Archives for December 2010

Looking Back at 2010

We were just looking back at a similar post we wrote at the end of 2009, the end of DogTipper’s first full year in business. With the help of our always-eager product testers (who remind us to step away from the computers at least twice a day), our site has doubled in size…what a busy […]

Skimboarding Dogs Highlight Rose Parade

Called The World’s Heaviest Float,” the 35-ton float sponsored by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. in the 2011 Rose Parade® will include a real showstopper: skimboarding dogs. The float, with over 4,000 gallons of water, will feature dogs skimboarding over a specially engineered material covered in water. The bi-level float will include […]

Top 10 Dog Festivals of 2010

The special events and dog festival section features events that range from special ballpark days to Halloween fun to expos and adoption fairs. Here’s a look at the 10 most-viewed dog festivals and special events in 2010: Weiner Dog Races, Buda, Texas, April 24-25, 2010 and National Dog Show Presented by Purina, Nov. 25, 2010 […]

Top 10 Dog Tips of 2010

Tips, tips, we’ve got tips! Here’s a look at the 10 dog tips that received the most views in 2010: Renaming Your Dog Introducing Your New Puppy to Your Dog Helping Soldiers Bring Home Dogs Donating Fur to Clean Up the Oil Spill Helping Children Overcome Fear of Dogs Identifying Puppy “Kissing” or Licking Keeping […]

Bo Obama Transformed into Holiday Decoration

The other day we shared a photo we ran across of Bo, the First Dog, honored as a holiday cookie at the White House. Before we say goodbye to the holidays, we had to share this photo of Bo, the Obama family dog, sitting beside his image in pipe cleaners: This four-foot statue of the […]

Top 10 Product Reviews of 2010

With the help of our trusty researchers, Irie and Tiki (above), we have had the chance to test many pet-related items this past year, from treats and foods to cleaners and toys. Here’s a look back at the 10 most-viewed pet product reviews from 2010: Vitalife Dog Treats Wysong Epigen Pet food Review Rotations Pet […]

My New Year’s Resolutions

We’ve once again reached that time of year: resolution time. I’m a notorious list maker (although half the time I lose the lists) so I always make resolutions. Like many years past, this year’s resolutions include work and dogs… I will comment on more blogs. I lurk on many, many blogs and love reading pet […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Bloggers

If the end of the year has you, like us,  looking at your blog with a critical eye and “cleaning house” a little bit, we’ve got five resolutions to help make sure your blog is on the right track for the coming year. Make Sure You Have a 301 Redirect. A 301 permanent redirect makes […]

FIDO Friendly Magazine Review

Title: FIDO Friendly magazine What It Is: Bimonthly magazine devoted to dogs and traveling with your dog DogTipper Review: As longtime travel writers, we’ve spent much of our lives on the move, pursuing assignments all over the U.S. and many overseas destinations as well. During many of those jaunts, our dogs had to stay home, […]

Wordless Wednesday: Enough Holiday Fun!

This looks like a scary snarl but it’s actually a yawn. (For some reason, Tiki shows her teeth like this whenever she yawns and often when she sneezes. I think her nose tickles.) At any rate, I think Tiki has had enough holiday fun!