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All About Dogs and Dental Care - Teeth Hygiene
Dogs need dental care, too! Unfortunately, dental hygiene for dogs is sometimes overlooked. Many people seem to just expect dogs to have bad breath, and few people brush their dogs’ teeth frequently enough. Dental hygiene is just as important to your dog’s overall heath as things like healthy diet, proper exercise and routine grooming.
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Maltese Dog Breed Profile
The Maltese dog breed is a soft little white dog with a lively, courageous disposition. Learn more about the appearance, personality and history of the Maltese.
Shih Tzu Dog Breed Profile
Could the Shih Tzu be the right dog breed for you? Learn all about the personality, appearance, health problems and history of the Shih Tzu.
Silky Terrier Dog Breed Profile
Is a Silky Terrier the right dog breed for you? Learn all about the personality, needs, appearance, and history of the Silky Terrier.
Dog Breed Profiles
Learn about numerous dog breeds including their characteristics, temperament and history. Find out which breed of dog is best for you and your lifestyle.
Mastiff Dog Breed Profile
Could a Mastiff be the right dog for you? Learn more about this powerful yet gentle companion's appearance, personality, needs and more.
Whippet Dog Breed Profile
Could a Whippet be the right dog breed for you? Learn all about the personality, appearance, history, and needs of the Whippet.
Redbone Coonhound Dog Breed Profile
Is a Redbone Coonhound the best dog breed for you? Learn about the appearance, personality, history, and health problems of the Redbone Coonhound.
10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Veterinarian
Are you searching for a veterinarian? Do you even know what you are looking for in a vet? Finding the right veterinarian can be difficult, so here are some factors to help you narrow down your choice.
Dog Breed Information - Purebred and Mixed Breed Dogs
Dogs may have originated from wolves, but they have come a long way. Find descriptions about dog breeds from Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, including mixed breeds. Use this information to decide which breed suits you best, or simply learn more about your favorite breed.
Lhasa Apso Dog Breed Profile
Learn all about the unique and independant Lhasa Apso, a favorite of the show ring. Read about the Lhasa Apso's personality, health problems and more.
Bichon Frise Dog Breed Profile
The Bichon Frise is a fluffy little white dog with a joyful personality. Learn more about the appearance, personality, history and needs of the Bichon Frise.
Poodle Dog Breed Profile
Get to know the Poodle dog breed! These highly intelligent canines are wonderful companions for most lifestyles. They even come in three sizes.
Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed Profile
The Miniature Schnauzer is a sturdy terrier with an active personality. Find out more about living with the Miniature Schnauzer dog breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed Profile
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a friendly, gentle, and affectionate dog. Find out more about the personality, appearance, history and needs of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for Those Allergic to Dogs
Love dogs but have allergies? Although no dog is non-allergenic, these low-shedding hypoallergenic dog breeds are the most appropriate for allergy sufferers.
What Is a Dog's Normal Body Temperature?
What is a dog's normal body temperature? Learn how to take your dog's temperature and find out what it means if your dog has a fever or a low temperature.
Dog and Puppy Health and Wellness - Dog Health Information
A healthy dog is a happy dog. Here are some health care essentials for your dog or puppy, including veterinary information, nutritional guidelines and dental hygiene tips. Understand common medical problems and identify potential health risks for your dog.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs
Find answers to some commonly asked questions about dogs and dog ownership.
Siberian Husky Dog Breed Information
The Siberian Husky is a friendly, diligent dog. Learn more about this beautiful dog breed, including history, personality and more.
Caring for Dogs and Puppies
Are you meeting your dog’s basic needs? Learn the important differences between caring for puppies and senior dogs. From diet and grooming to home life and travel, become the responsible owner your dog desires with these helpful tools and tips.
About Dogs - Transporting Dogs in the Car - Book Excerpt
An article about dog travel safety, excerpt from the book Pup Parentingby Lynn Lott, Jane Nelsen and Therry Jay.
Transporting Dogs in the Car - Excerpt from Pup Parenting
Learn more about dog travel safety with an excerpt from the book Pup Parenting by Lynn Lott, Jane Nelsen and Therry Jay. Page 2.
Solutions to Undo Your Dog's Tangles
Learn about the delicate job of dematting from guest author Val Witt, who tells you how to properly undo your dog's tangles. Dematting is an essential part of dog grooming. Page 2.
Choosing a German Shepherd Puppy
Choosing your perfect German Shepherd puppy and companion does require a great deal of time, effort and energy, but when done properly will be something you won't regret at all in the future.
How to the Right German Shepherd Puppy
Learn how to choose your perfect German Shepherd puppy and companion. Page 2.
Preparing Your Dog for Bringing Home a New Baby
Learn how to help your dog get used to a new baby in the house.
Do's and Don'ts for Dog Owners Renting Apartments from Landlords
Learn the rules to follow as are a dog owner looking for an apartment to rent. Here are the do's and don'ts of dealing with landlords or apartment management.
American Pit Bull Terrier Profile
Learn more about the American Pit Bull Terrier.
American Pit Bull Terrier - What is BSL?
Learn everything you need to know about the American Pit Bull Terrier.
10 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Cats
Are dogs better than cats? Should you get a dog or a cat as a pet? It's time to face off in good fun: dog people against cat people. Here are ten reasons why dogs are better than cats.
Dogs are Better Than Cats - Dogs Promote an Active Lifestyle
Dogs love to get out and see the world. They enjoy exercise of many types and often love to participate in dog sports. Cats may stay indoors or go outdoors, but generally they do it alone.
Dogs are Better Than Cats - Human's Best Friend
Dogs and humans have basically evolved together. For thousands of years, dogs have been the faithful companions of the human race. Cats were once worshiped as gods, and they are probably still holding that against us today.
Are Dogs Better Than Cats
Are dogs really better than cats? Should you get a dog or a cat as a pet? When it comes down to it, dogs and cats are just different. It's all a matter of personal preference. Cats and Dogs are both great pets!
Dogs Are Better Than Cats - No Litter Boxes
One of the many reasons that dogs are better than cats: no need for stinky litter boxes.
Dogs Are Better Than Cats - So Many Games to Play
Dogs love to play, and there are so many great ways to play and have fun with your dog.
Dogs Are Better Than Cats - More Adaptable to Life Changes
Most dogs are a bit more willing to accept changes in their environment than cats. Cats are more sensitive and need to be eased in to change, while dogs are often more flexible.
Dogs Are Better Than Cats - Dogs Can Be Crate Trained and Less Destructive
While the cat is marking your walls, scratching your furniture, and knocking over vases, your dog can be kept safely in his crate. Crate training is an option for dogs more so than cats.
Dogs Are Better Than Cats - Easier to Train a Dog
Yet another reason why dogs are better than cats is that dogs can be trained much more easily. You won't see cats respond as well dogs will to training methods.
Dogs are Better Than Cats - Dogs Have Greater Potential
Dogs can be so much more than companions. They can guide the blind, assist the handicapped, help the police and military, comfort the sick and much more. You won't see a cat working that hard!
