Is chewing a destructive behavior? Here’s the simplest answer: Only if your dog is chewing on the wrong thing. Making sure your dog chews only on appropriate things will help keep them — and your belongings — safe. Here are a few ways you can redirect your dog’s chewing and put a stop to the unwanted behavior.
By definition, punishment is meant to be unpleasant. However, it’s extremely disturbing that this unpleasantness is overly frequent and overly extreme. Sadly, many uneducated trainers resort to punishment, which is really defeating the purpose of training to begin with.
One of our DogTime readers has a problem with a stranger giving treats to her dog, even though she’s asked that stranger to stop. Can Dear Labby help?
Dogs aren’t born knowing how to walk on leash. It takes training! Check out what master trainer Ian Dunbar has to say about teaching your dog good leash manners.
January is National Train Your Dog Month, so make a resolution to learn something new with your four-legged friend. Help spread the word all throughout the month of January. Here’s what you need to know about National Train Your Dog Month.
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet? Commit to improving your pet’s health by scheduling regular veterinary exams. They’ll help you keep your pets in good shape, make any necessary changes, and catch any medical conditions early.
This is the year to let your dog make your New Year’s resolutions for you. After all, your pup’s lifelong endeavor is to be your loving, loyal companion. The least you can do this year is bring an extra wag or two to their world.
Here’s one of my recommendations for a New Year’s resolution that will optimize the quality of life of your canine or feline companion. Set attainable and sustainable activity goals for yourself and your pet. Commit to doing physical activity on a daily basis.
According to the ASPCA, cold and flu medicines for people could be fatal to your pet. Over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products, used to ease symptoms of winter-time sickness and other ailments in humans, contain ingredients that are deadly to dogs, cats, and other pets.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and some pooches just can’t wait to see what he’s bringing. Toys? Treats? What could it be? These pups won’t get any sleep on Christmas Eve because they’re staying up all night to see Santa and get their gifts!
Dog flu is an illness caused by viral infection that mostly affects the respiratory system. It’s extremely contagious. Because most dogs have no natural immunity against the virus, almost all exposed dogs become infected. Here’s what you should know.
Hypothermia in dogs is an extreme lowering of the body temperature. It happens when pets suffer exposure to frigid temperatures for too long, or if they have wet fur in cold, windy environments. It can be deadly if it goes untreated. Here’s what you need to know.
A snow maze is certainly a great way to give pups some exercise. It’ll get the blood pumping and keep them warm. Snow mazes can be especially fun for dogs who don’t get to go for as many walks in winter. It’s tough being cooped up inside all day!
These pups are going all out for the holiday. They’re ready for eight nights of fun and family, and hopefully some kosher treats.. How cute are these Hanukkah dogs?!
Do you know a dog who loves to live in the future? With the holidays on the way, now is a good time to shop for the latest tech for the dog lover in your life. Here are a few holiday gift ideas for the tech geek pup who needs all the latest dog gadgets.
Are you looking for fun, themed cocktails for your holiday celebration? Check out these ten delicious dog-themed cocktails that will give any holiday lots of bark! Anyone who takes a sip will definitely “stay” with these pup-inspired libations, and they’ll also want to “fetch” a few more!
If you’re thinking about gifting someone a puppy for Christmas or bringing one home to your family, you might want to stick with traditional presents instead. Your bundle of joy can become a holy terror if you’re not prepared. Here’s what you should know about Christmas puppies.
The good news is it’s fairly easy to teach an old dog this new trick. In fact, adult dogs are usually easier and faster to housetrain than puppies, especially if you use a crate. Follow these tips for housetraining adult dogs!
Epilepsy in dogs is a neurological condition marked by an abnormal burst of electrical energy to the brain, which causes the body to malfunction in several ways. Dogs may lose consciousness during an epileptic seizure, but not always. Here’s what you should know.
Does your dog like to be in the kitchen while you’re cooking for Thanksgiving? The dogs in these pictures are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with you any way they can, especially if it involves gobbling up some dropped treats. Happy Turkey Day!
Pet hazards lurk in festive foods, decorations, and schedule and environment changes. Take the following precautions this Thanksgiving, as you could suffer emotional and financial stress caused by a pet’s holiday health crisis if you’re not careful.