Playing in a Winter Wonderland

Playing in a Winter Wonderland

Exercise & Enrichment

Most dogs love snow, the exceptions being some small dogs and dogs without much haircoat. That said, throw a jacket and some booties on them and even dogs such as German Shorthaired Pointers love to skijor and sled. Here are some ideas for winter fun with your dog. Backyard Play The best snow for dogs […]

How To Stave Off Canine Cabin Fever This Winter

How To Stave Off Canine Cabin Fever This Winter

Exercise & Enrichment

If you have a puppy or adult dog with lots of energy, you know how much work it is to keep your pet entertained. And you’ve probably noticed how your dog’s stress level—and yours—goes up when he’s not getting enough exercise. High-energy dogs can develop behavior problems if they don’t get enough exercise and stimulation. […]

Nosing Their Way to Confidence

Nosing Their Way to Confidence

Exercise & Enrichment

One thing every dog knows how to do and loves to do is sniff. Dogs devote over 40 percent more of their brains to smells than we do and have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their nose compared to the paltry six million we humans have. That makes sniffing sports and games a […]

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 […]

Do Dogs Need a Daily Walk?

Do Dogs Need a Daily Walk?

Exercise & Enrichment

It’s important for dogs to get daily exercise. In fact, many of us get dogs to help ensure that we get more exercise. But life gets in the way, and sometimes walking the dog falls low on the priority list. We get it. Walking a dog can be a big commitment, especially if you have […]