Dog Zoomies (aka FRAPs): Why, When & What To Do | Pupford

October 27th, 2022

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Your pup comes sprinting through your living room, running in large, wide circles with seemingly no desire to stop… It’s the DOG ZOOMIES! And while this slightly ‘crazy’ behavior can be confusing at first, we’re here to break down everything you need to know about dog (or puppy) zoomies! Let’s get... Continue reading

What Does My Dog’s Poop Mean? | Pupford

February 16th, 2022

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Let’s talk about poop. Yes, really. It may not be the most fun or glamorous topic we cover, but it’s important nonetheless. To warm us up, let’s start with some poop trivia! Believe it or not, your dog’s poop can tell you and your vet a lot of useful information about their health [https://pupfo... Continue reading

5 Types of Enrichment for Dogs (With Examples) | Pupford

March 14th, 2022

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While you might already be familiar with enrichment, do you know the types of enrichment for dogs? In this episode, I’ll give you 5 specific types of enrichment with examples for each type. Understanding the types of enrichment for your pup will help you improve on each one and give your dog a mor... Continue reading

[Video] Does Tug Cause Aggression in Dogs? With Emily Fitzpatrick VSA-CDT | Pupford

August 29th, 2022

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You may have heard this little myth that tug of war can cause aggression in dogs. But is there proof to back that up? Should we be playing tug of war with dogs? In this video, Emily Fitzpatrick VSA-CDT, owner of Misunderstood Mutt [https://www.misunderstoodmutt.com/], takes the time to break down t... Continue reading

10 Ways to Make Valentine's Day Special for Your Dog | Pupford

August 5th, 2022

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You know the traditions – flowers, chocolates, a well-thought-out card, maybe even a nice dinner date. Valentine’s Day is all about showing that special person how much we love them. But what about that special dog? While a box of chocolates is a BIG no for our pups (and some flowers too!), there ... Continue reading

[Video] Nutritious Enrichment Recipe for Dogs Using a Lick Mat | Pupford

February 7th, 2022

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If you’ve been here for a minute, you are aware of our love for enrichment for dogs. Not only does it give your dog something to do, but it also works their brain, can prevent boredom, gives them an outlet to chew, lick, bite, etc, increases calmness, promotes good behavior, and so much more. It is... Continue reading

Your Guide to Dog Nutrition: Essential Nutrients Dogs Need and Where to Get Them | Pupford

February 7th, 2022

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Remember the good old food pyramid that helped guide us with what we should and shouldn’t eat? Although it’s been modified a bit, it was nice to have a guide in place. But it seems like when it comes to our dogs, we’re left a little more in the dark about their nutritional needs. We get a lot of qu... Continue reading

[Video] How to Teach Your Dog To Crawl | Pupford

January 28th, 2022

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We’ve never found the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” to be true. No matter your dog’s age, trick training is a great way to build your communication with each other, show off ;), and improve your relationship. No matter your dog’s age, you can teach them how to crawl by following t... Continue reading

Tug of War: Why Dogs Like to Tug, Benefits and Risks, and How to Play | Pupford

January 26th, 2022

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There are some things that our dogs do that would seem pretty ridiculous if we tried to do ourselves (like roll around in a questionable smell in the grass, while on a walk). But some things are actually quite fun for us as well, like a game of tug of war (at least grade school me would think so). ... Continue reading

3 Things Humans Do That Dogs Do NOT Enjoy | Pupford

November 23rd, 2022

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While we often like to think that our dogs love everything we do, there are some common human behaviors that dogs do NOT enjoy. And while these things may not be “make or break” for your relationship with your dog, it’s important to try and keep your interactions with your pup as positive as possib... Continue reading