How Much Does It Cost To Take Care Of A Dog? When deciding to get a dog, most first-time owners look forward to all the good times they’re going to have with their pup. They focus on the cuddles, kisses, walks, and puppy playtime in their future and don’t realize that taking care of their new BFF is going to be a long-term investment. Long gone are the days when all you had to do to welcome a furbaby to the family is buy some food and a collar.Read more
Almost ANY behavior problem you can think of can be quickly and easily cured with the simple techniques I’m about to show you.Read more
Before we were born, our parents prepared for the day they would bring us home. From bibs to blankets to bottles to booties, they either bought or were showered with things they thought would give us a great start in life. Well, all babies deserve to begin life in the best way possible. So, now that you’ve opened your home and your heart to a new puppy, we’re going to share our list of essentials you’ll need to lay the foundation for your furbaby’s fabulous future.Read more
The decision to give a puppy a furever home is a big deal, and should not be taken lightly. After you’ve zeroed in on a breed that suits your lifestyle and found a trustworthy breeder, the final and likely most challenging step in the process is choosing a pup. In this edition of Animal Facts, we’ll look at the factors you’ll need to consider when selecting not just “the pick of the litter,” but your pick of the litter.Read more
Potty training is likely on the top of your to-do list when getting a new puppy. It’s a necessity if the dog is going to live indoors with your family. But, some dog breeds don’t make it such an easy task.Training a dog can be difficult for anyone, especially first-time dog owners. Some breeds are certainly more difficult than others. Let’s see which 10 breeds of puppies just might turn your living room floor into a swamp and I’ll provide some tips along the way.Read more
Puppies are cute, there’s no doubt about that. But, when searching to bring a new dog into your life, there are several excellent reasons to at least consider the pros and cons of adopting an adult dog, over getting a puppy. Let’s discover why you might want to adopt an adult dog or a puppy.Read more
We can all agree that our puppies grow up to fast. It seems to happen in a blink of an eye. But, if you pay close attention, you may notice that it doesn’t happen all at once. Between his first breath to reaching full grown doggy status your new friend goes through not only physical growth but also mental growth. Let’s get to know how your puppy will develop.Read more
Since the 1950s, the popular calculation of how old a dog is “in human years” has been that 1 dog year is the equivalent of 7 human years. It’s a popular myth that refuses to give up the ghost. But, because dogs mature at a different rate than humans, it’s not so straightforward. Age is more than just a chronological measurement of years lived. It’s also an expression of how our bodies have been affected by the passage of time.Read more
It’s not always apparent how old a dog is. You may have just adopted a canine companion or a stray may have found his way to your door. Either way, we, in general, like to know the age of our pets. Unfortunately, this is not an exact science and there can be many variables. Even an experienced veterinary professional is making an educated guess. But, there are some solid indicators.
Let’s look at some of the ways to tell a dog’s age.Read more
Thinking about giving a puppy as a gift for Christmas? We suggest you not. And here’s why you should not give a puppy for Christmas.
Puppies are cute, but giving a puppy as a gift is a less than stellar idea. Should you give your child a puppy for Christmas. We say no.Read more