Dogs are Better Than Cats - Dogs Can Protect You
A cat cannot protect you and your home the way a dog can. Dogs instinctively protect their owners and their territory. They bark to alert you of strangers presence and may even threaten intruders.
Dogs are Better Than Cats - Dogs Come in More Shapes and Sizes
If you decide to get a dog instead of a cat, you have so many options to choose from. Giant dog or tiny dog? Athletic or lazy? Take your pick, there are so many choices.
How to Introduce Dogs and Cats
Learn how to properly introduce your dog and cat while keeping everyone safe. These dog and cat introduction steps can help you keep a comfortable, happy home.
Therapy Dogs and Animal-Assisted Therapy
Are you interested in Animal Assisted Therapy? Find our how and why therapy dogs make such a difference in the lives of the people they help.
Cats and Dogs in the Home (How to Coexist)
Can dogs and cats live together in peace? Learn how to help cats and dogs get along with one another without disaster.
Becoming a Dog Owner
Learn about the responsibilities of dog ownership and determine if you are ready for a dog or puppy. Get specifics that can help you decide where and how to get a dog with the following valuable resources regarding breeders, adoption groups and animal shelters. Discover what type of dog is best for you and understand why preserving the canine-human bond is so important.
Renting a Home That Allows Dogs
Renting apartments and other homes with dogs may be difficult, but it can be done. Here's how to find a rental when you have a dog, or if you hope to get a dog.
Living with Dogs in a Rental
If you are lucky enough to live in a rental home or apartment that allows you to have a dog, you don't want to mess things up. Here's how you and your dog can be great tenants.
Avalanche Dogs Save Lives
Avalanche dogs are search and rescue dogs trained to rescue people trapped under snow. Learn all about these heroic working dogs.
Dogs are not only loving, loyal companions – they are also diligent workers. Find out about the lives of dogs in the workforce from those who risk their lives in the line of duty, to the trusty guide dogs helping people in their daily lives.
High-Energy Dog Breeds for the Active Lifestyle
Which dog breeds ar best suited for the active lifestyles? Learn about some of the most high energy dogs and decide if one of these active dogs is right for you.
Dog Safety Guidelines - Safety Tips for Dog Owners
Safety First! You want your dog with you for a very long time, so keeping her safe from harm is top priority. Learn how to keep your dog safe and avoid potentially harmful situations with these safety guidelines.
Chemicals and Household Items Toxic to Dogs
There are many chemicals in and around your home that can endanger your dog. Learn which chemicals and household items can harm your dog and what to do if poisoning occurs.
How To Choose A Reputable Dog Breeder
Have you decided that you want a purebred puppy? If you have ruled out adoption and want to get your new puppy through a dog breeder, here's where to begin. Take these steps to search for a dog breeder who is responsible, reputable, experienced and ethical.
Understanding Dog Behavior
Why does your dog do those things she does? What is she trying to tell you and others? Learn about the secrets of dog communication and how to interpret body language and other canine actions.
Social Anxiety in Dogs
Does your dog have social anxiety? Dogs without proper socialization can experience anxiety in social situations. Here's what you should know about social anxiety in dogs.
Advice on Agility Training for Dogs
Agility is a competitive dog sport. Learn how to train your dog to master each obstacle and compete whatever its breed.
Agility Training for Dogs - Teaching Agility Specifics
Agility is a competitive sport for dogs. Learn to train your dog to master the obstacles and compete in agility. Page 2.
How Your Dog Can Become a Therapy Animal
Does your dog have what it takes to be a therapy dog? Here's how you and your dog can become an official animal assisted therapy team.
Do Dogs Get Depression?
Can dogs get depression? Learn about the signs of depression in dogs and find out how it can be treated.
Dogs For Senior Citizens
Are you a senior citizen and dog lover? You can still have a dog of your own. Here's what you should consider before owning a dog as a senior.
Sudden Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
It's not normal for a friendly dog to suddenly become aggressive. Sudden behavior changes may indicate a health problem and should not be ignored.
Doggie Daycare Information
Learn all about doggie daycare and find out if it's right for you and your dog.
Reasons NOT to Give Up Your Dog
If you or someone you know is thinking of giving up a dog, please read this first.Even if you've fallen on hard times,there are other options.You can do it!
Find A New Home for Your Dog
What should you do if you cannot keep your dog? No one wants to give up a beloved dog. Here's what to do if you have no other choice.
Dog Training & Socialization
No one enjoys being around an unruly, disobedient dog. Obedience training and proper socialization will help your dog become a welcome guest in most environments. From housebreaking to basic commands, training will actually strengthen the bond between you and your dog, leading to a happier and less stressful life together.
Dog Behavior Problems - Behavioral Issues in Dogs
We love our dogs, but sometimes their behavior problems can get in the way of our relationships with them. Learn how to identify and work with various behavior problems in your dog.
Clicker Training for Dogs
Clicker training is a form of operant conditioning that uses positive reinforcement as a basis. learn all about clicker training your dog form start to finish.
Dog Training Supplies
Dog training does not require an arsenal of supplies, but there are some things you will need. From dog treats to instructional books, here are the dog training supplies that can help make training your dog a bit easier.
Housebreaking Your Dog - Tips and Tricks for Dog House Training
Housebreaking is one of the fist things you dog will begin learning. These tips and tricks can make the process a bit more bearable for you and your dog.
Specialized Dog Training - Methods and Techniques for Training Specifics
Whether your dog has graduated from the basics or just needs a specialized approach to training, you have come to the right place. Learn about training dogs with special needs or training dogs for specific tasks.
Common Dog Training Mistakes
Are you doing more harm than good when training your dog? Learn how to avoid these common mistakes during dog training.
Senior Dogs - All About Senior and Aging Dogs
Senior dogs have special needs. Learn all about the attention needed by your aging dog. Discover what you can dog to make your aging dog's golden years shine!
Signs of Aging in Senior Dogs
As your dog ages and becomes a senior, it's important to know what to expect. Here are some of the signs of aging in dogs.
Volunteering at Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations
Volunteering with your local shelter or dog rescue organization is a great way to help dogs in need. Learn how you can help dogs by volunteering.
Dog Advocacy & Legislation
You can help provide a better life for dogs in need. Find out how to support canine rights and welfare. Learn about charity organizations, animal advocacy groups, humane societies and more. Discover what the law says about dogs and how it may affect you as a dog owner.
Canine Diseases - Illnesses and Diseases the Affect Dogs
There are many diseases that can afflict your dog. The best way to keep your dog healthy is to educate yourself. Learn about various canine diseases and their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Irritated, Red, Itchy, or Flaky Skin in Dogs
Does your dog have red, itchy, or flaky skin? Here are some common causes of irritated skin in dogs.
Dog Allergies, Itching, Scratching and Skin Problems
Do you have a dog that itches, scratches and chews? Skin problems in dogs are not uncommon, but they can have a variety of causes. Learn how to help your dog's skin today.
Help for Itchy Dogs With Allergies
Are you frustrated with your itching, scratching, chewing dog? Here are the best ways to ease the itching and manage the symptoms of your dog with allergies.
