Most people prefer purebreds, and sure, these dogs have their charms. But, do you know what happens when you mix two breeds of dog together? A mutt, yes! A beautiful, cute mutt that will melt your heart away. They might not be as “luxurious” (if you think about dogs this way) as purebred dogs, but mixed-breed ones get the best of both, which make them some of the loveliest house pets there is out there. Don’t believe me? Look at our selection of the top 5 cutest mixed breed dogs and tell us if you still don’t think they’re the [...]
Instead of choosing and adopting a pet on a whim, you should put in plenty of preparation. Before choosing a pet, research the pros and cons of different species and breeds.
Home grooming seems to be a trend that is growing in popularity. There are a number of reasons for this, not only does grooming your pet yourself save you money but it is also a great way to spend some quality time with your dog. This is particularly important for those of us with busy lifestyles which can often mean leaving our dogs at home for long periods at a time. Not only should you look to ease this separation while you’re away but it also means you should value the time you do have with your pet even more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Your dog shows you so much love and is always there for you. Each one of us dog owners wants to return the favor, so we shower them with treats and toys. Take it a step further by building your furry friend a cozy home, with your own two hands. Whether you make it from scratch or repurpose an old item, you can customize a DIY dog bed to fit your pup’s personality! There are tons of ideas out there; here are a few popular ideas that almost anyone can do!
Every day, we hear about 100’s of stories of how PetChatz improves people lives. We hear about Military members calling their dogs from across the world, college kids calling their puppy in-between classes, parents calling their fur-babies while on vacation and working dog moms and dog dads calling on lunch breaks. Today we heard a story that took our breath away. We can all agree that your home is a special place. A place where you feel safe. All of your belongings and loved ones are located within those four walls. Deanna, a PetChatz Pack Member, had an intruder violate this [...]
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 Development Puppies 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 [...]
The PetChatz Response to the Heavy.com review: Petcube Bites vs. PetChatz HD: Which Is Right for You? Recently, Heavy.com made a comparison between Petcubes Bites and PetChaz HD. Although we respect the author and Heavy.com, we want to take some time to give the full picture to the pet parents who are making this important decision for their fur-family member on what dog treat camera to invest in. The link to the full article is below. 1. Look and Feel Heavy.com review “PetChatz looks exactly like what it is: something made for pets.” In the design and creation of PetChatz, we went [...]