With all of us keeping an eye (make that both eyes) on the budget these days, we’re all looking for ways to save. In your hometown, you’ll find a great resource for shopping for dog supplies: your local thrift store. Offering donated and usually (but not always) used merchandise, thrift stores feature all types of … Read More about Shopping for Dog Supplies at Thrift Stores
Is your pooch pudgy? If so, he’s got a lot of company out there…over 50 percent of the pets in the US are considered overweight. The numbers aren’t quite as bad for dogs (44 percent overweight) as for cats (57 percent) but there’s a lot of room for improvement. To focus awareness on this growing … Read More about Oct. 14 Declared National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
Those of you who’ve been following DogTipper for a while know that last winter we went through a real collar craze around here when our dog Tiki learned to chew the collars off our other dog, Irie, in what could have qualified for world record-setting time. We were on a collar-buying roll for a while … Read More about Measuring for a Dog Collar
Do you have a nickname for your dog? (Maybe we should ask “how many nicknames do you have for your dog?”) A while back, we asked DogTipper.com’s readers about the nicknames they’d given their dogs…and the results were amazing. Over 1,000 dog lovers responded; we saw nicknames of every type but it seems that most … Read More about What’s Your Dog’s Nickname?
Every dog lover knows that dogs can, now and then, be a little trying. A rambunctious dog can knock over dinner preparations, an exuberant puppy can chew through your purse strap or briefcase handle just minutes before you were heading out the door to work. But that’s nothing new in the world of dog love: … Read More about Learning Dog Patience–From Isaac Newton
On July 25 we attended a special War Dogs program in Fredericksburg, Texas, an event that featured a demonstration by military dogs from San Antonio’s Lackland Air Force Base. The bases’s Department of Defense Military Working Dogs School trains all the dogs used by the DOD as well as agencies like TSA. Not all of … Read More about Adopting a Retired Military Dog