We’d like to think our dogs love us…and most of us would swear that they do. We can tell by how happy they are to see us when we get home and they loyal companionship. And now, thanks to a recent study, it seems that scientific data finally backs us up.
Not only does your dog love you, but he tells you he loves you in his own way, every day. Here are 10 ways he lets you know:
Every dog owner hears plenty of well-meaning advice, but sometimes it’s not the most accurate information. In a world full of Google searches and old wives’ tales, it’s very easy to hear things about dog care that isn’t entirely true. Every dog is different, of course, and there are some universal truths (like no chocolate) that should always be respected.
But let’s put these seven common dog myths to rest once and for all, shall we?
Does your dog like baths? If so, you’re very lucky. Some pups enjoy them, others would rather stay dirty for life. Bath time can be tough, especially if your dog has IVDD or other back problems. Here are some tips for enjoying a safe, fun bathing experience.
Maybe your dogs are your children, or perhaps you have young human kids as well and you just want your pup to share in the fun of a gift basket. Easter is this Sunday, but you’ve still got time to assemble a little basket of treats for your pooch.
First, a pro tip: instead of using fake grass in your dog’s basket, use real wheat cat grass clippings. It’s safe for him to eat (much safer than the fake stuff!) and it smells good.
Dogs are part of the family, so it’s only natural to want to show off photos of your “babies.” But trying to get a dog to cooperate for a photo session is actually harder than snapping a good human baby photo at times (an immobile baby, at least). There’s no reasoning with a hyperactive, easily distracted pup who doesn’t know where to look.
They say that one is the loneliest number… but when you have a dog, that isn’t always the case. While it’s true that dogs are pack animals, some pups get set in their ways and have no problem being “only children.” Still, there’s something so sweet about watching your two pups playing together or cuddling […]
We may be stuck in the midst of winter right now, but we’re already dreaming of the upcoming road trip season. Spring and summer bring new opportunities to hit the road and see some new sights, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to bring your dog along for the ride. But traveling with your […]
Brrr! The official start date of winter is December 21, but most of the country has already been experiencing winter weather. Since we winterize our homes, wardrobes and cars, it only makes sense that we should “winterize” our dog care as well. Dogs do require different care in the winter. Read on for our favorite […]
The holiday season is here at last, and Thanksgiving is upon us. Your home is about to be filled with delicious food that will look and smell good to everyone in the family, including your pets. It’s natural to want to share some treats with our dogs since we share so much of our lives […]
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What do you see when you look at a dachshund? A comical shape, a long snout and a proud strut, no doubt—but beneath that long, lanky body often lies a brave and determined heart. In fact, there have been many stories over the years of dachshunds doing amazing things. Perhaps that’s because they were bred […]
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Halloween is a fun time for everyone, but it’s an especially sweet holiday for dog owners. With all the cute costume possibilities and DIY options, you can dress up your pup as a superhero, a monster or even a celebrity. But before you get to work dressing your beagle up as Cher, learn how to […]
As all doxie owners know, the dachshund is a pretty incredible breed. They are scent hound dog breeds once bred to hunt tunneling animals like badgers and rabbits. Packs of dachshunds were even used to train wild boar! Of course, that was in 17th century Germany, where they were first bred. These days, dachshunds are […]
Depending on where you live, you might still be enjoying some warm summer weather. But for most of the country, fall can be felt in the air. All dogs need exercise, both mental and physical, regardless of what’s happening outside. And when you can’t take your pup on a long walk, you’ve got to get […]
Does it sound like your dog is tap dancing when it walks on your hardwood floors? Want to keep your dog happy and pain free? Long nails can make it painful for your dog to walk and get the exercise they need. By keeping up with your dog’s toenails, you can expect them to be […]
If you are one of the proud and happy owners of a family dog, and you live in a reasonably urban setting, there is a good chance you have a ‘dog park’ near you. These are usually healthy environments with wide open spaces that encourage socialization and allow for your pet to play and enjoy […]
“He was only 4 or 5 pounds, but I think in his mind, he was 100 pounds.”, says the owner of the heroic ‘Bradley’, a black and tan dachshund that took on a mother bear and her cubs right outside of her home in February, 2014. The Force family explained that Bradley had always been […]
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years; any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you adopt me. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me; don’t be impatient, short-tempered, or irritable. 3. Place your trust in me and I will always trust you […]
Professional dog training is a big investment of time and money, so it’s understandable that you want it to be successful. Here are some great tips to get the most out of professional dog training: Set Realistic Expectations Every dog is different; their gender, history, breed, age, and general personality all play a part in […]