The Doggie Bowl

Discover advice and tips from experts on how to be the best dog mom or dad to your furry best friend Your Dog! We even have stories from dog parents like you and fun ways to celebrate our pooches. Search by category or tags to find the best content for you.

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Dear Mary Puppins: We’re having some house training problems

By: Hannah Richter

September 12, 2021 • 4 mins read

Hannah Richter (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and current instructor at Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at jamie@dogspotted.com!

Wellness

As Told by a Vet: Top 4 Reasons to Spay or Neuter your Dog

By: Sydney Pokard

May 26, 2021 • 2 mins read

What is spaying and neutering? A spay is the surgical removal of a female dog’s reproductive organs (including the ovaries and uterus), and a neuter is the surgical removal of a male dog’s testicles. “Fixed” or “altered” are some other…

Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: My Puppy is a Night Owl!

By: Hannah Richter

April 6, 2021 • 4 mins read

Hannah Richter (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and current instructor at Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at woof@dogspotted.com!

Products

Trainer Edition: 8 Essential Items to Shop for Before Your Puppy Comes Home

By: Hannah Richter

March 22, 2021 • 6 mins read

I often am asked, “what should I do before my puppy arrives?”  Setting up your puppy’s new home prior to their arrival provides them a space of their own. Creating boundaries and a puppy area is important as setting the…

Paw-renthood

Ulti-Mutt List | FAQ: What to do When Bringing Home a Puppy

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

March 22, 2021 • 6 mins read

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of bringing home your new puppy. All of the cuddles and play time that is spent with them is second to none. However, it’s crucial to be prepared to care for them as well….

Paw-renthood

Is Crate Training Right For You?: 5 Tips for Crate Training

By: Heidi Walker

March 21, 2021 • 9 mins read

Are you considering crate training a new puppy, or wondering if it is the right thing for your furry friend? There is a stigma against utilizing a crate as it’s often associated with neglectful behavior from the pet owner, but…

Advice

4 Tips for Raising a Pandemic Puppy

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

March 8, 2021 • 8 mins read

Let’s face it: the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly altered the definition of “normal” for people all across the globe. Along with adjustments to our professional, educational, and social lives, we also fell into some bad habits – like putting the…

Advice

5 Important Tricks to Teach Your Puppy

By: Rebecca West

February 8, 2021 • 7 mins read

The best time to teach new tricks is right after bringing them home (after fawning over them for a couple of hours of course!). Setting the pace for learning tricks is important and can make teaching new ones easier in…

Paw-renthood

6 Activities to Try with Your Puppy

By: Sheila Joseph

February 3, 2021 • 6 mins read

Puppies are energetic little furballs of love and craziness! You may want to do nothing else but cuddle with them, but a lot of these curious cuties need a lot of exercise, training, and playtime. Always remember, a tired dog…

Advice

Trainer Edition: How To Potty Train Your Dog

By: Hannah Rose Swanson

February 2, 2021 • 5 mins read

Dogs are the greatest companions and we would undoubtedly be lonely without them. However, we all want our dogs to be on their best behavior when it comes to bathroom manners. We want to avoid accidents in their house as…

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