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The Dangers of Jellyfish to Dogs

The Dangers of Jellyfish to Dogs

Picture it: A sunny and beautiful day out on the beach with your dog. Everything seems perfect, and then as your pup is wading in the water, they let out a cry. You discover they’ve been stung by a jellyfish – but what do you do? And how concerned should you be? The Jellyfish in […]

The Best Way to Dry a Dog

The Best Way to Dry a Dog

Between the frequent rain showers, hikes to the secret pools and swimming in the ocean, keeping your dog dry on Oahu or Maui can be pretty difficult. Although the sweet smell of a wet dog is the perfect cologne for their counterpart Canines it’s not always a welcoming odor for many.  The best way to […]

Tips for Transporting or Traveling with a Puppy

Tips for Transporting or Traveling with a Puppy

Being the well-behaved pup that they are, especially if they’ve gone through Sit Means Sit obedience training, Pono may often be invited to family gatherings, taken out to dog-friendly events, or brought along on “staycation.” When transporting your canine companion anywhere always ensure they are safe and comfortable the whole way there. Things to Remember […]

Tips to Keep Your Dog Hydrated

Tips to Keep Your Dog Hydrated

Summer days in Hawaii can get hot, and that means your dog may become dehydrated much quicker than usual. Drinking water is the best way to combat dehydration. However, we can’t force our dogs to drink more, especially if they don’t feel physically thirsty. By following these tips, you can sneak more water into your […]

Dog Cleaning & Grooming Tips

Grooming your dog is one of the many responsibilities we take on when we become pet parents. And proper grooming can be anything from brushing hair to brushing teeth. Read on to find out how you can keep your pup’s hygiene clean and healthy! Fun Pono Bathing Tips Luckily your doggy doesn’t need to be […]

How to Have More Fun with Your Dog

How to Have More Fun with Your Dog

Sometimes thinking of fun new things to do with your canine companion can be hard. So, to keep your furry friend sharp and stimulated, here are some fun ideas that you can bond over with your pup. Explore a New Walking Route Exploring new trails and routes with your furry friend is excellent for stimulating […]

Tips for Driving with Dogs

Tips for Driving with Dogs

A lot of people here in Hawaii enjoy having their pup in the vehicle, especially in the back of their trucks. To ensure Pono’s safety, we’ve gathered some tips to make driving secure and comfortable, giving you piece of mind when you’re on the road. Train your Dog Early As it is with most learned […]

Fun Dog Toys

Toys that Keep Your Dog Happy

Playtime is an everyday event for our dogs. While all dogs love playtime, every dog is different. Depending on their breed and health conditions, the level of of excitement and endurance always varies. Part of our role as our dog’s steward is to find out “what cranks their scooter.” Is it tug of war, is […]

Making your dog walk fun!

Making Your Dog Walk Fun

Getting your dog’s daily exercise in can get repetitive and even boring, for not only you but also Pono. Changing up your usual routine and trying out some new fun ideas could be just what you and your pup need to make your walks better for both of you! Let Lani Pick the Initial Direction Switch […]

Communicating with your dog.

The Ways Your Dog Tries to Communicate with You

We’d like to think we can understand our dogs. But sometimes it can be hard to actually grasp our dog’s body language. While we obviously wish we could get our dogs to talk to us and tell us what they want, we can actually learn more through their body language. Our dog tries to communicate […]

Keeping Your Dog’s Joints Healthy

Keeping Your Dog’s Joints Healthy

You don’t ever want to imagine your dog is in pain. In fact, you try to make their live’s as comfortable as possible. But as they get older their bodies slowly start to deteriorate, especially in their joints. Some of the causes of these issues can be prevented and even slowed down. In a lot of […]

Choosing a shampoo for your Dog

Choosing a Shampoo for Your Dog

You tend to share just about your whole house with your beloved pup, from the couch to the kitchen your four-legged friend calls your place home. But that doesn’t mean you should share everything with your dog, most importantly your shampoo. The shampoos we use to have silky, soft, and detangled locks are actually toxic […]

Fourth of July dog safety tips.

Fourth of July Dog Safety Tips

July Fourth is one of our favorite days of the year. What better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than with barbeques, family time, and of course, fireworks! But while we enjoy the bright bursts and loud booms of firework shows, our dogs may cower in terror or attempt to flee the loud […]

Dog saltwater side effects.

The Side Effects of Dogs Drinking Saltwater

When you live near a beach or ocean, we tend to take our dogs with us for a beach day pretty regularly. Playing on the beach can be a fun and different way to get our dog exercising and playing. However, our dogs are at risk for drinking saltwater at the beach, which can be […]

Helping your dog stay sharp.

Helping Your Senior Dog Stay Sharp

As your dog gets older, they can experience more issues, health wise and mentally. Just as humans can decline mentally as they get older, so can our four-legged friends. Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is the name for when dogs and cats start to deteriorate over time and in their elderly years. It can include anything […]

Spring health tips for dogs.

Spring Health Tips

Spring is here and while that can mean fun adventures, it can also mean health issues for you and your dog. While we love to watch our dogs have a great time, there are also a lot of issues that can come up. You need to be prepared for the health problems that may pop […]

Dogs fear of the vacuum.

Fear of the Vacuum

Vacuum cleaners terrify dogs.  Big or small, dogs generally are afraid of the “scary monster” that is known as “the vacuum.” Often times when they see the vacuum come out, they run away, bark, or hide. Good news: there is hope to fixing this problem! Teaching your dog to be accountable for their attention in the presence […]

Help your dog avoid aggressive dogs

Help Your Dog Avoid Aggressive Dogs

Many of us want our dogs to be social and generally be making new friends when appropriate. It’s one reason why we take our pups to dog parks and set up play dates! Usually when our dog interacts with another pup they have a chance to become friends. But not all dogs are friendly or […]

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