Everyone knows that dogs age at a faster pace than humans, but did you know that dogs experience “teen years” similar to humans?
It is true, and just like humans, some dogs act different than others.
What are the “teen” years?
On average, dogs experience these teen years when they are 1.5 to 3 years of age. Howev...Read More
Everyone has heard that in order to convert a dog’s age into human years, multiply by seven. For example, a dog who is 2 calendar years old, would be the equivalent of a seven year old human. This might be a useful and easily remembered rule of thumb, but it is flawed.
Closer to the truth
The fact is, dogs do not age the same way we h...Read More
Will you be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? How about the Puppy Bowl? Even if you only switch over to the Puppy Bowl during the pregame show commercials, it is worth it.
The Puppy Bowl will air for the ninth consecutive year this Sunday from 3pm-5pm ET on Animal Planet.
What is the Puppy Bowl?
The Puppy Bowl is Animal Pla...Read More
Are you ready to bring a new pet into your home? Are you considering a rescue?
Rescued dogs tend to make excellent pets. They typically have been through some bad experiences but thrive on love and good companionship.
Rescue dogs are typically loyal, loving, happy, and grateful, all of which add up to a great pet. Not to mention, giving ...Read More
We know your dog already has a fur coat, but sometimes it is not enough. During the cold months of the year, even furry dogs can feel the chill. Though breeds with short coats, like greyhounds, are most are most at risk.
If your dog does not enjoy going for walks in the snow, or is living in a cold climate with a short coat of fur, consider ...Read More
Dogs are wonderful and curious creatures. From the dawning of civilization, man and dog have survived and thrived together. That does not mean they fully understand each other, though.
There are a great deal of interesting facts about dogs. How many facts that are on this list did you already know?
1. Dogs have sweat glands between their ...Read More
Anything you ever wanted to know (and many things you did not) can be found on the Internet these days.
When you need to know something about your pet, one of the first places you turn to is your phone. Read 8 iPhone Apps For Pet Owners or 10 Android Apps To Help Manage Your Pets for information on which apps are the most helpful.
The oth...Read More
Are you tired of crating your dog or locking him in another room each time someone comes over to your home?
Do you wish there was some way you could restrain your dog so they could join in on the fun and so you could show him off to your friends and family without the worry?
If your dog tends to get excited around visitors, you might feel...Read More
Being a dog owner can be fun and rewarding, if not sometimes challenging. Below are seven tips that learned the hard way.
* If you live in a cold area, you know how it is almost impossible to do anything when your fingers are cold. In order to open a dog waste bag in the cold, breathe out through your mouth and onto your fingers. Pinch and r...Read More
Do dogs even make facial expressions? The answer is yes, dogs do make facial expressions. In fact, in many ways, their facial expressions are very similar to a human’s.
Your dog’s face can tell you a great deal about how they are feeling. For example, you may have noticed your dog’s ears perk up when you say a certain word,...Read More
Do you kiss your dog with that mouth? If you do, you might have gum disease.
There have been a number of articles popping up all over the Internet lately about a study that was done that suggested a human can get gum disease from kissing a dog on the mouth.
One study shows
According to the study done in Japan, if you kiss your dog on th...Read More
It has been a number of years since the disaster, but the message still remains. Hurricane Katrina taught us all a lesson about how important it is to prepare for the worst case scenario with our pets.
When disaster strikes, you need to be able to jump into action and do what needs to be done for you, your family, and your pets. No longer ar...Read More
Deciding to add a cat or kitten to your family is an important decision. Kittens really are adorable and hard to resist, but there are many considerations to take into account before bringing one home. This is especially true for new, or first time, cat owners.
If you have made the decision or have already brought a cat home, here are a few ...Read More
Every dog is unique. Each one is special. It is true, no two dogs are alike, but there are general characteristics that you can use to help group dogs into personality types. This come in handy when you are looking for a new pet or if you are trying to figure out what to do with your pet.
The Three Type Method
Dogs can be grouped into many ...Read More
Playing with your dog not only keeps your dog active and happy, it also allows you and your dog to bond. The more time you spend together, the happy you both will be. Take half an hour away from the computer or housework and get down on the floor to play with your dog instead.
Young puppies demand attention, but spending quality time with yo...Read More
If you grew up in a home with a pet, you are lucky. From learning responsibility to assisting with social skills, pets offer so many benefits to growing children. Besides the common benefits you may be thinking of, there are a couple of additional benefits that have only recently been scientifically confirmed.
Taking care of ...Read More
Cats are delicate and sensitive animals. They do not adapt so well to new people or places. They hate to be switched over to different places and get used to new faces. If you have a cat at home, leaving them behind is the most difficult thing you can think of. Even if your well-trained cats do not like it when you lea...Read More
How much do you know about how your dog or other four legged pet walks? It turns out, even pet professionals get it wrong. In fact, a study showed that anatomists, taxidermists, and toy designers got it wrong nearly 50 percent of the time.
So, how do four legged animals walk?
If you were quizzed right now on how your pet walked, you would p...Read More
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.