Life tips

Get Rid of Skunk Smell with Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda

Did your dog get skunked? You can get rid of that nasty skunk smell from your dog using some soap, peroxide & baking soda.

Use a Food Dispensing Toy for Fast Eaters

If your dog eats too fast use a food dispensing toy (we love the Kong Wobbler & Bob a Lot), or place a few tennis balls in their bowl to slow their eating. Not only does this keep them from eating too quick, it gives them a nice mental workout.

Make Your Own DIY Refillable Water Bowl

Are you filling up your dog water bowl multiple times a day? Create your own DIY refillable water bottle bowl.

Protect Your Dogs Paws in the Winter with Vaseline

If you don’t have any paw balm, and if your dog doesn’t like wearing boots, you can use some Vaseline to help protect your dogs paws in the winter.

Make Your Own Elevated Food Bowl

You can make your own elevated pet food bowl with an $8 table from Ikea. Elevated food bowls make eating easier on dogs with arthritis and joint problems since they won’t have to bend down as much.

Dog Got Stung? Remove the Stinger with a Credit Card

When you try to pick out a stinger from your dog you risk leaving part of it in the skin. Remove stingers by scraping them with a straight edge – like the side of a credit card.

Soften Up Dry Food With Warm Water

Does your dog have a hard time eating his kibble? If your dog has sensitive teeth you can soften up their dry dog food by adding in some warm water.

Use Flour, Baking Soda or Cornstarch to Stop Your Dogs Nail From Bleeding

Did you cut your dogs nail too short? Use a homemade mixture of flour, baking soda or cornstarch with water until it’s a thick paste then apply it to the nail with moderate pressure for a few minutes.

Make Yourself the Funnest Thing in the World for a Reliable Recall

When training your dog to “come here” make sure you’re giving out a lot of praise & treats. The goal is to make coming back to you the best decision they could have made, if not your dog is likely going to decide that whatever he was chasing/sniffing is more interesting.

Use Fruits & Veggies for Training Treats

Don’t have any dog treats on hand? Use some leftover fruits & veggies that are healthy for dogs as your training treats. Carrots and snap peas are Laika’s favorite snacks.

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