The Hairy Dogfathers’ Dogs’ Present: Christmas Gift Ideas For Your

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.

Is Social Media Putting Our Dogs in Danger?

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.

7 Sparkling Safety Tips For A Dog-Proof Christmas Tree

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…

What To Look For In A Reputable Breeder

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Beach Bummed Out

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Avoiding Holiday Hangover

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?"

How to Perform a DIY Physical Exam on Your Dog

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.

How To Groom A Dog

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.

6 Sparkling Ways to Ring in the New Year With Your Dog

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!)

Hot Tips on Sun Protection For Dogs

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.

True-Love Tips for A Woof-tastic Dog Wedding

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.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Heartache of Losing a Pet

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.

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

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.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Shelter Stalker?

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.

Helping A Child Cope With A Loss Of A Pet

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…

How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs

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!

Fetching Tips For Transitioning Fido To Fall

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.

Can’t Keep Up? Tidy Tips For A Clean And Organized Multiple-Dog Home

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.…

Top 10 Things To Do On Your Dog’s Summer Bucket List

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.

Stay Safe During National Pet Travel Safety Day

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!

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Poetic Poop

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.

Licensed To Drool: Why Do I Need To Get A Dog License?

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.

Work To Drool: Reasons to Have Dogs At Work

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Daddy’s Puppy Problem

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…

Back To Basics: How To Outfit Your Pooch With The Right Dog Backpack

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: First-Time Parent Jitters About Fur And Huma

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…

How to Crate Train Your Dog

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.

Raising A Green Dog: Tips On Being An Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

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!

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Why Did She Shop, Instead of Adopt?

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog On A Hunger Strike

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…

How To Deal With Dog Poop When Nature Calls During a Hike

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!

Thrifty Tips On How To Save Money In Your Dog-Friendly Household

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.

Is College the Right Time to Get a New Pet?

Many pets end up on the streets or at rescue centers because college students haven't fully thought through everything that pet ownership entails.

How To Groom Your Dog at Home

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…

Tips For Removing And Keeping Dog Fur Off Your Clothes

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.

Tails From A Pet Sitter: Walking In A Winter Blunderland

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…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Expert Advice Leads to Explosive Reaction

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.

Basic Dog Training Tips

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.

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Kid Needs a Pet

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Boundaries Aren’t Just For Dogs

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.

Big Bang Therapy: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Bag Deal Breaker?

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…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Can You Return A Surprise Puppy Present?

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.

The Quest For Dog: One Writer’s Search For The Perfect Dog Begins

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…

How Do I Save My Lawn From Dog Pee?

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…

Lost Dog Advice: How To Help Kids Cope When Your Dog Goes Missing

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Birthday Blues

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!

Why You Shouldn’t Give Pets As Gifts This Christmas

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.

4 Springtime Fresh Safety Tips For Dogs

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…

Top 5 Things NOT To Say When a Friend’s Pet Dies (and What You Shoul

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 Hack Of The Week: Finding Hidden Urine Stains

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.

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Around the House?

Do you have an indoor shadow? If your dog follows you around the house, there may be a few reasons why this happens.

6 Ways to Help Your Dog Make Other Dog Friends

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.

Ask the Animal Communicator: What is My Horse Trying to Tell Me?

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…

Responsible Pet Ownership: Beyond the Basics

Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Adopt a Dog With Your Partner

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.

Does Your Dog Have A Sleep Problem?

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…

9 Blowout Tips On How To Throw A Legendary Dog Party

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.

How to Get Dog Urine Out of Your Carpet

Accidents happen to the best of us. If your pooch has one on your carpet, here's how you can that urine spot out.

6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Bond With Your Dog

You can't buy your dog's love (which is good, because we're broke)! If money is tight, we've got a few ideas on cost-effective ways to bond with your dog.