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Choosing A Daycare/ Boarding Facility For Your Dog

With so many options to pick from, choosing a daycare or boarding facility for your dog can be intimidating. Below are a few things to look for when going through the selection process and some questions to ask potential facilities. Individual Kennels or Cage-Free? You first have to determine if you want your dog to be kenneled separately or have …

Best Way To Use A Kong Toy For A Dog Or Puppy

What is a “Kong”? Kongs are very tough, hollow chew toys available invarious “chew levels”, sizes, and for different stages of life. Stuffing strategy Pick up five Kongs for your dog or puppy. Make sure to choose the right Kong for your dog’s stage of life. While you’re at the pet supplystore, pick up a small tin of freeze-dried liver. Back home, place …

Dog Sitter Checklist

Whether you’re able to hire a trustworthy soul to take watch over your dogs or know a fellow dog lover that can stay with your canine king-of-the-castle, this checklist will help you go on vacation with the peace of mind that your dog is being well taken care of while you’re away. After you find the right person for this important job, there are …

Kennel Or Dog Sitter?

While more and more pet parents are taking their dogs along with them when they travel, sometimes that’s just not possible. In those cases, here are tips for finding a kennel – which nowadays can run the gamut from a basic boarding facility to a luxury pet hotel – or a pet sitter you can trust with your beloved companion. If you …

Dogscaping Your Backyard is Easier Than You Think

Chances are, you may have been “dogscaping” your backyard for quite a while – and didn’t even realize you were on the forefront of a hot new trend. The concept is simple. “In its most basic form, dogscaping is landscaping with your dog’s needs in mind,” said Tom Barthel, a Michigan-based master gardener and author of “Dogscaping: Creating the Perfect Backyard & Garden for …

Why A House Trained Dog Keeps Peeing On The Carpet

Smaller dogs, like Chihuahuas, are often challenging to potty train and may have “accidents” in the house into adulthood. Tiny dogs do urinate more often than larger dogs, even though their small bladders are proportionate to their size. However, no matter the size of the dog breed, there’s a particular reason why dogs go after certain spots, i.e. carpet. One …

How To Get Your Dog To Stop Barking At A New Roommate

It sounds like your dog is having some challenges adjusting to his new living situation. Moving can be a stressful upheaval for dogs, so it’s not shocking that he’s confused by the “interloper” in his new home. But what can you do to prevent your dog from barking at your roommate? You can tackle dog’s lack of hospitality by pairing …

How To Stop A Puppy From Growling At Strangers

Aggression is very serious, especially in a larger dog that could potentially do damage with a bite. From the little information I have on your actual situation, I’ll give you my opinion of what’s going on and how to possibly fix it. There are stages of puppyhood that are important to recognize, and this behavior might just be part of …

Main Causes of Dog Eye Problems

There are six primary causes of dog eye problems. Although some may be more damaging than others are, they all cause the animal pain and can lead to severe and/or permanent vision loss if not treated promptly. This is only a general listing of possible problems and treatments, and a veterinarian should be consulted if there is any doubt as …

Basic Dog Grooming Procedures And Potential Issues

There are five major categories of grooming that owners should pay close attention to regarding their dogs. Some dog breeds require more attention than others because of their physical characteristics, but every dog needs some level of grooming and maintenance. The basic forms of grooming are: #1 Brushing – brushing stimulates the skin and removes loose dander as well as …