10 Tips For Exercising a Senior Dog

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Looking for some ways to keep your older dog fit and active? From the importance of your daily walking routine to low impact exercises suited for dogs with mobility issues, here’s 10 tips for exercising a senior dog.

1. Check With Your Before Changing Your Exercise Routine

When it comes to exercising a senior dog it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with your vet before changing their routine. It’s a good idea to write down your questions and concerns before the appointment to make sure you don’t miss anything; I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve said “I forgot to ask about that” after an appointment.

Your vet will be able to access your dog’s condition and help you come up with an exercise routine that’s suited for your dog.

2. Enjoy A Daily Walking Routine Together

A daily walk is recommended for all dogs, and senior dogs are no exception. Your older dog might not be able to go on a four hour hike with you anymore, but they can still enjoy a nice stroll around the neighborhood. If things start to get a little mundane you can make your dog walk more fun by letting your dog be the navigator or taking regular sniff breaks.

If your dog is out of shape or has any mobility issues remember to take it easy by sticking to flat surfaces (such as a neighborhood walk versus a hilly trail) and increasing your distance over time.

Tip: If you’re having trouble sticking to a regular routine here’s some tips on motivating yourself to walk the dog.

3. Take It Slow When Starting a New Routine

When it comes to exercising a senior dog remember to take it slow when starting a new routine. Like us, our dogs can over exert themselves when exercising, and that’s especially true for dog’s that are out of shape to begin with. Remember to take it slow and increase their activity over time to help avoid injuries.

If you’re starting a new walking routine with your dog start on a flat surface and slowly increase the distance and/or pace over time.

If you’re adding in some new activities to their routine (such as swimming or a game of fetch) keep track of how long they’re active for, and whether or not they’re showing any signs of discomfort afterwards. After a few sessions you’ll have a pretty good idea of how much activity they can handle, and you can start building that up over time.

Tips For Exercising a Senior Dog

When it comes to adding exercise to your senior dog’s routine remember to take it slow. Endurance & stamina are built up over time. Progressive increments can help your dog avoid injuries & over exertion.

4. Give Your Dog a Warm Up

One of the most important parts when it comes to exercising your dog is to start with a warm up. My dog Laika is really stiff in the morning due to her arthritis, so before we venture out on our morning walk we take a few quick laps around the yard to help loosen her up.

If your dog has any mobility issues such as arthritis start your exercise routine with a 2 or 3 minute walk around the yard to help get them moving.

5. Stick To Low Impact Exercises

80% of dogs have arthritis by the time they’re 8, so managing canine arthritis is something many of us will have to do at some point in our dogs lives.

It’s not a diagnosis anyone is happy about, but it doesn’t mean all the fun activities you once enjoyed are over. Low impact exercises, such as walking and swimming, are great for dogs with mobility issues such as arthritis.

If your dog has any mobility issues stick stick to low impact exercises such as swimming, walking, indoor games and gentle play sessions. Those types of activities can help keep your dogs muscles strong while being easy on their joints.

Dogs with mobility issues should avoid high impact exercises such as jogging or intense games of fetch that rely on running and jumping.

6. Add Some Mental Exercise To Your Dog’s Routine

One way to keep your dog active in their older years is to supplement their exercise routine with some added mental stimulation. Simple nose work games such as find the treats or a quick game of hide and seek will keep your dog’s brain engaged while also encouraging them to be active indoors.

Throughout the day add in a few extra games and activities for your dog to enjoy indoors. A few easy ways to give your dog some more mental stimulation is by giving them a puzzle toy, a stuffed Kong, playing a game of hide and seek or letting them sniff around and explore while out on your daily walk.

Tips For Exercising a Senior Dog

Add in some mentally stimulating games to your dog’s routine to help keep them fit and active. Using food dispensing toys, playing nose work games and letting your dog take “sniff breaks” on walks are good examples of some of the mentally stimulating activities you can add into your dog’s routine.

7. Watch For Signs of Pain in Your Dog

When starting any new exercise routine with your dog be sure to watch out for any signs of discomfort or pain such as limping or wanting to stop or slow down. If your dog exhibits any signs of discomfort give your dog time to rest and adjust your routine as needed.

Dog’s don’t typically whine or cry when they’re in pain, so it’s important to keep track of their body language and behavior when starting a new exercise routine. If you have any questions or concerns consult with your veterinarian; they’ll be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to accessing what level of activity is appropriate for your dog.

8. Be Consistent With Your Routine

When it comes to exercising your senior dog remember to be consistent; a 20 minute walk each day is better than a 2 hour walk on the weekend. Dogs that don’t get regular exercise are more likely to injure themselves over dogs who get regular exercise every day.

And when I say be consistent I don’t mean you have to do that exact same thing everyday (although if it’s enjoyable there’s nothing wrong with that), it’s more about keeping track of the intensity and amount of exercise your dog gets everyday.

The routine itself can be mixed up to keep things fun and interesting. You can take a new route for your daily walk or play fetch at the park rather than in the backyard. If doggie brain games are part of your routine alternate them; play find the treats on Monday, hide and seek on Tuesday and trick training on Wednesday.

9. Have Some Massage Time After Exercise

A nice 10 minute dog massage can help soothe your dog’s muscles after exercising by decreasing stiffness and pain, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation.

Using a flat palm I use gentle, slow strokes with my dog Laika. She absolutely loves it, and it’s an easy way to help her calm down and relax after exercising.

If you’re not sure where to start here’s a couple of articles to help get you started: How to massage a dog, Dog massage: techniques you can do at home. Here’s a good video that goes over some of the basic dog massage techniques:

10. Find a Routine That Works For Your Dog

When it comes to exercising a senior dog finding the right balance is key. If your dog is used to going for a 20 minute walk each day try adding an extra 5 minutes to the routine, or add in a quick gentle play session every evening. Keep track of your dog’s behavior afterwards watching out for any signs of pain or discomfort, and slowly increase their activity over time.

For dogs with mobility or joint issues such as arthritis you’ll want to stick to low impact exercises such as walking and swimming. For my dog with arthritis the right balance for us has been a combination of low impact exercises plus plenty of mentally stimulating games.

Write down how much exercise your dog is getting every day, and adjust as needed. If your dog is showing any signs of discomfort slow down a bit and readjust. And as always if you have any questions of concerns don’t be afraid to check in with your veterinarian.

