Andre and Kevin have turned their column over to the dogs... more specifically, their dogs. The Hairy Dogfathers' Dogs' list of gifts perfect for your human.
What cost is the rise of social media having on our pets? From "expert" advice to risky behavior, here's how social media is putting our pets in danger.
Not all trees are for dogs – make sure you follow these safety tips to keep your dog off your Christmas tree this holiday season Ah… the allure…
Do you know what to look for in a reputable breeder? Here are some tips on what you need to keep an eye out for before you buy a puppy.
Surf's up, dude! No dog's allowed on the beach? Bummer! The Hairy Dogfathers have a few tips to insure your beach-side vacay doesn't turn into a wipeout.
The holidays are all about food, family and fun. But how do you stop an avid "table scraper" from feeding your dog after you've said "No?"
You know your dog better than anyone. Employ a hands-on approach when it comes to your dog's health in between regular veterinarian appointments.
Here are the basics you'll need to know on how to groom a dog. Feel free to print it out and keep it on the fridge for quick reference.
Raise your paw if you think New Year's Eve is over-priced and over-blown! Ring in the New Year with your dog (you know he'll love to kiss you at midnight!)
Just because a dog has a coat of fur, it doesn't mean that it is protected from the sun's rays. Here are some tips for sun protection for dogs.
Doggy weddings have never been hotter, and if you're thinking of walking your pooch down the aisle, here are some tips to make it a special day.
In most cases, our precious pets will pass before we do. And yet when that time finally arrives, the worry and pain and grief can feel unbearable.
If you don't want to take your dog to a groomers to have it professionally done, you can learn to trim dog nails yourself with these easy steps.
When adopting a dog, is there such a thing as TMI when it comes to shelters asking questions? Good thing the Hairy Dogfathers are here with their thoughts.
Losing a pet is hard on the whole family, no matter the circumstances. Children are often especially burdened by the loss of a pet as death is hard for them…
When your dog starts scratching from fleas, do you scratch your head about what you need do? Don't worry - we know how to get rid of fleas on dogs!
As the leaves begin to drop, it's a sure sign to pet parents that we need to get our dogs ready for fall. Be prepared for the season with these timely tips.
More pets, more mess – it’s pretty much a given that it’s going to take extra work to keep your home clean when you have more than one dog.…
After a long Canadian winter, my dogs and I are so ready for the dog days of summer! To make the most of our summer time fun, I have devised my ultimate summertime bucket list.
Today is National Pet Travel Safety Day, and a good time to review the things we can do to keep our pets the safest any time we travel with them!
What's a bard to do when her kids won't pick up the dog's poo? The Hairy Dogfathers put feather-quilled pen to paper in order to offer some refined advice.
Even though your dog can't reach the gas and brake pedals, he still needs a license. Here's why you need to get a dog license for your pooch.
Dogs at work: the benefits of having dogs in the work place, and some great tips on how to convince your boss to let you bring your own dog to work.
The Hairy Dogfathers take on some baby daddy drama – with a full house of animals and another baby on the way, is now the best time to add another pupp…
Time to go on an extended hike with your dog. But you don't have to carry all the supplies - take some of the weight off your shoulders with a dog backpack.
An expectant couple’s first human baby is on the way… but will the two adopted furbabies treat their new brother or sister like family? Here&rsq…
To a dog, a crate is a home within a home. It's a safe den to chill in, or to recuperate - here's how to crate train your dog.
How can you reduce your global paw print? Here are a few tips on how to do your part for the environment - it's easier than you think to have a green dog!
A shelter dog advocate is up in arms when a family member "rescues" a dog from a breeder. The Hairy Dogfathers have some ideas on keeping the peace.
What do you do if your dog refuses to eat his food? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few suggestions that will have him licking the bottom of his empty bowl! Dear…
What do you do when your dog poops in the woods? Leave no poo behind - you've still got to abide by the practice of pooping and scooping!
Dog owners know that raising a dog can be expensive. But there are many ways that you can cut costs without sacrificing your dog's health or happiness.
Many pets end up on the streets or at rescue centers because college students haven't fully thought through everything that pet ownership entails.
What are you to do when Fluffy starts looking far more matted than amazing? What can you do when your regular grooming shop is not available and you have lea…
Pet parents know what we're talking about - there's not an outfit that doesn't have dog hair on it. Here's how to keep that extra layer off your clothes.
An excited dog and slippery conditions don’t mix. Here’s how to safely walk your four-legged friend in the snow. This time of year can be dishear…
When it comes to opinions, your dog's health is best left in the hands of a vet. The Dogfathers deal with the messy consequences of free medical advice.
We put together some basic dog training tips. When you're just starting out, there are a few important things you should know before you start dog training.
Pets and kids go together naturally. From physical and mental health benefits to building self-esteem, here are a few reasons why your child needs a pet.
Someone's gotta be the bad guy - but this harried mom has a point. Here's what the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about setting boundaries for dad and kids.
Dogs and fireworks often don't mix, and the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips on dealing with the festive fallout on the fourth of July.
There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a restaurant doggy bag for your dog when you’ve got food left over on your plate. But what about leftove…
One reason why you should NEVER give a puppy as a surprise present - the receiver may not want it! Advice on dealing with a gift that can't be returned.
Bringing a dog into your home shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It takes research, dedication and lots of planning to make sure you and your…
If you have dogs, and you have a yard or lawn, you most likely have brown spots in your lawn. Those spots are the result of your dog doing his business, but…
When a dog goes missing, it can be tough for everyone... but children may feel it the most. Here's what to do and say to your child in case of a lost dog.
Birthdays are a time to celebrate... especially for pet parents. But what do you do when you don't know your dog's B-Day? The Hairy Dogfathers want to help!
You love the idea of a puppy popping out of a gift wrapped box. But unlike most gifts, animals can't be returned or exchanged if it's not the right fit.
Helpful spring safety tips for dogs and pet parents What is that we finally see? Could it be? Yes, it is! A patch of grass! The snow is melting, the sun is s…
When a friend's pet dies, you want to say the right thing, but the wrong words come out. We've got a few suggestions of what to say and what to avoid.
Pet accidents happen and can sometimes be tricky to find. With an inexpensive UV black light, finding hidden urine stains around your home is a breeze.
Do you have an indoor shadow? If your dog follows you around the house, there may be a few reasons why this happens.
Everyone needs a friend - even your dog! Although he may be your best friend, your dog will still need other pooches to pal around with.
Caring for a horse is not like caring for other companion animals. For starters, horses can’t live in our homes with us! And horses are larger and much more pow…
Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.
You're thinking of taking a big step in your relationship - adopting a dog as a couple. Before you do, ask yourself these six important questions.
Since dogs spend a big portion of their day sleeping it away, it stands to reason that just like humans–our furry friends may have sleep issues as well…
Ain't no party like a doggy party! It's time to celebrate National Dog Party Day and throw a bash that'll have your guests throwing their paws into the air.
Accidents happen to the best of us. If your pooch has one on your carpet, here's how you can that urine spot out.