This post is filled with oldies, but goodies. As the countdown to say goodbye to 2017 begins, I’m looking back at this year’s most popular Proud Dog Mom reads. On this list, you’ll find a little of everything — home-grooming tips, training advice, and a healthy dog treat recipe.
How To Cut Your Dog’s Nails (Without Being Afraid)
Routine nail trims are essential, but it can be extremely stressful when it’s time to bust out the clippers, reach for your dog’s paws and start trimming. In this article, we briefly talk about the importance of nail trims and I step you through how to successfully trim your dog’s nails. I’ve even included a video tutorial to show you how to safely trim black dog nails – when you can’t easily see the quick. Because home grooming shouldn’t be a horrible experience for you and your pooch.
5 Tips To Get Your Dog To Stop Barking
While excessive barking can make you want to pull your hair out at times, it’s important to remember that it’s a natural behavior for your pup. Barking is the way he communicates and, of course, he’s going to feel the need to alert you when an intruder is approaching (by “intruder” I really mean a friendly neighbor)! There are a few things you can do to get your dog to stop barking at inappropriate times. Follow these steps, be patient, and stay consistent.
6 Indoor Dog Activities To Keep Your Pooch Stimulated
If the bad weather has you stuck indoors then check out these six boredom-buster activities. These ideas will come in handy when in need of creative ways to stimulate your pooch both physically and mentally.
4 Essential Commands To Teach Your Puppy
Along with cuddling and playing with your new precious puppy, it’s always a good idea to start teaching essential commands early. The earlier you start training, the better. Training doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Since your puppy’s attention span isn’t that long, aim for 10-minute sessions. This little amount of time makes a world of difference. Trust me, being able to communicate with your pooch is life-changing.
Homemade Chicken Jerky Recipe For Dogs
I started making this homemade chicken jerky a few years ago after I first looked through the ingredient label of my former favorite store-bought treats. While they were advertised as “All-Natural,” one of the first ingredients listed on the bag was sugar … followed by a whole bunch of preservatives and ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce. So if you’re looking for a super healthy and downright delicious chicken jerky treat for your pooch then check out this recipe! No dehydrator? No problem! This easy recipe uses an oven.