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5 Tips to Apartment Living with Giant Breed Dogs

Posted on: June 21, 2016 - No Comments

Are you living in an apartment and considering a giant breed dog? Read this to learn some tips for a successful living arrangement.

5 Benefits of Walks with Your Dog

Posted on: September 29, 2015 - 1 Comment

Walking with your dog has so many health benefits. For National Walk Your Dog Week, here's 5 reasons to hit the pavement with your four-legged pal.

7 Simple Ways to Make Dog Walking More Fun

Posted on: July 20, 2015 - 7 Comments

Let's face it, walking the dog every day can get a bit dull when we follow the same old path all the time. Here's a few simple ways to make dog walking more fun.

What Dog Breed is Right for Your Fitness Style?

Posted on: November 6, 2014 - 3 Comments

I joined a gym. It was a painful decision because I had to admit a) I was out of shape and b) parts of my body were heading towards my toes. Now I know this is the first blog I'm writing for Positively.com and realize it should be something more inspirational-- something with an epiphany.. Read More

5 Things Responsible Dog Owners Do

Posted on: September 15, 2014 - 11 Comments

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. Do you fit the bill of a responsible dog owner? Check out Victoria Stilwell's article highlighting five ways you can spot a responsible dog owner.

Reckless Abandon

Posted on: August 19, 2014 - No Comments

Dogs deserve to run with reckless abandon, these were my thoughts early this morning as I watched two doodles run free in the yard as I sipped my coffee. As I watched them run I wished that all dog owners could have a physical fence for their dogs as it is a vital part of Read More

Study Shows Dogs Keep People a Decade Younger

Posted on: July 18, 2014 - 1 Comment

According to a new study, dog owners over the age of 65 have fitness levels a decade younger than their actual age. This is not the first study to document the positive effects that a dog can have on the elderly, but it is the first to carefully compare the levels of physical activity between older Read More

Cycling With Your Dog

Posted on: January 20, 2014 - 1 Comment

Cycling with your dog is a great way to exercise, especially if you have a high energy breed. Care should be taken, however, to ensure your dog does not get over-tired or over-heated as keeping up with a bicycle requires going at a faster pace than most dogs are comfortable with. Before you cycle check Read More

Swimming

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Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise your dog can participate in, as it has low impact on joints while still having the benefits of aerobic exercise. Some dog sports like dock diving harness certain dogs' love of water and retrieving to create very happy, tired dogs. Swimming is perfect for the older Read More

Running With Your Dog

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Running with your dog is a great workout for you and your four-legged friend. Before getting started with a running routine, check out these tips to make sure your dog enjoys it as much as you do. Do: Use a harness. Harnesses distribute pressure more evenly around your dog’s body and takes pressure off his Read More

Exercise

Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments

Exercise is a huge part of a dog’s life, especially if you have a high-energy or high-drive dog. Regardless of your dog’s breed or age, all dogs need physical exercise in order to stay healthy, happy, and well-balanced. Physical activity encourages the heart and lungs to work harder and requires the use of muscles that Read More

Dog Wellness

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The health and general wellness of our dogs plays a huge role in their behavior and the nature of our relationship with them. An integral part of responsible ownership, dog wellness is a commitment to the health and the highest level of nutrition in their lives as well as an understanding of how to properly Read More

Jingle Dogs — Top 10 Gifts

Posted on: December 9, 2013 - 4 Comments

Top 10 “Thank You” Gifts for your Jingle Dog. Our precious pups bring such joy to our lives and deliver unconditional love all year long. Consider saying “Thank You” with gifts that keep on giving throughout the year. Some of these may make you smile-- all of them will make your dog smile.   Adopt Read More

Canine Unemployment

Posted on: September 15, 2011 - 14 Comments

CANINE UNEMPLOYMENT Is there such a thing??? I mean really folks, canine unemployment? Yes, Yes, yes!  That’s what I say.  Our shelters are filled to the brims and dogs are being tossed aside like yesterday’s news.  It’s because the unemployment rate for dogs is too high! Dogs are faithful companions, but what are we really Read More

Exercise Your Creativity

Posted on: January 11, 2011 - 20 Comments

Let me start off by saying that neither my husband nor myself are athletes, or even what you would consider “spring chickens.” In fact, the AARP seems to have recently taken a real interest in us. (Retired? What’s that?) And yet we have two young, energetic northern breed mixes who came complete with serious exercise Read More

A New Year’s Resolution for You and Your Pooch: Get Fit with your Dog

Posted on: January 2, 2011 - 1 Comment

If your plan in the New Year is to get fit with your dog, here’s an example of one of Dr. Sophia Yin’s rigorous workout routines.