How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

According to a survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 50% of the cat and dog population is overweight or obese. What is worse, is that these overweight pets are more prone to a variety of health issues, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart diseases. Because […]


Bringing Home Bingo

Picking the right dog for yourself can be quite a maze of what if’s, how’s, why’s, and more. There is no perfect dog or perfect breed for a generalized group. Finding a dog that fits you and your lifestyle is not always easy, and asking for advice can often lead […]


Personality Based Dog Activities

When it comes to activities for your dog, personality type matters. Your dog is a unique individual, with interests and needs that vary from other canines. Unlike personality, almost all dogs share an innate need to bond with their human mate – yup, that’s you. Your dog would rather spend […]


Guardians & Protectors: Service Dogs Help People Cope and Overcome

It is no secret that owning a dog is psychologically good for people but dogs can also serve as effective guardians and protectors against threats ranging from criminals to medical conditions. For thousands of years dogs have been used as guardians to keep trespassers off property and/or within arm’s length […]


Interview with pet toy designer Nina Ottosson

Nina Ottosson is a pet toy designer who is hailed by dog psychologists and trainers around the world as being one of the best at development and design of educational activity puzzle games for dogs and other animals. Nina pioneered this category of pet products more than 20 years ago […]


How Your Dog Might Be Similar To Its Ancestors

Dogs might be domesticated but they certainly retain traces of the wild from which they were bred. Most dogs have similar genetic roots with wild-roaming canines such as wolves, dingos or other undomesticated breeds…And it shows.   Whilst your pooch might be pampered beyond reason, even the mellowest of lap […]


Vacationing with Your Dog

The dog days of summer are quickly approaching, and before long, humans will be flocking to beaches, lakes, and other summer getaways for a break from the reality that we call life. For many people, vacations are easy to plan and they can get away as soon as they’ve clicked […]


Dogs, Humans & Heroism

Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows how loving and protective they are–after all, there is a reason that stories of “Hero Dogs” abound all over the web. From tales of dogs rescuing people from fires, floods and armed gunmen; to tales of dogs that forewarned of natural disasters […]


Pet mortality brings things that matter most into focus

Just over two months ago I got up to take a quick break from our team meeting. We often work from our homes which is great because I get to hang out with my dogs. Only on this day Daisy couldn’t get up to follow me to the kitchen. Daisy […]

Daisy, a basset hound, in a garden cart on a walk through the neighborhood.

When adopting a dog you should consider personality. Daisy and Birdie have the the perfect personalities for us!

Adopting a dog is all about personality!

No matter how you adopt, adopting a dog into the family is a big decision! If you have human kids and other furry kids the decision gets even more complex. You want to do the right thing, and you want to make sure that your family is safe and that […]