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Lumps on Dogs: What They Could Mean and When to Worry | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Health + Wellness

As a devoted dog parent, it is not uncommon to be alarmed by the discovery of a lump or bump when petting your dog. In this blog post, we’ll cover the various reasons your dog may develop lumps, what they could signify, and crucially, when it’s time to consult with your veterinarian. Here’s what w... Continue reading

Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress (FAS Score) in Dogs | Pupford

December 26th, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

As pet parents, it’s crucial to understand the emotional well-being of our beloved pets. Fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) are common emotions that dogs may experience. In this article, we will shed some light on the spectrum of these emotions to give you a better understanding of how your dog is real... Continue reading

A Guide to Cooperative Care Dog Training: Improve Your Dog's Grooming Visits, Veterinary Care, and Overall Well-being | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Training

As dog parents, we all want our dogs to live happy, healthy lives. This can mean regular visits to the vet and groomer. However, our dogs don’t understand that we are just trying to take care of them, and often these visits can be very stressful for them. One way to help ease this stress is throug... Continue reading

Co-regulation for Dogs: How it Can Help Your Dog Relax | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

You may have heard of co-regulation in terms of a relationship between a parent and child, but what about how co-regulation can affect our relationship with our dogs? Building a strong bond with your dog goes beyond teaching cues and tricks; creating a harmonious relationship based on trust and und... Continue reading

Can Dogs Have Bad Days? | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

Dogs are known for their unconditional love, unwavering loyalty, and boundless enthusiasm. When we think of dogs we just can’t help but be happy right? But just like us, dogs have their “off” days. In this blog post, we will discuss if dogs can have bad days and what may be causing these bad days s... Continue reading

Is Your Dog Over-Aroused? Here’s How to Find Out | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

One prevalent issue faced by many dog parents is overarousal behavior. Over-arousal can give rise to other behavioral problems, jeopardize safety, and negatively impact your relationship with your dog. In this blog post, we will explore what overarousal entails, how to identify it, and how to prov... Continue reading

How Dogs React When Scared: A Dog’s 4 Fear Responses | Pupford

December 29th, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

Fear is an evolutionary response to protect us during life or death situations. When a dog encounters a potentially threatening or anxiety-inducing situation, they will respond with a fear response. But not all dog’s will respond to fear in the same way. Their response may vary based on genetics, p... Continue reading

Debunking Alpha Dogs, Dominance, and Pack Leadership | Pupford

January 9th, 2024

Filed under Training

For decades, the concept of “alpha dogs,” dominance, and pack leadership has been deeply ingrained in the world of dog training. In recent years, our understanding of canine behavior and psychology has grown and evolved, and so has our approach to training dogs. Organizations like the Certificatio... Continue reading

Manage Dog Barking with The Thank You Protocol | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Training

One of the most common behavioral problems dog parents face is how to address barking. While barking is a natural behavior for dogs and it would be unreasonable to expect them to never bark, there are training methods that can be helpful to manage and reduce barking. One of them is the Thank You P... Continue reading

Should Dog Really Eat Human Food? 3 Pros and Cons to Help You Decide | Pupford

December 28th, 2023

Filed under Health + Wellness

One common inquiry that pet parents go back and forth about is whether we should be giving our dogs human food. Of course, we only want the best for our dogs, and they deserve to be spoiled every once in a while, right? This blog post will cover the pros and cons of feeding dogs human food, and if ... Continue reading

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