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DIY obstacle course for your pet

Many of our beloved pet dogs spend a lot of their time being bored and under exercised. They’re expected to quietly entertain themselves while we’re at work, at the grocery store, watching TV, cooking meals, reading, and more. They are also expected to sleep at night, of course. While some dogs are content with a few short walks around the block every day or a quick romp in the backyard, most dogs simply aren’t cut out for that sedentary lifestyle. Their parents and grandparents were bred for hunting or farm work, and their energy needs (and intellectual capacities) far surpass…

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…

What do I do for my dog who is seemingly aggressive or reactive to other dogs?

Aggressive or reactive behavior is one of the most common dog behavior issues I see in my work as a dog behavior consultant. This is likely due to our increasingly restrictive urban environment. Many dogs are frustrated, excited, or even fearful at the sight of other dogs. These strong emotions can manifest as barking, lunging, and generally behaving aggressively towards other dogs. So, what do you do when your dog is seemingly aggressive or reactive to other dogs? The first thing to understand when dealing with a leash reactive dog is that they are really struggling emotionally in most cases.…

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,…

DIY Pet Mom Gifts For Mother’s Day

We love a good DIY project! Anyone else? You don’t have to be the most creative person in the room to make these cute DIY pet mom gifts for Mother’s Day! These simple and easy gifts will work for any fur mom and won’t break the bank either. They’re guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face and you can even make more than one! They’re that easy! DIY Pet Mom Beaded Garland Supplies: Wood bead (color of your choice – you can also paint them the color you want)TwineWooden end piece or tag end pieceLetter tilesHot glue, Tacky glue, or…

Your Guide to the Contents of a Raw Food Dog Diet

Raw diets have always been controversial in the pet world, but they have been used for sled dogs and greyhounds for quite some time. Some people argue that dogs should be eating what their ancestors ate before we domesticated the canine, and that kibble is harmful to their health. The FDA, CDC, AAHA, and many veterinarians do not support it due to the risks to public health with raw meats. ACVN has even gone so far as to say there is no research to support any differences in health besides digestibility between kibble and raw diets. So, we’ve put together a guide to…

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…

Home Decor and Pets

Do you get that Spring cleaning itch? The one where you want to clean out everything in the house? Get rid of everything and re-decorate? Spring is the perfect time to add some new touches to your home decor. If you’re a fur parent we know your pet has a special place in both your heart and your home. Whatever your interior style is (farmhouse, bohemian, modern, industrial, etc.) our products fit into your everyday lifestyle to create comfortable, stylish, and functional pieces for both you and your pet. Read on to learn how we add our products into our…