28
May

DOG DAY AFTERNOON: PATIOS TO CHECK OUT WITH YOUR POOCH

Is there a better way to welcome warmer weather than sitting out on a patio while enjoying a nice cold drink? Well, yes there is. Bring your dog along! We are fortunate in Victoria to have a few restaurants who like to welcome man’s best friend onto their patios. Read on to find...
24
May

DOG FACTS: HEALTH EDITION

It probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise that dogs are good for you. Here at Ruffin’It, we know very well the positive effects that owning a dog can have on your mental and physical health. But this idea has also been studied—and proven—by scientists in many different...
21
May

THREE WAYS TO EXERCISE WITH YOUR DOG

Earlier this month we talked about how owning a dog makes you happier and healthier. But what if you want to incorporate your pet into a new exercise routine? If you want to start a new regime with your pet the first thing you should do is check with your veterinarian to make...
09
May

Conditioning Your Four-Legged Friend to Enjoy Car Rides

Anxiety about riding in the car is a fairly common issue for dogs, and can result in undesirable dog behaviour, including carsickness, whining, vomiting, and pacing in the car, which is distracting to the driver. How can you help your furry friend to become more comfortable with...
28
Apr

DOG-ING THE QUESTION: MORE CANINE FACTS

Dogs really are fascinating creatures! Read the latest installment in our series on fun dog facts.     Q: Do Dogs Watch TV? A: Sort of. It all has to do with something called “flicker perception,” which measures the eye’s ability to perceive flickering light. The human eye...
17
Apr

Tips for Picking a Perfect Puppy Name

                So you just brought home a cute, floppy-eared puppy, the perfect puppy for your family—congratulations! What did you name him? You don’t have a name picked out yet? Well, your puppy needs a name, especially if you intend to...
08
Apr

Homemade Dog Treats

Maybe you’re feeling crafty. Maybe your best friend had a rough week at the park and you want to cheer him up. Or maybe you’re getting nervous about all those multisyllabic chemicals you found on the ingredient list for Rover’s biscuits. Whatever your reason, you feel lik...
07
Mar

Four Things You Wanted to Know About Dogs (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Sometimes, dogs seem like incredibly simple creatures who eat, sleep, poop and play. When your pup whines in her sleep, or barks at the dog on television, though, her world appears more complex. Is she simply responding to stimuli around her, or is there more going on? What’s...