For years, I had taken Savannah to professional groomers and, more times than not, have left unhappy with the work. Being a poodle invited loads of excuses for shaves that ended up being too short, resulted in razor burn and more, but when I brought her home with uneven hair, it was time to draw the line. Throughout my at-home dog grooming journey, I picked up some tips that some lovely folks left online and will be sharing them with you to return the favor.
It’s about that time of year again. Yep, the 4th of July! Can you believe it? It feels like 2018 arrived just yesterday and, here we are, halfway through the year already. While including your pet in on the exciting events of the holiday are okay, there are certain boundaries you need to be aware of for the sake of your pets’ safety. Check out these 4 reasons why you should keep your dog inside on July 4th.
I’m proud to say that I feel as though I’ve mastered the “bring your dog hiking” challenge. Not only do you have to worry about them getting dirty (I might be working on that one still…), but you’re also constantly on alert for other dogs and BUGS. Oh man, the bugs. Ticks and spiders haunt me, but they should never be a reason you or your pet don’t venture outside and explore nature! For those of you who want to test the waters (or trails) with your pups this summer, here are the top 3 hiking must-have’s while being one with nature with your dog.
It’s officially Fall, but that doesn’t mean those parked cars are going to be getting cooler anytime soon. Yup, even though the air feels brisker, the sun is still no joke. What would you do if you were left in a hot car? You’d simply unlock the door and get out, right? Dogs don’t have that same luxury.
Separation anxiety is one of the biggest complaints amongst pet owners and is most often taken as bad behavior rather than the deeper problem that it is. No, separation anxiety is not simply a pet whining and quivering in the corner. Other more severe characteristics include going to the bathroom in the house (even when they’re house trained), getting into the trash, barking/howling, chewing things other than their toys (goodbye, flip-flops), digging (just about anywhere), and trying to escape.
Don’t ride your bike with your dog trotting next to your front wheel. Just don’t. Odds are, your scenario will result in your face meeting the asphalt and your dog possibly injured. (Oh yeah, you too.)