Easy Homemade Dog Treats: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Snacks

Even though the temperature still feels like summer here in sunny Florida, you can tell that fall is in the air. Crisp mornings and less humidity means cooler days are coming. This puts me in a cozy mood and makes me feel like baking. One easy and fun way to share my love of baking with my furry friend is through making easy homemade dog treats. 

My favorite fall flavor is pumpkin. From pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks to fresh-from-the-oven pumpkin snickerdoodles, I love this gourd and how its warm flavor accents my baked goods.… Read the rest

Dog Care Tips for Summer

The long, sunny days of summer are upon us. Here in Florida, that means pool days and beach trips, along with sunshine and afternoon thunderstorms. Many pets love summer fun as much as we do! But that doesn’t mean we don’t need to be careful! Follow Polar Bear’s dog care tips for summer and make sure you and your pooch enjoy the warm weather together.

Five important dog care tips for summer to keep in mind include:

  1. Never ever leave your dog in a hot car.
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What’s the Best Dog Stroller?

One of the best parts of having a dog is sharing new places and new experiences with your four-legged friend. An easy way to show your pup whole new worlds is in a dog stroller. Doggy strollers let your pet stay safe and cozy in a confined area while you explore new areas and enjoy new experiences.

What’s the best dog stroller? The best dog stroller is comfortable, easy-to-use, supports your dog’s weight and has some creature comforts for you, too.Read the rest

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

Dogs get dirty. The love running and playing outside. They dig in the dirt. They splash in ponds. They might even roll in poop. Love it or hate it, your dog is going to need a bath at some point.

How often should you bathe your dog? According to the ASPCA, your dog needs a bath every 3-4 months. According to us, the answer can vary. I bathe Polar Bear when he is visibly dirty (he’s a white fluffy guy) or when he gets that notorious doggy odor.… Read the rest

Apps for Dog Owners: Rover vs. Wag

Even when it comes to pet care, there’s an app for that. You’ll find a number of apps for dog owners available today. But how do you know which one is best and which will fit your needs?

A little research goes a long way when it comes to apps for dog owners. We’ve taken the time to review two popular apps, Wag and Rover, to help you make a decision between what to download and which app will best fit your needs for your furry friend.Read the rest

Polar Bear’s List of Free Stuff for Dogs in 2019

There’s no denying it: Polar Bear is one spoiled pup. He tags along on all sorts of errands and adventures. He’s even been to my work! We’ve found quite a few places around town that offer free stuff for dogs. From special treats to hotel perks, there are a number of freebies dog owners and their pups can take advantage of.

Everyone loves a wagging tail, so learn more about free stuff for dogs to spoil your four-legged friend without breaking the bank.Read the rest

What is Positive Reinforcement Dog Training?

One thing we talk about a lot at Tips For New Dog Owners is positive reinforcement dog training. You might know that positive reinforcement involves treats and praise. You’ll find there’s more to it than that, though. Understand what is positive reinforcement dog training and start changing your dog’s behavior today.

Positive reinforcement dog training is a fairly simple concept. It involves pointing out when your dog’s behavior is correct and rewarding him for that behavior. It is opposed to other training methods that point out incorrect behavior with punishment.Read the rest

How to Stop Your Dog From Running Away

It’s a new pet owner’s worst nightmare. When your dog runs away, your heart sinks. I know this because my dog Polar Bear has run away from me. Thankfully, with a little prevention, training and behavior modification on your part and your dog’s, you can learn how to stop your dog from running away.

When your dog runs away, a million thoughts cross your mind. Will he get hurt? Will he get hit by a car? Will someone take him in and keep him?Read the rest