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Fortunately, businesses are becoming more pet friendly in leaps and bounds over the past few years, welcoming four-legged family members to join their owners in day-to-day activities. So naturally, pet parents are seeking fresh, stylish ways to pamper their precious traveling companions.
Perhaps you’ve noticed people traveling with their small, well-behaved dogs who tuck into a pocketbook and never make a peep and thought, “If my dog were like that, I’d travel with him, too!” I’m here to tell you that your dog does not have to be perfect to bring more joy and happiness to your next vacation.
As summer approaches, weather can potentially become dangerous for humans and their four-legged pals. Here are a few basic – but essential – tips to keep your pets safe when the heat is on.
The travel season is about to take off. Traveling with a cat or a dog is just like traveling with a toddler; you have to be prepared.
Jack Russells are highly intelligent dogs that are extremely trainable with well-seasoned dog trainers. This is why the breed is a well-known star in movie and television roles. But that intelligence can work against a novice dog owner. It is imperative to start training early and provide ample exercise and mental stimulation. A bored Jack Russell will easily come up with his own idea of fun, and it likely won’t be a pretty scene
To dogs, there’s a certain appeal in destruction, whether it’s finally severing the last thread of a shoelace or tearing through a room full of balloons! So when our Research and Development team sat down to brainstorm about new goDog™ toy concepts, we wondered how we could incorporate the feeling of destruction all wrapped safely inside of a well-constructed dog toy made with Chew Guard Technology. The answer was Hook and Loop Tape.
If your dog is exhibiting compulsive behaviors, consult your veterinarian for a thorough physical examination and blood panel to determine if behavior might be related to a physical condition or disease. For example, grooming to excess could result from an allergic reaction irritating the skin rather than obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Every year more and more people are including their pets when they go on vacation, and to attract those tourists businesses are presenting themselves as “pet friendly.” But what does that really mean?
They may not stand much higher than an ankle, but small dogs often have the biggest hearts. There’s also a lot of energy packed into these small packages. Play is a very important part of raising a small dog. Not only does play help a small dog exert his pent up energy, it helps promote good behavior through by satisfying mental and physical stimulation needs.
With a happy-go-lucky attitude and a face that sparks smiles and laughs, the spirited, animated Pug shot to high profile status in the 19th century when Queen Victoria developed a passion for these canines that she passed on to other members of the Royal Family.
Will your pet be joining you on vacation this summer? Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, Quaker Pet Group has just the ticket for allowing your pet to join in all the vacation fun.
Play is an important part of every puppy’s upbringing. Giant breed puppies, as with any dog breed, benefit from play with toys. goDog’s line of plush, durable toys are crafted with soft, yet sturdy material, ideal for chewers. Durable plush dog toys provide an excellent outlet for a puppy’s compulsion to chew, while gentle on sensitive gums and fragile teeth.
Whether you’re motoring across the country or flying to a posh beach destination to relax for a week, today’s travelers are privy to a slew of restaurants and resorts where dogs and cats are welcomed like family.
A relationship between the family dog and young children can be very rewarding bond. In fact, very often the family pet is a toddler’s first friend. There are other pluses too; children that grow up around pets learn to understand them and not be afraid of them. It’s all about teaching to respect one another and this includes respecting and learning to differentiate between each other’s toys!
Often combating a bad reputation, the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) can actually be a “pussy cat” with proper breeding, training, handling, socializing and management.
As spring and summer quickly approach, your pets become more vulnerable to fleas and ticks. Not only do these irritants cause dogs and cats discomfort, but they can also lead to serious illness in pets and even people.
Even more so than humans, your dog needs ample exercise to stay happy, healthy and away from destructive behavior. Regular exercise will tire your canine out (both physically and mentally) in a positive way. Outdoor games abound where you can share time with your pooch and help both of you stay on the path to healthy living. Here are a few tips so you and your four-legged buddy can take advantage of the great outdoors this spring and summer.
While some pet parents refer to it as “kennel” or “bed,” the word “place” is really more reflective of a command directing your dog to remain calm in a confined area for a period of time. Although teaching the “place” command is simple, it can be a slow process.
Just like children, dogs often have a favorite toy. And it’s not unusual for a quirky plush toy to meet all three “needs” and thus be an action toy to throw for them to fetch, a distraction “prey” toy to be shaken around and subdued. And then, when all is said and done, your dog will go off to sleep with his plush buddy, treating it as a snooze companion.
Your nerves are as shredded as your furniture and drapes. But before considering drastic measures such as declawing your pet, consider that a simple understanding of the behavior can drastically improve the issue.
Crate training taps into a dog's natural instincts as a den animal. Dogs in the wild keep dens to hide from danger, sleep, and raise families. A crate serves the same purpose for domestic dogs – it’s a safe place for sleeping or hiding during storms
While its name means “lion dog,” there is nothing ferocious about the Shih Tzu. Bred as a companion pooch, these are happy, affectionate, outgoing housedogs satisfied by following people from room to room.