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.
Puppy Care Tips For New Dog Owners
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
Wondering about the difference between purebreed dogs, mixed breed dogs, and hybrid dogs? Here’s how to tell which one your dog is…
See why most people ultimately decide to foster dogs, and how to find dog foster opportunities where you live. Plus, see what’s required to foster a dog and what you can expect if you become a dog foster parent.
Most people who have children have probably taken their kids to some form of daycare. Have you ever thought about taking your dog to daycare? Doggie daycare is a place that your dog can go to have fun during the day and not be stuck at home alone. It’s more than just pet sitting.
There are 164 different dog breeds that the AKC recognizes. Have you ever wondered where your dog’s breed ranks? Maybe your dog’s breed ranks in the top 10.
Do you have a mixed breed dog and want to know which breeds make up your dog’s genetic background? Maybe you were told that you have a purebred dog, but you’re not 100% sure yourself. The most accurate way to find the breed of your dog is to use a dog DNA testing kit. Here’s how it works.
If you need to keep your dog on your property but are unable to put up a fence from some reason or another try an invisible dog fence. When considering an invisible dog fence weigh all of the pros and cons before diving in and putting one in.
There are several different teacup dogs out there to choose from. One of the more popular teacup dogs is a Teacup Chihuahua.
Here are tips for choosing the best apartment dog for you. It mostly depends on your lifestyle and your dog’s energy level. Check out this list of the top apartment dogs, based on a variety of factors.
If you dog is pregnant with mixed breed pups and you’re wondering what breed to call the puppies when they’re born, or if you recently adopted a dog whose parents were from 2 different breeds and you’re wondering what to call that new dog breed, check here for a list of over 300 new dog breed names! Your mixed breed dog might be an entirely new dog breed. We’ll help you determine the new dog breed name.