Almost all pet owners will agree that bored dogs can be really naughty. If they have nothing much to do in a day, they will sneak up and do things which are decidedly off-limits for them.
You can be sure it's not a lucky day if he finds your latest Jimmy Choo stilettoes to nibble on or chew on your Fendi handbag! It is important to limit his forms of entertainment to the ones which don’t cause you heartburn in the process!
With so much energy to burn, dogs need to be kept occupied and happily engaged. Giving them adequate physical and mental stimulation will make them spend their day productively and keep them out of trouble as well!
Why don’t you consider having a small area in the house, exclusively earmarked for his play? Apart from giving him that little space and a sense of belonging to the family, he will also be engaged in the process. The fact that he can play indoors safely irrespective of the external environment does earn a few brownie points, isn’t it?
Urban dwellers face multiple challenges while living with their dogs in the city. Transportation is one issue which is complex to navigate when you take public transit to get to places.
Travelling anywhere is pretty much doable while being on the subway. Taking your canine friend can be tricky if there are rules to be followed or restrictions present.
Today, most of the public transit including buses and subway allow pets to ride on them with certain restrictions and rules which need to be followed.
Are you leaving your cute puppy alone at home for the first time?
When you get a new puppy home, you already have a pretty long to-do list to be done.
Many tasks take priority on that list starting with potty training, teaching basic commands, to puppy-proofing the house.
Amongst all the busyness, do remember to train your puppy on the greatest skills that a dog should have- while staying alone.
If you are still facing issues in the crate training, you can also consider puppy sitters. Once the puppy is able to stay in a crate for substantial periods of time, you can start giving him access to your house, one room at a time.
With the potty training and all the behavioral rules being followed, you can easily allow your newest member of the family, full access to the house!
There are many reasons why a dog needs exercise. Similar to humans, exercise helps dogs to be healthy, engaged and happy. Since they stay busy, they also stay out of any mischief!
For elderly dogs, consulting your veterinarian is advisable before starting any new exercise regimen, especially if they are stricken with arthritis or hip dysplasia.
Choose one or alternate between many forms of exercise to keep your furry friend and yourself in good shape!
Like humans, there are a few dogs who absolutely love running and others who simply shy away from it.
Running is a brilliant cardiovascular exercise for both dogs and humans and helps maintain top shape apart from allowing to spend quality time with your friend.
Few dogs make for perfect companions for all types of outdoor activity like running, jogging and never seem to feel tired.
If you are a regular jogger, you can choose from dog breeds which are obedient and possess high energy and endurance for running.
Running has a lot of benefits for humans and dogs. It helps to maintain weight, build stamina and improves muscle tone and provides an outlet for your dogs’ energy.
Have you noticed changes in your dog’s mood with the changes in the weather conditions?
Just as humans are affected by heat, cold and storms, weather affects dogs too. Once you understand this, you can enable your furry friend to cope up with the weather in a much better way.
Grey skies, lightning, thunder, hailstorms, all of these have an impact on your dog’s mood and behavior. Few dogs may get scared of the changing weather while others get depressed and another bunch may not have any reactions at all.
Different dogs have varying levels of sensitivity which explains why they react differently.
Let’s give the dog a bone.
Well, the next time you say that, give a thought whether the bones are safe for your furry friend or not. Yes, many dog owners are unaware that some kinds of bones can be harmful to dogs.
Though bones are dog’s prized possession, it is wise to know all the answers regarding which bones can be safely given to him.
Keep yourself aware of what is safe for a dog and what is not. Knowing will help your furry friend stay safe and avoid any unpleasant accidents.
How often should you wash your dog? For the majority of dog owners, determining this can get complicated. The simple truth is the frequency of bathing depends on a lot of factors.
Lifestyle, coat’s quality and length, breed and effort of the pet owner are some factors which need to be considered.
Make bath time fun by singing, using toys, giving him a treat and even talking to him followed by cuddles!
If he is happy, he is likely to come wagging his tail for the next bath time!
Are you planning a trip to Paris to see the beautiful Eiffel Tower with all your family members?
Travelling with a dog can be challenging. You can take your dog with you if you plan for it well and much in advance.
Let’s look at the different ways in which you can travel with your dog or pup for the perfect getaway!
When festivals come around, it is usually a time of excesses. With cheer and happiness all pervasive, people have a tendency of mingling more with other people.
Though holidays and festivals are celebration time with friends and family, we also need to remember our pets.
So many guests, kinds of food, party decorations and gift boxes can put the health and safety of cats, dogs and other pets at risk.
Let’s look at how we can celebrate safely during the holiday season to ensure minimum risks for our furry friends!
Are you planning to get a new dog?
Do you simply love your girlfriend’s dog and want to get the same breed for yourself too?
Do you adore how sweet, loyal and playful they are? Or want to give a safe and secure home to a rescued dog?
A lot of thoughtful consideration needs to be put into this decision before you can actually go out and get a dog for your home. Let’s look at the key factors you should consider before getting a new dog.
Dog’s breed, available living space, your activity levels and personality, all of these should help you decide the perfect furry friend to bring home.
Are you wondering how to introduce your new pet dog to your existing pets?
With 2 cats and a rabbit, adding a dog to the family can be challenging if not managed well.
How to help a dog adjust with a new family? Though not easy, you can do it for sure.
Think about humans. If you have a new family member in the house, will you not introduce them to the existing family members to get them acquainted and comfortable with everyone. It’s the other way round too. The existing family members also need to have a warm and welcoming attitude towards the newest addition in the family.
Ensuring a good and positive first interaction is something which has to be properly planned and orchestrated well for a successful outcome.
Let your friend take sufficient time to build a relationship with everyone. Taking it slowly and gradually will help to build lasting relationships.