The Woof Warehouse Blog
May 29, 2018
Why Some Dogs Like to Cuddle and Others Don't
Have you ever wondered why some dogs are cuddlers and others are not? Well, this is something I have been thinking about a lot recently with our latest adoption from the Marin Humane Society, Sherlock (see our previous post about this). Sherlock, unlike her older brother Watson is much more of a cuddle bug and absolutely loves sleeping and napping in our laps or right next to our faces in bed. It is interesting to see the juxtaposition between the two when it comes to their morning naps. And as I am sure you are aware, all dogs, just like people, have very different personalities, interests, and preferences. Here is just a little bit about why some dogs like to cuddle while others do not.
May 28, 2018
How to Ease Dogs with Separation Anxiety
One of the most common challenges I have been seeing lately on pet parent and dog mom forums recently has been dogs with separation anxiety. This can manifest in a number of symptoms including barking, whining, crying, chewing furniture, urinating inside (when they are 100% potty trained), escape attempts, and being in general destructive. Separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset when they are separated from their guardians. Some dogs are easily agitated when they see their humans simply getting ready to leave and others only become anxious when their guardians depart through the front door. Others try to even prevent their people from leaving altogether. And then when their guardians return home the dogs act as if it has been years since they have seen their people.
May 25, 2018
3 Easy Ways to Involve Kids of All Ages in Dog Training
Dogs can be a fantastic addition to family life, but a lot of times parents are unsure of how to involve their children with training the dog other than at feeding and potty times. Here are just a few easy ways you can get your kids excited about and involved in training the family dog. It not only helps teach your kids responsibility and how to care for their new bff, but also can create a deep bond between them and the family dog. And as always make sure you supervise your children at all times with the dog.
May 24, 2018
Socializing Your New Puppy
When you hear the word ‘socialize’ in the context of your new puppy what immediately comes to mind? Perhaps meeting new people or dogs and being in general friendly. Although this answer isn’t inherently wrong, it is important to remember that socializing your puppy involves a lot more than just being friendly with people and other dogs. In general socialization means learning to be a part of society and that goes for humans and dogs alike. This means that socializing your puppy means taking the time to carefully introduce your new family member to different types of environments, buildings, sights, sounds, smells, animals, handling, grooming, in addition to other dogs and people.
May 23, 2018
Dogs in the Workplace: 6 Reasons Why Allowing Dogs to Come to Work Makes Sense
A big trend over the last couple years in dog loving cities like San Francisco and San Diego are companies allowing dogs in the workplace. Lots of high tech companies often get credit for creating the dog friendly workplace (think Google, Salesforce, Etsy, and Autodesk), but in my experience small businesses have often led the way in allowing dogs to accompany their human companions to work. I personally have taken Watson with me to work on occasion and I can tell you from first hand experience that it is both amazing and challenging, but the amazing far outweighs the challenges. Here are just a few of the benefits of having a dog friendly business:
May 22, 2018
Hi everyone! I just wanted to give a quick update to The Woof Warehouse and explain my absence from the blog and social media recently. This all has to do with the fact that we recently welcomed a new four legged pal into our family. Please give a warm welcome to Sherlock!
May 15, 2018
7 Travel Essentials For Your Pup: Memorial Day Edition 2018
With Memorial Day weekend coming up we’ll all be thinking more about road trips and dog friendly vacations to kick off the summer. Read on for some of our essential picks for your summer travels whether it is the next town over, across the country or even internationally.
May 4, 2018
Packing an Emergency Go-Bag for Your Dog
Disasters, natural or man made, can strike at any moment whether it’s a fire, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake. We might be well prepared in terms of our human family members; however, we often forget that our dogs often have different needs and might not be as prepared when disaster strikes. Here are just a few items you should consider packing in those all important emergency go-bags for your pups.
Apr 27, 2018
6 Ways to Protect Your Dog's Paws Year Round
Whether you are still experiencing the cold of winter or starting to enjoy the warm sun, paw care is an important concern for many dog owners. Walking on hot or ice cold pavements can cause injury or irritations, but there are a few ways to keep your pooch’s paws safe from the elements.
Apr 26, 2018
The Ultimate Dog Mom Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018
Mother’s Day in the US is coming up on May 13th! Here are some of the best finds for all you dog moms out there because let’s face it your dogs are your kids, so why not spoil yourself a bit with these fun gifts.
Apr 25, 2018
6 Tips for Finding (and Keeping) the Right Dog Walker You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner
The search for the perfect dog walker isn’t easy and there are many factors to consider, especially whether or not your dogs liked the person that would be walking them. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you find the best dog walker for your furry pals.
Apr 22, 2018
4 Activities for Keeping Your Senior Dog's Brain Sharp
As our dogs age it becomes increasingly important to exercise their brains as well as their bodies. As dogs age they may show signs of slowing down including sleeping more and general inactivity. Mental exercises and stimulation are actually very easy to do and can further cement the bond between you and your dog well into old age. Read on for a few easy, every day brain activities you can do with senior (and young) dogs!