Written by Samantha Randall – Editor-in-Chief at Top Dog TipsThe main reason why dogs are rehomed or end up in shelters is due to destructive behavior. It’s no surprise that owners can become very frustrated when their dogs start chewing furniture, destroying belongings, barking incessantly, and engaging in other destructive behaviors. But this behavior is rooted in causes that can be easy to fix if you dig a little deeper.Here are the most common reasons for destructive behavior in dogs and what to do about them:Separation AnxietyDogs with separation anxiety may start acting out or acting destructively as soon [...]
Wish to Help Your Family Bond With Your New Pet? Here Are 5 Ways Your dog is more than an animal. It is your gateway to unconditional love and affection. For your dog to feel the same, it is essential for your dog to be given an opportunity to bond with the family. If you have kids at home (here’s a list of family-friendly dog breeds), try including with our pet so that they learn to share your time and affection. 1. A Weekend Getaway If you are carrying your dog along with you then the best place would be near the beach or the [...]
Dogs are social animals, and they’re not meant to spend their days alone. They evolved in packs, and just like people, they need environmental stimulation. Of course, you’d love to play with your pet all day, but you have to work. Don’t feel bad--there are plenty of solutions! Read on to learn about the effects of loneliness on a dog’s physical health and emotional well-being, and what you can do about it. Whether your pet acts out or suffers in silence, there are signs to look for and steps you can take to solve the problem.Impaired DevelopmentPuppies and adolescent [...]
When you decide to have a pet dog, you take on a huge responsibility. You have the responsibility for a new life, and you must take care of them since they cannot take care of themselves.Most people tend to forget the fact that dogs are living beings, too, and they can have the same problems that human beings do; but they cannot be verbal about it. Just like human beings have mental health issues, dogs may develop them, as well. These problems mostly arise when dogs have been left home alone all day at home. Since most people are [...]
Halloween is right around the corner. All of your friends are starting to shop, or they finished shopping weeks ago. We have put together a list of 10 costumes that will make your co-workers jealous when they give your photo a 💗 on Instagram.If you love scary clowns, horror movies, or pop culture, this can be an instant hit. We had to go into the internet archives for this one. Nyan Cat was famous before anybody knew about the Kardashians, Donald Trump was a reality tv host, and internet was still a fad.Bring back this classic to impress even your most [...]
Having a dog for a companion can be great as dogs are friendly, loyal, and cute. However, individuals who live in small apartments and don’t have time to walk or play with their dog all day, or have limited mobility might be concerned about adopting a hyperactive dog.