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Why Dogs Make Great Companions: The Winsome Wonder-Pets

If you are a dog owner, it’s likely no secret to you why dogs make great companions. For millennia, dogs have been man’s best friend around the globe—as a matter of fact, in 2018 there were 470 million pet dogs worldwide, making them the number one pet in the world. On the other hand, the rest of you without dogs may be left scratching your heads and wondering what the big deal is. In other words, “Why is the world so crazy …

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Chuckit! Dog Toy: The Ultimate in Fetch

There are lots of ways to bond with your pet, but taking time to play with him every day is sure to earn you first place in his heart. Playing with Your Dog Have you ever sat and watched a group of dogs or puppies when they’re together? I have, and one of the earliest observable behaviors of puppies (aside from nursing and sleeping) is play. Puppies will play with their litter mates until they literally wear themselves out and …

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ThunderShirt for Dogs Review: Top-Rated Anxiety Jacket

Review at a Glance (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Product: ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Jacket Price: $39.95-$59.95 Place to Buy: Amazon.com Sizes: XXS-XXL for dogs from <7-110 lbs+ Money Back Guarantee: Full refund within 30 days of purchase on Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 The Backstory My relationship with the Thundershirt began over 10 years ago with our sweet Golden Retriever, Dutchess. She was terrified of loud noises–thunderstorms, fireworks, gunshots, lawn mowers–you name it! If it was loud, …

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Dog Ownership

I’ve said it before and will say it again—I have made a LOT of mistakes with our dogs over the years. So, do as I say, not as I do is today’s topic. Let’s jump right in with the don’ts of dog ownership. #1 Don’t make an emotional decision Making an emotional decision about anything is usually not a great idea, but when it comes to bringing home a dog who could be living with you for the next 10-15 …

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How Do I Choose the Right Dog for My Family?

The joys of dog ownership are varied and plentiful. Not only are dogs the most widely-owned pet in the US, but they are also the number one pet worldwide, at an estimated 470 million pet dogs in 2018 (source: Statista.com). Also, the American Kennel Club recognizes 197 different dog breeds. That’s a LOT of dogs to choose from. So, how do you choose the right dog for you or your family? In this post, I will cover: Dog Temperament Dog …

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