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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Advice

Ask a Trainer: The Importance of having a Hierarchy of Treats

By: Tess Marty

May 18, 2022 • 4 mins

Dog training can be frustrating, especially when you have a dog who isn’t incredibly treat-motivated! Trainers tell you to use their dinner as training rewards, but your picky eater just isn’t interested enough. We’re here to tell you about the…

nyc dog walking
Advice

NYC Dog Trainer shares 5 Tips for any NYC Dog

By: Tess Marty

April 20, 2022 • 5 mins

When living in a busy urban environment like NYC, it’s important that we are versed in all things dog before adding a member to our family! We talked to Tess Marty, a NYC dog trainer, and she’s going to be…

Lick mat
Products

Top 5 Reasons You Should Get a Lick Mat for your Dog

By: Katya Lidsky

March 2, 2022 • 4 mins read

Lick Mat, you are a rubbery puzzle that comes in many different sizes, textures, shapes and patterns and I know I can smear food onto you for my dog’s benefit, but you are more than a toy to me. You…

dog bag
Advice

How to Train your Dog to go in their Travel Bag (and love it!)

By: Tess Marty

February 9, 2022 • 4 mins read

As obsessed dog parents, we want to take our dogs everywhere with us. But how can we make the process smooth? For little kids, a bribe of a new toy may do the trick. For dogs, it’s not that easy……

whippet
Advice

Dear Mary Puppins, My Dog is Eating Sh*t, What Do I Do?

By: Tess Marty

January 27, 2022 •

Tess Marty (aka Mary Puppins) is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator in the process of getting her CPDT-K, you can find her on Instagram at @Dog_Trainer_Tess in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure…

scared poodle
Advice

Dear Mary Puppins: Building Confidence and Trust with a Fearful Dog (step-by-step guide)

By: Erica Salinas, CCPDT-KA

January 26, 2022 • 9 mins read

Erica Salinas (aka Mary Puppins) is a certified dog trainer and owner of Salinas K9 Training in NYC. If you have something you want to ask Mary Puppins be sure to email us at [email protected]!

chocolate Labrador retriever
Paw-renthood

5 Things to Consider Before Bringing Home a Labrador Retriever (Bonus tip at the end!)

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

December 27, 2021 • 6 mins read

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. With their friendly personalities and quick to learn training ability, these pups make wonderful companions for so many people! They are also frequently used as working…

dog jumping for a dog
Products

Dog Spotted Review of Pupford Training Academy

By: Jamie Ruden

December 16, 2021 • 6 mins read

As most dog moms and dads, we want our fur-children to behave well in public. I think what can be difficult is understanding training your dog is not just about your dog, it’s about YOU (the dog parent) committing and…

Paw-renthood

8 Things to Know Before Adopting a Border Collie

By: Sheila Joseph

November 10, 2021 • 5 mins read

Thinking of bringing home a dog? Yay, you! While the idea of adopting one is exciting, it can also be confusing given the number of breeds and personalities there are out there. Speaking of different breeds, people seem to absolutely…

Advice

How can I help my fearful dog?

By: Kaylee Gates

October 27, 2021 • 4 mins read

When a dog displays fear, it can be scary or worrisome for any pet parent. Fear is often noticeable when a dog encounters what is referred to as a fear trigger. A trigger can be a person, place, or thing…

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