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Father’s Day – How to Bond Better With Your Pup

Establishing a strong bond is the foundation for success in any relationship, and this applies to your pup. The human-pet bond that goes so deep that they can sense changes in your mood doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it comes about as a result of certain conscious or unconsciously done moves. Not sure how to bond with your pup better? Here’s how: Quality Time Together! No relationship, not a single one, blossoms without quality time. Even love at first sight needs time to develop into happily ever after. It’s all about being together and going on adventures and making memories. Whether …

Taking Your Dog to the Park

The park is a great place for your dog to run free amongst other dogs and more importantly, socialize. There’d also be the occasional butt sniffing, but consider the ‘hazards’ that come with the park. While the park sounds just perfect, you’d need to make sure that your dog is ready for the park environment. Not sure what this entails? Then take a look at this checklist:  Will Your Dog Have Fun? More than anything, you need to be certain that your pet would have a good time. Not all dogs are big fans of socializing with other dogs, and …

5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Happy

Ever heard of a sad dog? I bet you haven’t. This is because dogs are naturally happy animals who find a way to have fun every chance they get. Now, this doesn’t mean there are no ways to make your dog happy. After spending a bit of time with your pup, you would have picked up on certain activities that get Lily giddy with excitement. In addition to these activities, here are 5 tips to keep your dog happy: Be Health-conscious  It goes without saying that a healthy pup is a happy pup. Only a healthy pup has sufficient nervous …

10 Famous TV Show Dogs

Fun fact; dogs are never the villain in any movie. If anything, they do something so incredibly endearing that we love them more for it. Or they simply just exist as their wonderful selves and make us fall in love with them! Long story short, here are 10 of the most famous tv show dogs you’ve probably heard about, and if you hadn’t previously, you would have now:  Marley from Marley & Me (2008) The story of Marley is one that’s made it into print media. Marley was the super active 100-pound dog of John and Jennifer Grogan who acted …

Top DIY Pet Grooming Tips

Dogs do not seem to understand that rolling around in puddles and chasing skunks equates to bad doggo. They just want to have their fun, and sometimes, there’s really nothing you can do to stop them. But of course, you’re saddled with the responsibility of keeping them clean. For grooming, some tools you need include:  A brush, comb, or shedding blade (subject to dog cost type). A grooming table with a grooming arm to keep her secure on the table. Clipper and blade coolant. Grooming shears. Grooming clippers (using No. 10 blades to avoid cuts). A grinder or nail clippers. …

Best Dog Breeds for Small Children

Dogs are usually a great addition to the family and they come with a lot of unconditional love for everyone. It isn’t uncommon for pups and pup owners to form an unbreakable bond and make blissful memories over the years. The first ever best friend of many kids is their childhood pup and in addition to the companionship, they also pick up lessons in caregiving, love and patience.  When choosing a puppy for your kids, you would need to take note of factors like his temperament, energy levels, and size. Chances are your wonderful munchkins would be spending a lot …

Breed Profile: Why We Love Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked number one as the most popular dog breed in America for almost three decades. And, we’re not surprised.  Labradors are all-around amazing dogs with lovable personalities who love to play and are very intelligent. If you’re looking for the best dog ever, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out more about why these are the greatest dogs, and we’re certain you’ll be searching ‘Labrador puppy for sale’ in no time. Labrador Retrievers are Amazing Family Dogs These dogs are one of the most popular dog breeds because they’re fantastic family …

Top 5 Best Dog Parks From Around the Country

Did you know there’s been a 40% increase in the number of US dog parks in the past decade? Of course, not all dog parks are created equal. Some are little more than a fenced-in area surrounded by city streets. To find some truly epic dog parks, you may need to travel beyond your hometown. To help you in your search, we’ve rounded up five of the best dog parks from coast to coast.  Keep reading to find the best dog parks near you! 1. Dog Mountain (St. Johnsbury, VT) How do 150 acres of unspoiled Vermont wilderness sound for …

New Year Fireworks and Your Pets

In years gone by, New Years was not a time of celebration for me. I owned several horses and lived near a city center in north Texas. When others were watching the fireworks in awe and excitement, I was standing watch over my horses. Panic ensued when the rockets’ red glare burst over my pasture, frightening not just my horses but my other pets as well. Fido tripped me up as he tremblingly tried to stay literally under my feet. Fluffy took to the closet and wouldn’t come out until the next day. Since then, I’ve learned some tips to …

Giving the Gift of Love and Cuddles for Christmas 2020

There is little that can rival the excitement of seeing a box wiggle and squeak under the Christmas tree for kids and adults alike. To make it the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given (or received), take a few tips from us on how to make it successful. What is the lifestyle of the recipient? Apartment? House? Country or city? Work? School and other activities?  The considerations mentioned above are only a few of those you would think about when planning a pet present. If your lifestyle, time, and finances afford it, should you think about giving two animals? Take …

