Dog Tips and Advice

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Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With wdreview.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. wdreview.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Four’s Company?

A couple is taking the plunge and moving in together. But what do you do when you both have pets and your new apartment only allows room for one?

How To Safely Walk Your Dog In The Big City

Walking your dog in an urban metropolis isn't for the faint of heart. Before leaving your big-city high-rise, check everything off this 12-step checklist.

8 Egg-cellent Tips For A Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Release the hounds! Put on those bunny ears and follow these tips for a fun Easter egg hunt your dog can take part in. Ah, the Easter egg hunt. The original…

How To Groom Your Dog at Home

What are you to do when Fluffy starts looking far more matted than amazing? What can you do when your regular grooming shop is not available and you have lea…

How Do I Know What’s the Best Dog for Me?

You fall in love with every dog you see. But when it comes to ownership, an important question to ask is "What's the best dog for me?"

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

If you don't want to take your dog to a groomers to have it professionally done, you can learn to trim dog nails yourself with these easy steps.

How To Load a Kong Like A Pro: Sausage Gun Hack

Perfect for dogs that need to be kept busy, treat toys are a godsend to pet parents. But did you know that there's an art to stuffing treat toys - it's a sausage gun!

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Tugging on Walks and Heartstrings

A shoulder injury caused by a pack of pulling dogs has one reader feeling guilty about one-on-one walks. The Hairy Dogfathers know how to handle this issue.

You Give Love a Bad Name: 8 Ways NOT To Love Your Pet

On Love Your Pet Day, give your pet extra TLC. But not all tokens of affection are what they may seem. Here are 8 ways not to love your pet.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Beach Bummed Out

Surf's up, dude! No dog's allowed on the beach? Bummer! The Hairy Dogfathers have a few tips to insure your beach-side vacay doesn't turn into a wipeout.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Drooling to Go to the Dog Park

A proud pet parent can't wait to bring her new puppy to the dog park with his older brother. Is it too soon? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few suggestions.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Unleashed Dog a Neighborhood Menace

A neighbor's unleashed dog is wreaking havoc on walks and leaving a mess in its wake. The Hairy Dogfathers know just what to say to curb this nasty habit.

The Holidays Are Here… And So Are Puppy Scams

Did you know that the holidays are a time for puppy scams? In fact, according to a report from Veterinarians.org, California is the state with the most repor…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Bag Deal Breaker?

There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a restaurant doggy bag for your dog when you’ve got food left over on your plate. But what about leftove…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Front Seat Doggie Drivers

Don’t you hate back seat drivers? How about front seat drivers… ones that have four paws and sit on their owner’s lap while behind the whe…

Nine Toasty Tips To Keep Your Senior Dog Warm Outdoors This Winter

The star and the inspiration for this post is Kevin Roberts’ dog, Willow, who has since crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He brought her home when she w…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: It’s A Groomin’ Rainbow Nightmare

What happens when a groomer turns your dog's do into a rainbow don't? Before you get snippy, ask the Hairy Dogfathers what they would do in this situation.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Nosey Neighbors Raise A Stink

Woo hoo! The warmer weather is upon us – but as the snow melts, it soon reveals smelly surprises (we mean dog poop). When it starts to stink, the Hairy…

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Why Did She Shop, Instead of Adopt?

A shelter dog advocate is up in arms when a family member "rescues" a dog from a breeder. The Hairy Dogfathers have some ideas on keeping the peace.

Expert Insight: Dr. Marty Becker and Winter Pet Wellness Tips

"America's Veterinarian" is an author, expert TV guest, and chicken-breast fondler. Dr. Marty Becker shares dog health tips to keep in mind over the winter.

Pooch Poaching: How You Can Prevent Dog Theft

Don't let your dog become a sad statistic. Dog and pet theft is on the rise. Protect your furry family members with these tips that can prevent dog theft.

Winter SOS: Cold Weather Safety Tips for Dogs

Winter serves up its own set of safety concerns when it comes to our dogs. By being proactive, you can ensure your dog as a warm and toasty winter.

Raising A Green Dog: Tips On Being An Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

How can you reduce your global paw print? Here are a few tips on how to do your part for the environment - it's easier than you think to have a green dog!

Proper Canine Camping Etiquette For Well-Mannered Mutts

Pitching a pup tent with your pooch this summer? Here are some tips on how to ensure you and your pet will be welcomed back to your favorite campground.

6 Sparkling Ways to Ring in the New Year With Your Dog

Raise your paw if you think New Year's Eve is over-priced and over-blown! Ring in the New Year with your dog (you know he'll love to kiss you at midnight!)

The Quest For Dog: One Writer’s Search For The Perfect Dog Begins

Bringing a dog into your home shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It takes research, dedication and lots of planning to make sure you and your…

Planing Your Pet’s Future: What All Pet Parents Should Do First

A non-profit animal welfare organization helps you ensure your pet gets continued lifetime care in case they outlive you.

How to Dog-Proof Your Outdoor Barbecue

It’s barbecue season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Here’s how to ensure your BBQ is a success and keep your dog out of trouble Now that…

Top 10 Things To Do On Your Dog’s Summer Bucket List

After a long Canadian winter, my dogs and I are so ready for the dog days of summer! To make the most of our summer time fun, I have devised my ultimate summertime bucket list.

