3 Things That Can Help Your Senior Dog Avoid Dementia

Did you know that cognitive dysfunction syndrome, also called dog dementia, affects a large percentage of our fur children? More than a quarter (28%) of all dogs between the ages of 11 and 12 show at least one symptom of cognitive impairment. By the time a dog reaches 15, more than two-thirds (68%) of all dogs show at least one symptom and more than a third (35%) display at least 2 symptoms of cognitive decline. Luckily, there are some things you … Read more

12 Camping Safety Tips For Dogs

Camping can be a great way to vacation and take the along your furry best friend. You get a break from the urban jungle and your dog gets to smells all those fun new things, roll in stuff, fetch sticks and play in the water. But camping can also be hazardous if you are not prepared. David Wright, Resident Trainer for Zingy (the “uber of dog walking”) and Founder of iWorkDogs Dog Training Co., shared with us his 12 camping safety tips … Read more

The Top 5 Mistakes Owners Make With Their Dog’s Toys

Buying dog toys seems super simple. You pick out something, remove packaging, give it to your dog and you’re done. But managing your dog’s playtime, including which toys you choose for him, can directly affect his quality of life – and yours! If you’re making any of the following common dog toy mistakes, know that changing up even one of these things can make a big difference for you both.  1. Not Replacing Worn-Out Toys We don’t ask our dogs … Read more

The 12 Best Toys For Senior Dogs

While senior dogs don’t need as much exercise as puppies, it is still very important that they remain active. Regular play sessions get the blood flowing to the joints, which can alleviate pain and slow the progression of arthritis. Playing also helps prevent weight gain as the metabolism slows, and keeps your senior’s brain active, helping to stave off dementia! Besides, just because your pooch is aging, doesn’t mean he can’t still enjoy a good toy! Whether your old pal … Read more

A Story Of Love: A Little Brown Dog And His AgriChew

Ike’s a chocolate-colored Chihuahua Dachshund mix (so we think), I call him my lil’ choco-chi-weenie. We got him from a local shelter in November 2016. Like plenty of dogs, Ike likes toys. He’s pretty excited when I bring a new toy home, but for the most part the toy is a big hit for a bit and then is forgotten in a corner after a few days. It’s fine, and I actually try to rotate his toys so that I … Read more

4 Simple Ways To Help Your Obese Senior Dog Shed Weight

As we get older we rest more, exercise less, and our bodies lose shape. It happens to the best of us – our dogs included. Your dog may look comfy in his new, softer body, but that doesn’t mean that he is, and extra weight comes with extra issues. Dogs who are overweight are more likely to suffer from cardiac disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer – things that senior dogs are already more at risk for than younger pups. That’s … Read more

Farmers Have Kept This Insanely Durable Dog Toy a Secret for 12 Years!

Post-It Notes. The Microwave Oven. Pacemakers. X-ray Machines. What do all these products or technologies have in common? They were all invented by complete accident. Sometimes, the most meaningful and impactful products are just that, happy accidents. That’s why when we heard about this weird, ultra-durable “dog toy”, we had to investigate. Mark Smith is the owner of a small family business that makes parts for the agricultural industry. Smith’s company is dog-friendly and one day during a meeting, the office … Read more

How a Farming Company Accidentally Invented Possibly The World’s Strongest Dog Toy

Post-It Notes. The Microwave Oven. Pacemakers. X-ray Machines. What do all these products or technologies have in common? They were all invented by complete accident. Sometimes, the most meaningful and impactful products are just that, happy accidents. That’s why when we heard about this weird, ultra-durable “dog toy”, we had to investigate. Mark Smith is the owner of a small family business that makes parts for the agricultural industry. Smith’s company is dog-friendly and one day during a meeting, the office … Read more

Skijoring With Your Dog Is The Winter Sport You Never Knew You Loved

When sledding, snowboarding, and skiing get old, animal lovers turn to a more extreme kind of winter sport. It’s not as well-known as dog sledding, but skijoring is kicking up powder in terms of popularity. The underrated activity is like dog sledding without the sled and skiing with the added twist of being pulled by either canine or equine. It’s the challenge of staying on your skis while being towed by your favorite four-legged partner. Extreme sport enthusiasts are skijoring … Read more

Originally Built for Shelter Dogs, This “Odd Ball” is Now Available Online (Plus an Awesome Twist!)

