How Well Does Your Dog Understand You?
Do you ever wonder if your dog can understand you? Canine researchers estimate that a dog’s intelligence is close to that of a 2-year-old child. Pretty smart! This means that dogs are highly perceptive and pick up a lot about their owners, including their body language and smell. So, what are we communicating to our pups?
Houseproof Against Holiday Hazards!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year - until your pup decides those ornaments look pretty tasty. Your little Grinch may wreak havoc on your Christmas decor, as one Furbo user discovered. Read his story and to keep your pup safe, try these tree-proofing techniques.
How to Teach Your Dog to Communicate with Buttons
Dogs are able to understand human language when we create associations with things or activities, and express themselves with the ways they know how; barking, whining, growling, sighing, and more. By creating associations with activities and a communication tool, we can create a way to communicate with our dogs in daily life.
A Dog's Emotional Cup: How to Enrich Your Dog's Life
As devoted dog lovers, we are always seeking ways to enrich the lives of our pets. Besides food, water, and bathroom breaks, dogs require a lot more enrichment to satisfy natural instincts and urges such as sniffing, chewing, and barking. While training dogs to be good house pets, we have a tendency to restrain them from barking out the window and chewing on furniture. Our pups still require release of what’s natural to them through appropriate mediums to chew, dig, and forage. The professional dog trainer, Sarah Owings, describes daily requirements and activities as “what fills” and “what empties” a “dog’s emotional cup.”
Safe Treats for Your Dog While Home Alone
Chewing is instinctive and necessary for our pups, and treats can be a great distraction while home alone. While bones, rawhides, and other treats are delicious for your pup to enjoy, although they can pose a choking hazard if left unattended. Fractured teeth, oral injuries, airway obstruction, and gastrointestinal complications are all a risk for dogs chewing on a treat. In order to keep your pup safe and happy, consider implementing these treats into your doggo’s diet.
Craft for your Local Shelters Day - 5 Crafts to Donate to an Animal Shelter
National Craft for your Local Shelters Day, on July 21st, is a holiday to recognize that we can donate to our local shelters with acts of love and kindness. This includes making beds, toys, vests and bandanas that say "adopt me," leashes, and more! Using fabric or even old clothing that you have around your house, you can make a difference for furbabies in need.
How to Use Amazon Alexa to Keep Your Dog Safe
Alexa can be extremely helpful for managing our devices around the house, telling us about the weather, and making shopping lists. But what can Alexa do for our furbabies? With the help of technology, we can enrich the lives of our pets and keep them safe while we’re away. Anxiety is extremely common in dogs, whether it be triggered by loud noises or their owner’s absence. Here are some helpful tips to get the most out of your Alexa devices, and ease anxiety in your pets.
10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe & Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Fireworks can be fun and exciting for hoomans, but not so much for our furbabies. The loud bangs, smokey smell, and bright flashes of light can cause anxiety along with barking, howling, and crying. Some pups may even try to escape their homes, leading to the Fourth of July having the highest rate of lost pets than any other day of the year. Even if your dog is well-behaved normally, it’s important to keep them safe by taking extra precautions the week of Independence Day.
Vet : Preventing Separation Anxiety as Furparents Return to Work
While many furparents wish they could be at home with their furbabies 24/7, responsibilities such as work, errands, and grocery shopping pull us away from them. A sharp change in routine can be extremely stressful for our dogs, especially when they’re unable to understand when we’ll return. The result of this stress is separation anxiety; whether it appears in the form of crying, barking, chewing of shoes, or attempts to escape. Separation anxiety is a common but difficult condition many dogs and owners face. It can be distressing not only for your dog, but also leave you as an owner feeling guilty for going out and leaving your best friend at home.
Vet: The Most Common Home-Alone Accidents for Senior Dogs
Vet: The Most Common Home-Alone Accidents for Younger Dogs
Crate Training Do's and Don'ts
So, you're bringing home a new dog. This is sure to be an exciting time for you and your family as you discover all the joys a furbaby brings. However, with great dogs comes the great responsibility of training. Whether you have a new puppy or a pooch that's a bit older, you'll need to show them the ropes. One excellent method to employ is crate training.
