While it is true that dogs bark as a means of communication, excessive or unnecessary barking can be annoying to owners, as well as their neighbors. We are often asked how to get a dog to stop barking, and we have found there are a number of methods that can help train your dog to minimize the unwanted noise.
With careful introductions, a cat and a dog can share a home together peacefully and respectfully, without any drama or fighting. Whether you are welcoming a new cat to your resident dog or vice versa, take it slow and follow this guide to ensure a successful and stress-free introduction.
Dogs are loving and great company, which makes our four-legged friends the best travel buddies ever. However, you can’t just hop in your car and drive off into the sunset. There is some prep-work you’ll need to do first. Follow these steps to ensure that both you and your pup have the best road trip possible.
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, so it's time to take an extra look at how you can protect your furry family members from this preventable killer. Is your dog currently on a heartworm preventative? Read more to know the facts and discuss your heartworm prevention techniques on the Jolly Pets Playhouse Forum.
Our dogs may not fully understand us and give back everything we’ve done for them, but if you really look at it, what they return is something much better. They teach us some of the best lessons in life. Here are just ten of the important life lessons that we learn from our dogs.
February is Responsible Pet Ownership Month, and in the spirit of this important month of observation, we are going to cover what it really takes to be the best pet parent you can be. Here are the four main guidelines to take into account before welcoming a pet into your family.
Some lucky breeds are built for the snow and are safely insulated by a second undercoat that grows during the winter months. But other breeds aren't as fortunate and need a helping hand when it comes to staying warm in chilly weather. Here is a helpful guide to help you determine if your furry friend needs a coat.
Many people get anxiety over the thought of training their dogs. However, these tips will make the training process much easier. If you practice these unique training methods, you will surely see a difference in the relationship between you and your dog.
Is your dog urinating while wagging their tail each time you return home? Although you may be tempted to think that your dog is just difficult to potty train, this problem is more a behavioral one. Here are some tips to better identify and curtail small dog excitement urination.
Play is your secret weapon to take training your dog to a whole new level. As a result of using dog training games, your dog will be quick to do anything you ask and enjoy doing it as well! Here are five dog training games that help with everything from impulse control, to focusing while distractions are present.
With January being both National Walk Your Pet month and National Train Your Dog month, there couldn’t be a better time to teach your dog (puppy or adult) some proper leash etiquette. Simply follow these instructions, and you'll find that leash training your pup isn't as difficult as you think!