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7 Things Your Dog Hates About You

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Unknowingly, we do few things that may irk our furballs or confuse them; our actions in some cases may be sending the wrong signals to the dog. Being aware of wrong ways that are confusing your dog will fetch you brownie points in crafting a lifelong bond with your dog.

1) Confusing the dog with different rules for its same behavior

It’s important to set limits and rules for the pet dog. But what’s more important is to adhere to them. Dogs enjoy a set pattern of do’s & don’ts, in simple words a stable routine day in and day out. Many times pet owners make the mistake of approving a certain dog behavior and then reprimanding it for the same move another time. This not just perplexes the pet but also creates feelings of stress and confusion. Your pet wants to get a taste of your food & you offer it a crumb or two; the next day you have a friend over for lunch and the pet pleas with hungry eyes to win a tidbit in return, but you reprimand its begging as being objectionable. It is you at fault here, not the dog.

2) Different commands for a single reaction by the dog

It is best to stick to a single word that will correspond to a command by you for your dog to obey. Using different words that mean the same thing will yet again confuse the pet in the given situation. It will not be able to produce the desirable response to your order. Therefore the entire human family of the dog must use a common single word for each command it sends out to the latter.

Also dogs don’t perceive human language in the same way as we do. They are better at picking upon signals sent through our body language. It’s best to link an appropriate physical behavior/body posture to the verbal cue/keyword for a successful & obedient response from the canine.

3) Expecting your dog to act like a civilized human

The dog will enjoy chewing on your slippers or some furniture, bark loudly, sniff around, dig your lawn; all of this comes naturally to it. It is only reverting to what nature intended it to be. It does not understand many of your concepts such as cleanliness or protecting an expensive item from damage. It’s best to show patience towards the dog. Do not punish or yell at the dog for its unwanted behaviors.

4) Tightly hugging the Pet

Humans interpret hugs as an expression of showing one’s affection, love and warmth to another individual. But it entirely holds a very different connotation in the canine world. Dogs perceive hugs as exertion of authority/supremacy. A dog will show its domination by putting its paw onto the back of another canine. Rarely will you find a dog that enjoys or looks forward to hugs from its human family pack. Sometimes a pet dog may tolerate being hugged by only a particular family member and feel completely afraid of the same action when attempted by another human. It is best to watch out for signs that spell out discomfort when it comes to dogs and hugs. Escaping an eye contact, trying to move away, bending its face in the opposite direction as yours, keeping its mouth sealed or licking its lips and pulling its ears backwards are indicative of a nervous body language. In case you notice your dog is displaying any such reaction, be sure it is anxious due to your squeeze.

5) Disturbing your dog’s sleep

If you ever need to wake up your dog from its deep slumber go easy and slow with the action. Tenderly touch or speak to it to awaken the pet. A dog can easily be shocked at a sudden/impulsive touch while it’s asleep. Especially a dog whose hearing abilities has been weakened due to age or other reasons may get very scared when wakened up abruptly; as it is unable to hear sounds such as footsteps nearing it. The best bet would be to allow a dog to wake up on its own, naturally! If you have children at home make sure you advise them on the same.

6) Leaving your pet alone for long hours

Are you a guilty pet parent that is not able to spend as much time with its dog? A dog left all alone at home for an extended period of 9 to 10 hours daily may develop concerning issues such as separation anxiety and negative behaviors such as chewing, extreme barking or defecating/urinating inside the house. The fact is dogs are designed by nature to live in groups and when you adopt a canine, you are naturally perceived by the latter as its pack member. Dogs like to socialize with its human family. If leaving the dog alone at home for a long period becomes inevitable, you must ask a friend or a relative to drop by each day and spend some time with the dog or take it for a stroll in the neighborhood. Sometimes an animal loving neighbor may be more than willing to offer help by looking after the dog at his/her home for the specific duration of the day.

7) Not providing the dog enough mental/physical stimulation & a chance to explore nature

A dog entirely depends upon you for its daily dose of exercise, fun with toys and games. Taking the dog each day for walks in and around the neighborhood is important (as a general rule a 15 minute stroll twice daily is good for most dog breeds). But did you know that allowing the pooch to absorb and explore the environment is equally important. Dogs love to sniff around to detect peculiar smells and presence of exciting things along their path. As eyes are to human beings, a nose is to a dog. Smelling is an important activity for your dog to understand the world around it. Do not rush back home after the dog has relieved itself, give it time to take in the natural world by allowing it to breathe in various places for some time each day. You can also introduce the pet to a new walking track every now and then to add newness to its routine.

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500 Popular Female Dog Names

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Getting a new dog is a fun and exciting time, but there’s always one part I struggle with — coming up with the perfect name. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s hard coming up with a bunch of name ideas on demand; and finding the one that sticks? Well that’s even tougher.

You want a name that sounds good, fits their personality, and one that the whole family can agree on. And since finding names that fit those criteria can be pretty tough I’ve put together a list of 500 popular female dog names to help get you started.

That’s my strategy when it comes to picking names — read through a bunch of dog or baby name lists and start writing down the ones you like. And then before you know it you’ve got a list of 5-10 potential names and you can move onto part two — picking one that the whole family can agree on.

So if you’re looking for a name for your female dog and don’t know where to begin you’ve come to the right place. Whether your preference is traditional, contemporary or unique this list has something for everyone. From classic dog names like Lassie to trendy names such as Bella, here’s 500 female dog names.

