The Doggie Bowl

Discover advice and tips from experts on how to be the best dog mom or dad to your furry best friend Your Dog! We even have stories from dog parents like you and fun ways to celebrate our pooches. Search by category or tags to find the best content for you.

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How to Register your Dog to Become a Therapy Dog

By: Warren Austin

June 16, 2021 • 8 mins read

If you’re anything like me, there are some days that you can’t imagine getting through without your dog. The type of emotional connection and support dogs can give you wordlessly can’t be matched. That’s why therapy dogs can be so…

Entertainment

Are You Smarter Than a… Dog? | The 7 Smartest Dog Breeds

By: Rebecca West

June 16, 2021 • 3 mins read

Sorry to disappoint; this isn’t a game show about if you’re smarter than your chihuahua (who’s probably dragging their butt across the carpet right now). However, if you’re looking to see which dog breeds are smart enough to count, open…

Advice

How To Teach Dogs To Take Treats Gently

By: Heidi Walker

June 13, 2021 • 4 mins read

Dogs and humans share one thing in common: they love food! Though sometimes our dogs can often be a little overzealous when it comes to sneaking a bite.  To teach dogs to naturally take food from the hand with a…

Advice

An Unexpected Reason Your Dog May Experience Anxiety

By: Heidi Walker

June 9, 2021 • 4 mins read

Is displaying fearful or nervous behaviors? Are you unsure if something happened to cause your dog to behave in such a manner? Or maybe you’re thinking to yourself “why does my dog have bad anxiety?” Well, don’t worry. There are…

Paw-renthood

Community Building on Social Media with Your Dog | Part 1 (Plus, A FREE Guide to Get Started!)

By: Jolanta Smulski

May 24, 2021 • 5 mins read

When I first started an Instagram account for my dog, Cody, I never imagined that it would become the community it is today. We have a small following of 1.5k followers, but it is full of amazing people and their…

Paw-renthood

How To Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

May 13, 2021 • 5 mins read

Close your eyes and envision what a picturesque afternoon in the park with your pooch would look like. Your agenda would likely include a good ‘ol fashioned game of fetch. Despite its popularity, however, not all canines are ready to…

Entertainment

Dog Parks, Cliques, And Making Fetch Happen

By: Hannah Rose Swanson

March 8, 2021 • 9 mins read

We’re all familiar with the feeling. You walk towards a new crowd, you want to speed up and get there, but also want to appear cool so you maintain a steady pace. Your pulse quickening, feeling particularly prepared to be…

Paw-renthood

7 Ways To Keep Your Dog Occupied When Indoors

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

January 28, 2021 • 5 mins read

“Who wants to go out!?” As a dog parent, this question probably elicits uncontrollable tail-wagging and oodles of joyful yelps from . After all, fresh air and playing outdoors can furnish your furry pal with the mental stimulation and exercise…

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