The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful — but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you’re likely to face in the process of crate training a dog. Here are some important things I’ve learned about crate training dogs. I did it differently with my first dog (a Labrador) than I did with my second dog (a French Bulldog). See the 10 mistakes I’ve done when crate training dogs — and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. We use the 2-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See why I mostly use this dog seat protector as a cargo liner — and why I love it!
Have a mixed breed dog? (Me too.) Here’s a list of mixed breed dog names — so you’ll know what to call cross breed dogs other than mutts! According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, this is the official list of recognized hybrid dog breeds and their unique mixed breed dog names. These are all cross breed dogs with unique names that were created by combining 2 popular dog mixes. (Some call them designer dogs or designer dog breeds.) Pictures included!
Interactive dog toys (or enrichment dog toys) provide a challenge for your dog. Their unique features keep your dog interested & having fun for hours! These are the best ones to start with — use them to gauge your dog’s interest and chewing behaviors before you buy a bunch of toys for your bored dog.
Have a smelly dog? I had a stinky dog for awhile too — until I figured out which home remedies actually worked (and which ones didn’t). These are the best dog odor remedies to remove a lingering dog smell.
Got a new puppy? Then you’ll need the right dog training equipment — like a puppy training collar (or dog harness) and a dog lead — to start teaching your dog how to walk on a leash. Here’s how to choose the best dog training collar and dog training leads for leash walking.
Dealing with a bad case of dog diarrhea? I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few home remedies for dog diarrhea. Diarrhea in dogs can be serious. See which dog diarrhea treatment works best for my dog, and when you should see a vet for doggie diarrhea.
Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don’t panic, most likely your dog will be ok. My dog ate chicken bones and he passed them just fine — but it depends on whether your dog gulps down the bones (bad), bites them into smaller pieces (bad), or grinds them down thoroughly before swallowing them (good). Here’s what to do if your dog ate chicken bones… OR turkey bones.
Can dogs see color? YES! Are dogs color blind? NO! However, since dogs see color differently from the way we humans see color, it’s important to consider dog color vision whenever you’re buying dog toys. The best color for dog toys is blue or yellow. The dog toy color to avoid is red, orange or green.
Thousands of dogs get the canine parvovirus each year. Of those, 15% will die. Without treatment, 100% will die. Here’s what you need to know about dog parvo disease including: the symptoms of parvo, how it’s spread, and the treatment for parvo. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from parvo, take your dog to the vet right away! Most deaths from the canine parvo virus occur within 48 to 72 hours.
Did you realize that you can make over $500 a month dog sitting? As a pet sitter in Seattle, I’ve learned a few things along the way to make dog sitting more profitable and fun. Here are my best tips on how to start offering dog sitting services on the side to make extra money.
If you’re considering adding a Dachshund dog to your family, then you should know that there are 3 different sizes and a wide variety of colors, markings (and hair lengths!) to choose from. In fact, the Dachshund has more coat, color, and pattern combinations and varieties than any other dog breed! Beyond that, here’s what you need to know about Doxies shedding, digging, back issues, stubbornness, potty training, grooming & exercise needs. Plus how they are around kids.
Have you ever dealt with dog aggression issues? I have! We went from 2 dogs to 3 dogs and the middle dog immediately became aggressive toward the new puppy. Here are my tips for adding another dog into your household and how to deal with dog aggression — especially when it’s an older dog playing too rough with a new puppy.
Yes, puppy hiccups are normal. Here’s what causes hiccups in dogs, why they’re so common in puppies, how long dog hiccups last, what you can do to stop them, and how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Before, during, and after the Super Bowl, I usually channel-surf over to Animal Planet to watch the Puppy Bowl on TV – with my dog. Here’s how to host a fun party for dogs, kids & adults to watch the Puppy Bowl – from decorations and activities, to menu items and dog-friendly treats.
Hot spots can quickly spiral out of control if you don’t treat them right away. Here’s the dog hot spot home remedy my vet recommended. Worked like a charm!
Our dog had a bout with diarrhea yesterday, and I spent all morning trying to find the perfect combination of human foods that he would eat and that would actually help to bind him up. I finally found it!… Here’s the recipe that cured my dog’s diarrhea in a matter of hours. Of all the dog diarrhea treatments I’ve tried, this one cures diarrhea in dogs the quickest.
Does your dog have arthritis or joint pain? (Mine does.) Thinking of giving your dog Glucosamine or Chondroitin supplements for the first time? Here’s what I’ve learned after using Chondroitin and Glucosamine for dogs for several years now.
If your dog has fleas, then technically you do too. Fleas on dogs get into the nooks and crannies inside your house — from the floor boards to the baseboards to the carpet, rugs, and furniture. Here are the best natural flea control home remedies to get rid of fleas on your dog and in your house. PLUS, our best natural flea repellent recipe to prevent fleas from getting on your dog (and in your home) ever again!
As if full-size Chihuahuas weren’t already small enough — think Taco Bell dog — there’s been a rise in the popularity of Teacup Chihuahuas! Here are the Pros and Cons of Teacup Chihuahuas and some of the people who love ’em and hate ’em. By the way, if you’re looking at a miniature Chihuahua or a mini Chihuahua, then it’s probably a Teacup Chihuahua.
Check out this collection of newborn and tiny puppy pictures. They’re from a bunch of different dog breeds, but they’re all of the ‘cute & cuddly’ variety. Cute puppy pics to make you smile…
I’ve found a pet brush that blows the others away. It’s called the Furminator! It’s my all-time favorite dog brush, after trying 3 others. Here’s why.
Here’s how to draw a dog – it’s quick and easy! Start with an oval shape drawn on paper, then follow these steps to draw a fun dog face or an entire dog’s body. Try it yourself! We’ve got easy-to-follow videos so you can watch each of the steps, as they’re done.
Getting a Bichon Frise dog? Here are the best things about Bichon Frise dogs, plus some of the health & household issues that are common with this breed. Read this before adopting a Bichon dog.
Struggling with a bad case of doggie diarrhea?… I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few ‘home remedies’ for some common pet ailments, including diarrhea. Here are the most common home remedies for treating a mild case of diarrhea in your dog.