Category Archives: Guides

Top 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip

Dog on road trip in Jeep: Photo by philip hawkshaw

There’s never been a better time to take your dog with you on a road trip. But making sure your trip is dog friendly can seem complicated. You might be wondering what you need to bring your dog to a hotel or what the rules for traveling with your dog are. Don’t let uncertainty stop […]

Keeping Your Dog When Your Landlord Says No Pets

A dog lying in a person's bed. Keeping your dog in your apartment when your landlord says no pets

What can you do when you have a dog but your landlord says no pets? Many buildings have a no pet policy or require a prohibitive monthly “pet fee”. If you have a dog, you know they’re a member of your family, and family comes before real estate. But depending on where you live, finding […]

How To Train Your Dog For Post Social Distancing

Dog at home social distancing

With social distancing in place, it’s no surprise to learn that animal shelters all over the country are empty. Shelter in place means everyone’s schedules are open and growing isolation is creating the need for new sources of companionship. For many the perfect time to bring home and train your dog is here thanks to social […]

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Dogs

Women at home desk working with dog standing next to her looking at computer

Dogs can help us live longer, healthier lives. With the added stress, isolation, and health risks brought on by coronavirus, dogs can do more for your health than you might think. Many people are currently experiencing the most stressful period of their lives and they are scared. But our pets and support animals are happier […]

Guide to Psychiatric Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Women pets ESA dog at desk

There’s a lot of heated conversation over the increased popularity of Emotional Support animals and people improperly claiming their dog as a Service Animal. When people present their dog as a Service Animal but they don’t behave like a specially trained Service Animal, people with legitimate disabilities suffer the consequences. People with psychiatric disabilities, which […]

Have a Happy Halloween with Your Dog 

Read this BEFORE halloween and you’ll be all set for October 31 with your dog.  If you are a dog parent, the best part of Halloween is dressing up your dog, right? This person thinks so.   But not all dogs like “howl-o-ween”, because, well, it may be absolutely terrifying. Like July 4th, there are strange […]

Reduce Anxiety: 5 Tips For The Long Weekend

Dog holding american flag

For most of us, Memorial Day is full of traditions and happy memories, but for our dogs it can bring on stress and anxiety leading to potentially dangerous situations. Parades, fireworks, and crowded barbecues are completely new situations for most dogs, and they don’t understand what’s going on. Animal shelters can even double their residents over […]

Can My Pit Bull be a Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal

With so much stigma facing pit bulls these days, a question many people are asking is: “can my pit bull be a service dog”? While the answer should be simple, there are a number of factors that come into play. What’s a pit bull anyway? Pit bulls carry a bad reputation, but the truth is, […]

5 Easy Steps to Teach Your Dog To Love the Bath

Dog in bath wears a shower cap

Your dog probably hates the bath. It’s no one’s fault, it’s just in their wiring. But bath time doesn’t have to be a struggle, or a trip to the groomers. These 5 simple positive reinforcement tactics can teach your dog to love the bath, saving you money, time, and energy. Make bath time a bonding […]