How to Keep Your Pet Safe in the Car: All About Dog Seat Belts, Restraints and Harnesses

Many of us are guilty of driving a car with our dogs either in the front passenger seat or in our laps. If your dog has anxiety about car rides, it's difficult to put your pet in the back seat where you can't comfort him during your trip. And, if your pet loves being in the car, you can't help but want his adorably excited face right next to you. While you may think the...Read more

Happy Pooper Scooper Week! 5 Reasons to Clean Up After Your Dog

In celebration of clean walkways in neighborhoods worldwide, we say "Happy Pooper Scooper Week." Yep, picking up your pet's piles is such a stinky matter that the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPAWs) initiated the first-ever Pooper Scooper Week in 2002. The "holiday" encourages you to clean up after your dog year-round, not just the first week in April.   The 2019-2020 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey reports over 63.4...Read more

Do Dogs Ever Get Tired of Barking? Nope, Says Every Dog Everywhere

In the summer of 2020, a simple question went viral on Twitter: “Do dogs get tired of barking?”  unbelievable— vessence (@faporizer) June 25, 2020 “Unbelievable,” tweeted the poster, who shared a meme that says, “do dogs get tired of barking” followed by the obvious answer: “Dogs do not get tired of barking.”  We aren’t sure if the post was “unbelievable” because it’s true or because … don’t we all know that dogs never get...Read more

6 Dog Owner Laws You Should Know About

Photo by Lance Grandahl on Unsplash You probably know about laws and local ordinances that pertain to pets, especially dangerous pets. But did you know there are seven types of dog owner laws, and if you violate them, you could pay fines? Part of welcoming a dog into your family involves following your local dog laws and regulations. Non-compliance can lead to civil consequences such as fines or criminal penalties for you and euthanization for...Read more

How to File a Noise Complaint About a Barking Dog

Your neighbor’s barking dog is driving you mad. What do you do? You may be reminded of old sayings, like, “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.” In other words, always be of good mind, kind words, and good action with your neighbors.  Until, that is, it’s 3 a.m. and the cacophony of their barking German shepherd jerks you out of a deep sleep. Again. If you find yourself in this situation, you...Read more

Who Do I Call to Complain About a Neighbor’s Barking Dog?

What are the most annoying sounds to the human ear? Fingernails on a chalkboard, car alarms, squeaking brakes, microphone feedback, mosquitoes and flies, and … excessive barking dogs, according to several surveys we found. And when it’s someone else’s dog that’s barking excessively? The annoyance factor can be off the charts. Whether you’re just starting your research for tools to help you stop a barking dog, or you’ve reached your wit’s end and feel you’ve...Read more