We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I’d share my reply here — along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.
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.
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.
If you live in Arizona, Florida, or parts of California and you have a dog… listen up! Dog frog poisoning is a reality. Here are the toads to watch for and what to do if your dog comes in contact with a poisonous toad.
As part of puppy-proofing your house, make sure you never leave loose change lying around… especially pennies! Pennies have zinc in them and zinc is fatal to dogs. As seen in this video, the secret to a dog’s survival after swallowing one or more pennies is early removal!
If you’re going to dress your dog for Halloween, here are some things you might not think of when it comes to dog Halloween costumes.
Have an elderly dog? These are the signs of aging you should be on the lookout for. Each of them requires special attention for senior dogs.
Most people have a disaster plan for their family in case of an emergency. Does your plan of action also include your dog? When planning for an emergency, you need to have your dog’s safety in mind in addition to your own.
To aid us in potty training our dog, we decided to try a dog doorbell. Take it from me, by teaching your dog to ring a bell to let you know when she has to go outside, you will definitely have fewer accidents in the house! Here’s how we used dog bell training with our 2 dogs.
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 frightened dog only at certain times? If so, should you pet your dog to calm him during storms & other scary situations? The answer is yes, petting your dog, giving him treats, and using other calming behaviors are excellent counter conditioning methods that work!
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.
Tired of standing in the rain waiting for your dog to do his business outside? Try training your dog to pee or poop on command. All you need is a ‘cue word’, some dog treats, and a little bit of patience.
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.
If your dog is about to give birth, here are the items you need to have ready before she goes into labor. Plus, an idea of what to expect at each of the 3 stages of your dog giving birth.
Did you know that dog age is actually influenced by your dog’s breed and size? That’s right, there’s much more to it than just multiplying by 7 to get your dog’s age in human years. Here is a much more accurate way to determine dog age.
All dog owners are going to find doggie accidents on the floor at some point. It always happens when you bring home a new dog — either an adult dog or a puppy. It also happens sometimes with older adult dogs that were once housebroken. Here are our best tips for potty training a dog.
If your dog just started to go potty inside your house, you first need to find a pattern to your dog’s peeing and pooping inside the house. Then use the following housebreaking tips to put an end to ‘accidents’ inside the house once and for all!
Do you have a dog garbage can invader? Are you tired of coming home to dog trash strewn all over your house? Here are some tips, plus advice for where to hide your trash cans.
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.
Have a fearful dog on your hands? Is your dog even afraid to play? Here’s how to help a fearful dog build confidence in themselves and become less fearful.
Do you already have one dog in your house? Thinking of adding a second dog to your family pack? Here’s how to properly introduce the two dogs BEFORE you bring the new dog home.
Avoid having to take your dog to the vet on Christmas Day by following these holiday safety tips for dog owners. There are some holiday precautions that you may not have thought of!