January is also National Train Your Dog Month, which was selected by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers to raise awareness about the importance of dog training. It’s a good reminder for all of us to train our dogs at least for a few minutes every day.
If your dog is traveling with you this holiday season, here’s a few tips and pointers [thanks, U.S. Humane Society!] to keep in mind before venturing out.
If you’re a pet owner, you know that one of the best parts of Christmas is getting to dress up your dog in an adorable, ridculous, and festive costume. Our dogs beg to differ, though. Here’s a collection of dogs who would rather live with Scrooge during the holidays.
Christmas is less than two weeks away, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve waited until the last minute to get some of the items on your holiday list. Fear not. If there’s a dog lover on your gift, dogIDs has you covered. And it’s your lucky day…today (12/16) is the last day to choose priority shipping and still get your items delivered by Christmas Eve!
Here are our favorites for last minute holiday shopping:
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet.
For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care.
You want to make sure you and your dog are visible to drivers when you’re out and about, so the following are a couple of safety tips to keep in mind this fall.
Zucchini believes she is a cat. Do we need any more proof?
You may have wondered whether your dog needs boots to protect her feet from the cold and ice. Really, it depends on the individual dog’s cold tolerance as well as her breed and how long she will be outside. My own dog has sensitive paws, and he tends to lift them up once it dips below 10 degrees Fahrenheit or so. On the other hand, some dogs act like they don’t even notice the cold on their feet.
So how do you know when your dog might need some extra paw protection?