How Your Pets Can Be an Extra Dose of Cheer this Holiday!

Pets give us joy any time of year, but they also pick up on the extra excitement of the season and provide an extra boost of gladness. Now that pets have an unprecedented place in our families, they are being featured in holiday photos and get their own accessories to participate in the celebrations.

There are tons of fun things to make the season of giving even more glorious and ways to incorporate the joy that pets can bring to most any occasion. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Fun and Safety With Our Furry Friends

The holidays can be wonderful but also can be potentially stressful. Sometimes dealing with family drama makes you especially grateful for those less-complicated furry friends who nose you under the table. At least with them, you know a belly rub and a treat will be all it takes to make them happy! Their mere presence can help lower blood pressure levels and give you a graceful option for directing your undivided attention during awkward moments with probing questions from family members!

While pets add fun and a built-in reprieve to the mix of family gatherings, there are things to keep in mind for the holidays. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds, known for its friendly, outgoing attitude and intelligence. Only the Labrador Retriever has more registrations. This beautiful, sturdy dog gets rave reviews for being the ideal family, service, and working dog.

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Back to School Can Be an Adjustment for Your Pets

The summer months can be full of activities for the household if you have students home during the summer. The animals may have become accustomed to going on hikes, heading to the park, and generally having a lot of attention throughout the day. Don’t be surprised to see your pets acting a bit blue when things get a little more mellow around the house. Here are some tips for making the transition easier for them. Continue reading

Best of the Best: Best Tricks for Teaching Your Dog to Play Frisbee!

Photo Courtesy of MelvinSchlubmanBest ways to train your dog to play Frisbee!

Since I was a little kid, I have always wanted a dog that would play Frisbee.  Of course all of my dogs growing up would play fetch with a tennis ball; yet, when it came to a Frisbee, it was a different story.  More often than not, they would run after it and then once it hit the ground, they’d run back to you, leaving the Frisbee behind.   Now, with a pet of my own, I am on a mission to teach my dog how to play Frisbee like the pros! Continue reading

Surviving the Summer Storm Season with an Anxious Pet

Summer is full of wonder, but can also be a season of woe for pets with thunderstorm phobias and other noise-related anxieties such fireworks. Watching a pet tremble and shake is heartbreaking for pet owners, but for some dogs, the reaction is so severe that they even injure themselves and destroy property. Sometimes these pets are surrendered to shelters with former owners being reluctant to divulge this condition.

We’re not professionals here at BaxterBoo, but most of us are pet owners, and we are happy to pass along some of the things we’ve learned or heard about to help our friends out there in dealing with storm anxiety. Continue reading

Finding the Right Chew Toy for Fido

I got a message on Facebook from a delighted yet slightly disappointed fan about her dog chewing one of our toys to bits and pieces quickly. Even though I am a famous world traveler, I like to have that personal touch and let my fans know that I hear them. Where you hurt, I hurt. It may be difficult to comprehend that pet guardians have to provide items for their dogs knowing full well that those items will be destroyed. Such is the nature of chewing. There are several reasons we dogs chew. Continue reading