New Friends: Introducing Your Dog to a New Pet

Looking to adopt a new cat, dog or other pet into your family? They say that first impressions last a lifetime, which is why it is so important that your new pet and familiar dog meet on amicable terms. An initial spat or fight could sour the relationship before it has a chance to flourish. Below are a handful of tips to help you introduce a new fur baby to your dog without all the drama. Face to Face Some pet owners like to tackle introductions head on by allowing their pets to meet face to face. Now, this is[...]

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Tips for Fido’s First Road Trip

Furry friend getting ready for road trip in a white van

Are you the adventurous type? Do you spend your workweek fantasizing about road trips through the wild western United States or driving a few hours south to the beach on Sunday morning? Wouldn’t it be nice to bring your furry friend on your next road trip? If your dog loves walks, then he or she will go absolutely bananas for a road trip expedition! Of course, taking Fido for a cruise in your SUV adds a whole batch of decisions you might not have thought about before. Below are a few things to consider and prep before taking your pup[...]

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How to Introduce a Nervous Pup to Visitors

Dog stands on the wooden floor staring at the guests

You and your dog are the classic odd couple. You are a vibrant socialite who loves nothing more than to invite friends and family to your house for potlucks and sporting events. But your doggy – well, she is shy around new people. She might even spend the evening hiding under coffee tables, whimpering and counting the seconds until your guests leave. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By correcting a few behaviors and providing structure, you can put your pet at ease when visitors come into your home. Discipline for the Door Dasher Of course, it’s not[...]

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Lucky Dog Enjoying Pre-holiday Presents

Everybody loves the holidays. It’s a wonderful and whimsical time of year when people show their love for one another by exchanging gifts. Haven’t started on your shopping list yet? Well, we can help you find something special for that extra special someone. Below are a few suggestions regarding the best holiday gift ideas for the dog lover in your life. A Luxury Dog Collar Let’s say your brother has a beautiful collie. She is smart, friendly and loves nothing more than to feel the wind in her long fur as she dashes around the dog park. What could you[...]

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