National Running Day can be a good excuse to enjoy a fun run with your dog, whether you do it while playing a good game of fetch, running around the house, or leashing up and hitting the trail. Get ready to run on June 5th!
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.
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.
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.
I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown?
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 need human food, […]
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?
What sort of outings are appropriate for older dogs?
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 terrier breeds generally […]
Diet, exercise, and weight management
The couch potatoGives you a “Do we have to?” look when you try to take him for a runSettles right down after a leisurely stroll around the blockTop activities:Walking — long leisurely ones or multiple short ones. Even couch potatoes need exerciseAccompanying you on errands around town, or hanging out in a cafe.Assuming the belly-scratching […]
The JockPlays a vigorous tug of war with you, and is then ready to sprint to the dog parkIs always frisking around, and sniffing out new scents and experiencesMay come from a breed that was developed to do a high-energy job, such as hunting or herdingTop activities:Agility combines obedience with athleticism, with the dogs following […]