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Win This Winter!

Hello fur-iends! My name is Beau, and I am a Michigan pup! This is my first Michigan Winter (for those of you who are unfamiliar, it gets REALLY cold here! It was so cold for a solid week that I could barely even go outside to go potty without my paws freezing!), so you’d think I’d need a massive coat to stay cozy, right?

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Why socializing your puppy is a MUST!

When getting a puppy, an essential factor to consider is socializing them at a young age. Dog socialization is a key aspect when it comes to the behavior and personality of your dog.

Here’s why:

Lack of socialization means that dogs aren’t actively familiarized with new situations that may be anxiety inducing. This may not be a problem in everyday life, although you’ll notice the difference when it comes to events such as vet appointments or dog park visits.

These situations can be stressful for a dog, and even more so for a dog that’s not properly socialized. Socializing your dog not only makes your dog’s life better, but your life and the people around you, too.

So how can you properly socialize your dog? It’s easy!

Starting from a young age, if we make socialization a habit it can be an easy, unconscious decision we make on a weekly basis. Here’s how:

Frequent Walks

A regular walk can go a long way. Whether we know it or not, when we walk our dog they get exposure to many new situations. From other dogs, people, to squirrels, a walk is a great way to show your dog how to properly act when introduced.

Walks are also a great opportunity to train your dog. Sit and stay commands flow easily throughout their walk, especially when they see something exciting. Bring along treats and positively reinforce your dog’s behavior, and you’ll be on your way.

If you don’t have time for walking every day, consider a dog walker a few times a week. This will be a great opportunity to introduce your dog to someone new and reduce the risk of separation anxiety,

Visit the Dog Park

The dog park is one of the best ways to socialize your dog. They get the opportunity to play with other dogs, exercise, and even see the behaviors of other dogs.

Take your time to introduce your dog into the park. It can be overwhelming, especially if there are a lot of dogs. Treats and toys are always a good idea, and even observing from a distance at first.


Playing one on one can be very helpful for your dog. Although they aren’t being exposed to new people or dogs, showing them how to act when playing is always a positive experience. Roughhousing and exercise help get rid of unwanted energy, and if your dog is overly aggressive, you can show them what’s not okay.

This type of playing and training will help prevent aggressive behavior in the future.

Doggie Daycare

Doggie daycare has many benefits, on top of socializing. Many times, dogs don’t get socialized because of lack of time. Doggie daycare allows your dog to get out, exposed to other dogs and other people, and also helps them get comfortable being without you.

Daycare offers your dog exercise, and in some cases, grooming. If it’s in your budget, doggie daycare is always a good idea.

Owning a dog is a big responsibility and socializing is a part of that responsibility. It’s our duty to make sure their health and wellness needs are met, and we help give them a great life.

Written by guest blogger, Matt Barnett


Paying it Forward: Mentorship

During my high school and collegiate days, I was very fortunate to have many incredible internships. These internships lead me to meet some amazing mentors who have had great impacts on my life. It all started back in high school, where I had two of the most amazing teachers–my sophomore math teacher Mr. Lair and my junior year history teacher Ms. Mayo. They pushed me to be my best and taught in a way that made me want to stay after class and school and want to learn. Continue Reading


Customer Highlight: Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is a distillery in Austin, Texas who’s vodka can be found in all 50 states and over 100 different countries. Tito & co love their four legged friends. They have a commitment to rescuing and protecting animals alongside the growth of their company. Their Vodka for Dog People program unite their friends, fans, and partners to better the lives of pets and their families far and wide.

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The dog days of summer aren’t over yet!

It’s almost September but the summer heat hasn’t left us yet! Our doggo’s had a great time swimming in the pool, going to the lake and just being outside this summer.

Here are some meme’s that really represent all the fun they had!  Continue Reading


In The Spotlight: PrideBites CEO Steven Blustein

Since the foundation of PrideBites 5 years ago, the company has been expanding like crazy! I decided to ask our CEO Steven Blustein a few questions about the growth of PrideBites! Whether you’re interested in starting a small business or just love your PrideBites Products this interview is sure to give you some insight to our company.  

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Check out our favorite dog cartoons!

Over the years we have learned that dogs are silly animals. With the uprise of meme’s on social media we can put our own funny captions to a candid photo of our K-9 friends. But old fashion cartoons are still a classic way to make everyone giggle.


Here are some of our favorite cartoons! 

Everyone has had the unfortunate surprise of their dog eating the food left out on their counter. Whether it was a batch of cookies or a steak ready to go to the grill, it’s a rude awakening and time to call take out. Continue Reading


Customer Highlight: Bumble

PrideBites partnered with Bumble & Tito’s Handmade Vodka to co-host a party during South By Southwest this past March. The event drew in thousands of attendees who were excited to have some fun with other dog owners, and learn what our companies were each up to. Over the past two years Bumble has offered custom PrideBites products to their users including toys, collars, and leashes with their awesome branding.

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