Self Playing Dog Toys

Self playing dog toys are excellent for those times when your dog is home alone or when you are otherwise occupied or don't have the time to play with your dog. Read "Leaving a dog home alone" for more tips for when your dog is by themselves. Some of these suggested self entertaining dog toys … Continue reading Self Playing Dog Toys

50 Boredom Busters and Games for Dogs

Here is our list of 50 games to play with your dog. Games for dogs are fun for both you and your dog. They also have many benefits including: - cure boredom which can be the leading cause of unwanted behavior problems - provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dog - help to burn … Continue reading 50 Boredom Busters and Games for Dogs

Dog Toys that move on their own

Dog Toys that Move An ideal way to stimulate your dog both mentally and physically is to use self-moving dog toys. This type of toy works with your dog's natural prey drive and chase instinct. Here are my top picks. GoBone The GoBone is the ultimate motorized dog chase toy. Just touch the GoBone and it … Continue reading Dog Toys that move on their own

How much exercise does my dog need calculator

How much exercise does a dog need everyday People often ask how much exercise does a dog need everyday. We have created this dog exercise calculator as a guide to enable you to calculate how much exercise is best to meet your dog's needs. To use the "How much exercise does my dog need calculator" to … Continue reading How much exercise does my dog need calculator

Top Puzzle Toys for Dogs

If you have a smart dog with an active mind puzzle toys are one of the best ways to prevent them from growing bored. The importance of mental enrichment for a dog's overall health and exercise requirements cannot be overstated. Mental stimulation can use as much energy as physical exercise. When my little Yorkie, Asia, … Continue reading Top Puzzle Toys for Dogs

Mental Stimulation for Border Collies and Herding Breeds

Providing mental stimulation and enrichment is crucial for all dogs. This is especially true with Border Collies and other herding breeds. Dogs that were bred to herd are highly intelligent and athletic and failure to occupy them both physically and mentally can lead to severe behavior issues. This can manifest itself in behaviors such as … Continue reading Mental Stimulation for Border Collies and Herding Breeds

Essential Dog Walking Gadgets and Gear

The daily walk is a big deal for your dog. It gives them the opportunity to get some exercise, mental stimulation and enrichment, and social interaction. It is also a great way to further build your relationship and bond with your dog. Here is some essential dog walking gear that can help make your walks … Continue reading Essential Dog Walking Gadgets and Gear

Toys for Hyper High Energy Dogs

If you have a high energy dog you know just have hard it is to try and tire them out. You can take them for a run in the park and play fetch for an hour and they still want more. If they don't get sufficient exercise for their needs it can lead to problems. … Continue reading Toys for Hyper High Energy Dogs

Dog walking games in the park

The daily walk is a critical part of keeping your dog healthy, not only for the physical exercise but also the mental enrichment and social benefits. It gives your dog the opportunity to enjoy the sights, smells and spending quality time with you. Incorporating dog exercise games into your walk will have many benefits for … Continue reading Dog walking games in the park

Is my dog overweight calculator

It is not necessarily that simple to tell in all cases if your dog is overweight and could benefit from losing a few pounds. The number of the scale is not generally a good indicator. Comparing your dog's weight to the recommended weight for the breed may not be that accurate. Every dog is different … Continue reading Is my dog overweight calculator

Exercise after spaying a dog

The recovery time for a dog after being desexed is dependant on whether they are a male or a female. The operation for male dogs is not as involved as it only requires the testicles being removed. This is referred to as castration. Exercise for a male dog after desexing should be limted for a … Continue reading Exercise after spaying a dog