500 Popular Female Dog Names

AbbyAda
AddieAdelaide
AdelineAdelyn
AdrianaAgatha
AgnesAlexia
AlexisAlice
AllieAlyssa
AmariAmber
AmeliaAmelie
AminaAngel
AngelicaAngie
AnnabellAnnie
AnyaAriel
AshleyAsia
AspenAthena
AubreyAutumn
AvaAvery
BabyBailey
BambiBasil
BeaBean
BellaBertha
BessieBetsy
BettyBianca
BillieBindi
BirdieBiscuit
BlairBlakely
BlancheBlondie
BlossomBonnie
BrandyBrielle
BrooklynBrownie
BrynnBuffy
CadenceCallie
CameronCamilia
CamilleCandy
CarlaCarly
CarmelaCarmen
CarolinaCarolyn
CaseyCassie
CeceliaChance
ChanelCharlie
CharlotteCher
CherryCheyenne
ChicaChloe
CinnamonClara
ClarissaClementine
CleoClover
CocoCookie
CoraCoraline
CourtneyCricket
CrystalDaisy
DakotaDallas
DanaDaphne
DarlaDarlene
DeliaDelilah
DemiDestiny
DiamondDiva
DixieDolly
DoloresDora
DorothyDory
DotDottie
DuchessEden
EdieEdith
EffieElectra
ElenaEliza
EllaEllie
EloiseElsa
ElsieEmber
EmeryEmma
EmmyEnid
ErinEsmerelda
EstelleEsther
EttaEudora
EvaEvelyn
EvieFaith
FancyFannie
FantasiaFaye
FelecityFern
FifiFiona
FloFoxy
FrancesFrida
GabbyGemma
GenesisGeneva
GeorgiaGeraldine
GiaGidget
GigiGinger
GiselleGloria
GoldieGrace
GretaGretchen
GwenGypsy
HadleyHaley
HalleHallie
HannahHarley
HarlowHarper
HarrietHattie
HavenHazel
HeidiHenley
HersheyHolly
HoneyHope
IbbyIda
ImaniIndigo
InezIngrid
IreneIris
IsabellaIsla
IvoryIvy
IzzyJackie
JadaJade
JamieJane
JanelleJasmine
JennaJersey
JessieJewel
JoanJolene
JordanJosie
JourneyJoy
JulietJune
JunoJustice
KaliKallie
KamilaKarina
KarlaKarma
KateKay
KaylaKelly
KelseyKendall
KennedyKenya
KiaraKiki
KimmieKinley
KinsleyKira
KiwiKoko
KonaLacy
LadyLaika
LaneyLassie
LaylaLeia
LenaLeona
LeslieLexy
LianaLibby
LibertyLila
LilyLiv
LizzyLois
LolaLondon
LorelaiLoretta
LorraineLouise
LovelyLucia
LucilleLucinda
LuckyLucy
LulaLulu
LunaLydia
LylaLyric
MabelMackenzie
MacyMaddie
MadelineMadison
MaeMaeve
MaggieMaisie
MakaylaMalia
MalloryMandy
MangoMaple
MaraMargaret
MargotMarianna
MarilynMary
MatildaMaude
MayaMazie
MckennaMegan
MelinaMelody
MiaMika
MilaMiley
MillieMimi
MinnieMiranda
MiriamMissy
MitziMocha
MollyMorgan
MoxieMuffin
MyaMyra
NadiaNala
NanetteNaomi
NellNellie
NettieNia
NikitaNikki
NinaNoel
NolaNora
NoriNorma
NovaOdessa
OliveOlivia
OpalOreo
PaigePaisley
PandoraParis
ParkerPatsy
PaytonPeach
PeachesPeanut
PearlPebbles
PeggyPenelope
PennyPepper
PerdiaPhoenix
PhoebePiper
PippaPippy
PixiePolly
PoppyPortia
PreciousPrincess
PriscillaPumpkin
QueenQuinn
RavenReese
ReginaRemy
RileyRio
RitaRiver
RosalieRose
RosemaryRosie
RowanRoxy
RubyRuth
RuthieRylie
SadieSage
SallySam
SammieSandy
SashaSassy
SavannahSawyer
ScarletScout
SelenaSelma
SerenaSerenity
ShadowSheba
ShelbyShiloh
ShirleySienna
SierraSilvia
SissySiti
SkyeSkylar
SmokeySnickers
SnookieSnowball
SookieSophia
StarStarla
StellaStorm
SueSugar
SukiSummer
SunnySusannah
SusieSweetie
SydneySylvia
TabithaTalia
TaylorTessa
TheaTheo
TianaTilly
TootsieTrixie
TrudyTwinkie
UrsulaValentine
ValeriaVelma
VenusVera
VictoriaViola
VioletVirginia
ViviVivienne
VixenWhitney
WigglesWilla
WillowWinifred
WinnieWinter
WrenXena
YasminYvonne
ZaraZelda
ZiaZoe
ZolaZuri

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What Are Your Favorite Female Dog Names?

Do you have any favorite female dog names? Do you prefer traditional, old fashioned or unique names? Have you ever struggled with finding a name that the whole family agrees on, or is that just me? I can’t even tell you how many times my name ideas have been vetoed…

Perhaps given my own dog’s name it’s no surprise that Laika is one of my favorites; and it’s a tribute to the little stray dog who became the first animal or orbit earth back in 1957. It’s short, it has a nice sound to it, and I love that it has a special meaning. And since my boyfriend is interested in all things space it got an automatic pass 🙂

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500 Popular Male Dog Names

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Looking for name ideas for your boy dog? Not sure whether you want to go with a classic, unique or trendy name? Having trouble coming up with a name the whole family agrees on?

If so you’re not alone; the process of choosing a dog name can feel a bit overwhelming. My trick? I check out name lists for inspiration and then start narrowing down my options. I write down the names I like and then move onto the hard part — finding one the whole family agrees on.

Now I can’t help you when it comes to predicting what names your family will agree on, but I can help you come up with plenty of ideas. This list has a wide variety of boy dog names to choose from, and it’ll help get you started on the naming process. From classic dog names like Fido to trendy ones such as Loki, here’s 500 popular male dog names.

