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All in the family: Canine Aggression to Family Members
All in the family: Canine Aggression to Family Members

There is no doubt that many people view their dogs as family members.  In fact many of my clients often use the term "four-legged children" when describing their pets.  A recent journal article in Science demonstrated that both people and their dogs experience an increase in the natural bonding hormone oxytocin after a period of interaction. Some researchers theorize the familiar canine characteristics of large eyes, playfulness, and retention of other juvenile traits promote a relationship similar to that of a parent and child.  Although the interaction is often very strong and relatively peaceful, just like any other relationship, there can be periods of conflict.

How to Prevent Dog Bites
How to Prevent Dog Bites

By Darcy Lockman for The Dog Daily New York City graduate student Lacey Brown was walking her roommate’s German Shepherd last fall when the dog lunged and bit an elderly neighbor on the...

Pet Door Training
Pet Door Training Made Fun and Simple

Open Up Their World A pet door can provide your pet with a great sense of freedom - and give your family a much-needed break from being your pet's doorman. All dogs, puppies and cats can...

Picking the perfect containment system for your pet
Compare and Contain: Picking the Right Fence for You and Your Pet

Picking the perfect containment system for your pet and your needs can be tricky. Accounting for your pet’s temperament, containment size, cost and more, you may find yourself asking: “What’s so deluxe about Deluxe?” Or “why go wired when wireless is so much easier to setup?” We've come up with this guide to simplfy your search.

Get Out & Play for PetSafe® National Dog Park Day!
Get Out & Play for PetSafe® National Dog Park Day!

The first Saturday in May is a party for the pups! Enjoy the spring air, stretch your legs and meet some fellow dog lovers in your community.

Bark for Your Park 2017
Give the dogs in your community a space of their own! Bark for Your Park™ 2017 opens May 1st!

Since 2011, PetSafe® Brand has invested more than a million dollars in creating safe, off-leash areas for pets and pet owners across the United States. In 2017, we’ll help even more communities build, enhance or update dog parks.

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Come When Called

How confident are you that your dog will come to you when called? It’s one of the basic obedience commands every pet parent should teach their dog. In addition to building a stronger bond with your pet, it could one day save his life.

Spring is the perfect time to get outside with your dog. One of the keys to keeping him safe is to make sure he knows basic commands such as come, sit, stay and heel. Check out the video below for some helpful tips on teaching your dog to come when called.

What Should You Look for in a Pet Sitter
What Should You Look for in a Pet Sitter

Vacation season is almost here! If you’re planning a trip and can’t take your pets along, a professional pet sitter may be an option for you.

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Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

While dogs aren’t capable of resolving anything, the end of December is a good time to take stock of ways to help your dog become healthier and happier. Dr. Trisha Joyce of New York City Veterinary Specialists offers suggestions for pet parent resolutions.

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Holiday DIY Homemade Pet Treats

This holiday season, experiment with some pet treat receipes instead of that 5-hour-long pie recipe! We found some delicious and healthy treats that your pets will love! These recipes include all the favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apples, turkey and more. 

5 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Pet
5 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Pet

By Jennie Huettel, Professional Photographer and PetSafe Photo Coordinator I’m sure you love your pet(s) as much as I do mine. Mine are my world. They go hiking with us. They go camping...

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Vet-Recommended Pet Food Brands

As pet parents, we're more concerned than ever about what we're feeding our pets. But it can be very difficult to choose the right pet food with so many choices and so many ingredients to research. I asked my vet for a list of dog food brands to try and ones to avoid, and here's the list of vet-recommended foods she gave me.

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How to Get the Smell of Pet Urine Out of Your Carpet

Cleaning up urine is one of the most frustrating aspects of being a pet owner, and it’s just something that happens even to the best pets. Not only is dog urine a pain to clean up, but it also causes stains to appear, damages your carpet, and leaves a horrible smell. Here are some of the best tips to remove the smell of pet urine out of your carpet.

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Emergency Disaster Planning for Pets

It's hurricane season, so now's the time to prep your emergency plan for your family, including your pets. A disaster can happen anytime, so even if you don't live in a tornado or hurricane zone, it's good to be ready for anything.

DIY Pet Halloween Costumes
DIY Pet Halloween Costumes

A do-it-yourself costume will probably cost about half of what you would spend elsewhere, and it will be original and unique to your pet. Why buy a Halloween costume for your pet when you could make one cuter and cheaper? Check out these 15 easy DIY pet costumes.

