The works of landscape architects affect an unimaginable number of people. Spectators of parks, including dog parks, and other architectural wonders are the outcome of these architects. It takes a special blend of big picture thinking, planning and coordination with other people in different industries to make their work come to life. For the landscape architects that design for the recent increase in dog parks, a different kind of attention is needed. Dog parks are not only designed for the dogs but for the pet parents that accompany them. For the attentive architect looking to plan a dog park, here are some tips to consider when deciding the kind of turf used to the location of pet stations.
Fresh from the holiday season, you might be a lucky new dog owner. If someone in your life gave the wonderful gift of a dog, you're sure to have love, excitement and lots of kisses from that new pup in your life. With that new responsibility of being a pet parent, there are a number of things you need to do to maintain a happy, healthy life with your dog. The new information you must commit to memory can be overwhelming, but reading up on what a pet parent should do and visiting a vet can appease your worries. Comfort your dog before this strange, new event and exercise it so it isn't as agitated. Don't feed your pup right before you drive over to your first appointment to prevent motion sickness, and get ready to ask your veterinarian some important questions.
January may mean the end of the holiday season, but it always brings the joy and celebration of the New Year. Additionally, January is National Train Your Dog Month, brought to you by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and it comes at an opportune time. Now's the chance to reteach your dog tricks that it may have forgotten over the colder months or have a go for teaching new ones. Your dog should always have a good recall when you call for it, in cases when it is helpful to when you really need it. Go ahead, stretch out your dog's legs, and yours, and remember how important it is to spend time at the dog park—and how you can follow dog park etiquette.