Opinions

Home Opinions
Top Dog Tips publishes opinion and op-ed pieces on the most original, unique and interesting tops on dogs and pet ownership. Whether it's dog experts or passionate pet parents, we work hard to make sure to provide the most accurate and original articles that are useful to read for any pet owner. This is our promise to dog parents: you won't be able to find anything similar on any other dog website online!
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – For Dogs

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – For Dogs

Veterinary care is one of the largest expenses that dog owners need to budget for. Many of us don't put a lot of thought...
Reasons FOR Adopting Older Preloved Dogs

3 Reasons FOR Adopting Older Preloved Dogs

Many potential dog owners shy away from adopting a senior dog for a variety of reasons. But don't be fooled by the common thought!...
Dog Tear Stains

The Truth About Tear Stains on Dogs

Tear stains are an eye-sore (no pun intended). There's no doubt that they aren't pleasant to look at, but did you know there are also...
Benefits of a Dog Backpack Carrier & Why I Love Mine

Benefits of a Dog Backpack Carrier & Why I Love Mine

A dog backpack carrier is a type of rag suck that you sit your little pooch in and carry her in, whether at the front...
Dog Muzzles Aren't Just for Aggression

Let’s Talk: Dog Muzzles Aren’t Just for Aggression

Dog muzzles are a controversial piece of training equipment, but they can be used for more than just aggression - just make sure you...
homemade dog food

Benefits of Feeding Dogs Homemade Dog Food

The recent recalls and safety concerns in the pet food industry have led many dog owners to consider changing their pet's diet. There have been...
Dog Training Tips From Dr. Robert Mugford

Interview: Dog Training Tips From Dr. Roger Mugford

What a treat! This week I got to chat with world-renowned animal welfare advocate, educator and author Dr. Roger Mugford. He has long been referred to as...
nose work for dogs

The Importance of Nose Work for Dogs and How to Train Them

Everyone knows that dogs have much sharper sense of smell than us humans, but did you know that it's good for them to exercise...
Is Anesthesia Safe for My Dog

The Truth: Is Anesthesia Safe for Dogs?

Anesthesia - a common fear of pet owners, but do you need to worry? A lot of dog owners are more concerned about the...
How many calories a dog needs per day

Let’s Talk: How Many Calories A Dog Needs Per Day?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to correctly calculate exactly how many calories a dog needs per day. There are so many variables! Think about what...
How to Choose the Best Dog GPS Tracker

Interview: How to Choose the Best Dog GPS Tracker?

Most dog owners are on a budget. We understand the financial requirements of owning a pet, and of course we splurge a little too,...

Interview: Tips and Tricks for Family Dog Training

Each week I get the opportunity to speak with an expert in the pet industry, and this week I was fortunate enough to have...

LATEST FEATURES

What Is a Service Dog

What Is a Service Dog?

Service dogs are all the rage these days, and for a very good reason. That said, some owners may consider their pets to be...
The Best Dog Massage Videos

The Best Dog Massage Videos

Giving your dog a massage might sound unusual or you might think that it is not necessary. However, dogs do indeed like massages as...
Bumps on a Dogs Back - 7 Things It Could Be and What To Do

Bumps on a Dog’s Back: 7 Things It Could Be and...

You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...
Dog Domestication History (In Years)

Dog Domestication History (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific...
What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood

What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood?

If you notice that your dog is coughing, this is generally not a cause for alarm. However, if you see that the dog coughs...
Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

When your dog is having trouble pooping, there can be a plethora of reasons why they are having problems. It's important to understand the...
Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases - A Guide for Owners

Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...
How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

We all know how irritating flies may be, especially during late spring and summer period. They keep going around and buzzing around our ears....
Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

10 Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

Some may believe that the feeling of anxiety is confined only to humans.  They would be wrong. The feeling of worry, nervousness and unease...
12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should Know

12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should...

Neem oil, which is extracted from the neem tree, is highly regarded, often recommended, and widely used in homeopathic and natural medicine communities. Neem...