6 Fruits & Veggies That Are Harmful To Dogs

Fresh produce is usually considered to be a healthy part of the diet, and the same can be true for our four-legged friends. We love sharing snacks with them, especially if we know that they’re wholesome, but it’s first important to know which foods to avoid giving to our pets. Aside from willingly treating our dogs to a “human food” snack, sometimes our pups help themselves to the trash or counter, and that’s when we start to worry: What did they … Read more

17 Things Humans Do That Dogs Dislike

Things dogs dislike

We love our pups so much that it hurts to think we could be doing something that our dogs dislike. Or that makes them uncomfortable, sad, or scared. They love us so much in return that sometimes, they don’t make it obvious when we’re doing something they hate. Since they can’t tell us, we’ve compiled a list of 17 things that humans do that dogs don’t actually like. But lucky for us, our favorite fuzzballs always find a way to forgive us–because that’s just who … Read more

6 Things That Make Your Dog Feel Unloved

You do everything you can to show your dog how much you love them. Would you be surprised if I said you might be doing things that make your dog feel unloved without even realizing it? We all know life just gets in the way sometimes, but with a little bit of effort, your dog will finally realize and appreciate the full extent of your love for them. Here are 6 things you might be doing that can make your … Read more

14 Dog Breeds Closely Related To Wolves (You Will Be Surprised!)

All dogs have descended from wolves or other wild canids and many still maintain their primitive looks and temperaments today. Although it’s been centuries since dogs became domesticated, recent DNA studies have brought to light which of the recognized breeds are the most closely related to wolves and their ancestors. The study included 414 dogs from 85 different breeds and the results might surprise you! You can read more about the study at National Geographic. #1 – Shih Tzu Although … Read more

The 10 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds

Obedience isn’t everything. These dogs might be lazy, some are playful, and some are independent, but the one trait they all share for sure? Stubbornness! All these breeds are completely loveable and have other traits that could still make them your perfect companion… if you don’t mind a training challenge! #1 – Beagle Lovingly independent, the Beagle will find amusement anywhere if left to their own devices. There will be trouble with an indifferent owner who doesn’t appreciate what the … Read more

11 Surprising Things Dogs Smell That Humans Can’t

What things can dogs smell that humans can’t? Those super snoopers pick up just about every scent there could possibly be as canine noses are built for superior sniffing. Especially when compared to human olfactory senses. We’re pretty much nose blind next to our dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, “Depending on the breed, dogs have up 100 million or more scent receptors in their noses. And those terrific trackers we know as Bloodhounds have 300 million!” That means … Read more

What Your Favorite Dog Breed Says About You

While most dog lovers love all dogs, we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t secretly (or in some cases, not so secretly) have a favorite. It’s not that we are selective, but it’s just that certain dog breeds pull at our heartstrings a little bit more than others. With our favorite breed often comes stereotypes and certain characteristics that many owners hold true. To have a little fun, we’ve come up with a list of some popular dog … Read more

11 Things Humans Do That Stress Our Dogs Out

Humans stressing dogs out

When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they don’t understand us quite like our human relatives. Sometimes we try to have full-on conversations with them or unknowingly send them body language signals that are interpreted differently in the animal kingdom. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of 11 common things that humans do that stress dogs out. If you’ve done any of these things, don’t worry–we all have! But by being more aware, we can … Read more

12 Weird Things We Do As Dog Owners That We Try To Keep Secret

Let’s face it–we’re absolutely crazy about our pups. So crazy, in fact, that sometimes we act a little weird around our canine companions. Whether it’s baking them special treats or talking to them like they’re wittle babies, you know that your non-dog crazy friends would totally tease you if they knew how you really treat your dog. But that’s okay, we understand. For every weird little way you show your dog love, there’s another person out there who does the same thing. Here are … Read more

8 Dog Breeds For Experienced Owners Only

Finding the perfect dog to fit into your family is about more than bringing home the first pretty face you see. There are some dog breeds for experienced owners only – and for good reason. You need to think about your life and choose a dog that’ll be happy in the kind of home you can provide. To start, are you an individual, or do you have a family with children? Do you spend your free time being active, or … Read more

