When adopting a Bull Terrier from a shelter, things can go either way. Some bullies come through the experience of changing homes just fine, while the rest need adjustment. Each dog is unique, but this article can provide the groundwork for general expectations.
Smart dogs do not have to be only those listed in the popular "smart dogs" polls. If you work at it, your dog can be more intelligent.
Dogs see color differently than humans. Read on to learn what colors they do see and how smart trainers can use that knowledge to their advantage.
When you first see a Papillon dog, you may dismiss them as fluffy little lightweights. Behind the scenes, Papillons rule the earth. Move over, Illuminati -- Papillons pull the real strings around here.
Mellow photos, warm videos, and kind words! A giant dog breed is out there waiting to grab your heart—check out the five best.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
Find out why dogs can smell bad, and learn traditional and alternative things you can do to reduce dog odor.
Cleaning your dog's teeth is an essential part of your dog's overall health. By keeping them clean, you can prevent him/her from heart disease, gum disease, and kidney disorder.
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A gene mutation in some Labs may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
Homecooked dog food made with quality organic ingredients may cost more than commercial pet food, but it's so much better and safer for your pet. Here's how to make dog food in your own kitchen.
Entering agility trials before a dog/handler team is fully prepared can cause undo stress on the dog. What must a team know before entering the first agility trial, and what are signs of dog stress?
Looking for a thorough, natural treatment for your dog's ear mite problem? Well, you are in the right place! Easy to follow directions and formulas for a natural approach to ear care in dogs.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. Common in dachshunds- biting, burrowing, and back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot, what caused it, and how to keep it from ever coming back.
If you like strong Indian dogs and are looking for one as a pet, you may find this list useful for making the choice. Know more about top 11 strongest and most dangerous Indian dogs.
Not all small dog breeds are good with all families; here are seven dog breeds that are great with most, and several that are not, with the reasons why.
If you work all day but still want a dog, check out descriptions, videos, and pictures of these low energy breeds and find out which will suit your lifestyle.
In this exclusive interview session, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, owner of Hoofstock Veterinary Services, talks about how to care for a pregnant dog and answers the most common questions that pet parents ask her about this topic.
What happens when you learn your dog has cancer? Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers your most common questions about dog cancer symptoms, treatments and survival rates.
Do dogs, cats, horses, hamsters and other pets go to heaven? This Christian perspective examines the question and looks at the beliefs of both famous theologians and pastors and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Pets and heaven is a controversial subject in Christendom.
Terriers have a reputation for destroying your possessions. What has your dog destroyed around your house? How will you put a stop to this behavior?
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
An AKC Breeder of Merit's guide to finding a reputable dog breeder for your new family member with tips on where to look, red flags to watch out for and typical breeder and puppy buyer obligations.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
There are many causes for panting in dogs. Dogs don't just pant when they are hot or after exercising, so it's important to understand why they are panting, what it means, and several potential underlying causes.
In a tight economy, how much should you pay a pet sitter? It depends on many factors including what kind of pet, age of the pet, what the pet sitter has to do and even how far the pet sitter has to drive to take care of your pets.
The best large dogs with long lifespans, and some tips to help you extend your dog's life expectancy. This article will help you if you're looking for a big dog to enjoy life with.
Dog bloat is a serious condition that can kill dogs. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and also to prevent it.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog recently had the disease.
A personal protection dog is trained to guard you at all times. Not all dogs are suited for this job, and not all dogs should even be asked to do this job. Find out if personal protection training is right for your dog, and how to go about it.
With proper training, Labrador Retrievers make wonderful and affectionate family pets. They get on well with children and other pets and are clever and playful.
How to crate train a Golden Retriever puppy: crate training is the fastest way to achieve a potty trained puppy.
If your dog ate a sock, consider that a dog eating socks is quite a problematic behavior, considering that sock eating in dogs may land the dog on the surgery table. Here's a brief guide on what to do
Two years without my Griffin, I'm still trying to analyze what it is about this dog that is squeezing my heart. I am torn between so many good memories and so much sadness from missing him.
