One of the first obstacles a dog owner has to get through is training their new puppy how to walk on a leash. Usually this training is done at the same time as housebreaking and a plethora of other skills and commands. It is a lot of work, to say the least.
Here are a few tips on how to master leash training, inspired by Cesar Millan.
The summer sun is shining brightly these days, and most of us understand the dangers the sun can bring with it. What we may forget about is how badly the sun can harm our pets.
Hopefully, you remember to pack the sun block and a nice big had along with your bathing suit and towel when you head to the beach. If your dog will be joining you, m...Read More
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a wonder time of the year. The weather is usually warm and the grills are always on. Once the sun goes down, the skies light up with fireworks. And while this may seem like the perfect opportunity for an outing with your dog, it is not.
Your dog’s ears are 10 times more sensitive than yours. ...Read More
Having your pet at home and allowing them to be safe and secure when you are away is a desired option for many pet owners. The best way to make sure this is possible is to have a pet sitter stay with them. Pet sitters offer pet owners great alternatives to pet boarding or having your neighbors watch your pet. The following w...Read More
What really happens when dog food is recalled? Why does a recall happen and how do consumers find out about them? There are many questions when it comes to this topic, even though it seems there is a new pet food recall every month.
Types of Recalls
There are basically two types of recalls. The first type is a voluntary recall made by the d...Read More
Do you postpone your journeys due to your lovable pet? If therefore, then pet sitting services will assist you to require care of your pet and liberate your schedule. You have got to pick an honest companion for your pet whereas you're away and there are lots of pet sitting professionals waiting to answer your decision.
How to select ...Read More
Allergies are something that we all know about. They cause our eyes to itch or water, make it hard to breathe, they make us sneeze, and cause a variety of other issues. Just like us, our dogs can also suffer from allergies. From respiratory to skin issues, allergies can make our pets uncomfortable.
What are allergies and how to do start?
Training a puppy should be a fun bonding experience. However, all too often it becomes a chore. When it comes to training your puppy, try to avoid these six common mistakes. The descriptions that follow each mistake include short explanations and tips for avoiding them.
1. Not training your dog often enough.
It is very common to get excited...Read More
What is the real difference with between the $10 bag of food and a $40 bag of the same size? Actually, there can be lots of differences between the two bags. From the price tag to long term health issues, making and knowing how to make a good choice about your dog’s food is very important.
Where to begin
As a rule of thumb, the cheape...Read More
Even though most dogs today are domesticated and grow up on commercial dog food, they still have the same teeth their wild ancestors had. Dog teeth are also very similar to human teeth, with a few main differences. It is important for dog owners to learn about these differences in order to be able to keep their dog’s teeth and gums healthy...Read More
Taking your dog with you on car rides can be fun or disastrous depending on how well your dog tolerates them. When it comes to car rides, there is a growing concern about dogs riding in cars without seat belts or fasteners.
Dangers of not restraining your dog during car rides
The main concern pet owners should have about car rides is safety...Read More
Did you know that there is a organization that regulates pet food? It’s true. The organization is AAFCO, which stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. The organization is made up of volunteers from local, state, and federal levels who join together in order to set guidelines and best practices for the pet food indust...Read More
Vacation and business travel is something which often poses a big problem for pet owners. This is the time when they must find out who will take care of their pets. Since you can’t always take your pet on the road with you, a pet boarder is often a good solution. Pet boarding companies offer a caring place for pet owne...Read More
With shows such as “It’s Me or The Dog” and “Must Love Cats”, channels such as Discovery and Animal Planet obviously realize how much people love their pets. They even watch TV shows about them. And it is no wonder why. These shows are as informative as they are fun to watch.
Take the show, “It’s Me ...Read More
You probably don't even realize it, but there are many plants that might be in your backyard that could be harmful or even fatal to your pet.
Many common garden plants and wild growth can cause some serious damage to your pet’s health. The problem is that dogs and cats use their sense of smell and of taste to explore what is around...Read More
Unfortunately, humans are not the only species that get cancer. It is actually the number one killer of dogs and cats. Since your pet cannot tell you what is wrong with them, you have to be on the lookout for any signs that your pet may exhibit that may suggest they have cancer. Just as in humans, the earlier a cancer is detected, the greater th...Read More
Dogs are great, but some of their behavior is not. Here are 7 of the top behavioral problems dogs exhibit and some tips on how to stop them.
Dogs beg when they want (your) food. Even though it may be cute sometimes, it is still a bad habit. In order to get your dog to stop begging, start by not giving him any food. At first, this ...Read More
It makes sense that you would want to keep your pet’s food and water bowls clean since you keep your own food plates clean. But, is it really safe to clean your pet’s bowls the same way you clean your plates?
The short answer is yes. However, your pet’s bowls are a little different from our plates and bowls, so there are a ...Read More
As the weather starts to get warmer and draw summer closer, it is a great time to start thinking about flea and tick protection.
We will be spending more time outside with our pets in the following weeks and months. Unfortunately, what happens outside does not always stay outside. Those pesky little fleas and ticks love to hitch a ride on ou...Read More
Have you ever wondered why dogs walk in circles before they lay down? Or why they sleep so much? We have some answers.
The following is a list of the common sleeping behaviors most dogs exhibit and why they do what they do.
But first, here is a tip - Why you are trying to understand animal behavior, it really helps to think of the value ...Read More