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  • Dog Care and Dog Wellness

  • information on dog care, dog wellness, and dog health in general
     
  • Dog Articles

  • dog articles, information, tips, tricks and advice 
     
    • Dog Breeds

    • Learn all about dog breeds. What are the most popular and best dog breeds? how to choose a dog breede? 
       
      • Less Known Dogs Breeds

      • Have you ever seen a beagle? Sure you have. What about a basset hound? Of course! How about a Polish Owczarek Nizinny?
         
      • Hunting Dogs 

      • - How to Choose a Good Hunting Dog
        - by Brigitte Smith
        Dogs have been bred for the purpose of hunting with humans (both for food and for sport) for centuries. Although the practise of hunting for sport is very controversial, hunting for food is certainly a valid activity for a hunting dog to be involved in.  How do you choose a good hunting dog?
         
      • Choosing a Puppy - The Importance of Finding a Responsible Breeder

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time.  He quickly becomes part of your family as you create a bond with lots of cuddling, trips outside and walks in the park.  If buying from a breeder, you will want to be sure you choose a responsible breeder. 

      • Choosing a Good Dog Breeder

      • How to find a good dog breeder who will give appropriate guarantees.  Make sure you check the dog breeder's credentials.  Here's how ...

      • Choosing the Right Dog Breed

      • How to choose a suitable dog breed to suit your lifestyle.  Whether you need a family dog to interact with your children appropriately, or a dog suitable for an apartment, there are certain factors you need to look out for.

      • The AKC Dog Registry - Know Your Dog's Geneaology

      • A rundown on the functions of the AKC (American Kennel Club.  The AKC is a registry for purebred dogs born in the United States.  Breeds are divided into various categories.  In addition, the AKC is involved in dog competitions and dog showing.

      • How to Become a Dog Breeder

      • If you've ever thought of dog breeding as a vocation, there are certain things you need to be prepared for.  You need to be passionate about the breed you want to breed, and you need to know how to start ...

    • Dog Training

    • The basics of dog training. Learn how to train your dog and puppy. Tips tricks and advice to effectively train your dog! 
       
      • Introducing New Puppy To Your Dog

      • Buying a new puppy is one of the most important decisions you and your family can make, especially if you already own a dog.
         
      • Clicker Training for Dogs - How Does It Work?

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        Becoming the first major improvement in dog training since choke chains and spiked collars, click and treat has quickly revolutionized itself in becoming a big hit on the training circuit. 
         
      • Housebreaking a New Puppy

      • Although it doesn't sound like the most appealing job in the world, housebreaking a new puppy will play an important part in bonding with the newest member of your family 
         
      • Incessant Dog Barking

      • Dogs bark for a number of reasons. Sometimes these can be good reasons such as to warn of an intruder or to express fright or pain.
         
      • Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

      • Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, must not have owned a dog. If dogs are anything, they are extremely intelligent and can learn many new things given the chance to show you. 
         
      • What Is All The Buzz About Underground Dog Fences?
        The new craze on the puppy circuit is underground dog fences. Simply put, underground fences are electronic containment systems designed to teach pets their boundaries while in your yard.

      • Training an Older Dog
        Can an older dog be effectively trained?

      • Training an Aggressive Dog
        Aggression in dogs can be a serious problem.  Signs of agressiveness in dogs need to be nipped in the bud with appropriate training, before a tragedy can occur.

      • Potty Training Your Dog
        The fact that people refer to "potty training" in relation to dogs always amuses me - after all, how many dogs do you know who actually use a "potty"?  I didn't think so.  But in all seriousness, dog toilet training is an important issue.

      • Hunting Dog Training
        Training your dog to be an effective hunting companion is an art.  Not all dogs can be suitably trained as hunting dogs, but many can.

      • Home Dog Training
        Should you have your dog professionally trained in some manner, or are you like the majority of us who are happy to home train your dog?

      • Dog Training Video
        Videos on dog training can be more effective that a dog training book, especially if you prefer to watch and emulate, rather than read and put into practise.

      • Dog Training Tips
        We can all use some dog training tips to help us have a better trained dog.

      • Dog Training Techniques
        Dog training techniques for the uninitiated - dog training tips we can all learn from.

