Find out why dogs can smell bad, and learn traditional and alternative things you can do to reduce dog odor.
Loving purebred animals is not a crime, however doing great injustices in the name of the breed could be considered by many adoring pet owners to be a morally deplorable act. Learn where breeds come from, why we need to pay attention to what characteristics we are encouraging, and what you can do as a breeder or owner to help the problems that arise from them.
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.
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.
The iconic Border Collie wears a tuxedo. However, these classy creatures aren't all black and white. The breed comes in a variety of colours, with delightful names like lilac and chocolate. Which one is yours?
Wondering if there is a natural remedy for your dog's upset stomach? Then you don't want to miss this article! Very simple and effective ways to help you manage a dog's sick tummy holistically.
A dog killing a cat is surely something unpleasant to witness and a very unfortunate occurrence. Understanding what may have happened can be helpful, but often instinct takes over.
All kids should be allowed to have a dog, so make it easy for your parents to say yes. Find out five things you should do, and take a look at a bunch of great puppy pictures!
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.
If you want a dog that can play with your kids but are worried about allergies, here are five hypoallergenic choices. Photos, videos, and a description will help you choose a dog for your family.
Surprisingly, many of America’s favorite dog breeds top the list of dogs with the best sense of smell. Meet the superstars of scent and discover the amazing careers their noses lead them to.
Long-coat German Shepherds are less common than their short-haired counterparts. A lot of people do believe them to be more beautiful because of their long hair.
For dog breeders whelping their first litter of puppies. From the whelping box to delivery: videos and instructions on whelping puppies. These tools and techniques will ensure a successful whelping!
This article will hopefully answer any questions that you may have about the subject of fostering rescue dogs. It is a wonderful, worthwhile experience, and by fostering, you can really make a difference in the life of an animal in need!
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.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
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.
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.
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!
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.
There are many articles all across the web with many different ideas on how to properly train your dog (or any other animal!), but I'm here to tell you why positive reinforcement is the only way to go!
Some dogs are outlaws—some just jump on their bikes and pretend to be. One of these names will be the perfect accessory to make your dog tough. Or at least sound tough!
Crusts and sores on the outer ear flaps can indicate a serious problem. Find out how to recognize and treat the problems so that your dog will feel better.
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.
When should a dog be put to sleep? Warning signs a dog is dying and comforting thoughts about dog euthanasia. Post your questions or share your experience.
Short-haired German Shepherds are the dominant breed type when we only consider the kind of coat these dogs have. Let's look at some of the variations in the shorter coat types.
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.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs from puppyhood up to adulthood. Simple logical ways that can be used for a mal of any age.
Lurchers are crossbreed dogs common in the UK and Ireland. A lurcher is a sighthound (e.g greyhound, whippet etc.) crossed with a pastoral dog (e.g collie) or a terrier. Lurchers make wonderful pets!
An Alaskan Malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you!
50 Greek goddesses and heroines, including their stories detailing their amazing powers and gifts, that every good dog can use.
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.
If your dog is itching and scratching, you need to provide help now before he damages his skin with his nails. Here are some things you can do right now even when you cannot take your dog to the vet.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the odd few have some unusual and very distinctive characteristics. Check out this article for ten dog breeds with unique attributes!
Mellow photos, warm videos, and kind words! A giant dog breed is out there waiting to grab your heart—check out the five best.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This article shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
Looking for a dog that is happy to see you come home? About any dog will do, but this list gives descriptions, photos, and videos of the seven happiest dog breeds.
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.
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
Living with an aggressive dog can be very difficult, but there are ways to manage your dog's aggression.
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank or trash bin, not composted using chemicals.
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.
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.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
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!
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.
A lot of people are scared of, and misinformed about the Chow Chow. The Chow Chow is, perhaps, the single most loyal breed of dog in existence - but it's loyal to who raises it, and most often won't be so friendly towards others. This is not a bad thing, it's a great thing for the right owners. The Chow Chow is also one of the very oldest breeds of dogs in the world - Lets have some respect for the Chow Chow!
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.
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.
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
Learn what to expect at your pet's euthanasia appointment. Understand the origin of the term ''to put to sleep'' and how the procedure is carried out.
Why is your dog still scratching despite using flea products? Learn the possible reasons and how to eradicate fleas once and for all from your home.
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.
Dogs may be one of the most popular pets in the world, thanks to their loyalty, affection , and ability to guard people and places, but there are also downsides to owning a dog.
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.
ACL tears are a common canine injury, affecting almost 1 million dogs a year in the USA. Surgical costs to treat this injury average $3000-3500. PRP offers a nonsurgical intervention at $550
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.
Learn effective strategies for potty training your puppy. This tips will help you to teach your puppy faster and more effectively.
If you work all day but still want a dog, check out these seven breeds. We'll take a look at the personality and characteristics of these low-energy, independent dog breeds. Find out which one will suit your lifestyle.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure out what is wrong with your dog. Simple home cures will also help you treat hair loss.
In this article, I will discuss some of the common causes of vomiting dogs, what you can do about it, and when you should be concerned about more serious conditions.
If your dog is scratching and his feet and ears smell like corn chips, he should be helped as soon as possible. Here's how to resolve a yeast infection at home, naturally.
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.
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!
Are you looking for a cat-friendly dog or visa versa? Here are five great dog breeds that like cats, as well as three cat breeds that do great with dogs.
Dogs can enjoy Christmas with their family, but safety should always be kept in mind. Human celebrations often involve dangers for pets.
Why is my dog attacking people's legs? Why is my small dog nipping ankles? Learn ways to reduce this behavior.
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, so this article will go over both options.
If money is tight, you may be looking for ways to save money on pet-care costs. You might even ask, "Can I give my dog shots or should I take him to the vet?" Here's a cost comparison and a discussion of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.
Learn how to use Monistat, an inexpensive over-the-counter medicine, to treat yeast infections in your dog's ears.
About any dog will bark, but this is a list of dogs that bark less. If your dog is barking a lot, read articles to decrease barking, or discuss the problem with a good dog trainer.
Here is a list of 12 foods that you can offer your dog when he has diarrhea or an irritated stomach. What are the symptoms of diarrhea and what might be causing it?
Seeing blood in your dog's stool can be scary. If your dog is pooping blood, it's important to learn how to recognize the difference between fresh blood and digested blood in your dog's stool.
Confused by the puppy teeth stages? No need to be! This guide will reveal the whole process clearly and provide some interesting, little-known facts about your pup's teeth.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Labrador Retrievers versus Golden Retrievers: What's the difference between these two breeds? Which of the two are better? These two dogs breeds share some similarities, however, there are also several differences that are important to point out.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot at home, what caused the red skin, and how to keep it from coming back.
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?
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
This is how we started our journey raising our Corgi, Parker! In this article, I'll talk about how we went about selecting a Corgi and bringing her home, and how we began her training and care.
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.
Are you looking for a beautiful name for your canine companion? Look no further. Here's a list of 150 unique, common, and uncommon names for your new best friend.
Is your dog sleeping excessively, not playing, and no longer interested in walks? This article will provide you with ten methods to cheer your dog up.
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.
Ear infections in dogs are so common that about 16% of dogs that go into the vet are dealing with this problem. Many get better with treatment but come right back. What can you do to stop this?
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.
If you are a biker and want a canine companion when you go for a ride, this article will give you an idea of which dog breeds are likely to do okay on your motorcycle.
Find out how to get rid of fleas, once and for all. Learn about a “secret weapon” that’s cheap, effective, safe, and easy to use.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
Easy to follow and effective instructions on how to use first aid to treat small cuts and wounds on your dog. This is what to do when no vet is available.