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5 Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

National Dog Biscuit day is here and these recipes are perfect for you to make for your dog and their friends. So, start planning a doggie play date for a time when you and your friends can go on a baking spree and make these 5 homemade dog biscuit recipes that will make their tails wag! Peanut Butter Biscuits Peanut Butter Biscuits are always a huge hit. They are easy to make and form into a customized shape too. Break out the cookie cutters and get to work! At 350 degrees, pop these puppies in for around 15-20 minutes until fully…

Can I Get COVID-19 From My Dog?

There have been very few cases of COVID-19 in canines. COVID-19 is in the Corona virus family. Many of these viruses can be passed between humans and animals. This particular virus seems to be extremely contagious human to human, but not from human to dog. However, the questions still remains – can I get COVID-19 from my dog? There have been a select few dogs that were infected by COVID-19 in the world, but none were seen to exhibit any symptoms, and none have died. These dogs caught the virus when in contact with a human who was extremely ill. It has actually infected more…

Puppy Behaviors to Look Out For

Bringing home a puppy is a time of joy and apprehension! When I brought my new puppy home a few weeks ago, I spent a lot of time and energy scrutinizing his every move. Was this behavior normal? Would he grow up to be a happy, confident dog? Did I need to worry about anything? What are the behaviors to look out for in a new puppy? It was exhausting. There are certain problem behaviors that are incredibly common and normal puppy behavior: chewing, crying when alone, having potty accidents, and biting at hands, to name a few. But there…

How to train your dog to stay in the yard

If you’re lucky enough to have a yard, it’s only common sense to have your dog use it! But what if you don’t have a fence? Or what if your dog jumps over your fence and escapes? Can you train your dog to stay in the yard? My first suggestion to keep your dog in the yard is always going to be to improve your fence. No matter how much training you do, if there’s no physical barrier in place, you’re taking a gamble. Most dogs can’t overcome a six-foot fence with coyote rollers. This has the added benefit of…

What You Should Know Before Adopting a Shelter Dog

A large percentage of the population now believes that one of the most ethical ways to find a dog that is right for your family is to adopt from a shelter. Sometimes a shelter doesn’t have the right fit, but many times you can find your diamond in the “ruff” if you are patient! Here is what you should know before adopting a shelter dog. Source It is always good to ask about where the dog came from. You can gather a lot of information from the background that the shelter may have, so don’t be afraid to ask. For…

Top 5 questions a dog trainer receives

Being a dog trainer is one of those jobs where everyone has a question to ask or a comment to make. Many professional dog trainers quickly learn to dodge the question if they don’t want to be inundated with queries and stories from surrounding strangers at the supermarket. When I’m not in a rush, I enjoy answering many of the questions that a dog trainer receives. Here are the top 5 questions a dog trainer receives and that I’m asked most frequently as a dog trainer. Of course, this is a very short overview of the training plan you’ll need…

5 Questions to Ask Your Dog Sitter

When you plan to go away on vacation or a weekend getaway, make sure you hire a sitter for your dogs. You don’t want just anyone, because this person will be taking care of your home as well. Dog sitters should always make time to meet your family before they stay in your house. This also gives you time to show them how to get into the house or give them a key to borrow. Ask as many questions as you can beforehand and then these 5 questions to your dog sitter in-person when they meet your dog before your…

How To Train Your Dog to Stop Jumping

Many dogs like jumping up on people. While this may be cute for puppies or small dogs; most people would rather train their dog to stop jumping. This habit can be painful, embarrassing, or even dangerous in the case of a big dog! While training your dog to stop jumping isn’t difficult, many people struggle because it requires consistency. Here’s an easy step-by-step plan for how to train your dog to stop jumping. Start with these training steps Don’t reward jumping at any age. Giving your dog or puppy attention – any attention – when she jumps up only rewards…

Why are some dogs more hyper than others?

Plus, tips to help calm a hyper dog Just like people, not all dogs have the same energy level. Some dogs are much more hyper than others. Some dogs are more hyper than others because we bred them for different purposes. Genetics can absolutely influence your dog’s baseline energy level. It makes sense that a border collie is more hyper than a pug, because a border collie’s job (or at least her great-grandparent’s job) is to spend all day watching and herding sheep. A border collie’s hypervigilance, speed, stamina, drive to control movement, and endless energy is all part of…

Dog Friendly Birthday Cake

It’s your dogs birthday and it’s essential to celebrate! What’s a better way to spoil your pet than with some dog friendly birthday cake? These recipes are very mild and are suitable for most dogs. However, don’t forget that if your dog has a sensitive stomach or a special prescription diet, please consult your veterinarian before feeding them any cake. Get the banners and confetti out; here are some amazing and healthy recipes to try at home today! Don’t be afraid to dress them up and sprinkle some dog treats or kibble on top too! Apple Banana Cake with Peanut…