What is the parvovirus?
Parvovirus is the most common infectious dog disease in the U. S., primarily infecting puppies and senior dogs. Learn the symptoms and how your pup can avoid catching Parvo.
Imagine: CarMax Super Bowl puppy commercial
The used car retailer creates two versions of a Super Bowl XLVIII commercial: One with humans and one with puppies — which do you think should run during the big game?
DogTime video of the week: Puppies’ first fall
Video: Cuteness overload — watch as several Golden Retriever puppies experience their first fall season ever in a grassy field with hay and small pumpkins?
DogTime video of the week: March 29, 2013
A French Bulldog named Sonny plays with his 6-week-old puppies — watch as he teaches his brood how to be alert and ready for anything in this adorable video:
Orphaned kittens find a new “mama”
A 2-year-old dog is doing double mothering duty, as the dog is not only caring for her newborn pups, but a litter of kittens, too. Elbert Bristow, 84 of Columbia, Ala., accidentally ran over the mother cat, named Kitty Kitty, shortly after she had given birth to six kittens. Coincidentally, his dog, Molly, had given […]
Getting ready to bring home a puppy
Feeding A Puppy – A Complete Guide
The scoop on puppy food
A Pit Bull mama and her last litter
It’s been a rough journey for Mama Betsy. While in her final stage of pregnancy, the sweet Pit Bull was discarded and dumped at animal control. With shelters over capacity, Mama Betsy’s time ran out. That’s when Animal Action Rescue, an Atlanta-based organization, stepped in and saved Mama Betsy. I’m a very active foster home […]
Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders
Confession: I’m confused by the revisions to Prop B that came out of yesterday’s congressional assembly in Missouri. On Wednesday, the House voted 85 to 71 to alter the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which Missouri citizens passed last November. The revised bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk. A couple of the […]
Project Puppy: the all-important Gotcha! game
Gotcha! Game: fun and important for safety Just one visit to a local dog park should be enough to convince anyone that keep away games are loads of fun for most dogs. Watching them play a canine version of Catch Me If You Can! can be highly entertaining. On the other hand, watching a dog […]
Keeping your dog’s feet on the ground
Stop your dog from jumping up
How to raise a people-friendly pup
Guide to a nice dog
Control biting and jumping up
Teaching puppies not to bite
Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to accept handling
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on raising a touch-safe dog
Preventing aggression around food bowls, treats, and toys
How to prevent object guarding in your dog
Raising a puppy: Training your puppy what to chew
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on channeling your puppy's chewing
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets puppy
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has a new puppy. Time Magazine’s 2010 Man of the Year and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, brought home a two-month-old purebred Puli. They’ve christened the pup Beast and, of course, set up his own Facebook page. Our top 5 pieces of advice here at DogTime? 1. Neuter the pup. (It’s […]
Housetraining a puppy?
Question: What do I need to know about housetraining a puppy? Answer: Housetraining a puppy involves clear, consistent communication. You may think you’re being obvious when you tell your puppy to eliminate outdoors, but remember that you two don’t naturally speak the same language. Here are some tips for success: Decide what you want and […]
Transitioning dog from crate training
Question: How do you know when your dog no longer needs her crate for housetraining? Answer: When you transition your dog from long stretches inside her crate to extended periods outside her crate, do so gradually. Many people make the mistake of immediately offering the dog free reign of the house–and then are surprised to […]
Socializing your puppy
Puppies start to learn as soon as they are born. They are especially receptive to retain what they learn during their first 13 to 16 weeks of life. It is especially important that puppies have experiences with other dogs, as well as with children and adults, from birth to 16 weeks, the optimal time for […]