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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Outings

16 Places in NYC Where You Can Take Instaworthy Pics of Your Dog (guaranteed lots of likes!)

By: Sheila Joseph

July 21, 2021 • 5 mins read

All dog parents are guilty of taking way too many pictures of their furbabies (#itme) and I have no regrets! If you live in NYC and would like to take ’s photos to the next level, here are a few…

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Boots for Dogs: Trendy or Practical?

By: Kaylee Weeks

July 19, 2021 • 6 mins read

Have you ever walked on hot pavement or snow barefoot? It hurts! Now imagine what it must be like for your dog when they go on walks. Dogs don’t have the option to slip on those comfy tennis shoes or…

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

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…

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How to Best Dispose of Poop: The Scoop on Being a Good Pooper Scooper

By: Rebecca West

June 7, 2021 • 5 mins read

For us city dwellers especially, discarding our dogs’ waste doesn’t inspire much thought; we take the doggy bag, pick it all up, and throw it in the nearest trash bin. However, the aspiring eco-conscious may be encouraged to think critically…

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!

Entertainment

A Day in the Life of an NYC Dog Walker

By: Allison Motz

March 29, 2021 •

The life of a dog walker is rarely glamorous. Most days you can find me in my gym clothes, walking anything from three tiny Maltese pups to a giant Great Dane through the crowded streets of Manhattan. I’m probably sweaty,…

Products

Trainer Edition: 8 Essential Items to Shop for Before Your Puppy Comes Home

By: Hannah Richter

March 22, 2021 • 6 mins read

I often am asked, “what should I do before my puppy arrives?”  Setting up your puppy’s new home prior to their arrival provides them a space of their own. Creating boundaries and a puppy area is important as setting the…

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Trainer Edition: 5 Types of Dog Leashes (Pros & Cons)

By: Lara Sullivan

March 20, 2021 • 8 mins read

A dog leash is one of the unsung heroes in the world of dog products. When you buy a leash it’s quite unlikely that you tell your friends about this wonderful piece of equipment that can keep your dog safe…

Products

Trainer Tips | Dog Collar Safety Tips (Which one should you get?)

By: Lara Sullivan

March 20, 2021 • 6 mins read

The pet product market is a growing industry. Thanks to new research on the health benefits of having a pet, and the fact that the United States is seeing a huge rise in pet ownership, the pet product business is…

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