Veterinary Care for Your Dog
Veterinary care is an essential aspect of your dog's health. Learn how to find a veterinarian, what to expect during visits, and how to effectively communicate about your dog's health.
Dog Spay - Meaning of Ovariohysterectomy
Learn what it means to spay a dog, the procedure also known as an ovariohysterectomy.
Helping Dogs in Need - Good Deeds to Help Dogs
Got a soft spot for dogs and other animals? Give something back to help pets in need. You can help by volunteering your time or donating funds to help homeless, sick and unfortunate animals. Here's what you need to know to start giving back right now.
Giving Back: Donating to Animal Charities
There are a number of animal-focused charities that are helping animals in need, and they can use your funds to continue their missions.
Keeping Your Dog Safe and Warm in Winter Weather
Check out these winter safety tips for dogs to learn about potential winter hazards. Here's how to keep your dog safe in the winter weather.
Pomeranian Dog Breed Profile
The Pomeranian dog breed is small yet feisty. Read about the Pomeranian's personality, physical appearance and other traits.
Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Profile
Yorkshire Terriers are tiny dogs with big personalities. Learn about the popular Yorkie, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.
Ear Cropping in Dogs
What is ear cropping in dogs? Learn about the practice of ear cropping in dogs, why it is done, and what it involves.
Pug Dog Breed Profile and Information
The Pug is a lovable, outgoing dog that has grown in popularity over the years. Learn all about the Pug's personality, appearance and other traits.
West Highland White Terrier Dog Breed Profile
The West Highland White Terrier is a lively and loyal little dog. Learn all about the Westie's appearance, personality, history and more.
Havanese Dog Breed Profile
The Havanese is the National Dog of Cuba. Learn more about the Havanese dog breed, including temperament, history and appearance.
Bluetick Coonhound Dog Breed Information
The Bluetick Coonhound is a beautiful hound and a versatile working dog. Read a profile of the Bluetick Coonhound dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.
Cushing's Disease in Dogs
Cushing's Disease is an endocrine disorder that affects dogs. Learn about the signs, diagnosis and treatment of canine hyperadrenocorticism.
Ways to Bond With Your Dog
Are you spending enough quality time with your dog? Here are some great ways to bond with your dog and have fun together.
Dog Toys & Supplies
Find all kinds of gear for dogs from the pampered pooch to the sporting hound. Spoil your dog a little - or a lot - with this selection of toys, beds, leashes, collars, fashions and more. Read reviews and compare prices on a variety of dog products.
You can transform your dog from to mangy mutt to pristine pooch. Learn about grooming techniques from regular bathing to haircuts. Find out what tools you will need and how to use them.
Dog Product and Dog Supply Reviews - Reviews of Dog Products and Dog Supplies
Read reviews of various dog supplies and other dog products. Then decide which dog supplies and other dog products might be best for you and your dog!
Inducing Vomiting in Dogs After Toxin Exposure
Should you induce vomiting if your dog has ingested a toxin? Find out what to do if you find yourself in this situation with your dog.
Review of the FURminator deShedding Tool
The FURminator deShedding tool can reduce shedding and remove loose hair and undercoat from your dog. Read a review of the FURminator to learn more.
Poisonous Plants and Dogs
Find out what plants and flowers may be poisonous to dogs with this list of common toxic plants and flowers. Certain plants, when ingested, can cause serious harm to pets. Learn what plants to keep out of your dog's reach.
Itchy Dog Questions
So your dog is itchy. What's a dog lover to do? Here's my answer about flea medications, bathing, shampoos and diet.
PetBuckle Seat Belt Harness (Review)
It's time to think about dog car safety. Read a review of the PetBuckle Seat Belt Harness and find out if it's right for your dog.
How to Remove Skunk Smell from Dogs
Has your dog been sprayed by a skunk? Here's how to remove that horrible skunk odor from your dog using common household items.
Whelping: Canine Labor and Delivery
If you have a pregnant dog and plan to help her give birth, check out these answers to common questions about whelping puppies.
Caring for Pregnant Dogs and Preparing for Birth
Here's how to take care of your pregnant dog and prepare yourself for the day she gives birth.
Dog Pregnancy Information
How long does pregnancy last in dogs? What is the canine gestation period? Learn the length of a dog's pregnancy, or gestation period.
Tips for Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer Heat
How can you keep your dog cool in the summer heat? Here are some tips that will help cool your dog down when temperatures heat up.
Dog Health Tips - Keeping Your Dog Healthy
Learn the basics for keeping your dog healthy including veterinary care, nutrition, exercise and grooming. These dog health guidelines can help keep your dog healthy and happy.
Dogs, Dog Breeds, Dog Health, Dog Advice, Dog Training, Dog Photos, Dog Fun
Find helpful advice on dog breeds, caring for dogs of all ages, dog behavior, nutrition, grooming and more. Plus, learn how to train your dog with free tutorials.
Vets Care… Sometimes Too Much
Veterinarians and their staff care deeply for patients and clients, often leading to compassion fatigue and burnout.
Communication is Key With Vets
Your vet wants you to be honest and open about your pet. Communication is an imporatnt part of the relations ship you have with your vet.
Vets Hope You Take Their Advice
Vets want their patients to stay healthy and their clients to be happy. They offer their advice and only ask that you take it.
Vets Want You to Let Their Staff Help You
Your vet has a skilled team of support staff who are all there to help you and your pet. Let the staff help you.
Vets Are Not All About Money
Finances are a tough topic among veterinarians. Before you assume you are being ripped off, consider what vets charge what they do.
Things Your Vet Wants You to Know (But Won't Tell You)
Veterinarians work hard to care for your pets. However, there are some things they want you to know.
Vets Are Not Miracle Workers
Veterinary medicine is not an exact science. Vets try their best to offer the highest level of care possible.
Introducing Your Dog to a New Dog
Now that you have decided to add a second dog to your home, it's time to introduce the two. Here's how to give your dogs the best start possible.
How to Choose a Second Dog
When it comes to choosing the right second dog for your household, there are several factors to consider. Here's how to find the right dog.
Should You Get a Second Dog?
Are you thinking about getting a second dog? Here are some things to consider before you add dog number two to your household.
Gift Ideas for Dogs - Dog Training Gifts
Need a fun and inexpensive gift idea for the dog lover in your life? Find out how to make a dog training kit for the dog owner on your list.
Product Review of Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado - Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Review
The Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado is a unique interactive game for dogs that uses food motivation to challenge the canine player. Read this review of the Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado and consider trying it out for your dog.
Clicker Training Tips
Clicker training is a fun and easy way to train your dog or puppy. Learn some tips for using clicker training to train your dog.
About Dogs - Dog Adoption Fees
Why does it cost so much to adopt a homeless dog?
How to Introduce a Dog to the Leash
Puppies and sometimes even adult dogs may need to get used to a leash before heading out for a walk. Learn how to introduce a dog or puppy to the leash.
Handling Your Dog's Thunderstorm Phobia
Dogs with what's technically called astraphobia become frantic and fearful during storms. Find out the causes this and ways to manage it.
