PetSafe products are but one small portion of a large family of pet containment products made by the Radio Systems Corporation. Other brand names that fall under the same company are: Guardian, Innotek, SportDog, StayWell, and Invisible Fence.
First Time Dog Owner Tips
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.
If you’re a dog owner, then you should do everything in your power to learn dog CPR, so you will be prepared in the event of an emergency. Here’s how to do pet CPR in an attempt to save your dog’s life if he starts choking or stops breathing.
Are you prepared to save your dog’s life if he were involved in an accident or became incapacitated due to some other type of health problem or sudden emergency? Here are some of the most common situations that could result in you having to perform CPR on your dog. Plus, see how to do dog CPR.
When you’re raising two dogs together, lots of things are more difficult than when raising just one dog. It’s definitely more difficult to train two dogs in one household at the same time. Here are my 3 best tips for training two dogs at once. See how to train two dogs at home yourself!
If you’ve got a dog, then you NEED a pet first aid kit. You don’t have to buy one though. You can make your own! Here’s what should go in a first aid kit for your dog.
My Pomeranian/Yorkie dog is 18 years old and he’s lost all of his teeth. Here’s how we got through the painful periods when he was losing his teeth and having difficulty eating. Plus tips for caring for a dog with no teeth.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!
Don’t get your dog from a pet shop. Often those puppies do not come from reputable breeders. You want a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted dog, not a sick or traumatized one. Following are some tips for choosing between a breeder or a shelter…
Here are my best tips for determining the ‘right’ dog for you… it all starts with asking the right questions.
Chihuahuas can make wonderful pets, but it is important that you first understand the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Chihuahua before you bring one into your home. Here’s what you need to know.
Our aging dog is still in reasonably good health and not suffering from many aches and pains, but his navigational skills have been reduced to what he can smell. With doggie cataracts and acute hearing loss that has eliminated most of our ability to communicate with him, he still seems to get around the house with little trouble.
Any time a guest inside our house physically moves (e.g. to get up after sitting down, to reach out to pet Tenor, or to give him a treat), Tenor immediately darts away… fast as lightning! When I mentioned this to our dog trainer, Suzy Godsey, here’s what she suggested…
Wondering how to rent a dog or if renting a dog is even legal where you live? Here are the pros and cons of dog rental companies like Flex Pets.
We will be moving into a new house soon. I’ve asked Suzy Godsey — who helped us train our dog to stop barking — for some tips to help us get our through the move, with the least amount of stress. These are her best tips for moving with your dog…
As dogs age, they face the same physical problems that most elderly people find themselves dealing with, including incontinence. Our 18-year-old dog, Rascal, is no exception. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help maintain your sanity when you have an incontinent dog…
Here are lots of interesting facts about the Portuguese water dog. Despite having a few health issues, the Portuguese water dog is an excellent dog for families. They can even be good apartment dogs, as long as they are exercised regularly. If I were to pick my next dog, this guy would be at the top of the list!
We got a new German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever puppy. Here are some of the things we considered that might also help you when naming your dog…
If you’re a dog owner, then adding one or more of these resolutions to your own list of New Year’s resolutions will ensure a longer, happier life for you and your dog. What are your New Year’s resolutions this year?
It’s up to you to keep your dog safe when Christmas decorations come out of storage, Christmas trees are put up, and and extra food is set out. Dogs love to explore, and all of these things can be a danger to your dog. Some can cause severe illness and may even be fatal to your dog. Here’s what you need to know.
It can sometimes be more difficult to train an older dog not to pee or poop in the house. Here are 5 important points to consider when housebreaking an older dog — including how to housebreak a dog when you’re busy and away from home a lot.
In addition to the time required to train and care for a new puppy and the financial obligations required throughout the dog’s life, there are dozens of reasons that a Christmas puppy shouldn’t be given as a gift on Christmas Day. BUT… here’s how you can still give a Christmas puppy as a holiday gift!
My dog ate river stones and 2 of them got stuck in his intestines! He survived the operation, and my wallet survived the $1000 bill. Here’s what you should do if you think your dog ate some rocks, stones, or pebbles.
These 3 videos contain information that is helpful for new dog owners as well as lifelong dog owners — like myself. I learned so much from these DVDs… and I’ve had dogs all my life! I predict these Cesar Millan DVDs will be a lifesaver for lots of dog owners — especially those who have reached their peak level of frustration and don’t know where else to turn.
Even if a dog eats as few as one or two cigarette butts, it can kill them. I’ve heard some people claim that cigarette butts are not harmful to dogs, but I’ve seen nicotine poisoning of a dog firsthand — and it’s not pretty! Here are the toxic doses of nicotine for dogs — for 8 popular nicotine products ranging from nicotine patches to e-cigarettes. Plus the toxicity of marijuana (cannabis) and alcohol for dogs.
