With its adorable little face and fluffy little body, it’s easy to see why the Shih Tzu is such a popular breed of small dog. This lap dog is more than just a pretty face, though. It’s a friendly little companion pet that’s great for families or anyone looking for an affectionate pet. Here’s everything you need to know about this fun breed if you’re considering adding one to your family.Read more Tags Basic obedience Fun facts
Retractable leashes may seem like a great idea. After all, they allow your dog the freedom to move further away from you without actually being unleashed. However, these devices should be used with caution. There are a number of hazards associated with the use of retractable leashes. Here’s why these types of leashes can be dangerous for your pet.Read more Tags Dog safety
Thinking of adopting a dog from your local shelter? Before you head straight to those adorable puppies, consider taking a look at some of the older ‘inmates’. Senior dogs need homes, too, and they can provide you with just as much love as a puppy can. Here are some great reasons to adopt a senior dog from your local shelter.Read more Tags Dog health
A visit to the vet may not be your dog’s favorite activity, but it’s an important one. If your dog dislikes vet visits, there are some things you can do to make the experience less stressful for both of you. Here’s how to help your dog prepare for a trip to the vet.Read more Tags Dog health
If you have kids who are heading back to school, you may want them to take this quiz. Here are a few questions about how kids should handle dogs during their walk to or from school. Quiz your kids and see if they know the safest way to handle these... Read more Tags Fun facts
Autumn means cooler weather and frolicking in the leaves, but it also means potential hazards for your dog. Indoors and out, these autumn safety tips will help keep your four-legged friend safe all season long.
Your dog is happy and relaxed when she feels safe and secure. Safety is more than a fenced yard and leashed walks. She must feel that her family (pack) is strong and will provide the needs of survival. If she feels that this leadership is missing, she will stress and make up her own rules.
So, how do we achieve this sense of security so our dogs trust our decisions and heed our requests?
How do we make sure they trust us enough and understand us to do whatever it takes to follow our rules?
Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs like
water. Many are afraid of water and its vast uncertainties, and if your pup
gets scared at the sight of even a kiddie pool filled with the wet stuff, there
are some things you can do about it. Here’s how to help your pup overcome his
fear of water.Read more Tags Dog safety