Most people have never heard of a McNab stock dog (also known as a McNab border collie). Here's your chance to meet a very special member of this very special breed. Meet Earl the McNab.
The exciting sport of dog agility can be played by everyone from the athlete to the handicapped. With proper training of the dog, a handler with disabilities can be competitive.
This article gives you 10 easy recipes for homemade dog biscuits and cookies using all natural and safe ingredients that are common in the kitchen. They're safe, healthy, and delicious!
When a pet dies, we might be overtaken by a deep sorrow that hits us harder than we expected. We might feel guilty or embarrassed for crying buckets of tears over Fido's death when we couldn't muster up a sniffle at Aunt Peggy's funeral. To heal our pain, we need to take deliberate steps to honor our animal friend.
I recently brought home a malamute puppy, and I've learned a lot about how to effectively train and care for one. I'm including tips on safety, feeding, housebreaking, training, and more.
Learn effective vet-approved natural remedies to treat your dog's stomach problems at home. Find an easy-to-make bland diet recipe for your pup that you can make with food from your kitchen's pantry!
Best rated probiotics for dogs scored for efficacy in eliminating gas, loose stools and diarrhea, as well as those that clear up yeasty ear and skin conditions created by allergies.
Study: New proven, inexpensive treatment for Hemangiosarcoma in dogs, which does not responded well to chemotherapy. This potent therapy does not require a prescription, and can be home administered.
If you are feeding a pregnant or nursing dog, you should be doing it naturally. Find out why, and what you should be giving her.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a hardy breed that has survived at least two extermination efforts. Learn why they make good family pets in the right situation.
Salmon crack dog treats are called so because they are "crack" to dogs. Well known in dog training circles for helping dogs focus during training, this is a homemade, super easy dog treat!
Finding a bit of mucus in your dog's stool is common and benign, but an excessive amount is troubling, especially if there is blood. Learn what causes mucus in dog poop and what you can do about it.
Does your dog have thick, flaky skin with a musty smell? Is he/she constantly itching or scratching? It could be a yeast problem. Here are a few DIY remedies you can try at home.
Are you getting a new puppy? Congrats! Here's the ultimate list of puppy supplies you need to get before you pick your new best friend up at the breeders. Good luck with your new puppy.
A diagnosis of canine epilepsy can strike fear in an owner's heart as they wonder if they will need to euthanize their precious pet. Here is insider information from a vet who lost her dog Barney to epilepsy on ways to cope.
There are many steps that you can take to keep your dog cool in summer. These steps are very important in order to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
A silent killer is lurking among many breeds causing death from a ruptured, bleeding spleen in dogs. Learn how to recognize signs of trouble of this devastating condition.
Does your German Shepherd puppy bite a lot? Looking for fun ways to train him to refine his biting skills and learn some inhibition? These games will help, but can virtually work for any type of pup
Joint pain in dogs often has the same causes and treatments as our own. Learn what will help senior dogs with arthritis and how to recognize the signs of arthritis in dogs.
At times, dogs behave in odd ways. If your dog is obsessively licking other dogs, you may wonder what's going on. Read on to find out some common explanations.
Living with an aggressive dog can be very difficult, but there are ways to manage your dog's aggression.
Are your dog's behavioral issues directly linked to using the wrong emotions when you train? Learn why the emotions you emit when training your dog can make her the dog she was meant to be.
Why does a dog's stool start firm and then turn soft? What's the normal color? Why is there mucus in the dog's stool? Answers to some common questions.
Are you looking for a dog and plan on letting him sleep on your bed? Pictures, videos, and great descriptions of great breeds that do not stink will help you make the best choice.
Some dogs swallow objects that become trapped in their intestine. Abdominal surgery may be necessary to remove the obstruction, as it was for my dog.
Safely protect your pet from harmful chemicals found in over-the-counter flea and tick preparations. The harmful ingredients, and the awful damage they can do are discussed, as are safe alternatives.
A guard dog can protect your family when no one else is around. These are the five best breeds for a family, plus photos, videos, and detailed descriptions.
