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.

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.

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: 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.

4 Dog Mushing Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Noob

Bad habits are hard to break, so why not avoid them in the first place? Steer clear of these dog mushing mistakes that make you look like a rookie.

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…

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 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…

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.

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.

5 Simple Tips for Giving Your Dogs Equal Attention

Dogs get jealous of their canine siblings. How do you make sure everyone gets enough love? We've got a few tips for giving equal attention to all your dogs.

Tips To Follow When Rehoming A Dog

You're faced with a decision that breaks your heart - you need to find another family to care of your dog. We've put together some tips for rehoming a dog.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Four’s Company?

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?

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.

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.

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

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.

Dating Advice From a Crazy Dog Guy

After a long winter hibernation, it's time to put your sexy self back on the market. Author Douglas Green has a few tips if your "Plus 1" is your pet.

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.

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.

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.

7 Ways To Get Your Dog Ready For Winter

Before the weather outside turns frightful, make sure you and your dog are ready for winter Brrrrrr! It’s already starting to get cold outside. In no t…

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…

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.

How To Treat A Dog With Allergies

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Ask the Animal Communicator: I Don’t Think My Pets Like Each Other

Life in an interspecies family can appear idyllic from the outside looking in. But it can be quite another story from the inside looking out! For instance, what…

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.

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…

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.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Concerns About Pets in Costume

Pet clothing, including holiday costumes and everyday wear, is quite in vogue these days. And it can be a lot of fun to dress up your pet. But is it as fun for your dog as it is for you?

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: How Soon is Too Soon?

A dog's death will leave a hole in your heart - when is the right time to bring home another pup? The Hairy Dogfathers talk about grieving and moving on.

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.

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!

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…

4 Cool Tips On How To Avoid Hot Dogs This Summer

Now that the warm weather is upon us, we want to spend all our time outdoors… with our dogs! We’ve got a few tips on how to beat the heat when y…

Nine Toasty Tips To Keep Your Senior Dog Warm Outdoors This Winter

The star and the inspiration for this post is Kevin Roberts’ dog, Willow, who has since crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He brought her home when she w…

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!

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Nosey Neighbors Raise A Stink

Woo hoo! The warmer weather is upon us – but as the snow melts, it soon reveals smelly surprises (we mean dog poop). When it starts to stink, the Hairy…

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…

Tricky Tips On How To Hide Your Dog’s Medicine

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.

How to Stop Your Dog From Begging at the Table

You're enjoying a meal - when you look down, and notice your dog staring at you. Here's how you can stop your dog from begging at the table.

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.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Front Seat Doggie Drivers

Don’t you hate back seat drivers? How about front seat drivers… ones that have four paws and sit on their owner’s lap while behind the whe…

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.

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…

How Do I Know What’s the Best Dog for Me?

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?"

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!

6 Well-Bred Tips For Keeping The Peace In A Multiple Dog Home

The more, the merrier? Not always, especially in a home with multiple dogs. Here's how to handle your pack and ensure your household doesn't go to the dogs.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Opinions Breed Ignorance

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.

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Bearded Dragon Won't Snuggle With Me

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…

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.

Expert Insight: Dr. Marty Becker and Winter Pet Wellness Tips

"America's Veterinarian" is an author, expert TV guest, and chicken-breast fondler. Dr. Marty Becker shares dog health tips to keep in mind over the winter.

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Cat Is Always Hiding From My Friends

The feline mystique is real. As any true cat lover knows, it is impossible to make a cat do anything a cat doesn’t want to do. And sometimes this can make for truly awkward interspecies family situations.