Best Gift Ideas for Small Dogs and Their Owners

Billions of dollars are spent every year on food, supplements and accessories for dogs. Small dogs are toted in their own designer purses and dressed with color-coordinated booties. Specialty toys encourage learning and training. Gift ideas for small dogs can be a little overwhelming. If you are looking for unique and memorable gift ideas for … [Read more…]

The 10 Hidden Dangers For Dogs Over the Holidays

From poisonous chocolate and Christmas tree water, to hazardous open flames and pine needles, holiday celebrations can present a number of hidden dangers to pets. Here, our friends at PetBucket, the online retailer of flea, tick and worming treatments, reveals 10 hidden dangers for dogs that all pet-parents need to be aware of over the holiday … [Read more…]

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Globally 57% of consumers around the world own pets (according to 27,000 online consumers whom GfK surveyed in 22 countries) .  Dogs are the most popular pets owned by 33% and cat owners make up 23% of pet owners. Even hard to buy for family, friends, and dog owners like personalized gifts.   And, what … [Read more…]

Dogs and Cold Weather

People are not the only ones who can suffer from cold weather.  Dogs and cold weather can also be a problem.  Cold temperatures can bother us all!  Plus, time spent outdoors in frigid weather can be exhausting. Most people are under the misguided idea that because dogs have fur coats, that cold temperatures do not … [Read more…]

Foods That Are Toxic to Dogs

The holiday season is right around the corner! I’m not certain if I get more work being a dog trainer or being a veterinary technician during this time of year. What I can guarantee is that we will see at least a half dozen toxicity cases before it is all said and done and the … [Read more…]

Potty Training Puppy Tips

The number one concern of most new dog owners is potty training. The most misdirected interaction to train a new puppy is also probably potty training!  It isn’t going to be immediate; it takes time! Humans don’t understand what it is like to be a dog, and dogs don’t really understand what it is like … [Read more…]

Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Their Owners

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Sure, I love Thanksgiving because I get to eat amazing food. I love Christmas because there is something about the Christmas spirit that makes everything better. And, I love Easter because the candy is phenomenal. But, I have always loved the ability to be someone or something else for a … [Read more…]