Interesting Fact: Did you know shelter dogs that are seen playing with toys are 70% more likely to be adopted? If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. When potential adopters get to see the personality and playfulness of a shelter pup, the potential for connection increases. When we learned this fact, it hit us like a ton of bricks. Our immediate thought was: How can we get more toys into shelters? Sadly, shelters are often under-resourced and must focus … Read more

The Ultra-Critical Thing All Dog Parents Should Do With Their Pup’s Toys

Pup parents know that mental stimulation is crucial for their dog’s overall health and well-being, as is being physically active. Luckily, there’s an easy solution for both these things: playing with toys!   Most dogs love toys, and some may even have a favorite. But after awhile, you may notice that your pup gets a little bored of the same pile of playthings. And as many pup parents know, boredom can lead to destruction, depression, and even weight problems in dogs. In … Read more

The 10 Best Toys For Young Adult Dogs

When dogs reach one year of age they officially leave puppyhood behind them, but that doesn’t mean they lose their love of play. In fact, young adult dogs are more primed for action than ever! They have a full set of powerful adult teeth; their awkward “teenage” limbs are fully developed and ready to run; and their eager young minds are always in search of fun and adventure! These 10 toys are perfectly designed to keep adult doggos happy, healthy … Read more

Why Natural Rubber Toys Are Best For Your Pup

We know you want what’s best for your pup. You feed him the best food you can find. You make sure he gets all the exercise and attention he needs. You’re always filling his bowl with fresh water. But have you ever considered whether his toys could be better for him – or more specifically, if the material they’re made from is as healthy as it could be? If you have a “shredder,” you’ve probably spent plenty of money buying … Read more

5 Reasons Playtime Is Vital For Your Dog’s Health, No Matter Their Age

Letting your dog indulge in a long game of fetch or a romp through the park may seem like it’s all fun and games, but doggy playtime is about a lot more than that. No matter what kind of play your pup likes to participate in, encouraging playtime will have a big impact on your canine friend’s overall health and well-being. Dogs of all ages benefit from daily play sessions. From puppies still learning to control their limbs to senior … Read more

Ask A Vet: Why Is Play Important For My Dog?

Everyone thinks play is fun, but did you know that play can actually change your brain for the better? It seems to be true for people and many other animals, especially dogs. We prioritize play for our human children and we should, because research indicates that children are better adjusted and happier if they have free play. Would it not stand to reason that play might also benefit our dogs? Dogs are not human and we know it. They cannot … Read more

6 Fun Ways to Stimulate Your Pup’s Mind Through Play

Dogs never stop playing! From puppyhood straight on through their golden years, they exercise their bodies and strengthen their minds by romping, chewing, leaping and fetching. Lifelong play ensures that dogs stay fit and healthy while staving off boredom, mischief and premature aging. To keep your best friend fur-ever young at heart – and mind – try these 6 fun toys, puzzles and DIY games! 1. Treat Balls Treat dispensing balls like the Brain Ball by Project Play available in our store … Read more

3 Reasons To Buy Your Dog A New Toy Once A Month

We love spoiling our pets! Be it with treats, pats, or snuggle time, there’s few things more rewarding for both human and dog than showering affection on your buddy. They love it. We love it. It’s a win-win for everyone.   Buying your dog new toys is a big part of that, and it’s a good idea to give new toys regularly. It’s more than just “spoiling” your dog – there are very real benefits to bringing home new toys … Read more

A Safer & More Fun Alternative to Your Dog’s Tennis Ball Habit

For ages it seems the tennis ball has been hailed as the favorite toy among dogs. Many dogs are quite skilled at shredding them, which causes many owners to joke about their dog having a “4 balls a day tennis ball habit.” 😀 While tennis balls are understandably fun due to their bouncy nature and irresistible fuzzy surface, many veterinarians have written about the dangers of the ball causing throat or intestinal obstructions, and the possibility of the fuzzy surface grinding … Read more

Why Dogs Prefer This Bizarrely Shaped Toy Over a Tennis Ball

For ages it seems the tennis ball has been crowned as the favorite toy of dogs. Many dogs are very adept at shredding them, which causes many owners to joke about their dog having a “3 balls a day tennis ball habit.” 😀 While tennis balls are understandably fun due to their bouncy nature and irresistible fuzzy surface, many veterinarians have written about the dangers of the toys causing throat or intestinal obstructions, and the possibility of the fuzzy surface grinding … Read more