7 Verified Tips for Landlords Renting to Pet Parents

For landlords who want to rent to people with pets but have been burned in the past, we've got seven things to check before your furry tenants move in.

What’s The Deal With Designer Dog Breeds?

What is the draw of designer dog breeds and what are some of the most popular examples? Things you should know before bringing a designer dog home.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Don’t Got Game

What do you do when your dog doesn't share your passion for the sport of agility? Instead of being benched, the Hairy Dogfathers have some advice to share.

4 Dog Mushing Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Noob

Bad habits are hard to break, so why not avoid them in the first place? Steer clear of these dog mushing mistakes that make you look like a rookie.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs

When your dog starts scratching from fleas, do you scratch your head about what you need do? Don't worry - we know how to get rid of fleas on dogs!

How To Groom A Dog

Here are the basics you'll need to know on how to groom a dog. Feel free to print it out and keep it on the fridge for quick reference.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: A Dog By Any Other Name

Our “Hairy Dogfathers” are here to offer expert and practical advice. Dog trainers (and handsome hubbies) Kevin and André are here to answ…

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Around the House?

Do you have an indoor shadow? If your dog follows you around the house, there may be a few reasons why this happens.

5 Apartment Hunting Tips for Pet Parents

Looking for a place to live with that allows pets can be tough. For better luck landing an apartment for you and your pet, follow these five tips.

What to Do If Your Dog is Poisoned

Dog can get into trouble at any age - and that includes eating something they shouldn't. Here's what to do if your pet is poisoned.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

The Hairy Dogfathers are all about starting the New Year off on the right paw. Here are a few resolutions that are easy to keep and involve your dog.

6 Sanity-Saving Tips On How To Manage Your Multi Dog Household

Your home doesn't have to descend into furry anarchy! We have a few sanity-saving tips on how to manage your multi dog household.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Adopt a Dog With Your Partner

You're thinking of taking a big step in your relationship - adopting a dog as a couple. Before you do, ask yourself these six important questions.

How To Prepare For Your Dog’s Journey Across The Rainbow Bridge

It's tough when we know that our furry family members will soon be crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Here are five ways you can make the most of that time.

Dating Advice From a Crazy Dog Guy

After a long winter hibernation, it's time to put your sexy self back on the market. Author Douglas Green has a few tips if your "Plus 1" is your pet.

Responsible Pet Ownership: Beyond the Basics

Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.

How to Perform a DIY Physical Exam on Your Dog

You know your dog better than anyone. Employ a hands-on approach when it comes to your dog's health in between regular veterinarian appointments.

How To Live Peacefully in a Multispecies Household

You could say that Kevin Roberts lives in a zoo. And because a variety of pets call his house a home, he's had to face the challenge of keeping the peace.

Bootie Call: Bootie-licious Tips For Picking Out Dog Boots

Get your mind out of the gutter! There’s nothing wrong with a little bootie action… when they’re on your dog’s paws. If you want a s…

How Much Does A Dog Cost?

Few people actually sit down and plan out every expense related to owning a dog. And let’s face it – it’s close to impossible to work out t…

Why You Shouldn’t Give Pets As Gifts This Christmas

You love the idea of a puppy popping out of a gift wrapped box. But unlike most gifts, animals can't be returned or exchanged if it's not the right fit.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: In Need of a Donation Rescue!

After being stood up by a rescue, a pair of grieving pet parents doesn't know what to do with their dearly departed dog's possessions.

Helping A Child Cope With A Loss Of A Pet

Losing a pet is hard on the whole family, no matter the circumstances. Children are often especially burdened by the loss of a pet as death is hard for them…

Does Your Dog Have A Sleep Problem?

Since dogs spend a big portion of their day sleeping it away, it stands to reason that just like humans–our furry friends may have sleep issues as well…

Pet Tips for Home Seekers and Sellers

Buying or selling your home, especially when you have a pet, means you need to take extra steps to ensure you find the right fit for your furry friend.

How to Find a Reputable Service Dog Training Program

We've seen a growing crop of scammy organizations offering "Service Dog Certification." If you have legitimate need for a service dog, do it the right way.

4 Calming Tips to Ensure Stress-Free Pets This Holiday Season

Do your pets go into excitement overdrive during the holidays? Here are a few tips to make sure your dogs and cats enjoy the festive season stress free.

9 Blowout Tips On How To Throw A Legendary Dog Party

Ain't no party like a doggy party! It's time to celebrate National Dog Party Day and throw a bash that'll have your guests throwing their paws into the air.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: First-Time Parent Jitters About Fur And Huma

An expectant couple’s first human baby is on the way… but will the two adopted furbabies treat their new brother or sister like family? Here&rsq…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Unwelcome House Guest?

A wannabe dog owner is moving into a friend’s home – is this the right time to adopt a dog? The Hairy Dogfathers offer these housewarming tips (i…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Birthday Blues

Birthdays are a time to celebrate... especially for pet parents. But what do you do when you don't know your dog's B-Day? The Hairy Dogfathers want to help!