No matter how well trained or sweet, every dog has their limit if they feel they are in danger or their patience is tested. Your dog might be surprised by a sudden tail or hair grab. It may be a territorial situation over food or a toy. Or, he might get fed up from continually […]
The most important command you can teach your dog is to come when called. It will save you from frustration when you’re bringing your dog in from the yard before you go to work and it could save your dog’s life if he or she gets loose near a busy street.
The simple answer when it comes to what type of grooming you dog needs is that all dogs need to be groomed on a regular basis to keep them healthy and happy. Starting a routine when they are puppies is a vital step toward a long life of grooming. As anyone whose dog has rolled […]
A puppy is a fun and adorable addition to your family — and can be a challenging one! Unfortunately, puppies don’t come fully trained and perfectly behaved. Therefore, it’s up to you to help them learn what’s acceptable behavior among humans.
The holiday season and all the parties that go with it are swiftly approaching. If you’re a dog owner who’s hosting a festive get-together, you may be cringing at the idea. Even though you love having friends and family fill your home, your dog’s behavior leaves something to be desired. Never fear — with some […]
You’ve decided to take the plunge. You’re going to expand your family to include a dog. But choosing the right dog for your family takes some work. You must be honest about your family’s situation and you can’t be swayed by big, bright eyes. So, what do you need to consider?
The world is full of tempting things for your dog — an ice cream cone clutched in a toddler’s hand, a bowl of cat food on the kitchen floor, a nest of baby rabbits in the garden, an open bag of organic fertilizer on the patio. These are all things your dog would love to […]
Walk into almost any pet store (brick-and-mortar or virtual) and you’ll find an enormous array of dog collars. From spikes to sequins to sports teams, you can find nearly anything to reflect your personality, your dog’s personality, the season of the year, holidays, plus favorite foods, hobbies, TV shows, toys … you get the idea.
There’s a reason the old saying “you only have one chance to make a first impression” remains popular—it’s true! First impressions can mean a lot for dogs too, so knowing how to introduce dogs is important. Whether you are having a guest dog at your house, permanently introducing a new four-legged friend to your family […]
For many of us, seeing our dog run joyfully through a forest, farm, stream, or campground brings us as much joy as it brings them. It is obviously very healthy for dogs to run and play, but there is a risk that all dog owners should know about. Blastomycosis is a fungal infection caused by […]