Author: Lindsay Blalock

How to Travel Safely with Your Dog

In our family no vacation is complete without our family dog, Rigsby. He’s a spunky miniature schnauzer and we take him pretty much everywhere we go.  Of course it takes a little extra planning to make sure he’s safe, but it is worth it.  If you’re going to travel with your pet this summer take some of these safety tips along with you. [highlight]Keep them safe in the car[/highlight] with the proper secure spot.  There are a few options you can choose from when it comes to car seat safety.  You can put them in a well ventilated crate...

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Options for Leaving Your Dog at Home During Your Vacay

The sand, the waves, fresh air and road trips are getting closer and closer as the temperature rises and summer inches up on us. That’s right…it is time to start planning your summer vacay.  While you are busy planning your hotel stay and entertainment, don’t forget to set your dog up with good accommodations too.  There are a few different options for you to consider before you leave to make sure you dog is in good hands while you relax. Pet Sitting Hiring a pet sitter can be a great option for your pet, especially if they are older...

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How to Find a Good Dog Trainer

You may have seen on the news recently about a Ft. Myers man who claimed to be a certified dog trainer was abusing his customer’s dogs. He had never even stepped foot in a training school, yet he was able to convince people that he was a licensed and experienced dog trainer. What could compel a person to put on such a charade and commit such heinous acts is something we can barely understand. But what we can do is make sure how to find a good dog trainer to ensure our pets are learning from and being treated...

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5 Places to Take Your Dog for Spring Break

The weather is finally starting to warm up and Spring Break is just around the corner.  But why should we have all the fun in the sun?  Check out these awesome ideas where you can spend spring break with your favorite four-legged friend! Dog Beach and Paw Playground at Fort De Soto State Park This is a perfect place to go on Spring Break with your dog. There is a special beach area just for dogs where they can run on the beach and swim off-leash. It also has a large fenced-in dog park with different sections for large and...

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How to Put Your Dog on a Diet

During the winter it’s easy for all of us to get a little “fluffier.”  But what can be hard is shedding that extra weight. Our dogs are no different than us and they can easily gain weight. However, it is harder for pets to lose it because they don’t know how to make a conscious effort to be healthier. In fact affording to a study done a few years ago, 53% of dogs are overweight or obese.  Don’t worry if your dog falls into the same category as many, there are ways to help them get healthier. Another way...

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