5 Steps to Leash Training Your Dog

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. read more

Can Dogs Help Us Live Longer?

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. read more

12 Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

A lot of us are hitting the roads and flying the skies this summer, and if we’re lucky, we get to bring our pups! There are a lot of great trips to take with your dogs, from weekend getaways to longer road trips. But traveling isn’t always easy for your furry friends. Here are some things to think about before traveling with your dogs and some tips on keeping them happy and healthy. read more

10 Foods That Are Poison for Dogs

Let’s face it, dogs are great at giving us the “puppy eyes” when they want to sample what we’re eating. Sharing healthy snacks like certain veggies and fruits is ok. But there are common foods that can be very dangerous for our dogs. Here is a list of ten foods that should never fall into the paws of your pup, and some warning signs if you think your dog may have eaten them read more