Reasons to Use a Dog Safety Belt

Reasons to Use a Dog Safety Belt

Reasons to use a dog safety belt such as keeping the dog from distracting the driver. Keep your dog secure with our easy to use latch attachment. Keep your dog from jumping from seat to seat.

How to Train Your Dog to Ring A Bell to Go Potty

How to Train Your Dog to Ring A Bell to Go Potty

The Mighty Paw Smart Bell 2.0 works to stop common problems like barking at the door, scratching the door, and jumping on the door. Most of all, it gives dogs the freedom to clearly communicate their potty needs.

Stop Your Dog's Barking and Jumping at the Door

Stop Your Dog's Barking and Jumping at the Door

Imagine you’re a good dog. A very good dog. You're a good boy who doesn’t even bark in the house when you have to go potty! Instead, you silently rest your nose on your dad’s lap. Or, you just stare at him patiently. Only … your dad assumes you’re asking for attention! So he pets your head.“Good boy, Barley,” he says. As you’re thinking, “But I have to go!!” Or, maybe you’re the kind of dog who’s not afraid to make a point.Boy do you bark when you need to go out!Heck, if your dad doesn’t mov...

Answers to your dog training questions

Answers to your dog training questions

Hi there Mighty Paw fam! Today we’re answering three of your specific dog training questions. Thank you to everyone who posted questions on Facebook. I’ve teamed up with our partner Lindsay from the dog training blog That Mutt to answer your questions today. She and I released the new ebook “50 Dog Training Tips: Your Training Problems Solved Now” and all of these questions are covered in much greater detail in the book.   Question #1 is from Barbara C., who asks: How do I stop my 1-year-ol...

How to Use a Clicker for Dog Training

How to Use a Clicker for Dog Training

A clicker is a simple training tool that helps teach your dog new behaviors by marking the exact moment your dog has done the correct behavior. You can use a clicker to teach your dog tricks or to train behaviors such as staying calm at the door, waiting quietly on a dog bed or dropping toys and other items. In this post, I'll go over how you can begin using a clicker to start training your dog! How to use a clicker to train your dog When you begin clicker training your dog, the goal is to ...

Your dog is not the worst, trust me!

Your dog is not the worst, trust me!

You’re out for a walk with Darby on one of those beautiful Friday afternoons. It’s still light and warm but the sun glows low. Darby’s nose is in the red leaves as she crunches along. You don't mind her pulling too much and forgive her for all her “quirks.” The training collar you bought is helping, at least when there aren’t many distractions… … until she spots a squirrel!! And just like that Darby’s huffing, puffing and JUMPING on her hind legs! How on earth a 50-pound Lab is this strong, y...

How to Use a Dog Whistle for Training Your Dog

How to Use a Dog Whistle for Training Your Dog

A dog whistle is a helpful dog training tool you can use to teach your dog to come to you at the sound of the whistle. It can also be used to interrupt unwanted behavior such as barking or digging.  In this post, I'll go over how you can use your dog whistle to begin training your dog today!  *Note that a dog whistle is much quieter to us than it is our dogs. You probably noticed your dog perk up his ears at the sound of the whistle when you could barely hear it. With our Mighty Paw dog whis...


Potty Training 101

Barley here. I'm going to talk about an embarrassing moment for me. There was a time when I used to pee everywhere. CJ just couldn't understand my Doglish when I needed to go #1 and I didn't understand his English. But times are drier now because I know exactly what to do to get CJ to open the door.Here my best tips for potty training a dog even if your human kid can't do it yet...1) GET A CRATE: Use confinement to teach your dog it has to wait to...

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Food Diet

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Food Diet

A raw food diet for domesticated dogs or RMBD (Raw Meat-Based Diet) is not a new idea, in fact, it’s quite traditional for work dogs such as sled dogs or racing hounds to be fed in this way. But the more recent idea of applying this diet to house dogs, as first proposed in 1993 by Ian Billinghurst has had a somewhat more controversial reception. Billinghurst is an Australian veterinarian who suggested that pet dogs would be much better off with a diet that emulated what they would have consu...

Buying Food for Shih Tzus and Other Toy Breeds

Buying Food for Shih Tzus and Other Toy Breeds

Your pet is like your child, so you want the best for it. Taking care of a pet can be a lot of work, but it’s a lot easier when you know exactly what your pet needs. Small dogs may have large personalities, but their small stomachs call for a special diet. Shih Tzus, for example, just like many small breeds, are prone to hypoglycemia and allergies that are easily remedied with a dog food tailored to its needs. Here we answer several questions you might have as well as offer some tips when fi...

Tips for First-time Pet Owners

Tips for First-time Pet Owners

Pets are a blessing as they liven up your home. Research has shown that they can improve your health, but a new pet requires commitment. Pets will take up your time, space and money. Therefore, you need to be prepared for what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. Here are some tips to help you with choosing the right pet. How to determine the kind and breed of pet that is right for you There are many different types of pets that you can choose including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbit...

5 Uses for a Short Dog Leash or Leash Tab

5 Uses for a Short Dog Leash or Leash Tab

What is a leash tab? Reasons to use a short leash A leash tab is an extra short dog leash designed to help manage a dog in tight spaces like the vet or to keep your dog close in busy areas. Typically, a leash tab is used for medium and large dogs. Since they’re taller, it’s easier to reach the tab. However, we also designed our leash to be very lightweight so you can use it for a small dog if you choose. It is 10” in length. You might be wondering why in the world you would want such a short ...