It can be difficult to outwit a smart dog that is determined to get into the garbage one way or another. These are the best dog proof trash cans (including DIY dog proof garbage cans!) and tips for keeping your dog out of the trash once and for all!
First Time Dog Owner Tips
Following are some things to think about BEFORE bringing your new dog home -- like whether you should get a puppy or an older dog, some facts about different dog breeds, what you should do during the first days home with your new dog, and some fun ways to get to know your dog better and begin the bonding process. Not sure where to begin? Start here --> Puppy Care 101.
Obviously, you wouldn’t want your dog to become ill or injured due to your own negligence. Your dog trusts you to keep them safe. Your best bet is to keep your dog indoors and away from the commotion on Halloween night — to prevent them from becoming frightened, anxious, or injured. Here are some ways to include your dog in Halloween, without stressing out your dog!
Here is a list of common everyday objects we all have in our houses that I’ve learned firsthand (and while working at a vet) can be deadly to a dog. See what you can do to modify these things to keep your dog safe. Plus, my own DIY puppy proofing tips that I use to keep my dogs safe at home.
Trying to find the right puppy feeding schedule and puppy potty routine for your new dog? See why it’s important to get your dog peeing and pooping on a regular schedule every day — and timed perfectly with your dog’s feeding schedule. Plus, how to tell when your dog needs to go outside — specific signs to watch for. I’m going to show you how to set up a daily dog feeding schedule and a dog routine for going outside.
Wondering if changing a dog’s name is something you should do? And can you change a dog’s name regardless of age? Here’s WHEN it makes the most sense to change a dog’s name, the times when you should NOT change a dog’s name, a few things you should do BEFORE renaming a dog, HOW to change a dog’s name now to avoid problems later, and how to get a dog to LEARN its name quickly!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Pocket-sized dogs or miniature dogs are referred to as Teacup dogs. There’s a huge market for small dogs – the smaller the better. But is a Teacup dog right for you?
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.
Before you adopt a rescue Greyhound, read this! Here’s what you need to know about a Greyhound dog’s temperament, appetite, friendliness toward other animals… and people.
The best toys for dogs are those which match your dog’s needs the best. If your dog has no teeth, or few teeth, these are the 10 best dog toys to consider.
See the true cost of owning a dog — in hard dollars — plus how to save money on pet costs. These are tips that you can use when you get a new puppy all the way through your dog’s adult life. If you’re getting a new dog soon, start here to save big bucks!
Whether you’re trying to come up with a clever name for a female dog or a male dog, it’s guaranteed – this is the absolute best name for a dog! It’s incredibly unique… and cool. But the best part: it’s such a conversation starter! You’ll amaze your friends — and your vet — if you name your dog this…
It has happened again!… Our dog discovered a rabbit hole in our backyard and his attention could not be diverted away from the bunnies until the last one left the nest. Here are photos of dogs and bunnies.
You want to get your dog on some sort of a schedule so he always knows when he’s going to be allowed outside to pee & poop, when he’s going to be fed, and when he’s expected to go to sleep for the night. Setting these types of boundaries and expectations for your dog will make potty training — and other things — so much easier. Here’s how to get your dog to adapt to a daily routine.
It’s becoming more popular to adopt a dog from an animal shelter rather than buy a dog from a pet store. However, the different types of animal agencies that provide homes for dogs are often confused. We will point you in the right direction and help you find the best places to safely adopt a dog in your area.
Certain dog breeds tend to bark a lot — usually with good reason though. Other breeds of dogs have a reputation of barking less. There are many different lists of barking dog breeds — and deciding which dogs to place on which list can be rather subjective — but THIS is one of the best lists of dog breeds that don’t bark.
As dogs age, their nutritional needs change. To keep your dog healthy through old age, you’ll need to make some adjustments to your dog’s diet. Here’s what to watch for and how to meet your dog’s needs with senior dog foods.
Hybrid dogs and designer dogs are canines that have purebred parents, but each parent is from a different breed. Here are the downsides of owning a designer dog, and some advantages.
Here are the best places to find replacement batteries for your pet containment system, plus time- and money-saving tips for replacing the batteries yourself.
Save this list in case your dog goes missing one day! These tips will help to reunite you with your lost dog in the quickest way possible.