It’s said that dog owners spend from $1,000-$2,000 on average per dog each year, and that’s not even counting the initial cost of the dog, which can be several hundred to several thousand dollars for a purebred. While there’s no arguing that this is money well-spent on man’s best friend, you may be wondering how to cut down on the inevitable expenses of food, gear, toys, treats, veterinary care, and more. Here are 10 ways to cut down on costs.
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.
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.
I was a foster dog at one point. In between coming off the racing track and finding a forever home, greyhounds typically have a stopover in a foster home. This is where we get used to life on the outside of the kennel – life with hardwood, slippery linoleum floors, glass doors, and of course comfy couches and beds. Life inside the kennel can even be dangerous sometimes! Like when big storms that even you humans are scared of come…
Shopping for a dog bed! How fun. I always say it’s the most important piece of furniture in the house. That’s why you need to have a little info before you buy the first bed you see.
As a Maltese, I don’t need a big dog bed, but I do need my bed to be comfortable, durable, and as sophisticated as I am. That’s why I’m sharing some of my insight with you on what to look for as you buy your next dog bed. Here are my top 4 things to consider when buying a dog bed.