By Sara B. Hansen Some dogs are finicky eaters. Some dogs inhale their food. And then there are dogs like my sweet Sydney who are grazers. She eats her food, but always in her own sweet time. Sydney’s also a social eater. My Australian shepherd-corgi mix likes nothing better than to bring a mouthful of… Read the rest »
When you decide to adopt a dog, it’s typically understood you are signing yourself up for training, exercise, and time spent dedicated to that new pup in your life. What many dog owners (especially new ones) may not realize is that it doesn’t stop there; simply walking your dog a few times a week and… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Dog sounds convey variety of messages. It’s up to you to understand what your dog is trying to tell you. When your dog softly whimpers that means: “I’m hurt!” “I’m frightened.” The average human is most likely to hear this at the vet, when a dog is suffering, or when an obedient… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall All dogs, no matter what breed or age, need dog toys. Just like humans, canines are easily bored. Although we may think that dog toys are not that important, to your dogs they are a major part of their lives. Dog toys are a great way to encourage positive play and will… Read the rest »
Did you know that there are 11 states that have designated an official state dog breed? Considering how much Americans love their four-legged best friends, it’s actually surprising there aren’t more. These five top dogs were all bred to excel at specific activities, so if you’re looking for a new canine that will not only… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Many people have been misled to believe that their canine friend is completely colorblind, when in fact, dogs can see colors and they register more than black and white or grays. Dogs, however, see colors in a way that’s different than the way humans do, which is why the theory came about… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian It has taken the medical profession decades to learn what most dog owners already know. Dogs help improve their owners’ health! Doctors recently recognized, our body releases oxytocin, a stress-reducing hormone when we communicate and interact with our pets. Merely petting our dog lowers our blood pressure.