Whenever we’re preparing for a really bad storm, I make a point to gather the dog’s necessities, in addition to our own. Even if you’re not officially evacuating, you never know when you when you might need to seek shelter somewhere else at the last minute. Or, you may even have to stay in a public shelter temporarily if the storm wreaks havoc on your entire neighborhood. Here’s what to pack for your dog.
Reputable dog breeders truly care about the homes they send their puppies to and will interview prospective dog owners as thoroughly as you need to interview them. Here are the questions you need to ask dog breeders, as well as the questions they are likely to ask you.
Here are the nitty gritty details about dog birth — from the stages of labor and delivery to the actual birthing process. You’ll learn what to watch for and how to interact if your help is needed with one of the newborn puppies.
If you think your dog is pregnant, here’s what to do, including the signs of pregnancy in a dog, gestation periods in dogs, and how to make your dog’s pregnancy go the smoothest. Everything you need to know leading up to the birth of your dog’s newborn puppies.
There are any number of ways to find boy dog names. Here are some ideas for choosing a name for your male dog or puppy.
Did you know that a significant percentage of dogs found in shelters were put up for adoption by owners who chose the wrong dog for their lifestyle? Here are the things you need to consider before you bring a new dog home to live with you.
Did you know that owning a dog costs about $1000 for the first year alone? Then, it costs about $500 each year after that — and that’s just for the basics! Here are a few ways to save money when you own a dog.
If you have pet-proofed your home, then you have taken very important steps to ensuring the safety of your pet. However, if you have not pet-proofed your yard, your dog could still be in danger.
While invisible fences solve many problems for dog owners, there is a question as to whether or not electric fences are right for dogs. Before you buy an invisible dog fence, consider these downsides to invisible fences.
As as a dog’s Senior years go by and the Geriatric years approach, we dog owners need to add a few more things to the list of what to watch for and do, in order to help our aging dogs get as much out of life as possible. Here are some Senior dog health issues to look for, plus some tips for providing daily care for older dogs.
The senior dog years can be hard — on both the dog and the owner. But there are many things you can do to keep your older dog with you and feeling as good as possible for many years to come. Here’s what to look for in terms of your dog’s weight, energy, and behavior issues as he approaches old age.
Hopefully, the next time you’re interested in getting a dog you will consider picking your pet from a rescue shelter. But please do some homework first to ensure that your new dog doesn’t wind up back at the shelter in a few months.
Here’s how to tell the difference between a good dog breeder and a bad dog breeder. Use this information to determine whether you’ll find a puppy that will live a long and healthy life, or whether you’re dealing with a puppy mill or backyard breeder.
If you have a new puppy and won’t be able to take him out to pee and poop often enough, consider a dog litter box to help make housetraining easier. Our 2 Beagle pups love the doggie litter box. It definitely made housebreaking a smoother process in our home!
There are a handful of great websites devoted solely to pet sitting and overnight boarding for dogs. Through some of them, you can also find specific services like house sitting, walking your dog, grooming, dog training, and more. Here’s the scoop…
If your dog ever leaves the house, then here are some things you should do to assure that you are always prepared should you dog become separated from you — or lost. And what to do in case of emergency. The best tip: prepare NOW by doing these simple things.
Here are some tips for new dog owners who are trying to housebreak a new puppy or older dog. The most important parts: schedules and routines, crates & kennels, rewards and praises, and learning to interpret your dog’s signals. Plus, see the times when most dogs have to go outside to relieve themselves.
Looking for a dog rescue facility? Thousands of dogs across America are available for rescue and adoption — you just need to know where to look! Fortunately, dog rescue groups exist to help you find the dog you’re looking for AND give a lonely dog a good home at the same time! Here’s a listing of the top 30 dog breeds in need of rescue, plus contact info for the official dog rescue groups for those breeds!
These videos and photos aim tol remind you of the truly horrific consequences that could result if your dog is allowed anywhere near your paper shredder. You could be putting your dog in harm’s way and increasing the odds that your dog will accidentally get its tail — or its tongue — caught inside the grinders which could cause serious permanent damage to your dog’s tongue or tail.
Is yours the smartest dog in the world?… If it’s an Australian Cattle Dog, Rottweiler, Papillon, Labrador Retriever, Shetland Sheepdog, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, or Border Collie then it might be! But not if you have a Shih Tzu, Basset Hound, Mastiff, Pekingese, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chow Chow, Bulldog, Basenji, or an Afghan Hound.
Who is really the boss in your home… You, or your dog? If you’ve got more than one dog, which one is the top dog? You need to know this…
My dog just turned a year old and he’s STILL not lifting his leg to pee. Yep, he squats like girl!… Now what’s with that???
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.
You’ve heard for years that to figure a dog’s age in ‘dog years’ you should just add 7 to each year that your dog has been alive. That should give you the human equivalent of your dog’s age. Wrong!
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…