500 Popular Male Dog Names

AbbottAbe
AceAchilles
AeroAiden
AJAlbert
AldenAlex
AlexanderAlfie
AlfordAli
AlistarAlvin
AmosAndre
AndyAngus
ApolloArchie
AriesArnold
ArthurArtie
AshAshby
AtlasAugustus
AustinAxel
BaileyBandit
BarkleyBarney
BaronBarry
BartonBasil
BaxterBeans
BearBeau
BenjiBennett
BennyBenson
BentleyBernard
BertrandBeta
BillyBingo
BlakeBlaze
BlueBo
BoomerBowie
BradfordBradley
BradyBraxton
BrighamBrock
BroderickBrody
BroganBronson
BrownieBruce
BrunoBrutus
BryceBubba
BuckBucky
BuddyBuster
ButchBuzz
ByronCadence
CaesarCain
CalvinCaptain
CarltonCarter
CashCasper
CecilCedric
ChampChance
CharlieChase
ChesterChewy
ChicoChief
ChipChips
CiscoCJ
ClarenceClark
ClementClifford
ClydeCoco
CodyColby
ColemanColin
ConradCooper
CorkyCornelius
CosmoCrawford
DamienDane
DanielDante
DarbyDarius
DavisDavy
DenverDexter
DiegoDiesel
DixonDoc
DodgeDomingo
DonnieDonovan
DrewDudley
DuffyDuke
DustyDylan
EarlEaston
EddieEdgar
EdisonEdmund
EdwardEdwin
EldonEli
EliotElmer
ElvisElway
EmersonEmmett
EmoryErnest
EugeneEvan
EvanderEverett
EzraFabio
FangFarley
FelixFelton
FentonFido
FinleyFinn
FisherFlash
FletcherFloyd
FonziForrest
FosterFrancis
FrankFrankie
FranklinFreddy
FrederickFreeman
FritzGage
GeorgeGerald
GhostGilbert
GizmoGoose
GordyGrady
GrahamGriffin
GroverGunner
GusHamilton
HankHarley
HaroldHarrison
HarryHart
HarveyHawkeye
HayesHeath
HectorHenry
HerbertHerman
HiltonHogan
HomerHooch
HooverHoss
HuckHudson
HughHunter
HyattIggy
IgorIke
IndyIra
IrvingIvan
IvesJack
JacksonJacob
JagJake
JamesJameson
JasperJava
JaxJefferson
JerryJesse
JetJethro
JoeyJohn
JohnnyJonas
JosephJudge
JuniorKane
KendrickKent
KiloKing
KobeKoda
KonaLambert
LanceLane
LangstonLars
LawrenceLemuel
LennyLeo
LeonardLeroy
LeviLewis
LiamLincoln
LinusLogan
LokiLouie
LuckyLuigi
LukeLuther
MacMaguire
MajorMalcolm
MarcoMario
MarleyMartin
MartyMason
MaverickMax
MaximillianMaximus
MaxwellMccoy
McKinleyMercer
MeyerMichael
MickeyMilburn
MilesMiller
MiloMilton
MoeMojo
MonroeMoose
MorrisMort
MortonMurphy
MurrayNacho
NapoleonNash
NedNelson
NeroNewton
NicoNiles
NoahNorm
NormanNorris
OakleyOdie
OdinOliver
OllieOreo
OrsonOscar
OtisOtto
OvertonOwen
OzzyPablo
PacoParker
ParleyPatch
PeanutPepper
PercivalPercy
PeteyPhillip
PiercePiper
PogoPongo
PorterPrince
QuincyQuinton
RadarRalph
RamboRandall
RangerRascal
RaymondRebel
ReedReese
ReggieRemy
ReubenRex
RichardRicky
RiderRiley
RingoRipley
RobertRocco
RockwellRocky
RomeoRoscoe
RoyRudolph
RudyRufus
RupertRussell
RustySam
SammySamson
SargeSaul
SawyerScooby
ScooterScout
ScrappySebastian
SedrickShadow
ShamusSheldon
SheltonSherman
SherwoodShiloh
SigmundSilas
SimbaSimon
SkipSmokey
SnoopySocks
SparkySpencer
SpikeSpot
StanleyStewie
StitchStorm
StuartSummer
SylvanTaco
TankTaylor
TazTeddy
TeslaThaddeus
TheoTheodore
ThorThornton
TillerTitus
TJTobias
TobyTodd
TotToto
TrapperTripp
TristanTruman
TuckerTyler
TysonUlysses
VaughnVernon
VictorVince
VincentVinnie
VirgilWade
WallaceWally
WalterWarren
WatsonWesley
WheelerWilbur
WilliamWilson
WinstonWoody
WyattWylie
YogiYoshi
YukonZane
ZeusZiggy

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What Dog Food is Best For Your Doberman?

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Dobermans are very intelligent and active dogs breeds. Dobies do well as watch & service dogs and are also used in rescue operations. This dog can fit well in loving homes to perform the role of a loyal companion to responsible owners. The breed is better off with proper training, daily exercise, activities that keep it mentally stimulated/engaged and last but not the least a good diet. Dobie owning families have to most importantly focus on offering the best diet to their pets to keep it going and to prevent unwanted health issues.  In order to select the best food for your Doberman you will have to consider things like your dog’s level of activity, age, weight, health status and nutritional requirements. Below mentioned are some pointers that’ll help you ascertain the best dog food options for your Dobie:

1) In Terms of Daily Caloric Intake:

An active adult Dobie that weighs close to 90 pounds will require approx 2100 calories each day as suggested by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Older dogs will require precisely 1333 calories a day. Also the ones that are spayed or neutered require lesser calories to prevent obesity. A young adult weighing 70-80 pounds & getting sufficient exercise would require 1876 Cal per day. A puppy would need about 1800 calories a day for its healthy growth.

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Males can weigh between 75 to 100 pounds and their height is around 25 to 28 inches at the withers. Female Dobies weigh from 60 to 90 pounds and are slightly shorter compared to their male counterparts.

2) In Terms of Nutritional Requirements:

Protein intake: The breed requires food with higher protein content and its diet should comprise of 25% – 30% protein. When purchasing food for your active Dobie make sure the top two or three ingredients include meats such as whole chicken, lamb, beef or fish. Meat meal is also a good source of Protein. Completely avoid foods that compose of meat by products as main ingredients. This nutrient should be the main component of the product you wish to select for your canine. On the flip side a very high protein diet can make matters worse for this dog that is prone to kidney disease. This makes it important to get the veterinarian’s opinion on the matter. He/she will be able to determine the amount of Protein suitable for your pet in accordance with its weight & activity level.

Fats intake: Doberman’s diet must constitute 30% of fat. The food you select must comprise of omega3 & omega 6. Flaxseed oil, Chicken and Salmon oil are great sources of these essential fatty acids. The fat content in food will help the short-haired Dobie keep warm as well as keep its coat healthy & shiny. It has been seen that their short fur is susceptible to drying out.

Carbohydrates intake: Their diet must include 25% of complex carbohydrates that burn gradually. Sweet potatoes serve as an excellent source of carbs that are easily digestible and release energy slowly to keep your pup active for a longer time. The breed can also be offered good quality grains like brown rice. Since Doberman Pinschers can get afflicted with low blood sugar, carbs that burn steadily are ideal in avoiding blood sugar highs and lows.