      • Dog Training Supplies
        Dog training supplies are many and varied.  Here are a few examples ...

      • Dog Training Schools
        Just what are dog training schools - do you need to consider one for your dog's training?

      • Dog Training Online
        What types of dog training are available online?

      • Dog Training Equipment
        What types of dog training equipment are available online, and in your local pet store?

      • Dog Training Courses for Teaching Agility
        Agility training is gaining popularity in North America and Australia, having been common in the U.K. for several years.  Dog training courses are used to train the dogs in agility.

      • Dog Training Books - Good, Bad and Indifferent
        What to look out for when searching for a good dog training book, whether online or in your bookstore.

      • Dog Training Aids
        There are many types of dog training aids available.  Your own preference and your dog's temperament may have an impact on what dog training aid you choose.

      • Dog Toilet Training
        Consistency is the key to successfully toilet training your dog.

      • Training Your Puppy
        Training your puppy can be a rewarding, and fun, exercise.  Here's how ...

      • Dog Obedience Training
        Dog obedience training is simple, effective, and great fun if you approach it with a positive attitude.

      • Dog Kennel Training and Dog Crate Training
        Kennel, or crate training, should never be used as a means of discipline.  Correctly used, kennel training can be great for both you and your dog.

      • Dog House Training
        Your dog need to be house trained.  This can be achieved in a few easy steps, and although some dogs catch on quickly others do take significantly longer.

      • Dog Behavior Training
        If your dog has behavior problems, here are some facts that may help you.

      • Dog Agility Training
        Dog agility training can be a great way to keep yourself in shape as well as your dog.

      • Clicker Dog Training - the Research
        Have you ever wondered why clicker training works effectively?  Research reveals a number of answers.

      • Is Training a Boxer Dog Different to Training Any Other Breed?
        There are some dog breed characteristics which make some breeds easier to train than others.  Boxers need much attention and training due to their exuberant personalities.

      • Dog Training - the Basics
        There are certain basic aspects of dog training that every dog owner should be familiar with.

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    • Dog Care

    • Dog care tips tricks and advice on dog health and dog wellness. If you have dog or are planning to have one you must first learn basics of dog care! 
       
      • Caring for and Raising New Born Puppies

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        Raising new born puppies can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. It can also be an experience fraught with frustration if some guidelines are not adhered to or if certain aspects of the duty are overlooked. 
         
      • Premium Dog Food 

      • - What Should You Feed Your Dog?
        - by Brigitte Smith
        The pet food market today is larger and more diverse than ever before. While this offers a large number of choices in various types of pet food, it also presents a dilemma in choosing the healthiest food for your dog. 
         
      • Dog Accessories

      • Dog ownership carries with it the burden of a number of other purchases. In order to properly care for a dog and to comply with certain local laws, the owner must have a number of dog accessories in his or her arsenal.
         
      • Dog Clothes

      • Some people love to make their dogs as cute as can be. If you're one of them, dog clothes are perfect for you.  And dog clothes can also be used for warmth in some breeds who are perhaps used to a warmer climate and don't have a thick fur to keep them warm. 
         
      • Doggie Hygiene

      • Washing your dog is important, but not as important as some people think. Healthy dogs actually don't need to be washed all that frequently, although some of us prefer to bathe our dogs so that they have a more pleasing smell and appearance.
         
      • Intestinal Parasites in Dogs

      • Dogs (and cats) often fall victim to a variety of common intestinal parasites, also known as worms - tape worm, round worm, heart worm and more.
         
      • Safe Dog Toys

      • Dog owners love to think of "That's my baby," they'll say when referring to their dogs.  And babies have to have toys!  But dog toys are good for dogs for a number of reasons. 
         
      • Soft And Hard Dog Food

      • Sometimes dog owners are faced with a dilemma in relation to the type of dog food to feed their dogs with.
         
      • Vaccinating Your Dog - Should You Do It, and If So, When, and How Often?

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        The majority of dog lovers believe that it is very important to vaccinate their dogs, but how early and how often are two questions that are currently much on their minds as well as on the minds of the veterinary community at large. 
         
