Does your pooch hate bath time? Shower him with this dry shampoo, and he'll shower you with lots of thank-you kisses! Mix together baking soda, cornstarch and lavender essential oils. Use an empty bulk spice container to make it easier to shake it all over his fur.
If you need to distract your dog so you can get some work done, keep his mind and taste buds stimulated with these Kong frozen dog treats. Just fill a Kong dog toy with some yogurt and blueberries, peanut butter and honey, or a mix of potatoes and cottage cheese. Freeze it and then serve when needed!
Okay, so those are two words that aren't normally spoken in the same sentence with "dog." However, if you put a bit of toothpaste on a lint remover, you can help make your dog's breath smell... well, not as bad! The nobby texture on the lint remover will help scrub the "bad breath" bacteria off your dog's tongue when he licks the toothpaste.
Does your hungry hound tend to scarf down food faster than you can pour it into the bowl? Drop a ball in his bowl. He'll have to move it around with his nose in order to get to the food, which will slow down his eating.
There's no need to buy expensive water bottles for your dog walks. Fill up an old Aunt Jemima syrup bottle with water. Attach a carabiner to the handle so you can easily hook it to a backpack, and you're all set for a fun dog walk!
Apply Vaseline to the bottom of your dog's paws before going for walks in the snow. It'll keep his pads moist and protect it from harmful chemicals or salt that may be lingering on the sidewalk. Don't forget to rinse the Vaseline and other gunk off his paws in warm water after he's done playing!
Make some edible "pill pockets" out of treats that he already loves. Mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter. Form into a ball, and then push your finger through the top to make a hole for the pill. He'll be begging to take his pills every day!
This is a great way to tire out your dog so you don't have to throw the ball 1,000 times. Uphill fetch, rather than downhill, is better for your dog's joints. He'll be a little bit tired from running up the hill, so his downhill trek will be slower and safer.
Mix together a container of greek yogurt and a can of pumpkin puree. Line an ice cube tray with blueberries, and then fill it the rest of the way with the yogurt-pumpkin mixture. Freeze it, and you're done. Your dogs will love these frozen treats when the weather warms up.
Put these great ideas in your doggy playbook! Learning how to make a t-shirt chew toy and other fun doggy stuff will show your pampered pooch that their human companion can still master a few new tricks.