10 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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Sometimes it’s really difficult to say no to your dog – especially when he pins his bottomless brown eyes on you as you eat dinner. How can you deny that face? Well, in some cases you absolutely must turn your dog down. There are some foods that you should never feed your dog. Keep this list in mind the next time your pup points his puppy dog eyes at you. Now, you’ll know what is most dangerous to him. Keep … Read more

Recent Study Proves What We Already Knew: Dogs Are AWESOME And Make People Happier

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and dog lovers everywhere are taking this opportunity to spotlight the many benefits of pet ownership for our mental health.  The perks of owning a dog are too numerous to count. They protect our homes and families, show us unconditional love, and give the BEST snuggles. And now, a recent study performed by Dogs for Good (in conjunction with More Than Pet Insurance) proves that dog ownership can make a person happier as well. … Read more

Amazon has a secret “pet warehouse” section where you don’t pay full price for items

Amazon has a secret pet section where you don't have to pay full price. Photo Credit: Amazon/Youtube

A Little Known Secret for Saving on Pet Products on Amazon If you’re like me, you love the fast free shipping and great prices on Amazon. However, many pet parents aren’t aware of a little known hidden section on Amazon’s website called “Amazon Pet Warehouse.” According to their website, Amazon Warehouse “offers great deals on quality used, pre-owned, or open box products.” A video on their site explains that once an item is returned, an Amazon Warehouse specialist reviews each … Read more

Here’s How The Netherlands Has Become The First Country With No Stray Dogs!

The Netherlands holds the proud, new title of being the first country in the world to have no stray dogs. Take a sigh of relief- it wasn’t achieved with any euthanasia! It is estimated that there are about 200 million stray dogs throughout the world, which means we can all learn something from the Netherlands. A little human compassion and kindness can go a very long way! The Cultural Significance of Dogs in the Netherlands Dogs have been seen as … Read more

10 Signs That A Puppy Is From a Puppy Mill

So you are looking for a puppy, maybe you’re a first time dog owner. You have heard about puppy mills and know they are bad. But what you don’t know is how to make sure you don’t accidentally buy from one. Here are 10 signs to help you determine if the puppy you are looking at is from a puppy mill or not. #1 – Out-of-State You really should just stay away from pet stores when buying a puppy. Be … Read more

9 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

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Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral research saddened dog lovers when it showed that most dogs don’t like to be hugged. That’s not to say that our pups don’t enjoy receiving affection; they live for our love and approval! Try showing them your devotion in a language they can understand. 1. Gaze Deeply Into Their Eyes Dr, Brian Hare, Professor of Cognitive … Read more

Watch Out For These 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that dogs are descendants of the mighty wolf. Importantly though, these common household pets can actually pose a lot of different dangers to you and your family. If you’re thinking of adopting, you should know about certain risks. For your information and your safety, here are 10 dangerous dog breeds you should always be wary of. 1 – Mastiff These dogs are known for being excellent with children. Be warned: if you adopt one, you … Read more

33 Funny & Unique Dachshund Names (with PICS!)

Looking for an usual, funny or unique name for your dachshund puppy? Whether you’re looking for a male dachshund name or female dachshund name, we think you’ll find some great options below. Plus some adorable bonus pics! Special thanks to members of our I Love My Dachshund community for submitting these dachshund name ideas! 33 Unusual, Creative & Humorous Dachshund Names Ideas This is Farrah Pawcett. She came with her name from the shelter. It fits her perfectly because she … Read more

9 Signs That Your Dog Actually Loves You

Girl petting dog

We love our dogs as if they are members of our families – because to us they really are! We show our dogs we love them in so many ways outside of just their regular care and maintenance, by doing things like buying them special treats and toys. But how do our dogs tell us they love us? We have a good feeling that they do, but it would be awesome to know for sure. Sometimes it might feel like … Read more

17 Most Popular Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Some dog lovers have the misfortune of being allergic to the animals they adore, and because of this, some people have developed hypoallergenic dog breeds. These breeds may not be 100% allergen-free, but they certainly make life easier for those living with allergies. With so many to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds. #1 – Poodle Whether you’re looking for a small dog or a larger companion, the Poodle is a great choice … Read more

