Bringing home your dog

Bringing Home Your New Dog: Preparing And First Steps

Moving to a new home with a new family can cause stress for dogs, and it can certainly cause stress for you, too. You can make the transition easier on both of you by doing a little advanced planning. Here are a few steps you can take when bringing home a new dog.

by DogTime
October 19th

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 […]

by Nicole Wilde
July 25th, 2014

Stop dog chewing

How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything in sight?

by Nicole Wilde
March 31st, 2011

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 need human food, […]

by Jon Katz
March 31st, 2011

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. It will probably get […]

by Colleen Pelar
March 31st, 2011

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 […]

by Pia Silvani
March 31st, 2011

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 more […]

by DogTime
December 27th, 2010

Dogs and kids live in harmony?

Question:Can dogs and kids live together in harmony?Answer:Dog and kids can live together in harmony and share many happy years together. Start the training…for both child and dog… very early.Set BoundariesIt is important to establish the boundaries with both the dog and your child. That means showing your child the dog’s things belong to the […]

by Susan Flynn
March 15th, 2010
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