When it comes to relationships, its hard to overstate the importance of communication. Whether you’re talking about friends, lovers, family members, or co-workers, it may be possible to imagine a relationship in which one party never intentionally communicates with the other, but to actually participate in such a relationship would be absurd.
As dog lovers, we make decisions all the time that we believe will make our dogs “happy.” What we buy for their use or consumption, what we choose to do (or not do) with them, how we touch them–indeed, I’d bet that there are very few actions which you take for the purpose of having […]
Working dogs serve modern society in a variety of diverse ways — as search and rescue operatives, as guards and protectors, as trackers, and as drovers, just to name a few. We rely on them in these capacities and we have every interest in ensuring that they perform their duties to their full potential. It should […]
Want to be impressed by the natural athletic abilities of your dog? Try this: first focus her attention on a favorite ball or other bouncing toy while positioning yourself at least several feet away from her. Make sure that the dog is happily agitated, displaying signs of excitement and interest. Then throw the ball towards […]
The Science of Dehydration in Dogs All mammals require adequate hydration to maintain optimal functioning in a number of the body’s most important systems. For starters, it helps us to remove toxins from the body. Additionally, almost all metabolic reactions — the events through which nutrients are converted into fuel in the bloodstream — occur […]
Hello. Thanks for stopping by to read the Varsity Report. This is a blog about pet health and fitness topics. The writers are animal enthusiasts and recreational athletes who have experienced firsthand the joy of incorporating healthy habits and fitness training into our relationships with our pets. We started a company (Varsity Pets) and started […]