When one of your key criteria for selecting a dog is friendliness, the breeder or shelter employees can be very helpful. Having observed their dogs with a number of different people, they will be able to tell you which dogs are shy, which are outgoing, which are good with children, and which would prefer to live with grown-ups only.
When you do find a friendly dog, you must keep him in a secured area. Remember how he ran up to greet you when you first picked him out? He followed you all around the shelter or the breeder’s yard, wanting nothing more than a pat on the head or a belly rub. Although that was exactly what you were looking for, the dog doesn’t know he’s not supposed to do that with everyone he meets. He is just as likely to follow strangers who happen past your yard as he was to follow you home in the beginning.
DOG TRAININGWhether it’s that they beg for table scraps or drink from the toilet, there are ways you can stop the behavior without getting rid of the dog.
DOG PSYCHOLOGYThe weather is getting warmer, which means we’ll be spending more time outside with our dogs. But what do you do if your dog is aggressive toward strangers?
DOG NUTRITIONWe all know that many human food scraps are toxic for dogs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a special Thanksgiving feast that will allow your dog to celebrate with you.
NUTRITIONOkay, so the acronym for this diet is pretty disgusting, but the BARF diet is actually the healthiest way to feed your dog because you are totally in control of what goes into the food.
GUIDE DOGSAssistance dogs are those animals who give differently-abled people the chance to be more independent in daily living.
HEALTHHalloween is an exciting time for you and your dogs, but make sure to follow some basic safety precautions! Carve your pumpkins in an area away from your dogs. Knives, power tools, or whatever else you are using are best kept away from curious animals.
DOG TRAININGThe reason God made puppies so cute is to ensure the survival of the species. Everything else about them is so annoying, especially their chewing propensity!
NUTRITIONSeems like we generally have more time in the winter to spend with our dogs while the cold weather keeps us indoors more often than not. One way to combat cabin fever and provide your dog with a special treat is to make some cookies to fill the treat jar.