- Teach your dog to come when called, and be the envy of the dog park!
Recall, or coming when called, is an incredibly useful skill for all dogs to have. While it’s often used to keep your pup safe when exploring off-leash, you can also use it when your dog is playing with other dogs to keep the play relaxed and fun! As you can imagine, being able to have [...]
- Pet Mess? Quick Tips for Cleaning Furniture
Photo courtesy of Joseph Koelbel Architect in Brooklyn, NY When removing stains and other pet debris from your furniture, you don’t want to spend half an hour or more on the project. Sometimes — in the worst cases — the stains are deep and require a lot of work or a professional cleaning service — [...]
- Tips for a happy New Year’s Eve with your pets
Happy New Year! New Year’s Eve is tonight. Are you and your pets ready? If you’re having a party at your house, consider safely containing even the most social party animal for his and her safety. You may think your pets seem happy, but cats, dogs and other pets are excellent at hiding stress (a [...]
- Do dogs like to be pat on the head? (With videos!)
There’s just something so appealing about the smooth or shaggy top of a dog’s head. Cats too, but humans haven’t passed down the tradition of patting a strange cat on the head! The truth is, most dogs don’t like be patted – as in a tap tap tap motion with our hand – on the [...]
- The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com
Getting ready to adopt a new puppy? Adopt-a-Pet.com’s “The Puppy Manual” is not a complete guide to raising a puppy – there are entire books devoted to that topic! However it is a super-helpful and concise 21 pages covering the basics, to help you prepare for the arrival and first few months with your new [...]
- Halloween pet costume fun!
Does your pet like being dressed up in silly costumes and making you smile? I know my dogs do! They might not be thrilled with the process of getting the costume on and perfectly adjusted, but once the velcro straps are secure, you should see how they strut around! They especially love the “treat” part [...]
- Dog Tips
We cover a lot of dog and puppy topics in our blog articles! The ones we have listed here are our favorite dog tips that don’t really fall into the other categories, but are filled with lots of helping information! The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com 20 Ways To Be a Better Pet Parent Helpful Tips For [...]
- Helpful Tips For Kids And Dogs
Making sure that your children have positive encounters with dogs, whether it be their own family pooches or other dogs, is important for the safety of your kids. It’s also a great way to ensure that you raise compassionate people who are both respectful about and comfortable with animals. Whether or not you or your [...]
- Help! There’s A Stray Dog In My Neighborhood!
My friend Kate called me the other evening in a panic, screaming, “there is a small white Terrier mix running around my neighborhood!” Being an animal lover herself, when she saw this little fellow running around, Kate immediately parked and got out of her car to try and catch him. Probably scared from the chase, [...]
- Condolences for a family pet
A few weeks ago, I lost my beloved companion dog of 14 years. Her name was Claire, and I called her my “sweet stubborn soul mate.” Given the choice, she would not let me out of her sight, and her absence created a huge empty space in my life, as well as my heart. With [...]