A visit to the grooming salon can strike fear into the hearts of both dog and owner. Memories of mom cutting off your foot circulation while she trimmed your toenails, and the pain when she managed to cut one too short. Or your painstaking stillness while she scrubbed your dirty face between pinched cheeks.(more…)
Dogs can be expensive. Once you factor in food, vet appointments, toys, bones, bedding, and all the little treats and gifts you shower over them every week, the costs can really add up. Having said that, taking a little time to modify your home to better suit their needs could be the best gift of all — and it doesn’t have to break the bank in the process. Here’s how to tackle dog-related home improvements on a budget. (more…)
Americans love dogs. We love them so much that we spend billions of dollars on them each year. But as much as we may love their floppy ears and their big, silly eyes, there’s one thing most pet lovers could do without — the mess. Dogs aren’t keen on our rules of cleanliness and order. Plus, some things are pretty much out of their control (read: all the shedding). The truth is, if you want your home to be squeaky clean, you have to roll up your sleeves and do some work. These tips and tricks can help make it easier for you. (more…)
We all want to believe that our four-legged friends are well-mannered, well-behaved and well-liked by everyone in the neighborhood. The truth is, though, that it’s up to pet parents to make sure our dogs are putting their best paws forward each day, and that we as owners are being considerate of those who live nearby. Here are a few ideas for making sure you and your pooch are always on your neighbors’ good side.
Before you, as a landlord, decide not to allow dogs to live in your rental property, consider the positives. Pet-friendly properties rent faster, go for above-market rates, and tenants with pets tend to stay longer, be more responsible, and are more likely to renew the lease. (more…)
These days, more and more coffee shops are allowing people to let their dogs join their owners and people love to take advantage of this opportunity. (more…)