DogWatch’s Highlights from BlogPaws 2017!

What do you get when you combine hundreds of pet bloggers, 62 pet brands, 45 great speakers and 123 fluffy and furry friends? BlogPaws 2017!

2017 was our second year at the annual conference of pet bloggers organized by BlogPaws, a social media company dedicated to educating and inspiring online pet writers. DogWatch Social Media Strategist Jackie attended BlogPaws 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, and had such a great experience that this year, DogWatch decided to attend as a first-time exhibitor. DogWatch Marketing Manager Demie joined Jackie this year at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC. There was another important addition to the team this year – Jackie’s dog Lucy (@lucy_with_the_underbite)! In her pink bowtie and DogWatch bandanna, Lucy was a big hit with all the BlogPaws attendees she met, and she enjoyed making many new friends, human and canine and feline, too! Read More

DogWatch dog Shooter the Black Lab in pink pool float

Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Beach and pool season is in full swing, and chances are you’ll be enjoying one of these cooling-off options this summer. But remember, there’s no need to leave the dog at home! While the issue of water safety for dogs is very serious, we know that with careful planning, training and attention, you and your dog can stay cool and have a blast this summer. Let’s start with the basics… Read More

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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Man hiking at waterfall with yellow lab

Adventure Time: DogWatch’s Checklist for Hiking with Your Dog

Are you planning a hike with your dog? Great idea! Hiking is a wonderful way to get some exercise, explore the outdoors and bond with your pup. Before you hit the trail, though, we’ve put together a checklist to make sure you are prepared for your big adventure.
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