Dyson DC31 Animal Handheld Vacuum Review
Read a review of the new Dyson DC31 Animal Handheld Vacuum. This handheld vacuum is cordless and powerful. Find out more about the Dyson DC31 Animal Handheld Vacuum in my review.
Gentle Leader Head Collar - Review of the Gentle Leader Head Collar for Dogs
Read a review of the Gentle Leader Head Collar, an excellent training tool for most types of dogs. The Gentle Leader Head Collar is designed to keep dogs from pulling, jumping and lunging.
Review of Premier Easy Walk Harness for Dogs
The Premier Easy Walk Harness is intended to make walking the dog easier by preventing him from pulling on the leash. Read the review to decide if the Premier Easy Walk Harness can help you.
Why Do Dogs Shed and How Can I Reduce It?
Why do dogs shed? How can you stop dogs from shedding so much? Find out what makes dogs shed and learn how you can reduce dog shedding in your home.
How to Protect Dogs From Parvo
Parvo is a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus that affects dogs. Here's what you can do to protect your dog from parvo, including how to decontaminate an area exposed to parvo.
Playing Tug of War With Your Dog
Dogs love to play tug of war, and it's good for them. Though there has been some debate over tug of war and dogs, the game is actually a healthy display of their predatory nature. Tug of war is mental and physical exercise for your dog.
Books for Feeding a Raw Diet to Your Dogs
Reverting to raw, or home-cooked meals is fast becoming a popular trend with pet owners. The results are undeniable, and every day, more and more pet owners make the switch from commercial dog foods to a healthy, natural diet. These books are a must-have for any owner making the switch, or even for experts who are looking to round out their canine library.
Clicker Training Books
Clicker training is fast proving traditional training methods obsolete. With the focus on positive reinforcement and behavior modification, dogs are responding better than ever.
Top Dog Movies - Great Live Action Films About Dogs
Some of the most popular films ever made have starred dogs, so here are some shining examples of live action movies featuring dogs, including Old Yeller, Lassie, Benji and more.
Therapeutic Heated Dog Beds - Therapeutic Beds for Dogs with Arthritis and Other Joint Disorders
These therapeutic, heated dog beds will make a world of difference in your sore dog. Warmth soothes sore muscles and eases joint pain, and their cushiony softness will give your dog a comfortable place to sleep all year long.
How to Choose the Right Toys for Your Dog
With so many styles of toys to choose from, it can be hard to decide which toys your dog will like best. Learn about the different types of toys available and how to choose ones your dog will enjoy.
First Aid Books for Dogs
Top picks of the available first aid books for dogs (and sometimes cats too).
Top Ten Dog Training Supplies - Supplies for Dog Training
You don't need a lot of special equipment to train a dog, but there are some items that make it easier. Learn which dog training supplies should be a part of every dog owner's tool box.
Top Food and Treat Dispensing Dog Toys - Dog Toys and Dog Treats
Dog toys that dispense food and treats are a great way to offer your dog mental stimulation and avoid common dog behavior problems. Before you start shopping, find out which are the best food dispensing dog toys out there.
Automobile Safety for Your Dog
Restraints can keep your dog safe and protect others in the event of a car accident. Learn about the main types of automobile restraints for your dog.
Top Dog Movies for Grown Ups - Great Films about Dogs
Some of the most popular films ever made have starred dogs, so here are some shining examples of movies featuring dogs, including Old Yeller, Lassie, Benji and more.
Most Popular Animated Films About Dogs
Some of the most popular films ever made have starred dogs, so here are some shining examples of movies featuring dogs, including Old Yeller, Lassie, Benji and more.
Top Five Books Most Recommended by Dog Trainers
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of books on dog training. Find out about some of the top books most often recommended by dog trainers and behaviorists.
Best Dog Treats for Training
Many people like to use dog treats to train a dog. But what are the best? Learn about different kinds.
10 Best Kind of Dog Beds
Your dog needs a great place to rest his head. There is a near-endless selection of dog beds on the market today. Learn about some of the best dog bed options
Dog Gift Guide - Top Gifts for Dogs
Dog Gifts - Discover the top gifts for the dogs in your life with this dog gift guide. From toys to treats, learn what gifts are sure to make just about any dog thrilled.
Top 5 Supplies for Basic Dog Grooming
Learn about basic dog grooming supplies and dog grooming equipment needed to keep up with your dog's grooming needs and what's best for your dog.
Top Dog Kennel and Crate Styles
Dog kennels and crates are can be found in several styles. Use these descriptions to decide which dog kennel or crate design is best for your dog and lifestyle.
How to Trim Your Dog's Nails - Trimming Equipment
Nail trimmers are available in several styles. The right style for you depend on your dog's nails and your own preference. Learn how to select the right type of dog nail trimmers for your individual needs. Page 2.
Before You Begin Trimming Your Dog's Nails
Periodic nail trims are essential for all dogs. Trimming your dog's nails does not have to be something you dread. Learn how to trim your dog's nails the right way. You can cut your dog's nails without the blood, sweat and tears.
Dog Nail Anatomy for Proper Trimming
This diagram of dog nail anatomy can help you understand your dog's nails, including the right place to cut the nail. Using this image, you can learn how to properly trim your dog's nails.
How to Trim Your Dog's Nails
Learn how to trim your dog's nails the right way. Here is how to hole the paw and make the cut without causing pain to your dog.
Troubleshooting During Dog Nail Trims
you may run into a bit of trouble while trimming your dog's nails. not to worry! Here's what to do if your dog won't comply, or if you accidentally cut the quick. Page 5.
What You Need to Know About Summer Safety for Dogs
Summer and the warmer months can be fun for you and your dog, but it is important to understand that hot temperatures can be very dangerous, too. Here are some important things you need to know about Summer hazards and prevention.
Top Natural and Holistic Dog Food Companies
Find information about the top natural and holistic dog foods, including the benefits of natural and holistic dog foods. Plus, research natural and holistic dog food companies.
About Premium Dog Foods - Premium Dog Food Companies
Find information about premium dog foods and research premium dog food companies.
Why Does Dog Urine Cause Brown Spots on Grass?
My dog's urine is killing my lawn. Why does dog pee make the grass turn brown or yellow? How can I stop this? I love my dog but I would like a nice lawn, too.
Choosing the Best Dog Chews: Treats for Dogs to Gnaw On
Got a dog that loves to chew? Choosing a safe and digestible chew for your dog can be difficult. Not all chews are the same, and different dogs might do best with different chews. Learn how different dog chews stack up and what makes them good--or bad--for your dog.
What to Expect After Adopting a New Dog
So you've decided to adopt a new dog. Congratulations! Here is an idea of what you can expect for the first few weeks with your new companion.
Getting a Dog - Where to Get Your New Dog
Choosing a dog is a big decision. Now that you have considered size, breed, age, activity level and personality, you will need to determine where to get your dog. Decide if you should get your dog from an animal shelter, rescue group, breeder or elsewhere.
Should You Allow Your Dog to Sleep in Your Bed?
Is there any harm in letting your dog sleep in the bed with you? Find out if you really need to keep your dog off the bed and furniture.
What Are the Signs of Dementia in Dogs?