Vitamins and Minerals intake: When opting for food for your adult pooch, make sure it comprises approximately 2% calcium. Calcium helps puppies develop strong bones. Vitamins and Minerals help strengthen the immune system and must form a total of 10% of your dog’s diet. Leafy green vegetables, carrots, green beans, pumpkin, etc offer dogs ideal amounts of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

3) In Terms of any Health-related Issues:

Hypothyroidism: If your pooch is suffering from this condition its best to avoid grains such as corn & wheat as well as red meat. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain.

Bloat: Big deep-chested dogs are prone to this issue that can turn fatal. To avoid the build up of gases in the tummy offer your dog three or four small meals a day. Another way to reduce gas is to add wet meal to its dry food. Do not exercise the pet dog one hour prior to or after eating. The pooch must have access to drinking water at all times.

Wobbler’s Syndrome: A tiny percentage of this breed may suffer from this condition that commonly affects large dogs. This disease affects the spinal cord that causes the dog to lose balance, wobble and fall. Weight management must begin at a very young age to prevent this ailment from afflicting the dog later on in life. The pooch mustn’t be fed puppy food after six months of age. Weight gain should be a gradual process. It has also been suggested to avoid extra intake of calcium and phosphorus. When it comes to large & giant breed puppies supplemental minerals and vitamins are best avoided to prevent such problems from cropping up during middle age.

Optimum food for your Doberman:

Large breed puppy food focuses on lesser calories so that the pup grows steadily, since large dogs can grow very rapidly. Also the special calcium to phosphorus ratio leads to slow growth of bones. NutriSource, Royal Canin maxi junior and Holistic select are some good options for your large puppy. For an adult Doberman Pinscher you could consider dog food brands such as Taste of the Wild, Royal Canin maxi adult, Orijen, Canidae Life Stages, and Pedigree Professional.

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The above guide is a great way to understand your Dobie’s dietary needs and how adjustments in food/nutrients can help tackle health issues. Feeding the right amount of premium quality food ensures your pet stays at an ideal weight and enjoys good health throughout its lifetime.


Why Do Dogs Howl?

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None of my dogs before Laika were big howlers. In fact I never heard my previous dogs howl. They had a wide variety of barks and whines, but howling itself wasn’t part of their everyday communication set.

But Laika? Well she howls all the time — she does it when there’s a squirrel in the yard, she does it when she hears high pitched noises, and she even does it when she’s sleeping (dream howling is what I like to call it).

So why do dogs howl anyways? Why do some dogs howl all the time, while others stick to barking and whining? Below we’ll take a look at why dogs howl, why some dogs howl more than others, and what types of howling are cause for concern.

Why Do Dogs Howl?

Howling is a form of vocal communication for dogs, just like barking and whining. It’s a natural instinct leftover from their wolf ancestors that’s used to communicate with the pack. Wolves howl to communicate with each other, and it’s a behavior that’s been carried over to our dogs. Here’s some of the common reasons why dogs howl:

  • Making contact with others
  • Signaling distress
  • Warning predators
  • Attracting attention
  • In response to high pitched noises
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Separation anxiety

The most common reasons for howling include sounding an alert, attracting attention, making contact with others and signaling a change in circumstances. Howling can also occur as a direct response to certain high pitched noises such as alarms.

When To Be Concerned About Howling

While most of the above reasons aren’t too concerning there are a few types of howling that are worrisome — howling during separation anxiety, and howling as a way to communicate pain or discomfort. Below we’ll go further into the reasons why our dogs howl, and what types of howling are cause for concern.

Howling To Sound An Alert/Get Attention

One of the more common causes of howling is to attract attention to a change in circumstances. If your dog is looking out the window and they see what they perceive as an intruder in the yard they might howl to signal an alarm. In this context it’s a defense mechanism — a way ensure their family or pack knows about the change in circumstances, and a way to ward off approaching predators.

Howling In Response To High Pitched Noises

Some dogs start howling in response to certain noises, including the sound of other dogs howling or high pitched noises such as alarms. My dog Laika howls in response to a lot of things — including the harmonica or singing. Some dogs are more prone than others to howl in response to noises, while others prefer sticking to barking.

Howling to sirens in particular is quite common, as you can see by the video below. If you want to make your dog howl you can try playing the video below. However, if you already have a howler at home you may want to turn down the volume.

Howling In Response To Pain or Discomfort

Some dogs howl as a response to pain or discomfort as a way to communicate that something’s wrong. Howling can be caused by illness or injury, so if your dog starts howling more frequently (or out of the blue) and there’s no direct cause that you can see it’s time to schedule an appointment with your vet.

Howling Caused By Separation Anxiety

Does your dogs howling drive your neighbors mad when you’re at work? If your dog howls when you’re away from home there is reason to be concerned — your dog may have separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is when dogs get uncomfortable and anxious when they’re away from their owners.

Some dogs will howl as a way to contact their lost pack or family members, which is why it’s commonly seen in dogs with separation anxiety. This is usually accompanied by other symptoms of separation anxiety such as drooling, pacing, destructive behavior or indoor elimination.

Tip: If your dog howls and gets anxious when you leave for work check out this guide on managing canine separation anxiety. It can be a tough issue to manage, and unfortunately it’s one that gets worse over time if not properly addressed. If your dog shows signs of anxiety when you leave I recommend reaching out to a dog trainer or behaviorist in your area.

Why Do Some Dogs Howl More Than Others?

Some dogs howl more than others — and some dogs just stick to barking. Some of that’s based on the individual dog, and some of it’s influenced by their breed. Just as some breeds are known for barking, some breeds are prone to howling. Huskies, German Shepherds and Beagles (and many other hounds) tend to howl more than others.

Some dogs howl in direct response to certain sounds (usually high pitched ones). If you want to get your dog to howl you can try howling yourself or watching some videos with dogs howling or siren sounds.

What Makes Your Dog Howl?

What gets your dog howling? Do they howl at the sound or sirens or when someone knocks at the door? Does your dog howl the instant you start singing, or is that just me? I’ve always assumed it was Laika’s special way of saying “hey lady, you know you’re really off key, right?”

