The Dog Blog

Raw Food or Kibble? Whats the big deal?

Posted by Amy Hempe on

            This question has been coming up a lot: should people feed their dogs kibble or raw food? We know that we are stepping into a very big puddle of opinions with this topic. Let us say up front that we are not endorsing or condemning either practice. We are simply here to talk about each method of feeding.  Kibble             Kibble, as many of our readers know, covers a whole lot of territory. Kibble was invented back in the 1800’s and became standard for dogs and cats after World War II when convenience became a major staple of middle...

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How To Include Your Dog in Your Wedding

Posted by Amy Hempe on

            We love weddings, at Really Good Pets. Whether it’s traditional or modern with fun twists, we think weddings are the best place for people to come together and share what’s wonderful about a couple’s new life together – which ought to include the dog, of course!             And that could mean that your dog (or dogs) could be in the spotlight for the big day. There is no reason to exclude the pooch. But involving the dog in a wedding will require a little bit of planning. Have a designated dog handler. This might be just for the wedding...

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3 Cheers for The Freedom Harness!

Posted by Amy Hempe on

             As the owner/dog-mom/concierge of two large dogs, I take my dog harnesses very seriously. They have to be easy to put on. They have to be comfortable for the dog. They need to provide a respite against pulling. And they can’t cost a bloody fortune.             The Freedom Harness does all of that.             It’s easy to put on. Harnesses can be beasts. I am not terribly adept with gizmos, and my spatial relation scores did not earn me any accolades as a child. Still, despite a few straps, you’ll find this harness to be...

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Back to School Training Tips for Dogs

Posted by Amy Hempe on

            School is well underway now and summertime is a fading memory for the humans. The pups, however, might be wondering what’s up with fewer walks, less sun-bathing, and a whole chunk of indoor house guarding.             Even if dogs cannot physically join their humans as they sit in desks and learn algebra, the dog brain can still be active.  The reality of having to leave the dog at home is certainly not the ideal one – in our dreams we’d have our pups with us all day long. But there are things that we can do to help our...

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Helping Your Dog Cope During a Storm

Posted by Amy Hempe on

            Ah summer. The long stretches of daylight. The joyful laughter of children playing.   The loud ka-booms from the sky.             Oh yes. Summer brings with it not only refreshing warmth and rain, but serious storms as well. For people in certain parts of the country, thunderstorms or tornado warnings can be a weekly event. Extreme weather is a reality many of us have to just accept, but for our dogs it can be absolutely terrifying.             Without the foresight of knowing that the storm will eventually pass, dogs can grow extremely anxious with thunder....

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