HERO BLOG

Ideas and tips for activities with your canine friend
Why Dogs Chew and How To Manage With Hero Dog Toys

Why Dogs Chew and How To Manage With Hero Dog Toys

There’s a variety of reasons that dogs chew. And, as all dog owners know, they don’t always chew the things we provide for them. Puppies and young dogs chew on objects because they explore the new world around them. They also use chewing as a way to relieve pain that is caused by developing teeth. For older dogs, it’s nature’s way of keeping their jaws and teeth clean. But pets don’t always know what is allowed for chewing.

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Tips To Get Your Lazy Dog Active And Exercising

Tips To Get Your Lazy Dog Active And Exercising

So you’ve been stuck inside for months during maybe the cold, snow, sleet, wind, and rain, and now that you’ve got an extra hour of daylight, why not make the most of it! But, your dog seems to be lazy (or maybe both of you), and have gotten used to the snuggles and...

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How To Use Dog Toys

How To Use Dog Toys

It seems like a no-brainer - you bought a new toy for your dog, you throw it to him, he catches, brings it back, and you have a wonderful game of fetch. Maybe in a perfect world! Just like humans, dogs can be finicky. They may like something one day, the next day he...

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How To Teach Your Puppy To Walk On a Leash

How To Teach Your Puppy To Walk On a Leash

HAVE A NEW PUPPY? Think you’ll never get him to walk on a leash? According to expert trainers, teaching your puppy to walk on a leash is easy. Beware, not all dogs innately know how to walk politely on a leash. But with a bit of patience and perseverance, training...

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

So you’ve just got a new Hero USA Football for your dog, and now you want to teach him the game. Teaching your dog to play ball with you is easy with Hero USA Football. To begin, get him familiar with the new toy by leaving it in his kennel or bed for a few days....

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How To Train Your Dog to Play Fetch

How To Train Your Dog to Play Fetch

Most of us get a dog toy for our favorite canine friend with the automatic hope for a game of fetch. For dogs like retrievers, a game of fetch may come quite naturally, however, not every dog has the interest or natural instinct to run after the toy and bring the toy...

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International Animal Rights Day

International Animal Rights Day

A day to demand justice for all On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to prevent World War II and the concentration camps from being repeated. This declaration demands the...

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Safe Toys & Gifts

Safe Toys & Gifts

Share the joy. Gift your favorite dog! While celebrating the season’s holidays, remember to share the joy by gifting your favorite pet! According to the Humane Society, toys designed especially for dogs are important to their well-being. Toys can even help to prevent...

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Activities With A Senior Dog

Activities With A Senior Dog

Senior dogs have just as much fun as puppies. Stimulating games and puzzle toys are perfect for most dogs, but for senior dogs, they are especially great for dogs who are less active and perhaps have underlying health conditions that make mobility difficult. Walks can...

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Why Adopt A Senior Dog

Why Adopt A Senior Dog

You’ve done it! You’ve decided to adopt a dog. Rescues and shelters across the country hope that if you are looking to adopt a new dog as your family pet to consider adopting a senior dog. While puppies have a certain cuteness, many senior dogs are overlooked for...

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