One thing that really grinds our gears here at dogPACER is when we hear that a whole breed of dog is given a bad reputation just because some owners raise and breed their dogs as weapons. In those cases, it is not the dog’s fault. It is the ignorant and angry owners. Sadly, that is often not how the media sees it, and they brand these dogs as dangerous. Here are five breeds that have been unfairly banned or given an unfair bad reputation at some point.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it started a discussion in the office about what treats you shouldn’t share with your dog on the holidays. We know when family comes around, they sometimes don’t know what foods might be dangerous to dogs, so we thought it might be a good time to write out a list for you guys and let you know what foods to make sure the dog doesn’t get as left overs during or after turkey day. Or on any holiday for that matter!
With the cold weather already here in most parts, a lot of our readers and fans ask us about what our best advice is for cold weather running and dogs. Truth is, our advice should be pretty obvious to you guys by now. While we will tell you that you can get your dog “shoes”, or special clothes they can wear to keep them warm, you know what the best thing to do during winter is? Run your dog on one of our dogPACER treadmills! We will remind you of some season-worthy reasons.
When we think about a dog saving someone’s life, we often think of it in as literal a sense as we can. We imagine the dog pulling someone from a flaming wreck, or scaring off some violent home invaders, but what if the story is not that literal, but just as exceptional? That, my friends, is the story I want to tell about me and the dog that saved my life, but in a very different way than what you would expect.
Sometimes, it will astound us that we may have missed a topic that seems really relevant to dog owners. In this case, we are talking about dog C.P.R. How to do it. When to do it. Some simple ways to make sure you C.P.R methods are up to date and safe for the dog. The reality is, most dog owners will never need to use this information, but for the few who may need it, it is priceless and can make all the difference in saving a dog’s life.
Though these pieces are often sad to write, more needs to be done about heart disease and congestive heart failure in dogs. More will not be done until more is known and more people are informed, and that is why we’re here. It may not be an easy thing to talk about or try to fathom, but that is the reason dogPACER treadmills exist. To keep your dogs fit and healthy, and minimize the risk of such debilitating diseases.
Here at dogPACER, we pride ourselves on teaching the masses the simplest ways to keep their dogs as happy and as healthy as can be. While this often equates to us talking about the importance of exercise, or some fun things to do with your dog, it also means we sometimes like to use our voice to help teach ways to ensure your dogs are feeling loved enough. In this case, we are going to use our (proverbial) voice to teach you how to use your (literal) voice with your dog. Remember these words: tone is EVERYTHING!
We want to take certain things that seem to be taboo in dog culture and change that for people. One of those things we want to address is dogs with depression. First off, if your dog gets depressed, do not hold any guilt for that. It is not your fault. In most cases, animals get moods just like humans, and some animals feel moods very differently than some others. As oppose to brush it under the rug or pretend it does not exist, we thought we would take a moment to offer you some things you can do to help your dog overcome their depression and get back to their old selves in no time.
As we are sure many of you know, the sole reason we exist is with the mission in mind to eradicate dog obesity. It is a big problem that only seems to be getting bigger (no pun intended) and only if we all become collectively aware of it, can we do anything to stop it. The first way to stop is to do all we can to PREVENT it. That is where we come in. DogPACER to the rescue!
You know we generally focus on doing posts that can better both you and your dog’s quality of life. This means we often focus on how to keep dogs fit and healthy. Today, for a light-hearted change of pace, we thought we would make a list of the most famous dogs from pop culture. Dogs that not only inspire and entertain us, but were well known for entertaining all the world and making their breeds more well know and beloved in the process.