The Doggie Bowl

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3 Tips for Taking Professional Dog Portraits with Any Camera

By: Haven McConkey

Sunday, September 5th, 2021 • 8 mins read

If you are anything like me, your camera roll is filled with daily snaps of your dog. While these candid photos are often funny or sentimental, sometimes you want to take a more professional portrait of that you can proudly…

Paw-renthood

5 Simple and fun ways to bond with your dog

By: Kaylee Weeks

Friday, July 30th, 2021 • 7 mins read

You love and loves you, but have you wondered how much of a bond you and your dog have? Dogs have the ability to create lifelong bonds with their owners and form a relationship like no other pet can, but…

Wellness

FAQ: Why Should you Microchip your Dog?

By: Dr. Zonram Liao, DVM

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 • 7 mins read

I often get this question as to the importance of microchipping their dog. It is SO important, especially on holidays where unexpected sounds that may scare your dog like Fourth of July as it significantly increases your chances of finding…

Wellness

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

By: Sydney Pokard

Wednesday, May 26th, 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…

Paw-renthood

NYC Realtor Edition: 8 Tips to Navigate Renting in NYC with your Dog

By: Sylvia Dimova

Monday, May 17th, 2021 • 6 mins read

Do you have a dog? Yes? Well, living in NYC with your pooch may be heaven or hell. Gotham City is a tough place but one full of amazing humans – and Dog People are The Best People. Living in…

Paw-renthood

How To Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 • 5 mins read

Close your eyes and envision what a picturesque afternoon in the park with your pooch would look like. Your agenda would likely include a good ‘ol fashioned game of fetch. Despite its popularity, however, not all canines are ready to…

Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: My dog won’t stop pulling!

By: Jennifer Brand

Monday, April 26th, 2021 • 5 mins read

Jennifer Brand (aka Mary Puppins) is a dog trainer and founder of Jennifer’s Dogs in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at [email protected]!

Wellness

Top 5 NYC Dog Trainers That We Know and Love (Plus, discount codes!)

By: Jamie Ruden

Monday, April 26th, 2021 • 4 mins read

Whether you’ve just adopted a new friend or you’re experiencing some unruly behavior, you may be curious about who to call. It’s not ghostbusters… Dog Trainers! Luckily in a big city there are many options. We’ve listed 5 trainers we…

Wellness

How to Pick and Choose Food for Your Dog

By: Alexa Rabini

Monday, April 26th, 2021 • 7 mins read

I became passionate about canine nutrition after I lost both of my childhood dogs within 3 months of each other.  Xander and Frances were on a rotation of Hill’s Science and Blue Buffalo. These were brands I thought I could…

Advice

How to Find the Perfect Dog Walker

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 • 7 mins read

It’s not about where you walk, it’s about the soft pitter-patter of your pup’s paws as they stroll joyfully through the neighborhood. Every pooch requires daily exercise in order to maintain their mental and physical well-being. If we’re being realistic,…

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