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5 Easy Puppy Training Games

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When you think of the term puppy training the word fun probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But what if I told you there are some fun games you can play that will help train your pup? Well it’s true, and the best part is they’re all pretty simple to play.

Interactive games are great for puppies — they’re mentally stimulating, they help with teaching some basic manners, and they’re a fun way to strengthen the bond with your new dog. From reinforcing a reliable recall with the “come here” game to working on impulse control with tug of war, here’s 5 easy puppy training games.

Tip: As with all things puppy related one thing to keep is mind is that their attention span is limited. Keep these games short and sweet, and remember to stop before they have a chance to get bored and/or frustrated.

The Come Here Game/Pass The Puppy

Now I know what you’re thinking — how is teaching my dog to “come here” a game? The truth is teaching your dog to reliably come when called can be a challenge, but turning it into fun game can help reinforce the behavior. And if you can get the help of a few friends you can turn the “come here” game into a game of “pass the puppy” for some extra socialization.

How to Play the Come Here Game

  1. Sit on the ground with a few treats or a toy
  2. Tell your pup to “come here”
  3. When they reach you praise them like crazy and give them the treat/toy
  4. Wait for your dog to walk off and repeat steps 1-3 (you can move spots/change rewards to keep it interesting)

The come here game is easy to play, and the best part is it’s a nice way to teach your dog that good things happen when they “come here.” If you’ve ever dealt with an adolescent dog you know how challenging it can be to get their attention — so teaching your dog that “come here” equates to “yay fun times!” when they’re a puppy can help out later on.

How to Play Pass the Puppy

  1. Have a couple of people sit around the room or yard with treats/toys in hand
  2. Have one person at a time call your puppy with “come here” command
  3. When your pup reaches them have the person praise your pup like crazy and give them a treat/toy
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 with a different person calling your puppy

Like the come here game, pass the puppy will help reinforce a reliable recall. And since it relies on more than one person it’s a good way to get in some extra puppy socialization since it’s a fun and positive way to introduce your pup to new people.

5 Easy Puppy Training Games

One of my favorite ways to get in some extra puppy socialization is a game of pass the puppy since it’s a positive and fun way to introduce your dog to new people.

The Which Hand Game

One easy game you can play with your puppy is called the which hand game. It’s a mentally stimulating nose work game that’s good for teaching your dog some basic manners when it comes to dealing with treats. The only thing you need to get started is some dog treats; if you don’t have any on hand you can use some chopped up fruits and veggies (that are safe for dogs) or make some of your own homemade dog treats.

How to Play the Which Hand Game:

  • Place a treat in one of your hands.
  • Close your fists and hold them out in front of your dog.
  • Let the dog choose which hand it’s in.
  • When your dog sniffs or paws the correct hand open it up and give them the treat.

When it comes to the last step it’s up to you to decide what sort of signal you prefer from your dog — whether it’s a gentle sniff or paw. With Laika I prefer sniffing since her “gentle” pawing is still pretty rough, so she only gets the treat when she gently sniffs the correct hand.

If your dog is getting too excited over the treats and biting at your hands or clawing your arms I recommend working on the “It’s Yer Choice” game (see video below) first. It’s an impulse control game that teaches your dog to be gentle when it comes to dealing with treats.

The “Find The Treats” Game

Nose work games such as “find the treats” are a great way to stimulate your dog’s mind and help them hone in on their natural sniffing abilities. It’s a great game for puppies because it’s mentally and physically stimulating, it helps build their focus, and it can help boost their confidence by teaching them a new skill. Plus it’s a really fun way to bond with your new dog. And since you can teach your dog to “find the treats” in your home it’s great for puppies since you’ll be working in an environment that isn’t too distracting.

As far as the game of “find the treats” goes it’s simple enough — it’s teaching your dog to dog sniff out treats you hide around the house.

Now when you’re first starting out you’ll want to make it easy on your dog until they start to get the hang of it. Have your dog sit in the stay position while you go around putting a few treats in a couple different spots throughout the room while they watch you. After you’ve placed them come back to your dog and tell them to “find the treats.” Remember to keep it fun and positive by praising them every time they pick up a treat.

Once you’re dog has a good idea of what “find the treats” means you can start hiding them in more challenging spots such as under rugs and on furniture. After some practice your dog will start using their natural sniffing abilities rather than visual cues to find all those treats. Once your dog is a pro you can even start working on it in more challenging (and distracting) environments such as the yard.

How to Play Find the Treats With Your Dog:

  1. Grab some treats and have your dog sit in the stay position
  2. While your dog is sitting put a few treats on the ground around them
  3. Release your dog and tell them to “find the treats”
  4. Encourage them as they start picking up the treats
  5. Practice a few times until your dog understands what “find the treats” means
  6. Start placing the treats further away and repeat steps 3 & 4
  7. Start placing the treats in more challenging places that are out of sight such as under a rug or on a chair and repeat steps 3 & 4

Fun and Easy Training Games For Puppies

Find the treats is a mentally stimulating game that will help improve your dog’s focus. And since treats are the only thing you need to play it’s easy to play in different environments.

Hide & Seek

Hide and seek is another one of my favorite puppy training games. It’s fun, it’s mentally stimulating, and it’s a great way to practice your dog’s recall. If your puppy doesn’t have a good stay command down you’ll want to work on that first. If you have a friend around you can also enlist their help to hold your dog while you hide.

How to Play Hide and Seek With Your Dog:

  1. Have your dog sit in a stay position (or have a friend hold onto your dog)
  2. Find a hiding spot
  3. Call your dog
  4. Praise your dog like crazy when they find you

To avoid frustration remember to keep it simple for your dog by hiding in some easy spots at first. After they get the hang of it then you can move onto hiding in some harder to find areas.

My dog loves hide and seek, even though I’m not creative enough to come up with more than 3 different hiding spots. It’s a great interactive game that lets your dog use some of their natural scent tracking abilities in a fun and stimulating way.

Tug Of War

When it comes to puppy training games tug is one of my favorites. It’s great physical exercise, it’s mentally stimulating, and it’s great for teaching your dog some basic impulse control and manners. And since it doesn’t requite a ton of space you can play it indoors.

And contrary to what people say tug of war will not make your dog aggressive, nor will letting them win will not make them dominant. Letting your dog win actually makes the game more fun for your dog, and it will encourage them to keep on playing. Research has even found that dogs who play tug of war with their owners tend to be more obedient and exhibit higher confidence.