Chances are, your senior dog will develop some signs of dementia as he ages. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help him.
Can Dogs Get Ebola?
Can your dog get Ebola? This question is on the minds of many dog owners. Here's what you really need to know.
Raw Food Diets for Dogs
Is raw food good for dogs? Raw food diets are controversial among dog owners and dogs experts. Learn about raw food diets and whether or not this type of feeding is right for your dog.
Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs
Antifreeze poisoning in dogs is fairly common. Find out how antifreeze can kill your dog and learn what to do if you suspect antifreeze poisoning.
People Who Work in a Veterinary Facility
Have you ever wondered about the roles of the staff in your vet's office? Here's a breakdown of who's who in the average veterinary facility.
Top Websites for Veterinary Advice
Looking for veterinary information online? Not all websites are created equal. Here's where to search online for help with your pet.
Why Is My Vet So Expensive?
Is veterinary care expensive, or are people underestimating value? Consider what you are really getting from your vet before you decide.
Parvo Treatment for Dogs
Parvo is a potentially deadly disease that is all too common in dogs. Although it can be treated, the treatment is not always effective. Learn how parvo is treated in dogs.
Giardia in Dogs
Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can affect dogs, humans and other animals. Learn about Giardia in dogs, including how infection occurs, how it is diagnosed, and Giardia treatment.
How to Get Your Dog to Love the Vet
Does your dog hate going to the vet? Here are some ways you can help your dog enjoy vet visits, making the process less stressful for everyone.
Exercise Your Dog - About Exercise and Your Dog
Everyone needs exercise, including your dog. Find out how to keep your dog fit and active.
How to Meet Your Dog's Basic Needs
Learn how diet, exercise, veterinary care, grooming, training and home environment work together to play a vital role in your dog or puppy’s well-being.
American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed Profile
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a powerful and courageous dog breed with great athletic ability and a great desire for human companionship. Learn more about the American Staffordshire Terrier, including appearance, temperament, history and health concerns.
Before Getting a Dog - What to Consider
Getting a dog is more than just taking home the adorable little fur ball. Are you ready to get a dog? Here's what you need to know before you get a dog.
How to Find the Right Veterinarian
There are plenty of veterinarians out there, but finding the right one for your family can be a challenge. Here's how to choose a vet who will suit your needs and take great care of your dog.
What to Expect from a Great Veterinarian
Do you have an amazing veterinarian? How can you tell if a vet is good? Here's what you can expect from a great veterinarian.
Signs of a Great Veterinary Practice
Is your pet's animal clinic awesome? Whether you are looking for a new vet or just learning more about your current vet, here's what you should look for in a veterinary clinic.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Profile
Learn all about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - a bright, active dog breed that makes a wonderful companion. Read about the personality, physical appearance, health problems and other traits associated with the lovable Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog Breed Profile
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a brave and powerful and dog breed that possesses excellent athletic ability. Despite its reputations, this breed thrives upon human companionship. Find out more about the American Pit Bull Terrier, including appearance, temperament, history and health concerns.
Dachshund Dog Breed Profile - History and Information
Learn all about the Dachshund dog breed, the increasingly popular little
The 9 Biggest Myths About Dogs
There are so many so-called
Why Do Dogs Hump?
Humping is a common and sometimes embarrassing behavior seen in dogs. Learn why dogs hump and what you should do about it.
Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?
Have you ever seen your dog doing something weird and wondered why? Here are some answers to your questions about why dogs do the things they do.
Why Do Dogs Lean on People?
Many dogs like to lean on their owners. Learn more about leaning in dogs and why some dogs enjoy this behavior.
Why Do Dogs Pant?
All dogs pant. Learn why panting occurs in dogs and find out how to tell if panting signals a problem in your dog.
Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?
Many dogs eat poop. Learn why some dogs eat feces and what coprophagia means.
Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?
Why do some dogs chase their tails? Tail chasing can occur for several reasons. Sometimes, it can actually be a problem. Learn more about tail chasing in dogs.
Why Do Dogs Bark, Howl or Bay?
Barking, howling, baying and other forms of vocalization as common in dogs. Learn why dogs bark, howl or bay and what to do when vocalization is a problem.
Why Do Dogs Scoot Their Butts?
Why do dogs scoot their butts? Learn about anal glands in dogs and the reasons for scooting in dogs.
Why Dog Dogs Lick People
Most dogs enjoy licking humans, especially in the face. Why do dogs lick people? Find out about licking and what should be done about it.
Why Do Dogs Sniff Butts?
Find out why dogs sniff butts and whether or not it is cause for concern.
Why Do Dogs Dig?
Digging is a common behavior in dogs, often to the dismay of their owners. Learn why some dogs dig and what to do about it.
Why Do Dogs Sniff Butts?
Why do dog dogs sniff each other's butts? Here are some reasons why dogs love to smell other dogs' rear ends.
Dog Anal Glands and Scooting in Dogs
What exactly are anal sacs, AKA anal glands in dogs, and what is their function? Learn about dog anal sacs (anal glands) and dog scooting, including how to express anal glands.
Why Do Dogs Pant?
Why in the world do all dogs pant? Panting is a normal dog behaviour that can have a few different meanings. Find out more about why dogs pant.
Canine Influenza is a potential threat to all dogs. As a dog owner, here is what you need to know about this highly contagious disease.
Great Chilled Dog Treats for Summer
When the weather gets hot, your dog deserves a nice, cold treat. Here are some ideas for healthy, inexpensive, chilled treats your dog will love.
Why Dogs Lean on People
Certain dogs really love leaning on their humans. What does this mean? Find out why dogs lean on people and if this is ever a problem.
Why Do Dogs Hump?
Does your dog seem to love humping everything in sight? Find out why some dogs hump and learn what you can do to prevent this behavior.
Why Do Dogs Lick People?
Dogs seem to love licking humans. Are they really giving kisses? Find out why dogs lick people and how to stop it if needed.
Deafness and Hearing Loss in Dogs: Causes and Coping
Deafness occurs in dogs for a variety of reasons and may be confusing for owners to deal with. Learn how deafness may be caused, how deafness can affect the lives of you and your dog, and how to care for your deaf dog.
How to Clean Your Dog's Ears - Dog Grooming Basics
Cleaning your dog's ears is an important part of his grooming needs. Easily learn how to clean your dog's ears with these instructions.
Ear Infections in Dogs
Ear infections are quite common in dogs. Learn about the causes of ear infections in dogs and find out how canine ear infections are diagnosed.
Ear Infections: Treatment and Prevention
Ear infections are common in dogs, but they can still be dealt with. However, left unchecked, an ear infection can lead to serious complications. Find out how to treat and prevent canine ear infections.
Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?
Why in the world do dogs love to chase their tails? Can tail chasing ever be a problem? Find out more about dogs chasing their tails.
Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?
Have you ever noticed your dog tilt his head to the side? Learn why some dogs cock their head. Find out when your dog's head tilt could mean there is a problem.
Photo Submission Guidelines - How to Submit a Photo to About Dogs
Learn how to submit your photos to the About.com Dogs site.
