One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is cooking great food with even better company. I love baking and I love my dog (of course!). With these recipes, I get to do one of my favorite things for my favorite doggy. Don't let your pup miss out on the holiday fun by trying out some of these delicious (and safe for human consumption) holiday treats. 1. Gingerbread Dog Cookies What you'll need: 2 eggs 2 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon molasses 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour 1/4 t
By Hannah Stein The winter holidays are only a few weeks away and family is coming to town, so you've got to impress. Try showing off your dog's smarts by teaching your pup these fun tricks! Here are some tips before we begin: 1. Make sure your dog has a motivator. For some dogs it's treats, a clicker, or a toy, while for other dogs, it's their special bond with you. 2. Keep training sessions short and brief. It's difficult for a pup to learn if they are tired or frustrated.
By Hannah Stein Crate training is based on a dog's natural instinct to create a den. As a training tool, crates are a great way to potty train, set up house rules and manners, and give your dog a safe zone. Before we begin, keep these thoughts in mind: 1. The crate is NOT a punishment, it is their safe space and home. 2. Dogs should not be crated for too long. Make sure your dog is getting proper exercise and social interaction on a daily basis. If you are keeping your dog in
By Hannah Stein Thanksgiving is just around the corner! You plan to cook for Fido, too, right? Sadly, you cannot give into every craving your pup has. Here is a list of some of the most dangerous foods and what not to feed your dog. Our first six foods are dangerous to eat because they are toxic: 1. Chocolate This is probably the most well-known human food that is toxic to dogs. Chocolate is toxic because it contains substances called methylxanthines, which stop certain metab
By Hannah Stein Does your dog bark every time the doorbell rings? If so, then you know how difficult it is to celebrate Halloween at home. Trick-or-treaters travel from house to house enjoying the festivities. When they get to your home, they are frightened by your pup’s defensive howl. You may be dreading the constant headache from a yappy dog, but you can use this holiday as a valuable training opportunity. Here are a few of the best ways to train your dog to remain calm at
By Hannah Stein Get every family member involved in the Halloween festivities this year! Need some inspiration? Check out these adorable DIY costume ideas to dress your pup up for the spookiest night of the year. 1. Beanie Baby If you are looking for a simple costume, try making your pup an IRL stuffed animal. First, create a “Ty” Beanie Baby logo out of felt or paper. Attach the “Ty” Beanie Baby logo to your pups collar. This costume is especially great for any dogs that res
By Hannah Stein One of the best parts about fall is the amazing food! Don't let your pup miss out on the pumpkin flavored fun by trying out some of these delicious (and safe for human consumption) autumn treats. 1. Pumpkin and oatmeal cookies What you'll need: 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup oatmeal 2 cups whole wheat flour Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine pump