Training Your Dog When Your Home Is FULL Of Distractions!

But My Dog Has Papers! See What This Really Means

“AKC purebred with papers” “Papered stud dog” “Champion lines with papers and full pedigrees” If you read various advertisements for puppies, you might see some of the phrases above in the ad. Sellers repeatedly use phrases like dog is registered and comes with papers in order to make claims about the dog’s worth, health, behavior, and quality. The phrase registered with papers is used by many so-called breeders in an attempt to “prove” that the dogs being sold are high quality, in excellent health, with great temperament and well worth the price they are asking. Unfortunately, “having papers” doesn’t always mean everything listed above.

What To Look For In A High Quality Dog Food

In this article I would like to share with you some useful information about what to look for in a high quality pet food. The fact is that there are hundreds if not thousands of different types of dog food brands for you to choose from. Some foods are more expensive, some brands are less expensive.

8 Top Tips To Keep Your Canine Companion Healthy And Happy

Loyal, obedient and non-judgmental; just a few of many positive adjectives that describe man’s best friend. The bond between many dog owners and their dogs is actually much closer than with any of their human friends. The physical and emotional well being of such a priceless friend should thus never be taken for granted.

Dogs Can Die When They Can’t Escape The Heat!

In the UK we are certainly having some very warm days in between the rainy ones and… and, if the last few years are anything to go by, there will be a lot of sunny days to come as we get into the summer months. We need to pay particular attention to what our dogs need in the heat: some shade and somewhere cool to escape to and plenty of fresh water.

Stop the Biting Behavior of Your Dog – What You Need to Know

While dogs have thick skin and biting each other may not be harmful for them, it is different for humans as we don’t have thick skin and can get hurt from their sharp teeth. Whether they just want to play, protect themselves or profess their position as leader of the pack in your home, they need to know what is appropriate and not appropriate when it comes to using their sharp teeth. It is important to stop the biting behavior of your dog to prevent him from causing harm to people around him. Dog bites are a serious problem and require medical attention.

Helpful Tips to Remove Your Dog’s Tear Stains

Dogs are naturally cute but their cuteness can be reduced with the presence of stubborn stains under their eyes. Tear staining is a common problem of dogs especially to some breeds. Stains under a dog’s eyes are caused by excessive tearing brought by a number of eye problems such as dog eye infections, eye lids and eyelash problems, shallow eye socket problems, blockage in the tear drainage holes and food allergies. The long hair in the face and the hair growing in the skin folds around the eyes can also irritate the eyes resulting to excessive tearing. Whatever the cause of your dog’s excessively watery eyes, it can lead to another problem which is the visible tear stains under their eyes. Of course it is best to consult your vet to resolve his watery eye problems but at the same time you also have to get rid of the tear stains and make him look cute again. So how to remove your dog’s tear stains?

Do Changes in Barometric Pressure Affect Your Dog?

What is barometric pressure? Have you ever noticed how it affects your puppy or dog? This may help you understand it, and be a bit more conscious of how it may affect your pets.

Get Rid of Dog’s Fleas and Ticks

The most common pet pests are fleas and ticks. Dogs are naturally cuddly and nice to hug but if they are infested with pests you’ll have second thoughts of hugging them. Pest bites are not only a nuisance but they can be dangerous. Dogs can develop skin allergies, infections, permanent hair loss and other diseases from pest bites. Fleas can consume a large amount of your dog’s blood in such a short period of time that may result to anemia and in rare cases, death. Pest bites can also result to changes in your pet’s appetite and behavior. Humans can also develop allergies and diseases from pest bites that is why most people are hesitant to hug pets with pests. It is important to get rid of dog’s fleas and ticks to protect yourself and your pet.

Dog Fear and Aggression – The Link

When you picture an image of a fearful dog in your mind, you may see an animal cowering with his tail tucked under him and averted eyes. Unbeknownst to many, however, the so-called aggressive dog is also acting out in fear.

Why You Should Walk Your Dog Regularly

Owning a dog is a truly great experience, but it’s also something that can take up a great deal of your time, especially if you want a well behaved family pet. Just like humans, dogs have certain needs that need to be met in order for them to be happy and well adjusted. Food and love are the most obvious of those needs, but regular walks also ranks pretty highly up on that list.

Types of Health Problems That a Dog Can Suffer

All dog owners should have the initiative to identify, if their dogs seem to not feel well. Below are types of health complaints that a dog can suffer. It is important that this is a general first aid topic cover and will not cover every situation. It is always very important to seek veterinary advice.

Giving Rewards to Your Dog – What You Need to Know

Most people are happy to be recognized on a job well done whether in school, work or home. This makes them want to do a good job over and over again because their efforts are recognized and rewarded. Dogs like humans also need recognition to reinforce their positive behavior. Giving rewards to your dog can be a great tool to help you teach your dog to behave properly but it is not that easy because you have to follow some rules to make the rewards more of a positive reinforcement than a bribe. The following guidelines can be very helpful when rewarding your dog.

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