July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and no one would love to fight boredom with you more than your dog! Dogs can especially benefit this month, as boredom is often the cause of anxious, destructive behavior.
Now that summer is here, you might be wondering what activities you can actually do with your best furry friend. Well, wonder no more—I’m going to share some of the awesome activities that are waiting for you and your dog this summer.
Most humans are better at watching sports than playing them. But the dogs on the list below aren’t much good at waiting around on the sidelines. They’re too excited to get in on the action, paws first. Look out, Air Bud!
February 19th is International Tug-Of-War Day! It’s a great day to play tug-of-war with your dog. However, many people wonder if it’s even a safe game to play with their pooches. Here’s how you can play this fun game safely.
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.
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.
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!
I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Training adult and senior dogs
Keeping your dog or puppy busy and happy
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 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 […]
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 […]