Puppy Pals For Tough Times: Service Dogs In The Time of COVID

2020 has been a hard time for dog lovers. COVID has made it difficult to take care of them, be it getting to the vet for treatments or even adopting one in the first place. And the stress it’s putting on their owners isn’t great for them either. But for all of the disruptions, there’s still a great way to get a dog to love and support you. Service dogs have been considered an essential service by the federal government. This makes it fully possible to get a dog to help you through these trying times. Let’s take a look …

Thanksgiving With Your Pets

The year 2020 has been different than any year we have experienced, and with the holidays right around the corner, we don’t see that letting up. So Thanksgiving may look different this year. Perhaps the meal will be a bit smaller and the gathering less crowded, but something that absolutely will not change is that our pets will celebrate the day with us. While it is not unanimous that people-food wisely given is okay for most pets, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. It’s not only your pet’s physical health that is affected when you feed …

Life Hacks for New Puppy Owners

You and your family made the decision to bring a new puppy into your home, found the one that stole your heart, and now that puppy you dreamed about is a reality. And reality has hit home—hard! Perhaps you hadn’t realized that raising a puppy would be quite the task it’s turning out to be, and you wonder if there are easier ways to get it done. Well, take heart. There are! Here’s a list of the ten best hacks for living with a new pup. 1.  My puppy chews on everything! You’ve done the obvious and bought plenty of …

National Cook for Your Pets Day

Today, November 1, 2020, is Go Cook For Your Pet Day. Here are a few great recipes to honor your BFFF (best four-footed friend) in the kitchen this year. Animals can have sensitive stomachs, so cooking for your pet challenges you to use healthy ingredients that your buddy will love while still maintaining his health. Drool-worthy recipes are abundant on the internet but keeping his preferences and needs balanced requires sifting through the lot. We’ve compiled three each for dogs and cats so you can make this special day truly that. Special considerations Remember NOT to include these ingredients in …

It’s Decorating Season!

As we near the 2020 holiday season, it’s time to look back over the year and celebrate what’s coming next. There is lots of partying during the fall and early winter months, and if you have dogs or cats, chances are they will be very interested in your guests and even more in the food and decorations. Halloween When the kiddos dress up in Halloween costumes, we like to dress our pets up, too. That’s fine, because there are so many pet-safe costumes for your pets to don. However, decorations and Halloween treats can be toxic when ingested by animals, …

Hitting the trails in the fall!

Fall is a wonderful time to hit the trails with Fido. The days are crisp and clear and the outdoors calls as much to you as to your fur-buddy. If you plan on hiking with your dog, take a look at our suggestions. Should you take your dog on a hike? That really depends. Where do you want to walk? Are dogs allowed on those trails? Do you have absolute control of your dog off lead, or do you plan to keep him on lead? Is he healthy enough to hike with you? Are you going with other hikers and …

Autumn festivities with awesome DIY Halloween toys!

Halloween is right around the corner, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be just as fun for your pets as it is for you! While you’re preparing costumes, decorations, and goodies for this October, consider making one of these super spooky DIY toys for your pet too. Don’t forget to always supervise your pet when playing with these handmade items! Ghost Ball The majority of dogs and a select handful of cats are eager to play a game of fetch with their owner. Here’s a toy that you can use for either! You Will Need: A durable tennis ball …

How Do I Certify My Dog As a Therapy Animal?

Dogs aren’t just pets anymore, they assist us with a number of things from detecting cancer to helping comfort those with PTSD. Petland has a long history of supporting therapy canines and supports Canine Companions for Independence and Heartland Canines for Veterans. Perhaps you believe your pup has what it takes to shoulder such a job, and you may be right! Here’s a few tips to help you get started. What Does a Therapy Dog Do? There are actually three different classifications of therapy canines. They include… Therapeutic Visitation Dogs: These animals are used in facilities where the residents are …

Fun Tips on Training Your Dog Regardless of His Age

Training puppies is an easy endeavor but training an old dog is really hard. Or so you’ve heard. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  Wrong on both counts. First off, training any dog, regardless of age, is relatively easy if you use the two most important tools: treats and patience. Declining health might mean your senior dog can’t perform certain tasks, but within his physical limitations, older dogs can learn new things. Puppies may train faster, but older dogs outperform the pups in logic and reasoning tasks. Like humans, they learn from life experiences. They are also able …

Natural Disaster Preparedness For You and Your Pets

This year has been one of unique challenges due to COVID-19, forcing us to stay at home. But the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already had 9 named storms, “the most ever recorded since the satellite era began in 1966,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  The fire season in California is expected to be worse than ever this year, and there have already been 672 tornadoes so far.  Chances are, you have a preparedness plan for your family, but did you include your pets in that plan? If not, today is not too soon to prepare in …


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