You’ve got a new furry addition to the family, and you can’t wait to start training your pup to do all kinds of tricks. But hold on before you jump into it. There are lots of mistakes that dog parents make when training their pups. Before you begin, make sure you know what not to do.
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.
Can dogs drink fruit juices safely? The quick answer is not a simple yes or no. It depends on the fruit juice, and there are plenty of exceptions for individual dogs. Here’s what you should know about giving fruit juices to dogs.
Mouth tumors in dogs are growths inside the mouth that form due to cells replicating in an unregulated fashion. They can either be benign, meaning they do not spread, or malignant, which means they do spread. Here’s what you should know.
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.
You could just go to the store and buy your dog an already made doggy costume, but why not try getting creative with it? Here are ten easy-to-follow video tutorials of DIY dog costumes that just about anybody can make for Halloween, Dress Up Your Pet Day, or any other occasion.
Whether it’s a sharp sweater, a warm jacket, or yes, an adorable turtle costume, tons of pet parents have played dress up with their four-legged friends. National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th is the perfect day to celebrate your pet’s impeccable fashion sense.
Prostate disease in dogs is a condition that involves a male dog’s prostate gland becoming enlarged. The prostate is a gland located right by the male dog’s bladder. Dogs suffering from disease of the prostate can have problems urinating and sometimes defecating.
Being a responsible dog parent, you’ll want to stay alert for any signs of your favorite canine going blind or starting to lose their vision. Of course, you should always ask your veterinarian. Here’s a checklist to help you pick up on any signs that your dog might be going blind.
Although Chihuahua puppies are tiny, their personalities are anything but! These quirky, loyal, always-by-your-side pups are straight-up hams who will capture your heart immediately. Before you adopt and bring home the Chihuahua pup of your dreams, here are a few things you should know.
Can dogs drink milk? The quick answer is that it depends. Most of the time, a little bit of milk isn’t going to be harmful or toxic. But there are exceptions, and dogs can face several health issues if they drink milk in high quantities or over a long period of time.
Nasal pigmentation in dogs is a condition where the color, or pigmentation, of the nose changes. It often involves the nose changing to a lighter color. Luckily, it is often a cosmetic issue and not particularly harmful. Here’s what you should know.
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.
There’s a reason why corgi pups are the kings and queens of internet memes. Those short, stubby legs! That head tilt! The weird, long, bread loaf bodies! Those adorable, emotion-filled faces! If you’re thinking about going from just giggling at Corgi memes to adopting one IRL, here are a few things you should know!
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.
Nystagmus is a condition where dogs’ eyes move rapidly and involuntarily. It can be caused by several medical conditions, result from birth defects, or develop with old age. Sometimes dog owners believe it is a sign of of a stroke, but this is unlikely. Here’s what you should know.
January is Brain Teaser Month! It’s a great month to tease your brain with some new, interesting, and obscure facts about dogs, and you can quiz your friends and family. Kids especially love learning random trivia, so this is sure to be a fun month for them, too.
There are so many popular dog training methods out there that it can be frustrating to find out which is which and what method is going to be best for both your dog and you as a pet parent. If you find it overwhelming and confusing, you’re not alone. Here are seven of the most popular dog training methods.
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?
Eczema in dogs is an itchy, irritating inflammation of the skin that often causes dogs to scratch, lick, or chew, leading to worsened symptoms. There are two forms of the condition in dogs; they are wet eczema and dry eczema. Both of these can cause different symptoms. Here’s what you should know.
The word “walk” is enough to make the dogs in this video practically burst at the seams with joy. Their reactions are hilarious! Celebrate with them in January for National Walk Your Dog Month!