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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Wellness

5 Reasons Why Raw Pet Food is Trending and Why You Should Give it a Try

By: Cat Hendel

June 18, 2021 • 4 mins read

Raw pet food started out as an unconventional choice for pet parents but has become a fast-growing trend with increasing scientific backing. Before going into the compelling reasons why to consider raw feeding, here’s a little background on what raw…

Advice

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…

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…

Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: My Dog is Fearful of her Harness

By: Hannah Richter

May 24, 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!

Paw-renthood

NYC Realtor Edition: 8 Tips to Navigate Renting in NYC with your Dog

Do you have a dog? Yes? Well, living in NYC with your pooch may be heaven or hell. Gotham City is a tough place but one full of amazing humans – and Dog People are The Best People. Living in…

Products

8 Must-Have Apps for Doggy Parents

By: Sheila Joseph

May 17, 2021 • 4 mins read

From dating to shopping, ordering in to watching your favorite shows, playing games to logging your bowel movements (yes, really!), there’s literally an app for everything these days. It’s not surprising that there are quite a few apps for doggy…

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…

Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: My dog won’t stop pulling!

By: Jennifer Brand

April 26, 2021 • 5 mins read

Jennifer Brand (aka Mary Puppins) is a dog trainer and founder of Jennifer’s Dogs in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at woof@dogspotted.com!

Wellness

Top 5 NYC Dog Trainers That We Know and Love (Plus, discount codes!)

By: Jamie Ruden

April 26, 2021 • 4 mins read

Whether you’ve just adopted a new friend or you’re experiencing some unruly behavior, you may be curious about who to call. It’s not ghostbusters… Dog Trainers! Luckily in a big city there are many options. We’ve listed 5 trainers we…

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