Running with Dogs
Running with your dog can be a great way to exercise and have fun. Here are some things you should know before you start running with your dog.
Dog Park Etiquette
The dog park can be fun, but it's not the right place for every dog. Here's what you need to know before bringing your dog to an off-leash dog park.
First Aid Kit for Dogs
Dog owners should always be prepared in case of emergency. Here's how to make your own doggie first aid kit so you can be ready.
Why is My Dog Peeing in the House?
Is your dog peeing all over the house? Inappropriate urination can be seriously frustrating! Find out why it happens and how you can stop it.
Dog Trainers Versus Dog Behaviorists
What's the difference between a dog trainer and an animal behaviorist? When choosing someone to work with your dog, it's important to understand the difference.
Home-Prepared Diets for Dogs
Many owners decide to prepare their dogs' food at home using all-natural, quality ingredients. Before you decide to make your dog's diet from scratch, here's what you need to know in order to do it the right way.
How Vets Diagnose and Treat Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs
Antifreeze is a deadly toxin to dogs. However, antifreeze poisoning can be treated. Learn how vets treat dogs poisoned by antifreeze.
Heartworm Treatment for Dogs
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal parasitic infection that affects dogs. The treatment for heartworms is risky and expensive. Learn how veterinarians treat heartworm disease in dogs.
Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis and Treatment
Urinary tract infections are relatively common in dogs, but they can be treated. Here's how your vet will typically diagnose and treat your dog's UTI.
Dog Food Basics
Are you feeding your dog the best way possible? Check out these dog feeding tips to keep your dog healthy and happy.
Surgical Repair of Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cruciate injuries are relatively common in dogs, and treatment usually involves surgery. Learn about the different types of surgical options for canine cruciate ligament rupture.
Treatment and Management of Dementia in Dogs
Many older dogs develop some form of dementia. Fortunately, there are some ways to treat or manage canine cognitive dysfunction. Here's how you can help your senile dog.
Dog Training Tips for Terriers
The terrier group is a unique mix of dog breeds known for their big personalities. Find out the best way to train a terrier.
Online Dog Training Services: An Overview
In addition to the more traditional options for training a dog, such as classes and private dog training, many dog trainers now offer online dog training services. Find out the pros and cons of this type of dog training option to see if it's a good fit for you and your dog.
Profile: Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a professional organization for dog trainers. It offers services to both dog trainers and pet owners. Find out more about this organization.
Group Dog Obedience Classes: An Overview
Group dog obedience classes are one option for training a dog. Learn more about this type of class to discover if it is the right choice for you and your dog.
Teaching Kids How to Act Around Dogs
Every parent should teach his or her child how to act around dogs, even if you don't plan to have a family dog. Here are all the things you should teach your kids about their behavior around dogs.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders in Dogs
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders in Dogs and how to deal with them.
About Dogs - The Apartment Dog
Dogs in apartments, does it work out? Does it have to be a small dog? Other considerations.
Dog Shows - Where to Start
If you want to show dogs, here's the first steps you should be taking.
About Dogs - Why the Pet Business is Booming
The pet business is booming, and people are cashing in on a new awareness that pets are worthy of spoiling too.
What is a Service Dog?
Have you ever wanted to know what a service dog does? Learn about service dogs, the working dogs that help people in a unique way.
About Dogs - American Pit Bull Terriers - APBT
Everything you need to know about the American Pit Bull Terrier.
About Dogs - Skin Disorders - Dermatology - Dog Diseases, Illnesses and Conditions
Dog Diseases, Illnesses and Conditions, symptoms, treatments and causes when known.Skin Disorders - Dermatology
About Dogs - Frequently Asked Questions
The questions people ask about their dog's sometimes mystifying behaviour, and other answers you just want to know.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
What exactly is a guide dog? You have probably seen these specially-trained dogs assisting blind persons. Learn all about guide dogs for the blind, including how they are trained and what kind of work they do.
Does a Dry Nose Mean a Dog is Sick?
Does a dog's nose really have anything to do with his health?
Pet Insurance for Dogs
Should you get pet insurance? Find out if pet insurance is really worth the cost. Learn how pet insurance works and how to right the right plan for your dog.
Making Plans for Your Dog After You Die
What will happen to your dog if you die? If you have not made plans for your dog if you pass away, here's what you need to know.
Pit Bull Dog Breed Overview and Controversy
What exactly is a pit bull? Are pit bulls dangerous dogs? Why is there so much controversy surrounding these types of dogs?
How to Break Up and Prevent Dog Fights: Overview
How can you tell if dog are playing or fighting? When should you intervene in a dog fight? Get the answers and learn how can you prevent dog fighting in the first place.
Vomiting in Dogs
Vomiting is a common problem in dogs, but not one to ignore. Learn why your dog is vomiting and how to help. Find out when to call your vet about a vomiting dog.
Finding Your Lost or Missing Dog
If your dog is lost or missing, the time for action is now. Here are nine steps you can take to find your beloved pet.
Is It Safe to Give Your Dog a Bone?
Are bones safe for dogs? Find out if its safe to give your dog a bone.
Stop Dog Begging - How to Train a Dog to Stop Begging
Nothing can be as annoying as sitting down to dinner and having your dog bark, whine, paw at you, or try to steal food from the table. This type of begging is a common dog behavior problem. Learn how to train a dog to stop begging.
Five Dog Training Options
It can be confusing to figure out the best way to get help training a dog. Learn all your options to find the one that is best for you and your dog.
About Dogs - An Animal Shelter Reality Check
An Animal Shelter Reality Check. Are animal shelters really nothing more than killing machines?
Dog Diseases, Illnesses and Conditions, A to Z, symptoms, treatments and causes when known.
How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner: What to Know
Responsible dog ownership is essential for a dog's health. If you want to be a responsible dog owner, here are some basic guidelines, including tips on breeding, training and keeping your dog healthy.
Disaster Preparedness for Dogs and Dog Owners
Proper emergency and disaster preparedness can help save the lives of you and your dog. Learn how to protect your dog from emergencies and disasters.
Great Ways to Exercise with Your Dog
You need exercise and so does your dog. Why not combine the two and have some fun? Here are some great ways to enjoy exercise with your dog.
Cycling with Dogs
Cycling with your dog can be a fun way to get some exercise. Here are some things you should know before you start riding your bike with your dog.
Hiking With Dogs
Hiking is a great way to spend time with your dog while providing exercise. Here's what you need to know about hiking with your dog.
Dog Sports & Recreation
Discover a variety of activities for you and your dog. Find out how to get your dog involved in dog shows, agility training, herding trials and other canine sports. Learn about hiking or hunting with dogs. There are dozens of ways to stay active and bond with your dog at the same time.
How to Prepare a Dog for a New Baby
Getting ready for the birth of a new child is one of the most exciting times of life. Find out how to start preparing a dog for a new baby in the house.
How to Introduce Your Baby to Your Dog
How to handle a dog and a new baby can be stressful. Find out how to introduce your dog and baby so they get off to a great start.
Caring for an Aging Dog
Senior dogs deserve special care; here's what you need to know - how to spot the signs of aging and how to help make your old dog happy and comfortable.
