If your dog is constantly scratching and biting himself, you know you have a problem. Identifying the exact problem can turn out to be a challenge. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares common causes for dogs constantly scratching and biting themselves.
Finding the perfect hunting dog is difficult. There are breeds of dogs that are pointers, flushers, and retrievers. This list will help you match a name to that perfect hunting companion. In addition, we'll go into the hunting dog history and have an additional video as well.
Irish wolfhounds are not very common, but they have a lot of interesting and unique characteristics that are worthy of discovering. If you have never met an Irish wolfhound, rest assured that one encounter alone will leave you fascinated and wanting to learn more.
Dogs love to chew so give them duck feet, a good and safe choice for dog chews and treats. Duck feet also have many benefits and are a good alternative if allergic to chicken.
Resource guarding in dogs is something many dog owners fear and one of the many potential causes for dogs being relinquished to shelters. Research on resource guarding in dogs reveals some interesting findings.
Meningitis is a life-threatening but fortunately rare condition in dogs. It can affect any breed, though some breeds such as beagles and German pointers are more likely to be affected. Its consequences can be serious, which is why all owners should know the symptoms of this condition.
To stop a dog from jumping on the couch, you will need to take a multi-faceted approach, tackling the behavior from different angles. It's important to understand that many dogs are attracted to the couch because they want to be closer to us, and of course, because it's comfy too!
Big dogs are wonderful companions, and they make a wonderful addition to nearly any home. Everything they do becomes cuter because they are so large! I've rounded up over 300 big dog names and meanings to help with the perfect name for your newest family member.
Dealing with a dog who doesn't respond to his name can make you feel unworthy and unimportant, especially when you are ignored by a dog you have cared about and loved. Don't take it personally though; there are many reasons why dogs don't respond to their name.
It is easy to see why Greek dog names have started to gain popularity. Greek culture is known for famous political structures, philosophers, mathematics, and much more. Take a look at this extensive list, with meanings, to find which name fits your new family member.
To stop a dog from nipping when excited you will need to take a multi-pronged approach that aims to tackle the problem from different angles. Dogs who nip when excited are usually overstimulated dogs who need to learn how to better cope with their emotions.
What does it take for a newly adopted dog to join the pack? A simple 3-3-3. It’s a simple, but not easy, formula to help you know what to expect from the new pooch and how to help him or her fit in. Read on and learn about the 3-3-3 rule.
To stop an off-leash dog from approaching your dog, you will need to utilize some astute strategies to deflect a possible threat. Sometimes, all it takes is outsmarting the approaching dog, but in order to succeed, you often need to intervene quickly.
To stop a dog from jumping when greeting someone, you will need to take a multi-pronged approach. A good plan entails managing the environment, limiting certain types of exposures and gradually introducing distractions. It also helps to train the dog how to better control his impulses.
So many different dog breeds have their roots in Germany. Why not honor that lineage with a Germanic name? This list includes hundreds of potential dog names along with their origins. The hope is that this list will give you an excellent resource for your new canine.
Many dog owners wonder whether or not they should leave food out for their puppies and dogs; therefore, it's important to know about the pros and cons of this feeding method.
If your puppy misbehaves when your husband comes home, you have one main advantage: predictability. Predictability of a behavior offers you the advantage of preparing a plan and having it in place so that you can work on decreasing the chances of problematic behavior.
Having your dog spayed or neutered is probably one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make for them. Spaying/neutering has many advantages, including reducing the number of unwanted puppies, but it can have disadvantages too. Understanding the pros and cons will help with the decision
From benign and easily fixable causes like plaque buildup to more serious issues like cancer or dental disease, there are many reasons your dog might have stinky breath.
When someone says spaniel, what’s your first thought? Cocker? Cavalier? Welsh Springer? Whatever it may be, I’m sure you couldn’t guess just how many different dogs are in the ‘spaniel group’. There are quite a few, and we are going to break down this breed group for you in this article. Let’s go!
Lucky and beautiful are two words you may feel when visiting Ireland. It is no wonder then that so many dog owners feel that same way when staring into the eyes of their canine companion. In that spirit, here are a lot of Irish dog names that can fit your new companion.
When someone says "shepherd”, most people will immediately think of a German shepherd or maybe even an Australian shepherd, but very few will think of one of the other ten shepherds in this breed class. There were even one or two that suprised me.
A dog who won't eat food in the morning can be a frustrating ordeal. Let's face it: Watching our dogs not wanting to eat can make us worried. Is the dog sick? Is the dog eating their full caloric intake of the day? These are all important questions.
Many owners of small dogs struggle to train with treats because their small dogs get easily filled up. On top of this, some small dogs may start refusing their normal meals because their appetites are spoiled. Here are some strategies to train small dogs without overfilling them.
This is the perfect recipe to keep your dog healthy, happy and full of life. It's easy to alter to suit the needs of your dog, and is sure to please them with every bite they take! If you remove a few ingredients, the recipe can be used for sick dogs.
A puppy who can't hold his bladder overnight is something that requires some troubleshooting. Most young puppies cannot hold their pee overnight, but as they mature, they should start to attain better bladder control. Here are some reasons why and what you can do about it.
There are so many different types of front-attaching harnesses for dogs on the market nowadays that your head may be spinning. Which one will work best for you and your dog? The answer will vary based on several variables, but here are a few harnesses that consistently receive positive reviews.
Whether puppies get cranky when tired is something puppy owners may wonder about. Just like children, it is possible for puppies to get moody when tired, but what causes them to get like this in the first place, and what are the signs? And most of all, what can be done to help them out?
If your dog is suddenly attacking your cats, you are surely upset about this behavior. What has caused such a change of heart? Why are good friends now suddenly enemies? This is surely a heartbreaking situation, but in such cases, keeping your cats safe is your top priority.
If your puppy keeps biting you aggressively, you are likely very concerned about the behavior. Those small teeth are like needles that pierce your skin, and obviously, you are worried about dealing with a major problem, especially once your pup grows up to his full potential.
Female dogs go through a season or heat cycle approximately every six months. It is a natural part of life if they have not been spayed, and it is the time when they can become pregnant. Knowing when your dog is coming into season is very important to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
There are many advantages to one-syllable dog names. From helping with retrieval commands to building custom doggie swag, the advantages are numerous. This article has over 350 unique one-syllable dog names, with meanings, to help you choose the best name possible.
Dogs pawing and scratching at people may look cute but when done roughly, a dog's nails can easily cause scratches and injuries. Therefore, it's important to stop this behavior.