How to Determine Whether to Take Your Dog On Vacation With You


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There aren’t too many people who dislike vacations. There also aren’t too many people that dislike having pets. So when those two attributes cross, the love of vacations and the love of pets, there can often be an internal conundrum. So how should you determine whether to take your dog on vacation with you or not? Here are a few things to consider when you are stuck in this predicament. … Continue reading

How to Choose The Right Dog Groomer

san diego dog groomingChoosing the right dog groomer for your dog isn’t as simple as Google-ing “dog groomer” and choosing the first search result. It will likely involve you tearing yourself away from your computer screen. You are going to want first hand accounts of the grooming business. So without further ado, here is how to choose the right dog groomer. … Continue reading

5 of the Most Innovative Pet Toys

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Pets are a huge part of the family and you want to see them happy, just like you’d want to see any other family member happy. Bringing home great treats or a new toy is one way to perk up your bored pup. For those with inquisitive dogs, sometimes the standard ball or chew toy doesn’t cut it. They need an interactive toy that is mentally stimulating. Luckily pet owners are also innovators and have come up with some really great toys. Here are five of the most innovative pet toys. … Continue reading

Benefits To Dog Crate Training


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Crate training your dog is controversial to some people, but mainly because its purpose is misunderstood. Many of those opposed to crate training assume that if you are crate training your dog, you are are doing so with the intention of using it as punishment. This couldn’t be further from the truth however. There are a ton of benefits to crate training your dog in a positive way. … Continue reading

Choke Chain Dilemma: What Should You Use For Your Dog?

Many people have a choke chain dilemma when it comes to their dog. In fact, it is commonly disputed in the pet training world, as well as amongst dog owners. In general there are two sides to this argument. Those that are for and those that are against the use of choke chains. We’ll outline the two arguments below to help you figure out what you should use for your dog. … Continue reading

Why You Should Leave Your Dog at Daycare While You’re At Work


For new and seasoned dog owners alike, a common issue faced is what to do with the dog while you are at work. Whether you are single or have a partner, chances are you both work a standard eight hour day at the least. That isn’t even taking into account commute times. With that said, leaving a dog alone for eight or more hours a day is a strong case for doggy daycare. Here is why you should leave your dog at daycare while you’re at work. … Continue reading

It’s Summertime. Where are the Best Dog Parks in San Diego?

Summertime in San Diego is unlike anything else. Sunshine, surf, and plenty of outdoor activities can keep you busy all summer long. The best part is that you can bring your four-legged-friend all over the place. Many stores, restaurants, and bars are dog-friendly. When you want to give your dog a chance to stretch their legs more, you can head to one of the many San Diego dog parks. Here are some of the best dog parks in San Diego. … Continue reading

Why Your Dog May Like To Chew and The Best Chew Toys

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You’ve likely seen the videos of dog owners when they come home to a house filled with shredded material. It might be a pillow torn open with the stuffing tossed about, toilet paper bits scattered, or even doors gnawed through. As the owner, it can be a nightmare to see this. Even in more mild cases, your dog might try and chew electrical cords, zippers, tags, or nimble on your fingers. Regardless, chewing on non-dog items is a behavior that you’ll want to change as soon as possible.

The first thing you need to do is figure out why your may like to chew. There are a couple of main reasons this may occur, though you should consult with your veterinarian or an animal behaviorist to determine the exact cause. … Continue reading

Can You Put Your Dog In a Kennel If It Doesn’t Get Along With Other Dogs?


can you put your dog in a kennel if it doesn't get along with other dogsAny dog owner knows that there are varying levels of sociableness within dogs. As an owner, you are likely keenly aware as to how well your dog does or does not get along with other dogs. Your dog might be the friendliest dog in the world or they may get agitated or aggressive towards other dogs, despite showing affection towards humans. For those that have the latter type of dog, it is obviously in your best interest to avoid kennelling them if possible. However, there are always circumstances that may require you to kennel your dog. … Continue reading

The Healthiest Dog Foods On the Market


the best dog foods on the marketWhether you have a brand new puppy or are a seasoned dog owner, you always want what is best for them. That’s why many dog owners stress over what food to provide their dogs. Is it better to give wet or dry dog food? What brands are the best? What ingredients are most beneficial? All of these questions might race through your mind as your peruse the aisles or you local pet supply store. … Continue reading