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Raising service dog puppies is one of the best and hardest volunteer gigs out there for dog lovers. You are responsible for laying that perfect foundation of training, exposure, and teamwork with a puppy candidate, then it’s time to say goodbye after a year of spending every moment together. Puppy raiser Ashley Wilt says it’s worth
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Do you have an avocado getting a little too wrinkly on your kitchen counter? Why not whip up a batch of these quick and easy homemade dog cookies? Avocado dog treats provide healthy fat and vitamins while skipping the peel and seed that are potentially harmful to dogs. Avocados have amazing health benefits for your
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Trainer Annie Grossman of School for the Dogs, one of NYC’s most respected dog training centers, has plenty of wisdom to share with dog people. She covers common dog behavior questions and training tips in her weekly podcast. We’ll be sharing some of those responses right here in a regular feature! Have a training question of your
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With an incomparable elegance, Dobermans are distinctive for their sleek bodies, shiny coats, and powerful physique. Favored for protection work, these dogs make ideal guardians with their intelligence and bravery. We’ve rounded up the most popular Doberman names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. They’re ranked in order of popularity. Did
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Small, lovable, and famously adorable, Pugs are known for human-like expressions that have delighted folks for centuries. These dogs were once the companions of Chinese emperors and the mascot of Holland’s royal House of Orange. Royalty or not, Pugs are still adored by millions of loyal fans around the world. We’ve rounded up the most
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Chances are, you’ve spent a solid amount of time wondering what your dog is thinking or feeling—and that includes in relation to you. What, exactly, does your dog make of you and your relationship? Does he recognize the differences between you? Or does he think you’re just another friend, like the ones he meets at
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. You’ve probably got your New Year’s resolutions ready to go—save more, travel, remember to do your laundry before it completely covers that one unfortunate chair. But what about your pet? Maybe it’s time to extend that fresh-start feeling to your best bud by establishing a fun dog workout
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As autism has become more widely diagnosed, there have been more resources dedicated to research and education—and, as a result, we’re getting a better understanding about this common condition and learning how to better support people on the spectrum. But is it just humans on the autistic spectrum? Or can dogs have autism, too? As
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Looking for a dog name for your new Boxer puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists. The 110 Most Popular Boxer Names From Rover.com’s database Advertising Bella Roxy / Roxi Rocky Lucy Max Luna Zoey / Zoe Daisy Tyson
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Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a variety of injuries and conditions that result in limping. Even though dogs have better backup than we do (since they have four legs, not just two), limping dogs need to be monitored. Your dog’s limp should be addressed as soon as possible by a medical professional. In
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Winter is the perfect season to explore the great outdoors unencumbered by the summer heat that can cut our adventures in nature short. Many of us already enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and sledding throughout this chilly season, but for dog-lovers in particular, there is a winter sport gaining
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Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists. The 112 Most Popular Australian Shepherd Names From Rover.com’s database Advertising Luna Bella Charlie / Charley Cooper Bailey Sadie Bear Blue / Blu Zoey
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The ideal urban companions, Boston terriers love interacting with people and strolling around the neighborhood. Though they generally don’t weigh more than 25 pounds, these pups come with big personalities and keep their owners on their toes with their humor and intelligence. Their tuxedo coat helps them live up to their reputation as “the American gentleman.”
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Dogs bring humor, joy, challenges, and more joy to our lives, along with a fair bit of curiosity. (Why do they take so long to decide where to poop, anyway?) Readers of The Dog People this year laughed and cried along with dogs and dog lovers through these popular stories and learned answers to top dog questions,
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Apps are everywhere! So it won’t come as any surprise that plenty of apps exist just for pet parents. With so many choices, which pet app should you get? We’re here to help. We’ve combed through the choices to tell you about our hands-down favorite dog apps. From training to health tips and even adoptions, each app makes your life—and
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Dogs can’t have peppermint hot chocolate (and they definitely can’t have peppermint schnapps…), but they can have mint dog treats that taste delicious—and kill bad breath. We’re rounding up the easiest homemade minty dog treats that can be whipped up in no time. Happy DIY-ing! Looking for a tasty way to improve your dog’s occasional bad breath?
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. We know it can be difficult to find the most glamorous, glitzy threads for your pet—particularly when it comes to dressing up for those extra-special occasions. Lucky for you we’ve collected a list of our favorite sparkly dog items, from glam collars to top hats, tutus, and
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Need to keep your schedule on a tight leash in 2019? Start the new year on the right paw with a brand new 2019 dog calendar chock-full of charming furry friends. These options range from silly to extremely desk-appropriate—but they’re all cute as can be. Snag one
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