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Collar Safety Awareness Week

Help spread awareness of collar incidents during Collar Safety Awareness Week October 19th-25th. Dogs and pet parents everywhere will thank you!

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Collar Safety Awareness Starts with You

Learn how to keep your dog safe from collar accidents with stories of dogs who suffered tragic or near-misss collar accidents.

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15 Signs Your Pet Has a Drinking Problem

Listen, your pet may have a problem with drinking. Is your pet acting angry but also sort of lethargic? Are they legit trying to find water anywhere they can? Could your pet have a drinking problem?

Celebrating 15 Years of Unconditional Love

We would like to remember our loving work companion and one of our first office dogs, Abby. Abby came to work with her dad, Bryan, every day for more than 12 years, even up to her last day. She will be greatly missed by everyone here at PetSafe® brand. Bryan has written this heartwarming article to memorialize his great companion.

Keep Your Deaf Dog Safe

To begin, I’d like to say emphatically that living with and training a deaf dog isn't harder than with a hearing dog, it's just different, primarily for us. For deaf dogs, especially for those born deaf, it's just life as usual.

Happy Father’s Day, Doggie Dads!

This Father’s Day, celebrate being a pet parent. Take a lesson from your dog to live in the moment, love unconditionally, and enjoy the time you have with those you love.

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Jack and Lil: Bake Your Own Happy Howliday Cookies!

Celebrate the holidays with these peanut butter puppy treats!

Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide

While you and the kids are tearing open gifts on Christmas morning, your pets can be, too! If you’re in need of some last minute gift ideas, we’ve got you covered. To get your pet gifts in...

Jack and Lil: Lily is a S.T.A.R.

Most of my previous posts have focused on Jack, but let us not forget the little one! Lily is just starting her training journey. She recently graduated from AKC S.T.A.R. puppy class and...

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Crafty Tails: Make a Personalized Scarf with Your Pet on It!

With a little sewing DIY skills, you can to learn how to make your own personalized scarf with your pet on it.

Jack and Lil: The Nose Knows

I just completed scent discrimination classes at my local kennel club. What fun we had! I will put Jack in a room, then go around the house hiding treat filled Easter eggs. I then instruct him to “Find It” as he hunts around the house looking for goodies.

Adopt a Pet for National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

By: Katie Allison It’s October, a month when we enjoy changing leaves, cooler temperatures and the fun of dressing up for Halloween. But October is also the month when we celebrate all the...

What Are the Top Dog Breeds in Your City?

Who's top dog in the U.S.? Is your favorite breed also an American favorite too? The American Kennel Club reveals the winners!

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Healthy eating and exercise is just as important for your pets as it is for you! October 8 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day raising awareness on pet weight issues.

I’m happily married to my dogs… errr… my husband!

I might be a little (a lot) obsessed with my dogs. My husband doesn’t share these feelings.

Get Ready to Bark in 2015!

Get ready for the Bark For Your Park contest in 2015!

Jack and Lil: Ready to Rally!

Rally training for dogs is like rally racing for cars. Jack and I competed in UKC rally obedience trials.

Our Favorite Cat Videos

We bring you the best PetSafe videos featuring our favorite furry feline friends!

Deciding on Pet Doors

Fall and winter weather is not always fun for you to stand around in while waiting for your pet to potty, so here are my picks for great pet doors to consider this upcoming season.

Importance of Microchipping

What takes only 5 minutes and can mean the difference between bringing home your lost pet or losing him forever?

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Pet Arrangements During Your Travels

If you are looking for a place to keep your pets while you're out of town, here are some helpful hints.

Our Favorite Dog Videos

Video shoots are always fun, and they make us love our dogs even more.These are all great moments of being stage pet parents.

Fur Family Meets New Family

While family additions might be exciting for the people, our dogs might have a different view. If you’re introducing a new baby to the family, you’ll really want to do some prep work.

Potty Training for Apartment Pets

Getting your dog outside to potty is a hassle when you live in a high rise or don't have a yard. Indoor potty training products can help!

Introducing: Jack and Lil

By Heather Owens, Category Manager First, I would like to introduce myself and my two furry sidekicks. I am new to the blog as well as to the PetSafe® office! I have two Australian...

Creating a Routine for Your Pet

Have you ever had a dog who reminds you it’s dinner time even if you aren’t even near the kitchen? That’s a well-established routine that a dog counts on.

Potty Train Your Dog the Easy Way!

