by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jun 1, 2014
“There are plenty of reasons why dog owners visit pet specialty retailers—buying food is primary among them. But every retailer should aspire to get those customers to linger, look around and add on to their intended purchase. In this effort, pet specialty retailers have a potent weapon at their disposal—plush dog toys. Soft, appealing, colorful and inventive, plush dog toys have evolved to become more durable, giving retailers the opportunity to carry a product assortment…”

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by Pamela Mills-Senn on May 1, 2014
“    Summertime calls to everyone, regardless of locale, to get out and enjoy—especially following the brutal winter that  many folks across the U.S. had to endure. And for most dog owners, this means giving their four-footed companion a chance to join in the fun. But the warm weather doesn’t…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Apr 1, 2014
“Just as many folks are taking a more health-conscious approach to their own well-being and are utilizing a variety of supplements and remedies to do so, they are starting to do the same for their dogs, and for similar reasons. Key among these is the desire to maintain the good…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Mar 1, 2014
“Humans are not the only species experiencing stress; their canine companions can get wound up as well. And, just like people, they can exhibit all manner of troublesome behavior when under duress. This can run the gamut from excessive barking and scratching, to whining and biting. The good news is…”
“    Dogs love to play, eat and spend time with their humans, and manufacturers are finding new ways to help dogs enjoy all three activities at once—with puzzles and interactive toys. Industry experts say the category has expanded as consumers demand more innovative and sophisticated ways to treat and…”