1. Tire Out Your Dog Quicker
If your pooch has more energy than you do, play fetch on a hill. They’ll work much harder to retrieve the ball and be ready to go home a lot sooner.
2. Keep a Lint Roller Everywhere
If you have a dog that sheds, keep a lint roller not just in your home, but in your car, purse, and work.
3. Prevent Him From Eating Too Fast
Eating too quickly can be problematic. Place a ball in their food bowl, so they have to keep moving it out of the way to get to the food. Should help slow them down. Another method is to use a muffin tin instead of a bowl and spread the food out in the various sections.
4. Getting Dog Urine Out of Carpet
Sprinkle baking soda over the spot, let it sit, and then sweep or vacuum it up.
5. To Easily Tie Dog to Tree or Pole
Keep a carabiner on their leash. It’s easier and safer than relying on a knot.
6. Make Your Own Flea Shampoo
Mix together 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup Dawn, and 1 quart of warm water. Work it in. Wait five minutes and rinse well.
7. Quick Cool-Down Treat
Put small chunks of apple in an ice cube tray and fill with chicken broth. Freeze. This makes a great treat after a work out in hot weather.
8. Lazy Play Time
Want to read or veg in front of the TV, but pup wants to play – get yourself one of those toys with a looped rope on one end and a ball on the other. Hook the loop over your foot and pup can play without you.
9. For Easy Tick Removal
Apply a bit of liquid soap to a cotton ball and swab the tick with the cotton ball for a few seconds. The tick should stick to the cotton ball making it easy to remove.
10. A Dog With Tooth Troubles
Mix a little chicken broth or water into his kibble. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to soften it.
11. Clean Your Couch
Want to remove the fur from upholstered furniture. All it takes is a wet rubber glove to wipe down that sofa. Hair comes right off!
12. Clean Fur Out of the Rug
Moisten a squeegee and use to wipe down the rug. Watch the hair come right off the carpet.
13. Have an extra kitchen drawer?
Use it as a dog food holder.
14. Make Shampoo Last Longer
Dog shampoo can be expensive, and you tend to use more than you need when using right from the container. So, fill a water bottle ¼ full with the shampoo and fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake. Gentler on your pup too!
15. Invest in a Travel Water Bottle
Look for a water bottle made especially for dogs and attached to a trough that opens into a doggie bowl. No need for your dog to get dehydrated when you take him out.
16. Soothing Your Stressed-Out Dog
Lavender essential oil provides two benefits for your dog. It helps keep them calm. Spritz a bit in a room or the car or put a few drops on a bandana and tie it around their neck. Applied regularly between your dog’s shoulder blades, it will help keep fleas and ticks away.
17. Do Your Research
Be prepared. One day you may need to do CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver on your dog to save his life.
18. Freshen Their Breath
A little parsley mixed into your dog’s food will help to keep their breath fresh.
19. End Static Electricity
When the furnace is running, and the air is dry or during a thunderstorm your dog may be uncomfortable with the static electricity in their fur. Give him a quick rub down with a dryer sheet.
20. Dog Not Feeling Well
Add some low-sodium chicken broth to his drinking water.