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.
A dog ages 7 years in 1 human year, they say. That’s not precisely true, but it is true that we dogs reach our senior years much more quickly than our human counterparts. A small or medium size 11-year-old dog is equivalent to a 63-year-old human, while a large or giant 7-year-old dog is closer to 72 in human years.
Senior dogs, like senior humans, need special care and consideration as they age. As a senior dog myself, here are my top 6 tips for preparing for and dealing with the complications of aging dogs.
Remember, your dog’s crate is either a training tool or a place for them to relax, it’s not a tool for punishment or a place to put them when you’ve “had enough.” With that in mind, let’s looks at when you should and shouldn’t crate your dog.
1. When your dog is new to your house. Whether you’re adding a puppy or an adult dog to your family, a crate can be a good tool for them to transition to their new environment.