Is a doggy life vest really necessary? Yes! Your dog should wear a life jacket on or near the water–as should you, and everyone on your boat. Here’s what you should consider when buying your pooch a life jacket.
Did you know that June 3rd is Insect Repellent Awareness Day? Me neither! But it’s always a good time to talk about insect repellent for our dogs so we can keep them safe from bugs and the diseases they can carry.
Whiskers have dense nerve endings packed into the base of their follicles that send signals to a dog’s brain. They’re highly sensitive to things like air currents and temperature changes. But if your dog’s whiskers are so important, why do they fall out? Here’s what you should know.
Dogs get into things they’re not supposed to, especially when it comes to edible marijuana products. So if your pup gets into your stash, take the following steps to ensure your dog is safe in an emergency situation of over-consumption and overdose.
Dock jumping, also known as dock diving, is a sporting competition in which dogs compete at either distance or height jumping from a raised platform, usually known as a dock, into water. And it’s not just for professionals!
While it’s always a wonderful treat to have fresh fruits and veggies available, it’s important to note that gardens and gardening can be veritable hazards for those who live with dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.
In 1925, the city of Nome, Alaska was facing an epidemic of diphtheria. The only way to bring in medicine was a relay-style “race” against time; hence, Balto’s epic journey into history began.
While dogs are natural den animals, not every dog likes being placed in a crate. There are some alternatives that might work better if your dog has anxiety about crating. It may require trial and error to find one that makes your dog comfortable.
Dog gates block off unsafe areas, like dangerous stairways, kitchens with stoves, baby rooms, or rooms with electronics. Some pet parents use gates during housetraining to contain accidents. But what might keep one dog out might be easy to hop over for another pooch. Here’s what you should know.
If you’re looking for a part-time gig or a full-time job, being a pet sitter might be in the cards for you if you play them just right. Here are a few tips that can help you get a dog sitter position so you can spend your days surrounded by four-legged, furry goodness.
The Working Dog Group is one of seven breed categorizations recognized by the AKC, or the American Kennel Club. These dog breeds vary in their original purpose, as well as their look and size. However, the words “robust” and “headstrong” describe every dog featured in the group.
You can use paw prints of your favorite pooch’s feet for art projects, memorials, or tributes, and they can be a lot of fun. Here’s how you can take doggy paw prints safely.
You might not think of it, but depending on your dog’s fur, you will likely need a specific kind of brush. There are many different kinds of dog brushes for many different types of coats, and it can be tough to know how to pick the right one. Here’s a quick guide.
Maybe you’ve seen signs about dog poop attracting rats at dog parks or on city streets. Does dog poop attract rodents, or are they just trying to scare owners into picking up after pups? Here’s what you should know.
Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. While it is safe for people to eat without issue, the same cannot be said for our canine friends. Here’s what you should know.
Frida is a Labrador Retriever who earned her fame after saving several lives during the deadly Mexico City earthquakes back in 2017. The people of Mexico celebrate her as a hero and symbol of hope. Here’s her story and why she deserves a special place in history.
One of the more popular and probably more accessible iterations of the new wave of yoga is dog yoga, or doga. This is the practice of yoga in the presence of dogs. Sometimes they may be the practitioners’ own dogs. In other instances, they may be dogs available for adoption. Here’s what you should know about doga.
A dog whistle, known also as a silent or Galton’s whistle — after inventor Francis Galton — is a high-pitched whistle generally used for dog training. The sound it emits is so high-pitched that humans can’t hear it, but dogs and other animals can. Here’s what you should know about dog whistles.
Are you wondering if your dog is in the Herding Dog Group? The Herding Dog Group in particular has been recognized officially since 1983, though its true origin goes back much further. Here’s what you should know about the Herding Dog Group.
Generally, the spitz breeds are most recognizable for being very wolf-like in appearance. In fact, recent DNA testing has shown that spitz dogs have a stronger genetic tie to wolves than found in other breeds.
Of all the groups, the Sporting Dog Group might be the most recognizable both in breed and purpose, as much of this group is still used for the tasks they were originally bred for. Here’s what you should know about Sporting Dogs!