Dog Breeds That Love Other Dogs
When you're a dog lover, sometimes one four-legged friend just isn't enough. There are those of us who love the idea of a home filled with loveable, adorable pups. But if you are going to have a house full of dogs, it's important to create a harmonious balance. You want to find dog breeds who get along and become best pals with both you and each other.
What Colors Can Dogs See?
A common misconception we have about our canine companions is that they are completely color blind. While this is partly true, it doesn't give you a full understanding of how your dog sees the world. When we think of color blind, we think of a black-and-white movie — only seeing the world in black, white and various shades of gray.
Best Dog Breeds for Seniors
Everyone should have the opportunity to share their life with a dog. They are faithful companions who fill our days with joy and offer unquestioning love. If you're getting older, this may be the perfect time to become a pawrent. The golden years of our life are usually associated with a slower, quieter time, and having a dog by your side will fill your life with love and chase away any loneliness.
What Should a Puppy Know
We'll look at what puppies should know at different stages of development and what you can expect of your pup along the way. Raising a puppy is an adventure and might seem tricky at times, but with some knowledge and patience, you'll get the hang of it quick.
Hot Weather Tips: How to Cool Down a Fluffy Dog
Summer is an amazing time for both pups and their humans. There is so much to do, and your dog will probably be as happy as can be to join you in all your fun summer activities. But if you have a fluffy pooch covered in fur, you may be concerned about them overheating.
How Long Can You Leave Your Dog in the Car?
As a proud pawrent, you might love to bring your dog everywhere you go. Thankfully, more and more stores, outdoor restaurants and other locations are making it easy for your pup to tag along with you. However, the majority of places prohibit animals.
Why Won't My Dog Eat?
Whether you're a new dog parent or you've had dogs most of your life, it's distressing and sad to see your furbaby not eating. The majority of dogs go gaga when mealtime comes around, jumping around excitedly or waiting expectantly by their food bowl.
Who's a Good Dog! 9 Best "Home Alone" Dog Breeds
Thinking of starting a new life with a dog but you have to work every day? Consider these dog breeds that can do HOME ALONE very well...
10 Things Dog Parents Do That Only Dog Lovers Understand
Are you a REAL dog parent? Here are the 10 things that only the dog parents do and the dog lovers understand. Let's see how much you fit in...
Top 4 Golden Retriever Health Problems!
Golden Retrievers are warm-hearted, yet hyper dogs. To keep them cheerful and healthy, we must watch out for their top 4 health problems.
How To Prevent Your Dog From Getting Periodontal Disease
There are many things you can do to help your dog avoid periodontal disease.
Secret Life of Dogs — 7 Things Dog Does When They Are Home Alone
What do they really do when you’re not around? Here are the top 7 things we’ve collected from more than 50,000 Furbo users around the world:
10 Ways to Calm Your Dog Down During Fireworks
To a dog, the world is experienced through sight, sound and smell. Usually it’s a pretty interesting place. But on the Fourth of July, it can become a nightmare. Here are the 10 tips you can help your own puppy make it through the...
How to Find a Good Dog Sitter? - 5 Things to Consider
Need someone to take care your furbaby? Here are 5 things you should consider when finding a qualified dog sitter so that you don't have to worry while you're away.
Winter is here! 7 Tips to Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter!
What are the best ways to keep your dog warm this winter?
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Thankful for Your Dog
Dogs are the family we choose! This Thanksgiving, show your furbaby how much you appreciate all their love and care.
Fruits Your Dog Can and Can't Eat
When they are craving what we are eating, especially when we are eating fruits or sweets, it can get dangerous. Some fruits are actually toxic, and your dog could be allergic to them.
The Ultimate Destroyers: Top 10 Naughtiest Dog Breeds
“Oh, no! What happened here?” This cry of dismay is not unfamiliar to most of dog owners, because left on their own, our furbabies can wreck havoc in no time flat.
New Puppy Checklist! 10 Must-Haves for Your New Puppy
You have decided that it was time to get a new puppy. But before you bring him home, you should to be prepared. You’ll need numerous items to make him feel at home, check out the must-have supplies for your new puppy:
Dog Depression - Cause, Symptom, and Treatment
People often wonder, do dogs feel depression at all, and, if so, do they feel it in the same way that we do?
