Category: Tips & Tools

Safety at Your Fingertips

Spotting illness. Aside from things you can see, smell, or hear (rashes, discharge, wheezing, etc.) look out for loss of appetite, disorientation, lethargy, persistent scratching, coughing, or head shaking. All should prompt a trip to the vet. Danger-free driving. Use a car crate or harness. Don’t roll windows so far down that your dog can… Read more »

Preventing Dog Theft

Don’t: Leave your dog alone in the yard. Don’t: Tie your dog outside a store. Do: Tag and microchip your dog. Keep his license up to date. Do: Make sure your dog has a bullet-proof recall. You can check out our Fun Foundation and Total Recall classes if you need help with this one! If… Read more »

People-Foods to Avoid

Most people know chocolate can be dangerous, even fatal, to dogs. Many have heard the same of grapes and raisins, and it’s common sense that alcohol isn’t canine fare. Other people-foods never to share with your dog include: In the greenery department: Avocado, onions, garlic, chives (plus grapes and raisins). Drinks and dairy: Cacao, coffee,… Read more »

Four Tips For Office Etiquette

If you are among the fortunate who get to bring your furry sidekick to work, preserve the privilege by turning your dog into Canine Employee of the Month: Mind the manners. Beef up on those manners cues, so Sit, Stay, and Quiet are nice and reliable. Come prepared. Your doggy daypack should include food, treats,… Read more »