Teaching dogs discipline can be a challenging ordeal. Like teaching children the differences between right and wrong and what's allowed vs. what's frowned upon, successfully training a dog takes patience and plenty of practice.
So one day you were surprised that your beloved Kiko, the German Shepherd housedog or Kicky, your mailbox enthusiast just suddenly lost their interest to do their daily chores. Worst case scenario, they seem to be off energy during early morning walks; do not respond when called and could hardly jum
A dog's bed is their safe haven, their place to unwind, nap, and relax. Just as important as our beds are after a long day, dog beds are a welcome relief to canines. A pet bed should have several components which include sufficient cushion, proper support, and usability.
Taking terrific pictures of your dog requires a little planning, a little preparation, and a lot of patience. With a sense of humor and a handful of treats, anything is possible.
In recent years it appears that much sugar is bad for health. Currently there appears to be too much sugar in dog and cat food. Sugar tastes wonderful to our pets and they will eat them hurriedly. Human beings like sweets and we pop those bite size candies quickly into our mouths. Have you noticed h
Once you’ve chosen to make a dog the new family pet, it’s time to think about dog-proofing your yard. Keeping your pet safe, and your yard intact, is simple with a few modifications. Dog-proofing your yard will keep your dog from running at large and destroying your flowers and plants,
Introducing a new dog to the family dog can lead to unpleasant results if the introduction is rushed and not done properly. Dogs are guided by instinct, and one of the strongest is to protect their territory and sense of space. In addition to their natural instincts, dogs also have individual person
Tick transmitted diseases can kill any dog. They are very dangerous and it is important to recognize what is going on before it is too late. My own story reveals the challenge to a dogs life if the owner does not know anything about those diseases and consequently does not take the right actions whe
Loratadine is an antihistamine used in both humans and animals. Humans routinely use over-the-counter antihistamines. Use in animals, however, should be done only under the care of a licensed veterinarian due to the potentially lethal side effects of overdose.
Collars that train a dog not to bark might sound like something out of a futuristic science fiction movie, but they are very real tools that can end nuisance barking. This kind of barking interferes with people's ability to concentrate, sleep, and relax.
If the levels of cortisone in your dog are too high, it has a condition that is called hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing's disease. Most dogs with Cushing's disease have tumors on the pituitary glands, which causes the excess output of cortisol. A small amount of cases involve tumors on the adrenal g
Phenylpropanolamine helps control urinary incontinence in dogsDog image by Jan Zajc from Fotolia.comPhenylpropanolamine, more commonly known as PPA, helps to control urinary incontinence in dogs. Phenylpropanolamine works as a decongestant in animals as well. However, in veterinary...
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Doctors today advise humans to spend around 30 minutes daily in some type of mild to moderate exercise, like walking or even running to assist in cardiac and joint health and vitality. It can be shown that people who do so stay healthy longer than those with a more sedentary (read that as couch pota
A dog undergoes the same trauma of arthritis as its age declines similar to a human. The weakened joints and the pain while making a movement can be quite unbearable for both dog and human. If you have an older dog then you can understand the pain that is reflected in its eyes every time it makes a
If your dog has red, itchy skin, it may be challenging to find an appropriate shampoo to keep irritation and inflammation down. Dogs with certain skin problems often require regular bathing to remove buildup and other irritants. Avoid the task of shopping for the perfect dog shampoo by mixing up a b
Special needs pets can present a challenge to any pet owner. Blind pets can be especially difficult as they need a very set routine and a patient, understanding owner to help them adapt to new surroundings. Training blind pets is not an impossible feat, and a whistle can be a useful tool for trainin
German shepherds were bred in Germany in the early 1800s by Captain Max Von Stephanitz. Over the years, this dog breed became very popular and spread to all parts of the world. German shepherds are a strong-minded, independent, athletic and intelligent breed requiring firm and consistent training to
Dog handling is an important part of bringing up a dog. You don't want the dog to be nervous around people, as it is far more likely to get aggressive if it is. Following a few simple steps when you get your dog can make sure your dog loves human contact.
Does your dog tear up your things? Coming home and finding that your dog has chewed up your things is not at all fun. From the dog's point of view it's only natural to check out objects by smell and taste. Why are dogs destructive? Most destructive behavior is caused by one of three factor