"Dog Running

Dog Running

Statistics show that 4.7 million people suffer from a dog bite every year. These bites range from minor nips to major attacks.

Dog’s are man’s best friend, not his worst enemy….With this thought in mind, here are some tips to prevent or avoid a dog bite.

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PuppyDogTraining

PuppyDog Training

If you want to live in harmony with your dog, he has to obey you but believe it or not obedience is not a normal trait in dogs, they have to be taught it.  Teach your dog simple commands from the outset, and reward him when he obeys them, and you will be able to live together without problems.

In reality, obedience training is created to impose control over dogs. These canine friends should know who is master and who is the follower.

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"PuppyDog Wants to Play"

Hey, I'm a good PuppyDog!

Because a dog is considered to be “man’s best friend,” dog training professionals are keen to share with dog owners dog training tips on how to make the animal live up to that title.

Here are some dog training tips that you should keep in mind if you want to train your dog more easily.

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"PuppyDog Resting"

PuppyDog Resting in Dog Bed

Think of your dog like he was your baby and you will realize that only the best will do in terms of dog supplies.  That means food, toys, medication, grooming tools and bed, to name but a few essential items. Below is a dog supplies buying guide to help you in making the right decision when purchasing dog supplies.

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"PuppyDog Examined by Vet"

PuppyDog Examined by Vet

The excitement of owning a new pet is sometimes overwhelming,  but don’t forget that you are responsible for the animal’s health and welfare so here are some tips for keeping your dog healthy.

The veterinarian is your friend and is dedicated to keeping your dog healthy.  You may not like going to the doctor, but I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s better than being ill for the foreseeable future.

Part of your duty as a dog owner is to know when to call for the vet. Don’t take a “wait and see” attitude when it comes to your pet’s health. Professional help is needed to treat your dog’s sickness, and depending on the dog’s condition, there are many ways a veterinarian may help.

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"PuppyDog's Bath"

PuppyDog's Bathtime

Grooming your dog has a couple of different purposes.  Not only will your pet look nicer if he’s well groomed (just like you), but it will keep him healthy and form a bond between you.  If dog hair gets dirty, matted and tangled the dog is unable to groom himself and his personal hygiene will suffer.

It is best to train your dog to be groomed at an early age, but an untrained dog can still be taught to accept all the attention. Train your pet to get used to his body parts being handled and brushed. You need not go to a professional groomer, but if you don’t have the time or the interest to groom your dog, be sure to select a groomer that handles animals gently.

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Dog Aggression

Dog Aggression

Have you ever wondered what causes your dog’s aggressive behavior?  Well,  like humans, dogs have off days and their behavior can change for no apparent reason.  As a dog owner it’s important that you know why this behavioral change occurs.

Experts say that dog behavior can be controlled through proper training which is certainly true in many cases, but dog behavior is actually triggered by environmental and social factors. So, in order to train your dog’s aggressive behavior, you need to control the responses to the triggers. Let’s explore a few of the methods:

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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

It is important to know what to look for when choosing a breed of dog.  Some people who want to buy a dog choose a breed because some are more valuable than others.  Others choose a breed because they want them to be short haired or long haired or of a certain colour.  Making the right choice is crucial to a happy relationship with a dog.

Today, there are 70 million dogs in the United States, but the American Kennel Club only recognizes 143 breeds of dogs. Still, with these numbers, choosing a breed of dog  for the family can be very tedious.

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Dog Eating Dinner

PuppyDog Looking for More Dinner

How to create a proper diet for your dog, is a question many dog owners ask. A regulated diet is important for the survival of any species.  The object of managing a diet is so that the basic nutritional needs of the animal is met by providing the right amount of carbohydrate, protein and fat in the correct proportions, to maintain an ideal body weight.

As a rule, we talk about correct diet in relation to humans, but your vet will tell you that it’s just as important to create a proper diet for your dog.

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Bichon Frise Puppy

Bichon Frise Puppy

Housebreaking is the most important thing that your puppy can learn. I’m sure you don’t need to be told why. Do you prefer your house to be neat and tidy? If so, you’d better teach your puppy early. Quite apart from the health and hygiene of your house, a trained dog is a happy dog. Dogs are creatures of habit and they like to stick to a routine.  Here are some tips as to how to housebreak your puppy.

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