Now when it comes to playing tug with your puppy there is one basic rule to keep in mind — the game stops if their teeth touch your hand. I usually stop the game for 30 seconds and try again, and I’ll usually give my dog a few chances before the game is put away completely. It’ll take a few times before your dog understands that “the game is over when my teeth touch my person.”

Now depending on your puppy it might take awhile for them to get the hang of this. Some dogs get really riled up when playing tug, making it difficult for them to stick to the “no biting” rule. If that’s the case for you pup I suggest taking it slow when starting a new game. If you move the tug toy too fast or start make noises you’re dog is more likely to get overly excited.

What Are Your Favorite Puppy Training Games?

What sort of games do you like to play with puppies? Have you ever played pass the puppy for some extra socialization or hide and seek to work on their recall? Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.

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10 Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

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Are dogs really better than cats? The crazy cat lady might not see beyond her kitty! For every cat person his/her feline is better than any dog on this planet. However research and actual facts paint a version drastically contrary to what cat owners would want to believe. It has been confirmed that dogs make better pets vis-à-vis cats for not one but several reasons. As you near the end of this article, you’ll find yourself drifting towards man’s best friend.

1) Your Dog Will Watch Your Back

Whether you own a small or a big sized dog it will do its best to alert you and guard your home when confronted with intruders or strange noises. Even a small feisty pooch is enough to scare off nasty strangers with its shrill barks and growls. No one wants to be bitten by a canine! Cats on the other hand prefer to run far away from a menacing situation or simply hide instead of putting up a brave front.

2) Dogs Encourage An Active Lifestyle For Their Owners

Canines enjoy running or going on long walks with their humans. Daily exercise is absolutely important for dogs. This means dog owners will have to indulge in some form of physical activity & interactive play to keep their pets motivated and engaged. A five year study performed on 2000 people in Australia brought to light the fact that dog walking can increase the level of physical activity in a large section of the community. Even older folks are seen participating in daily walks with their pooches. Cat people are rarely seen walking their felines on a harness since this isn’t a standard practice. Kitties like to be on their own whether indoors or outdoors and do what they like to do regardless of others.

3) Your Pet Pooch Can Get You New Friends

A study has shown that when people are out for a stroll or otherwise with their pooches, they end up chatting with strangers a lot more compared to when gallivanting alone. Pet dogs can act as a conversation starter between two individuals. Independent by nature, cats hardly accompany their people on walks or outdoor time.

4) It’s Simpler to Train Dogs

Dogs enjoy the edible prize and all the praise they get from their owners after a job well done! Training sessions also offer mental stimulation to your canine and this aspect is as important as physical activity. Your dog will enjoy learning commands like sit, stay, lie down, et al. The reward reinforcement approach works well with dogs and gets them to learn new commands and tricks. Training felines may seem like a bit of an ordeal. Even edible rewards may not excite the cat to pay attention and learn something worthwhile.

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5) Dogs Are More Responsive

A dog can never ignore its human and will always respond to its name when called out. Cats may tend to avoid their owners and act pretty elusive.

6) Dogs Don’t Need Litter Boxes

A house trained pooch will go outdoors to relieve itself or to do its business. Their toilet time mostly coincides with their daily strolls. All you need is a poop scooper or a poop bag to clean after the pet. Cats use litter boxes placed inside the house to defecate and urinate. So cat owners have to deal with the smell emanating out of their kitties’ toilets. The daily scooping routine may seem like an unpleasant affair to some. Also the litter boxes need to be thoroughly cleaned and scrubbed once or twice a week.

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7) Dogs Appear Calm and Accepting When Confronted With Change

When shifting to a new home your pooch will be able to accept the changed environment more readily provided its human appears to be calm and happy. Cats don’t like to be faced with changes and take more time to adjust to a new environment, family member or pet. They may not feel instantly safe in a new setting.

8) Dogs Can Perform Bigger & Smarter Roles

Dogs can be trained to assist the police force or perform military tasks. Detection or Sniffer dogs can detect explosives, illicit drugs, track criminals, find hidden currency and search for endangered animal species. Canines can also detect some cancers using their very strong sense of smell. They are able to identify odors linked with certain medical conditions. Then there are the mobility assistance dogs for the physically disabled. People with hearing or visual impairment can benefit from the support of service dogs. Canines can also work on farms to look after livestock. Rescue dogs help people escape dire situations. Cats however can only be used as therapy animals and not in other roles as mentioned above.

9) Dogs Can Predict Many Things

Dogs can tell if a storm is approaching and will begin to bark loudly to caution its pack. They can also predict an earthquake. Pooches get to know if its human mama is pregnant. It is able to perceive the physiological changes and other transformations associated with pregnancy. Dogs can also be trained to detect an oncoming seizure in their humans and alert the latter. The alerting behavior includes pawing, circling or barking and may surface some minutes or almost an hour before the beginning of the seizure. Cats performing this way, well that’s completely unheard of!

10) Adopt a Pup From A Varied Range Of Dog Breeds

There are toy breed dogs to giant ones and everything in between! You can also find a dog that’ll gel with your temperament & lifestyle. Whether you want a laid back breed or a spirited pooch, there’s one to match every need. Cats do come in interesting colors and beautiful coats but don’t offer much variety when it comes to size or shape.

For an animal lover dogs and cats mean one and the same thing, a bundle of fur to be cosseted with love and cuddles! Both felines and canines are unique in their own interesting ways. Rather than racking one’s brain over the choice of pet, why not create a compassionate and ideal setting where a cat and a dog can co-exist harmoniously.


5 Reasons Why Play Is Important For Dogs

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We all know that playing with dogs is fun, but what we don’t often talk about is how important it is to their overall well-being. Play provides cognitive, physical and social benefits for dogs – and it’s a great way to relieve stress. Here’s 5 reasons why play is important for dogs.

Tip: If you’re looking for more games and ways to play with your dog be sure to check out 33 ways to keep your dog busy indoors & 26 boredom busters for dogs.

Play Provides Physical Exercise

We’ve all heard that a good dog is a tired dog, and there’s certainly some truth to that. Dogs need physical exercise each day, and if those needs aren’t met they can get into trouble by developing destructive habits (such as excessive chewing) to pass the time. If you’re having trouble giving your dog enough exercise each day you can supplement their routine with some playtime at home.

