Jan 2018

The Dog-Friendly Guide to Road Trips


All dog owners know that bringing your pets along for the holiday is part of the fun of travel. But, of course, travelling with a pet in the car can sometimes be quite stressful but with these handy tips, it doesn't have to be! Whether you’re headed away for a weekend at the beach, a camping trip, or week-long stay at a cabin in the mountains, taking your dog on your trip should be a wonderful treat, not a chore! 


How smart is your dog? Check out this list of 10 most and least intelligent dog breeds


So you think your pooch is a canine Einstein? You're not alone, thousands of dog owners believe their furry friends are blessed with a unique intelligence but the truth is your dog's intelligence is dependant on a number of factors including lifestyle, and of course, breed. In his book, The Intelligence of Dogs, Stanley Coren takes a look at the brightest and ditsiest breeds based on results from over 200 professional dog obedience judges.


Help my dog's a food thief! What to do when your dinner isn’t safe


Pup parents often love to share everything about their lives with their furry friend but sometimes we want to keep our dinner all to ourselves (especially when said dinner could contain ingredients that are harmful to your dog!). So what's a dog owner to do when their dog insists on stealing food off their plate, kitchen counter tops, or even the braai grill? 


5 Tips For Taking Great Photos Of Your Dog


Every dog owner will tell you that you can never have too many photos of your dog. But, they’ll also tell you that taking photos of a dog can be a little bit tricky at first. So, if you’re interested in moving on from blurry close ups of your dog seconds away from licking the camera towards beautiful frame-worthy shots of your beloved pooch, then these five tips will prove to be a lifesaver!


5 Surprising Must-Haves For Grooming Your Dog At Home


Taking your dog for regular grooming appointments can be a costly affair but that doesn’t mean you should avoid grooming altogether. These at-home grooming tips can help extend the time in between visits to the groomers and keep your dog’s coat in tip-top shape. These surprising grooming must-haves are every groomer’s secret weapon and will prove to be a lifesaver in a pinch.


Everything You Need to Know About Doing the Heimlich Maneuver on Your Dog


Here’s what to do in an emergency.

If your dog chews on everything he can find then he definitely runs the risk of choking at some point down the line. We know it can be hard to stop your pooch from chewing on things other than the toys you give them so it’s important to learn how to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on a choking pet in case of an emergency.


5 Winter Coats to Keep Your Pup Warm & Snug


Winter has finally arrived and while we humans are starting to feel the cold seep into our bones there’s no doubt that your furry friend is starting to feel the effects too! So, while you’re shopping for winter warmers for your own wardrobe don’t forget to pick up something for your favourite pooch as well. Smaller and naturally skinny dog breeds can be particularly susceptible to cold weather and it’s important to give your pets a little extra protection from the elements when the cold fronts hit.


Don't Shave Your Dog's Beautiful Coat - Here's How to Groom Your Dog for Summer Comfort


Summer is on the way and while it might be tempting to shave your dog to get him ready for the warm weather season the truth is not all dogs should get the annual summer shave. If you're the proud dog parent to a double-coated breed then put the sheers down and listen. Although their coats might look warm, the double coat actually allows dogs to regulate their temperature and keep them cool in summer. Instead of shaving your pup here are a few grooming tips and tricks to keep your dog cool and their coat shiny and healthy in summer.


5 Simple Tips for Cleaning Up Dog Hairs


There’s no doubt you love your furry friend but that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to dislike having their fur everywhere. Depending on the breed of dog you have gracing you with their presence at home, dog hair can end up on your clothes, carpets, furniture, and the floor. Here are 5 simple tips on how to keep your home free from dog hair… most of the time.