Love Your Pet Day

Jack Russell dog sticking out tongue and wearing sunglasses while lying on bed of rose petals.

Jack Russell dog sticking out tongue and wearing sunglasses.

February is often filled with expectations of romance or sometimes even a little bit of melancholy recollections. But there is a sure fire way to make sure you are happy this month, by making a date with your pet! February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! Here are some ideas on how to spend a day of love with no other than your sweet eager to please furbaby?

  1. Relax at a Dog Spa after brunch: First take your dog out for lunch at a cute dog friendly cafe for a little brunch. Then go to the spa and get your pooch a luxury bath, get the nails done, try out different outfits and hairstyles. Love Your Pet Day is all about pampering your beloved and who could do it better than a spa?

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Umbrella Day

Dog wearing boots and biting an umbrella.

A dog in a middle of a puddle wearing boots and biting an umbrella.

Most of us with dogs have experienced being approached by unleashed and out of control dogs. It can be a pretty scary encounter. It happens often, you’re just walking down the path or sidewalk and all of a sudden an off leash canine approaches. They may be just curious or they may me snarling, either way it’s unsettling.

And the worst part is that you never know when it is going to happen. Continue reading

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How To Stop Your Dog Stealing

dog stealing shoe

four month old bulldog puppy stealing shoe

Does any of this sound familiar in your home?

“Have you seen my shoes?”

“Mom, where is my panda toy?”

“Where did my sandwich go???”

“Why is the remote under the table…and wet?!”

 If so, you’re not alone. You probably have a sneaky little dog that loves to steal. Before you lock him up in a cell and stripes, there are a few things you can do to put a stop to the canine bandit. Continue reading

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January is Unchain a Dog Month

Dog drinking from bowl.

Dog Drinking Bowl of Water (with Splash of Milk)

There’s no denying that winter can be harsh. Exposure, frostbite and dehydration are common for dogs left outside. Even if they are not strays “backyard” dogs can suffer from the brutal cold of the winter. That’s why it’s best to bring your dogs inside when it’s freezing outside. So, it makes sense that January is “Uncain a Dog” month. A time meant to encourage people to bring their pets inside where it is nice and warm.

We all know that dogs need food, water and shelter, but they also need affection, love and companionship from their families. Continue reading

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6 Biggest Challenges All New Puppy Owners Face

Puppy playing resulting in a messy room.

Messy room after pincher dog playing

Getting a new puppy usually leaves your mind full of wonderful ideas like warm cuddles, sweet puppy breath and playing fetch. But there are some real challenges you face when you become a new puppy owner. After all, their cuteness can only go so far when you’re finding chewed up shoes and cleaning up accidents every day.

That’s why we’ve found the best tips that you need to know to make sure you and your new puppy end up with a great relationship. Continue reading

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Does My Dog Need A Winter Coat?

Chihuahua puppy dressed in coat for cold weather, standing in front of white background

Chihuahua puppy in winter coat.

It has been a brutally cold winter for most of America so far this year. Most of us have been bundling up underneath layers of shirts, sweaters and jackets just to stay warm. And often we think, since our dogs are wearing a fur coat at all times they don’t feel the cold as we do. However, that’s not exactly true. In fact, many breeds do need a winter coat or sweater during the cold months of the year.

How to determine if your dog needs a winter coat:

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Strange Pet Holidays

Happy chihuahua dog in cap with butterflies

Learn About Butterflies Day – on March 14

You don’t have to wait for the next big holiday to celebrate your pet. In fact, there are a lot of in between pet holidays that you might not be aware of that you can celebrate.

January

Month long causes:

  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • National Walk Your Pet Month

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Top 7 Resolutions for You & Your Pet

Family having picnic in village.

Family outing with the dog.

The new year is here and that means it is time to make a few resolutions. Experts say that our resolutions are often best carried out when we have a partner. And we can’t think of any better partner than our pets! It’s far easier to keep a promise to a loved one than to ourselves. That’s why this year you should make a few resolutions that work for both you and your pet.

Our Top 7 Resolutions for You & Your Pet:

  1. Try a New Activity

Getting active is usually the first resolution that comes to mind in the new year. Why not include your pet? From walking, hiking, swimming, or obstacle training, there are so many awesome ways to get active with your pet. Find something that works for you, your pet and your schedule and have fun! Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions with Pets

Amusing doggie of breed a pug in a reindeer suit. The dog is dressed in a red-white sweater. The clever animal looks in the camera sad eyes. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year.

Pug dressed in a red-white sweater.

It’s always fun spending the holidays with our loved ones. There are a lot of traditions that surround the holiday season, but they all have to start somewhere. A tradition always starts with one day or celebration that is meaningful. It’s something you want to repeat every year. It makes an otherwise somewhat stressful holiday fun because you have something to look forward too. So, if you are looking for a new tradition to start, why not make sure to include your pet too? Here are some of the best ideas for starting a holiday that include your pet. Continue reading

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How To Throw A GREAT Holiday Dog Party – PART 2

Funny jack russell terrier with red crown poses against decorated New Year tree. Dog as symbol of coming New Year. Holidays concept.

Beautiful pet sits on chair against wonderful Christmas tree.

Once you’ve decided to throw an awesome dog holiday party you have to start planning out the details. Because they should have some fun this holiday season too, right? First, you have to plan out the place, the theme and the guest list, which we talked about last week. Then you can figure out the fun stuff like the food games as well as important details such as safety. Afterall, to make a party complete you need to have lots of yummy food and fun games. Continue reading

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