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?
What dental bones are best for your dog? Your dog's teeth need the right types of bones to keep them in good shape and prevent the harmful accumulation of plaque. Let's see what vets recommend.
Some dogs develop an elbow callus or may even develop an elbow hygroma. Find out how you can treat and prevent elbow problems yourself at home.
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.
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.
Burping in dogs . . . what's normal and what's not? Many dogs burp just like humans do. But if your dog is belching a lot, there can be several causes and some may require treatment.
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.
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.
Not all guards need to be large, and pictures, videos, and descriptions of the best five medium dogs will help you choose the one able to do the job.
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.
Living with an aggressive dog can be very difficult, but there are ways to manage your dog's aggression.
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.
Learn to successfully potty train your puppy or adult dog in as little as seven days. Your dog will be able to hold it until he or she is at their approved "potty spot."
So what's up with your dog chattering his teeth? Dogs often engage in some odd behaviors and teeth clacking and teeth chattering in dogs may occur for different reasons.
Teacup dog breeds may be cute and quite irresistible, but do you know what you are actually buying? Here's a guide on raising awareness about teacup puppies and breeds.
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!
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.
If you are thinking about getting a wolf hybrid, take a look at these dog breeds before making up your mind.
Dogs can enjoy Christmas with their family, but safety should always be kept in mind. Human celebrations often involve dangers for pets.
Are you thinking about getting a dog but need a breed that will fit into your apartment? These dogs are all great and can do well in a small area.
Do Yorkshire Terriers make great pets? If you are ready for pet ownership, then you should really consider the Yorkshire Terrier! Listed below are the many reasons the Yorkie makes for a great pet!
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.
What exactly are skin tags on dogs and what can owners do when they find one on their dogs? A guide on dog skin tags and skin tag removal.
Deciding to get a pit bull is a huge decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Things like natural, common personality traits and dangers should be considered, as well as ownership expenses.
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.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
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!
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
Is there a way to stop your dog from chasing and trying to kill your rabbit? You can find out how to train a dog to be around rabbits here, but if you do not have a dog yet, this article will help you choose the breed most likely to accept your rabbit.
If your dog is constantly licking their feet, there may be an underlying health issue. Learn the causes and treatments to help give your pup relief and prevent them from licking their paws raw.
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.
German Shepherds are very active dogs. To keep them physically fit and mentally healthy, you need to keep your German Shepherd busy and engaged.
From the moment we found a street dog starving and shivering on the beaches of Thailand, we vowed to take her with us wherever we went. This article details how we got our dog from the UK to the Middle East!
Looking for a unique German Shepherd dog name that is cool or cute? Look through this list of over 100+ names (with meanings) and determine the right fit for your new family member. Tips, tricks, and videos are also included in this article.
Here is a list of 12 foods that you can offer your dog when they have diarrhea or an irritated stomach. What are the symptoms of diarrhea and what might be causing it?
If you have noticed that your dog is itching from dry skin, here are a few vet-approved options to help provide him/her with some relief.
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.
If you are looking for some celestial inspiration for your new puppy's name, check out this list of over 225 choices. Whether you are an amateur astronomer or just like to gaze at the stars in the sky, you're sure to find that perfect name.
Are you searching for a puppy? If you are looking for an affordable dog, then be sure to check these recommendations out. We'll also talk about which places you should stay away from.
50 Greek goddesses and heroines, including their stories detailing their amazing powers and gifts, that every good dog can use.
Pictures, descriptions, and videos of the five best will help you choose the dog suited to guard your small herd, before you lose that favorite lamb or kid.
Trying to get your dog to behave in the car can be challenging. Here is a simple technique that is painless to help you enjoy the ride.
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.
Leash pulling is a very natural behavior for most dogs as truly, most do not like being on a leash in the first place. However, you can prevent it with a few easy techniques.
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 think of the perfect family dog, golden retrievers probably crossed your mind! With their beautiful, soft golden fur and gentle personality, picking your golden retriever's name is a breeze!
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.
Do dogs have the characteristics of their astrological sign? You bet they do. A Gemini Dog can have dual personalities and a Scorpio dog can hold a grudge.
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.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This article shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
When it comes to dogs, what is the runt of the litter? How are runts taken care of? How do runts actually end up being runts? Here are some interesting facts about runts of a puppy litter.
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
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.
This topic is more about the right food for your dog than about the best dog food for German Shepherds. Things to consider are health, time, budget and sometimes personal preferences.
An Alaskan Malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you!
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.
What signs indicate that your puppy needs to go potty? Set your dog up for success and learn how to recognize these signs. Help your puppy to avoid accidents in the house.
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.
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.
Your dog, who has always loved to go on walks, is suddenly terrified of going outside. What gives? Here are some ideas and tips for dogs who are suddenly scared to go on walks.
What is the behavior of a 12-week-old puppy and what should you expect? This article will tackle some common behaviors and phases of a dog's growth.
Leptospirosis is a serious disease that dogs can pick up from water. Lepto4 is a vaccination by Nobivac designed to prevent the disease, but there are growing concerns about the safety of this vaccine and whether it could be harmful to some dogs.
Find out which essential supplies you need for your Yorkie puppy! You’ll be glad you planned ahead before you brought him home!
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.
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?
German Shepherds are susceptible to urinary and bladder issues. Many of these problems are food-related and there can be hereditary weaknesses in the bloodline.
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.
Stopping your dog from engaging in destructive behavior is wisely accomplished by figuring out the root cause of the destructive behavior and then fixing the situation.
Boston Terriers are known as the "American Gentleman" with their classic black and white tuxedo coats. The 21st most popular dog breed, these cuties are a favorite. Their coats come in a variety of beautiful colors, including rare types—but who breeds rare coat types and are they more expensive?
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.
My puppy is breathing fast when sleeping. Should I worry? This is often asked by puppy owners. Although a puppy breathing fast may be concerning, in many cases, it's normal, but it's best to see the vet.
Discover over 100 unique names for silver, gray, blue, and merle dogs inspired by the arts, mythology, and history. There are also names for dogs with blue or gray eyes.
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.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
Do you consider owning a German Shepherd dog? Do you wonder if having a German Shepherd is a good idea? Let's see what is most important when it comes to wanting to own this breed.
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.
This is a basic peanut butter dog treat recipe. It uses wheat flour, milk, and coconut oil, so please make sure your dog isn't allergic to any of these ingredients before you make these.
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.
Golden Retrievers are one of my favorite dog breeds. For me, life is better with a Golden. Before adding a Golden Retriever to your family, there are a few things you should consider.
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.
Your dog's sleeping position can provide you with interesting information such as the temperature of your home, how tired they are, and how they're feeling emotionally. Are you listening?
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.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
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.
Spaying and neutering are routine surgeries, and vets often keep dogs and cats overnight during recovery. Is it really necessary? How do you care for your pets at home after the surgery?
A dog's eyes are the window to their soul. There are a lot of things that we know about dog eyes, but some things still require more research. Here are 30 fascinating facts about dog eyes that you probably didn't know.
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.
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.
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.
Do you get lost on agility courses? This article will give you six tried and true memorization tips to keep you and your dog on course. Stay on course and earn more Qs!
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.