PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA FROZEN DOG TREATS

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a homemade dog treat recipe, but today I’ve got a great one to share! With summer on the horizon, it’s about time I made a frozen treat for Cesar to snack on! Not only are these frozen dog treats a tasty reward for man’s best friend, but they […]

8 Creative Ways To Get Rid Of Dog Bad Breath

Nick’s 3-year-old Boston Terrier has bad breath! It was so bad that it would make you turn your head. Nick’s dog was very affectionate and liked to give kisses to him, but Nick used to push him away whenever he would show love to him because of its bad breath. His dog was having really […]

Keeping your dog safe when the fireworks start

Some dogs have no problem with the sight and sound of fireworks if they’ve been desensitized — hunting dogs, for example, grow used to the sounds and smells of hunting rifles and gun powder. Most dogs, however, are not used to these things, so the Fourth of July can be a particularly stressful holiday for […]

26 Quick & Simple Ways To Relieve Dog Boredom

Is your dog bored? When dogs get bored they can develop some destructive behaviors. For thousands of years we’ve bred dogs to work alongside us so they’ve developed quite a work ethic. The problem is most of us don’t have actual jobs for our dogs to do. They don’t have to work for their food, […]

SPINACH, CARROT AND ZUCCHINI DOG TREATS

DIY dog treats that are nutritious, healthy and so easy to make. Plus, your pup will absolutely LOVE these! We recently had quite a scare with Butters. It was moving day and the movers had just arrived to pack up our stuff and load up the truck. The husband took both dogs out for a […]

HOMEMADE FROZEN PEANUT BUTTER BANANA COCONUT OIL DOG TREATS

These homemade coconut oil dog treats are incredibly easy to make, quick to freeze, and perfect for hot summer days! You only need a few ingredients that you might already have on hand, a silicone mold, and a freezer! Make these in an appropriate size for your dog with a silicone mold or just drop […]

EASY CROCKPOT DOG FOOD

DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It’s healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it’s freezer-friendly!     If you didn’t know what your slow cooker is capable of, you’ll be very happy to know that you can now add dog food to the crockpot list.   Now the best […]

WHAT PEOPLE FOOD CAN DOGS EAT?- AN INFOGRAPHIC

Dogs are not the most picky eaters, but that doesn’t mean that they should eat whatever they want. To learn which kinds of food are safe for your pup, and which are dangerous, check out this handy infographic. Dogs are not known for being the most finicky eaters. In fact, most dogs will eat pretty […]

30 Positive Reinforcement Training Tips For Your Pup

At a loss on how to train your new dog? Read below to learn all about Positive Reinforcement. We’ve got some great tips! Have you ever been told to “think positive”? This advice is more than just a platitude for test-taking or weight-loss, it can also be a method to which you apply towards any […]

Be the pack leader

Dogs are social pack animals with a leader and followers. In the wild, most dogs are followers, but if they don’t have a leader to follow, a dog ‘ or dogs ‘ will attempt to take control of the situation. The lack of strong leadership leaves the dogs in an unbalanced mental state, and they […]

10 signs that you are not yet a pack leader

Having a dog is a wonderful experience, but in order to have the best possible relationship with your dog, you need to establish yourself as the Pack Leader. From the moment they’re born, puppies look to their mothers for guidance and training. But once that puppy or adult dog joins your family, the Pack Leader […]

Jump for joy

You’ve probably heard the expression “jump for joy.” While it’s usually not literal for humans, it’s a pretty good description of someone’s emotional state when they’re very happy. To jump implies moving upward, and human happiness can definitely elevate our mood. But, despite the expression, real happiness in humans is exhibited by an inner calmness […]

5 tips for building boundaries

It’s important to give a dog rules, boundaries, and limitations. In other words, our dogs need to know what they can do, where they can do it, and for how long. In this article, we’re going to focus on boundaries: teaching your dog where they are and are not allowed to go. Establishing boundaries can […]

How to be calm and assertive

Dogs use constant energy to communicate.Dogs don’t know each other by name, but by the energy they project and the activities they share. They know humans in the same way. As humans, we too are communicating with energy – whether we realize it or not. And, though we may attempt to persuade, explain, and rationalize […]

5 essential commands you can teach your dog

Having a trained dog isn’t the same as having a balanced dog, but if your dog knows a few basic commands, it can be helpful when tackling problem behaviors — existing ones or those that may develop in the future. So where do you start with dog obedience training? You could take a class, but […]

Legal Ways to Help Pets In Hot Cars

Summer’s here and that means safety precautions for our pets that we do year round need to be kicked up a notch. Unfortunately, a great number of people leave their pets behind in cars during the warmer/hotter summer months, and the outcome is often fatal for the pet. Those in the know understand that pets […]

Ticking time bombs: The diseases carried by ticks

Odds are good that you will encounter a tick in the near future. And your dog has even better odds. Since humans aren’t as hairy as other mammals, we stand a better chance of noticing when a tick attaches. Dogs, on the other hand are furry, and a tick can take up residence without the […]

How to find the right in-home dog boarding host

By Michael Barmish So you’ve planned your dream vacation and you’ve made your checklist. Plane tickets? Check. Hotel booked? Check. Packing list? Check. Mail on hold? Oops, forgot that one — good thing we’re here. And for your pup, you’ve opted to go forgo the kennels and don’t quite trust your in-laws (we’ll never tell). […]

Outdoor exercise ideas for you and your dog

Summer is just a few days away. Now is a great time to focus on the “Exercise” part of the fulfillment formula! Try new activities, visit a new location, and enjoy the sunshine and your dog’s companionship. No matter what physical activity you engage in, it is important to watch for signs of dehydration: lethargy, […]

Leash Training and Walking Your Puppy

1 Extra Notes It’s a well-known fact that puppies need to feel comfortable walking on a leash. Puppies like to explore their new world. So, from a practical standpoint, a leash gives you control and provides them with safety. But it can also mean good, quality time together as a family. Walking your puppy is […]

Puppy distracted on the walk

Dear Pawfessor Dion, I have a nine-month-old, 100 lb puppy who I walk every single day for the amount of time you recommend in your new book. My problem is he is getting to know a lot of people in my neighborhood and now every time I pass someone I know on a walk, he […]

How often should a dog urinate?

My Australian Shepherd is a wonderful girl (she’s a therapy dog). My only problem is on long drives (2 days) she will go 12 – 15 hours without urinating. When I stop for gas, I walk her. I walk her in the morning outside the hotel and again before we leave as well as soon […]

What is territorial marking and how to stop it?

By Ashley Bennett Let’s face it, dogs are territorial animals by nature. They like to protect their territory, their family, and their belongings. Territorial marking is different from urination because it is only a small amount to make other dogs aware that this is their territory. When people notice that their dog has been marking […]