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Dogs Life at Home

Ways to Make Your Pet’s Life More Interesting–Without Spending Any Money

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Do-it-yourself puzzle games and toys can entertain your dog when you’re not home, and interactive play can build and strengthen the relationship between you. Our handout offers tips to get you started.

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Dogs Life at Home Travel & Safety

Winter Exercise for Small and Short Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Our dogs need mental and physical stimulation all year round. With a little ingenuity, you can keep your small dog happy and active even in winter months!

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Birds Life at Home

Purposeful Playtime: Pet Birds Need Toys for Mental and Physical Health

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever wondered why toys for pet birds are so intricate, colorful, varied in materials and textures, and downright fun-looking? Could you imagine your hookbill happy with anything less than a toy he can spend hours chewing on, shredding, swinging from, and flinging from side to side? Our pet birds are highly intelligent creatures. […]

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Perfect Setup: Plan Your Bird’s Cage Environment With Care

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Bringing a new companion bird home can be exciting for you but frightening for your bird. The key to introducing your new feathered friend to your home in a Fear Free way is to plan for and set up his new cage and environment in a mindful manner before you bring him home. Maintaining an […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Flirt Your Way to a Tired Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Boing! Boing! The Boxer puppy was bouncing all over the place, her wiggly butt somehow defying physics and going in different directions at once. “We take her for three walks a day!” her owner complained. “She’s never tired!” Taking your dog for a walk is great for mental enrichment, but to truly exercise your energetic […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Playing in a Winter Wonderland

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Most dogs love snow, the exceptions being some small dogs and dogs without much haircoat. That said, throw a jacket and some booties on them and even dogs such as German Shorthaired Pointers love to skijor and sled. Here are some ideas for winter fun with your dog. Backyard Play The best snow for dogs […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home

8 Ideas for Getting Out That Pent-Up Energy This Winter

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Dogs everywhere seem to be afflicted with the zoomies these days. With the arrival of winter’s challenging weather coupled with the spike in COVID cases, many pet parents and their dogs are forced to stay socially distant, spend more time in our homes and cancel travel plans for at least the upcoming winter months. That […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home

Hide and Seek: Just Add Dogs!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Hide ‘n seek is the greatest dog game ever because there are so many benefits. It keeps children (or adults) engaged. There’s some exercise involved for dogs. When the dog inevitably finds the person hiding, the human-animal bond is enhanced. It’s a great way to reinforce calling your dog to you. And most of all, […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home

Quash Quarantine Qualms: Brain Games to the Rescue

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you and your dogs stuck at home hiding out from the coronavirus? They’re probably wondering why they’re not getting as many walks or car rides to different places. Changes in their routine can be stressful. You can help to reduce their stress—and yours—with some mental activities that are perfect not just when a pandemic […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats

Play: It’s Not Just for Kittens

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Kittens are born with an amazing ability to seek and pounce—but not right out of the womb. That aptitude develops in partnership with physiological changes as they grow. At first, they are helpless, fully dependent on their mother. Their only focus is staying warm, finding their mother’s teats, and sleeping. Their mother’s licking not only […]