When to Call Your Veterinarian - Signs of Dog Illness
How can you tell if your dog is sick? Your dog may exhibit signs that indicate it is time to contact your veterinarian. Learn what signs to watch for and what to do when you see them.
Chronic Bad Breath in Dogs - Halitosis in Dogs
Halitosis is the medical term used to describe an offensive odor that comes from the mouth, producing bad breath. A number of causes may be responsible for this condition, notably periodontal disease, a disease resulting from bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria is also associated with plaque and cavities.
Diabetes Information for Dog Owners
What you need to know about canine diabetes mellitus, including risk factors, symptoms of diabetes and treatment options for diabetic dogs.
Diarrhea in Dogs
Diarrhea is a pretty common ailment in dogs. However, it should not be dismissed. Learn why dogs develop diarrhea and find out how to help a dog with diarrhea.
Xena Meets The Hickey Family
Xena gets to stay with the Hickey family for a trial period. Will she get to stay with them forever?
Xena Becomes the Warrior
Xena made a miraculous recovery thanks to her loving foster family. A Facebook page was created, and a community of people fell in love with Xena.
Before She Was Xena
A sickly puppy was brought to the animal shelter. She was not expected to live through the night. A volunteer took her home to keep her comfortable.
Xena and Jonny: Making a Difference in the World
Find out how Xena, Jonny and the rest of the Hickey family have been making the world a better place.
Life With Xena
Find out how Xena did during her stay with the Hickey family.
Xena Gets Adopted
Xena gets officially adopted and is now a permanent member of the Hickey family.
Xena and Jonny: A Beautiful Friendship
Learn about the relationship between Jonny and his dog Xena.
Xena Awaits Her Forever Home
Xena is now a happy, healthy puppy. She is ready to find her forever home. Who would adopt her?
Xena The Warrior Puppy: A Story of Love
Xena the Warrior Puppy went from sick and neglected to loved and celebrated. Learn about her triumphant journey in words and photos.
Halloween Safety for Dogs - Keep Your Dog Safe for Halloween
Halloween can be a dangerous, frightening time for dogs. Learn how to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the Halloween season. Read why Halloween safety for dogs is so essential.
Top 10 Dog Sports - Sports and Recreation for Dogs
Learn about the top dog sports today. Participation in dog sports and recreation is a great way to keep your active dog both physically and mentally healthy. Dog sports challenge your dog's mind and body, leading to a healthy and happy dog.
The Cost of Dog Ownership - Affording a Dog
Can you afford a dog? Learn the cost of dog ownership and how to budget for your dog. The cost of owning a dog is about more than just dog food - there are many other expenses to consider.
Rules for Walking Your Dog
When walking your dog, there are several basic rules you should follow if you want to respect your community and have fun. Here's what you need to know about walking the dog.
Signs of Cancer in Dogs
Know the warning signs of cancer in dogs. Understanding the signs of cancer can help you save your dog's life.
First Aid and Emergency Care for Dog Owners
What will you do if your dog has a medical emergency and the vet is far away? Here are some first aid and emergency care tips for you that may save your dog's life.
You Don’t Take Responsibility for Your Dog’s Mistakes
If your dog causes damage or harm, it is ultimately your responsibility. Make sure you own up to any mistakes and do your part to make it right.
You Won’t Stop Talking About Your Dog
Talking on and on about your wonderful dog is not always a great topic for conversation. Some people find it off-putting. Think before you yap.
Why People Hate Your Dog
Why do some people seem to hate dogs? Find out why, and learn if you are guilty of any of these things. You can help convince them otherwise by exhibiting good manners as a dog owner.
You Don’t Pick Up After Your Dog
It's a simple rule: pick up after your dog. People really hate stepping in dog poop!
Your Dog Barks Excessively
Barking dogs are a real problem. Don't leave dogs outside to bark and disrupt the neighborhood. Train your dog not to bark excessively.
You Don’t Have Control of Your Dog
No one wants to be around a poorly-trained, unruly dog. Make sure you have control over your dog so that others don't have to suffer.
You Let Your Dog Roam Off-Leash
Don't let your dog roam free. It's dangerous to your dog and disruptive to your community.
Your Dog Invades the Personal Space of Others
Letting your dog get into others' personal space is rude. have respect for other people and keep your dog under control.
Your Dog Destroys Property
Dogs can be destructive. When they destroy other people's property, it becomes a major issue. Keep your dog from exhibiting destructive behavior.
You Bring Your Dog to Inappropriate Places
Remember that dogs are not allowed in some places. Please don't try to bring your dog to places where they are banned.
Your Dog is a Brat at the Dog Park
The dog park can be problematic for some dogs. Know the rules before you take your dog to a dog park.
Acupuncture for Dogs
What is veterinary acupuncture? How does it help dogs? Learn how acupuncture works on dogs and whether or not it's right for your dog.
What Is a Backyard Breeder?
What exactly is a backyard breeder? Learn the difference between a backyard breeder and a responsible dog breeder so you can make the right choice when choosing where to get a purebred puppy.
Arthritis Treatment and Management for Dogs
Canine Osteoarthritis, sometimes simply called arthritis, can be a debilitating condition. There are several ways to treat and manage arthritis in dogs. Find out how you can help make your arthritic companion more comfortable and ease his pain.
Seizure Definition - What is a Seizure
What is a seizure? Learn the definition of a seizure and how to tell if your dog has experienced a seizure.
Common Types of Dog Medical Emergencies
Will you know what to look for if your dog experienced a medical emergency? Learn about the most common types of medical emergencies seen in dogs.
Vaccines and Your Dog
Vaccines are an important part of your dog's health and well-being. Learn about the different types of vaccines and which are right for your dog.
Puppy Vaccinations - Vaccines for Your Puppy
Puppy vaccinations are an essential part of your puppy's first several months. Your new puppy will need to be given a series of vaccines, or immunizations to prevent disease. Learn more about why you need to have your puppy vaccinated and what to expect throughout the process.
Bouvier des Flandres Dog Breed Profile
The Bouvier des Flandres is an agile and personable dog with distinctive features and a large, sturdy build. Learn all about the history, personality and appearance of the Bouvier des Flandres.
Start a Dog Obedience Training Program
Find out what you need to begin a dog obedience training program, from supplies to techniques. You can transform your dog from class clown to star pupil with the right dog obedience training program.
Advanced Training for Dogs - How to Train Your Dog Advanced Skills
Now that your dog has graduated from the basics, here's how to start specialized dog training. Learn about advanced training for dogs.
How to Housebreak and Crate Train Your Dog
Housebreaking is one of the first things you need to teach your dog. Crate training can be a very helpful part of the process. These tips can help get you started.
Clicker Training for Dogs - How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Easily learn how to clicker train your dog. With clicker training, you can effectively teach your dog basic and advanced commands.
Training Specific Types of Dogs - How to Train Your Dog Based Upon Specific Needs
Dogs may learn differently based upon breed, size, age and history. Find out how to customize your training methods and style to get the best results.
