The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful — but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you’re likely to face in the process of crate training a dog. Here are some important things I’ve learned about crate training dogs. I did it differently with my first dog (a Labrador) than I did with my second dog (a French Bulldog). See the 10 mistakes I’ve done when crate training dogs — and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
Sleep Issues With Dogs
Anything that will help your dog (and you) get some sleep, you’ll find right here! Tips for getting your dog to sleep in a kennel or crate. Pros & cons of letting your dog sleep on your bed. Interesting dog beds and pillows (and DIY ones too). What dog sleep is like -- including dreaming, snoring, dog sleep patterns, and senior dog sleep issues. Plus dog sleepwalking facts you should know about -- and how some sleepwalking behavior can actually be seizures.
Just like humans, dogs do dream. They have REM sleep as well as slow wave sleep. A dog behaves differently during those 2 phases of dog sleep. The most active dog dreams — and dog snoring — typically occur during REM sleep.
Here’s what you need to know — and DO — if you think your dog has had a seizure. Plus, some videos of dogs having seizures so you can see that dogs typically come out of seizures just fine — even though the dog seizure itself can seem quite violent and scary.
It’s amazing how many dog & people similarities really do exist. That’s right, for many of the things that we do as humans, there’s an equivalent behavior in the dog world. Here are lots of interesting similarities between dogs and people.
Does your dog look like he’s chasing something in his sleep? Funny isn’t it? Be careful, it could be something far more serious. Here’s what you need to know about dogs when they’re dreaming… or sleep walking!
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.
Just who did we buy those expensive pillows for anyway?… We recently invested in a new set of down pillows for our master bedroom. They were very expensive. Aside from the fact that we allow our dog on our bed — though we didn’t used to — we’re now finding that he uses our new pillows all the time!
Enjoy the following pictures of dogs in all their glory – fast asleep and minding their own business!
Four rules for dog owners who let — or are considering letting — their dog sleep in the bed with them.
If you haven’t already purchased a pet bed for your dog, here are a few reasons you may want to get a doggie pillow for your canine friend…
Have you ever tried to crate train an adult dog? Here’s how we turned our rebellious 3-year-old Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix from a crate-hating dog into a peaceful and happy crate-loving dog once and for all…
Somehow, we were fortunate to be able to convince our 3-year-old dog to start using a crate — out of the blue. Here’s how we did it…
This little puppy is VERY sleepy!…