Most dogs are not housebroken when they first arrive into a family's life. Solving dog behavior problems and toilet training issues is essential to creating harmony between the family and the dog. Without this harmony, a dog's behavior issues can continue and may even get worse, with the hardest of
The Bouvier des Flandres is a robust and attractive breed of dog whose coat requires specialized grooming. Many owners believe only a professional groomer can successfully tackle the sophisticated Bouvier coif. The prick-eared herder demands in his groomer knowledge of shaving, trimming, and other d
Before we got our Border Collie I was always against the idea of crate training. I thought it unnecessary and frankly a little mean. Quite honestly I really did not know what it was all about, or the purpose of it, and simply was against it on principle. It seemed to me that putting a dog in a littl
Finding out your dog needs an operation is distressing, but the possibility of postoperative complications is even more disconcerting. When you bring your dog home after surgery, there is wide array of symptoms he may experience. One common occurrence after surgery is vomiting. Vomiting is caused by
The smart way to save on vet bills is to invest in the best, nutritious dog food available for your pet. Which might be the best food is still controversial.
A dog can be one of the most loving, caring and agreeable pets you ever own. However, there is a certain amount of work involved when it comes to training a canine. The first step in educating your dog on the right way to behave is getting his attention. In some situations, this can seem like an imp
There are many reasons to build a dog pen off the ground. If you have a platform, the dog(s) won't be able to dig their way out. If you live in a wet or muddy area, this will keep them warm and dry. Perhaps you want your dog off the ground for safety reasons, keeping other animals or pets from getti
Labrador retrievers, often referred to as labs, represent a popular breed of pet dogs. Labs originated in Canada and live for 12 to 14 years. They can be chocolate, golden or black. Labs are active dogs and require early training to ensure obedience.
Used with care, comfrey is a powerful healing herb. Since ancient times, people around the world have used comfrey to heal broken bones, bruises, rashes and wounds. You can use comfrey on your dog's skin injuries for its fast-acting healing properties. It is unwise, however, to use comfrey when infe
Surely, an excessively barking dog can cause so much more than household annoyance but may mount up to serving lemonade while explaining the scenario to an infuriated neighbor who is just about to call the cops. However, before you get to lose your patience and turn to desperate measures, consider t
Puppies are quite expensive nowadays; and this may be one reason why individuals are getting involved in dog breeding.So should you become a dog breeder?
Dogs can ruin lawns. However, with the proper care and some training, a dog can be outside on a plush, green lawn without ruining the grass. Two of the major problems with dogs and lawns are urinating and digging, but these issues can be corrected in one or more ways.
A dog’s hair should be beautiful and silky. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for their hair to become matted. This is due to some of the habits that dogs have and some of the responsibilities that owners often forget. Thankfully, it’s easy to prevent dog hair mats. You just need to
Loving the dog days of summer already but not the fact that your dog is panting so much now? Remember these 8 tips to help your dog beat the heat this summer!
Although dogs are the best friends to humans, dogs have also in the last decade become more of a fashion statement. This might be great for the dog industry, but a lot of people who buy dogs purely out of fashion senses aren't usually willing to put in the time it needs in order to keep the rel
One of the most important commands your puppy will ever learn is the meaning of the word "no." It is critical that the puppy learns this command just as soon as possible. Understanding that the command must be obeyed instantly could save your dog's life.
You've realized the importance of feeding your dog hypoallergenic dog food. Whether you are making his food from scratch or have trusted in a high quality hypoallergenic dog food brand, your dog is now eating food that is focused on nutrition. What about treats? Have you made the switch to feed
Deafness in dogs is a fairly common ailment that affects almost every breed of dog. While having a deaf dog does mean unique challenges when it comes to training, there are many proven methods for working with deaf dogs. A deaf dog can make a great family pet or working dog despite their disability
Dogs love to chew! Chewing relieves stress, cleans teeth, and alleviates boredom. Unless, of course, your dog chooses to chew on your Manolo Blahniks, in which case there will be quite a good amount of accompanying stress (for you; the dog could care less!).To that end it is important that we give o