Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: It’s A Groomin’ Rainbow Nightmare

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.

Pet Tips for Home Seekers and Sellers

Buying or selling your home, especially when you have a pet, means you need to take extra steps to ensure you find the right fit for your furry friend.

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

6 Reasons You Need To Camp in Style With Your Pooch in an RV

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!

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.

Wax On or Wax Off – What You Need to Know About Paw Wax

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.

Stress-Free Tips for Keeping Your Christmas Tree Safe From Your Dog

You've decorated the Christmas Tree and it looks fabulous... that is, until your dog spots it! Make sure your tree survives the holidays with these tips.

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.

How To Load a Kong Like A Pro: Sausage Gun Hack

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!

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…

The Holidays Are Here… And So Are Puppy Scams

Did you know that the holidays are a time for puppy scams? In fact, according to a report from Veterinarians.org, California is the state with the most repor…

How Much Does A Dog Cost?

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…

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.

Introducing A New Dog Into Your Multi Dog Household

If you're planning on adding a new dog into your multi dog household, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure all of your pets are just happy.

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.

5 Smart Tips For Curing The Back-To-School Dog Blues

Now that summer's over, Kevin Roberts, an elementary school teacher and dog dad, has a few ideas to keep your pup's mind occupied until school lets out.

Losing A Pet: Dealing With The Death Of Your Dog

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.

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: No Walkies, No Lovin’!

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.

8 Egg-cellent Tips For A Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Release the hounds! Put on those bunny ears and follow these tips for a fun Easter egg hunt your dog can take part in. Ah, the Easter egg hunt. The original…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: A Dog By Any Other Name

Our “Hairy Dogfathers” are here to offer expert and practical advice. Dog trainers (and handsome hubbies) Kevin and André are here to answ…

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Grand Day for a Grand-Dog

Your daughter's big day has arrived... but she's not the one in white, her dog is! A grandmother asks the Hairy Dogfathers for advice about the big day.

How To Live Peacefully in a Multispecies Household

You could say that Kevin Roberts lives in a zoo. And because a variety of pets call his house a home, he's had to face the challenge of keeping the peace.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Therapy Dog Fraud?

Just because you can register your pooch as a therapy dog, does it mean that you should? A few thoughts on if a dog should be registered for convenience.

5 Apartment Hunting Tips for Pet Parents

Looking for a place to live with that allows pets can be tough. For better luck landing an apartment for you and your pet, follow these five tips.

How To Prepare For Your Dog’s Journey Across The Rainbow Bridge

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.

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…

Proper Canine Camping Etiquette For Well-Mannered Mutts

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 to Find a Reputable Service Dog Training Program

We've seen a growing crop of scammy organizations offering "Service Dog Certification." If you have legitimate need for a service dog, do it the right way.

Bootie Call: Bootie-licious Tips For Picking Out Dog Boots

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…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: In Need of a Donation Rescue!

After being stood up by a rescue, a pair of grieving pet parents doesn't know what to do with their dearly departed dog's possessions.

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.

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.

What’s The Deal With Designer Dog Breeds?

What is the draw of designer dog breeds and what are some of the most popular examples? Things you should know before bringing a designer dog home.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Bad Manners At The Dog Park

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…

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.

How To Help A Dog Hurt In A Traffic Accident

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.

What To Do With Dogs That Eat Poop

Dogs that eat poop (also known as coprophagia) may be trying to tell you something. Let's go over a few ways you can break your dog from this icky habit.

You Give Love a Bad Name: 8 Ways NOT To Love Your Pet

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.

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.

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.

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.

Country Duo Dan + Shay Share Touring Tips For Traveling With Pets

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.

Is It Okay to Have Sex in Front of Your Dog?

Birds do it, bees do it - hey, it's natural! But it can be hard to do when someone is watching you. That's why you may ask if it's okay to have sex in front of your dog.

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.

Why Do Dogs Dig in Their Beds?

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.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide For When Friends Are Watching Your Dog

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…

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…

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 - Family Friction

Interdog aggression is one of the most common reasons why pet dogs are relinquished. What can you do when everything you’ve already tried to help two dogs get along fails?

How To Safely Walk Your Dog In The Big City

Walking your dog in an urban metropolis isn't for the faint of heart. Before leaving your big-city high-rise, check everything off this 12-step checklist.

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.

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.

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? To start 2015 off on the right paw, the Hairy Dogfathers want to share their own New Year’s Resolu…

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

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…

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!

Pros and Cons of Having a Dog at College

Is it a good idea to get a dog while you're at college? Before you decide, be sure to go over all the pro and cons to keeping a pooch while in school.