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Retractable Leashes for Your Dog: Why or Why Not?

When choosing a new leash for your dog, it can seem like there aren’t many options: variable lengths, sure, but other than that, there haven’t been too many innovations in that realm of dog supplies in a fairly long time. One popular option, though, is the retractable leash. While they add a bit of convenience…

Choosing the Best Dogs for Apartments in Chicago

If you live in an apartment in Chicago, and are considering getting a furry friend to keep you company, you’ve probably heard opinions from everyone you’ve mentioned your plans to about what kind of dog you should get. Regardless of whether you get your dog from a shelter, a rescue, a breeder, or somewhere else,…

Best Dog Groomers in Chicago

How to Find a Great Dog Groomer in Chicago

If you’re a dog owner in Chicago, you know that finding a groomer is not a problem—it seems there’s one with a cutesy name on every other street corner! But as we all know, finding the best groomer involves making sure that particular business can handle your dog’s unique needs. For instance, some groomers allow…

Minimize stress from having an overactive dog.

Have a High-Energy Puppy? Try These Helpful Tips

When you bring a puppy home, you surely expect them to be a little wild and unpredictable while they adjust to life with you and your family. However, their high levels of energy can become quickly overwhelming, and can make you feel like you’re in over your head. It’s okay! Having a puppy can be…

crate training for dogs

Should You Crate Train Your Dog?

When you bring a dog home for the first time–whether a puppy or adult dog—you’ll probably spend some time dog-proofing the space, setting up food and sleep areas for the dog, and getting everything lined up for an easy transition. One way that many people work toward a smooth transition for a new dog is…

What to Know About Dog Blood Donation and Canine Blood Banks

Want to Know More About Canine Blood Donation?   As pet owners, we’ll often pull out all the stops to ensure the health and well-being of our furry friends. Yearly vet visits to keep updated on vaccinations, a balanced diet and regular walks and exercise are a given, but one thing we may not spend…

Best location for night time dog walks

Best Trails for Dog Walking in Chicago

Living in the city of Chicago, when it comes to dog walking, your usual routes are strolling around the blocks near your home or packing up and heading to the dog park. But for many dog owners, that’s not quite satisfying. Lots of dogs have a lot of pent up energy that needs to be…

for longer dog walks, try these Chicago trails

Staying Visible and Safe During Nighttime Dog Walks

With Daylight Saving Time upon us, it’s essential to find ways to ensure that you stay safe when you’re walking your dog when it’s already dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. When the sun sets earlier and earlier, we become less visible to cars as well as other pedestrians, making nighttime dog walks somewhat precarious….

Dogs on the silver screen

Best Movies Featuring Dogs

We’ve all seen (or at least heard of) the popular dog-centric movies 101 Dalmatians, Old Yeller, and Homeward Bound, but it should come as no surprise that these are nowhere near the only films out there with a heavy focus on our canine companions. Check out our list of the best 15 movies that wouldn’t…

Take part in fall activities for you and your dog.

Fall Activities for Dogs and Their Owners in Chicago

Summertime can be fun for many dogs—those who love and have access to the dog beach or a backyard kiddie pool to cool off in, for instance—but for plenty of other dogs and their owners, summertime can feel like a restless and oppressive few months of taking very short walks to avoid overheating. For those…