The Humane Society estimated that 62% of American households in 2012 had at least one pet. Dogs are some of the most popular in this category. These pets are more than animals that live along with us. They are members of our families with personalities and needs that are very important. Dog obedience training is a benefit to most hous...Read More
No matter how cute and cuddly your dog is, chances are he or she can wreak havoc in your home. He can pee in your hallway, chew your shoes, jump on you whenever he sees you, and even (gasp) eat your kid’s homework. It is therefore imperative that your dog knows how to behave at all times. Not only will it be less problematic f...Read More
Inventing the Wheel
Training a dog is a rewarding and enjoyable activity. It is as much about developing the relationship between the dog and the owner as it is teaching basic commands. Dogs have been domesticated over 30,000 years and indeed are “man’s best friends.” Humans have a lot of experience in dog training. P...Read More
There are three widely used methods for training your dogs, all of which we will cover today. Please note, however, that we do not suggest you use negative reinforcement training as a part of your dog's obedience. Read the section on that method, and you will learn why it is never a good idea.
The Three Techniques
Dogs pick up not only on the words we say but also on our intent to communicate with them, according to a report published online in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.The findings might help to explain why so many people treat their furry friends like their children; dogs’ receptivity to human communication is surprisingly simi...Read More
Once you and your dog get to the dog park, it’s tempting to just stand back and watch all the activity. But everybody will have a much more rewarding time if you observe some basic etiquette for visiting a dog park. Many of the suggestions below are more common sense than anything, but they should be heeded. These may not be official dog p...Read More
Are you thinking about adopting a cute puppy? There are a few things to consider before making such an important decision. One of these is where you live. Do you own a home or live in an apartment building? Is your neighborhood or apartment complex dog-friendly? These are all important questions that need to be answered if you want to give your ...Read More
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
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
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
Today we are all busy people, regardless of how many pets we own. It is important for dog owners to know that Dog sitters are the right choice for their dogs, as they tend to give your dog complete attention unlike other places where you can leave your dogs. You can leave your dog at any place such as your relatives house, a dog boarding hous...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
Chances are, if you have a dog, you have probably given a belly rub or two. Most dogs really seem to enjoy it, and will offer you their belly for a scratch. You might even know where your dog’s “sweet spot” is. You know, the one that makes them kick.
For the majority of dogs, this sweet spot is between their hips, near the ...Read More
If you have caught the weight loss or healthy living bug, you are not alone. It seems as if half of Americans are on a diet or have started working out. Take a quick look at the live Pinterest feed, or any news program, and you are bound to find at least a few pins about exercising or eating healthy.
It is easy to catch the bug, the trick is...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
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
Dogs certainly make great pets, but they are not the only animals that offer us loyalty, companionship, and unconditional love. Cats do all of that and more. If you want to show your cat just how much you care, consider the following seven ways you can spoil them.
Brush Your Cat Regularly
Most cats really enjoy the soothing rhythm of b...Read More
Every now and then, we try to introduce readers to new pet technology and gadgets. This week, we are bringing you The Illusion Dog Collar, designed by the Dog Whisperer himself, Cesar Millan.
It is tough, even for long time dog owners, to get a collar to stay in the proper spot around a dog’s neck. In case you didn’t know, the be...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.
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