The Dangers of E-cigarettes to Dogs


We’ve all seen the rage in e-cigarettes the last few years; it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone with these battery-operated cigarettes (some that look just like traditional cigarettes, others that look like the device above). What I didn’t know until I saw the Today Show this morning was just how dangerous the liquid […]

Why We Always Buckle Up Our Dogs


I recently received an email from one of our community members asking if I thought she needed to secure her dog for short drives around town. She enjoyed taking her dog to run errands including going to the bank drive-in and post office and wondered if we secured our dogs for those kind of trips. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Dog-Friendly Backyard


Even if your dog spends most of his time inside the house, your backyard belongs to him. It should be a pleasant place where he can eat, play with his favorite toys, sleep, bask in the sunshine and even frolic in the rain. It’s your job to make sure that he can do all this […]

Is Your Dog Safe From These Toxins?


I think it’s safe to say that everyone who reads DogTipper wants their dog to be safe in their home and on the road, whether it’s for a dog walk or a getaway. But our homes and the places we visit with our dogs can be filled with hazardous materials. Today Pet Poison Helpline released […]

Putting on a Dog Harness The Right Way!


  As we’ve written about many times in the past and talked about on our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, both Irie and Tiki wear Kurgo harnesses. They know when they see the harnesses come out that we’re headed somewhere fun! When we reach the destination, we’re able to use the harnesses and walking harnesses, […]

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm in Winter


The winter season is only a few weeks away, and for dog owners in colder climates this means frigid temperatures, snow, ice and other elements that can potentially be harmful for pups. Proper precaution, however, will ensure your dog stays safe and warm during the season. Research the breed Take some time to research the […]

Infographic: 4 Things Your Dog Should Never Do In the Car


We are so excited to unveil our very first infographic! We’ll be introducing a whole series of infographics created from our dog tips, all free to use on your own blog or social media sites. We’ve got an easy to use code box just below the infographic; just cut and paste and the infographic will […]

Keeping Your Pets Safe in a Disaster


Today we have a special guest post about a topic that’s increasingly important as we get closer to the peak of hurricane season: disaster preparation. Whether you live near the coast or not, disaster can strike anywhere, anytime, so please take a few minutes to read this important post from Bonnie Joy Dewkett, a professional […]

Is It OK for My Dog To Put His Head Out the Car Window?


From our reader mailbox: Is it ok to let your dog stick his head out the window of a car? Or is it too dangerous? We’re glad you asked this because it’s such an important question. We all see the joy that dogs get in sticking their head out the window of a moving car […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe During a Heat Wave


This weekend, it was 105 degrees here…in the shade. Irie and Tiki camped out on the air-conditioner vents and didn’t even look up when we opened the front door. They had no interest in going out in the heat. They know and important fact: extreme heat is dangerous for dogs as well as for people. […]