By Karen A. Soukiasian Prevent dog bites by teaching kids simple safety rules. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. Children are the most common victims and more than 400,000 of them require medical attention for bites. That’s why you need to teach… Read the rest »
By John Howes A few months ago, when I got my pug, I was introduced to dog crates. Some people swear by them. Other people don’t. I opted to use one after trying it and discovering my little pug partner likes soft dog crates best. Soft dog crates offer a chance to easily create a… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian As much as we’d like to feel a puppy or dog would complete the image of the ideal storybook family, a lot of times it doesn’t happen quite that way. Sadly, it can become a agonizing experience for all involved… especially for the puppy or dog. When all is said and… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Combining playtime with your kids and dog obedience training for your dog requires constant supervision and a lot of patience. Puppies are just like kids in a variety of ways. They need continuous care, supervision, and a lot of love. Just as you have to teach your kid how to play with… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Dogs noses come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but they all do the same thing besides the obvious; they keep your dog informed. The bigger, longer, and wetter the nose, the more information is sucked up….sort of like a vacuum cleaner. Many embarrassed, exasperated, inexperienced dog owners wonder “Why does… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Dog digging is hardwired into the DNA of many breeds and nearly all dogs just love to dig. In fact, dog digging is perfectly natural. Dogs have been digging for thousands of years, for a number of reasons, mainly survival.
By Karen A. Soukiasian Even as smart as they may be, your dog cannot read your rule book. Your dog depends on you to make learning the rules as simple and clear as possible. They can’t correct dog misbehavior if they don’t know they are doing something wrong. Rule No. 1 is for you. As… Read the rest »