From my point of view, snuggling up together for a nap is one of the great joys in life. My owner Penelope seems to think so, too, and as does about 50% of the pet-owning population in this country, all of whom sleep in the same bedroom (and possibly bed) as their pets. But there are certainly pros and cons to allowing your dog to sleep in bed with you.
Today I want to talk about walking on a leash. It sounds simple but believe it or not, it can be challenging for many owners to get their pooches to walk properly on the leash! Many dogs strain against the leash, lunge, or want to be in charge rather than following their owner. (Not me, of course! I’m referring to other dogs.) These can be hard habits to break in dogs who have gotten set in their ways, but it’s not impossible! Follow these training tips.
The doorbell rings – there’s an unfamiliar voice – oh my goodness, it’s a visitor! Yay, Yay, YAY! This is what runs through my head when we get visitors at our house. As a yellow lab, I tend to be very friendly, and I get the impression that I’m sometimes a little TOO exuberant when greeting new faces at the door. I’ve learned over time that jumping on visitors is OFF LIMITS! Although it may seem like an impossible job to train your dog to stop jumping up on visitors, it can be done! Here’s how.
Many of us dogs love spending time in our crates, but choosing just the right one can be a challenge for our humans. Whether your dog loves to sleep in their crate or it’s only pulled out for special occasions, it’s important to choose one that’s appropriate and safe for their size, needs, and habits. Here’s what to know about how to choose a dog crate.
You humans aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the right dietary supplements; they can be good for us dogs, too. Dogs with particular conditions, such as arthritis, may get the most benefit, but even dogs that are healthy as a horse (so to speak) may see improvements. If you’re curious about dietary supplements for dogs, check out the list below of some of the most common kinds. (Quick caveat: the FDA doesn’t test supplements for effectiveness and safety…