I love Lifehacker, a website featuring tips and downloads to help us be productive. But really, who wants to get more work done?
Don’t we all just want to spend more time with our dogs?
It’s time for Doghacker.
Doghacker – Tips and Tricks to Spend More Time With Your Dog
I have just the ideas to get Doghacker started.
Always Be Ready for Training
Don’t know what kinds of treats to use? Here are 12 cheap dog treats that won’t kill your dog (or your budget).
And while you’re in training mode, I have 10 training tips you can use to work with your dog every day.
Keep Your Dog Active
No matter what the weather, you can keep your dog active and stimulated. Even in the house.
My Imperfect Dog has great suggestions for entertaining your dog indoors when you can’t take long, outdoor walks. You’ll be happier. Your dog will be happier.
Don’t Waste Time Making Treats
Yep, homemade treats are safer for your dog and cheap. But if you spend hours cutting food up into little bits while your dog is drooling at your feet, isn’t that a waste?
Use kitchen shears (affiliate) to cut up hot dog treats, jerky, cheese, or other snacks. Freeze things a little while first and you’ll have hundreds of training treats ready in no time. I can cut up an entire packet of turkey hot dogs using my shears before Honey’s first dribble of drool hits the floor.
Make It Easy to Go Out In the Cold
What happens when your dogs asks to go out on a cold day? You open the back door (if you’re lucky enough to have a fenced yard) and stand there cursing in your robe and slippers while you’re waiting for the dog to finish chasing squirrels, sniffing, and, oh yeah, doing what he asked to go outside for in the first place.
Why not make it easy to have fun with him outside? I put a chair by the back door to hold my scarf, coat, and gloves. When Honey wants to go outside, I can slip into my boots and coat and go outside to have a fun minutes of fun without all the cursing and impatience.
Does the Internet Need Doghacker
What do you think? Is the internet ready for a website devoted to “hacking” life with your dogs?
Lifehacker better watch its back.
Thanks from the Sleepy Blogger
Thank you to everyone who suggested ways to make sleep time easier with our foster dog, Ginny. The comments could make a week’s worth of Doghacker posts.
Last night Ginny settled into her crate after I sat by her side a few minutes. She stayed asleep until 1:30 a.m. and was not nearly as loud last night as before.
I think we’re making progress.
But I still hope she’s adopted by someone who wants a snuggly dog to share her bed.
Your Turn: What favorite tip would you add to a Doghacker website?
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