How to Talk to Your Dog
DOG PSYCHOLOGYCommunication is the first step towards establishing a trusting relationship with your dog. Improper communication can damage the relationship between a person and their dog. Dogs feel confused and anxious when they cannot comprehend why they're being disciplined, commanded, or shepherded around. Read More
Overcoming Fear in Your Dog
DOG BEHAVIORDoes your dog hide under the bed when there's a storm brewing? Try to hide behind you when a stranger is nearby? Read More
Introducing Puppy to Kitty
DOG PSYCHOLOGYIf you already have a cat in your home, introducing a dog to the mix can be rather unsettling, to both of the animals, as well as to you. Read More
Combatting Stranger Aggression
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? Read More
Top Ten Party Planning Tips for Families with Dogs
STRESSFUL SITUATIONS Party planning can be stressful under the best of circumstances, but trying to plan for a party that doesn’t include your dog jumping on your guests or eating the party food can be a real nerve-wracking experience. Here are our top ten tips for planning a party when you have a dog in the family. Read More
Moving Your Dog to a New Home
STRESSFUL SITUATIONSMoving into a new home can be an exciting, but also stressful time, not only for you but for your dog. How do you make the experience easier on your dog? Read on for our top ten tips. Read More
Avoiding Dog Bites on the Job
DOG SAFETY & YOUDo you have a job that takes you onto other people's property, face-to-face with strange dogs every day? Dog bites are a problem shared by many industries – postal workers, package deliverers, utility meter readers, and others. Even if you just stop by to visit a friend, you may find yourself staring down an unfriendly dog. Here's the doggies.com guide to avoiding dog bites. Read More
Protecting Your Children from Dog Bites
DOGS AND KIDSAs many as 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States, with almost one in five requiring medical attention. Those most at risk are children aged five to nine, especially if they have dogs at homes. As a parent, how do you protect your kids from being bitten? Read More
UNWANTED BEHAVIOR Fighting behavior can be worse in dogs than in our human children because the whole issue is drawn up in the quest for dominance. There are things you can do to prevent fights and intervene when they do happen. Read More
Your Dog’s Emotions
DOG PSYCHOLOGYIf you ignore or don’t know how to handle your dog’s feelings, it can be a dangerous situation. Learning about your dog’s emotions and how to handle them will keep you, the dog, and those around you safe. Read More
Separation Anxiety - Helping Your Puppy Cope
PUPPY PSYCHOLOGYCrate training your puppy is an excellent way to manage separation anxiety. Read More
Dog Behavior and You Part 3
DOG PSYCHOLOGYFor the safety of you and your family, learn the signs of dog aggression, and what to do if confronted by an aggressive animal. Read More
Help Your Dog Overcome His Shyness
DOG PSYCHOLOGY If your dog is overly timid, you can help him build up his confidence. Read More
Dog Behavior and You Part 2
DOG PSYCHOLOGYIn the second installment of Spot Speak, learn how to tell when your dog is afraid. He may not behave normally if he is scared, but his posture and body language provide important clues to how he is feeling. Read More
Dog Behavior and You Part 1
DOG PSYCHOLOGYWhat is your dog trying to say? This ongoing series will help you translate the sounds and body language of your dog into words you can understand, helping you better communicate with your four-legged friend. Read More
NUTRITION We all want to include our dogs in our holiday celebrations, but hopefully, you're aware that sharing table scraps with your dog isn't always the best idea.
HEALTH Summer is coming on fast, so itâ€™s time to plan how you will keep your dog safe and healthy through the lazy, carefree, warm days.
DOG HEALTH So you have your new puppy picked out. There are quite a few shots, treatments and examinations that will keep the newest member of your family healthy.
NUTRITION With the wide variety of food at Thanksgiving dinner, chances are you'll want to give your dog something special, too. If you're contemplating what to feed your dog for the holiday, here is a guide to a great Canine Thanksgiving Feast.
DOG FUN Walking your dog is not only crucial to keeping him healthy and happy, it strengthens the bond between your canine friend and his caregiver. There are a lot of obstacles out there. Donâ€™t forget these simple tips to keep your walk fun and safe in the outside world.
HEALTH The same techniques that physiotherapists use to treat a variety of injuries and conditions in humans have been adapted to suit animals with great success. Family pets, show dogs, and working dogs can all benefit greatly from physiotherapy.Â Dogs whose activities involve a lot of agility are especially susceptible to the types of problems that physiotherapy can address.
FIRST TIME OWNERSBringing a dog into your family is a decision where many people donâ€™t realize itâ€™s magnitude until after they have the dog. There are a number of things that you need to research before you decide to purchase a dog, and it starts right in your own home.
HEALTH Many believe that a dog and a new baby cannot happily coexist, so therefore the dog has to go.Â This is not necessarily the case. Â A new baby does not mean you have to abandon your dog.
Dog Pregnancy Symptoms
HEALTHIf you suspect your dog might be pregnant, check out part one in this series on pregnant dogs, where we cover pregnant dog symptoms.
HEALTHIn the third article of our dog pregnancy series, we look at the wonderful, but messy, process of bringing newborn puppies into the world.
Indoor Dog Potties
DOG PRODUCTSIt's been a long day at work. You were so busy, you didn't even take time to eat a sandwich, let alone run home to let your dog out. You're on your way home, knowing the poor dog is crossing his or her legs by now, when your car breaks down, delaying you even further. Can't somebody make this easier?
Your Dogâ€™s Digestive System
PHYSIOLOGYEver wonder why your dog eats so fast? Or why he eats gross things? Or why he gets sick to his stomach? Or why his waste stinks so bad? Some of these things are normal, some are not.
Canine Respiratory System
BREATHINGThe basic function of your dog's respiratory system is to bring oxygen in to and remove carbon dioxide from the body. Knowing the symptoms of respiratory diseases can help you help your stay healthy.
Shelter Dog Adoption Tips for Success
ADOPTION Are you intimidated by the prospect of "rescuing" a dog from a shelter? One reason that you may be wary of adopting a dog from a shelter is not knowing how to choose. Adopting a dog from a shelter can be a rewarding process, if you're prepared to do a reasonable amount of research.
Canine Urinary Tract Infections
SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTDoes your dog seem to be having trouble relieving his or her bladder? Learn how to recognize the signs of urinary tract infections and how to treat them before they spread.
What to do for Dog Diarrhea
SYMPTOMS AND REMEDIESIf you have dogs in your house for any length of time, you have likely experienced at least one bout of dog diarrhea. Beyond the pain in the tuckus involved in cleaning up the mess, you should know what causes diarrhea, and when it's important to see the vet.
What to do for a Dog Bite
DOG BEHAVIOR Getting bitten by a dog can be scary, and you may be tempted to run around in circles for a while, trying to figure out what to do. Here's our guide to help you manage the situation.
Top Ten Tips for Living with a Senior Dog
DOG HEALTH Bringing home a new puppy is so exciting, but it doesnâ€™t take all that long for your exuberant puppy to grow into a senior dog who may have special needs. Here are the doggies.com top ten tips for taking care of your companion who has been with you through so much.