What Does Your Dog Really Need From You?

Pet waste stations

Do you pick up after your dog? A surprising 40% of dog owners don’t bother according to some estimations. Even with free dog waste stations at parks and trails, it seems that this necessary part of pet ownership is going untended. Picking up fecal matter and making sure they get enough exercise are perhaps the two biggest responsibilities a dog owner must contend with, and they are inextricably twined.

What a Pet Needs From You: Basic Survival Needs Aren’t Picture-Perfect.

Any animal requires food and shelter, but these are the easiest things to offer an animal. Taking care of them completely can often require a change in lifestyle. In the case of an active animal such as the dog, playtime and companionship rank high. This m (more…)

Top 5 Reasons to Exercise Your Dog

Dog park equipment

America is a dog country. People everywhere love their dogs. They want the best for them and are more than willing to spend money on them. Everything is available for dogs. Dogs can have clothes and toys. There’s doggy playgrounds, dog course obstacles, and dog exercise equipment. A tired dog is a happy dog and a happy dog can lead to a happy household. Here are some tips for making your dog tired.

1. Get a friend. Dogs are present in up to 47% of American households. Odds are pretty good that you know someone with a dog. If your dog is good with others, arrange a play date with a neighbor or friend. This will help tire the dogs out and keep them social. While they are playing you can get some work done, or just sit and relax without your dog right under your feet.

2. Visit a dog park. Dog parks (more…)