Get Your Jog on With Your Dog

Get Your Jog on With Your Dog

Exercise & Enrichment

Fartlek. Yes, it is a strange word sure to make you giggle, but if you plan to start jogging with your canine pal, knowing its definition may keep your dog from incurring injuries. “In the running world, walking interspersed with short bursts of running is known as fartlek training,” says Robin Downing, DVM, board certified […]

Safe and Stress-Free Getaways With Your Dogs

Safe and Stress-Free Getaways With Your Dogs

Travel & Safety

Since the pandemic surfaced in March, you and your dog may be experiencing what I refer to as mutt rut. You and your pooch take multiple walks around the neighborhood each day: same route, same duration, same time. B-o-r-i-n-g. So, it’s little wonder that you and your dog may be going a bit stir crazy […]

8 Ways to Manage Unruly Dogs

8 Ways to Manage Unruly Dogs

Behavior

Behaviors such as jumping, stealing, and chewing can be challenging to live with, whether this is your first dog or your fifth, but you can learn how to manage and prevent these behaviors and teach your dog new habits, setting your new dog up for success, and creating less frustration for both of you. If […]

10 Trail Tips for Hiking With Dogs

10 Trail Tips for Hiking With Dogs

Travel & Safety

Hiking is one of the most special ways to spend time outdoors with dogs. Besides the activity aspect, they open our eyes to the presence of birds and wildlife—I still remember fondly the time my dog Bella “pointed” mule deer—and remind us to stop and smell the flowers, listen to the bees and woodpeckers, and […]