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.
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.
National Anti-Boredom Month: 5 Ways You And Your Dog Can Fight Boredom
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.
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!
10 Fun Summertime Activities & Vacation Ideas For You And Your Dog
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.
6 Dogs Who Are Way Better At Sports Than Most Humans
Most humans are better at watching sports than playing them. These dogs aren't much good at waiting around on the sidelines and it's absolutely adorable.
Exercise For Puppies?
I know jogging isn't a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she's full grown?
How To Teach Your Dog To 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.
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.
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. […]