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.
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.
There are a few issues that may arise if you bring home more than one puppy at the same time. Plus, here are some tips for finding a playmate for your current dog.
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.
While our human bodies over time can build up a tolerance to nicotine, dogs don’t have that ability. 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!
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.