You may have heard of the “5 second rule” when taking a dog out for a walk on a hot day. What is it exactly and how is it conducted?
We all know that it’s important to reward good behavior when it comes to properly training a dog. But what happens if your dog is bad and you ignore his bad behavior? Many people believe the idea of “positive training” is reward good things, and ignore bad ones, but can Read More
When our walkers take a client’s dog out for a walk, we advise them never to chance any sort of on leash meeting with another dog or a person. On leash meetings can put a dog in an uncomfortable situation, and may cause a dog to respond poorly or negatively Read More
Coyotes are a common predator in New England. You may hear them at night or even spot them during the day. The problem is, there is a lot of misinformation about coyotes, their habits, and what they can or can’t do that may harm your dogs or pets.
We know that our dogs love going for their walks, and when they’ve developed a routine for walks, it can be really hard to break it. Still, your dog’s safety comes before their need to go out for a walk. When is it too cold to bring your dog for Read More
Missing Dogs of Massachusetts – a group that helps people find their dogs that have gone missing – held a survey and posted the results asking all of the people who have lost dogs, “how did your dog get loose?” BlueDog has yet to have too scary of an incident Read More
You may have noticed a lot of mushrooms popping up in your yard this fall. While many fungi are relatively harmless, you should be aware that dogs, curious by nature, can eat anything from sticks to poisonous mushrooms. Just because your dog hasn’t found and ingested mushrooms one year does Read More
Often times we want to share our snacks with our dogs. A cracker is pretty easy to share with your dog without consequence, but what about an apple slice? A carrot? A grape? We go over some of the most common “human foods” that you can — and can’t — Read More
There’s still plenty of summer left! Even into fall when the temperatures start to get cooler, it becomes easier for you to take your dog on some fantastic walking and hiking trails. We’ve curated a list of some great hiking and walking trails around Andover for you to enjoy with Read More
Here at BlueDog, we support the Yellow Dog Project. You may have seen their logo on the front page of our website. Do you know about the Yellow Dog Project and why it’s so great? If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon on his or her leash, it Read More