• How to Get My Dog to Come When Called? Your Complete Guide to Dog Training

    How to Get My Dog to Come When Called? Your Complete Guide to Dog Training

    You know those movies we all love when all hope is lost and our protagonists have been captured by the evil villain, but at the end moment, the trusty dog saves them somehow.   Whether it is a dog superhero movie or real life, teaching your dog to come when called is a very important command to instill. The curious nature of dogs may put them in a position where they need to be warned about a danger or called to you immediately for the same. In a situation like this, your dog not obeying your command can put them in...

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  • 10 Do's and Don'ts at the Dog Park

    10 Do's and Don'ts at the Dog Park
    Even the best pet parents fail to follow proper dog park etiquette. I know you don’t want to be one of them. I put together a list of do’s and don’ts for you to practice the next time you want to take your hyper hound to the off-leash dog park!
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  • 5 Basic Tricks to Teach your Newly Adopted Dog

    5 Basic Tricks to Teach your Newly Adopted Dog

    When you first adopt a dog and bring them home, they’re entering into a whole new world with you. Even if they’ve had previous homes before they came to you, their life with you isn’t just a new chapter - it’s a whole new beginning! Some pups may already have strong personality traits and ticks and, if you’re lucky, they may already know some basic commands and training as well. It’s important to spend those first few months really getting to know your new family member, and getting them acclimated to your life and routine. Even if they’re super well...

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  • Kibble, Dog Food, Animal Feed - The FDA Finally Cracks Down

    Kibble, Dog Food, Animal Feed - The FDA Finally Cracks Down

    After the biggest pet food recall in history, the FDA has finally wised up to contaminated kibble dog food -but are they doing enough? Read on to decide. The FDA Wises Up to Bad Pet Food Six years later, the FDA has finally gotten the memo on contaminated, processed kibble dog food and other treats for pets. If you haven’t felt a reason to switch to natural dog food, like the kind we whip up at The Dog Bakery, this New York Times article on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s slow move to regulate food for animals might finally...

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  • 36 questions to ask BEFORE choosing a new doggy day care, dog walker or dog sitter

    36 questions to ask BEFORE choosing a new doggy day care, dog walker or dog sitter

      Modern pet parents are typically busy with jobs, school, and children and often rely on doggy day cares, pet lodging facilities, and/or professional dog walkers/pet sitters to help board and entertain furry family members when they can’t. Thinking about leaving your pup in the care of a dog sitter, day care or dog walker? Here's a checklist of 36 questions to ask before making reservations. Print out this list and take it with you when you interview your prospective service provider. -Are the boarding and play areas clean and free of any overwhelming, lingering odors? -Are there separate facilities for dogs and cats?...

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