Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
When it comes to the question “do dogs need a backyard” the answer is simple. A backyard would be nice however you don’t need to have a yard to have a happy well cared for dog. Let’s talk about it for a few minutes.
Certain small breeds of dog’s don’t really need much in the way of a yard because they spend most of their time inside and only venture out when it is time to do their business or to catch a little bit of fresh air or sunshine. In fact a lot of small dogs just do not enjoy the outside.
Here is the age old question; why does my dog get into the stinky garbage? The answer is simple because it’s stinky to us but very much appealing to a dog. Dogs just love the smell of all that old food and everything else that could be waiting for it in a garbage bag.Continue reading
If you have had your dog since puppy-hood and he is now old and gray, clearly you have been doing something right. The most important thing to remember about keeping a dog healthy, happy and comfortable in old age is that he should have been kept healthy, happy and active in youth.Continue reading
Dog can’t speak to us and say could you please turn on the A/C. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t get very hot sometimes just like we do.
If you dog is panting a lot, being slow or looking down and it’s a very hot day, well your dog is possibly hot and suffering from the heat too.
Here are a few simple ways to cool down your dog and keep them cool.
Did you know that pets could get diabetes? An unhealthy diet and a lack of activity could cause your dog to develop diabetes. This condition can be treated and your dog will not develop complications as long as diabetes is diagnosed early. Here are the most common signs of diabetes in dogs.
A dog who cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin produced will end up with high blood sugar levels. This can lead to a sweet-smelling breath. If you notice that your dog’s breath has a fruity smell, you should have their blood sugar levels checked.
Having a dominant dog around the house can be annoying as well as dangerous. A dog who thinks he’s in command might eventually bite you or someone in your family if he is challenged. It’s important to recognize the signs that your dog is becoming dominant and do something about the problem. Signs of dominance […]Continue reading
When you buy a dog or obtain one through other means, you will likely go through what is known as the ‘honeymoon’ period in which your dog simply can do no wrong. This however will fade rather quickly and before you know it, you will be wanting to make a change. As a dog owner, there are certain things that that you will need to understand about your new canine companion. First of all, they require discipline, and second, they require a leader.Continue reading
If you’re not very well prepared and organized, traveling with your dog can be stressful, and even dangerous.
Here are 10 tips for traveling with your dog. If you take the time to consider each of these ahead of the trip, you’ll find you will enjoy a much smoother, stress-free journey.
Many people wonder what age is appropriate to start training your dog. Whether your dog is old or a puppy, it is always smart to start training as soon as possible. In this article we will look at why it’s important to train your dog right away.
New puppies brought home need to receive training right away. You don’t want your puppy to develop bad habits. The faster they are trained the sooner they will be housebroken, obey commands, and be under control.Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine, but at one time there were no structured dog training methods. Today, of course, we have lots of dog trainers and several different approaches to training dogs. The Koehler method of dog training is the oldest formal method of dog training, based on the traditional dog training methods that were used to train dogs during World War I.Continue reading