Archive for March, 2023

  • Twenty Awesome and Interesting Dog Facts — You’ll “Dig” Them!

    We love dogs as much as you do and although we may be a tad biased, we never get tired of learning more about them! We are sure you will find some of these dog facts interesting so we will share. How many of these facts did you know?

    1. The most “pupular” dog in the United States is the Labrador Retriever and has been for more than thirty straight years.

    2. Your pup’s nose print is extremely unique, very much like a person’s fingerprint.

    3. Nearly half of US dog owners allow their fur-legged friend to sleep in bed with them.

    4. A recent study determined that senior dogs dream more than younger dogs.

    5. Three out of four people who send a holiday greeting card sign the name on their dog on it.

    6. A dog’s sense of smell is absolutely incredible. To put this into perspective, a human’s nose has approximately five million receptors. Your pup’s nose has between 250-300 million receptors!

    7.The famous Rin Tin Tin, who was a German Shepherd, was nominated for an Academy Award.

    8. Scientists discovered that a dogs’ noses can sense thermal radiation, (heat) which is why blind or deaf dogs are still capable of hunting.

    9. The Beegle has been a family favorite dog for almost ninety years. In fact, it is the only breed that was among the five most popular breeds in 1934 to date.

    10. Have you ever watched someone yawn and then yawned yourself? The same thing happens to dogs. Give it try next time you are getting tired and watch what you pup does!

    11. Have you ever watched your dog curl up into a ball when they go to sleep? This is a natural way to protect themselves while asleep. This position allows them to be less vulnerable.

    12. The Basenji dog breed can yodel!

    13. The Australian Shepherd is not Australian. It was actually first bred in the United States.

    14. Although many believe the ever-popular Labrador Retriever was originally bred in the United States, its roots are from Newfoundland.

    15. Dogs are good for your health. Did you know that a human’s blood pressure tends to actually go down while petting a dog? (As does the dog’s!)

    16. The United States has more pet dogs than any other country in the world. 75 million!

    17. A “Beagler” is the name of a person who hunts with aBeagle.

    18. Many believe that dogs are colorblind. They actually are able to detect blue and yellow.

    19. Did you know that all puppies are born deaf?

    20. The black spots on Dalmatians actually develop as they mature. These puppies are generally born all white.

    No matter which way you spin it, dog are amazing creatures that play a big role in our life. They provide us with love, companionship, and loyalty. Despite these facts being amazing, none of them compare to how amazing our fur-legged friends are to us!

  • Simple Life Hacks for Dog Owners

    Below is a list of our favorite at-home dog hacks for dog owners. These tips and tricks will help you save time and are also pretty neat to try! They range from cleaning up loose dog hair to easy ways to check for fleas.

    Dryer Sheets Pick up Dog Hair

    Looking for an easy way to clean up dog hair? Use dryer sheets! They pick up loose dog hair with ease. Simply rub a dryer sheet over your furniture or wherever else pet hair collects and watch it disappear! Dryer sheets will allow for the hair to cling which makes this routine chore quick and easy to accomplish.

    Use Baking Soda to Clean up Pet Urine

    Every dog will eventually do it. When your dog pees on the carpet sprinkle some baking soda on the spot and allow it to sit for twenty to thirty minutes. The baking soda will absorb the liquid and help to remove the odor. Once dried simply vacuum it up! Depending on how saturated the carpet is, a second round may be needed which should do the trick.

    Check for Fleas by Giving Your Dog the White Towel Test

    Do you suspect that your pup has fleas? Or do you just want to check and make sure he doesn’t? Have your dog lay on a white towel while you examine & brush their fur. The white towel will make it easy to see any loose flea dirt that falls from your dog. Although these critters are very small, they will be able to be seen on a white or very light-colored towel.

    Make Your Own DIY Pill Pockets with Peanut Butter, Milk & Flour

    One of the most popular life hacks for dog owners was finding a way to get their dog to swallow pills. If you’re having a difficult time getting your dog to swallow pills consider making your owntreat by mixing peanut butter, a dribble of milk, and coating it flour. Form each treat into a small round shape the size of your thumb nail. This will keep the pill secured inside the treat assuring your fur-legged friend takes his medicine.

    Soften Up Dry Food Using Warm Water

    If your pup has a hard time eating his kibble, consider mixing a little warm water over the food first. This will soften the kibble and allow your pup to enjoy his meal. This especially helpful for dogs who may have sensitive teeth.

    Skunk Spray? No Problem.

    If your dog was sprayed by a skunk the odor can be overwhelming and difficult to get rid of. One of the best ways to combat this unpleasant odor is by using pet soap, peroxide, and baking soda. These ingredients will help to remove the odor from your dog. At times, two or more rounds of cleaning your dog may be needed. Always use caution around your pup’s eyes when washing him, especially with the soap and peroxide.

    Use Flour, Cornstarch or Baking Soda to Stop Your Dogs Nail from Bleeding

    It happens to the best of us. We accidentally trim our pup’s nails too short and they begin to bleed. Use a homemade mixture of flour, cornstarch or baking soda with water until it’s a thick paste. Once the past forms apply it to the injured nail with moderate pressure for a few minutes. This will help clot the area that is bleeding.

    Make Training More Fun by Alternating the Rewards

    Rather than just giving praise for a new trick, add some tasty treats to the mix. When your pup follows the rules or is in the process of potty training, a small treat can go a long way. Alternating the types of treats will help keep your pup’s attention. This is a form of positive reinforcement and a great way to keep you fur-legged friend proud of his accomplishments.