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How To Teach Your Dog To Play Fetch

Fetch is a great form of both mental and physical exercise. When structured properly, it’s also a terrific way to practice impulse control and consistent obedience. If your dog doesn’t know how to play fetch, don’t worry. Just about any dog can learn with a bit of training.

by Colleen Safford
November 22nd

Mental Stimulation For Your Dog

Providing enrichment — that is, mental stimulation — for your dog is just as important as physical fitness. Find out how to keep Fido’s brain in prime condition.

by DogTime
October 8th, 2018

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.

by DogTime
August 8th, 2018

22 Dogs Jumping For Joy!

Dogs love jumping and play, take a few minutes and play with them. These 22 dogs will inspire you to get out of your chair and jump around. It's important to play every day!

by DogTime
June 21st, 2018

Exercise For Puppies?

I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown?

by David Smith
June 23rd, 2017

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.

by DogTime
August 25th, 2014

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.

by DogTime
August 7th, 2014

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 playingWarn the […]

by DogTime
May 18th, 2011

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 areaThis isn’t jr. high school and you’re […]

by DogTime
May 18th, 2011

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 scoopNo doubt, if […]

by DogTime
May 18th, 2011

Games for scent hounds

The NoseWill follow his nose anywhereMay come from a breed that was used to track scents, such as beagles or other houndsTop 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 National Association for Search […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

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. Explore […]

by DogTime
October 7th, 2010

From pound puppy to powder hound

by Carol Bryant of FIDO Friendly Magazine”There’s no sense in throwing a life away.”When Zane and Val Henning of Wasilla, Alaska, see their Cocker Spaniel, Cody, trail-blazing through the snow, this thought resonates. Cody entered the couple’s lives in the fall of 2005. “He was in terrible shape with half a left ear, a huge […]

by DogTime
June 16th, 2010

11 ways to get moving with your pet

Within each of our four-legged friends lies a naturally gifted athlete. Even the tiniest Chihuahua or pudgiest Persian possesses amazing physical abilities. Unfortunately, too many of our pets have been benched, resulting in an epidemic of obesity rivaling that of Americans. In fact, about 44 percent of dogs are overweight or obese and 57 percent […]

by DogTime
December 15th, 2009
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