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5 Dog Grooming Tips That Every Dog Owner Should Know

5 Dog Grooming Tips That Every Dog Owner Should Know To be able to groom your dog efficiently, it is primarily essential to know and understand the whole process and keep the equipment at hand. It is also important to remember that grooming your dog regularly will not only add to its aesthetic appeal but also keep it healthy and happy. If your dog’s coat is left unclean, there could be pest infestations that involve a whole lot of trouble. The first step in the grooming process is to know the breed of your dog and find out its exact requirements. Listed below [...]

7 Reasons Your Dog Has Destructive Behavior

Written by Samantha Randall – Editor-in-Chief at Top Dog Tips The 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 Anxiety Dogs with separation anxiety may start acting out or acting destructively as soon [...]

3 Cool Dog Gadgets To Give Your Home A Futuristic Look

3 Cool Dog Gadgets To Give Your Home A Futuristic Look This is the 21st century. It is certainly a different world today. According to American pet products association, Americans pet spending has reached $63 billion the last year (2016).  These days technology and gadgets aren’t just for humans, there are hundreds of amazing high-tech tools out there for puppy lovers. With this new technology, we the pet owners can maintain our busy lives well while making sure that our dogs are not feeling alone. With something for everyone, here are the three high-tech dog gadgets that can help improve [...]

Partner Giveaway with Impact Dog Crates

We have partnered Impact Dog Crate to-do a giveaway. This weeks (11/3) Freebie Friday is going to be especially special because we are teaming up with our partners Impact Dog Crates to offer our followers the chance to win not only an Impact Dog Crate, but a Petchatz HD too! WHAT IS IMPACT DOG CRATES? Each Impact Dog Crate is made in the USA from American-made, high-quality aluminum and a powder coated finish, meaning it’s both durable, lightweight, and will help reflect heat away from your pup. HOW DO YOU ENTER? STEP 1- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Make sure you [...]

A Women’s Way of Parenting A Dog

Have you ever been told you’re not “Alpha” or dominant enough? Are you facing challenges with parenting you dog? You don’t need to change to parent a great dog, there is another way. We’ve heard variations of this from many women over the years. Whether your dog pulls on the leash, plays inappropriately with you or other dogs, jumps up on the kitchen countertops or is showing displays of growling, snapping or biting. All these problems are related to your dog being dominant or your failure to be Alpha. We want EVERY woman to know, you DON’T have to be Alpha [...]