Bringing home your dog
New Dog? No Worries!
You wonder if you did the right thing getting a dog--particularly this dog? Troubleshooting advice for new dog owners.
Occasional Doggie Diarrhea?
How do I treat my dog's occasional diarrhea?
Driving With Dogs: Road Trip Tips
For most dogs, car rides are paradise! Make the journey pleasant for both driver and passenger by checking-out our Driving With Dogs list of supplies and tips.
Finding The Right Veterinarian
Your veterinarian is nearly as important in your dog's life as you are.
Bringing Home Your New Dog
A smooth homecoming for your new dog or puppy
Help Your Dogs Get Along Better With Each Other
Is there anything we can do to make sure my two dogs share toys and reduce the chance of potential squabbles?
Homecoming For Your New Dog
Congratulations. You have a new member of the family and you're taking her home. Now what?
Litter boxes for dogs
Question: How can I train my dog to use a litter box? Answer: Litter boxes are a great option for apartment dwellers, those who are unable to walk their dogs (or who worry about leaving them unattended in the yard), or simply small-dog owners who prefer this neat, convenient method. Choose a litter box that […]
Getting ready to bring home a puppy
Stop dog chewing
How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything in sight?
Entertainment tips for dogs
Question: My dog seems to enjoy having "tasks" to complete — is there a way to keep smart dogs entertained? Answer: Dogs don’t need to be “entertained” generally. They do need stimulation and activity, as do almost all living things. They don’t necessarily need play groups, expensive toys, or gourmet bakery treats. Nor do they […]
Raising a puppy: Housetraining FAQs
Master trainer Ian Dunbar answers common housetraining questions
Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to accept handling
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on raising a touch-safe dog
Raising a puppy: Training your puppy what to chew
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on channeling your puppy's chewing
Dog whining when we eat?
Question: My dog whines whenever I sit down to eat — what can I do? Answer: This is a common problem. Your dog wants attention and gets it by whining. (It may not be positive attention, but it’s attention nonetheless.) Promise yourself that you are going to spend two weeks actively working on this problem. […]
First command to teach dog?
Question: What’s the first command to teach my puppy? Answer: The first thing your dog or puppy should learn is his name; by that, I mean he should look into your eyes when you say it. The easiest way to teach him his name is to give him a treat each time he looks into […]
bathroom breaks for dogs?
How many times a day should I give my dog a bathroom break?
Dad gets a Boxer… and a little advice?
Today my father is bringing home a dog. We talk occasionally, my dad and I, about volunteering or about my own pups, Uno and Maybe. Sometimes we discuss Pit Bulls and their bad rap. And he’s a regular Save a Dog user, virtually fostering animals through the DogTime Facebook application. But I had no idea his interest was anything […]
Finding the Perfect Dog Name
Dog and puppy names
Raising a puppy: Obedience training classes
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on the importance of puppy kindergarten