Play is a relatively easy way to fit in some more physical exercise for your dog each day. Games like tug, fetch and frisbee are physically tiring for dogs, and by adding in a few quick play sessions each day you’ll create a routine that provides your dog with plenty of exercise.

Play Strengthens The Bond With Your Dog

One of the best ways to strengthen the bond you have with your dog is to spend quality time together – and playing together is a great example. Not many mammals play well into adulthood, but humans and dogs do. And that playfulness trait that we share with our dogs is part of what makes the relationships we have with them so special; it’s hard not to form a deep bond when you can play and have fun together.

Researchers believe that playfulness in dogs was a trait that was selected during domestication, and that it’s one of the big factors when it comes to forming emotionally based bonds with our dogs. So if you’re looking for a relatively simple (and fun) way to strengthen the bond you have with your dog add in some more playtime.

Play Provides Mental Stimulation

Another reason why play is important for dogs is that it provides mental exercise. Mentally stimulating activities (often referred to as brain games) are a fun way to enrich our dogs lives by giving them something meaningful to do. In addition to physical exercise I like adding in a few quick mentally stimulating games into my dogs daily routine. And because these activities alleviate boredom they decrease the likelihood of our dogs developing behavioral issues such as excessive barking or chewing.

Some of my favorite brain games for dogs include nose work games, puzzle toys, snuffle mats, and stuffed Kongs. They’re easy to play, and best of all they’re a simple way to keep dogs focused, active and entertained throughout the day.

It’s a Fun Way to Train (and Improve Manners)

Playing with dogs is fun, but it’s also a great way to work on some basic training and improving manners. Playtime is one of the ways puppies start learning basic manners right from the beginning; if they play too rough they’ll likely get a nip from their littermate or mother, or they might stop the game altogether.

So how can we continue that trend of using play to help train our dogs? By engaging in interactive games with our dogs. Take the tug of war game for example; it’s a fun game by itself, but it also helps teach your dog how to control their impulses aka how to be gentle when it comes to using their mouth. Our dogs are always observing us, so when we engage in play they’re learning social cues from us.

Play Relieves Boredom

One of the biggest benefits of play for dogs is that it relieves boredom and keeps them busy. It can be a challenge to keep our dogs occupied all day, and when dogs get bored they’ll come up with their own ways to entertain themselves — and that often involves undesirable behaviors such as excessive barking.

By playing with your dog a few times a day you can decrease the likelihood of them developing destructive habits. When you add in some more playtime to your dog’s routine you’re giving them something meaningful to do, and preventing them from having to come up with ways to entertain themselves that might involve chewing up your shoes.

What Are Your Favorite Games to Play With Your Dog?

What games do you like playing with your dog? Does your dog seem more relaxed and chilled out after playtime? What games does your dog enjoy most?

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15 Halloween Dog Treat Recipes

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I don’t know about your dog, but mine isn’t a fan of costumes. She gets fussy just wearing a bandana, so anything costume related is out of the question for Halloween. But there is one Halloween tradition she does love — eating yummy treats.

And since costumes are out of the question making some Halloween inspired dog treats is an easy way to include her in all those holiday festivities. If you want to give your dog something special this holiday here’s 15 homemade Halloween dog treat recipes.

15 Halloween Dog Treat Recipes

One of the easiest ways to celebrate Halloween with your dog is by making them some yummy treats. And since I make treats for my dog each year I decided to put together a list of some of my favorites. Here’s 15 treats you can make for your dog on Halloween.

Grain Free No Bake Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats

These grain free peanut butter & pumpkin dog treats are easy to make, and the best part? They’re no bake. They take about 10 minutes to make and they’re a great way give your dog something extra special on Halloween.

Pumpkin Spice Puppuccinos

Does anything say fall quite like Pumpkin Spice? Well now you can let your dog join in on one of our favorite seasonal treats by making these awesome puppucinos.

Candy Corn Dog Treats

These frozen candy corn treats are one of the easiest ways to make your dog something special for the holiday. They only require three ingredients and they’re super cute.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These yummy bone shaped dog treats are pretty simple to make. They’re made with flour, eggs, canned pumpkin and peanut butter and take 20-25 minutes to bake.

Mummy Bones Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Want to give your dog something special for the holiday? These festive dog treats are a nice and simple way to treat your dog this Halloween.

Skull & Crossbones Frozen Halloween Dog Treats

These treats are super cute and easy to make. And do you know what makes them even better? They only require three ingredients and some freezing time.

Halloween Dog Treat Recipe

These pumpkin flavored treats are a favorite of Laika’s, and they take less than 30 minutes to make. And as an added bonus they’ll make your kitchen smell delicious.

Apple, Cinnamon & Pumpkin Dog Treats

These treats are easy to make and smell amazing. If you’re looking to give your dog something extra special on Halloween you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Apple Crunch Pupcakes

I love baking with apples (Laika loves them too), and this recipe is one of my favorites. These pupcakes are awesome; they’re easy to make, they taste delicious and they smell amazing.

Pumpkin FroYo Bites For Dogs

These frozen pumpkin dog treats are a favorite of mine because they only require three ingredients (plus a pumpkin shaped ice cube tray if you want to make them festive).

DIY Pumpkin Dog Treats

If you’re looking for a simple treat recipe to make for your dog for Halloween check out these three ingredient pumpkin dog treats.

Pumpkin Oat Dog Biscuits

My dog goes nuts for these pumpkin and oat dog treats, and I love them because they’re easy to make and only require three ingredients (flour, oats and pumpkin puree).

Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats

These gluten free pumpkin spice dog treats are super cute. If you’re looking to make your dog an extra special treat this Halloween you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

These frozen dog treats are simple and cute. They’re made with four ingredients (plus a Halloween themed silicon mold) and take a couple of hours to freeze.

Frozen Blueberry Skull Dog Treats

These frozen treats are so simple to make — the only thing you need is some blueberries and plain yogurt (plus a Halloween themed mold if you want the skull shape).

DIY Skeleton Bones Dog Treats

If you’re looking for a fun and yummy way to give your dog something special this Halloween check out these super cute skeleton bone treats.

Want More Dog Treat Recipes?

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