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7 Dog Parks I Highly Recommend

7 Dog Parks I Highly Recommend 0

My Top Dog Parks I love to take road trips. Since it’s the only way I travel with Cookie, I make sure that I check out which dog parks I should visit during our journey. And trust me, there is no shortage of dog parks in the USA. So I’ve compiled my list of most memorable dog parks that I’ve explored. Some are near to you and some are far. And one I never went to with Cookie, but when I stumbled across it while in Hawaii, I knew that it was a place Cookie would love. Nevertheless, it’s safe to say that all of these parks will make your dog very very happy! #1 New York – Prospect Park It’s not every day a New York dog gets to let loose. And as a native New York city dweller myself, this park always brought so much joy to me and Cookie. When considering some of the top dog parks in the country one that designated “off-leash hours,” and in New York City area, it had to be on the list. The terrain is beautiful, expansive and it’s in Brooklyn after all. Who can resist! #2 Kansas – Shawnee Mission Off-Leash Dog Area A dog park […]
Tips On Camping With Your Dog.

Tips On Camping With Your Dog. 0

Spring is here, and it couldn’t be any more perfect to go camping with your dog. I fell in love with camping from the very first time I stepped foot onto a camp site. I just loved the sense of adventure it gave me. The freedom expressed through exploration and minimalism. So when I took my dog for the first time…it elevated my experience to a whole new level. However, there are some rules that all pet-parents need to abide by when taking your dog camping. Thankfully, most camp sites allow canines to join in on the adventure. All it takes is some planning. Trust us, our furry friends are the only one’s having more fun then we are when we go camping with dogs.   National, State, And Local Parks Easily enough, the rules for dogs are listed on every park’s website. The National Park Service map is a helpful resource for learning more about rules across the park system. The same guideline for national parks applies to state and local parks: Rules vary, so you will need to consider your daytime plans and check with the agency that manages the land.   Tips for camping with your dog Your […]
6 Reasons Dogs Change Lives. What Having A Dog Really Means

6 Reasons Dogs Change Lives. What Having A Dog Really Means 0

Of course, we know that dogs are ‘man’s best friend’. However, is there more to this relationship than meets the eye? I take a closer look at why we humans are so attracted to dogs. And in my curious findings, I discover a plethora of benefits.     6 reasons of what having a dog really means and how dogs change lives. Less Sickness –  With disinfecting agents everywhere we turn, one would assume we are getting healthier because of it. However, the reality is different. We disinfect too much and it is leaving our bodies exposed to less biodiversity. This increases our chances of getting sick. Thankfully, our doggies are covered in good germs. This means that there is a greater diversity in bacteria that enters the home. Which is good for us! Fortunately, this benefit helps people with dogs get ill less frequently and less severely than people—especially children—with cats or no pets.   Better For Allergies – Increased Resistance to Allergies Now, this may seem contrary to what most people think. However, growing up in a house with a dog makes children less likely to have allergies or develop allergies throughout the course of their lives. Now if your dog has allergies, […]
6 Dog-friendly Companies That Make The Cut!

6 Dog-friendly Companies That Make The Cut! 0

I’m super super lucky to work for Waggles.com a company where I can bring my dog into the office any day I please. For us it’s just normal. So it got me thinking are all companies like ours? Companies today must offer perks to their employees that reach far beyond a 401K and a gym membership. In fact to recruit and keep high performing, quality employees you must be creative in showing your workforce just how appreciated they are. And with only about 7 percent of employers allowing pets at work, you can believe that it is only the smartest, most forward-thinking companies that fully understand what pets mean to their employees (Human Resource Management).   Ginger, an English bulldog, stands watch while at work with her owner, Will Pisnieski, at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif., in 2012. #1 Waggles.com Waggles.com is a high-quality pet boutique. It offers the #1 rated raw dehydrated pet food to poop-bags and even probiotics for our fur-babies. This small online company is based out of Florida where every employee has a dog and without a question, we can bring dogs in the office whenever we please. In fact, many of their doggie models are in-house employees’ fur-babies […]
Labradors, America’s Great Love For This Beautiful Breed

Labradors, America’s Great Love For This Beautiful Breed 0

BREED SPOTLIGHT: LABRADORS The Labrador, also known as a Lab is America’s most popular and well-known dog breed.  The Labrador dog breed has topped the chart for well over 25 years now, and by the look of things, will keep that title for the foreseeable future. Look at them…They are beautiful!     Some things come and go, fads, trends, music fades, but one thing that has remained fairly consistent is American’s love for the Labrador. It’s not hard to see why. For many, the dog embodies all the ideal qualities of a perfect dog. Labradors are extremely friendly, playful, intelligent, loyal, and they have a stable temperament. This special dog breed is full of energy. They need special food to help keep their energy and weight just right.  Surprisingly, this American favorite household pet isn’t originally from here. It came from Newfoundland, Canada. Labrador’s weren’t always called Labs. they were formerly known as the St. John Water Dog named after the St. John Waterway. During those times, the St. John Water Dog assists fishermen with their nets and catches. They were excellent swimmers and can endure cold temperatures in the water. Later these water dogs were crossed with sporting dogs to produce […]
The Wild Dog

The Wild Dog 0

As cute and cuddly our dogs may be, they did descend from another type of dog. The wild one!     More particularly, the African wild dog. It is now on the endangered species list. It’s been estimated that its global population is somewhere around 3,000 to 3,500. With an average lifespan of 11 years; they are carnivores. They eat a raw meat diet and often, hunt their meals in packs. Scientifically known as Lycaon Pictus which literally means painted wolf in reference to their variegated fur with white, black, brown and yellow coloring. A peculiar trait of these animals is that every member of the pack has a distinct pattern that makes the easy to identify. The dog also called the African hunting dog. It is among the ruthless and efficient predator with an 80 percent hunting success rate! This is far higher than the lion’s 30 percent success rate. Pretty impressive I’d say! These hunting dogs were once known to roam most part of the African continent. Unfortunately, it now only roams the sparse woodlands and open planes of sub-Saharan Africa. Unique physique Unlike other canids, the African wild dogs have a distinct body characteristic – only four […]