Need Tips for Dog Park Etiquette? Five Faux Paws to Avoid

Dog park ettiquetteWhile there are often set guidelines at dog parks clearly posted for all visitors to see, it seems that some owners still have trouble following the rules at dog parks. Just by using a wee bit of common sense and following the basics of dog park etiquette, both two-legged and four-legged patrons can have a pawsitively great experience. Here are five faux pas commonly made at dog parks.

1. Not Scooping the Poop

Ever walk into a public bathroom stall and find a nice surprise waiting in the bottom of the toilet that was clearly left by a discourteous user? Just like flushing for the next human, it’s simply good manners to pick up after dogs relieve themselves. Beyond etiquette, it’s important to clean up solid waste because dog feces can carry contagions such as parvo and a number of types of worms – even if they are considered healthy. Read more Need Tips for Dog Park Etiquette? Five Faux Paws to Avoid

How to Choose the Best Leash and Collar for Dogs

Best dog leases and collarsEvery dog on the block wants to be the pack leader, but with the right leash and collar in hand owners can reclaim their role as the head of the bunch. After all, a good leash and collar are essential tools for proper dog training and controlling them while on walks, and in many states it’s against the law to NOT have pets properly collared and leashed. Fortunately, there are several types to choose from, but the options can seem overwhelming. Here are some tips for choosing the best dog collars and leashes for your pet.

Basic Leashes and Collars

Dog owners simply looking for the quickest, cheapest and easiest solution to be in compliance with state dog leash laws, may find the basic options appealing. Besides the traditional leash and collar, Read more How to Choose the Best Leash and Collar for Dogs

How to Turn Your Dog Into a Genius: Best Toys to Stimulate the Canine Brain

Increase dogs brain powerJust like humans, dogs need physical and mental stimulation to stay healthy. While walking your dog arouses their instinct to find out as much as possible about their environment (sniffing other dogs’ scent, remaining alert for signs of prey), dog toys and playtime activities challenge their cognitive abilities and deepen the bond they have with humans.

Did you know dogs enrich their intellectual lives first as a true canine and second as their particular breed? In fact, research has found that different dog breeds possess unique kinds of instinctive intelligence. For example, guard dogs like German Shepherds and Dobermans harbor the instinct to “watch over” their territory. Read more How to Turn Your Dog Into a Genius: Best Toys to Stimulate the Canine Brain