The number one reason for a family to abandon a dog in a shelter is because the dog didn’t meet the family’s expectations. It’s not fair to your family or to your dog to expect him to behave in a way that is contrary to his origins. Take the time to learn about the specific breed you are considering to make sure his lifestyle will fit with yours.
Does your dog scratch his ears and whine? Does she shake her head a lot? These are symptoms of a possible ear infection, and it's your job to relieve his pain and prevent the infection from coming back.
It's always fun to take your dog to the dog park or to a doggie daycare, but how do you know if your dog will be safe from the other dogs there? What if your dog is the one who is endangering other dogs?
By Susan M. Keenan ©2008 Dog camps have grown in popularity over the last few years. Many of them exist, offering a wide array of themes, purposes, designs, programs, and costs. Dog camps offer an excellent way to spend quality time with your dog. Dogs Can Have a Vacation Too Although many dog camps...
Bringing home a new puppy can be joyful but also challenging. There are so many things to consider. Where will the puppy sleep, where will they spend most of their time, what toys do they need? The list of questions is endless. The challenge is magnified if your puppy has diarrhea. Different causes Puppies...
Families have different reasons for adding a dog to their households. Some are looking for playmates for their children, some for companionship in their old age, some for protection, and still others for hunting or for showing. And as you might expect, there are certain types of dogs that are better... » More
There have been a number of stories in the news about Pit Bull attacks lately, which begs the question: are Pit Bulls truly the vicious dogs the media portrays them to be or are the specific dogs in the news simply dogs who have been poorly socialized and bred to be aggressive? In the interest of full... » More
How do you know when to breed a dog? When is it “safe” to allow males around your female? What can you do to prevent unwanted litters? Read on for the answers to these and other questions regarding your dog’s heat cycles. Puberty Yes, it’s true. Dogs go through puberty... » More