Some would argue that the correct answer to this question is “NEVER!” However, that may be unrealistic, and evaluating appropriateness can lend a hand to knowing when and when not to leave your dog in the car. With that being said, I will argue that “limited amount as possible” is the correct answer to the question.

With the summer heat continually rising, being aware of the temperature, as well as other factors could be the difference between life and death for your dog.


What is the law?

Many states have laws regarding this matter, the most common phrasing is: “No person shall leave an animal in any unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the health or wellbeing of an animal due to heat, cold, lack of adequate ventilation, or lack of food and water, or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering, disability, or death to the animal.”

Although there doesn’t seem to be a specific temperature defined as to excessive heat or cold, as well as requirements regarding ventilation- however, it’s safe to say that when you do leave …

I am completely uninterested in endorsing one product of food that is best for you dog. I do believe that dog health and nutrition are very important, so I will provide a set of guidelines to consider when comparing the nutrients in dog food. I will also identify some food products (and by-products) that are not good for your pet, and often don’t digest well. With this information, you can determine what brand is best for the needs of your dog, and best for your budget. It’s important to realize that certain foods offer “puppy” or “senior” which will provide more, and different, vitamins and ingredients for the stage of life your pup is in. Some dogs are allergic to certain ingredients, so being aware of the ingredients in the dog food you purchase for your furry family member is important. I personally prefer organic food for myself and for Cooper, simply because I think it’s better to promote organic farmers rather than GMO mass producing farms. In addition, organic produce often has more nutrients, making them naturally easier to digest.

What nutrients are important…

“It’s as easy as walking a dog.”

If you are currently trying to leash train your new (maybe even re-train an old) pup, you know the pains and tribulations that leash training can cause for both you and your pet! Despite the pains it causes you, do not give up simply for the sake of making the walks easier. Proper dog walking and proper leash training are very important for your pup’s safety, as well as the future of your pet’s training. By taking the time and the using proper tools to leash train your dog, you will save yourself grief later on. Walking and exercise is good for the mental state of your pup. These tips may seem menial; however, if you walk your dog correctly for two weeks, you should notice a great change in behavior.

1.     Expend excess energy first

It is important before leash training to expend any pent up energy your pup may have from being cooped up all day. It’s not fair to expect proper behavior and no pulling on the leash when all he wants to do is …

Have you ever had a friend that promised they would run with you every single day for two months before swim suit season? Yet, every morning they either don’t show up, or have an excuse as to why they cannot be your running buddy. In these predicaments, it is best to take up running with your dog!

For the large dog

Certain dog breeds are better suited for distance running than others. Some larger breeds that are good for longer distances are the:

  • American Staffordshire Terrier: This stocky breed doesn’t look like a running dog, but it has plenty of energy, agility and muscle to join you on a quick, few-mile jog.
  • The Australian Cattle Dog is an athletic, agile breed. Their instinctual hard work ethic means they love having a job or task at hand, so they will enjoy working hard to make their owners happy!
  • Lab-Retrievers. Labs are lean, but sturdy, and have enough energy to keep pace with a sprint workout or go the distance on a 10K. Labs can be extremely obedient and willing to run for as long as you
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