Mixed Breed Dogs Can Compete In AKC Obedience
The American Kennel Club recently announced that mixed breed dogs will be allowed to list their dogs and participate in AKC Agility, Obedience and Rally events starting April 1, 2010. This means that mixed breeds will be able to compete in the same classes and earn the same titles as their purebred counterparts.Do You Have Bad Pet Neighbors?
Sooner or later most of us will encounter a bad pet neighbor. Maybe it’s someone with a dog that barks all night. Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t like dogs or who hassles you about your own dog for some reason. But if you have pets you’ll probably have to deal with someone like this sooner or later. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the situation better.Will Anxiety Medication’s Work For Dogs?
We want our dogs to be as happy and comfortable in our home as we are. For some dogs, this isn’t a possibility without help. Many people don’t realize that dogs can suffer from the same psychological problems that people do. This includes, but isn’t limited to anxiety disorders. If your dog is suffering from mental illness, it’s cruel to not do anything about it. A lot of vets can help your pouch with the right medication. The meds your vet gives your dog are formulated in a similar manner to the anti-anxiety medications given to people.Your Dog Requires a Strong Leader, You!
When you buy a dog, or obtain one through other means, you will likely go through what is known as the ‘honeymoon’ period in which your dog simply can do no wrong. This however will fade rather quickly, and before you know it, you will be wanting to make a change.Why Has My Dog Started Humping Other Dogs?
Here is a question I received recently, does it sound familiar? I first got my dog as a foster when he was already three years old. The previous owner has not had him neutered, and he is a full-breed black lab that weighs 120 pounds.When Is The Right Time To Start Dog Training?
Many people wonder what age is appropriate to start training your dog. Whether your dog is old or a puppy, it is always smart to start training as soon as possible. In this article we will look at why it’s important to train your dog right away.Why I Don’t Like A Wire Crate
I always tell new dog owners that a crate is the greatest gift that they can give their dog. The reason is because dogs are den animals and they love having their own personal den. However quite often the dog owner gives their dog a wire cage and not a crate. In this articles I will tell you why that is the wrong thing to do.What You Need To Know About Bloat In Dogs
Canine bloat is a very serious condition that results in more dog deaths than any other illness except for cancer. Large dogs are especially prone to bloat, and it is something every pet owner should be able to recognize.Tips On Introducing The Newborn Baby To Your Dog
Bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital, while being an exciting time for the new parents, can be a very stressful time for your dog. Dogs are extra sensitive and can feel the tension that the parents have when they first bring the baby home, this can cause anxiety for the dog as well. If you have a well trained dog, that is attentive to all your voice commands, then you’ll have fewer problems than if you’ve never formally taught him discipline. Whatever the case may be, there are some things you can do to help get your dog, and the newborn baby, accustomed to each other, so they eventually form a long-term, happy relationship.Three Items To Consider Before Getting A Dog
Having a dog as a pet is one of the wonderful experiences in life. A dog always loves you, no matter what, if you treat your pet properly and establish a good relationship.Neutering Your Male Dog Is Smart, Sensible And Kind
Many people have the mistaken notion that neutering your male dog is unkind or painful. The fact of the matter is, nothing could be further from the truth. There are many advantages to having your male dog neutered, both for you and the dog. In this article, we will discuss the many smart reasons why male dogs should be neutered. Read on to learn more.The 5 Things Walking Does For Your Dog
Many dog owners view dog walking as a necessity. The primary purpose is to ensure their dog does not relieve itself in the home. However, many do not realize that dog walking also benefits their dog.