How to Extend Joint Care for Dogs

How to Extend Joint Care for Dogs
Stiff, achy joints are an inevitable part of life for most dogs.  In fact, one in five senior dogs has osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis found in canines.  While wear and tear is inevitable as a dog ages, there are certain things that pet owners can do to extend joint care for dogs, which will be discussed here.

The Dogs at Ground Zero

The Dogs at Ground Zero
People across the country this week are remembering the tragic events surrounding 9/11, While we will forever honor those who lost their lives and the first responders who spent countless hours on-site, we also would like to also like to acknowledge another group of first responders: the four-legged heroes that rescued and comforted countless people both following the attack and today.

Grooming Your Dog for Hunting Season

Grooming Your Dog for Hunting Season
If you’re not seeing the results you’d like hunting conventionally, consider enlisting the help of a hunting companion. Perhaps one that you know, love, and already possesses the skills and characteristics to be a good hunting partner? We’re talking about your dog.

Socializing: It’s not just for humans

Socializing: It’s not just for humans
As you’re thawing burgers, cleaning the house, and readying for your Labor Day festivities, have you thought about how you’ll prep your pup? Having large numbers of people in your house can be quite the shock to dogs who aren’t used to it. This is why socializing your dog is an important practice to exercise as a dog owner.

WINPRO Training: A Hunter’s Best Friend

WINPRO Training: A Hunter’s Best Friend
Leaves turn from green to orange. The wind brings a chill. And camouflage makes an appearance everywhere (well kind of…). Here in Iowa, this means that hunting season is here. Whether you’re after deer, ducks, or turkey, man’s best friend is here to not only keep you company but give you an edge out in the woods.

Medical Detection Dogs: Can They Really Sense Cancer?

Medical Detection Dogs: Can They Really Sense Cancer?
Many believe that dogs really do have a sixth sense, and while yes, it can typically be attributed to their heightened sense of smell, the medical field is not only putting it to the test, but putting it to use. Most notably, dogs have been known to – and are now being employed to – detect certain types of cancers, yes cancers, in patients.

Happy Tails: 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip

Happy Tails: 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip
There’s still plenty of summer of left and many families are gearing up for their annual road trips. Instead of getting a dog sitter or visiting the local kennel, check out these five tips for taking your pet with on your fun family vacation.

Speak: Does your dog really know what you’re saying?

Speak: Does your dog really know what you’re saying?
Sit, stay, fetch, heel speak! All of these are common words dogs of all breeds are expected to know. But have you ever wondered just how much your dog understands when you speak to them? Whether you chatter constantly with your furry companion or just sit together watching television, dogs encounter lots of words throughout the day. And you may be surprised at how many they understand…