As everyone knows, organizing a wedding takes time and planning; preparing your dog for your wedding day is no different. This training schedule will help your dog be ready in time for the big occasion.
12-16 Months Before
Now is the time to practice the basics: sit, stay, come, and most importantly to “check in” with you. Start with short training sessions (15 minutes) twice a day in a distraction-free area. Initially, you will likely need to use small pieces of a high value treat to shape and reward the desired behavior. Having trouble? Consider enlisting the services of a trainer now, to avoid issues and disappointment later. Continue reading →
These heart healthy dog biscuits are packed with the goodness of superfoods.
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 medium carrots finely grated
- 1 tbsp fish oil
- 1 mashed bananas or 1/4 cup pure pumpkin
- 1-2 tbsp water or enough to mix
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the dry ingredients together then incorporate the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined and dough can be rolled out. Place on a lightly floured workspace and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Bake for 11-13 minutes. For a crunchier biscuit, turn off oven and leave biscuits to cool inside for an hour. Store in an airtight container.
Photo Credit: Eli Duke (Flickr)
It’s a day that is meant to be shared with your nearest and dearest. Today, more couples are choosing to include their dogs in their wedding celebrations. Before adding your pup to the wedding party, here are three important points to consider.
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Whether you prefer DIY grooming or just want to extend the time between trips to the groomers, here are a few easy ways to keep your dog looking and feeling his/her best.
For some people (and dogs), nail trimming can be a daunting task, but with a little practice and a few treats, it can be a positive experience for everyone. Begin by getting your dog used to have their feet touched (don’t forget to reward your dog and to keep the sessions short). Continue reading →
There is a growing number of doggy daycares across North America but they are not all created equal. How can you tell the difference between a quality facility and one that is just out to make money?
Do they require proof of vaccination or health certificate? Do they do an assessment to determine the “personality” of your dog?
Ensuring that every dog that enters the facility is healthy is just as important as determining whether a dog has a nervous, boisterous, or calm temperament. A good doggy daycare will place the appropriate types of dogs together rather than having one large group. There should also be a policy in place so dogs with aggression issues aren’t allowed to attend the daycare. Continue reading →
Changes in your dog’s activity level, such as decreased eating or drinking, or changes in their bathroom habits are common signs that your dog needs to see a vet. But sometimes the signs aren’t always that obvious. Here are four signs that you should bring your dog to the vet… Continue reading →
These unique and fun toys are sure to be on your pets’ wish list this year…(don’t forget to check out part one if you missed it!)
For cats that like “fishing” this little pool has a shiny, multicolored floor to give the water an extra reflective appearance. The floating fish are colored with kitty friendly food coloring.
Unsure what to get your furry friend this holiday season? Here are some unique toys that are sure to delight and entertain the canine or feline in your life. Continue reading →
Dog grooming was once limited to bathing and a trim. Today, groomers are pushing the boundaries to give your pampered pooch a unique look.
Fancy your dog with pink highlights? Or maybe you want to express your dog’s wild side with an animal print? Pet safe hair dyes make this (and more) possible.
Be sure to select a groomer who has experience with product and never use on dogs with irritated skin or who have allergies. Continue reading →
Chewing is a natural behavior and can even help to keep your dogs’ teeth healthy. Rawhides are not digestible and can cause intestinal blockages. Marrow bones can be messy and too rich for dogs. What is a dog supposed to chew then? Here are five great alternatives to satisfy your dogs’ need to chew. Continue reading →