How to Stay On Top of Children and Dogs Interacting

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A recent BYOD poll revealed 38% of our followers did not know kids were the most common dog bite victims. April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day, and we want to share with pawrents the best way to introduce kids to dogs. The number one recommendation we have is to never leave children and dogs alone. A responsible adult … Read More

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Kids Playing with Dog

If you believe all media reports, you might also believe dog attacks are just a part of their nature. However, studies by researchers and expert dog trainers say otherwise. Dogs can become aggressive because of stress, fear, or a need to be dominant. It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and BYOD is sharing our best tips and advice when it … Read More

The Canine Good Citizen Test

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Meadowlake and BYOD went over was the Canine Good Citizen test last month at our Educational Pawty. The CGC certification will build a better bond with your dog and provides intellectual stimulation for your pups. It’s also a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and makes a great starting point for training dogs.  Here are the subjects of the test, … Read More

Pawty Survival Guide: What to Bring

Whether you’re new to BYOD or an old member, preparing for a pawty can be a struggle from outfits to supplies. The BYOD pack leader Michelle Trejo joined Laura Koch, executive manager of Meadowlake, at the BYOD Houston Educational Pawty. This image used with permission During an event, a dog may need water, much like yourself, and bringing a collapsible water bowl can be … Read More

Pawty Survival Guide: Nervous Body Language

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Having you ever been invited to go somewhere, but you rather stay in your sweats with Netflix? Despite humans being social creatures, we are also excited for a night out. Dogs are like humans in that way. Wanting to go out to events depends on the day and the mood. You might say, “But our pups don’t speak our language!” … Read More

Pawty Survival Guide: Social Dog Behavior

Most of us think we know our dogs pretty well. We also think our dog is the best dog in the whole world, so we want to show our good boys/girls everywhere. However, many owners may not know everything there is to know about dogs, especially when it comes to dogs socializing with other people or other dogs. Here’s where … Read More