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Choosing A Travel Crate For Your Dog

When you are traveling with your dog, putting them in a travel crate is vital not only to their safety but also to your peace of mind, knowing that they are resting comfortably and are safe. As more and more people travel with their pups, choosing the right dog crate is becoming increasingly important. What Types of Crates Are Available? There are several types of crates available to help transport your dog. You will need to decide what type of crate is best for you depending on your needs. And, you never know, you may need two different kinds. Common…

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

When getting a dog, we know they will need daily exercise. Your dog may even be your daily motivator and workout buddy. But, depending on their size, breed and health restrictions, their daily exercise needs may vary. You may have asked yourself the question, “How much exercise does my dog need?” Here’s what we’ve found: Benefits of exercising Have you heard the phrase, a tired dog is a good dog? When your dog burns off extra energy, they will be much less likely to find their own entertainment and stimulation – which could include destroying your house. Preventing anxiety and…

Toys to Keep Dogs Busy

We would love to spend all day entertaining our dogs, but that isn’t always the reality. Dogs crave stimulation and at times require more energy than we have available. Luckily, there are toys to keep dogs busy, so they don’t miss out on the mental stimulation they need. Keeping your dog busy can keep them out of trouble. Many toys also have learning properties that can teach your dog patterns and activities. Bored dogs turn into naughty dogs and when you’re not available to provide their needed entertainment, they’ll keep themselves busy doing something you’ve definitely told them not to…

What You Need to Know About Hiking with Your Dog: From A Puppy to a Senior

If you happen to be both a dog owner and a hiker, you understand the desire to take your furry friend on the trails with you. Before you pack up to go hiking with your dog, it’s important to consider their age, their abilities, and items needed along the trail. Hiking with your dog changes drastically from puppy, to adult, and then senior. Heading out on a hike that is just right for your dog’s development and ability is crucial. Here are a couple tips to make sure both you and your dog have a safe, fun time when you…

Activities You Can Do With Your Dog in 30 Minutes or Less

Whether you own a 5-pound Chihuahua or a 150-pound Great Pyrenees, all dogs need regular exercise to promote good health and wellness. It reduces the risk of heart disease, fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetes, and even some behavioral problems. The American Kennel Club (AKC) exercise requirements for man’s best friend varies depending on: breed, age and overall health. With that said, most dogs require at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. With that in mind, here are some fun and rewarding activities you can do with your dog in this short amount of time. #1) Fetch Let’s go ahead and get the most obvious activity out of the…