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Including Your Dog in Your New Year’s Resolution

It is that time of the year when people start making notes about their year: highlights of the year, mistakes they made, things they would do better the following year, etc.  Having a new year’s resolution is a good idea because it keeps you on your toes, gives you the needed energy to achieve your goals quicker and gives you accomplishments to be proud about.  Now, let us talk about your new year’s resolution as a dog owner. One mistake that many pet owner’s make is forgetting to include their pets in their plans for the new year.  You might …

Exercising With Your Pup in 2022

Dogs love to be a part of your daily routines! From taking long walks to home workouts to hiking in the woods or even simpler things such as going to get the mail or even making dinner.  Since they always love to be included in these activities, why not include them in the healthy ones that would benefit them as well? Keeping your dog active by involving them in physical and mental exercises for one helps to prevent boredom. A bored pup with no means of burning off energy could easily become destructive or even depressed.  A daily or weekly …

Leash and Harness Training For The New Year

Asides trimming their nails, leash manners is perhaps the next most difficult thing to get dogs to learn.  While a head harness might get your pup to stop pulling on their leash, you would still need to conduct lots of training for proper walking and stopping at the right time. This is why the best time to start training a puppy is early.  Instill good habits in your furry friend when they are still little, so that when they are older, they would be a well-mannered pet.  Tips to Leash Train Your Dog Introduce your dog to the harness and …

Best Puppy Names for 2022

Taking out time to choose a good name to call your puppy is important, as the little thing is going to keep bearing it for the rest of their life.  Also, Since you would be using it a lot, you should pick a name that is easy for your pet to recognize -more consonant and long vowel sounds-, and one that you can proudly call out in public or put on a name tag.  Best Puppy Names to Give Your Pet More often than not, people name their pets after characters in movies, foods, drinks, sports celebrities or random human …

Petland In the Community

Petland stores pride themselves on giving back to the community that has given so much to us in terms of patronage and trust. It is mainly for this reason that we run several charity programs and events to touch the lives of several people/pets across different states where our stores are located. Here are details of some of the different programs that we are involved in: Safari Stan’s Children’s Charities by Petland  This charity program was officially launched for children in 1994, and we currently have two organizations.For the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, since 1998, Petland has helped bring over 850 pet-related …

Is Your House Puppy Proof For The Holidays?

Christmas is the time to deck the halls with boughs of holly. But as a new puppy owner, should you? In getting your house ready for the holidays, you want to make sure that you don’t cause any hazard to your new puppy. You don’t want Rex getting hurt because of some decorations. Consider these safety tips to puppy proof your house during the holidays: Keep Unsafe Food Out of ReachYou probably know that chocolates are a no-go. But those are not the only Christmas foods that are harmful to your puppies. Some of the foods to avoid include: Coconut …

Introducing Your Pet to Strangers

As a pet parent, if you’re going to be having guests in the house with your pet present, then this is an essential step.  Ideally, the socialization process should begin as soon as your pup comes home. Invite friends and family over, and have them interact with your pup so that he gets used to the feel of other people outside of yourself.  Pups have different personalities and would naturally react differently when meeting strangers for the first time. So, whether the meeting is outdoors or indoors, here are 5 steps to help you ace pet-human introductions:  Stay On Top …

This Is Why You Need A French Bulldog

Are you looking for a friendly and cute puppy? Look no further! Why? Because the French Bulldog is the perfect breed for you. The French bulldog, or the Frenchie as some prefer to call him, is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world today. A lot of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman, John Legend and David Beckham are all parents to French bulldogs. Considering his distinct and irresistible looks, it’s no surprise that a lot of people love the Frenchie. But that’s just one of the several other qualities that makes the Frenchie …

Autumn Is Definitely Best Season For Fur Baby Photos

Everyone loves autumn, especially puppies. Many will agree that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. It starts out with the leaves on the trees turning bright and brilliant.Shortly after that, the leaves begin to fall on the ground and everyone’s lawn is covered in a beautiful array of autumn colors.Puppies enjoy this time of the year because they get to chase the falling leaves and play in the raked heap of leaves. Daisy definitely enjoys running through the leaves and hiking through the gorgeous autumn landscape.However, that’s not all you can do. You can make beautiful memories …

Planning for an Extended Trip Featuring Your Pet

Going on an extended trip with your pup can be a pretty exciting adventure. The sights going by can be an incredible one for your pup, and you get to enjoy the warm companionship.  Short trips are more typically advised, however, there’s no harm in taking a long one provided you plan and pack all the supplies that you would be needing on the trip.  This piece covers everything 4 need-to-know tips for your upcoming extended human-canine trip:   Help Your Pup Adjust At least 1 or 2 months before your extended trip, start getting your pup familiar with the car. …

Correcting Bad Habits in Your Pup

Pups might be soft and fluffy and loving and represent everything good about the world. However, believe it or not, sometimes, they can be less than perfect.  Sometimes, they exhibit less-than-pleasant behavior and the best move in situations like this is to nip it in the bud.  You don’t want your once-adorable puppy growing up to become a misbehaving adult. So, here’s are 5 tips to help with correcting bad habits in your pup:  Training Well-trained pups seldom exhibit bad behavior, so training is key. Commands like ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘lie down, are the building blocks for encouraging good behavior.  Using …