15 Best Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

Dog breeds for first time owners

Thinking about getting your first dog? While it seems absurd to many of us, some people have never owned a dog before – and that’s okay! We welcome you to the dark side. While there is a lot of research that goes into general dog ownership, there are some breeds of dogs that are better suited for a first-timer than others. While all dogs are individuals within a breed and can vary greatly in personalities and needs, it’s safe to … Read more

17 Best Small Dog Breeds For Families With Kids

Small dogs for kids

One of the greatest joys of childhood is growing up with a dog, and if you’re ready to give that dream to your kids, you might be asking yourself what breeds are the best small dogs for kids?  As a parent, safety is one of your greatest concerns, and this must be taken into account when choosing what breed of dog fits with your family. Some dog breeds do not do well with children, especially very young ones. But don’t … Read more

31 Dog Breeds That Have The CUTEST Puppies

Cutest puppies

When we see cute puppies, we can’t help the silly grin that comes over our faces! As a dog lover, you probably go to pieces over adorable puppies too! All those puppy wrinkles and rolls are just too much. And can we talk about those fat, round tummies? Or how puppy breath has some strange magic that makes you want to snuggle those babies all day! Like us, you know all puppies are cute, but some breeds have that extra … Read more

17 Best Dog Breeds For Kids

Looking for the best dogs breeds for children? Let us help! When dog lovers think about their family, the picture isn’t complete without a furry family member. One of the greatest joys in life is watching your children grow up with a dog sibling. But to make this dream come true, you’ll need to be sure you choose a dog who likes kids. Some dogs may tolerate children in the home, but others want nothing more than to be your … Read more

17 Things Humans Do That Dogs Dislike

Things dogs dislike

We love our pups so much that it hurts to think we could be doing something that our dogs dislike. Or that makes them uncomfortable, sad, or scared. They love us so much in return that sometimes, they don’t make it obvious when we’re doing something they hate. Since they can’t tell us, we’ve compiled a list of 17 things that humans do that dogs don’t actually like. But lucky for us, our favorite fuzzballs always find a way to forgive us–because that’s just who … Read more

11 Things Humans Do That Stress Our Dogs Out

Humans stressing dogs out

When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they don’t understand us quite like our human relatives. Sometimes we try to have full-on conversations with them or unknowingly send them body language signals that are interpreted differently in the animal kingdom. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of 11 common things that humans do that stress dogs out. If you’ve done any of these things, don’t worry–we all have! But by being more aware, we can … Read more

12 Healthy Human Foods Dogs Can Eat

There are plenty of people foods we’d love to share with our dogs, but some are much healthier than others. In fact, some foods are even toxic to our dogs. But fear not, there are certain human snacks that can actually benefit our four-legged friends. Trust us, we know how hard it is to turn down those big, begging for scraps eyes. You can bring your dog in on the forbidden tabletop foods sometimes. Check out this list of the … Read more

Here Are The Top Dog Names For 2021

When it comes to naming your dog, you just know when the name sounds right. Your dog just is that name. Of course, with an estimated 48,255,413 dog households in the U.S. alone, odds are pretty high your pup shares a name with a few others (if not way more.) Rover.com used insights from their database of over one million pet parents to determine the most popular dog names in 2021. From pop culture inspirations to favorite foods to “people names,” … Read more

Top Must-Have Tips for Traveling with Your Pup Over the Holidays

Written by guess writer Johnna Devereaux, C.P.N., Clinical Pet Nutritionist, Director, Nutrition and Wellness Bow Wow Labs The holidays are a time for joy, family, togetherness and with that—it’s often a time for stress. If you are feeling stressed or anxious this holiday season, your pets most likely are, too! Research shows that dogs’ stress levels are greatly influenced by their owners. This can be a problem because stress in dogs can often lead to destructive behaviors, such as chewing, and high … Read more

The Most Popular Small Dog Breeds In The UK

Many dog people prefer smaller breeds due to their longer-on-average lifespans and their adaptability to small living spaces. The Kennel Club released a list of the region’s most popular dogs, and several small dogs topped the list. Is your little dog one of the most popular in the UK? Check out the list of the 10 most popular small dog breeds below. 10 Small Dog Breeds Popular In The UK According to the Kennel Club’s registration data, these 10 smaller … Read more

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