How to Greet A Dog The Correct Way

Cindy SmithDog Health, Dog Safety

“That puppy is so cute, he is going to love everybody… That dog looks old, so old he wouldn’t possibly bite anyone.”  Right?  Not always. The fact is not all dogs like to be petted or cuddled. That doesn’t make them bad dogs. However, approaching an unfamiliar dog correctly can save you, the dog, and the owner a lot of … Read More

Best Guard Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

Looking for a great guard dog? Someone to protect your home, family or property and watch for unfamiliar people or animals? Please do not confuse a guard dog with an attack dog, because a guard dog knows not to attack familiar people. He/she is not vicious. Certain breeds are prone to be better guard dogs than others as a result … Read More

Are You a Responsible Dog Owner?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

With September being AKC Responsible Dog Owner Month, we thought we would reiterate what being a good dog owner is all about. Most of us had our first pet as a child, when our parents were trying to teach us responsibility. Chances are, you tried to get out of cleaning up after the dog and quickly realized that having a … Read More

Marijuana & Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

Last month we discussed the therapeutic effects of CBD (cannabidiol, the medical component) for dogs. Although not much long-term research has been conducted, it has shown promising results in fighting the effects of cancer, pain, joint swelling, arthritis and more. However, this is not true of marijuana itself. The cannabis oil recommended for dogs does not contain (THC – tetrahydrocannabinol) … Read More

Why Puppies Aren’t For Everyone

Cindy SmithDog Safety

Who doesn’t love a puppy? They are cute, adorable and full of fun. You can’t help but smile when a puppy is around, complete with adoring eyes that follow you everywhere you go. Their faces are so sweet! However, puppies are not for everyone. This true story tells the tale of how a puppy can be a disaster if placed … Read More

Back-To-School Quiz to Prevent Dog Bites

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

As our kids head back-to-school, they may encounter some unfamiliar dogs along the way. It’s important that kids know how to approach a strange dog correctly and react appropriately if the dog shows any sign of aggression. This quiz is critical to prevent dog bites!

Ready To Go Swimming With Your Dogs?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

Summertime means barbeques, trips to the pool or lake, and plenty of family and friend time.  As summer temperatures begin to soar, there is nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool or lake. Because your dogs go most of the places you probably go, it’s important for you to know whether they can swim or not. Some dogs … Read More

Top Questions To Ask A Boarding Kennel

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety, Senior Dogs

If it’s not possible to bring your dog along on a family vacation or leave him with a trusted friend or family member, you may consider a reputable boarding facility. Although there have been horror stories about disreputable kennels, there may be a great “bed and biscuit” in your area and your dog may even enjoy the company of other … Read More

How to Travel With a Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

Planning a great adventure with your dog? Checking off some things on your bucket list? If you are going to be traveling with your pet it’s important to be prepared. Let HelpEmUp give you some guidance in how to travel with your dog via the road or airways. Know your dog. First ask yourself the question: does your dog like … Read More

Reducing Your Dog’s Holiday Stress

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

I happen to be a holiday person. My decorations go up right after Thanksgiving and I have multiple trees with different themes and colors. I love the parties, dinners, gift exchanges and get-togethers. I love baking cookies with the kids, hearing my Uncle loudly telling the same stories over and over, and the kids running in and out. My dogs not … Read More