Articles About Life With Dogs

Living Large!  Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions

Living Large! Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions

Small breed dogs are very popular, but maybe they're not your "jam". If you're someone that loves a dog that hogs the couch... and the bed... and is, more or less, the size of a small horse... then there are a few giant dog breeds with gentle temperaments, love...

Dog Owner Warning: Parvo-Like Illness Spreading In Michigan

Dog Owner Warning: Parvo-Like Illness Spreading In Michigan

In an effort to help spread the word... I wanted to share this article from Whole Dog Journal about an increase in reports of dogs with suspected cases of Canine Parvovirus (aka CPV, CPV2 and Parvo) in Michigan. Symptoms included vomiting, severe and bloody diarrhea...

New Puppy Essentials – The Ultimate Checklist

New Puppy Essentials – The Ultimate Checklist

So, you are bringing home a new puppy... congratulations! Bringing home a new puppy takes preparation... not unlike preparing to bring home a baby. I mean that in the sense that there are things you need to have on hand... or do... before their arrival. For a baby you...

Living The Dream: My Journey To Become A Dog Trainer

Living The Dream: My Journey To Become A Dog Trainer

I haven't always been a dog trainer... nor have I always worked with dogs. My journey to become a dog trainer is relatively recent... but my love for dogs, and other animals, certainly is not. Growing up I loved to train our family dog to do tricks even though I...

DIY Life Hacks For Dogs You Need To Try!

DIY Life Hacks For Dogs You Need To Try!

We all love life hacks that make life easier, but why not extend that love to life hacks for dogs too? Here are some simple... but practical... tips for those of you that live with dogs to help make living the "dog life" a little easier. Use A Shower Cap To Keep Water...

‘Dog Games’ Played By Our Dogs… at Our Expense!

‘Dog Games’ Played By Our Dogs… at Our Expense!

I am sure that most of use that live with dogs are very familiar with these so called 'dog games'... and if you happen to be blessed with multiple dogs in your household that fun is only multiplied! It certainly was that way it was in our house when we had more than...

35 Unique Gifts For Dog Lovers… And Their Dogs

35 Unique Gifts For Dog Lovers… And Their Dogs

Dogophile... a lover of dogs. I didn't actually realize there was a term to encompass the group of individuals that so many of us fit into. I imagine, outside of yourself, you have another dogophile in your life. Dog lovers are more likely to share an abundance of...

Emergency Preparedness: How To Ensure Your Pets Are Protected

Emergency Preparedness: How To Ensure Your Pets Are Protected

June is National Pet Preparedness Month: a reminder that we should all be prepared and have a plan for what to do in the case of an emergency or natural disaster. No-one likes to think that they could be faced with an emergency... it always happens to someone else....

Be Prepared: How To Make A Pet First Aid Kit

Be Prepared: How To Make A Pet First Aid Kit

In the case of an emergency - which could be medical or disaster related - your pet is relying on you to keep them safe. Do you have pet first aid kit available to help your pet should they need it? If not, it's the perfect time to put your DIY hat on and make one. If...

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