In our last blog post, we took a look at some foods in their natural form which can be bad for your pup’s health. However, as you might expect, there are a number of man-made foods which can be just as bad! Hopefully, this list will help to improve your dog’s health and reduce any bad feeding habits. Some of these are fairly well-known, but others you may not have known about!View full article →
If you plan to take your canine out and about with you when it's hot outside, you should definitely learn the signs your dog is overheated, as well as how to help them. It's not always obvious if your furry friend needs your help, so being as prepared as possible is step one in making sure everyone has a great time playing outside.View full article →
In case you need another reason to snuggle your pup: According to a new study of more than 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life. The research, which is the latest in a growing body of work, suggests that canine companions may be good for human health—especially for people who live alone.
Why do people choose the dog that looks most like themselves? Go to any park, and you will see the strange phenomenon of the canine mini-me. Far from being skin-deep, the answer may give you a new appreciation of the intense bonds we humans have forged with our four-legged friends.View full article →
How often have you looked at your dog and thought, ‘why on earth are you doing that?’ Well, you’re not alone. At Peppy Pooch we’re constantly wondering what’s going on in our dogs heads. It turns out that all dogs share a common set of behaviors, some are funny some are gross but they all tell us something about how our furry friends are feeling.
Check Out These 10 Common Dog Behaviors And What They Really Mean.View full article →
Here at Peppy Pooch, we’re not such big fans of winter! The cold weather of winter can be as hard on our dogs as it is on us. Unless you have a northern dog, such as a Husky or a Malamute, most dogs cannot spend a lot of time outdoors comfortably. However, winter can be a fun time for both you and your dog as long as you take precautions. Here are some tips to get you and your pup through the winter months.
Summer is in full swing and it’s not just people who are melting in the heat, pets also need to be considered. As much as we welcome the sun and fun at Peppy Pooch, it’s important for us to remember that the high temperatures can have a major effect on our dog’s health. Canines can easily get overheated because the only ways they release heat is by panting and through a limited number of sweat glands between their toes. Here are some useful tips to help keep your pets cool in the heat.View full article →
In our last blog we looked at how to manage your dogs behavior while out on your walks, specifically what techniques to use to prevent pulling and jumping towards strangers or other dogs. Once you are managing your walks, it’s time to start training. You are going to begin at home, with no distractions and gradually move to harder and harder situations.
You are going to work on 3 concepts: keeping focus on you, loose leash walking, and sit to greet or leave it.
If your dog can master these 3 training skills, she will be a polite walker regardless of.........View full article →