As a puppy parent, you may be wondering “What are the signs of over exercising a puppy?”, and more importantly, what actions you should take if that happens. After all, as a human being you probably know when you’ve exercised too much, but it may be harder to tell with your puppy. As a dog […]
As a dog owner, you may be wondering: “How often should I walk my dog?” After all your dog’s happiness and health depend on getting enough walks. So it’s only natural that you want to get the right answer to this question. As a pet care professional and dog trainer, I am often asked this […]
Walking your dog is a key part of being a dog parent but knowing the best time to walk your dog might be something you may not have thought about or even considered. Going on walks with your dog is a great way to get exercise and keep you both healthy. Furthermore, going on walks […]
The sight of other dogs, the smells, and the chance to run around makes your dog want to haul his/her butt to that gate to gain access to that fun. You as the dog owner experience the dog park differently and sometimes know or do not know if your dog should be there. The obvious benefits of going to the dog park could be socialization for meeting other dogs and people (and for you to meet other dog owners) in a secured environment, lots of exercise, freedom for you and your dog off leash, and saving time if you drive over and let other dogs tire your dog out rather then going on a long walk.
The sight of other dogs, the smells, and the chance to run around makes your dog want to haul his/her butt to that gate to gain access to that fun. You as the dog owner experience the dog park differently and sometimes know or do not know if your dog should be there.
Tips on how to prepare your dog for this amazing event.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the costumes, candy, decorations, scary movies, and the colors (black and orange). I as a human know what I am okay with and what I will avoid, so I enjoy it. However, you may not realize that your dog has his or her own limits too. We can miss the stress signals dogs show if we do not notice or are distracted. Moreover, Halloween is soon approaching and I want to share some tips to keep your dog safe and help you both have a great time by planning ahead
I want to share some tips if you plan on doing this so your dog has a better chance of being okay with a costume. It is a process that will take some time but the benefits of learning that new things are positive is a good lesson in the long run.
The connection we hope to experience with our puppy or dog may go well at home, but once it is time for a walk, it may be like you and your pup are on two different planets.
The holiday season means more time commitments for parties, shopping, travel, dinners, etc. However, something that gets put to the back burner, unintentionally, is taking the dog on walks.