The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes a range of conditions that are characterized by varying degrees of challenges with life skills. These many types of autism may exhibit through difficulty with social skills, speech and nonverbal behavior, repetitive behaviors or through unique strengths. We know from different studies of human behavior that the presence of animals help break down social barriers among strangers. How can pets help with those who are “on the spectrum”? Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to teach your dog a trick that is a bit different than the classic “sit, stay, roll-over” but didn’t know where to start? “Cover” is a super cute trick where your dog learns to put their paw over their nose! You can give the trick any context you like, such as smelling a bad smell or looking sad/ashamed. Luckily, it is also very simple to teach! Continue reading
Back in the day, pretty much all cats lived outside. Some cats were indoor/outdoor, but very few were indoor only. Today, the world has become much faster moving. People have recognized the dangers that come with allowing cats to roam freely and have opted to keep their cats inside. With adequate stimulation, indoor cats can be happy and healthy! However there is no denying that they would be happier if they could also feel the wind in their fur as they sunbathed and chased bugs outside, which is where catios come into play. Continue reading
What is one thing that can happen in your office that will instantly make everything better? Dogs. Dogs in the office, I mean. Bringing the dog to work is both fun and beneficial for the health of your company! Continue reading
Choosing a Pet Door
It can be intimidating when choosing a new pet door. There are pet doors that are better than others based on the situation. Depending on your needs, you might want to spend a bit more on a high quality pet door that will last for your pet’s entire lifetime (and then some), or you might need a quick fix for a temporary situation. If you’re installing a pet door through your garage, you might have different concerns than if you’re installing one in your living room, too! Continue reading
Lyme disease can be a devastating illness in people, and our pets are at risk too. If your pets go outside, or you take your dogs hiking, the risk is even greater for both of you. Ticks bite humans, dogs, cats and horses alike! Continue reading
We have another great cookie recipe for you to try out for your pooch! Our doggies loved these cookies, and they were so much fun to decorate. You can modify the recipe very easily to create different flavors, too!
Have you ever considered getting a pet door for your dog or cat, then decided against it? Why? Some of the concerns of installing a doggie door involve security of the home against intruders or damaging a rental home. Pet doors have come a long way since they were first commercialized in the 1950’s, and there are now temporary options that can fit in a sliding glass door or window. Of course, you must have a safe, enclosed yard for your pets. Safety of your beloved furry family members always comes first! Continue reading
Are you looking for a fun treat to make for your dog this winter? There’s nothing like the guilt you feel when you’re baking delicious smelling chocolate chip cookies and your dog looks at you with those eyes that ask “where are mine?”
We’re at it again! Guessing Loki’s DNA results was so much fun we decided to run the test for his buddy Mav. Mav is a dopey, goofy, awkward, fearful and hilarious boy! His favorite things are Loki, little dogs, and coming to the office. He’s about 65 pounds and 7 years old. Can you figure out which breeds make up this giant goofball? You could get up to 50% off of an Endura Flap pet door! Be sure to read some fun facts about Mav to get a better idea of his personality.
Information about how to submit your guesses is at the bottom of the page! Update! Find out the answer at the bottom of the page!