Recent Blog Posts

Ice Melt vs Your Pets Paws

Winter walkways can be dangerous, but slips, falls and slides are not the only concerns pet owners should have about icy paths. Different ice melt chemicals may seem to create a safe walking surface, but those chemicals can be even more dangerous to pets than any ice.

Bringing home a new dog is a wonderful moment in a family’s story. Dogs offer endless love, companionship, and fun, but if you want to build a good relationship with your new pet, you need to start on day one. Whether you adopted your dog from an animal rescue or purchased a puppy from a breeder, here’s how you can help him settle into his new home. Give Some Space It’s easy for a dog to get overwhelmed when brought to a new place with strange faces, sights, and smells. As tempting as it may be to shower your new pet with love during the first few days, it’s kinder to give him a little space. In fact, it’s a good strategy to effectively ignore a new rescue for the first few days, except for meals, trips outside, walks, and fun treats to enjoy. Before bringing your new dog home, set up a safe space in your house. This could be a crate or a room that you set up with food, water, a comfortable bed, and toys. A crate should be big enough for him to sit, stand, lay, and turn around in. If a dog isn’t crate-trained, a room like a laundry room or spare bedroom is a better choice.

Dog Begging Prevention Tips

Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.