homemade dog treats

How to Make the Best Homemade Dog Treats

So many dogs have problems with mass produced dog treats that people are looking into alternative options. While you can certainly buy organic treats, not only are those expensive, but sometimes the taste isn’t one that most dogs like. Still, your dog deserves treats. Plus, they’re one of the best ways to train a dog…

feeding your dog

Do You Feed Your Dog Too Much Human Food?

There are two separate mindsets when it comes to feeding your dog human food and in what amounts. One group believes that dogs should never consume human food, while another group believes anything goes and dogs can eat foods just like a human does. The truth is that dogs can eat human foods, but should…

How to Find Out If Your Dog Is Allergic to Certain Foods

Just like humans, a dog can have allergies to foods. Sometimes, it can be one ingredient in food that’s made up of a mixture of other foods. But still that one item can cause your dog to become pretty miserable. Allergies in dogs can start when they’re puppies, so it’s critical that you pay attention…

diagnosed with parvo

Has Your Dog Been Diagnosed with Parvo?

Parvo is a very serious infection that can occur in puppies, with a mortality rate of about 90% if not treated. Parvo is a viral illness that is extremely contagious, so if your dog has been diagnosed with Parvo, you should take them to the vet where they can be treated properly and separated from…

dog first aid kit

First Aid Kit All Dog Owners Need to Have

For any dog owner, it’s important that you always have a first aid kit if anything goes wrong with your dog. Items in first aid kits will mostly help with flesh wounds, but there is some medication that you can keep in your kit to help your dog as well. First aid kits allow you…

finding the right shampoo for your dog

Finding the Right Shampoo for Your Dog’s Bath Time

Part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring that your animals are clean and healthy. In the case of dogs, one of the easiest ways to make sure they’re well-groomed is by bathing them regularly. Not washing your dog will lead to the dog getting fleas, having an unpleasant odor, and discomfort. Washing should…

Dog Rashes and How to Care for Them

Many pet owners have faced this issue: you’re petting your dog, when suddenly, you notice a patch of rash covered skin. You’re not sure if you need to take them to the vet, if you need to treat it, if it’s life threatening, or what caused it. However, there are tell-tale signs such as color,…

How to train your dog in obedience

How To Train Your Dog in Obedience

Arguably one of the most important lesson in dog training is how to train your dog in obedience. Dog obedience training is responsible for getting your dog in the proper behavioral state. That includes him or her behaving properly when your friends come over to visit you. Him restraining from jumping on them or biting…

Why give your dog obedience training

Why Give Your Dog Obedience Training

  Many people confuse dog ticks and competition training with obedience training. It is true that trick training is part of obedience training but obedience training is not entirely about trick training. It seeks to correct various dog misbehaviors such us improper barking, disobedience and aggression. It covers basic tricks; sit, leave family manners, skill…

Dog Obedience Training Styles

Dog Obedience Training Styles

  Most traditional dog obedience training can be categorized into two big categories or dog obedience training styles. They are ‘treat training’ and ‘aggression’. Treat Training Treat training is where the trainer uses treats as a tool to induce the dog or puppy to do something he or she desires. For example, if the trainer…