When we see a well-behaved dog walking on a leash, we might not think of it as anything special. But it’s a skill that takes some time for both puppy and parent to learn. With a little bit of patience and calm direction, you can have your dog behaving on a leash and following your lead. Here are some steps to make leash training easier.
There’s no question that parenting a pooch can be rewarding. Now there’s proof that having a dog rewards people with longer, healthier lives. For instance, the American Heart Association has declared that having a dog lowers a person’s risk of heart disease even more than having cats. Another study has shown that older people with dogs have boosted neural activity compared to those without pets. Here are some of the ways a furry friend can help you live a healthier life.
Recently, we discussed how to teach your pooch to play fetch. While it might take some time for your pup to start catching and fetching regularly, here are some recent examples of dogs taking fetch to a whole new level.
French bulldogs are quickly becoming one of the most popular dogs in America. Last year, Frenchies were named the #6 most popular dog in the States, right behind Beagles! But there’s a good reason for their popularity–French bulldogs are fun, easy-going companion dogs that win almost anyone over with their good nature and adorable looks. Here are some facts you should know about Frenchies!
You might think dogs are born knowing how to play fetch. Not exactly.
Some dogs learn the game faster than others, but it can take weeks for a dog to catch on, and that’s ok. But once your pup gets it, fetch is an awesome exercise with physical and mental benefits. Here are steps to getting your dog into fetch mode!
Like any youngster, puppies are just figuring out the world. They’re also learning how to play with you! Play-biting is something that puppies can do, and you might feel it more with their young, edgy teeth. But it’s not a big issue if you use a few tricks to teach them. Here are some ways to stop play-biting with your pup.
Golden Retrievers get lots of love from this blog. In the past, we’ve listed the many reasons why they’re such great dogs and highlighted a roof-loving Retriever named Huckleberry a few months ago. But recently, there have been a number of funny Golden Retriever videos that show these pups being hilarious, helpful, and even human. Check out these five funny Golden pooches!
Take a moment and picture a dog in your head. Is it a Golden Retriever? It should be! Golden Retrievers are some of America’s most popular dogs blending intelligence with loyalty and good nature. They’ve been in a ton of movies, TV shows, and even on our blog before! Here are some fun facts about these special dogs.