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Oct 3, 2017

Dog Training Tools for Any Behavioral-Fixing Need

When it comes to dog training, there are several philosophies that can be followed. One of the most popular styles involves positive reinforcement. And when it comes to rewarding a dog for following a command, nothing says “well done” quite like a treat. Dr. Dalton’s Premium Treats were originally created by Dr. Sue Dalton as […]

Sep 5, 2017

Carry On, In Style

With the holiday season only months away, now is the time for retailers to ensure they are well stocked with the latest carriers and crates. And there are a lot of new styles and colors with functional, innovative features from which to choose. Sleepypod has added a beautiful purple shade called True Violet to their […]

Aug 30, 2017

The Future Has Arrived

They call it Moore’s Law: the prediction made by Intel founder Gordon Moore in the ’60s that technology-based products would dramatically increase in power and speed and simultaneously decrease in both size and cost every 18 to 24 months. And this is certainly holding true for wearable dog tech gadgets. The Whistle GPS and Activity tracker is the perfect example. According to co-fou[...]

Aug 23, 2017

Grain-Free Options Abound

The grain-free movement has shifted from a health food fad to an expectation among many dog owners. While the origin of the grain-free trend among human health started with a combination of celebrity fad diets and an awareness of gluten sensitivity, the grain-free trend in pet food trickled down from there and gained momentum with the pet food scares of 2007. According to Brian Alt, [&he[...]

Jul 24, 2017

Out and About With an Active Dog

Last year, when Margaret Millspaugh, owner of Wagon Train Feed & Pet in Orange, California, attended SuperZoo in Las Vegas, she was so intrigued by the outdoor camping display that pet lifestyle brand P.L.A.Y. did to promote its Scout & About Outdoor Dog Tent and accessories, that she decided to re-create the setting to display […]

Jul 19, 2017

Effective Joint Care

Two factors are driving growth for joint products: First, dogs are living longer lives; therefore, dogs are experiencing more age-related health issues like arthritis. Second, dogs are integrated into the family fold, which includes being a part of the family’s lifestyle. Dogs go on more vacations, participate in more activities like hiking and running, and even compete in more organize[...]

Jun 29, 2017

Options for the Anxious Dog

According to a 2011 veterinarian survey published by ThunderWorks, nearly 23 million dogs in the United States suffer from anxiety or fear issues. Luckily, product development has kept up with the demand this has created. “During periods of anxiety, stress or fear, a dog’s brain releases an increased amount of adrenaline and cortisol, which decreases […]

Jun 28, 2017

Building the Bond

Feeding pets can be a great bonding experience. Consequently, the type of food and water bowls used play an equally important role in enhancing meal time—and they should be not only functional, but also attractive. Smart Feeders PetSafe unveiled both new fountains and feeders at Global Pet Expo this past March in Orlando, Florida, adding to an already large range. The new ceramic [&helli[...]

May 31, 2017

Fun From the USA

Like their feline toy manufacturing counterparts, the list of companies now producing dog toys in the U.S. is growing, and their home-based entrepreneurial spirit and commercial success is being recognized and winning them awards. Last year, West Paw Design, headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, was voted one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes magazine. Then, […]

May 24, 2017

Trustworthy Treats

The singular trend driving sales and product development across the industry holds strong in the food sector: dog owners want products for their pets that are equivalent to what they purchase for themselves. Pets are integrated members of the family, and owners feed their pets accordingly. “It’ll probably come as no surprise [that] people want […]

Apr 26, 2017

Picking up in Style

“Waste bags are a necessity—every dog poops!” So said Earth Rated’s Project Manager Tara Garland. While waste bags are a perennial must-have, sustainable waste products are newer to the market but growing rapidly in popularity. Gemma Rose, a new brand to the market, launched with premium oxo-biodegradable, rose-scented, handle-tie bags. Nick Fuchs of Gemma Rose […]

Apr 25, 2017

A Canine Senior Center

As a result of great nutrition, grooming, lifestyle products and state-of-the-art medical care, dogs are living longer than ever before. Currently, more than half the dog population in the U.S. is considered senior (7 years of age or older). The array of products that cater to these dogs gives pet retailers an opportunity to establish […]