Tag: Dogs

How to Find the Best Food for Your Best Friend

How to Find the Best Food for Your Best Friend dog eating food

Your best furry friend relies on you completely for providing meals that are both nutritious and delicious, and you want to serve up the best!   Still, with so many dog food options on the market and conflicting advertisements, lots of pet parents end up frustrated and confused, asking “What really is the best food for […]

3 Human Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Pets

3 Human Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Pets foods bad for your pet

We all love our furry best friends and want to take the best possible care of them. As a pet owner, you’re probably all too familiar with the following situation.  You’ve just warmed up your dinner and have gotten settled at the table when you suddenly feel a pair of eyes on you. Your cat […]

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Toy Group

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Toy Group chihuahua

Like toys, the Toy Group of dog breeds have historically had only one purpose: to bring joy, delight, and cuteness to one’s life. Toy group dogs, and small dogs, in general, are perfect for city slickers and small space dwellers, are easier to train and tend to be less expensive to care for. They also, […]

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Terrier Group

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Terrier Group Australian Terrier Running

The Terrier group of dog breeds were initially bred to hunt vermin and fox or to work in areas with rugged terrain. They make great companions but are known for their distinctive personalities. They do not have a very high tolerance for other animals, even other dogs. They have a lot of energy, and their […]

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Herding Group

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Herding Group Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

Once members of the working group, the Herding Group of dog breeds has a distinct ability to control the movements of other animals. Developed to herd and protect livestock, these dogs presently work jobs in law enforcement and rescue operations. They are typically very easy to train and form strong bonds with their humans. Here […]

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Working Group

Dog Personalities by Breed: The Working Group Boxer

If you want active, large, loyal, and steadfast, then dogs classified in the Working Group might be for you. Dogs classified in the Working Group were bred to do hard jobs such as guarding property, rescue missions, and manual labor (i.e., pulling sleds). Because of the strength required by many of these breeds to accomplish […]

Doggy Door Manners – Dog Etiquette Training Tips

Doggy Door Manners – Dog Etiquette Training Tips Dog Door Manners

Just as training a little kid to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ is a challenge, training a puppy to have good manners when the doorbell rings can be just as, if not more challenging. Unruly dogs can be hard to wrangle! We’re here with some great tips on how PNW pet owners can train their dog to have respectable doggy door manners!

National Pet Day – 6 Things Dogs Can Do You Won’t Believe!

National Pet Day – 6 Things Dogs Can Do You Won’t Believe! Doggy Daycare

From keeping their human’s company to saving lives, pets can do endearing, funny, helpful, surprising, and simply heroic things. As a prelude to April 11 (AKA National Pet Day), we’re here at Pet Ponderosa with some beautiful facts and stories that illustrate just how incredible dogs really are.