Welcome back to part two of our “How to Properly Walk a Dog” blog post series. If you missed part one, you can check it out here. Part one covered the basics of dog walking etiquette.
Mastering basic dog walking etiquette is essential to be courteous of others and your environment. It also helps to keep you and your dog safe. Be sure to review it to gain a full perspective because each post in this series builds upon the other.
Otherwise, let’s delve into part two of our series as we provide actionable tips for “How to Walk Your Puppy on a Leash.”
Walking is the most natural thing to do, but not always when it comes to walking our dogs on a leash. Puppies think the leash is a toy to bite and tug on, while some older dogs like to jump, pull and lunge forward to get to where they want to go.
And for your exceptional cases, they’ll stall. They don’t want to go anywhere. Who’d ever think there was a dog that didn’t enjoy walking? Well, they exist, and you never know what category your dog will fall into until you get out there and start walking.
While some dogs naturally cooperate, most require training. And this How to Properly Walk a Dog blog series will help you to do just that. But first, in Part 1 we’ll cover the basics of dog walking etiquette to help ensure the safety of your dog and the courtesy of others as you carry out your walks.
As we continue through the series, you’ll learn actionable tips for:
Now more than ever, it’s necessary to be prepared and equipped for emergencies. Especially for us dog parents, since our dogs totally rely on us for their care and safety.
Because as we know, emergencies and accidents are naturally, unplanned events. Therefore the best way to prepare for these unforeseeable circumstances is to have a plan in place. This way, you can be well prepared and even treat a minor cut, or stabilize a major injury until you can get your dog to your vet.
Also, what if you’re a single dog parent and something were to happen to you? You’ll need to prepare someone else with adequate instructions and supplies until you’re fully recovered and able to resume caring for your dog.
Therefore, in this post, we’ll cover the essential components of a dog emergency kit. We’ll also offer guidance on how to put an emergency plan in place for your dog and where you can go to learn basic pet first aid. Ultimately, positioning yourself to provide your dog with the best care possible.
Did you know that pet parents fare much better when it comes to health in comparison to non-pet parents? Well, according to research and scientific studies, there are several health benefits of having a dog. And spoiler alert, these benefits aren’t just limited to dog parents being more physically active.
Nevertheless, there are some significant health differences between the two groups. As you read, hopefully it will shed some light on this phenomenon for our non-dog parents, who may not understand why so many people choose to share their lives with dogs. Especially in the U.S., where approximately 75.8 million Americans have a pet dog, and consider them to be members of their families.
And for you existing dog parents, you’ll gain valuable insight into just how much your beloved dog is helping to improve your health, ultimately causing you to cherish them even more.
So continue reading as we discuss some incredible health benefits of having a dog.
With so many supplements on the market today for humans and our furry companions, you may be wondering, is fish oil for dogs necessary or not?
Personally, I’m not a major advocate of adding a variety of supplements to my dog’s diet. Because here at the Dog Care Guide, we stress the importance of providing your dog with optimal nutrition through their diet. And there is very little need to supplement an already optimally balanced diet.
However, some dogs may require dietary supplementation due to health issues. And in general, there are some essential vitamins and nutrients that cannot be synthesized by your dog’s body. They can only be obtained through their diet. And there are vital components of fish oil that fall into this category.
So read on as we discuss what’s the most advantageous benefit of providing your dog with fish oil, what to look for when purchasing a fish oil supplement, safety precautions to consider, and how to determine the appropriate dosage for your dog.
COVID-19 and its disastrous effects have taken the world by storm. And while we have to keep our dogs safe during this time, I wanted to focus this post primarily on my dog parents. I thought it was necessary to shift focus today due to the gravity of the situation, particularly since we’ve all been mandated to self-isolate and quarantine ourselves, which can result in another devasting blow- coronavirus cabin fever.
While some of you are welcoming a much-needed break from the office or the daily hustle and bustle of your life, living in isolation is no paradise.
Cabin fever and its insidious effects are real and are sure to creep in if you’re not careful. Too much isolation can lead to restlessness, irritability, or anxiety, and depression in more severe cases.
Because just like our dogs, we humans are social animals. Even a hermit still requires some sort of social connection because we simply are not designed to live life in complete solitude.
So keep reading as I share some tips to help you, members of my human pack, stay mentally and physically healthy during this challenging time.