Category: Fun Fido Facts

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…

ASU CANINE SCIENCE EXAMINES DOGGIE SLEEPOVER BENEFITS

    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…

What’s up Dog? Dogs greeting 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…

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…

Dog’s Stardom Appeal – Pets Push Products!

Has anyone else noticed the amount of advertisements that employ dogs to sell consumer goods beyond pet products? Dogs appeal to our human quality that resonates with all things warm and fuzzy. Additionally, as pointed out by Karen B. London, PhD in bark.com (3/31/15): “The appeal of dogs to consumers is the main motivation for…

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…

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…

Cost Saving Tips for You & Your Dog!

  Because our pets are family, we should spare no expense when it comes to their care and well being.  As consumers, however, we have budgets, so the following “Canine Cost Saving” tips will keep Fido happy and healthy –economically! If you’re spending more time outdoors, you might be bringing pollens, dirt, fleas & ticks into…

Why Dogs Lick (Like) Us!

From birth, puppies are licked by their Mom to waken them, groom them and encourage their new life beginnings! Without question, her licking begins the bonding process and establishes their life-line for future food and comfort! (As the puppy matures, they learn that food will come out of Moms mouth if they lick her first). Littermates…