Can A Second Dog Help Solve Separation Anxiety?

It can be difficult if you have a dog, but you have to be gone much of the time. Some dogs are well suited to being alone for much of the time. It doesn’t bother them. Still other dogs have a hard time with it. They don’t want you to leave, and occasionally bark or howl when they’re left alone. And then there’s the third kind of dog, who not only hates it when you leave, but actively causes problems. They rip things up, bark non-stop, and generally have a hard time. What can you do for them? Is there any way to fix the problem? [Read more…]

When Is It Okay To Leave A Dog Loose In The House

If you have a new dog and have been leaving him in a crate in the house while you are working, you are probably wondering when you can let him have free roam of the house when you are gone. The truth is, the time it takes for a dog to learn that they can’t destroy everything in their path varies from dog to dog. Some dogs are never able to be left alone in the house and will constantly have to be crated when you are away. [Read more…]

The Love Of A Senior Dog

While there may be a number of reasons that potential pet owners will be looking for younger dogs to buy or adopt, there are even more reasons why it is a good idea to look into the love and companionship of a senior dog. Whenever you find that you are looking for a new pet to add to your household, you will see that a senior dog is an excellent choice for a number of reasons. [Read more…]

Don’t Take Your Puppy Away from the Litter Too Soon

Puppies need to stay with their original families (at least the rest of the litter) for at least the first two months (or 8 weeks) of their lives, according to some recent scientific research.

Certain canine behavioral components (i.e., aggression, anxiety, and noise phobia) are largely influenced by genetics. However, animal experts agree that this is only part of a much larger picture. A combination of environment, genetics, and life experience most significantly influences a dog’s behavioral development. [Read more…]

Schutzhund:  Creating Well Rounded Working Dogs

Schutzhund (also known as IPO) is a dog sport that test the working abilities of a dog.  Originally created in the early 1900’s to serve as a breeding test for German Shepherd Dogs (dogs were not allowed to breed if they could not pass the test), schutzhund has now became a sport that welcomes all breed of dog and is less of a breeding test than it is a dog sport enjoyed by many handlers of all ages, and many breeds of dogs. [Read more…]

Neutering Your Male Dog Is Smart, Sensible And Kind!

Many people have the mistaken notion that neutering your male dog is unkind or painful. The fact of the matter is, nothing could be further from the truth. There are many advantages to having your male dog neutered, both for you and the dog. In this article, we will discuss the many smart reasons why male dogs should be neutered. Read on to learn more. [Read more…]

Do You Know Who or What Is The Worlds Greatest Trainer?

People are always working to train their dogs and quite often they tell me how difficult it is. It really isn’t hard and should be fun for the dog and the owner. However there is one thing to keep in mind. It takes days and maybe even weeks to teach a dog a new trick or training exercise however your dog ( the worlds greatest trainer ) can train you easily in minutes. [Read more…]

The Emotional Benefits Of Owning A Dog

Many people strive to be as good of a person as their dog believes that they are. That said, dogs have worked over the last 15,000 years to become mans best friend. In exchange for love and affection they also give loyalty. That is a lot more than some humans can say. There are many benefits of owning a dog. Here are a few that we’ve collected over the recent years. [Read more…]