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Channeling Your Dog's Chewing Instincts With the Proper Choice of Chew

Dog chews have long been an indispensable item for dog-lovers everywhere but how do you choose the right chew toy and how much do you really know about why your dog chews? Dogs chew for a variety of reasons - entertainment, exploring, play, separation anxiety, fear or phobias. The key to a happy dog

How to Help Take Care of Your Dogs & Puppies

Caring for puppies and a dog requires your constant attention and devotion. Although dogs have the ability to care after themselves and their puppies, you never know when something has spiraled out of your dog's control such as her health or your puppies' health. Stay as attentive to your dog and pu

How To Alleviate Your German Shepherd Biting Dilemma

German Shepherds are a great pet to have but do become very demanding at times and can even start to bite. Dealing with your German Shepherd biting is an important skill to have whether or not your dog actually bites. A good idea would be to train your dog not to bite while he is still a puppy. Pupp

How to Train Yorkie Puppies

One of the most popular dogs is the Yorkshire terrier. Nicknamed the "Yorkie," these cute little animals are so small that they may look like a puppy their whole life. Just because they are small does not make it easy to train them, though, because training a Yorkie takes a lot of time and patience.

Helping Your Dog Overcome Food and Object Guarding

This article teaches you why dogs display possessive and aggressive behaviour with food, toys and other resources. The artcicle will also give you a step by step, simple approach on how to help your dog overcome this unwanted behaviour.

How Much Does a Miniature Schnauzer Eat?

Miniature schnauzers are high energy dogs requiring nutritious food in order to maintain optimum health. They are prone to problems relating to the level of fats in their diet and therefore warrant close scrutiny in the amount and type of food they consume. Adult schnauzers weigh in at between 13 to

Life Expectancy of a Dog with Diabetes

When an owner finds out her dog has diabetes, the first reaction is wondering how long her dog will live. Treatment of canine diabetes has had many advances in recent years, and most dogs will live a normal life expectancy.

How to treat urinary tract infections in rats

Rats are very prone to getting urinary tract infections because it is easy for them to pick up bacteria due to their bodies being so low to the ground. Urinary tract infections can affect both the urethra and the bladder and should be treated as soon as possible. Although treating a urinary tract in

How to Make Dog Food Covers Using a Sewing Machine

If you feed your dog canned dog food, you are familiar with the little snap on lids that are available to cover and seal a partially-used can of food. The snap on lids fit so tightly that they can be hard for older people or anyone with impaired hands to use. You can make your own loose-fitting dog

How to Identify a Non-Purebred Yorkie

It can be tricky deciding if a Yorkshire terrier, also commonly called Yorkie, is purebred or non-purebred Yorkie mix. To decide if a dog is purebred, a careful examination of its physical characteristics has to take place. Organizations like the American Kennel Club keep lists of what each breed

Pregnancy Tests for Dogs

Just as with humans, dogs reproduce sexually to give birth to new offspring. If you wish to determine whether or not your dog is expecting puppies, there are a number of avenues you can explore.

Tips on Potty Training Your Peekapoo

A peekapoo is a wonderful breed of dog, but as with any other dog, potty training is a real struggle for a lot of owners. The peekapoo can be quite stubborn and hard to train, so go in with plenty of patience. Instead of hoping that it will all work out, you can follow some very simple tips on how

A Prong Collar When You Might Want One For Your Dog

Your dog might need a prong collar if they have attitude problems or when they are going to a training class. Pain is what most people think of when they see a prong collar they are scary looking. As long as you know how to use the collar your pet will be ok.

Is Plant Food Toxic for Dogs?

It can be very stressful for you and your dog when he swallows something potentially harmful. Dogs are notorious for rooting around in cabinets and other places to get at food, and the often sweet smell of plant foods can be very attractive to your furry friend.

Housebreaking - Golden Rules

In order to house train your puppy you must have a controlled and a consistent regime. A puppy that is six weeks or older can be easily trained with the help of a continual and a vigilant training program. Follow the instructions given below and seam the adjectives given above - you will see your do

Get Rid of Parasites!

Does your dog have parasites? There's a simple way to determine that and some simple ways to rid your dog and your house of these nasty pests.

Signs That My Dog Is Ready to Give Birth

Preparing for a dog to give birth to, or whelp, her puppies can be exciting for pet owners. They want to ensure that their dog has everything she needs for a successful birth and that they will be present to help the mother if she suffers from any complications. While most pets want and...

How Do I Fit a Dog Harness to My Staffy?

The Staffy, or American Stafford Terrier, is a strong, broad-chested breed that is known for its intelligence and loyalty. According to the Dog Breed Info Center, a Staffy requires daily exercise to prevent it from becoming restless, which will make it difficult to control. Using a harness will help

FAQ on Invisible Dog Fences

There are many misconceptions about invisible dog fences. For example, invisible fences do not keep dogs or people safe in all situations. Additionally, they are not cheaper than visible fences, and dogs are not seriously injured by the shock from the fence.

Dog Grooming Training

Dog grooming training prepares you to work with most breeds of dogs. They can include house pets, working dogs (police or service varieties) and show dogs that compete professionally. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most apprenticeship programs run for between six and 10 weeks, with t