A doggy diaper can help with house training, females in heat, incontinent older dogs, and other short-term situations. This is what you need to consider when buying dog diapers
Why do dogs eat strange things (like grass) and is it dangerous? Is it in their nature, due to boredom or a nutrient deficiency, or because of a disease? Let's explore the possibilities.
Clipping dog nails is one of the most difficult parts of taking care of a dog. Many prefer to bring their pup somewhere, rather than to do it themselves. Here are some great tips to help you learn.
If you're looking for a new puppy for your family or children, you will want to avoid the 10 dogs that are known to be aggressive, mean, and potentially dangerous.
This is a different sort of "What Every Agility Newbie Should Know" list. Whether you're new to the sport of dog agility or you have several Agility Champions, this odd list will have you thinking.
Several fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, condiments, additives, and drugs are toxic to domestic pets. Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Following is a list of potentially problematic foods that should be kept in a safe place where a curious, inquisitive pet cannot access them and harm itself.
Does your dog keep licking his lips or nose repeatedly? Does it look like he's just licking the air? There are several medical and behavioral causes for lip smacking—some benign and some serious.
Some causes of vomiting can be treated at home, while others require medical attention. If your dog is otherwise healthy, try these natural, vet-approved home remedies to soothe their upset stomach.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
If your dogs are fighting instead of just playing, you need to figure out the trigger that is causing the aggression and implement methods to help them get along.
Dog's need a healthy and varied diet just as we do. Find a list of vegetables and their benefits for your dog here.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If a hematoma develops in a dog's spleen, removal of the organ may be necessary to prevent it from rupturing. One of my family's dogs underwent a splenectomy, or spleen removal.
Here's a look at the power of positive reinforcement in dog training. Why go positive? Find out what positives positive training offers.
It is safe for your dog to eat fat and raw eggs, despite what you have heard. Find out what is really proven to be poison.
Are your two female dogs not getting along and fighting? Learn what may be triggering such fights and how to deal with the problem.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure things out what is wrong with your dog, and simple home cures will help you make him feel better.
What is dog agility? What are the rules, equipment, levels, and rules of etiquette? This is an all-around, general summary of dog agility for a newbie.
Why do dogs scratch all of the time? Scratching is the number one reason why people take their dogs to the vet. This article will explain the main causes of itchy skin in dogs and what can be done.
The idea of safer competition surfaces for our agility dogs doesn't appear to be controversial, but it is. Is it important to push for safer surfaces, or should we continue as we always have?
Dogs can be wonderful human companions. They have some amazing and fascinating abilities. They can also help us in many ways, such as by being assistance dogs.
A dog's place is not always by your feet or by your side. Don't be surprised when you see a pooch flying above your head! Some dogs still prefer their usual walks, but others love paragliding!
Use common sense. Some dogs can do great outside, but you need to choose the right breed. If your dog is going to be outside, do you know what you need to provide?
As your pet nears the end of their life, you may be wondering if you should opt for euthanasia or natural death. There are pros and cons to each. This article will go over both options.
Becoming a dog trainer is a very exciting and fun for those who absolutely adore dogs. Here are a number of steps to take to transform the skill of training from just a pastime with your own canine to a full-time occupation.
Can your dog's sebaceous cyst be treated naturally with home remedies? Learn when it's best to try home remedies and why surgery is often the best option.
A deaf dog can lead a full and healthy life. Certain breeds are more prone to losing their sense of hearing and the Bull Terrier is one of them. Chin up, discovering that your puppy is deaf isn't ideal but neither is it a train smash. A deaf bullie, like any other, is a joy.
There are several signs of anemia in dogs, but these signs are not always readily recognized which can lead to delayed treatment even though every second counts. Anemia in dogs may lead to weakness and serious complications if left untreated.
Learn about the most common and some not-so common causes of limping in dogs. Find out how to palpate the injured leg and decide what to do.
Not sure what to name your new puppy, and do you love rock music? Here are more than 225 rock-inspired names to choose from. The lists are broken down by heavy metal, classic, punk, southern and folk rock categories, so there is something for every personality.