As a doting puppy parent, you can likely list a few great reasons to take your dog for a walk right off the top of your head. For one, you’re probably tired of facing these outcomes when you can’t walk your dog: Dealing with sad puppy dog eyes that make you feel guilty as your […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
A hound dog can run for miles and nap for hours…a perfect balance! Sound like the right fit for your personality? If you’re wondering what kind of pup to adopt, read on to find out if a dog from the Hound Group might be your perfect canine companion.
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.