Category: dog information

Happy Birthday Niele!

Our little Niele turns 8 years old today. While we’re going to celebrate with a long walk, new beds for both Niele and Zoey, and special treats at dinner time, we also wanted to let you know something we think is kind of cool. We’ve always used the old equation: dog years x 7 =…
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Pug Breakfast…Yum!

So this is kind of a normal morning for us even though it’s Day 5 of our quarantine hear in Ecuador. We thought we’d show you what the dogs eat since we’ve seen a lot of different communication about feeding pugs. Our two pugs both have hip problems. Niele has pretty severe hip dysplasia and…
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Tips for Young People Traveling with a Dog

Written by Cindy Aldridge of ourdogfriends.org Travel is a wonderful way to learn about the world, meet new people, and experience diverse cultures. Globetrotting has even been shown to be good for mental health, as it reduces stress, promotes life satisfaction, enhances creativity, and makes people more mentally resilient (Nazish, 2018). Travel can be especially…
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12 Misconceptions About Service Dogs and Those Who Use Them

by Kaelynn Partlow, August 2019 from The Bark Today, as dogs are being trained to assist with an increasingly wide range of conditions, more individuals are incorporating a four-legged helper into their lives. That said, there are still many misconceptions surrounding service dogs, including who can have them and what they do. Here are 12…
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How to Teach Your Dog to Sit the Right Way

by Your Dog Advisor Staff; dated July 21, 2019; from https://yourdogadvisor.com/how-to-train-your-dog-to-sit/ It’s the very first thing you teach your new puppy to do. In fact, many puppies start to learn it on their own! The all-important “sit” command. However, some dog owners actually teach their puppy how to sit incorrectly. Even worse, some dogs never…
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Choosing A Food For Your Pet: Here’s What To Consider

Guest Contributor Alyssa Williams from Homeoanimal.com You want what’s best for your pet, so naturally, you want to feed him or her the healthiest diet possible. But the truth is, every animal’s dietary needs are different, so the key is to learn some general information about pet nutrition to help you make healthy choices for…
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Why You Should Go on a Solo Road Trip with Your Dog

by Guest Contributor Laura Ojeda Melchor on July 27, 2019 from https://yourdogadvisor.com/solo-road-trip-with-dog/ I’m currently sitting on the front porch of an old Alaska cabin with my dog, Eira Violet, lying down at my feet. It’s just the two of us, and we’re watching wind whip the spruce trees and listening to the thunder. I haven’t…
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Happy toys

Back home in my bed with my rawhide and bear happy toys

How to Relocate with Your Dog: Tips for a Low-Stress Moving Day

Moving to a new home is a stressful experience, especially if you’re a dog. After all, his living space is getting packed into boxes and his humans are running around everywhere. It’s enough to make him feel the same stress you are! Here are some tips for you and your fuzzy family member to make…
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