6 Puppy Games To Play With Your New Puppy
Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they'll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future. Here are six puppy games that will help your new pup learn how to play.
How Much Training Is Too Much Training For Your Dog?
There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work you and your pup have put in. Here's what you should keep in mind before you go overboard and train too much.
Dog Obesity: Causes & How To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight
Obesity in dogs is almost as common as it is in humans. Experts estimate 56 percent of dogs are obese in the United States, and those extra pounds can come with serious health consequences.
National Running Day: Celebrate Running With Your Dog
The first Wednesday in June is designated as National Running Day, and it can be a good excuse to enjoy a fun run with your dog.
Exercise For Puppies?
I know jogging isn't a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she's full grown?
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.
Entertainment tips for dogs
Question: My dog seems to enjoy having "tasks" to complete — is there a way to keep smart dogs entertained? Answer: Dogs don’t need to be “entertained” generally. They do need stimulation and activity, as do almost all living things. They don’t necessarily need play groups, expensive toys, or gourmet bakery treats. Nor do they […]
Pets and People Can Keep Fit Together
As autumn gets underway, your family has probably settled into its back-to-school and back-to-business-as-usual routine. But how is your pet adjusting to the post-summer routine?
Exercise for older dogs?
What sort of outings are appropriate for older dogs?
Dogs’ exercise needs
Question: How do I know if my dog is getting enough exercise? Answer: Breed and age are the two big factors to take into consideration when determining how much exercise your dog should get. Adult dogs (between one and six years of age) naturally require more exercise than older dogs, and working, sporting, herding, and […]
Keeping Fido fit
Diet, exercise, and weight management
Games for couch potatoes
The couch potato Gives you a “Do we have to?” look when you try to take him for a run Settles right down after a leisurely stroll around the block Top activities: Walking — long leisurely ones or multiple short ones. Even couch potatoes need exercise Accompanying you on errands around town, or hanging out […]
Games for athletic dogs
The Jock Plays a vigorous tug of war with you, and is then ready to sprint to the dog park Is always frisking around, and sniffing out new scents and experiences May come from a breed that was developed to do a high-energy job, such as hunting or herding Top activities: Agility combines obedience with […]