Introduction To Crate Training A Puppy

Puppy in Crate

The purpose of crate training is to give your puppy a safe secure place to go. In the wild, dogs were den animals. Crate training takes advantage of this instinct and the crate becomes your puppy’s den. Sending your puppy to his crate should not be used as a punishment. It should be the place […]

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Do Dogs Like Hugs?

Do Dogs Like Hugs

Humans love hugging dogs. There is something about snuggling up against that warm fur that we really love. In fact surveys have shown that dog owners spend more time hugging their dogs than they do hugging their human companions. Because we love it we tend to assume that our dog feels the same. But does […]

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How To Feed A Dog Bones

How To Feed A Dog Bones

The overwhelming majority of pet dogs are fed dried food. Owners often don’t consider incorporating raw bones into their dog’s diet. This is despite the known benefits of feeding raw bones to dogs. [adrotate group=”8″]Advantages of Raw Bones for dogs.Raw bones are great for oral health. The gnawing action cleans the teeth, massages the gums […]

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Why Do Dogs Mark Territory

Why Do Dogs Mark Their Territory

What is Territory Marking? Marking is where a dog deposits a small amount of pee on a surface. It has nothing to do with their normal bathroom needs. Dogs of both sexes engage in the behavior. Males often lift their legs and mark a vertical surface. [adrotate group=”8″]Why Dogs Mark their Territory?As well as their […]

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DIY Flea Trap Designs

Homemade Flea Trap

Fleas are easily the most common external parasite of both cats and dogs. A female flea will suck up to 15 times her own weight in blood before she lays her first egg. After this she will lay up to 50 eggs every day. The eggs are laid on your pet, and then fall off […]

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Why Your Dog Won’t Come When Called

One of the most important commands you can teach your dog is to come when he is called. It is frustrating to let your dog off the leash so that he can enjoy himself only to be be ignored when it is time to catch him and go home. There are a number of reasons why […]

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Dog Pregnancy

Sexual maturity in female dogs takes place at around 6 months of age.  It can happen a bit earlier in small breeds and later in large breeds. Some large breeds will not be sexually mature until around 2 years old After that, she will come in to heat around every six months. [adrotate group=”8″]Oestrus in DogsOestrus […]

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The Stages of Puppy Development

Puppies are generally thought to become dogs at around 1 year old. This varies between breeds.  Small dogs mature at around 9 months while large dogs may not be fully mature until 15 months. Puppies grow and mature quickly, and their needs are different at every stage. [adrotate group=”8″]Stage 1: 0-2 weeksFor the first few […]

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