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7 Gifts that are Perfect for Doting Dog Parents

You love your dog like your child, and just like two-legged little ones, you want to treat him to something special this season. But what does the dog that has everything need for the holidays? Here are seven perfect dog-related gifts to put on your wish list this holiday season. 1. A new bed Even if you love sleeping with your dog, he’d probably prefer a bed of his own. After all, he doesn’t like your snoring any more than you like his. But your dog doesn’t deserve just any old bed — put a dog bed with a padded foam mattress on your wish list and your dog will be happy to cuddle up in his...

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Here’s What 1st Time Pet Owners Need To Know

So you’re thinking of getting your first pet. Congratulations! A companion animal can enrich your home and your life in countless ways. At the same time, pet ownership requires lots of prep work on your part. Here’s what your head needs to know before your heart says “yes” to a furry family member. Should Your New Friend Bark or Meow? More than 97 million American households are home to a dog, cat, or both. It’s easy to see why. Both types of animals have lived hand-in-hand with humans for thousands of years. Plus, food and other care items are readily available. These factors make choosing...

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Advantages to Boarding Your Dog at Rover Ranch

The decision to board your dog or place in day care may be a decision that brings about questions, but it does not have to.  Some of these questions may be wondering how your dog will do in a group setting, and how it will adjust to a new environment. At Rover Ranch, we have an ideal program to for dogs to not only enjoy, but thrive in a boarding and day care environment.  Many of these advantages include: 24 Hour Supervision and Care: Your dog is always being monitored and cared for by a caring a dedicated staff of people, and is never left unnoticed. Rover Camera: The web camera is an easy...

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7 ways to exercise a dog THAT NEEDS IT!

     . Do you have a crazy canine that never seems to run out of energy?  Welcome to the struggle, but don’t give up hope!  We have the answers you need right here to control that energy and redirect it into a positive, happy, and healthy lifestyle. . . 1.  Walk your dog with a backpack                 Taking your dog for regular walks is important, however sometimes it just isn’t enough to tire out your canine companion.  Walking your dog with a backpack is one of the simplest and most powerful solutions an owner can put into practice.  Not only is it easy, but it gives your dog a job to...

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5 Fascinating Facts about your Dog YOU CAN’T MISS

We all love our furry friends to the point of borderline insanity, but here are a few facts about Fido you may not have realized to help you understand your cuddly companion better. . #1. Dogs are NOT color blind! That’s right! Unlike the 3 specialized receptors in our eyes to distinguish colors, dogs only have 2. Because of this they only see black white blue and yellow. Meanwhile their brains don’t interpret red and green, but instead see grey. #2. Russian Dogs ride the subway. These crafty canines have learned to take the subway from Moscow’s suburbs, to the downtown metro areas in search...

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Top 5 Interactive Toys

From the blog of Rover Ranch dog trainer, Fernando Camacho The biggest issue with dogs living in our wacky human world is trying to keep them interested while we attend to our many responsibilities. Dogs don’t understand that we have to go to work, take the kids to school and spend time doing things that don’t include them. They pretty much want interaction and attention all the time. If you don’t provide your dog with constructive ways to spend his time, I can promise you that he’ll find some destructive ways to get rid of all that energy – at the expense of your furniture most likely....

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Finding the Right Dog For You

Reprinted from Fern’s blog Lets say you’ve decided to get a dog (or another dog). Cool, good for you. However, before you run out and grab the first furry little face that crosses your path, there’s much to consider. First, you should really think long and hard if getting a dog is the right thing for your family. That’s a topic for a whole other blog post, so I won’t get into it here. Let’s just assume you’ve thought long and hard about this and you’re not making an emotional and/or impulsive decision. Good for you again. But don’t run...

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Welcome to the Rover Ranch Blog!

Here’s where we’ll share the ins and outs of life at the Ranch. We’ll try to give you a window into what’s going on here as well as some other great info to help you live a better life with your dog.

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