Now that you know what not to do, check out five simple steps to improve communication with your canines. From offering commands to issuing corrections, there's a lil cue for every step of the way!
Crisp Fall days are on the horizon, but we're still amid the dog days of Summer. As today's dose of cuteness, check out some pups exercising their R.T.B.T. — right to bear tongue, that is. From Frenchies to Boxers to breeds in between, there's plenty of cuteness to drool over and slobber right up in this slideshow.
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This past May, I was presented with the opportunity to visit the Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, MA, and my entire experience there was incredible. The Reebok team members were so friendly and super knowledgeable of their products, the Cross Fit WOD and cardio dance class were insanely awesome, and the generous goodies we received while visiting was pretty much the icing on the cake.
Continue reading about my experience at Reebok World HQ
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
While there may be no proof that your pet can understand English exactly, it's clear that dogs react to tone and intonation as well as your gestures and motion around the house. Check out six things you've likely done at least once in the past, and get some tips to remedy the canine confusion.
Poor Sawyer. Like many pooches, this Goldendoodle can't stand slippy-sliding his way across hardwood floors. So instead of fighting it, he's invented his own way of dealing with his archenemy.
If your pup has a hard time on slick surfaces in your home (this is especially true of older, arthritic dogs), throw him a bone and create a soft, nonskid pathway that allows him to navigate high-traffic areas. Try FLOR carpet tiles ($10 to $35 per tile), which allow you customize a slip-free highway through the house!
Just like the humans breaking world records on the track at Olympic Stadium, on the courts of Wimbledon, and on the pitch at Wembley, the horses who competed in the Olympic equestrian events at London's Greenwich Park are finely tuned athletes who have trained rigorously for their big day in the arena. Historically, the mounts of choice for most riders at the Olympic level have been warmbloods, a group encompassing a number of breeds and types originally bred for farm work, cavalry, and pulling carriages but, in modern times, tuned for sports like jumping, dressage, and eventing. However, at this year's Olympic games, competitors also sat astride Andalusians, Hungarian chargers, and horses registered with Studbook Zangersheide. Get a glimpse of the alphabetic assortment when you check out our slideshow!
London has proven to hold its fair share of surprises and firsts as the last of the Olympic equestrian events closed today. Having never before won a dressage gold medal, Great Britain nearly swept the individual dressage medal stand with Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claiming the gold, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris taking the bronze, and Carl Hester with Uthopia just out of medal contention in fifth. The country also won its first-ever team dressage gold and first team jumping gold in 60 years. Meanwhile, Ireland's Cian O'Connor and Blue Loyd 12 leaped for their country's first equestrian medal, Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdullah al Saud and Davos grabbed their first equestrian team medal, and Switzerland's Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets took home the first individual jumping gold for their country since 1924. See all the highlights when you click through this slideshow!
Sure, you can count your pet's calories with the best of them and read the back of a food can like a registered nutritionist. But when it comes to those sad little treat-deprived eyes, you're a big softie. Even if your pet's on a diet, it's possible to reward him for a job well done — you'll just need to choose some healthier alternatives to the fat-laden biscuits and chews lurking in most pet treat packages. Poke around your fridge, and you'll find a slew of low-calorie options that will keep tails a-wagging and waists a-slimming. Though these treat selections are tailored to dogs, many will make Kitty lick her lips too, depending on what she likes to eat!