      • Vaccinations and Your Dog 

      • Although your new puppy will likely squirm and maybe even cry when getting his shots, it is just as important for your dog as it is for your children or yourself 
         
      • Dogs for People With Disabilities 

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        No one seems to know when the idea of using guide dogs first came into being.  But since seeing eye dogs were introduced into the U.S., they have spread worldwide, and now include not only seeing eye dogs, but dogs for the deaf, and dogs for people with disabilities of all kinds. 
         
      • Dental Care for Dogs

      • Some people don't realize that dental hygiene is as important for dogs as it is for human beings. 
         
      • Removing Dog Urine Stains

      • Dogs can be housebroken and trained to let their owners know when they need to go outside and make a little weedle or some other bigger job

    • Dog Disease

    • Information about dog diseases. Common dog diseases and how to prevent and cure them 
       
      • The Importance of the Dog's Anal Gland

      • In the movie The Fisher King there is a rather humorous scene in which Robin Williams' character is scooting himself along the ground by digging his heels in and dragging his bare bottom across the grass. 
         
      • Dog Allergies are Common

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        It's not widely known that dogs, just like human beings, can and do suffer from allergies.  In fact, about twenty percent of the dogs in the United States alone suffer from allergy at any one time! 
         
      • Canine Distemper Virus

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        Puppies between the ages of three and six months are most susceptible to the canine distemper virus. It is therefore essential to vaccinate puppies against this deadly disease.
         
      • CPR for Pets

      • - by Brigitte Smith
        Anyone who has been to a CPR class is familiar with the basics of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but you're probably not familiar with mouth-to-snout resuscitation.  It can save pets' lives - perhaps even the life of your own dog. 
         
      • Heartworms in Dogs

      • Heartworms (Latin name Dirofilaria immitis) are parasitic worms that are common in both dogs and cats.
         
      • Hepatitis in Dogs

      • Hepatitis, a disease of the liver that is seen in several animals, including humans, is caused by a viral infection.
         
      • Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

      • A fairly common degenerative disease in dogs, canine hip dysplasia, is often misunderstood. Many mistakenly think that the ailment is a form of arthritis, but that is simply not the case.
         
      • Kennel Cough in Dogs

      • Kennel cough can be caused by several airborne bacteria and viruses
         
      • Leptospirosis in Dogs

      • Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can affect a dog's blood, liver, and kidneys. 
         
      • My Dog Has Fleas!

      • Fleas are a problem for dogs and their owners alike.
         
      • Obesity in Dogs

      • Numerous studies have shown that more Americans are obese today than ever before and, interestingly, we're not the only ones. 
         
      • Parvovirus and Your Dog

      • Parvovirus (commonly called Parvo) is a viral disease that affects dogs. 
         
      • Treating Your Dog for Dehydration

      • Dehydration in dogs can be a serious matter. Whether caused by illness, exposure to heat, or a simple lack of fluid intake, dogs must be kept hydrated.

    • Preparing Your Home for a New Puppy

    • While excitement and anticipation may be at the top of the list when bringing home a new puppy, preparing for him should rate highly on the list
       
    • Adopting a Shelter Dog

    • - by Brigitte Smith
      How will you choose your next family dog?  There are a number of ways, and each has advantages and disadvantages.  But perhaps the best method, in terms of being helpful to society in general, is to adopt a dog from a local animal shelter. 
       
    • Dogs in the Cartoons

    • America loves dogs in films and on television. We also seem to love dogs in the pages of the Sunday funnies and in animation.
       
    • Flying With Your Dog

    • There are many requirements that a pet owner must meet before traveling by air with a dog.
       
    • Hollywood - Gone to the Dogs?

    • There is no question that people in America love dogs. 
       
    • Microchips Help Lost Dogs be Found

    • There is not much of anything in the world than the sight of a child who is grieving a lost dog.
       
    • Why do Dogs Eat Feces

    • For reasons that are still fairly unknown to veterinarians and scientists, some dogs seem unable to resist the tasty treat of their own or another animal's feces.
       
    • Toy Dogs

    • "Toy" dogs are becoming more popular all the time 

  • Dog Products

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    • Dog Foods

    • The best dog food; how to prepare dog food, where to buy dog food
       
    • Dog Books

    • Learn more about dog with our recommended dog books!
       
    • Dog Training Products

    • learn how to effectively train your dog with our recommended dog training products!

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