Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

How to safely travel with pets – Tips for Pet Owners on the Go

This in-depth pet travel guide is in collaboration with Evelin Weiss at Overlandsite.com.  Evelin and her dog Mazli are travel and overland enthusiasts. With the growing popularity of exploring the outdoors through adventure travel, we encourage you to find safe and fun ways to include your pets. Traveling can be hectic, especially if you are…

Crate Training your Dog – Do’s and Don’ts

  Crate training is a common practice and helpful for dog owners when used in the right circumstances. Crates are used when potty training a puppy or when owners are away for extended periods. The crate is a management tool to minimize accidents, destructive chewing, post-surgery safeguards or when flying or driving long distances with…

The Barking Dog-the Message behind the Bark

  A popular adaptation film about Dalmatians has a poignant scene of a community of animated dogs barking in orchestrated concert to alert the pack of danger. This is a real-life scenario that plays out daily in our own neighborhoods and homes.  It’s important to respect the communication of a dog’s bark and discern the…

Planning a Safe Road Trip with Dogs

  Thinking of taking a road trip with your dog? Driving cross country with your dog(s) can be a fun way to see the sights and include your companion in the fun. Helpful tips to keep in mind: SAFETY Hopefully, your dog is used to riding in the car. If not, start in advance and…

Managing Separation Anxiety for Dogs & Cats

The Human-Animal Bond has never been stronger! For those of us who enjoy canine and feline companionship, there is no greater joy than their presence in our lives. The human-animal bond is unlike other relationships that come and go as it is rooted in mutual respect and adoration. We’re just happier having them around! This…

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…