How to Maintain Control in Your Pack - Alpha or Leader

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Maintain Control in Your PackAuthor:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  When I first started thinking about what I might write for this article, I spent some time re-reading Ray and Lorna Coppinger’s lovely book “Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution”.  Befor

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Is Your Pet Winterized? Top Cold Weather Tips for Dogs and Cats

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Pet Friendly Hotels & TravelWinterize my house - check, winterize my car - check, winterize my pet - what?  With the full wrath of winter upon us - arctic winds, plummeting temps, snow and freezing rain (ugh), have you taken the time to be sure that your pet is winterized?  That is, prepared for the frigid temps and all that goes along with it?   Take note of these special precautions and tips to ensure your pet

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Is Your Pooch On Santa's Nice List? Teaching Good Holiday Doggie Manners

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Tucker Pet Friendly Hotels and Travel HolidaysWith the holiday season upon us, many pet parents are planning to gather friends and family for fun festive parties.  Keep in mind that although you might be ready to ‘Deck the Halls’, your four-legged friend may not be.   Jingle Bells, Figgy Pudding and Tannenbaum create the perfect re

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Off the Beaten Path: Sniffing Out Hidden Dog Friendly Travel Gems

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Dog parks and pet friendly places abound across the United States. However, just off the beaten path, tucked away from plain sight, there are some really fantastic spots that don’t just welcome dogs, but make them part of the travel experience in a unique way. We’ve sniffed out 10 of these hidden gems for you. Plan your next trip around them, or make them a destination all their own!  
 

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Two Thumbs (and Paws) Up: Top 5 Destinations your Dog Will Love as Much as You Do

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Top Dog Friendly DestinationsIf your dog is like most dogs, she’s happy to tag along with you wherever you go – even if she doesn’t find all of your destinations so thrilling. And, let’s face it  while your dog may love the dog park, and you’re more than happy to take her, watching her sniff trees isn’t the most fun you could be having on a Saturday afternoon.

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DIY Tricks Can Make Fido’s Halloween a Treat

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Pet Friendly HalloweenIt may be hard to believe, but Halloween is already upon us! And you pet parents know what that means – dreaming up new ways to enjoy the holiday with your four-legged children! While there are some great premade costumes and dog treats out there, crafting your own can be a fantastic fun way to celebrate.

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Shy or Timid Dogs - Ways to Ease Their Fear

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Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  Is there anything that you can do to help me with my shy dog? What can I do to make my dog less afraid of other dogs? Less afraid of men? Less afraid of children? Less afraid of loud noises? How can I socialize my timid dog?

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