How To Encourage Healthy Feeding Habits in Your Pup

Feeding your pet with a healthy diet has many benefits in the short run as well as the distant future. A great diet keeps your pet in top shape and protects them from a range of chronic ailments.  Your pet’s diet extends beyond what you give them at mealtimes. It is a sum total of all the treats, table scraps, random food tosses, and of course, the main meals too.  Proper feeding is essential to ensuring that your pet lives a long, healthy life. This is why encouraging healthy feeding habits is essential. And here are 4 tips to do …

Dog Allergies Detection 101

Dogs experience allergic reactions to various things. While these allergies are typically not life-threatening, they do cause a measure of discomfort.  Allergies in pups are not quite as simple to pinpoint as in humans. It takes strong observation skills, and even afterward, there is a range of allergies that could cause your dog’s symptoms.  Common Symptoms of Allergies  Here are some of the commonly noticed allergy symptoms in pips:  Constant licking Diarrhea Sneezing/ wheezing  Inflamed skin Incessant scratching  Swellings of lips, ear flaps, or other parts of the face Periodic chewing on body parts  Hives  Fur loss/ skin irritation  Allergies …

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Pup Overcome Separation Anxiety

Equipping your pup to deal with your occasional absences is a vital part of the training process. The alternative to this is a pup going berserk once you step inside the house.  Pups with separation anxiety usually need an outlet for their anxiety, and this might not bode well for you. Some of the most common indications are: Howling, barking, and whining.  Destructive chewing.  Scratching and digging at windows and doors in a bid to find their owners.  Defecation and urination; even in house-trained pets.   To help your pup get through this and adjust to the idea of your absence. …

Choosing the Best Toys for Your Pup

There are an incredible number of options when it comes to dog toys. Just like anything that involves a choice, making an educated one is your best bet.An educated choice would ensure that your pup gets a great toy, and derives maximum satisfaction from playing with it. The right toy has a lot of benefits for your pup.Some of these benefits include keeping her active throughout the day, improving bonding between you and your pup (in the case of tug toys and fetch toys), or simply keeping your pup happy.Your local Petland has a wide variety of toys to help …

7 Safe Human Foods that Your Dog Will Absolutely Love

Your pup probably tags along when you go to the kitchen and looks longingly while you eat.Our digestive system differs from theirs, and this makes some food that is perfectly safe for us, bad for them. But not all of it is, matter of fact, some human foods would do them a world of good.So, here are 7 food items that are safe for your dog, and they will absolutely love too: Fish Fish is a great source of protein for dogs; Salmon, tuna, and shrimp are perfectly safe.Omega-3 fatty acids, found in tuna and salmon serve to boost the …

5 Reasons Why Dogs Are Such Great Companions

“Man’s best friend.” Does that ring any bells? It probably would, because that’s just how dogs are regarded.And this isn’t off the mark in any way. You would agree that many-a-time, after a long day, the excitement and intense tail-wagging welcome you get takes the edge off.In addition to this, here are 5 other reasons why dogs are such great companions: They Make Us Happy! Yes, we’re starting out with an essential emotional aspect. There’s no being sad or down when you’re around your pup.If he sees that you’ve been sitting around for too long, he’d probably start antics to …

Top 5 Ways to Show Your Pup Affection

Communication with your dog is mainly done with your facial expression, your voice/tone, and body language.This isn’t any different when you want to show your pet affection. And you have the tail-wagging and loving slurps to confirm that they love you right back.Now, let’s take a look at 5 ways you can show your pup affection: Gaze Into His Eyes Recall that your pup watches your facial expressions closely. Therefore, he would perfectly understand a gentle, loving gaze.While at it, you could use calm words affirming how much you love him. Raising your left eyebrow is also seen as a …

Fun Ways To Celebrate Your Pup’s Birthday (Gotcha Day)!

Hurrah! Your pup’s gotcha day is just around the corner, and you’re probably looking to do something special.They are a big part of our families, so with all the excitement around, you can be certain that he would enjoy every single moment. Thankfully, there are several ways to give your pup an incredible birthday. So, here are some ideas you can explore in making your pup’s special day super memorable: A Doggo Birthday Party! What better way to celebrate your dog’s special day than by throwing them a party. To make the party more like it, you could invite some …

Preparing Your Pup for His First Vet Appointment

So you’re the parent of that preppy new pup? Congratulations! You’ve gotten his crate, a couple of matching leashes, favorite chew toys, and stocked up on the best foods you could find. Great! Now that you’ve found your perfect pup, it’s time to schedule a vet appointment. Because, as cute and energetic as Boomer can be, he can feel less-than-awesome sometimes. Hence, your cute Boomer is going to need a team to keep him healthy.  Say hello to the Vet Clinic! However, the first trip to the vet can be stressful for your little fluff ball if he isn’t prepared …

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