There’s nothing happier than a happy dog. Most people would agree that in order to be happy a dog needs to feel confident and independent. Yet it’s also true that there are many dogs who, for one reason or another, cling to their owners. They may be anxious or fearful at times. You can teach your dog to be independent but it does take some effort on your part. Here are some suggestions.Continue reading
If you’ve ever seen your dog getting a little rough with your child then you know how scary it can be. You may have felt scared and angry or even yelled at your dog to stop or punished him for his behavior. Most of the time a dog doesn’t have any idea he was doing something wrong.Continue reading
It seems like every time I turn around I’m seeing another story about a puppy mill that is been raided and the dogs taken away from the owners. The authorities didn’t come in just because it was a puppy mill, they came in because the dogs are usually living in deplorable conditions and with health issues. If you are one of the kind souls that would like to adopt one of these puppy mill dogs there are some things that you need to consider before doing that.Continue reading
Getting a backpack for your dog can be a good thing for him and for you. Backpacks for dogs come in a variety sizes, colors and configurations, so be sure you get one that fits snugly but not too tight. You don’t want it rolling around, but you don’t want it too tight either.Continue reading
The role of dogs in our lives has changed a great deal in the last 100 years. There was a time in the United States and many other countries when dogs were not allowed in the house. In your great-grandmother’s day most dogs were outside dogs. They may have slept in the barn or under the porch. Wealthier people kept lap dogs but most farmers and working people had dogs that had to earn their keep in some way. These dogs were expected to do some work, whether it was herding stock, killing rodents, or protecting the farm.Continue reading
Your dog is excited. He likes people. He’s happy when new people visit. And he loves to jump! Dogs are built to jump and it’s something they love to do. It may seem almost impossible to get your dog to stop trying to jump up in the faces of your family and friends at times.
Fortunately, when it comes to bad behaviors, jumping up on people is one of the easier problems to stop. Here are some tips to help you make the jumping stop.Continue reading
It’s not the worst thing that can happen, your dog gets extremely excited when you have people over for a visit.
Lots of people take that attitude and they let their dog’s behavior continue. They even let their guests encourage the behavior by giving the dog attention when he’s so excited.
If you live in an area that doesn’t allow ordinary fencing or you just don’t like the looks of a chain link fence, then an invisible fence may be the answer for you and your dog. Here’s how to train a dog to stay within an invisible fence.Continue reading