Over 80% of dog owners drive with their dog unrestrained in their vehicle, according to industry surveys. With more states enacting legislation, driving with a loose dog may soon become illegal where you live.
In the event of a car accident, could your friendly, cuddly, mutt actually become a threat to your safety, the safety of other road users, or even a threat to your life? If you regularly take your dog out in your car, for instance, when going to the park, the vets, or to visit friends, and you do not keep her in a car dog crate then you could be putting yourself, your passengers, and other road users seriously at risk.
More and more people travel with their dogs, whether on vacation, visiting friends and family, or even business. Knowing how to travel with a dog on a plane, in a car, or by train, bus, or even water can prepare you for what to expect and make the experience pleasant and stress-free.
Have you ever bought your Lab a flashy new large dog harness only to have them Houdini their way out of it while you’re about to cross a busy intersection? Or have you ever arrived home with a correctly sized small dog harness for your pug, only to find the clips won’t even touch?
Puppy biting is cute when they’re little and nibbling on your toes. Still, gentle mouthing can quickly become painful and distressing when puppies start biting too hard.
Knowing how to effectively potty train your German Shepherd puppy is the best remedy against feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility a new pup can bring into your life. Although it isn’t always easy, and mistakes will happen, the key is consistency, a positive attitude, and a strict routine.
If your house is the mailman’s most dreaded stop or you’ve taken to wearing earplugs when your dog is in the car, it’s time to focus on training your pup to stop barking.
While barking is one of your dog’s best forms of communication, excessive barking can quickly become inappropriate and start to cause problems between you and your family, your neighbors, and possibly anyone that crosses your dog’s path.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could be with your dog all of the time? Think of all the fun you could have together. However, like most dog owners, you have to work and the kids need to go to school. Inevitably, this means there are long periods of time when your dog is left alone.
Whether you are adopting a new puppy or buying one from a breeder, no doubt you’re excited and over the moon to welcome your new bundle of love into your home.
Whether it’s a new puppy harness or a step-in or overhead harness for your adult dog, you may have trouble figuring out how to put a harness on a dog correctly. Harnesses for dogs are coming out in many new flashy designs. Not every dog is eager to have one slipped over their head, nor do all of them want to stand still long enough for you to buckle them in.
Road-tripping with your pet can be fun. But making sure you have a list of friendly hotels, plenty of pet-friendly attractions or even just a nice beach to go to can be a headache. To help our dog-loving travelers, we rated states by their dog-friendliness for everyone traveling with their canines.
From an evolutionary point of view, dogs as a species are known to be direct descendants of wolves. Due to climate, geography, and environmental factors, the wolf mutated into several different breeds, and thus the domesticated dog aka Man’s best friend was born.
We all want to be able to take our best friend with us everywhere we go. But what happens when that best friend doesn’t play well with others, whether it be other people or other dogs? It’s not only difficult to deal with an aggressive dog, it can be downright dangerous.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of elation that you get when you see your pup excitedly running toward you, tongue out to the side of their mouth and ears flapping in the wind. That feeling is even better when they come running in response to you calling their name.
If you are like every other dog owner that has tried to crate train a puppy, you will know how hard it can be. It will therefore probably not surprise you to learn that it can be even more challenging when you are crate training an adult dog.
After potty-training and the recall, teaching your dog the place command is one of the single most life-changing hacks for dog owners. Training the place command, or mat training, for dogs teaches discipline, self-restraint, and confidence. While it is a convenient training tool, it can also help with behavioral issues, and in some cases, it may save your dog’s life.
Learn tips for training dogs of all ages including how to train yourself, how to build a growing healthy relationship with your dog, basic commands, and traveling with your dog.