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…
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some helpful resources for dog owners who are looking for an affordable house or apartment to rent. Plus, some tips for persuading your landlord to accept your pet.
Looking for a dog rescue facility? Thousands of dog-lovers are! Here are the top 30 dogs in need of rescue…
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.
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.
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…
According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, here’s a list of recognized hybrid breeds and their unique mixed-breed names. These are all cross breeds. See pictures, too.
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.
We are considering installing an invisible fence at our new home, so I’ve been researching the many options when it comes to hidden fences. Here are some things I’ve learned about invisible fences, in general.
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:
Here are some things that I’ve learned along the way that can be deadly to a dog… Each of these is a common everyday object or occurrence in our lives with dogs, so consider these a few things that you may simply need to modify a bit in order to keep things safe for your dog around the house.
A few things you need to consider before bringing another dog home… because two — and especially three — dogs under one roof comes with its own set of challenges. Been there, done that!