Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

Hiking with your Dog

Phoenix’s desert preserves are a great place to spend quality time with your dog, especially with our gorgeous winter, spring and fall weather. See our short list of dog-friendly mountains & natural parks for an outdoor foray with your best buddy! While hiking implies more strenuous activity than your routine dog walks, many mountain trails are…

Guide to Socializing your Puppy…getting started on the right paw!

  Doolittle’s Doghouse offers pampered pet care, via cage-free dog boarding, to animal owners and lovers in the Greater Phoenix area.  We are often tasked to provide host accommodations that do not include other dogs, due to improper socialization of our furry guest-to-be.  While we recognize some dogs just prefer human-only contact, most dogs and…

10 Good Dog Breeds for Apartment Lifestyles

Angela Pearse is a blogger for Zumper. Zumper is a large start-up for rental properties and Angela offers this blog for the benefit of our canine-loving clients: When it comes to the best apartment dogs, you need to do a little research to ensure harmonious adaptation. While small dogs tend to make the best companions…

Dogs and Cats -Everyone’s Media Darlings

Has anyone else noticed the amount of advertisements that employ dogs and cats to sell consumer goods and services beyond routine pet products? Do we notice at all, or are we simply responding with a neural impulse that just makes us feel warm and fuzzy all over? Given that over 65% of today’s households include…

What to Expect when you’re Expecting…with a dog in the house

This article is an adaptation from the Chapter: Introducing your Baby to your Dog in our upcoming book: “The World According to Dog”. Introducing your newborn baby to your dog requires careful planning in advance.  Consider early introduction by playing tape recordings of baby sounds so your dog can get used to the shift in…

ASU Canine Science studies Sleepover Benefits for Shelter Dogs

    As an ASU Alumni, and fierce advocate for all dogs, especially those living in shelters, I was thrilled to read the article below in ASU News recently.  I especially enjoyed learning more about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah and a special sleepover program which allows visitors to host a shelter pet overnight…

How Dogs Greet Each Other

    Camille Ward, PhD, CAAB, has studied dogs-greeting-dogs behavior with some interesting observations. Dr. Ward videotaped dogs at a local dog park in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and recorded the data on a variety of behavioral nuances. In her study, 52 dogs were taped, in 26 greetings. Each dog was only observed in a single greeting….

Living with Blind Dogs

Doolittle’s Doghouse has the distinct pleasure of hosting dogs in the private homes of its nannies….cage-free boarding at its best, as we cater to the specific needs of each dog in our care. The extra special experiences include our dog guests with special needs. As a salute to those special dogs who are blind, we…

Dogs Drive it Home! Meet Porter the Canine Chauffeur

Blog submitted by Richard Bui, Social Media Consultant for Doolittle’s Doghouse By now, you have probably seen, or heard of, Porter: the world’s first driving dog! Now with over 13 million views on YouTube, we here at Doolittle’s Doghouse wish to share with you abundant cuteness and talent! While many have viewed this unbelievable array…

How Dog’s Communicate-the Love Language We Share

If you own a dog, you know that they are well adept at sending and receiving body language signals to each other. Many signs include their posture, tails, play bow (invitation for another dog to play, via lowering their front paws literally as though they are “bowing”), submissive display of their under belly (rolling over…