Category: Dog Owner Advice

How Children Can Benefit from Having a Dog

Two little siblings petting a dog and sitting on grass in park

It seems like it is a rite of passage to beg your parents for a puppy in your youth. Parents often immediately jump to all the added chores and financial obligations of owning a pet, but did you know that growing up with a dog can benefit a child’s physical and psychological development? Here are… Read more »

Tips on Pet-Proofing Your Home

Labrador Retriever puppy chewing on dog toy to avoid chewing on home items

At Lankas Labs, we know how exciting it can be to bring home a new puppy for the very first time. It is just the start of a great journey with your new best friend. However, it is important to understand that bringing home a Pointing Labrador puppy is something you need to prepare for. Here… Read more »

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit

Boxer puppy with a canine first-aid kit

When it comes to your pup, you never know what mischief they might get themselves into. It is important always to be prepared for accidents or injuries at home or on the go. Creating your own canine first-aid kit can help you feel prepared and ready to keep your dog safe in any unprecedented situation…. Read more »

Tips for Adjusting Your Dog into a New Home

Young couple sitting on a sofa with their Labrador retriever surrounded by moving boxes.

Moving is ruff. Dogs are creatures of habit and routine, and a change in environment can cause some understandable anxiety for them. As their owners, we must take the extra steps in the moving process to allow our dogs to get comfortable with this new life change. Here are a few tips for adjusting your… Read more »

Puppy Potty Training: Do’s & Don’ts to Follow

Potty training is one of the first major accomplishments you and your puppy will need to work toward together. The process is going to require a lot of patience, diligence, and dedication on your end. But it will be well worth it when your puppy is happily going to the bathroom outside and you don’t… Read more »

Are You Ready to Bring Home A Puppy? Here’s How You Can Tell

Becoming a dog parent is a fun and fulfilling experience. There’s nothing that can compare to a dog’s unconditional love for you, the laughter they bring with their crazy antics, or those adorable puppy eyes when they’re begging for a treat. But bringing home a new puppy is a lot different in theory than it… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Parents

The start of a new year has become synonymous with the idea of a clean slate. Flipping from one calendar to the next feels like an opportunity to work on yourself, reevaluate your goals, and commit to a new plan for meeting those goals. If you’re a dog owner, this milestone of fresh beginnings is… Read more »

4 Winter Dog Walking Tips to Keep Your Pup Safe

Fall may be one of the most popular seasons, but it is certainly not the longest. Now that the leaves are in full color-changing swing and the chill is permanently settling in, it won’t be long until the first signs of winter make their debut. As the weather gets colder and the snow gets closer… Read more »

Choosing the Right Puppy: Things to Consider

Bringing home a new puppy is a big decision. Bringing home the right puppy is an even bigger one. It’s difficult to predict how a dog will fit into your family based on one or two brief meetings, but it is possible to get a good idea if you know what to look for. Think… Read more »