Entries by Hot Dog on a Leash

Socialize Your Puppy

All puppies go through critical stages – important times when the environment profoundly influences later behavior. There are several critical stages in your dog’s psychological development, and some excellent books on the subject. Here’s information that will help you handle your puppy properly. Early socialization is critical to a dog’s healthy psychological growth. Think it’s […]

Ways Pets Support Mental Health

The bonds between humans and animals are powerful. And the positive correlation between pets and mental health is undeniable. According to a 2015 Harris poll, 95 percent of pet owners think of their animal as a member of the family. And that’s true no matter how old we are. Children, adolescents, adults, and seniors all find […]

How Dogs Can Help With Depression

Depression is a widespread issue in the U.S. affecting about 40 million adults. Fortunately, there are many ways to feel better. Talking to a licensed psychiatrist can make a huge difference and there are so many effective medications out there. Exercise and healthy eating can help too, as can opening up to and spending more […]

12 Healthiest Human Food Dogs Can Eat

There are plenty of people foods we’d love to share with our dogs, but some are much healthier than others. In fact, some foods are even toxic to our dogs. But fear not, there are certain human snacks that can actually benefit our four-legged friends. To see what they are, check out this list of […]

Dental Health for Dogs; A guide to cleaning your dog’s teeth!

Dental health has a major impact on a dog’s over all physical well-being and poor oral condition can lead to many different kinds of medical conditions and diseases. With veterinarians pushing their dental chews, dental kibble and expensive surgical dental cleanings, it is hard for pet owners to decipher the best way to promote oral […]

Summer Heat Can Be Tough On Your Dog’s Paws

Pavement, asphalt, wood, metal, sand and car or truck surfaces can become very hot during the summer months. These materials absorb heat from the sun and can stay hot for hours even after the sun has gone down. Temperatures on these surfaces can exceed 145° F! Tips to Protect Your Pet’s Paws in the Dog […]

A Guide to Leash Pressure

Teaching your dog/puppy to understand the meaning of leash pressure is extremely important.  Pressure from the leash, whether created by the handler or the dog, is going to be a factor in your dog’s life, in one way or another, so it’s important that they understand it’s correct meaning. When properly understood, a dog will […]

How to Teach a Puppy to Walk on a Leash

Many people think that dogs just innately know how to walk politely on a leash, but this skill is something that needs to be trained. Fortunately, it’s one of the easier skills to teach a puppy. Introduce him to the collar or harness and leash. Start out by letting him get used to wearing a […]

CBD Oil: Can It Help Dogs With Aggression?

Having a dog that displays aggression can be frustrating. You love your dog, and even if you aren’t worried about your dog hurting anybody, it can feel isolating to have a dog that shows aggressive behavior to the point where others stay away and you avoid taking your dog out of the house as much […]