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Why You Should Use a Dog Trainer

Even when there are no behavioral issues Most Americans don’t hire dog trainers until things have gotten out of hand with their dogs. Unfortunately, this makes things harder in the long run because it’s far easier to prevent a problem than it is to fix one. We’ll discuss why you should use a dog trainer, even when there are no behavioral issues. In fact, studies show that attending puppy classes can help puppies stay in their homes and are more trainable as adults. Working with a dog trainer when your dog is just a puppy or a newly adopted adult…

Pet Safety in the Workplace

As more workplaces allow their employees to bring their pets to work, it is important to create a set of guidelines for pet safety in the workplace to avoid conflict. In an animal organization, these may seem obvious, but regular offices do have their limitations. Allowing your employees to bring their pets to work is great for their health, stress levels, and even socialization with other employees as we start to ease back into post-COVID times. Health All office pets should be up to date on their vaccines and fully vaccinated. The distemper vaccine is extremely important for dogs socializing…

RV and Camping List for Traveling with Your Dog

There is nothing more fun than bringing your dog on a trip! Traveling a long distance can be hard, so you want to make sure you are prepared for anything. Whether you are taking out the RV or camping and traveling around here is a list of some things your dog will certainly need:  Dog Beds They will need a place to rest during the day and at night. A nice memory foam bed with raised sides is perfect for a long night’s rest on the bumpy road. Our raised beds provide ample air circulation under your dog, keeping them cool during…

The Psychology of Your Dog

And the importance of understanding them Dogs are a truly fascinating species. Many experts agree that they’re self-domesticated. They’re uniquely skilled at reading human expressions and understanding our gestures. Humans routinely both over- and under-estimate their cognition: we attribute simple foraging behaviors to spite, we assume that their tendency to learn context-specific behaviors is actually stubbornness. However, the psychology of your dog is important! The reality is, studies into dog psychology are actually quite new. Up until recently, dogs weren’t considered worthy of rigorous scientific study because they’re not wild animals. Researchers like Patricia McConnell, Clive Wynne, Adam Miklosi, Bryan Hare,…

Should I Train My Dog to Protect Me?

Many people get dogs for their companionship. We love dogs because they’re always happy to keep us company and they cheer us up with their goofy antics. But what if you’d also like your dog to protect you? This brings up the question ‘ Should I train my dog to protect me?’ Generally, I don’t recommend training a dog to protect you. Most dogs will bark at intruders. Dogs are highly attuned to change in their environment – especially change that feels very unusual. For most intruders a simple bark from your dog is sufficient. You can rely on your…

Moving with Your Dog

Moving is stressful for us, but imagine being a dog. Your humans are packing away all your things, but you have no idea where you are even going! We know they will love their new homes, but we need to make sure the process is as stress-free as possible for our beloved pets. Here are some things to think about when it comes to moving with your dog. While Packing You can always train and treat your dog around packing and boxes. If they seem to be bothered by the loud noises of the tape and boxes moving, make them a safe area…

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…

Top Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet-Friendly Hotel

Pets are part of the family, and many people decide to bring their pets along on their travel plans. If you aren’t the camping type, the chances of staying in a hotel or Airbnb are high. Treat your hotel like a rental to make sure your pet is even allowed. Some places have limitations on the age or the amount of pets you can have. Make sure you ask these top questions when booking a pet-friendly hotel on your next trip. Are there any extra fees or deposits? @flowersbynini Always make sure there are no hidden fees or costs before booking…

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…

Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Patio

Summertime is here and families will be spending a lot more time outside with their dogs. Patios are the perfect place for barbeques and parties, but also dog playdates! If you want to adapt your patio to be dog-friendly, here are some important points to think about. @Our_Long_Strange_Trip Plants Plants are essential when creating a beautiful, outdoor patio, but some are very poisonous to dogs. Stay away from Tulips, Lily of the Valley, and Autumn Crocus, just to name a few. Keep expensive flowers up high and vegetable gardens in a raised bed above dog eye-level. Stick to large, safe shrubs and herbs like…