Beth Meadows

    How To Get A Job As A Professional Dog Sitter

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    March 5th

    What Is The Working Dog Group?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    March 2nd

    Dog Brushes: Which Type Is Best For Your Dog’s Coat?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 25th

    What is Xylitol? Why Is It Bad For Dogs?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 24th

    Doga: What Is Dog Yoga? Can Your Dog Do It?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 23rd

    Do Dog Whistles Work? What Are They For?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 23rd

    What Is The Herding Dog Group?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 18th

    What Is The Sporting Dog Group?

    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!

    by Beth Meadows
    February 16th

    Tips For Teaching Your Children To Respect Dogs

    Children and dogs don’t necessarily get along automatically. Like all cohabiting animals, they must learn to live together to be safe and happy. Teaching your children how to behave around animals, and dogs especially, can be the difference between long and happy days with your pets and a literal disaster.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 2nd

    Can Dogs Eat Potatoes? Are Potatoes Safe For Dogs?

    Can dogs eat potatoes? The answer is both yes and no. Like most things that both we eat and our dogs eat, much of the answer lies in the preparation of the food item in question. Here’s what you should know about dogs and potatoes.

    by Beth Meadows
    January 19th

    Let’s Talk Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog At Night

    Walking your dog at night can be challenging, and those challenges might change with the weather and the area where you’re walking. But with a few tips, you can keep yourself and your pup safe on your night time walks. Let’s talk about night walk safety!

    by Beth Meadows
    December 16th

    Can Dogs Eat Ham? Is Ham Safe For Dogs?

    Can dogs eat ham? The answer to that question isn’t a simple yes or no. There are many things to consider before feeding ham to your dog, and, as always, you should as your vet before sharing human foods with your canine friend. Here’s what you should know.

    by Beth Meadows
    December 11th

    Can Dogs Eat Turkey? Is Turkey Safe For Dogs?

    Can dogs eat turkey? The short answer is yes. Dogs can eat turkey, but this comes with a few caveats. Plain, white meat turkey with no bones will usually make for a safe treat for pups, but there are plenty of exceptions. And as always, you must ask your vet before sharing human foods with your dog.

    by Beth Meadows
    November 25th
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