Ticks are an unfortunate risk when you take your dog for a walk in fields or woodland. They are the vector for a number of diseases and should be avoided if possible. A comprehensive article on the Labrador Training blog will tell you everything you need to know as a dog owner.
An important aspect of training your dog is to socialise them so they are used to meeting people, pets and unexpected events during their outdoor exercise.
Of course, this can be a lifelong process but the Tails.com blog has just published a list of 6 factors which will help.
When you first bring home a new puppy there is a lot you both have to learn. One question is how much exercise should you give your puppy. There are lots of things you need to think about including making sure that your puppy is relaxed wearing a harness and being on a leash.
This has been answered in an article on the thatmutt.com blog.
Follow this step by step guide to find out how to bathe your dog. Dogs should generally be bathed around once a month. It helps keep a dog's skin healthy and parasite free. It also reduces the dog's odor which is quite a problem with some pets. Many dogs would prefer to avoid bath time so it is a good idea to start getting them into the routine from as young an age as possible.
To bathe your dog you will need 2 cotton balls and two types of shampoo, tear less and whatever your veterinarian or groomer has recommended for your type of dog,
It's the time of year to get outside and enjoy a barbecue with friends and family. While enjoying all the fun that barbecues mean, dog safety is often forgotten. The tails.com blog discusses some of the precautions we can take to ensure our dogs are looked after.
Barbecues are a terrific way to socialize your dog and if you take a few simple precautions he will enjoy it as much as you do.