Once you get your potty training system, you’ll no longer have to worry about your puppy peeing on the carpet, your senior dog struggling down the back steps to the yard, or walking down your apartment stairs to the yard.

Bark for Your Park: What’s Next?

What's next for the Bark For Your Park contest in 2015?

Bark for Your Park Best Moments

Our favorite Bark For Your Park followers showed us they really care about their community dogs.

Pet Hydration Awareness Month, Why Now?

Each time you reach for your bottle of water to keep yourself healthy and hydrated, think of your pet. These furry guys depend on us for access to fresh water. This July, join PetSafe in our quest to bring more awareness to Pet Hydration.

Celebrate National Mutt Day!

Sometimes you won’t know a dog’s history when you adopt him, and there are plenty of products that can help make the transition go well.

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Last week to Bark For Your Park: 15 Ideas to Boost Your Barks

By Robin Rhea, Senior Brand Manager As we head into the last week of the finals of Bark For Your Park, the barking can get even more intense. It’s a critical time to step up your...

Bark for Your Park PSAs

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist We just wanted to make sure you all got to see the PAWsome PSAs that were submitted by Bark for Your Park finalist communities. Which one...

Behind the Scenes: PetSafe® Fountains

July is Pet Hydration Month presented by the the PetSafe® Brand. We wanted to make sure all pets are properly hydrated, since so many dogs and cats out there really aren't getting enough...

How to Keep Your Pet Hydrated!

How much water does your pet drink? Dehydration in our pets can be very dangerous. Learn how to keep your pet healthy in the summer heat.

Bark for Your Park Tips

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist There is just over a month of voting time left in the 2014 Bark for Your Park contest, and we are continuing to be amazed at the PAWsome...

Take Your Dog to Work!

Meet the office dogs who make it a joy to work at PetSafe. You might be inspired to bring your dog to work too.

Bark For Your Park
You Came for Bark For Your Park, Now Stay for Best Moments

By Robin Rhea, Senior Brand Manager In 2014, more communities than every stepped up to Bark for their Park – over 1400. This is so inspiring to all of us that work on the contest. It tells...

Before We Announce the Finalists….

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist We will be announcing the 2014 Bark for Your Park finalist communities this evening. Can you believe it is already time? We all still...

A New Place to Play

Enjoy travel with your pets with a wireless fence.

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Top Gifts for Dad

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist Having children is a great experience. An exhausting experience, but definitely a good one. Being a parent and a pet parent can be difficult...

Bark For What You Love

Just as our dogs have always helped us connect with each other, the pursuit of a dog park has the exact same effect on community members.

How a Remote Trainer Helped My Dog

A remote trainer helped my "running back" dog learn to come when called and stop running into the street.

Why Having a Dog Park Is Good for Your Community!

Less crime? More tourism? Higher property values? What else can a dog park give your community?

Why You Need a Dog Park

6 reasons your dog is begging you for a dog park.

BlogPaws 2014

The Blog Paws 2014 conference was a blast! You'll never guess what kind of animal we met wearing a harness.

Here’s to a Happy Mother’s Day!

Pet parents deserve a special day, too.

5 Quick Ways to Go Green with your Pets

 By Robin Rhea, Senior Brand Manager Happy Belated Earth Day from PetSafe! The more energy we save, the more energy we can spend protecting our Earth and everything on it including, of...

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Keeping Your Family Comfortable When You Travel

Traveling with your pets can be stressful for you and your pets. Follow these tips to keep them comfy and make travel a breeeze.

Pet Tested, Owner Approved: The Train ‘n Praise

How can you keep your pet well behaved when you're not at home? It's easy with the Train 'n Praise!

Cheers to Our Customers!

Who's behind the phone when you call to ask about installing a pet door or troubleshooting your in-ground fence? Meet some of our fabulous Customer Care associates.

Arf You Ready to BARK?

You could be one of the winners of Bark For Your Park and receive a dog park for your community. Get barking now!

Spring into Family Adventures

Get outside now and enjoy that lovely weather with your pets!

A Proper Dinner with Your Dog

Have you ever wanted to dress up and enjoy a night out with the best dinner guest ever-- your dog? Nashville Humane Society actually did it!

Lucky Fosters: Helping Rescue Pets Through Training

Teaching your foster dog the basics of living in a home with people and other pets starts with setting realistic goals.

