Understanding Ear Mites And How To Avoid Them

January 8, 2017

Of all types of canine parasites, ear mites are the most common. Dogs with droopy ears, particularly English Cocker Spaniel, Bloodhound, Basset Hound, and Miniature Schnauzer, are prone to ear mites. Although dogs with short ears are not as vulnerable to ear mites, they can also develop ear infections because mange is highly contagious.

Ear mites can be frustrating to deal with because they keep coming back. Before treating the condition, my advice is to find out what’s causing ear mites to reoccur to prevent the problem from happening again.

Important Safety Alert! Can You Use Human Toothpaste On Dogs?

January 7, 2017

Admit it, we all love getting slobbery kisses from our dogs. There is just something so precious when you dog finally see you again when you get home from work and just topples you over for that slobbery wet kiss barrage.

But the fun definitely stops when you realize your dog’s breath has that unmistakable aroma of dog food and old socks. Well, that just means one thing, someone needs a good old fashion meeting with Mr. Toothbrush.

But when you don’t have that specially formulated toothpaste on hand then you might be tempted to use some of your own stashes. But before you do any of that, you need to know first if using human toothpaste on dogs is safe. It is a good thing for you because the Internet is here to aid you in your quest for the truth.

So before popping a tube of that cherry flavored toothpaste on your canine’s mouth, read this first.

The Lockdown: What Size Dog Crate Do I Need?

September 11, 2016

One of the best things you can get your dog is a dog crate. It pays for itself by giving your pooch his very own place in your home as well as a device that makes it easier to have a successful house training. One thing I always ask myself before getting a dog crate is, what is the best I can get for my dog?

So now I am going to share some tips on what size dog crate you will need.

What Are The Fluffiest Dogs In The World? Here Are 10!

September 11, 2016

Don’t get me wrong, we all love fluffy dogs! They just have something that we find irresistible! Imagine them running on your floor, tongue out, with a fluffiness that makes them look like Disney dog characters that are too cute to be true. We think, there they are! Alive and ready to return our affection!

If you’re an avid fan of these super huggable and cute fluffy dogs, check out this list to add more fluffiness to your day!

Why Your Dog Is Clingy? Here’s The Answer!

September 11, 2016
  • They bark and cry when left alone for just a minute or two…
  • They stick to your side like glue even when at home…
  • They become destructive within the house…

You probably choose to read this article for one reason… you are experiencing or at least have experienced being in this situation. You just suddenly get confused by your dog’s behavior…and what’s frustrating is … you can’t understand them.

This can be very hard to answer if there is no obvious trigger for the change of behavior. And so, it is important for you, owner, to look at things thoroughly and dig deeper to find out the potential reasons behind. This is your job…

The following are the 6 MAJOR reasons why your dog becomes clingy.

10 Fun (and Easy!) Tricks to Teach Your Dog (You’ll Love Number 3)

September 11, 2016

Dogs – regardless of breed and size – are intelligent creatures capable of learning new tricks. And as a dog lover, I enjoy teaching my dogs different tricks to bond with my pets as well as to foster acceptable behavior and stimulate their minds.

Contrary to popular notion, even older dogs can learn a new trick or two. Sure, puppies and younger dogs pick up commands and tricks at a much faster rate compared to older dogs but as long as you are patient, any dog can learn.

So, what cool tricks to teach your canine friends? Here are my favorites.

When’s The Right Time For Pups To Leave Their Mom & Why?

September 10, 2016

Just like any younglings, puppies will do a lot of learning during the first few weeks of their lives. An adult dog has influence over the behaviors and traits of a puppy. For a pup, there is no better dog to learn good behavior from than its mother and littermates.

After all, all these traits, skills, and behaviors will remain with them for the rest of their natural lives. That’s why a pup needs a considerable amount of time before with its family of origin before it is left to live on its own. But when is the right time for pups to leave their mom?

How To Teach Your Puppy To Respond To Its Name

September 10, 2016

It is important that you teach your puppy to respond to its name. The puppy’s name should be a cue for it to stop what it is doing and go to you and acknowledge you. It should also signify that the puppy needs to give you its undivided attention and wait for further instructions.

Knowing how to respond to its name is also a safety net that will ensure the puppy will come to you if it gets lost or you need it. So how can you achieve this? How do you teach your puppy to know what to do when you call its name?
Now, training your puppy to know what to do when you call its name may seem like a chore at first, considering that puppies tend to do whatever they feel like. But it’s actually a very simple and fun exercise to do. It just requires your patience, some treats and 30 minutes to an hour of your time each day in order to teach your puppy how to respond to its name.

I will give you six simple steps that you can do to get your puppy to respond, even if it has been used to responding to something else before.