Teach Your Dog Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Giveaway

It's time for the Trick or Treat Giveaway 2018 for dog lovers! We teach a trick, you get treats! Hide and seek is a fun game to play with your dog during cold weather, on rainy days, and just for some indoor fun. It's also a neat trick of sorts that you can teach your dog. No matter your dog's age, this is fun for dogs of all ages and also to help train them. My dog is … [Read more...]

How to Potty Train an Adult Dog

If you've landed on this article, your adult dog is likely peeing in the house. You want to know how to potty train an adult dog. There are many reasons why dogs pee in the house as they age. Whether your dog is marking his spot in your bed, peeing or marking on rugs, randomly relieving himself inside, or you just adopted an adult dog and he needs re-training, this is the blog … [Read more...]

AKC Trick Dog Titles Help Instill Confidence

Can I have a drumroll, please? Can someone toss the confetti? My dog is official an AKC trick dog, achieving both the novice and intermediate titles! An AKC trick dog title helps instill confidence and so much more in dogs. I don’t plan to have my dog do television, commercials, or movies; my dog and I worked towards our AKC trick dog titles for other reasons. Here’s the … [Read more...]

How to Become a Therapy Dog

Lucy is not ordinary therapy dog. Her story is the stuff  of which feel good dog movies are made. “A large brown Cocker Spaniel came into the shelter,” the volunteer at Oklahoma City Animal Shelter said. Days passed and no claimed this sweet girl with a happy attitude. June and Mike Myers weren’t looking to adopt another dog, especially after the loss of their beloved … [Read more...]

Dog Trick or Dog Treat $1000 Prizes Giveaway #TrickorTreatDogs

It's dog trick and dog treat time! Two things are at the epitome of our blog: Health and wellness for dogs. Part of keeping your dog healthy involves his or her mental well being. Despite the adage that you "can't teach an old dog new tricks," we say phooey! Dogs of any age can learn new tricks: It just takes a little gentle coaxing, working within the dog's overall state of … [Read more...]

Nine Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

Think your dog won't bite? Think again. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.  Half of those numbers belong to kids. Staggering, isn't it? It’s summer time, more dogs are outside, and more people are interacting with dogs as it’s the social time of year.  This week is National Dog Bite Awareness Week, and the effort … [Read more...]

Pain to Train: The Reality of Choke and Pinch Dog Collars

Today I choked my co-worker into doing what I wanted him to do. Last week, I saw a lady on the bus pinch another lady because she would not stop talking. Both of the above scenarios sound disturbing because they are. Yet, every day in this country, a certain contingency of dog owners are training their dogs by choking, pinching, or shocking them. The reality of choke and … [Read more...]

How to Train a Perfect Puppy

Ah, to be a puppy and just starting out. There are things "they" don't tell you when a puppy joins the family (they being society). Fellow Fidose fan, Brandon Crochet, has a new puppy in his life and asked us to give us some scoop on getting started with puppy training and behavior. Much of what we say here can be applied to any dog at any life stage, though there are … [Read more...]

How to Act in Public With A Dog

As I prepare to embark on a whirlwind early weekend of dog-themed activities and get togethers in New York City, it is with great expectations that I know the majority of folks I will encounter know how to treat, handle, and respect their dog. Now and again though, somewhere along life's highways and biways, I encounter less than customary human manners in dealing with dogs.   … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Meet Your Dog Halfway

The famous John Holmes quote, “A dog is not almost human,” has caused many adoring pet owners to reflect on the expectations they have for their dogs. If you’re like most pet parents, you probably expect your dogs to refrain from chasing after birds and squirrels, barking at every other canine that comes near their territory, and helping themselves to whatever human treats are … [Read more...]