We all know that too much stress can be harmful to our mental and physical health. So, to celebrate Stress Awareness Month this April, let’s focus on creating some new, healthy habits to reduce our stress and anxiety levels. Spending quality time with our pets certainly helps and maybe you’ve even wished you could trade places with your dog during … Read More
Why Does My Dog Like Some Dogs But Not Others?
Some dogs seem to love all other dogs and will play and be social with each one they meet. At the other end of the spectrum are reactive dogs that seem to be aggressive with almost all other dogs. But most of us have dogs that are somewhere in the middle, they like some dogs but not others. If your … Read More
Is Your Dog Ready for Some Football?
What are you doing Thursday night? Why not join us for the kickoff of the NFL season opener at 8:30 pm EST on NBC. It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the New England Patriots and as if you couldn’t tell yet, I’m a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan along with my entire family. Even though we’re living in Ohio now, our roots … Read More
Bark for Life – Honoring Canine Caregivers and Families
This past Saturday was our local Bark for Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Maybe you’ve taken part in a Relay for Life event before, but have you and your dog ever participated in Bark for Life? This was our first time attending the event with Haley. If you’re not familiar with Bark for Life, it’s a fundraising … Read More
Do You Take Your Dog to Work?
It’s that time of year again. Friday, June 26th is the 17th annual PSI’s Take Your Dog to Work Day®! Yep, it’s a real holiday, well—sort of. It was started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International to highlight how dogs benefit our everyday lives and to promote pet adoption. Sounds like a great idea, right? But what if your company … Read More
10 Easy Ways to Find Dogs for Playdates
Dogs love playing with other dogs and socializing puppies is essential for raising a well-balanced dog, but sometimes finding other dogs for your dog to interact and play with can be a challenge. For dogs that are overwhelmed by crowded, high-energy dog parks, playdates might be the perfect solution, but how do you find dogs for playdates? It’s not like … Read More
15 Helpful Dog Park Tips – Keeping Dog Park Visits Positive
After getting some great feedback from last week’s post “Are Dog Parks Good or Bad for Your Dog?”, I wanted to follow up with some dog park tips and additional information I think you’ll find useful. If you feel the dog park environment is a good fit for exercising and socializing your dog, check out the helpful tips below. All … Read More
Are Dog Parks Good or Bad for Your Dog?
Are you thinking about visiting your local dog park? You’ve probably heard some dog owners rave about how wonderful dog parks are for exercising and socializing dogs and how they go on a regular basis and enjoy hanging out with their doggie and human friends. You’ve probably also heard other dog owners describe how these parks are full of diseases … Read More