Category Archives: Seasonal Happy

A Dog-centric Look Back at 2008

When the weather turned frosty this November, Jeanette Bond of New York City went straight to the Web to find a camouflage puffer jacket with a fake fur-trimmed hood for her King Charles spaniel. “It’s really cute and totally stylish,” said the 31-year-old Bond. “If it fit me, I’d borrow it.” Patterned puffer jackets were […]

Twelve Days of Dog Holiday Gifting

Santa Paws is making his list. All dogs — naughty and nice — are on it, so it’s time to consider what gifts might be best for both your budget and your furry pal this holiday season. You won’t find lords-a-leaping or maids-a-milking here. Instead, with assistance from dog trainers and an online doggie boutique […]

Why You Should Recycle Your Dog’s Waste

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Is Dog Poop Good For Compost? With care and effort, you can dispose of your dog’s waste in an environmentally safe way. Since dog poop can contain such bacteria as E. coli and salmonella, it’s essential to handle it safely. You don’t want it contaminating groundwater tables, for instance, and it wouldn’t make appropriate compost […]

Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

While dogs aren’t capable of resolving anything, December 31 is a good time to take stock of ways to help your dog become healthier and happier. Below, Dr. Trisha Joyce of New York City Veterinary Specialists offers suggestions for pet-centric resolutions. Resolution No. 1: I will take my dog on regular walks.“It’s a well-being issue […]

What is National Dog Week and Why Do We Celebrate It?

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There’s much you can do to celebrate with your dog and make it feel super special. Here are our top seven favorite ideas: 1. Turn Your Dog’s Routine Into a Ritual.  “A dog’s life revolves around ritual: the morning walk, mealtime when their human companion comes home,” says Dorry Bless, who helps her clients craft personalized […]

Teach Your Dog to Swim

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Canine Water Sports teaches dogs to swim and hosts water-based competitions, including such feats as retrieving submerged articles and towing a swimmer on a life ring. Can Dogs Naturally Swim? A lot of dogs are naturally great swimmers. Some breeds come by that skill due to centuries of training. Retrievers have been bred to retrieve birds from […]