Category: Dogs

  • 5 Indoor Games to Engage Your Dog’s Brain

    Indoor Games for Dog Brains!!  We know getting outside is a dogs’ most favorite, but what if it’s raining cats and dogs  (pun intended) and you can’t get outside? Here are some of Whole Dog Journal’s favorite indoor activities and games to play when you can’t get outside. We find WDJ to be a trusted […]

  • Therapies to Help Your Dog’s Arthritis Pain

    There are many wonderful complementary treatments for dogs with Osteoarthritis.  These therapies with help ease your dog’s arthritis pain. None will cure or heal the arthritic joint, but a combination of treatments can very well restore vitality and decrease discomfort, making a happy walk in the park a reality once again.  Here are some therapies […]

  • Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy

    Game Time Dog Services | Austin, TX

    Regular exercise, good nutrition, and occasional massage keep dogs fit. By Randy Kidd, DVM, PhD Compare the actions and functions of the musculoskeletal system to a finely tuned symphonic orchestra. Each and every instrument (each of the dozens of independent muscles in the dog) contributes to the whole. For one instrument to be heard above […]

  • The Original Meaning of ‘Dog Days’ of Summer

    We often hear about the “dog days” of summer but few know what the original expression means. Most say that it signifies hot sultry days “too hot for a dog”. The Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year. This is when we move […]

  • The Proper Way to Pet a Dog

    Proper way to pet dog

    The Proper Way to Pet a Dog After reading that above headline, you may have thought to yourself, “There’s no right or wrong way to pet a dog. I’ve had dogs my whole life!” It’s true that canines tend to be less persnickety than cats when it comes to human affection, but veterinarians stress that there’s still some […]

  • The More You Know: RESPONSIBLE Dog Breeders

    The More You Know: How to know you are dealing with a RESPONSIBLE breeder. Responsible breeders have a passion for their breed and will know the origin, history, temperament, and characteristics of the dogs they breed.  They have respect for the breed and want to preserve it for future generations. How to know you are […]

  • People Love Us On Yelp – Best Dog Walking Service in Austin, TX!

    We are delighted to have received an award from Yelp for being a top dog walking service in Austin, TX! How cool is that?!  Thank you Yelp! We are a dedicated team who love what we do and go above and beyond for our beloved clients.  We care for our clients like we do our […]

  • HOT WEATHER HELP: AVOIDING DOG PAW BURNS

    Tomlinson’s Pet Supply wrote an excellent article about how to handle and care for dog paws in this heat.  I just had to share – it’s valuable info in these triple digit temperatures. You know the feeling: frantically tip-toeing from your lounge chair to the edge of the pool so the bottom of your feet don’t […]

  • When To Give Affection

    I’ve been in the involved with dogs as an owner, trainer, and dog walker for the past 25 years and something I see ALL THE TIME is owners giving affection at the wrong time.  Owners think they are consoling their dog when they are frightened, but they are really rewarding them FOR the frightened behavior.  I […]

  • The Benefits of Bone Broth – Senior Dog Nutrition Powerhouse

    WHAT IS BONE BROTH? Bone broth is essentially the nutrient-dense stock liquid made from simmering raw or cooked bones at low heat over long periods of time. This oily broth is packed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals and is considered a nutrition powerhouse for dogs!  Bone broth is especially ideal for sick dogs […]