The Best Dog Breeds for Kids

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If you’re thinking about getting a dog, and you have a young family with children, here are some of the best dog breeds to consider. Some dogs can act differently around children, so it’s important to know some of their tendencies before adopting or purchasing.

child laying on couch with dogCavalier King Charles Spaniel

These adorable dogs are small in size, which is already a great trait for kids. They are very friendly and lively and do not have aggressive tendencies. They have silky-soft fur and love to be cuddled on the couch.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are the most common family dogs. They love kids, adults and other pets in the house. They do have high energy levels, which means they need exercise and lots of playtime. This is good for children. They are also known for cuddling up after dinner time in the living room. Very lovable family pets.

Golden Retriever

Goldens are also amazing dogs to have around your children. They do require a good amount of exercise, activity, and playtime, but they know when to relax in the evening. They are lovable and constantly want to be around you.

French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are perfect small dogs to have around your family and children. They have a playful attitude, and they are very easy going. They learn and adapt fairly quickly. Perfect for small children, they love to play and spend time with you. They can get tired out pretty easily, so it’s important not to over exhaust them, especially in the hot weather in the summer.

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Store Meds Away from Your Dog

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It’s important to always keep your medication out of reach from your pets. Over the counter and prescription meds can be very dangerous for your pets if they get a hold of them. When using medication, make sure you always keep it up high in the bathroom cupboard, and put them away right after use…. Read more »

Nutrition Tips for Dogs

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Having a healthy and happy dog is essential to their life. Just like humans, dogs need a good nutritious diet for them to live a long life without major health problems. If you’re starting out with your dog, we want you to get off on the right foot with feeding and nutrition. Water This is… Read more »

How Often Should I Get My Dog Groomed?

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Getting your dog groomed professionally is important for their hygiene and health. The biggest question is how often you should do this. It can be different for every dog depending on their physical attributes. Short-Haired Dogs Short-haired dogs don’t need to be groomed too often. Occasional baths will get them clean and help them stay… Read more »

Why It’s Important for Doggy Playdates

Dog playdate

Your dog’s social life is incredibly important for their development. When cooped up in the house with no socialization with other dogs, they may become uneasy around other dogs when introduced. It’s vital to start with some playdates early on, so they get accustomed to being around others. Development and Behavior Incorporating playdates in your… Read more »

The Routine Grooming Needs of Poodles

Grooming a Poodle

Did you recently welcome a new poodle puppy into your home or adopt an older poodle for your family? Either way, you should take the time to learn about the different grooming needs your poodle will need in the  coming years. It’s very important to make sure your poodle is groomed properly to ensure that… Read more »

Things to Look For in a Dog Play Facility

Dog Play Facilities

What are some things to look for in a dog play facility? Social Preferences Does your dog like socializing with other dogs or not? Some dogs can be “loners,” so they might want to stay at a place where they can have their own space, away from other dogs, and, perhaps, short play times with… Read more »

How Groomers Are Able to Keep Dogs Still

Dog Groomer

One of the reasons most people take their dog to a professional groomer is because groomers seem to have the amazing ability to get dogs to stay still! The reality is that most dogs become fearful and fidgety with groomers, too, but the groomers have some things working in their favor to help make the… Read more »

Factors That Affect How Often You Should Bathe Your Dog

Bathing Your Dog

Do you bathe your dog too often? Keep in mind that dogs naturally groom themselves. They don’t need you to give them a monthly (or weekly) bath. In fact, too many baths in a short period of time can strip away natural oils in your pet’s coat. Skin irritation is likely to occur. Hair follicles… Read more »