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Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show those close to you how much you love them. That could include making them dinner, taking them on a fancy trip or buying them the perfect gift. You may have everything already planned for your human companions, but do you have the perfect treat for your furry friend? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with this no-bake treat recipe! Your pup will feel the love with ingredients that are good for them and delicious. Valentine's Day Treats silicon heart molds1 pint greek yogurt1 cup creamy peanut butter1 banana Mix together the…

Rescue Story: Sweet Like Sugar

Anyone who knows pit bulls, understands they can be the sweetest breed of dogs. This fact makes “Sugar” a fitting name for this rescue pit. After their first meeting, Sugar’s mom, Maria, knew that she could give her a better future and ensure that she’d live up to her name. Sugar’s past Sugar was in a questionable living situation when I adopted her at six-weeks-old. In the hands of backyard breeders, she was already taken away from her mother. Sugar was living outside, in boxes during cold Colorado Fall nights. I responded to a post from the “breeders” on a local Facebook…

DIY Salmon Dog Treats for Training

Our dogs show us love with sweet kisses, and we often show it back by giving them one of their favorite treats. In the case of training, however, our dog does something good and we reward with a treat to enforce the behavior. In recent studies, using food as a motivator has been proven to increase response time in dogs. This particular study found that food shortened the length of time taken to complete the response to the command. However, this difference occurred only in the early training phase and not later in the process. So, once your dog learns…

DIY Dog Shampoo For Sensitive Skin

When it comes to bathing your dog, it’s important to use shampoos that are good for their skin. Dog shampoo for sensitive skin are specially made for a dog’s sensitivity or allergies, and many work rather well for all kinds of dogs. Store-bought allergy shampoos can get expensive, and to be honest, it’s hard to know what they are truly made with. There are plenty of homemade dog shampoo for sensitive skin that requires little work but has great results. We have laid out a great allergy dog shampoo below. Reasons for Sensitive Skin: Quite often, the sensitive skin comes…

Tips To Get Started Crate Training a Dog

Despite any horror stories you might have heard, crate training a dog can actually be fairly straightforward and rewarding process. Like all worthwhile things, it takes some work, consistency, and dedication. Understanding what crate will be best for your dog, how to begin training, and the problems to watch out for are all helpful in making crate training a dog successful. Crate Selection The most important step in the training process will be making sure you choose the proper crate for your pet. You can often find them in two varieties: Collapsible metal pens, or plastic ‘kennels’ that are more commonly used…

Tips for Training a Puppy Not to Chew

Getting a puppy is exciting and rewarding, but it can come with a few sacrifices, one of which might be your favorite pair of shoes if you’re not careful. Puppy chewing is so common, but you don’t have to resign yourself to years of gnawed-on furniture and lost footwear. Why Do Puppies Chew? They do it for the same reasons human babies chew: teething and exploration. Chewing helps the teeth come through and makes their gums feel better; meanwhile, putting things in their mouths is how they get to know the world. Of course, your dog will continue to chew…

Tips to Ensure that Your Dog Doesn’t Get Lost

When you take your dog on a walk and pass by “Lost Dog” posters stapled to utility poles, you likely feel a twinge of sorrow, imagining a cold, scared pooch lost and alone, or a frantic family waiting by the phone for some good news. You probably also feel comforted knowing your own pet is safely by your side, but it’s difficult not to think of the scenarios that might cause your dog to go astray. Some people think of their missing dog as being “ungrateful” for the care and shelter we provide when in reality, well-loved pets rarely take off with…

Tips for Training Your Dog For Recall

Training your dog for recall is the most important command a dog can learn. The ability to listen and react to your voice is important for their safety and well-being. The two commands, “come” and “stay” are difficult to teach but with practice every dog can learn recall. The command “come” is to recall the dog to your side. Recall is the action you want the dog to do and “come” is the easiest word for the dog to understand. If you’re in the process of training your dog for recall, these tips will help your dog come every time…

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears Properly

Just like us humans, dogs need their ears to be kept clean. Dogs with floppy ears are even more susceptible to infection, irritation, and build up. Learning how to clean your dog’s ears properly, helps to prevent the dirt and wax from building up – causing bigger problems. Why Ear Cleaning is Necessary Being proactive in cleaning your dog’s ears helps reduce excess wax buildup and helps you prevent ear infections that might start to affect your dog’s quality of life. Basically, it is an easy way to help your dog feel better and keep him cleaner and healthier. How Often…

Tips For Flying with Your Dog

Taking an airline trip with your dog is exciting for both you and your four-legged best friend. Planning ahead of time means everything will ready once the day arrives. This preparation will mean more time for your own enjoyment on the trip and fewer headaches along the way. The more prepared your dog is for the adventure the less stress or worry you both have because when we know our dogs are safe and content than we are able to relax too. Many people are frequent travelers, and oftentimes this means flying with your dog. This travel is exciting, but requires…