You love your dog. He is your friend, your burglar alarm, your playmate, and your comfort when you’re blue. He is a member of your family. But families tend to grow, and often they grow because a new dog is going to be moving in. Whatever reasons that you may have for bringing the new [...]No Comments
The dog is an adaptive survivor, taking on many shapes and sizes through our selective breeding and necessity. Though we are all familiar with the domestic cousin to the wolf, many people don’t realize that the dog has some very close cousins that populate the world, living on the edge of our civilization.
The closest [...]
You’ve put it off long enough. It’s time to stop ignoring the fact that your dog sits when he wants, comes to you when he wants, and pretty much goes everywhere he wants. He might also possibly be having other dogs over and drinking your beer while you’re at work.
You need to step up [...]
We all know that dog’s evolved from wolves. In only a few thousands of years, the dog has gone from the savage wolf to our peaceful companion and faithful sidekick. But let’s take a look back farther. Before the Labrador or the Pekingese, before Pit Bulls and toy poodles. Back even before the wolf or [...]No Comments
When you have a dog, just like when you have a child, you want him to do well in the world. You want him to be smart, well-behaved, and successful at being a dog. Though your dog most likely has what it takes to be all of these things, he’ll have a lot more luck [...]2 Comments
When you bring a dog into your family, you are taking on a serious responsibility. This creature will depend on you for food, shelter and love. You will also be responsible for making sure that your dog is as healthy as he can be at any given time. Some people, however, feel better if they [...]No Comments
If you love being with your dog and consider him an integral part of your family, then you’d probably like him with you when you go on an extended trip. A two week trip overseas wouldn’t be a good time to try to take your dog, and neither would a visit to stay with a [...]1 Comment
We’ve all heard the stories and seen the television shows about amazing vet surgeries and heroic vets doing their best to save dying animals, much to the tearful thanks of owners everywhere. But the reality of caring for dogs and their problems is much different. For most owners and vets , the [...]No Comments
Want to turn your dog into a leaping, barking, squirming bundle of ultimate joy expressed? Ask him if he wants to go bye-bye in the car. Dogs can go from being fast asleep and snoring to doing perfect imitations of whirling dervishes in five seconds flat when they hear that question. There’s no doubt [...]1 Comment
Traveling by plane is rarely ever a pleasant experience for a dog. It is often confusing and frightening, and at worst it can be dangerous. The bottom line is that dogs should only be transported by plane if it is absolutely necessary, and not because you can’t bear to be without Fluffy for three weeks [...]1 Comment