National Dress Up Your Pet Day: Should I Put A Costume On My Dog?

    January 14th is Dress Up Your Pet Day, and you may be thinking about dressing your pup up in a cute bow tie or a sweater. But before you dress your dog up, step back and think about your pet. Here’s a quick guide to see if it’s right for your dog and tips for how to celebrate in a safe way.

    by DogTime
    January 13th

    10 Top Rated, Classic Dog Training Books

    Dogs don’t come with instruction manuals, but the best dog training books from famous trainers and authors can certainly help you figure out how to teach and bond with your pup. Here are ten of the best, top rated classic dog training books that can help you train your dog.

    by DogTime
    January 11th

    Adopt A Pet Dog Or Puppy: What You Need To Know

    It’s very exciting to adopt a new dog or puppy, but before you rush into this life changing decision, you should ask yourself a few questions to make sure that you’re prepared, that your family and home are ready, and that you’re picking the right dog and shelter or rescue group.

    by DogTime
    January 7th

    New Year’s Resolutions For Your Pet: Stick To A Healthy Diet

    This year, make realistic New Year’s resolutions for yourself and commit to a healthy lifestyle modification plan for your pet. Start feeding your pet in a manner that promotes weight loss or maintenance of a health body weight. Obesity is clearly an epidemic in both people and pets.

    by DogTime
    December 31st

    30 Of The Cutest Christmas Puppies On Earth [PICTURES]

    Do you love Christmas and puppies? I mean, who doesn’t? Cuteness and the cheer of the holiday season go together like hot cocoa and marshmallows! Sit back, relax and get in the holiday spirit with the cutest Christmas puppies you’re going to see this season!

    by DogTime
    December 25th

    26 Adorable Dogs Warming Themselves By The Fire [PICTURES]

    One of the best ways to fight the chill on a cold winter’s night is with a blazing fire. Humans aren’t the only ones who really enjoy a warm and cozy cuddle by the fireplace. Our dogs love it, too! Check out these pooches staying warm in winter!

    by DogTime
    December 22nd

    Dear Labby: Smelly Dog — Or Insensitive Family?

    I recently took my ten-year-old Poodle to my parents’ house for Christmas. Thanks to old age, he has liver problems, stinky breath, and dermatitis. As you can imagine, Gerard is a pretty smelly dog. I really don’t want to leave him with a boarder. What should I do?

    by DogTime
    December 10th

    Chag Sameach! 20 Adorable Hanukkah Dogs [PICTURES]

    Chag Sameach! Hanukkah is a special celebration to share with friends, community, and family. With that in mind, of course we want to include our furry family members in the festivities. Check out these cute Hanukkah dogs!

    by DogTime
    December 9th

    Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Dog Lovers [VIDEOS]

    The family feast can be a lot of fun for everyone, but it can also be dangerous for our dogs. That’s why it’s so important to remind ourselves of some basic Thanksgiving safety tips to protect our furry family members. Here are a few helpful bits of advice for keeping dogs safe on Thanksgiving.

    by DogTime
    November 5th

    Why Are Some Breeds Not Recognized By Kennel Clubs?

    Despite being hugely popular and instantly recognizable, dogs such as a Labradoodle are hybrids and can’t be registered with national kennel clubs, and therefore don’t officially “exist.” Find out why and what it takes to register as a new breed.

    by Dr. Pippa Elliott BVMS, MRCVS
    October 27th

    Pit Bulls: The History Of America’s Most Feared Dog

    October is Pit Bull Awareness Month. Why is there so much fear of Pit Bull type dogs? To understand that, you need to know a bit about how Pit Bulls are portrayed in today’s world, as well as the history of these dogs in the United States.

    by DogTime
    October 5th

    Bringing Home A Shelter Dog: A Guide To The First Hour, Day, Week, & Month

    While shelters are generally awesome with the post-adoption support, it sometimes helps to have a plan in place for those first few weeks and months. With that in mind, we’ve put together our top tips for what to focus on in that first hour, day, week, and month after bringing a shelter dog home.

    by John Woods
    September 29th

    Dog Vaccination: Pros, Risks, & A Sensible Schedule For Vaccines

    Dog vaccination is an important way to protect the health of our dogs. But increasingly, responsible pet parents are asking questions so they can make informed decisions about what’s best for their animals. Here’s what you should know.

    by Dr. Pippa Elliott BVMS, MRCVS
    September 2nd
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