How To Get Your Dog To Walk In Perfect Heel

Are Dogs Color Blind?

Many people wonder whether dogs can see the world in colors or if they see things the same way that we humans see the world. You may have been told that dogs see things in black and white but that’s not correct. In fact, dogs do see in colors but they are color blind. Confused? Here’s the answer.

5 Things You Need For A New Puppy

For a dog lover there are few things more exciting than getting a new puppy. Whether you’re adopting a puppy from an animal shelter or getting a puppy from a breeder, bringing home a new “bundle of joy” is a happy day. But before you bring home your new puppy you need to plan ahead. Here are some supplies you need for a new puppy to make his homecoming go smoothly.

Should Dewclaws Be Removed?

Most dogs are born with a vestigial fifth claw on the inside of each front paw. This is called a “dewclaw.” In the United States, for most breeds, this tiny dewclaw is removed soon after birth. In Europe there are people who believe that dewclaws should not be removed.

Is It Safe To Jog With My Dog?

Many people love the idea of jogging with their dog. If you like to stretch your legs and stay fit you may think that taking your dog along with you for a good run is just as good for him as it is for you. But that’s not necessarily true in all cases. Here are some things to consider before you set out for a jog with your canine best friend.

How Can I Stop My Dog From Running Off?

There are so many sad stories about dogs that have run off when they weren’t wearing a leash. You hear stories from frustrated owners all the time who say their dog got away because he wasn’t wearing a leash. How can you stop this problem?

Why Does My Dog Pass Gas?

Most people have been on the receiving end of a blast from their dog at one time or another. Once in a while your dog may clear a room when he has a gastric eruption. It’s perfectly normal for a dog, or any other animal, to pass gas occasionally. But your dog’s flatulence is amusing only so often. If you have a dog who has ongoing problems with passing gas you have probably been wondering what causes it.

Leash Training – Four Keys To Effective Leash Training

In this article, I will discuss the four important keys to success in leash training your dog and also, the typical mistakes people make when trying to train their dog to stop pulling on the leash when out for a leisurely walk. Taking your dog out for a daily walk can be a challenging adventure more than an enjoyable journey. For thousands of people, it’s more like the dog is walking them!

Effective Tips For Helping Canines Lose Weight

Pet owners are known to take their responsibilities quite seriously and are concerned about their overall well being. The aging process for canines can become overwhelming for owners as they gain weight and become more lethargic in many instances while leading to long term health risks that must be avoided. Anyone focused on this concern should know the most effective tips for helping canines lose weight in a healthy and effective manner.

Vaccinations and Your Dog

Vaccines are a bit of a hot button topic in past years, and this is true of dog vaccinations as well. Dog owners often want information about risks associated with vaccines, which vaccines are recommended, and alternatives to vaccines. Ultimately, this article should address many of these concerns while giving dog owners a better understanding of vaccines, the reason dogs need them, and new canine vaccination

Should I Allow My Dog On The Furniture?

Should you allow your dog on your furniture? Actually, opinions differ. Many people consider their dogs part of their family and, as such, they believe that their dog should be allowed on at least some of their furniture. But other people believe just as firmly that dogs should have their own places to lie and sleep which do not include the furniture. However, there are some things to consider about each position.

Why Do Dogs Howl?

We all know that dogs bark and whine and cry and whimper. These are all perfectly normal ways for a dog to communicate. But you may forget that dogs howl, too. They may not do it very often, but your dog is just as capable of howling as any wolf or coyote.

Dogs Like Stuffed Toys

Just why do dogs like stuffed toys? If you’ve ever watched your dog rip the stuffing from a stuffie, or gently carry a stuffed animal around like a friend, you may have wondered why dogs like them so much. The answers can be complex.

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