Australian Shepherd puppy looks out the window

Dogs Can Get the Back To School Blues, Too!

It’s that time of year most kids dread − Back to School. The end of summer means less time to play outside with friends, and more time devoted to classes and homework. That’s enough to put most kids in a bit a funk, but did you know the family dog might also share their pain?

That’s right, dogs can suffer from the Back to School blues, too. Check out these tips to help your dog manage the transition from summer vacation to a new school year. By following this prescribed “homework,” you can help banish these blues soon and restore your dog to a happy state.

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Rico and his sister as puppies (left) and today (right)

Adopt Me Wednesday: Rico the Island Dog

Rescue dogs are an important part of our lives here at DogWatch. Former shelter pups help DogWatch Dealers train new customers, roam the halls of our headquarters in Natick, MA and inspire us everyday. So when we heard about a young dog who traveled thousands of miles in search of new home, we had to share his story! Read More

Margo the Golden in the garden

DogWatch’s Dog-Friendly Gardening Checklist

DogWatch's Dog-Friendly Gardening Checklist

For a downloadable PDF abbreviated version of the checklist, click this image.

Spring is here at last, and we bet all the green-thumbed folks out there can’t wait to get back to work on their gardens! Of course, your dog is also excited to spend more time outdoors. Gardening plus dogs – not always a winning combination. So how do we prevent our beloved pets from stomping on, digging up, or otherwise destroying all that hard work? Try this 8-step checklist we’ve pulled together to help ensure that this year you and your dog will fully enjoy your beautiful backyard!

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DogWatch dog Lucy in the car

How to Make Your Dog Love (or at Least Tolerate) the Car

Traveling in the car with pets – for some, it’s a simple, everyday occurrence, but for others, it’s an epic struggle. Panting, whining, drooling, shaking, lip licking, vomiting and diarrhea are some of the symptoms that your dog is suffering from motion sickness in the car. As a result, some dogs do not even like approaching the car and will refuse to go in. All this makes car travel with your dog a stressful experience for all involved. To help, here are four tips to help your dog tolerate, and perhaps even learn to love the car.

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