8 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Mind Healthy

Advertisement Mental stimulation is just as important as physical exercise when it comes to your dog’s overall well-being. Just as physical activity helps stave off obesity and disease, exercising the brain prevents boredom, anxiety and depression to keep your pooch healthy and happy! Doggy dementia is an ever-growing problem in the United States. About 25% of … [Read more…]

How To Teach Your Dog To Fetch & Retrieve

Advertisement Like begging for food and rolling on their bellies, dog love playing fetch because it’s in their nature, right? Well, not necessarily. While some dogs, particularly retrievers (who were bred to, you know, retrieve things!) catch on to the game instantly, you may get frustrated when your pooch doesn’t participate. If she stares blankly at … [Read more…]

How To Teach Your Dog The “Leave It” & “Drop It” Commands

Advertisement We have all heard the horror stories of dogs choking on small items, getting into dangerous medications, or being poisoned by spiteful neighbors. Empower yourself and protect your pooch from these types of dangers by teaching the “Leave it” and “Drop it” commands that could one day save his life. Note: Professional dog trainer, Jess Rollins, … [Read more…]

How Digestive Enzymes Can Help Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

Thanks to technological advances, pet parents have the option to conveniently feed their pups pre-packaged food rather than having them hunt for meals themselves. While this makes life easier for us and our domesticated friends, there’s one small issue: prepared foods don’t contain all the digestive enzymes that they need for a balanced and healthy … [Read more…]

Brain Scans May Eventually Help Determine Which Dogs Would Make The Best Bomb-Sniffers

Advertisement It takes a special dog to be a focused, astute bomb-sniffer, and it should come as no surprise that pouring care and training into detection-dogs-in-the-making is a huge investment of both time and money. Despite being groomed since puppyhood, some pooches simply don’t possess the characteristics to be effective bomb-sniffing dogs, or to do … [Read more…]