Curious, stubborn, hungry or playful dogs can get in a lot of trouble when it comes to kitchens. Every year veterinary doctors report thousands of accidents, specifically scalding and burns associated to dogs pulling stuff from stoves or counters or owners accidentally tripping on the dog while carrying hot liquids such as soup, marmalade or […]

For many home owners a wired underground dog fence is not necessarily the primary type of fencing. A good and solid dog fence, forged iron fencing or even a well constructed brick wall will not stop a dog prone to digging. Some dogs are natural diggers and the trait is actually considered a quality. Consider […]

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The Dos & Don’ts of Dog Fence Collar Fitting

by Gayla on February 20, 2015

An improperly fitted training collar is the second most common cause of failure in association to dog containment. Today we want to shift our focus from do-it-yourself electric dog fence installation to a topic that matters more that you will ever know. A properly fitted electric training collar starts early in the shopping process when […]

For most gardeners this is a season focused on the planning and preparation of our landscaping projects for spring. From starting seedlings indoors to selecting the cultivars that we will display in our prized flowerbeds. If you are like most gardeners and share a passion for pets just as much as you love your plot […]

Having a superior view from your backyard increases the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces as well as the value of your property. for many homeowners buying a house with a golf view is the realization of a lifetime dream. With more and more golf courses opening across the nation we have noticed a rise in […]

When we think about flock protection we often neglect to consider homegrown risks like our own dogs. If your dog is not a breed specifically bred to guard your flock you can safely assume that their instinct will be that of a predator. Domestic dogs, including those belonging to you as well as those belonging […]

Giving Back to Man’s Best Friend

by Gayla on September 24, 2014

Finalist: Amy McBirney Cal Poly San Luis Obispo The key to improving quality of life for our canine companions in the future is to educate owners about the essential physical and social needs of their cherished, loyal pets. For years, Man’s Best Friend has faithfully rescued, fought, waited, worked, played, and served, never asking anything […]

Finalist: E. Salz University of Missouri As a veterinary student, and the proud mother of my own pup, I understand how easy it is to become attached to these furry four-legged friends of ours. It’s also easy to understand how traumatic it can be to lose the canine you care so much about. Sad as […]

What to Do Before Your Dog is Lost

by Gayla on September 22, 2014

2nd Annual Dog Fence DIY Scholarship Finalist P. Etchegoyen Kansas State University The operative point is not “what to do when your dog is lost,” the operative point is what to do before your dog is lost. Yes, there are lap-dogs which do not require exercise and large spaces to obtain such, but most dogs […]

Finalist: S. Morici Cornell University/Auburn University DVM Program Throughout the United States many issues exist that deteriorate the quality of life of the canine population as a whole. Tragedies such as dog fighting and animal abuse are often more common than we would like to admit, and of course, the frequency of euthanasia of shelter […]