dog safety

Protecting Your Dog From Hiking Hazards

For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Its a great way to bond with your pup, but there are plenty of hidden dangers to consider before venturing into the back country together.

by Heather Marcoux
June 5th

Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe This Valentine’s Day

Looking for a little romance on Valentine’s Day? Make sure and look out for your pet’s safety, too, as items that show affection can be deadly for dogs and cats. Here are some tips for keeping furry family members safe on this holiday.

by Dogtime
February 14th

Why You Should Teach Kids To Read Dog Body Language

Over half of recorded dog bite cases involve children, and 77 percent of the biting dogs are owned by friends, family, or relatives. Teaching kids to understand dog body language can go a long way in reducing bites.

by Vivien Alexander
January 17th

Top 7 Tips To Keep Your Yard Pet-Friendly

Your yard and gardens are wonderful for relaxing, playing and entertaining. However, they can also be dangerous for your pets. Follow these top safety tips to keep your furry friends happy and healthy when they go outside.

by Christina Selter
January 16th

Helpful Christmas Safety Tips For Pet Owners

Here are some helpful Christmas safety tips for owners of dogs and cats, including how to be safe around the tree, lights, decorations, and floral arrangements.

by Cricket Lee
December 24th

Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Dog Lovers

The family feast can be a lot of fun for everyone, but it can also be dangerous for our dogs. That’s why it’s so important to remind ourselves of some basic Thanksgiving safety tips.

by Dogtime
November 22nd

Top 5 Thanksgiving Tips For Dog And Cat Owners

Five important tips all cat and dog owners should keep in mind this Thanksgiving holiday, including how to keep them away from human food and dealing with visitors and strangers.

by Cricket Lee
November 2nd

The dark reality of pet theft

Pet theft is one reason dogs and cats seemingly vanish from their owners; here are some ways to protect you and your beloved four-legged friends from this awful trend.

by Colleen Dougherty
October 21st, 2013

First responders train to save pets

On a frigid February day, a Minnesota firefighter and his family put Bart, their 13-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, in the laundry room of their home before leaving to run errands. Bart normally spent his time outdoors, but because of his age and the blizzard-like conditions, they thought he would be safer and more comfortable indoors.During […]

by Kim Campbell Thornton
July 23rd, 2013

Beware of traps and snares this hunting season

In late November, Calmar, Iowa resident Candi Nelson experienced a tragedy no dog owner should ever have to go through — and that every dog owner needs to hear.Nelson and her 2-year-old Weimaraner, Skylar, were taking a walk on their neighbor’s rural property when Skylar was snagged in a hunting snare.Terrified, Nelson worked at freeing […]

by DogTime Staff
December 6th, 2012

Holiday plants and your pet

This article courtesy of Dr. Patrick Mahaney. With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us (see Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips and Thanksgiving Holiday Pet Safety Tips), the fall-winter holiday season forges forward with the festivities of Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. As we decorate our dwellings for these celebrations, keep in mind that festive […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

Puppy socialization and safety

Puppies are particularly responsive to experiences during the first 20 weeks of their life. This is a time when they are most apt to readily absorb information (in this case, positive information provided through thoughtful and controlled socialization and habituation). They are also less likely than an adult dog to have had previous unpleasant experiences […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011
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