Global Pet Expo
Global Pet Expo 2014

This week the PetSafe® Brand team headed south to Orlando, Florida to bask in the glow of the 2014 Global Pet Expo.

PetSafe Is Proud to Present the AutoTrainer!

Introducing the new way to teach your dog to stop barking with an automatic treat dispenser.

Tails from a PetSafe Idea Partner

I always thought my cat Rocco slept all day when my husband and I were away at work. Well, boy was I wrong.

Celebrity Kitties from PetSafe

We're making these shelter cats stars in our next photoshoots.

Dog Dental Health Tips
Dog Dental Health Tips

It's easy to keep your dog's mouth clean and healthy with dental toys and treats from PetSafe.

23 Years of Success to Celebrate!

At PetSafe, we've come a long way from our humble beginnings.

How Social Pet Helped a Working Pet Parent

Busy? Worried about your pet all day? Find out what he gets up to and show him you care with Social Pet.

Loving Your Furry Family Members

Show your pet you love him with new, exciting toys that have treats, lasers, and more.

Dogs Gone Social: My Experience with Social Pet

We’ve all wondered what our pets are up to while we are away. Now you can find out.

Ground Dog Day!

We celebrate Ground Dog Day at PetSafe. Will we see the dog's shadow for 6 more hours of meetings?

What Research Told Us: Social Pet System by PetSafe!

We teamed up with some PetSafe Idea Partners to complete In-Home Use Tests for one of our new products – the super cool Social Pet System. What did they tell us?

Two Roads Diverged in a Wood and I –  I Took the One My Dog Dragged Me Down

Perseverance is to be admired, right? Not if your dog is pulling, lunging or endlessly straining while on a leash.

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Take a Walk: Step Into a Healthier Family

Walking the dog with your family can guarantee a technology-free moment to bond and enjoy each other.

Behind the Scenes: Dogs Helping at Work

Another great thing about having dogs in the office? It's a good place to find talent for any upcoming video shoots.

Cold Weather Clothing for Your Pets

Fido Fleece dog sweaters keep your pet snug and warm during cold winter walks.

5 Steps to Achieve Your Pet & Personal Resolutions

Put these 5 steps in place so that your 2014 is an exceptional year for you and your pets.

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Paw Print Blog’s Best Posts

Don't miss our top 5 posts from 2013.

Unique Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Since last week was Emmitt’s birthday, I decided I’d share some fun and unique ways to pamper your pet(s) that we did in my household!

Merry Christmas from PetSafe!

For the procrastinators who are still looking for that perfect present for your furry friend, here are some of our top-selling PetSafe products for 2013.

Pet Products That Can Make Your Family Life Easier

I’m going to talk about something that all mothers and pet owners handle on a regular basis: Poop.

Incorporating Your Pets Into Your Holiday Plans

Pets love holidays, too! Help your furry family members enjoy the holiday season.

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Top Gifts for Your Dog This Christmas

Don't forget your pets this holiday! Here are our top gift ideas.

Holiday Pet Adoptions: Are You Prepared?

In February of 2011, I met a dog who would change my life.

Pet Training Tips for the Holiday Hustle and Bustle!

By Toni Gibson-Mark, KPA-CTP Who's ready for some Howlidays?  It’s that time of year again!  The leaves are falling, the Christmas music has begun and the holidays are coming!  As we...

Holiday Survival Guide: Pet Proofing to the Rescue!

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist I remember getting magazines in college and reading about surviving the holidays. We all have strange families, but how were these people...

What Finn is Grateful For

By Robin Hawn Rhea, Senior Brand Manager Day 1 of Finn's adoption! Our pets teach us new things every day. When we adopted our French bulldog, Finn, this time last year, we got the...

Social Media and PetSafe

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist One of our many fun Facebook posts![/caption] So you’ve probably heard of a little website called Facebook. And there’s Twitter. Oh, and...

Christmas Through the Dog's Eyes

By Nicole Hoffer, PetSafe Toys & Behavior Consumer Experience Advocate Nicole and Ri Ri together on Christmas morning. My name is Riesling; pronounced “re-sling”, named after the sweet...

Behind the Scenes at PetSafe: The Pet Loo

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist Robin and Andrick begin to get ready for the video shoot.  Have you ever worked in an office where you are told to do something, you spend...

Fall Into Savings, Not on Your Face

By Robin Hawn Rhea, Senior Brand Manager It can be hard to keep up with our pets and give them great care on our best day. With the busy holiday season right around the corner, keeping our...