Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

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…

Dog Care Starts Early! Get Your Puppy on the Right Paw!

Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppy! Both of you are in store for many happy years together, so let’s get started on the right paw to ensure a lifetime of happiness. Of course, you need to immediately focus on potty training and teaching your dog not to nip or chew on the wrong things. …

The Importance of Socializing your Dogs

    Please socialize your dogs! Start early (in puppyhood) and never stray from this important element of dog ownership well into your dog’s adult years. Dogs yearn to learn the world, relying on their innate abilities and senses, and benefit greatly by interaction in a healthy and positive way. Early and consistent introduction to…

Walking Your Dog with Care

            One of the best marketed, most colorful and visually attractive leashes on the store shelf is the retractable leash…and an absolute nightmare for anyone who has been caught in the middle of its tangled web.  This is a “mini guillotine” at the end of a handle. A greater concern,…

Unlocking the Canine Mind..Chaser leads the pack!

Dogs are more than Pets…they’re Geniuses! The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” was dismissed a long time ago, as we know that any dog, at any age, is not only capable of learning new tricks, yet recent studies suggest that dogs have cognitive abilities and are actually capable of abstract…

Who will care for your pet when you can’t?

It is difficult to consider -much less plan for -the future and the unavoidable details of our Wills and Testaments. Who will be the beneficiaries of our property and assets? Is there sufficient insurance to cover the settlement of our affairs? In addition to careful estate planning on behalf of our heirs, how many Pet…

Walking your dog with confidence

  HOW TO “TREAT” LEASH AGGRESSION:   A common reaction to dogs meeting other dogs while leashed is often called “leash aggression.” Your dog is telling the other dog to “back off” for a variety of reasons: she’s had a bad experience, lacks proper socialization, or is protecting you. Most dogs like to be with…