5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated On A Rainy Day
So it's raining and you're stuck inside with a bored dog. Don't worry! Here are some fun ways to keep your pup's brain busy and sharp.
Keep Your Dog Mentally And Physically Fit
In order to be well-adjusted pets, dogs need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. The desire to "keep busy" is deeply ingrained in the majority of dogs.
Pups Play In Public Pools At Calgary’s Dog Day
On Dog Day, dog owners are allowed to bring their pups for some fun in the sun before the pools close for the year.
7 Simple Life Hacks For Your Dog [VIDEO]
Cooling dogs on a hot day, helping your dog to eat slower, how to get fur off your furniture, a really simple homemade doggie bed, and more!
5 Best Ways To Make It Up To A Pup Who’s Been Home Alone All Day
If you are a working pup parent, what do you do to make up for the time you are gone? Here are some great ideas!
Dog Scouts of America – A Fun Way To Bond With Your Dog And Community
The Dog Scouts of America was founded in 1995 and encourages bonding, training, and physical activities with dogs and owners. They even have dog merit badges!
Does your dog like to dig? Is he a couch potato? Or will he chase anything that moves? Chances are we've got the perfect game for him in our guide that's loaded with suggestions.
Most popular college dog mascots
In the world of college sports, several teams use dogs as mascots — and why not? They're loyal and they play hard; we take a look at teams represented by Bulldogs and others.
What makes a great dog park?
Humans think they know what canines want in a dog park, but here’s a list of must-have items from Lucky, a Golden Retriever, which would compose the ultimate playground.
Importance of physical exercise for your dog
The plusses of physical exercise are obvious (maintaining a healthy weight, for instance), but the less tangible rewards can be just as gratifying. You’ll find that some of your most memorable moments with your dog happen when you’re tossing her the ball at the park or hiking that trail in the mountains. Staying active together […]
Mental stimulation for your dog
Mental stimulation is important to the development and happiness of any pup, but it’s absolutely essential for dogs who are left alone for long stretches (such as when you’re at work). Suggestions to keep her on her mental toes: Kongs. There are many interactive toys on the market, but Kongs are one of the classics. […]
Misty Makes a Splash: discover your dog’s passion
Part I by Angie Flores, Part 2 by Peggy Jennings, for StubbyDog.org Part I: Misty Finds a Home by Angie Flores I first came across Misty in 2004 when she was only 8 weeks old. In her few months, she had already been passed around and was on her way to a life of over […]
Dog park etiquette: Part 3
Dogs — or owners — behaving badly? Dear Labby’s here to guide you through every dog park pickle. And don’t forget to check out Dog Park Etiquette: Part 1 and Dog Park Etiquette: Part 2. Someone brings their small children into the dog park where your friendly but exuberant dog (and many others) are playing […]
Dog park etiquette: Part 2
Summer’s on the way — dog park here you come! And here comes Dear Labby with advice for all your dog park quandaries… for those who missed it, take a look at Dear Labby’s Dog Park Etiquette:Part 1. Someone is letting their dog run off leash in an on-leash area This isn’t jr. high school […]
Dog park etiquette: Part 1
May is here, and that means every mutt and his mother are dropping by the dog park. But judging by the manners on some of those pups, you’d think they (and their owners) were raised by wolves. Dear Labby’s got advice for navigating your thorniest dog park dilemmas. You see someone fail to scoop No […]
Games for scent hounds
The Nose Will follow his nose anywhere May come from a breed that was used to track scents, such as beagles or other hounds Top activities: Training your hound to be a search and rescue dog is a huge commitment, but very rewarding if you’ve got the time and passion for it. Check out the […]
Teaching old dogs new tricks
Training adult and senior dogs
Bad for dogs to play tug-of-war?
Question: Can playing tug-of-war with my dog make her aggressive? Answer: Many people think it’s risky to play tug-of-war with a dog. And it’s true that, if the game goes too far, it can result in a dangerously out of control canine. But when played intelligently, tug-of-war is actually a great way to practice keeping […]
Healthy Dog Activities
Keeping your dog or puppy busy and happy
Ten quick fixes to occupy Fido’s mind
Has Fido’s favorite family member gone back to college or off to school? Fido feeling the empty nest blues? FIDO Friendly magazine’s got 10 quick fixes to ease Fido’s separation worries. 1. Take the path less traveled, to quote a famous poet. Change can be good. Plan a new walking path for you and Fido. […]