If your puppy thinks he is an alpha dog, you are likely imagining all sorts of scary scenarios and wonder what to do. Relax, your pup is not going to eat you. In most cases, what looks like a puppy acting alpha is simply a puppy who is anxious, confused or needs some gentle guidance.
Arthritis is a common problem for older dogs. It can be a crippling condition, that detracts from a dog's quality of life and may even shorten it, but there are several things owners can do to manage arthritis and keep their pets happy and active.
A dog licking the carpet may seem like a peculiar behavior, but as we take a closer look, we will see that this behavior makes sense. Understanding dog behavior sometimes requires digging deeper into the issue and knowing whether there may be underlying medical causes at play.
Every year, as the nights grow darker, dog owners are presented with the challenge of fireworks and how to help pets cope with the loud noises and flashes of light that accompany them. Many dogs are terrified of fireworks, but there are ways to help minimise their distress.
Here are 10 good kid-friendly dogs to introduce to the family.
A dog chasing lights and shadows may seem like a cute behavior initially, but it can easily get out of hand if not tackled early. The fact is, obsessive-compulsive behaviors in dogs are not unheard of, and they can be a pain to get rid of.
It's important to prevent separation anxiety in puppies as this behavioral problem is very widespread and can be challenging to treat. There are several ways puppy owners can start their pups on the right paws by fostering their independence through simple exercises.
The causes of dogs vomiting undigested food may be various, and only your veterinarian can confirm or rule out certain medical conditions. This article. offers information I have learned about when my dog started vomiting undigested food out of the blue as he got older.
The medical term 'stroke' conjures up all sorts of negative thoughts when we hear it. Truth be told, our dog has suffered a stroke, and it was both shocking and frightening. Fortunately, with appropriate care, many dogs recover from a stroke without long-term consequences.
If your dog's ears stink, you may be wondering what to do in order to decrease the smell. Consider though that the smell can be indicative of a medical problem and therefore it may be best to have your dog's smelly ears checked by your vet.
Small companion dogs, although smaller in stature than their larger fellow canines, still display the attributes and attitudes of a big dog. They also bring their loyalty and friendship to dog owners who perhaps cannot offer the space and energy required by the larger dog breeds.
Our dogs deserve as much respect as we can give them. To that end, here is a list of the most badass dog names (with definitions). Dig through this list and find the name that fits your canine.
This article examines the lovable and intelligent American Water Spaniel. It provides a direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality traits, and characteristics. This includes a general discussion of the American Water Spaniel's health concerns and nutritional needs.
Disney is full of classic movies that the entire family loves. Here are over 400 girl and boy dog names to help name your new family member.
This article examines the lovable and affectionate Spinone Italiano. It provides a direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality traits, and general characteristics. This includes a discussion of the Spinone's health concerns, exercise requirements, as well as nutritional needs.
If your dog pees off the pee pad, you likely feel very frustrated. What's the purpose of the pee pad if your dog strategically pees right next to it? Aren't dogs supposed to pee on top that thing? As odd as this behavior may seem, give your pup some credit, apartment living is not easy for dogs.
Does your dog hate your boyfriend? Are you wondering how to change this? Is it even possible? Find out why this might be happening and what you can do about it.
Many dog owners wonder whether it's possible to keep a dog outside without a fence. The fact is that keeping a dog free to romp comes with many potential dangers. In some places, it's even illegal. Learn what options you have to keep your dog contained.
Did you get a new puppy but now your older is attacking them, and you don't know what to do about it? As upsetting as this can feel, older dogs often have a hard time adjusting to the changes that can occur when bringing a boisterous puppy home.
If your dog eats rocks, you may be wondering why they are so interested in them when there are so many better (and safer!) things to chomp on. Turns out, dogs have several good reasons for eating rocks (from their perspective), although they may not much make too much sense to us.
If you're in search of the best dog food that is recommended by experts and veterinarians, this is a task both simple and complex.
This article examines the lovable and highly intelligent Weimaraner. It provides direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality traits, and characteristics. This includes a discussion of the Weimaraner's health concerns, dietary needs, as well as grooming requirements.
If your pet needs access to an emergency clinic but there is none available, there are alternatives. Find out now.
This article examines the lovable and affectionate Irish Setter. It provides a direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality, and characteristics. This includes a discussion of the Irish Setter's health concerns, grooming and training requirements, as well as nutritional needs.
Which dog breeds live the longest? This article examines the 10 longest-living dog breeds in the world. It provides a direct analysis of each dog's personality, physical traits, and lifespan. This includes a general discussion of current world records and median ages of each breed discussed..
To stop separation anxiety in dogs, you need a good level of determination, patience and time. This is a behavior issue that requires a multi-faceted approach.
When the heat goes up, dog owners look for ways to keep their canines cool. Those with long-haired or thick-coated dogs may consider shaving that coat off in an effort to keep them cooler. However, shaving a dog may not always help them to cope with heat, in some breeds, it can make matters worse.
This article examines the lovable and intelligent Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. It provides a direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality traits, and characteristics. This includes a general discussion of the Griffon's health concerns, grooming requirements, and nutritional needs.