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Tips For Puppy Proofing Your Home

When people think about their puppies getting into their belongs, they often have images in their heads of their furry friends eating some shoes. There’s a little property damage, but typically, the dog is okay. However, in reality, if your house isn’t puppy-proofed, your curious puppy could get into some potentially dangerous things while playing in it. Explore these helpful tips for puppy-proofing your home to learn the importance of… Read More »Tips For Puppy Proofing Your Home

Considerations for Flying with Pets Taking a trip on an airplane can be highly stressful on pets, but there are some things you can do at home to prepare them. Check online to see if there will be certain security protocols for pets. If so, teach your pet to get in and out of their crate without running off. Also, double-check their crate to see if it is the right size and that it’s not falling apart. Put your pet in the crate for extended periods of time beforehand to get them ready for a long flight. It would be wise to pack a carry-on for your pet too. Fill it with empty water bottles for hydration, small containers of their food, and any medication that they require so if your flight is delayed or one of your bags is lost, you at least have the basics to take care of your pet. You should also include a toy or two for them to play with or comfort them with a familiar smell. Consider booking your flight for a less busy day of travel. There are usually days that are extraordinarily busy for air travel around the holidays, and you want to avoid those days if you can. Consider taking an extra day off from work, as flying on a less crowded plane will reduce stress on you and your pet. How to Drive with Pets If you choose to drive for your trip, you need to have your pet in a harness. A safety harness acts as a seatbelt for them and will keep them secure in case of an accident. It will also keep them isolated in one area of the car. It’s highly dangerous to have your pet moving around the vehicle as you’re driving as it can distract you and cause an incident. Take some time to map out some pit stops during your drive too. Although you may go a few hours without a bathroom break, the same cannot be said for your companions. This stop can also double as a chance for them to stretch their legs too. It’s better to plot your spots ahead of time rather than ending up at a place where you don’t feel safe or are not pet-friendly. Consider how you’ll pack your vehicle too. You might feel like you need to pack everything, but editing what you bring will give your animal more room. Giving them a comfortable place to lay down or safely move around will reduce their stress and allow them to feel relaxed. Have a Backup Plan In the event that you have to travel without your pet, create a plan for their care. Look into boarding them or finding a pet sitter. You don’t want to just dump them with someone though, make sure you check-in and can trust who will be taking care of them. Visit the place you’ve selected for your pet to stay to see if they have proper accommodations and are up to your standards. Look at reviews from past users to see if there were any problems with their stay. Set up a time for the boarding house director to meet your pet and see how they interact with one another, and that both are comfortable with each other. The same goes for a pet sitter. Even though your pet might be staying at home in this instance, make sure the person watching them knows where everything is and what routines your pets follow. That way, there won’t be any surprises. Traveling for the holidays is an exciting time. However, when you travel with your pets, there’s some extra work you need to do. By following the tips mentioned above you can make the trip a low-stress experience for everyone involved with it, and make your pets happy during the holidays.

Holiday Travel & Pets: What to Prepare in Advance

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes the chance to travel! Getting out of the house is great for your mental wellbeing, but as a pet owner, there are extra responsibilities prior to departure. If you’ve decided to bring your animal with you, then be prepared to put in some extra work ahead of time. In order to make travel safe and calm for your fur buddy,… Read More »Holiday Travel & Pets: What to Prepare in Advance

Creative Ways To Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Are you looking for creative ways to keep your dog mentally stimulated? Bored dogs tend to display destructive behavior. Our beloved fur babies need more than a quick walk around the block. They need tricks and enrichment to keep them from chewing on our shoes and furniture. Keep Teaching It Tricks Every time you engage in a training session, you are mentally challenging your dog. Don’t just stop teaching your… Read More »Creative Ways To Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

How To Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Your Pet’s Nails

How To Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Your Pet’s Nails

How do you protect your new hardwood floor from your pet’s damaging nails? It’s happened to the best of us. After meticulous planning, budgeting, and execution, our brand-new hardwood floors fall victim to our dog’s nails. There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your home improvement project sustain more and more damage from your family’s pet. Most of the time, preventing these dings and scratches can feel inevitable. After all, what… Read More »How To Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Your Pet’s Nails

CBD for dogs

What You Should Know About CBD For Dogs

Pet owners are loving the positive effects of CBD on their dogs.  CBD or Cannabidiol is a Cannabinoid derived from cannabis plant (also known as marijuana) that does not have the same psychoactive effects as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD will NOT get your dog high.CBD is available for pets in both tinctures and treats.

