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