Getting Started With Dog Training - Ten Essential Steps
Get ready to train your dog the positive way. Here's what you need to know to begin a training program for your dog.
Dog Training Necessities - What You Need to Train Your Dog
Here's what you might need to help you throughout your dog's training process. Find out about the best dog training supplies and books. Decide if you need to seek the help of a professional dog trainer.
Leash Training Dogs and Puppies - How To Leash Train Your Dog or Puppy
Learn to introduce your dog or puppy to the leash, then teach him to walk on the leash. A loose leash walk teaches your dog not to pull or lunge when on leash.
The Importance of Dog Socialization - How To Properly Socialize Dogs and Puppies
Socialization means training your puppy or adult dog to accept new people, animals, and places. Socializing your dog or puppy will make him a happier, more well-behaved dog. It prevents behavior problems from developing.
How to Teach Dog Tricks and Commands - Fun and Easy Dog Tricks and Basic Dog Training Commands
Learn which basic dog training commands and dog tricks every dog should know. Basic commands can help you to overcome common dog behavior problems and will help keep your dog safe. Dog tricks are a great way to take your dog training to the next level, and give your dog some mental stimulation.
Proofing Behaviors and Troubleshooting - Proofing Behaviors and Handling Common Behavior Problems
Proofing is the last step in training your dog to do any new behavior. Learn how to proof behaviors so your dog will be as obedient at the park or a friend's house is he is in your own living room. Along the way, behavior problems may crop up. Learn about the most common dog behavior problems and how to deal with them.
Overview of Private Dog Training
Private dog training is one option for training a dog. Find out if this method of dog training is the right one for you.
Group Dog Behavior Modification Classes: An Overview
There are some dog trainers who offer classes geared toward solving or managing dog behavior problems, most commonly dog-dog aggression. Learn more about these classes to determine if they are a good fit for you and your dog.
Why Vaccines Are Important for Dogs
Where do you stand in the great pet vaccine debate? Learn why vaccines are actually important and find out how you can vaccinate your pet in a more safe manner.
5 Fun Games for Dogs
Dogs just want to have fun! Games offer mental and physical exercise for dogs. Check out these games that you can play with your dog.
5 Activities for Kids and Dogs
When kids and dogs get along and play together, it can make a parent's life much easier. Find fun activities that your children and dog can enjoy together.
Dog Training Tips for Hounds
Hounds have a bad reputation for being difficult to train. Is this reputation deserved? Find out more about training hounds.
Beagle Dog Breed Profile and History
The Beagle is one of the most popular dog breeds in North America. Learn about the profile of the Beagle dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.
Westminster Dog Show - All About the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The Westminster Dog Show is one of the largest and most prestigious canine conformation events in the United States. Every February, the Westminster Kennel Club hosts the breed show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Find out more about the Westminster Dog Show.
Conformation Definition - Meaning of Conformation
Learn the definition of conformation as it applies to dogs.
You and Your Dog - The Human Canine Bond
The bond between humans and canine is unmistakable. Since the domestication of the dog, people have been drawn to them - and they to us. Find out more about the bond between people and dogs and how to reinforce this connection.
Top Giant Dog Breeds - Best of the World's Largest Dogs
Learn all about the largest dogs in the world. Find out about giant dog breeds and learn about the pros and cons of big dogs.
Flatulence in Dogs - Dealing With Gassy Canines
Dogs farting got you gasping for air? Gassy dogs might be funny to some, but it's also something we dog lovers can live without. Find out why some dogs fart so much and learn how to handle flatulence in your dog.
Periodontal Disease Treatment for Dogs
Periodontal disease is a serious form of dental disease in dogs. Learn how veterinarians treat periodontal disease in dogs.
Leonberger - Dog Breed - History and Characteristics
The Leonberger is a giant dog breed with a big heart and worker's spirit. Learn more about the beautiful and massive Leonberger dog breed, such as appearance, personality and health concerns.
Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed Profile
The Miniature Pinscher is a small, vibrant dog breed with a quite dynamic personality. Learn all about the adorable Min Pin, from history and temperament to appearance and health.
German Shepherd - Dog Breed Profile
Read about the noble and diligent German Shepherd Dog breed and find out why it is such a popular breed. Learn about the profile of the German Shepherd Dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.
Basenji Dog Breed - History and Profile
The Basenji is among the most unique of all dog breeds. This small, elegant dog is probably best known for its lack of barking. However, the breed will sometimes whine and make noises that resemble yodeling. The Basenji is a muscular dog, but is also very lean and agile. This breed is quite intelligent, with a fine character and curious nature.
Popular Working Dog Breed Profile: Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is an extremely large and sturdy working dog that makes an excellent companion and ideal protector. Get information about the Bullmastiff, including history, personality, appearance and more.
Scottish Deerhound Dog Breed - Scottish Deerhound Profile
The Scottish Deerhound is an athletic, courageous and loyal dog breed of relatively large size. Learn more about Scottish Deerhound history, appearance, temperament and more. Find out if a Scottish Deerhound is the breed for you.
Dog-Dog Aggression - Stop Dog Fights
It can be difficult sharing your life with a dog who doesn't get along with other dogs. Learn how to manage this problem, and deal with dog-dog aggression and dog fighting.
How to Safely Break Up a Dog Fight
A dog fight can be a terrifying event to witness. Trying to break one up can be extremely dangerous. Find out how to stop a fight without getting injured.
Breed Specific Legislation
Breed Specific Legislation is a term commonly heard in today's world. It is also a subject that has a great number of supporters as well as a large opposition. Find out what Breed Specific Legislation actually means and learn what the controversy is all about.
Can Dogs Be Allergic to Humans?
Can a dog really be allergic to humans? Is this common? Learn about dogs and allergies to people. Find out what can be done to help these dogs.
Fiction Story "Thank You, Red"
Read the short story
Rottweiler - Dog Breed Profile and Overview
Read about the muscular, hard-working Rottweiler dog breed, including the history, personality, appearance and other traits of the breed.
Cancer in Dogs
Cancer in dogs is feared by almost all dog owners. Learn more about this serious disease. What should you do if you suspect your dog has cancer?
Cancer Treatment Options for Dogs
If your dog has cancer, you should know that there may be several treatment options available. Here are some of the ways vets can treat cancer in dogs.
Naming Your Puppy – Dog Name Do’s and Don’ts
Do use a name of one or two syllables. Don't use a name that sounds like a command you plan to teach your dog. Other tips.
Living With a Deaf Dog
Worried about making a good life for your deaf dog? There's nothing to it! Deaf dogs can lead happy, healthy lives with just a little help from their owners.
New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Dog - Make the New Year Better for Your Dog
When making your New Year's resolutions this year, keep your dog in mind. Sticking to the plan can be difficult if you are just doing it for you, so why not incorporate your own goals into a way to improve your dog's quality of life too.
Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog?
Pet sterilization has its supporters and opponents, but most experts agree that the average companion dog should be spayed (female) or neutered (male).
Allergy Testing for Dogs
Allergy testing is sometimes necessary to help dogs with skin issues. Have you ever wondered how vets actually do allergy testing on dogs? Here's how.