As dog owners, we spend a lot of time, effort, and even money on communicating with our dogs. We want them to understand human commands, so we train them with repetition and consistency to help them grasp what we're trying to say. But for most dog owners, the communication is all one-sided because they don't put the same amount of effort into understanding what their dog is saying to them. It's worthwhile to take some time and learn what familiar noises in "dog speak" mean so you can clue into what your furry friend is telling you.
You're a responsible pet parent, which means you have your evening doggy exercise route memorized. You could walk it in your sleep—maybe you have a couple of times. Your dog needs exercise and an outlet, so you dutifully trace the same path every day, avoiding the feisty feline on 8th Street and clutching your doggy bag. But isn't it time to mix up your canine companion's exercise routine, for your sake and his?
Fall is an exciting time. It's back-to-school for kids, with new schedules for sports and other after school activities. It's seems everyone's having a great time. Everyone, that is, except for your family's dog, who may feel more than a little confused and left out of the excitement!