though our dogs can’t explain to us with words how they’re feeling, they certainly have a lot to say! As a pet parent, it’s your responsibility to know how your dog is feeling and, most importantly, to make sure they’re happy! By understanding your dog’s (sometimes subtle) body language, you’ll know if he/she is…

Dog Park Etiquette

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If you’re fortunate enough to have a dog park in your town, congratulations! The dog park can be a wonderful place to exercise your dog, get him better socialized, and most of all have some fun! But, nothing ruins a trip to the dog park like owners who ignore dog park etiquette. In addition to…

What Would Happen to Your Dog, If Something Happened to You?

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We generally outlive our pets as they have a shorter life span than us. That’s why it is recommended that as responsible owners we plan ahead for our dog’s passing. However, what if the opposite happens? What if we become laid up, ill, or worse, die first? Who would give Fido home? Who would provide…

5 Ways to Build a Better Relationship With Your Dog

1. Keep it Simple. Dogs can learn complex behaviors if taught in steps. Keeping it simple and breaking individual behaviors into steps will help your dog learn faster. An example would be if you wanted your dog to go to its bed when a guest arrives. Firstly, you would need to teach him what his…

10 Fun Ways to Bond With Your Dog

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Arguably the most important step in successfully training your pooch is relationship building. It is through bonding with you, his pet-parent, that your dog is made to feel secure, knowing that he is accepted as part of your family. By developing a loving and caring relationship, trust is built and companionship between you and your…

I DO! How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding Ceremony

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Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. You want all your friends and family – the most important people in your life – to be there. For many of us, this includes our four-legged family members, too! A new trend in wedding ceremonies includes the family dog participating in…

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…

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