Tennis balls do pose some risks for your dog. For most dogs, any ball will do, and fortunately, there is a wide variety from which to choose as a tennis ball replacement.
If you own a dog, you surely know how important it is to provide them with various kinds of stimulation. However, choosing the right dog toy is not so easy. It needs to balance being too easy or too challenging to keep your dog engaged.
Joanne Stout of Oceanside, California, admitted she got impatient with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Rusty. “He is always under foot,” she said, “And I am constantly tripping over him.” What Stout didn’t realize, however, was that she was setting herself up to be angry with him. After all, even the words she chose — […]
The most important, of course, is the “come” command. You don’t want your dog dashing off down the street when it should have been getting the paper. So if your dog’s basic obedience skills need some work, conquer those first. How Can You Train a Dog to Fetch the Newspaper? Holding the Newspaper When you […]
Slim down. Recent studies indicate that if your dog is overweight, it can actually shorten his life. And pet obesity is a growing health problem, due to today’s more sedentary lifestyle. In fact, the recently updated National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats says as much as 25 percent of America’s pets are […]
Your dog needs to play, and dog parks provide an enclosed and welcoming environment for it. Even if you only have a set time each day to spend with your pet, a simple romp off-leash at a dog park will help your pooch relieve stress, especially if your dog leads a relatively quiet life. Socializing […]
A dog can bring immeasurable joy into your life — and many unanswered questions. There are issues of its health, behavior and comfort that every pet owner must understand. To get you started, here’s some insight from Tracey Jensen, DVM, on how to keep your dog feeling happy and healthy for life. 1. How often […]
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made at least one New Year’s resolution. And according to health provider Kaiser Permanente’s “New Year’s and Health Issues Survey,” nearly 60 percent of these resolutions are health and fitness-based. As pet lovers, most of us consider our dogs to be almost human, as well as an integral part […]
For dog lovers, the most lasting image from erstwhile MTV reality series “Newlyweds” may be Jessica Simpson’s Maltipoo, Daisy, in a Louis Vuitton monogram canvas dog carrier. In the years since, the dog-watching public has become used to seeing celebrities turn their pups into style mavens. But it isn’t only the Tori Spellings of the […]