Dog Care 101

First, some things you need to think about BEFORE bringing your new dog home (like whether you should get a puppy vs. an older dog, which dog breed is best for you, and how to puppyproof your house inside & outside). Then, important things you should do during the very first days home with your new dog that will make potty training and sleeping go a whole lot smoother. Finally, fun ways to get to know your dog better and begin the bonding process. Not sure where to begin with your new dog?

Start here –> Puppy Care 101.


I can't say it any better than these folks. See why experts in the field agree... it's never a good idea to give a puppy as a gift, despite the fact that it may seem like the best thing to do. Here are 10 heartfelt stories, revealing why Christmas puppies are never a good idea.

Watch this dog escape -- by herself -- from a basement when all the doors and windows are closed and the owners are away at work.

Does your dog match your personality? Or complement it? It's said that Type A people usually do better with Type B dogs. Here's how to tell which type your dog is...

I told you about my friend's crazy -- I mean lucky! -- cat and her miraculous survival story. Consider this an open invitation to start receiving your crazy pet stories. I'd love to hear 'em. In the meantime, it just so happens that I have a whole slew of crazy dog stories to share myself...

Thinking of adopting a dog? Here are the top 10 reasons dogs end up in shelters, plus some interesting facts about dogs in animal shelters.

Here's why we will only order dog tags from Tags For Pets - aka American Pet Classics...

We are considering installing an invisible fence at our new home, so I've been researching hidden fences. Here's what I've learned about invisible fences.

Aside from the typical poisonous plants, antifreeze, and chocolate that we dog owners hear so much about, there are a number of far more common household dangers that dog owners should also be aware of. Here are some other household dangers you should consider:

Dogs frequently like to look out windows and screen doors, but it's important to realize the many dangers that lurk around windows and doors when it comes to your pet. Here's what you need to know... some little-known facts that could save your dog's life!