Category Archives: Dogs

How to Give Your Dog the Care He or She Deserves

How to Give Your Dog the Care He or She Deserves

Caring For Your PetIn a perfect world, every dog owner would take great care of their pet dog(s). Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have a dog or you’ll get one, and either way, you sincerely want to be the kind of person who takes great care of your beloved pet. That’s good; here are some basics to help you clarify your mental list of what it takes to be a great caretaker…

The Right Shelter

First, you’ll want to make sure the place you keep your dog is clean and protected. That means your dog has shelter from storms and isn’t living in filth. Your dog needs to be kept somewhere where other animals won’t bother him or her. The living quarters should be safe, secure and habitable.

Clean Water and the Right Snacks

Next, and this is paramount, your dog always needs clean water available. Just like humans, dogs get thirsty and need water to live. You don’t want a dehydrated dog. As for food, make sure your dog gets a quality diet and doesn’t become obese. Healthy treats are better than table scraps. Just like you’d watch your intake/weight, keep tabs on your dog’s, too.

Easy-to-Follow Commands

With dogs, it’s good to train them with simple commands. Ideally, you’ll want to develop a relationship with your dog and communicate with him or her often. Furthermore, playful interaction is important to your dog’s social well-being, and it’s always good to provide opportunities for your dog to exercise. If you live near a dog park, utilize it.

Grooming and Vet Sessions

Make sure your dog gets examined by a vet on a regular basis.

Finally, it’s a good idea for regular grooming sessions, which can help with their hair, nails and teeth. Your dog can benefit from a bath and massage, complete with skin and coat conditioner. Ears can be cleaned, nails clipped and filed, teeth brushed, and, even though it sounds funny, anal glands can be expressed. Best to have a professional do that one, right?!

Tailwaggers Country Inn of Van Alstyne, TX, near Dallas, does dog grooming. Ask about our “deluxe day spa” and other grooming services– call 877-774-DOGS today. Tailwaggers also offers doggy daycare and boarding in a safe, clean and loving environment.

How to Make Your Dog Happy

How to Make Your Dog Happy

One thing most dog owners have in common is this: they want to make sure their dogs are happy. And why not? A happy dog just makes sense. No one wants to see a “down-in-the-dumps” dog– that’s depressing! What are some of the ways you can make your dog happy? Well, dogs are a lot…

How Dogs Can Improve Your Quality of Life

How Dogs Can Improve Your Quality of Life

According to a study of 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden followed the health records of 3.4 million people who had no history of cardiovascular disease back in 2001. Then they kept track of their health for the next 12 years and whether…

Recent Trends for Dog Names

Recent Trends for Dog Names

Tailwaggers Country Inn is your pet dog’s vacation destination. Yes, even dogs could use a vacation, sometimes, especially if the house is rowdy, right? That said, Tailwaggers of Texas sees a lot of different dogs come through its doors and they all have names. Some are more common names like Max, while others are a…

The Benefits of Cuddling With Your Dog

The Benefits of Cuddling With Your Dog

People these days are so starved for touch and affection that there are people who actually charge other people to cuddle with them. Take, for instance, the company known as “The Snuggle Buddies.” You can see their site here: http://thesnugglebuddies.com The charge is $80 an hour and can include cuddling, snuggling, and conversation. Dog lovers…

When Should You Not Bring Your Dog on Vacation?

When Should You Not Bring Your Dog on Vacation?

For some people, pets are extensions of their families, and life without them can seem unimaginable. Deciding whether to travel with your pet is always a hard decision to make, but it’s important to remember to make one with your pet’s safety in mind. Below are some reasons why you may want to consider leaving…

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for Your Dog

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for Your Dog

There are many articles and videos published each year promoting the benefits of swimming for humans. Swimming also provides many benefits for dogs as well. These are a few of the benefits of dogs swimming. Exercise All dogs need regular exercise to remain healthy. Swimming provides excellent exercise for your canine companion, and provides both…

Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Boarding Place

Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Boarding Place

When you are looking around for a hotel to stay at when you’re on vacation, you don’t simply pick the one with the lowest price and book a room. You take a look at what different hotels have to offer, scroll through photos of what the various guest rooms look like, and then make a…

Why Do Dogs Love to Cuddle?

Why Do Dogs Love to Cuddle?

When you go on vacation and you need to leave your pet dog in good hands, they should stay at Tailwaggers Country Inn in Van Alstyne, Texas, where they’re guaranteed cuddle time. Why do dogs love to cuddle? Well, cuddling is more than just a quick hug. It’s time spent together, a dog near its…

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Dogs are a beloved part of the family in millions of American homes. While dogs make great companions for humans, they also need play time in order to be as healthy and happy as possible. These are a few of the reasons why dogs need play time. Exercise Hanging around the house all day without…