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
My Dog: Balie Age: 14 months Breed: mixed Rottweiler/shepherd What I Love About Balie: When it is bed time, Balie has a blanket in my room that she creates a nest out of and each night she spends about 5 minutes growling and pulling the blanket until it is perfect. Then, she lays down and … Read More about Balie: mixed Rottweiler/shepherd
We’re always looking for organic ways to control pests in our yard and home. Fleas are an especially troublesome warm weather problem but one that we’ve been able to keep under control using beneficial nematodes. These microscopic round worms are safe for your family and your pets but kill fleas (as well as weevils, cranefly, … Read More about Controlling Fleas with Nematodes