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Welcoming a dog into your life and home is one of the most fulfilling experiences for any fur baby lover in the world, but with newness comes challenges. With your dog sharing your space, you might find yourself overwhelmed by different factors that are newly introduced like dog hair, behavioral concerns, etc. Good news is there are useful hacks for various areas of your life as a dog owner.

We’ve compiled this list of 7 great life hacks for every dog owner to integrate into their lives! Take a look and see if any will prove useful to you.


#1 | Make frozen treats using ice trays for those hot summer days.

With the summertime approaching fast, keeping cool is a concern everyone has. You can keep your dog cool and treat them to a simple DIY treat. All you need is some broth and an ice cube tray. Fill up the ice cube tray with broth and let your dog enjoy a nice frozen treat during the summer heat!


#2 | Window squeegees are your carpet’s best friend.

If your carpet is getting covered in dog fur and pretty deep at that, window squeegees can pick all that right up! Just take the squeegee to your carpet in repetitive motions and the fur will come up.


#3 | Need to catch a urine sample for the veterinarian? These two household tools will do the trick.

A ladle and container will do the trick. We mean...you probably want to get new ones specifically for this use, but the two will help you catch a good stream necessary for whatever sample the veterinarian wants.


#4 | Dryer sheets are your best friend.

It makes sense but why didn’t we think about this before?! Dryer sheets can be used to pick up unwanted dog hair from furniture and clothes. Give it a try!


#5 | Mix up access to toys to keep your dog interested in them.

When our dogs spend a lot of time with one specific toy, they might lose interest. You can combat this by alternating access to them so that whenever they’re reintroduced to a toy, they’re excited, highly engaged with it, and occupied. 


#6 | Toothpaste + dog rope toy = dental cleaning

Having a hard time brushing your dog’s teeth? Squeeze dog specific toothpaste onto a rope toy for playtime. This will help condition your dog to get used to having their teeth brushed. Be warned though, this can get nasty so you’ll want to wash the rope toy with non-toxic detergent every now and then.


#7 | Elevate your dog’s food bowl.

When you increase the height of your dog’s food dish, it’s less of a strain on their body. Especially if your dog experiences things like arthritis, alleviating this strain is incredibly helpful to their body.



Hacks and tips for helping lifestyles with dogs are constantly changing and popping up. We’ll do our best to keep you updated!

This is just a sampling of tips and informational posts we offer at Joyride Harness. You can find more content including tips and tricks and how-tos for caring for your dog on our blog at this section. Feel free to leave a comment with tips you’re looking for!

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