How Air Quality Affects Our DogsJuly 31, 2020 Health & Nutrition Lifestyle
When you think about air pollution, you likely imagine clouds of chemicals coming from factories, planes, or cars. While these things are significant contributors to the gasses that affect our earth's climate, air pollution exists in households, too.Read More
Indoor air quality affects how you feel and what symptoms you experience. It can also hurt your dog. Dogs need clean air just like humans, but they aren't able to help themselves or take preventative measures.
As a dog owner, it's up to you to learn about how air quality affects our dogs and what you can do to make your home a better place to live. Read about the most common pollutants to see how they might affect your home so that you and your dog can breathe easier while you snuggle or play.
Deciphering Dog Food Labels: What's In Dog FoodJuly 24, 2020 Health & Nutrition Responsible Breeding
Figuring out what brand and type of dog food are best for your beloved pup can be a little intimidating. With hundreds of options, picking "the right" one may seem overwhelming. Add in the technical jargon put on labels, and you've got a recipe for confusion. Let's take a look at what goes into dog food labels.Read More
Bloodhound Breed SpotlightJuly 13, 2020 Breeds & Information
The Bloodhound breed has existed for many thousands of years. The "blood" aspect of the breed name reportedly comes from the word "blooded"- referring to the hound's status as a purebred. Bloodhounds have been used for tracking both animals and humans for hundreds of years. The bloodhound was one of the earliest dogs to travel to colonial America and was even referenced in letters written by Benjamin Franklin.Read More
Rules for Tug-O-WarJuly 10, 2020 Training & Development
Training your dog is an excellent way to deal with long periods of isolation. Many dogs respond well to training with their favorite treats. However, some dogs’ are more motivated by games and toys. Playing tug-o-war can be a fantastic game to use in training. It keeps the dog engaged with the handler. It’s kinetic, so energetic dogs can exercise both mind and body, and it is excellent for use both indoors or outdoors. Playing tug with your dog is a lot of fun. Contrary to popular belief, it does not cause bad behaviors in dogs as long as you and the dog understand a few basic ground rules, as outlined here.Read More