Whether hiring a pet sitter to look after your dog for one day or heading off on an extended vacation, ensuring your dog is prepared to spend time with the pet sitter is important. Dogs are intelligent, social, and devoted animals that can become distressed when faced with new situations or separation from their family. An anxious or poorly trained dog can be hard to handle or dangerous. If you want your dog to have the best possible experience with the sitter, the work should start at home!Read More
For some, there is nothing more enjoyable than being a dog owner. In fact, so many people enjoy having a pet as a companion that nearly 48 million households in the U.S. own a dog. However, despite the many joys of having a dog by your side, pet ownership is not always easy.Read More
Socialization is a vital part of helping your puppy live a happy, fear-free life. It allows them to explore and understand the new world around them effectively. And puppies love to investigate their surroundings and environment anyway! They need to encounter as many new sights, sounds, smells, situations, people, and other animals as possible. This can begin the moment they come home and should continue into adulthood. Build your pup’s confidence by emphasizing the pleasures of these experiences and allowing their temperament to develop correctly.Read More
Dog parks and puppy play dates in the backyard are great for socialization, but you can also help your puppy socialize in more creative ways!
Dogs bite. It’s a known fact. They are fully equipped with forty-two teeth and are capable of biting if injured or provoked. A dog bite can be damaging and potentially fatal to children and even adults. No one wants to be responsible for their dog injuring another person. Dogs raised in homes without the presence of children may actually be more likely to injure a child. Dogs raised around children learn how to tolerate them. Dogs raised away from children don’t have the proper knowledge on how to act around children appropriately. Fortunately, an owner can take steps to improve a puppy’s tolerance of children before the puppy reaches adulthood.Read More
If you’ve noticed your dog shaking lately, you’ll probably be worried. The good news is that the cause is rarely as serious as it looks, though there are situations where you might want to take your dog to a doctor. The important thing is that you check your dog's symptoms to determine what the most likely cause of shaking is. Depending on the symptoms, it could be anything from a simple cold to a dangerous disease. The trick is that you know which symptoms mean which condition. Below is some information from UK Best Essays on what might be the cause of shaking in a dog.Read More