What You Should Know Before Adopting Your First Pet

Animals need proper care and attention, so here is what you should know before adopting your first pet. Time to get ready to meet your new friend! So you’ve decided to add a furry little cutie to your family. Congratulations! We’re so excited for you! There are a few things you should know before adopting your first pet, though. You’re starting a new chapter of your life by taking a… Read More »What You Should Know Before Adopting Your First Pet

Must Know Rules for Feeding Horses

Must Know Rules for Feeding Horses

Feeding your horse can involve a lot of worry and wonder, so check out these must-know rules for feeding horses to understand their basic feeding needs. Growing up, I always had horses.  They were part of the family and caring for them was my responsibility. But you must follow some basic rules for feeding them, so you aren’t calling the vet in the middle of the night for costly emergency… Read More »Must Know Rules for Feeding Horses

How To Craft Your Customized Dog Collar

Have you ever considered using your crafting skills to create your pet’s collar? In this article, we’ll share the best benefits of designing your dog’s collar and how to make one for your best friend. Your dog is a valued member of your family, so why shouldn’t they have a personalized collar? Customized collars can help your furry friends express their personalities while you flex your crafting skills. It’s More… Read More »How To Craft Your Customized Dog Collar

Wytner and Riley

7 Tips For Caring For Senior Dogs

Senior dogs are a blessing and deserve to have every day feel like their best. That’s why we spend so much time trying to help dogs like our girl, Wynter, to live free from pain and as healthy as possible. Senior dogs require different care than younger dogs, which means changing their diets, tending to their bodies’ needs, and making sure they are getting the right kind of exercise. For… Read More »7 Tips For Caring For Senior Dogs

How Dogs Help Sniff the Dry Rot in Your Home

How Dogs Help Sniff the Dry Rot in Your Home

Find out how dogs help sniff the dry rot in your home. You can train your dogs to help you maintain your home and preserve its structural integrity. Dog owners already know that their canine companions are amazing. Dogs think in different ways than humans, and while you know Max isn’t quite as smart as you, dogs can do things you simply cannot. Dogs have more than 300 million olfactory… Read More »How Dogs Help Sniff the Dry Rot in Your Home

The Benefits of Boarding Your Dog

The Benefits of Boarding Your Dog

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet There are tons of benefits to leaving your dog with a dog boarding service! With these boarding benefits, find the best service to fit you and your pup’s needs. Dog boarding sounds like such a scary term—but it doesn’t have to be! The age of dog boarders that lock your precious puppy in a kennel all day is… Read More »The Benefits of Boarding Your Dog

Critical Reasons To Walk Your Dog

Caring for Your Pet: Critical Reasons To Walk Your Dog

Making sure your canine gets its daily walk is essential to its mental and physical health. Daily walks also give the two of you time to bond! Taking your four-legged friend out for a walk provides more than just exercise or bathroom breaks, though both are benefits of it; there are countless critical reasons to walk your dog. It allows for mental stimulation and socialization. As you and your furry friend enjoy long… Read More »Caring for Your Pet: Critical Reasons To Walk Your Dog

How To Clean The Hair And Odors Off Your Dog’s Bed

Today’s Chore: Cleaning the dog beds! If you have dogs then you know the life of living with dog hair and cleaning up after them. Our dogs, Riley and Wynter are going through their winter shed, and that means a TON of fur flying around.   Every day we are vacuuming, dusting, and trying to keep the dog hair off our clothes and our bed.  But we have a few simple… Read More »How To Clean The Hair And Odors Off Your Dog’s Bed

Reasons Dogs Lick Excessively And Tips To Help Stop It

“Riley Stop Licking!” That’s one of the most common things said in our home since our dog Riley came into our lives. All dogs lick, but sometimes the licking can actually mean something else is underlying and needs attention. Wynter, our older dog, is more catlike in her grooming.  Her fur is easy to lick clean and she’s doesn’t require a lot of grooming needs like our other dog, Riley. … Read More »Reasons Dogs Lick Excessively And Tips To Help Stop It

Riley and Wynter Test Out A WagWell Subscription Box

This week we had the pleasure of trying out a fantastic dog subscription box by WagWell. For those of you who are new to subscription boxes, they are monthly delivered boxes full of treats and surprises. For our FurKids, we are very picky about what we give them. Our friends at WagWell sent us their recent organic pet subscription box to see if our picky pets would turn their noses… Read More »Riley and Wynter Test Out A WagWell Subscription Box

Critical Reasons To Walk Your Dog

It’s a Dog’s Life In the Pacific Northwest – dog friendly travel ideas

(This post includes affiliate links. Should you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.) The Pacific Northwest is one of the most dog friendly places in the United States.  From beautiful off-leash dog parks to the hundreds of acres of trails, beaches, and city walks, dogs are a common site in the Pacific Northwest. I love traveling… Read More »It’s a Dog’s Life In the Pacific Northwest – dog friendly travel ideas

Flying with Service Dogs

I love traveling on exciting expeditions with my service dog, Wynter. While we have done road trips from the East coast to the west, extended day trips, and overnights. But until recently, Wynter and I have never had the chance to fly together. I often fly with my husband and daughter, choosing to leave my service dog home on her own vacation away from the stress of air travel. But this… Read More »Flying with Service Dogs