Dog-Friendly Vacations: Best Places to Travel With Your Pets

Know what's better than hanging at home with your dog? Going on vacations with dogs. Today's hotels, resorts, parks and attractions realize that pets are part of our families. They make it easy to find pet- and dog-friendly vacations. Vacations with dogs can be fun, exciting, and adventurous with a bit of planning. Travel can be less stressful when you don't have to worry about leaving pets behind. It can also be less expensive (sometimes...Read more

How Does Scent Training for Dogs Work? And Why Would You Need It?

You’ve seen the crime shows where a dog sniffs an article of clothing and leads the police to a missing person. Or perhaps you’ve been in an airport and seen police use dogs to sniff travelers and wondered, what are they looking for? These dogs are actually detection trained. While not every dog can become a detection dog, scent training can benefit your pet. You might be surprised to learn that scent training for dogs...Read more

9 Interesting Facts About Dog Nails

Trivia about … dog nails? Fun facts about dogs’ nails? Who’d have thought it was such a thing. Maybe you have a specific question about dog nails or you just want to brush up on some pet trivia. You’ll get no judgment from us. Understanding the purpose and structure of your dog’s nails helps you understand how they need to be groomed and cared for. So, here are nine interesting facts about dog nails.   1....Read more

February is Responsible Pet Ownership Month. What Exactly Does That Mean?

February is Responsible Pet Owner Month, which is a nice way to remind current and soon-to-be pet owners to think about what that means. From nose to tail, cradle to grave, here is our list of what responsible pet ownership means.  Pick the Right Pet As a responsible pet owner, your first task is to ensure you select the right pet for your home and lifestyle. We know it's difficult looking at all the adorable...Read more

List of Pet Holidays for 2021

Looking for some reasons to rejoice in the new year outside of it not being 2020? How about 12 months of pet holidays 2021? That's an entire year of special days to recognize everything pets, including people and organizations that help make the lives of our furry friends better. So while we humans mark days like “National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day” (Nov. 15) and “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (Sept. 19), we find reasons...Read more

First Pets in the White House — A List of Presidential Dogs

Over the years, a number of presidential dogs — and a menagerie of other animals — have called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home. As new dogs prepare to take up residence in the White House in January, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of the most notable first dogs in the White House. Enjoy! Becoming a First Dog, White House Pet While it's an honor becoming First...Read more

New Year’s Dog Resolution for 2021

Contemplating your New Year’s resolutions already? Thinking about changes you want to make to help you live a happier, healthier dog life? We have five New Years dog resolutions for 2021 to help you get started. Learn New Dog Tricks Hoping to learn a new skill or interested in taking some classes in the coming year? Teach your dog one new trick every month, using positive reinforcement dog training. Here are two to get you...Read more

Christmas Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers (2020 Edition)

Well, here we are at the end of 2020, and what else could we write about but what we hope will become an annual Christmas tradition. Presenting our 2020 list of Christmas gifts for dogs. You might see some familiar items from our BarxBuddy shop -- we are, after all, an online store for pet lovers. However! We're not all about us; we've included gift suggestions from dog-related sites we like.  First, let's stuff the...Read more