Training an agility dog to distance is hard! This article, the second in a series, gives ideas and tips to both train and handle your dog at distance.
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.
Do you have what it takes to own a Siberian Husky? Are you researching the breed because you are enamored with these beautiful dogs? Learn the pros and cons of owning this alluring breed which is not for everyone.
Some dog owners do not buy preventative because of the cost of testing and the medicine and the parasite ends up killing. Here is an inexpensive option that I will share with you.
Dog bloat is a serious condition that can kill dogs. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and also to prevent it.
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!
Poodle crossbreeds are popular for many reasons, and this list will tell you why they are popular and why some may have some serious problems.
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.
Swimming with a dog is an extremely fun activity, but there are some risks involved! That's why we've created this list of 4 ways that you can make your swimming session with your pooch much safer.
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.
What do you do when you noticed blood in your dog's stool? While occasional blood can be caused by less pressing health conditions that may resolve on their own, other times, blood in stool can be a symptom of more serious issues that need to be addressed by your veterinarian.
Treating ear mite infection in dogs in simple, but there are side effects of a bad infection when not treated. Find out what you need to do.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
An Alaskan Malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you!
Why is my dog scared of going outside? There may be several reasons. Here are several exercises to help your dog overcome fear and enjoy the yard again.
Whether you're the proud guardian of a teacup Chihuahua or care for a large Bernese Mountain Dog, find the perfect name for your strong and fierce furry companion. Give your dog a sense of power and command with a name to match. Happy searching!
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.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
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.
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.
What if your dog doesn't take good care of her puppies? What makes certain dogs better mothers than others? Let's delve deeper into a dog's maternal instincts and the recipe for good parenthood.
Swollen feet can be a sign of something more serious, but if you can find out what is wrong some cases can be treated naturally. Find out how to diagnose and treat swollen feet on your dog.
If your dog has a trick knee you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
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.
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.
Bull Terriers are not just unusual-looking dogs with egg-shaped heads and triangular eyes, they have fascinating ways and traits found in no other breed. Read on and be amazed!
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
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.
Some dogs develop a hyper-attachment to one owner. They get stressed when that particular person leaves, and nothing seems to help. Here are tips to help these dogs relax.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This article shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
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.
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.
Wheat is a common cause of dog allergies. If your dog is gluten intolerant, try these 10 absolutely delicious wheat-free dog treats that are easy to make and use only natural and healthy ingredients.
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.
If your heeler puppy won't stop biting, rest assured, you are not alone. These puppies have a reputation for being quite a handful in the biting department due to their ancestry. Teaching a heeler puppy to stop biting requires patience and determination.
If you live in a city or have a small yard, some dogs should not come and live with you. Find out which dogs, and why you need to avoid them.
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.
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.
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.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
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.
Is your dog's third eyelid showing? Learn the main functions of the dog's nictitating membrane and some common and not-so-common causes of the dog's third eyelid protrusion.
Living with an aggressive dog can be very difficult, but there are ways to manage your dog's aggression.
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.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure things out what is wrong with your dog, and simple home cures will help you treat hair loss.
Are your two female dogs not getting along and fighting? Learn what may be triggering such fights and how to deal with the problem.
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.
If your dog has a nasal discharge, there may be nothing to worry about. Find out what may cause the problem, when to be worried, and when to do something about a runny nose.
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.
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 you are thinking about getting a wolf hybrid, take a look at these dog breeds before making up your mind.
Sometimes vomiting is simple to treat and easy to figure out. Not always. Find out what can be wrong and what you need to do if your dog is vomiting.
Your vet's office will call you when it's time to pick up the "cremains," but picking up your deceased dog's ashes is quite a difficult time that many dog owners struggle with.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Are you looking for a nature-inspired name for your new canine companion? Names derived from planet Earth's wonders and the solar system are great for male and female dogs. Pick a name with meaning for your new best friend.
Are English cream golden retrievers rarer, healthier, or more valuable? Is there such thing as a white golden retriever? Learn the correct information before going to a breeder.
Are you a huge fan of Disney? Would you like to find the perfect Disney character pet name for your beloved dog, cat, puppy, or kitten? There are so many incredible stories to choose from, so take a look at these 100 names and get started! Happy searching!
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank or trash bin, not composted using chemicals.
50 Greek goddesses and heroines, including their stories detailing their amazing powers and gifts, that every good dog can use.
Wondering what may cause unusual lumps and bumps on a dog's paw pad? Learn possible causes for why your dog has lump on paw pad and why it's so important to see the vet.
If your house-trained dog is pooping in your home, there are some possible explanations. Knowing these causes can help you remedy the situation and prevent further accidents.
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!
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!
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.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
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.
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.
It is not uncommon for two dogs to fight over an owner's attention. What causes this type of issue and how can it be solved? Learn more about dogs fighting over owners.
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.
Many dog owners wonder how to potty train a beagle puppy, considering that beagle puppies have a reputation for being difficult to potty train. By better understanding beagle puppies, it is possible to overcome several potty training difficulties and help these pups succeed.
Dogs can enjoy Christmas with their family, but safety should always be kept in mind. Human celebrations often involve dangers for pets.
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!
If you love a particular holiday or season, and are looking for a dog name inspired by it, then check out this list of over 200 of them. You'll find names inspired by all of the major holidays and the 4 seasons.
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.
Congratulations on your new canine companion! Whether caring for a tan Shiba Inu or a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, find the perfect name for your new best friend. Choose from classic or creative names, cool or cute names . . . there are 200+ to choose from.
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.
Why is my dog shivering? The cause of shaking and trembling could range from excitement and feeling cold to more serious illnesses, such as fever, hypoglycemia, or kidney failure.
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.
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
German Shepherds can grow some seriously long nails if you don't trim them. Nail care is essential if you want to avoid tears and even issues with the alignment of their paws. Cutting dog nails is fairly easy if you know how to do it without causing stress or hurting your friend.
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.
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 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.
Canine degenerative myelopathy is an incurable disease that can affect dogs. The progression of this disease looks very similar to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
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.