Happy National Dog Day!

Today is National Dog Day! Today is the day to celebrate your canine companion, buy those Frosty Paws with peanut butter flavor, celebrate your hound’s birthday, or rescue a canine American from a shelter.

National Dog Day is a relatively new holiday. The Bolivar Herald reports that it was created in 2006 by Colleen Paige, a philanthropist with a strong affection for those tail wagging fuzz balls. Her goal is simple: help a dog; as a matter of fact, help 10,026 dogs! Great toys for national dog day at DoggieToys.Deals

Why 10,026? Ms. Paige sees no reason that there …

Dog Gates for the House Protect Your Dog and Your Home

Best Dog Gates of 2021

Dog gates for the house are a simple solution for restricting the access of your pet to specific rooms or areas of your home. Imagine if your beloved canine accidentally swallowed your craft project, got too close to your fireplace, or frightened a baby by getting into the nursery? A pet gate can be placed at the top or the bottom of a stairway. Dog gates for the house can be placed by the kitchen door way, or any other doorway that needs a barrier. Pet gates are not solid walls; hence your furry family member can see through it …

How to Get a Vicious Attack Dog Without Spending a Lot of Money

I have always thought that if you want a really vicious guard dog, the best way to achieve this is to have a family dog that loves its family. When I was a kid we had a big old dog – a male, black lab and golden retriever mix – named Chester. Chester was a good old dog, and he loved his family. He was never hit, occasionally scolded, and was trained in the old school method of rewarding him with food when he learned a new trick, or sometimes simply performed an old favorite. This old family dog, that …

Dog Car Sickness: Help Your Puppy Enjoy the Ride

How To Help Your Dog Deal With Car Sickness - BarkSpot

Dogs like to chase cars, but not all dogs enjoy going for a ride in a car. Car sickness in dogs is caused by a variety of factors that can be overcome and your dog can become a welcomed happy passenger, if you start training and preparing them when they are puppies.

Dogs get car sick because they have a full stomach, or due to anxiety about the car ride, or just plain lack of experience that causes them to be fearful of a new situation.

Most puppies will outgrow car sickness and learn to enjoy the ride if taken …

Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Dogs love to play games, and people can have loads of fun playing games with their dogs. Playing fetch, catch, and ball with a dog is fun, but those aren’t the only games dogs and their owners love to play. I played games with my American Eskimo dog and my Chocolate Lab, and I loved our playtime every bit as much as they did. Try these fun games with your dog. You’ll both get lots of exercise while having more fun than you ever though possible!

Hide and Seek

My dog Jasmine loved to play hide-and-seek, and she understood the …

How to Choose a Dog as a Fashion Accessory

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You’ve seen them on the runways, in cars with stars, and even in famous restaurants; miniature dogs being used as fashion complements by stars like Paris Hilton.

Some would call this a moral atrocity, a shameless use of an animal to achieve fashionista status without any care for the animal’s well being whatsoever.

I call it brilliant! Dogs, after all, have always been great fashion statements–just ask Berlington Coat Factory or most of China. Now that the dogs are being kept alive AND fashionable, it should be a solution everyone can agree on!

If you’re thinking about getting a Yorkshire …

Dog Beach Safety

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Beach | Petsies

Dogs love going to the beach. There are plenty of smells to sniff, friends to greet and things to explore. You need to ensure that their exploration does not affect their safety.

Here are some steps you can take to ensure your dog stays safe and healthy at the beach:

Identification – Your dogs should be appropriately licensed and wear up to date tags. Consider micro-chipping as an added form of identification. If they wander off, identification will enable others to help them find the way home. If you are on vacation, and not staying at home, include identification with …

Automobiles Specifically Designed for People and Dogs

Henry Ford revolutionized travel with the automobile, and since that time it has continued to evolve alongside our modern society. Auto manufacturers have found ways to satisfy many different audiences from soccer moms, to racing enthusiasts and environmental activists. A new sector will be explored by automobile manufactures over the next year, dog owners. More than 63 percent of all U.S. households own a pet and a growing number of dog owners are taking Fido with them when they hit the road. Now, dog lovers will find themselves the targeted audience for research and development and marketing campaigns for future …

Obama Dog Bo Lands President in Doghouse with Critics

Reaction to first puppy Bo, a purebred 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, has been mixed. While the Obama girls are understandably delighted with the adorable little fellow, some feel that by taking in Bo as opposed to a rescue dog, President Obama has broken a solemn promise.

You may recall that President Obama promised his daughters, Sasha and Malia, that he would get them a puppy once the campaign was over. You may also recall that President Obama said on numerous occasions that he would seek out a rescue dog. For instance, during his first news conference as president-elect, he said …

Craft Project: Simple No-Sew Dog Bed

Dog beds are fairly expensive to buy. And they are not very easy to wash. You can make your own dog bed using blankets or other items you already have in your home. Or you can go out and buy some special blankets to make your dog bed. No matter what you use, this simple dog bed is quick and easy to make. And it’s also easy to wash so you can keep your dog bed clean and free from fleas.

First you need to find a cover for your dog bed. You can use a blanket, a sheet, a …