Why Laser Pointers Are Bad for Dogs?
This game looks fun and stimulating for dogs, and is absolutely entertaining to watch! However, the reality is that laser pointers are amongst the worse and most dangerous toys to play with your dog
The World Through The Eyes of a Dog
Do you ever wonder if your dog can see what you see? Do you think your dog can only see in black and white?
Why Dogs Dig and How to Stop It
Why does my dog keep digging? And How should I stop it? Here are some tips for you to understand why dog dig and ways you can stop it...
Your Neighbor's Nightmare! 10 Breeds That Bark the Most
There are so many breeds to choose from—how do you decide? You also need to look at how easily they train, how big they’ll get, how much grooming and exercise
Do You Know How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking?
Are you worried that your dog will start barking when you leave the house? Here are 4 reasons & solutions to prevent your dog from excessive barking.
Heat Stroke in Dogs: Signs, Prevention, and Treatments
Heat stroke can be a real danger to dogs, and because they cannot exactly tell us when they start feeling the symptoms, it is our job to make sure that they don't overheat.
Here's Why Two Dogs Are Better Than One
Although having more dogs means more work, there are numerous benefits to having more than one dog. From your personal health to dog’s mental wellness...
6 Reasons Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads
Perhaps the cutest thing dogs do is tilt their heads when they are looking at you. But why do they do it? There are six thoughts about why dogs tilt their heads...
12 Reasons Dogs Howl, Whine, and Cry
Why does my dog howl, wine or cry? Is there a specific reason? See the 12 reasons to understand why dog howl, whine and cry...
Best Dogs for People Who Work Full-Time
If you work outside the home but still want a fur baby to thoroughly lavish attention on, you may wonder what the best dog is for leaving home alone. Choosing the right dog can make a huge difference.
How to Deal With Puppy Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety in puppies is a serious problem. Although it is not completely understood, we know that separation anxiety occurs because animals are left alone and have a hard time coping with loneliness. Symptoms of separation anxiety in a puppy can include pacing, panting, drooling, barking, crying, destructive behaviors, stress and anxiety for your furriest family member and more.
10 Dog Breeds With the Worst Separation Anxiety
If you're away from home a lot and want to have a dog, you may well have asked yourself: “Which dog breeds suffer from separation anxiety?” It's an important question to ask if you're away from home a lot. The worst dog breeds for separation anxiety are more prone to bad behaviors, anxiety, stress and upset stomach when you're gone.
How Can I Celebrate My Dog's Birthday?
Throwing a birthday party for your dog can be a great way to celebrate with canine companions and their human friends. Sure, a dog birthday party is more for the humans involved than for the dogs, but very often the furry guys also have a lot of fun. Dog birthday party games and dog birthday party food is always a big hit with dogs.
12 Benefits of Sleeping With Your Dog
When it comes to sleeping with your dog, there are many benefits to sharing your sleeping space with your fur baby. Allowing your dog to sleep on your bed has a different meaning for you and your dog. For you, it can be a way to snuggle. For your dog, it’s an important bonding experience.
Best Dog Breeds for Humans Living the Single Life
Living the single life can be great! You get to enjoy ample time to pursue your hobbies and there's little need compromise. There are times where you may want a companion, though. The great news is that if you are alone, you have lots of time and attention to lavish on a furry family member. You might make a great dog owner!
Why Does My Dog Bark at Me When I Leave the House?
If you want to say something to a human, you use English. For dogs, this really isn't an option. If you're wondering, “Why does my dog bark at me when I leave the house?” you may as well be wondering, “Why do I speak?”
How Long Can You Leave a Puppy in a Crate?
How long can you leave a puppy in a crate? If you have a new pup, this is a question you need to be asking yourself a lot. Eventually, you will need to run errands or leave for work. What happens then? How long can a puppy stay in a crate?
Do Dogs Really Need Sweaters for Snow?
Do dogs get cold in snow? You may have wondered this when bundling your furbaby up in his or her favorite coat or sweater before a walk.
Well, if you want to start a great debate, ask a group of dog lovers: “Do dogs need winter sweaters?” You’re sure to get a ton of different answers!