We love our dogs because they’re special, and in most cases, considered a member of the family. That family member may be a working dog on a ranch in Wyoming, a lap-dog in Hawaii, or a hunting dog in Texas. No matter what dogs are doing, they seem to have a unique quality that makes […]
That’s a great question! If you have never had to train a dog before, you probably assumed that they just all nicely on the leash. After all, that’s what all the dogs do at the park, right? Sadly, not. You actually have to teach your pup what to do and how to expect walk time […]
If you have ever adopted a puppy that has not yet been housebroken, you know that accidents in the home are not uncommon. If the puppy has an accident on a hard floor, it can be easy to clean up completely. If the puppy has an accident on the carpet, it can be more difficult to clean up. Even worse, if a puppy smells his own urine in a certain area of the home, he will continue having accidents in that area. If you have a puppy who has accidents and you can smell urine in the carpet, there are a few ways that you can get it out.
A dog can bring a great deal of joy to life. An ever-happy companion is a great addition to any home. But with this great love, comes great commitment. Dogs need to be fed, groomed, walked, and cared for on a constant basis. Between life’s never-ending commitments, travel, and work, there may not be enough time in the day for our pets. So what’s a person to do?
Few things delight dog owners more than seeing the glee on their furry friends’ faces as they indulge in their treats, and dogs love few things more than bones. Of course, the last thing dog lovers ever want to do is unintentionally allow harm to come to their canine companions. One might accordingly wonder if rib bones are among the bones that are safe to give to dogs.
When it comes to walking your dog, there are plenty of products on the market for those thinking beyond the simple collar and leash.
Training a dog can be very difficult at times, especially when training a very young puppy. Potty training can be difficult, boundary training, and safety training like walking on a leash and being kind to people, kids, and other dogs. For the responsible pet parent, any type of effective training tool is essential.
Fleas are a very common problem for dogs. Your dog can get fleas regardless of how clean your home is or how well-protected you think that your pet is, they can still get fleas. If you suspect that your dog has fleas, you need to act quickly. The longer you wait the worse the problem will become and the more your dog will be at risk. If you notice that your dog is biting, licking and scratching himself, there are a few steps that you should take.
Dogs tend to have more than one breed in their blood, which begs the question of every puppy parent, “what breed is my dog?” There are several products on the market that allow you to send in a test to determine your dog’s breed. A simple swab on the inside of their cheeks will give scientists the sample they need to accurately determine the breed, much like a human DNA test to find ancestry information, these tests are virtually the same process.
If you have a dog, chances are you’ve run out of dog food before. Usually that just means an extra trip to the pet store or supermarket. But those options aren’t always available to everybody all of the time. You might be camping, in bed with the flu or waiting to get paid.