Leash Walking Tips for the Stubborn Canine (and the Leash Weary Owner)

VRVC_iStock_000030413508_LargeIn our minds, we like to think of walking our dogs a little like this: The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and our dogs are obediently strolling by our sides without any issues whatsoever. At the park, there is nothing but awesome dog behavior, where everyone plays well and pays attention to commands before returning peacefully home after an afternoon of exercise bliss and leash walking perfection. Continue…

Sunny Side Up: Our Guide To Backyard Chicken Care

VRVC_iStock_000009519130_LargeThe concept of raising and keeping backyard chickens is growing in popularity these days, and it’s not just because of the abundant free-range eggs. If you’ve been wondering how to get started with this new pet project, we are here to help.

The Basics

Chickens – whether you plan on keeping them for eggs, amusement, or meat – have similar needs to other pets. Providing what chickens require will encourage all of their interesting natural behaviors, such as nesting, pecking, scratching, and foraging. Here’s what to know: Continue…