“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!
Taking our precious fur-babies to the vet can be a nerve-wracking experience at the best of times, but what do we do when we don’t see eye to eye with the doctor? Today we’d like to share a personal story in case any of you find yourselves in this position in hopes that it helps you navigate a disagreement with your vet. (more…)
A challenge that many dog parents face is incorporating plants into their home decor that don’t harm pupper. Many indoor plants are toxic to dogs (and cats) and can be extremely dangerous to their health — a tricky business that we had to navigate here at Pawsh when designing our studio office earlier this year. Fortunately, our friends at IKEA Canada have lots of pretty dog-friendly plants solutions. (more…)