Entries by Hot Dog on a Leash

How to Teach a Puppy to Walk on a Leash

Many people think that dogs just innately know how to walk politely on a leash, but this skill is something that needs to be trained. Fortunately, it’s one of the easier skills to teach a puppy. Introduce him to the collar or harness and leash. Start out by letting him get used to wearing a […]

CBD Oil: Can It Help Dogs With Aggression?

Having a dog that displays aggression can be frustrating. You love your dog, and even if you aren’t worried about your dog hurting anybody, it can feel isolating to have a dog that shows aggressive behavior to the point where others stay away and you avoid taking your dog out of the house as much […]

What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert

The FDA is investigating potential links between canine heart disease and diet — specifically grain-free diets. We’ve compiled the information you need to know to understand this ongoing investigation. What is the FDA Investigating? It is easy to panic anytime we see an FDA headline about pet food. After all, keeping our dogs healthy is essential to us, […]


Walker was a breeder of Standard Poodles, dogs who were thought of by many at the time as “sissies.” She knew about the behavior tests that were being held in England for working dogs. An effective and persuasive woman, Walker began approaching dog clubs and breeders with her idea of holding competitive obedience tests at […]

Fireworks Safety Tips for Pets

While you may love the flash and fun of summer fireworks, your pet does not. Here are expert-recommended ways to keep your fur baby calm and safe this holiday. Fourth of July fireworks are anything but fun for pets. The loud noises can cause serious anxiety and stress in both cats and dogs. Take extra precautions this […]

Why Do Dogs Bring You Their Toys to Greet You?

Each time you come home, it is heartwarming to be greeted enthusiastically by your dog at the door. And each dog’s greeting ritual is unique—some dogs might wag their tail and lick their owners, and other might jump on their owners or whine or bark at them in greeting. One of the more quirky greetings […]

Too Hot to Fly: Summer Airline Pet Embargoes

If you’re traveling with your pet this summer and plan to fly to your pet friendly accommodation, make sure you familiarize yourself with the airline’s pet embargo policy before you book your flight.  During the summer, the heat can make pet travel difficult because many airlines don’t allow pets aboard flights-as checked baggage or as […]

Teach Your Dog to “Look” on Command

“Look” is a useful command for helping your dog acclimate to a new situation or environment. Is your dog easily distracted? Does he spend your entire walk lunging at squirrels and barking at people? Is he unable to to pass a brightly colored umbrella or a playing child without wanting to investigate? If your dog’s […]