We all know that when you get a dog, you have to commit to walking Fido at least once per day. The obvious reason for this is to allow your pup to alleviate his bladder/bowels. But what you probably don’t know is that there are several reasons why you should walk your pet daily, even if you have a backyard and don’t actually “need” to do that for bathroom purposes.
There are many methods of dog training. Some are based on a rewards and positive reinforcement method, others based on punishments and corrections. As with any dilemma, there are points to be made on both methods. But how do you know which is the best one to use? Continue reading this article to see what are the benefits and consequences of each of these methods, and choose which is the best method to use when training your dog.
Stay, heel, sit. These are the most typical commands you would teach your dog, right? Do you know why they are so important or what other commands are crucial for your dog to know? We’re going to go deeper into what commands you should teach your dog, to ensure both his or her safety and the safety of everyone around them. Read More
So you got a new puppy! Congrats! We’re sure your pup will be super happy in their new forever home. Having a puppy can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with some damages - chewed shoes, puddles on the carpet, and such. These minor inconveniences shouldn’t last very long if you start training your puppy. And when it comes to training, the best place to start is potty training your dog or housebreaking your dog. Use the tips from this article to make that happen sooner rather than later and your carpets will be spared. Read More
There are so many brands of pet food out there that it can be difficult for owners to make the best choice for their dog, and not just when it comes to flavor, but also the type of food you’re feeding your pet. Between kibble, wet food, and home-cooked meals, how can you ensure your pup gets the best nutritional value out of its diet? We’ll explore what you need to keep in mind when choosing your dog’s diet in this article. Read More
We all know those puppy eyes come out to play whenever you’re about to sit and enjoy a meal. Your four-legged adorable little beggar might be interested in your food and would absolutely love a taste of it, but we’re here to advise you to think twice before giving in - and not just because it encourages bad behavior. In fact, not all foods that are safe for humans are okay for pets, which means allowing your dog to taste that dessert might do more harm than good. Continue reading to discover 7 foods you shouldn’t feed your dog.
Dog training can be beneficial for your pet outside of the scope of “bathroom privileges”. It enables your dog to feel like it is part of a pack (with you, of course) and that it’s doing its part to help.
We’ve decided to let you in on a little secret and tell you of 7 reasons why you should train your dog.
Dogs have adapted to a life with humans and their behavior has adapted as well. Even so, sometimes dogs can misbehave, which can cause problems for you or even for them (safety issues, to be precise). While these dog bad behaviors can be fixed with dog training, you need to be aware of the underlying issue. We think it’s important to know WHY your dog misbehaves and only then see how can you fix bad behavior in dogs. This is why we’ve compiled a list of the most common acts of bad behavior in dogs and talked a bit about why they happen, as well as share some tips on how you can start working on them. Read More