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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Dear Mary Puppins: My Puppy is a Night Owl!

By: Hannah Richter

April 6, 2021 • 4 mins read

Hannah Richter (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and current instructor at Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at woof@dogspotted.com!

Wellness

The DOGtor is in… The FAQ’s of Dog Shedding

By: Sydney Pokard

March 15, 2021 • 6 mins read

Shedding is a hairy situation that can cover your clothes, couch, bed, and everything in between. But not all dogs shed! I’m here to debunk those myths by answering the most frequently asked questions.

Advice

As Told by Brett the Vet: 9 Ways to Vet your Vet

By: Brett Shorenstein

March 8, 2021 • 7 mins read

The truth is that many people just choose a veterinarian or animal hospital by who’s in the neighborhood—are they close by? Can they see my pet soon? But it’s important to do a little research before choosing a veterinarian! Luckily,…

Advice

5 Important Tricks to Teach Your Puppy

By: Rebecca West

February 8, 2021 • 7 mins read

The best time to teach new tricks is right after bringing them home (after fawning over them for a couple of hours of course!). Setting the pace for learning tricks is important and can make teaching new ones easier in…

Advice

As Told by Tim the Trainer: The 4 Types of Dog Training

By: Tim Almeida

February 7, 2021 • 7 min read

There is an ongoing joke amongst dog trainers that goes like this: “The only thing two dog trainers can agree on is that the third dog trainer is always wrong.”  In my personal experience as a trainer I have been…

Advice

Advice from the DOGtor | Fleas, Giardia, Separation

By: Brett Shorenstein

February 4, 2021 • 3 mins read

Dr. Brett Shorenstein (aka The Dogtor) is a general practitioner and owner of Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in New York, NY. He is a USDA-accredited Veterinarian whose professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and nutrition. If you have a question…

Advice

Trainer Edition: How To Potty Train Your Dog

By: Hannah Rose Swanson

February 2, 2021 • 5 mins read

Dogs are the greatest companions and we would undoubtedly be lonely without them. However, we all want our dogs to be on their best behavior when it comes to bathroom manners. We want to avoid accidents in their house as…

Advice

Groomer Edition: Top 8 In-Home Grooming Questions

By: Jessica Huang

January 28, 2021 • 5 mins read

What’s that smell? It’s probably . Perhaps it’s time for an at-home spa day! Grooming is a key part of keeping your dog not only healthy but happy. It’s important to maintain their skin and coat as much as possible…

Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: Setting Boundaries During COVID

By: Hannah Richter

January 28, 2021 • 5 mins read

Hannah Richter (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and current instructor at Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at woof@dogspotted.com!

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A Dog Trainer’s Thoughts on the Prong Collar

By: Lara Sullivan

January 24, 2021 • 5 mins read

Taking a nice walk with your dog is one of the many great pleasures of dog companionship. Of course, for some of us walking our dogs can be more of a chore than anything. As a dog trainer (with Andrea…

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