Articles in the category ‘Advice’

How to feed your puppy

The concept of feeding raw dog food to your family pet was first introduced by Ian Billinghurst in the early 1990s. His book, Give Your Dog a Bone introduced the BARF diet (Bones and Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) to the general public. The term BARF has been replaced by raw feeding, naturally rearing or... read on

You’ve chosen your favorite puppy and are now waiting for the day that you’ll be able to pick it up. As you count down the days, you want to make sure everything is perfect for your puppy’s new life. With some good pre-planning, bringing home a new puppy will be a smooth and pleasant experience. Here... read on

You watch your diet carefully and try to make healthy choices about the food that you eat. What about your four-legged friend? What kind of healthier alternatives to gravy train dog food can you get for him? There are several directions you can take to let your dog eat a better diet, from carefully reviewing the ingredients... read on

Dog breed for every lifestyle

Who isn’t charmed by sweet little puppies? Buying a puppy on impulse is rarely a good idea. Owning a dog is a long-term commitment and requires some thought and planning. With over 160 different breeds of dogs, each having its own unique temperament, appearance, activity level and needs finding the right dog for you requires... read on

Choosing the right puppy to buy

Adding a puppy to your family is a long-term commitment. Depending upon the breed you select, the life span of a dog can be 10 to 20 years or more. Having a clear idea of your expectations of your puppy and finding the best breed for you can ensure that your puppy will be a perfect... read on

Seperation anxiety in dog

Many dogs become upset, fearful and anxious for seemingly no reason. Being able to calm a dog is an important step towards getting his or her behavior under control so that you can both be happier. When dogs are fearful and anxious often, it means that they are under stress for reasons that may be unknown... read on

Woman stroking bullied dog

How can you recognize “dog bullying” and how can you prevent your dog from being bullied by other dogs? There are dogs out there that bully other dogs when in a “doggie environment”, such as a dog park, dog daycare, or a beach area designated for dogs and their owners. Often, bullying takes place in... read on

As we spend a decade or more with our dogs, they literally become a part of our lives, a member of our family, and the thought of them not being with us anymore can be too much to handle. Unfortunately, this is something that will happen. It is inevitable. And while planning for our pet’s... read on

As the words of a sad, but sweet, eulogy was echoed over the loudspeaker of a public address system, a spotlight began to slowly illuminate an object in the center of the show ring: a leash, attached to an empty training collar. The occasion It was graduation night for an obedience training class. As the... read on