It takes mere minutes for flames to engulf your home. Do you know what to do in order to keep your pets safe in the event of a house fire?
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.
Perfect for dogs that need to be kept busy, treat toys are a godsend to pet parents. But did you know that there's an art to stuffing treat toys - it's a sausage gun!
You fall in love with every dog you see. But when it comes to ownership, an important question to ask is "What's the best dog for me?"
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.
On Love Your Pet Day, give your pet extra TLC. But not all tokens of affection are what they may seem. Here are 8 ways not to love your pet.
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.
Dog medicine can taste bitter, making it a hard pill to swallow. Here are some tricky tips that hide the bad taste and keep your dog from spitting it up.
The best way to prevent plaque on a dog's teeth is to brush them, but what about existing buildup? How can you remove plaque from your dog’s teeth at home – or is it something that has to be done professionally? Here’s what you need to know about plaque and tartar and how best to remove them.
Dogs thrive when they have an established routine. They like things to be predictable, so surprises are not always welcomed with enthusiasm. This means that any major changes in that established routine will require plenty of adjustment and could result in some odd behaviors.
There’s some serious drama going down at the dog park! What do the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about it? Dear Hairy Dogfathers, Talk about dog park DR…
What do you do when your dog doesn't share your passion for the sport of agility? Instead of being benched, the Hairy Dogfathers have some advice to share.
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.
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.
Everyone has an opinion, but when they're uninformed, they're a pain in the butt! The Hairy Dogfathers weigh in on people who comment on your dog's size.
Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.
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…
"Can we please get a dog? I promise to take care of it." Your kid has been pushing you for a pet, but are you ready for the responsibility?
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.
Few people actually sit down and plan out every expense related to owning a dog. And let’s face it – it’s close to impossible to work out t…
Nothing compares to the heartbreak of losing a pet, especially if it comes suddenly. We have some tips on how to cope with the grief after losing a pet.
Pitching a pup tent with your pooch this summer? Here are some tips on how to ensure you and your pet will be welcomed back to your favorite campground.
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!
What is it about grass that tastes great to dogs? Let's talk about why dogs eat grass and if you should do anything about it.
Your home doesn't have to descend into furry anarchy! We have a few sanity-saving tips on how to manage your multi dog household.
Your dog won’t stop itching, you go in for a closer look with a comb, and it’s confirmed… “My dog has fleas!” Now what do you…
In the second article of Amanda Schlee’s quest for the perfect dog, she takes a look back at a breed she has already owned growing up – but is it…
You'd love to help out with your local animal shelter, but you're just too busy. There are ways you can include volunteer work in your balanced life.
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.
Tips and tricks to keep Fido happy and healthy when he’s having a sleepover with friends Being a pet sitter, my furry clients are a second family to me…
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…
No one ever wants to see a dog hit by a car, but you do want to be prepared so you can help. If you want to be more than a bystander, here's what to do.
It's tough when we know that our furry family members will soon be crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Here are five ways you can make the most of that time.
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.
We had the opportunity to talk with Amy Burkert from Gopetfriendly.com, who shared with some fabulous reasons RVing with your pet is the thing to do!
Bearded dragons regularly top the lists of “most popular reptile pet.” What’s not to love? They look like tiny, well, dragons. They are notoriously clingy and c…
What's a girl to do when her boyfriend isn't man enough to walk her purse pooch? She turns to the Hairy Dogfathers for some sage - and manly - advice.
Get your mind out of the gutter! There’s nothing wrong with a little bootie action… when they’re on your dog’s paws. If you want a s…
What happens when a groomer turns your dog's do into a rainbow don't? Before you get snippy, ask the Hairy Dogfathers what they would do in this situation.
We want to take advantage of the nice weather. If you're heading to a restaurant or bar patio with your dog, keep these tips in mind while dining al fresco.
Your pet needs to know that counter surfing is unacceptable behavior and that it’s something they can’t do. But how exactly to get your dog to stop counter surfing without having to resort to punishments? Here are some tips and tricks.
If your dog has an allergy, it can present itself in numerous ways. When this happens, what do you do? We know how to treat a dog with allergies.
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.
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.
The Hairy Dogfathers are all about starting the New Year off on the right paw. Here are a few resolutions that are easy to keep and involve your dog.
Dog can get into trouble at any age - and that includes eating something they shouldn't. Here's what to do if your pet is poisoned.
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…
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.…
What have you heard about paw wax? Kevin Roberts clears up a few common myths about paw wax and the right way to use it on your dog's paws.
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!)
It can feel so rewarding to rescue a shelter animal and give them a new forever home. But it can also be pretty frustrating at times, especially when your new pet is still settling in and it isn’t going so smoothly.
The perfect companion for your senior dog, ramps and steps offer mobility and accessibility for the aging pooch Getting old has advantages (“knowledge…
Is he looking for something or is he nesting? Learn the reason why your dog digs in his bed before he'll climb in for a snooze.
Traveling with pets takes some planning, and country duo Dan + Shay know a thing about that. They're sharing some of their best on-the-road with pets tips.
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.
A couple is taking the plunge and moving in together. But what do you do when you both have pets and your new apartment only allows room for one?
A neighbor's unleashed dog is wreaking havoc on walks and leaving a mess in its wake. The Hairy Dogfathers know just what to say to curb this nasty habit.
It's the most wonderful time of the year - Gay Pride! The Hairy Dogfathers have some advice when it comes to bringing your dog along to Pride celebrations.
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.