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Night Time Puppy Barking

Having a new puppy can be hard. From the chewing to the training, it can be overwhelming. One aspect of new puppy parenthood that can really be disruptive is night time barking. While some sounds are normal for puppies, such as whines, yips, barks, and howls to communicate what they need, aggressive, constant barking is not. Here are some…

St. Patty’s Day Patties Recipe

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to make a green treat for our dogs–but without any food coloring. The answer? Green peas. After a little experimenting in the kitchen, we’ve come up with a dog treat sure to please your lads (or, in our case, Labs) and lassies! 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1…

sharing your drink with your dog

Don’t Share These Drinks with Your Dog

Sometimes we give our dogs a little taste of our human drinks. Maybe you feel like they want something other than water or maybe they just get into something all on their own. While some drinks may be okay, others are not. Here are a few drinks you should avoid letting your four-legged friend have…

Tips for Boating With Your Dog

Heading out to the lake or ocean on your boat can one of the most relaxing things for some people. So why wouldn’t they want to bring their furry friend along to enjoy the ride? Bringing your dog out for a day on the water is a great idea, but there are a few things…

Is Chocolate Bad For Dogs?

Is Chocolate Really Bad for Dogs?

Almost everyone, dog owner or not, knows that chocolate is very bad for dogs. But what not everyone knows is that there’s a lot that factors into how dangerous chocolate can be for your dog, such as size of your dog and the amount/type of chocolate. Here are some facts about chocolate and why it…

Does My Dog Need a Friend?

Does My Dog Need a Friend?

Most people believe dogs are “pack animals” that need a companion. Dog owners feel guilty leaving their dogs at home alone and feel the need to get their dog a friend. However this isn’t always the case. The pack animal theory originates from wolves, a relative of dogs. Wolves live in packs and therefore dogs…

Warning Signs That Your Dog Has a Heart Problem

Warning Signs That Your Dog Has a Heart Problem

Heart failure and disease is unfortunately more common in dogs than you would think. There are many different types of heart disease, but you should be keeping an eye on your pup to make sure they are not sick. Here are some signs to look out for! Common Signs Depending on how severe the heart…

Dog Travel Tips

Dog Travel Tips

Everyone loves summer vacations. But what if you don’t want to leave our furry friend behind at home? Traveling with a dog can be hard, but here are a few tips to make the journey go smoothly. Before the Trip Before you leave, make sure you have everything your dog could need for their trip….

Why Our Dogs Are Becoming More Like Us

Why Our Dogs Are Becoming More Like Us

According to National Geographic, researchers have discovered that our four-legged friends are acting more like us than ever before. They’ve come a long way since their evolution from wolves over 11,000 years ago. Now that they have lived amongst humans for so long mans best friend has started to pick up human-like traits. Read below…

Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday

Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

Pet lovers treat their dogs just like any other member of the family. So when their birthday hits on the calendar we want to make sure that they feel just as special. The only problem is their interests are a little more unique than ours. It can be hard to plan a birthday celebration for…

new years resolutions for you and your dog

New Years Resolutions for You & Your Pup

Happy New Year from Sit Means Sit Tampa! The beginning of a new year also brings along those pesky resolutions that seem to get more challenging every year. Wouldn’t it be easier to achieve your goals with your four-legged friend by your side? The percent of overweight dogs in America has sky rocketed and it’s…

happy holidays sms tampa

Happy Holidays from SMS Tampa

Happy Holidays from Sit Means Sit Tampa! We want to make sure all of our pet-lovers have a very Merry Christmas so we came up with a few ideas to make your pup’s morning just as special as ours. Craft a stocking for your pup and hang it with the others on the mantel Purchase a…