Getting older can be a confusing time for your dog. They start to have less energy, they start to experience physical changes like vision and hearing loss, and their dietary needs change too. All of these changes, however, do not mean that their zest and enthusiasm disappears! On the contrary in fact, as their years of wisdom equips them with all sorts of mischief and know-how. To help make a dog’s golden years really sparkle though, there are lots of little things we can do to greatly improve their quality of life. Here are some simple tips to improve your senior dog care and to make their life the best it can be! (more…)
There are many factors that can cause anxiety in dogs and alter their once super obedient behaviour into total chaos. (Did you know that common dog anxiety symptoms involve acting out?) And one of the most underrated causes of anxiety in dogs stems from us – their devoted pet parents. That’s right! We may be more responsible for our dog’s anxious ways than we realize.
Dog’s are acutely in tune to body language, it’s the primary way they communicate and interact with the world around them. So if their human suddenly exhibits anxious, nervous energy (and all the subtle body language that accompanies that state), you can bet your bottom dollar that that dog will react to that anxiety by either mirroring the energy themselves or acting out.
Today we’re chatting with Dr. Shalini Bhat, owner of The Movement Boutique and functional medicine practitioner, to learn all about anxiety relief techniques that we can practice for our own well-being and in turn, that of our dogs’. (more…)
“Go get your ball!” “Fetch your bone!” “Bring your toy here!” How often do we hear ourselves calling these things to our darling dogs? On the daily, am I right? How often pupper gets it right though is another story all together. However, training your dog to know the difference between their ball and their teddy bear, for example, isn’t as impossible as it sounds. It all comes down to a question of how to teach your dog new words. In fact it’s a really wonderful DIY Thinking Dog Game to provide mental stimulation.
This is something we’ve done with our first fur-baby here at Pawsh since she was a wee pup. Here are our tips to help teach your dog to know their toy names.
As the world embraces social distancing and self isolation amidst the terrible COVID-19 pandemic, many of us find ourselves at home with our dear dogs. Unable to go the park or have puppy play dates, this time spent at home can result in some cooped up behaviours bubbling to the surface for your fur kid.
It’s our hope that this list of fun dog activities at home will help you keep your pupper entertained and mentally stimulated during this time. And let’s not forget either, that our dogs are goofy little beings. Which means that the chances are they’ll make you laugh during any of these 5 fun dog activities at home!