How Much Does A Dog Cost?

Getting a dog may cost you as low as $50 to upwards of $10,000 with no set upper limit. It depends on the breed you want, where you are willing to get one, and the age of the dog you want. Show dog quality puppies are the most expensive you can get. These puppies cost thousands […]

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How Much Do Dog Trainers Make?

The average hourly pay for dog trainers is about $12, with some trainers getting paid as little as $7.50 while others getting as much as $30. The annual pay including salary, commissions, overtime, and other cash incentives ranges between $20,000 to $60,000 with an average of $30,500. In this profession, pay increases as one’s years of […]

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How Many Years Do Dogs Live?

Dogs live up to 10 to 15 human years. The general trend regarding life expectancy among dogs relates to their size. Small dogs tend to live longer than medium dogs that can grow older than large and giant dogs. Small dogs weighing 20 lbs. or less have an average lifespan of 14 years, medium dogs […]

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How Many Words Can A Dog Learn?

Trained dogs can learn up to 165 words. Beyond basic words which could be learned even as puppies such as sit, stay, and lie down, you can teach your dogs more words with some training. Association is a useful tool when teaching new words. Dogs learn faster when the object you are identifying is in […]

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How Far Can Dogs Hear?

Dogs can hear up to 4 times farther than humans can. This means that if you hear a sound from 20 feet away, a dog can hear the same sound produced at the same volume 80 feet away. Humans can hear a sound as far as 50 to 100 feet away while dogs can hear […]

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How Far Can A Dog Smell?

There is no straightforward answer regarding how far a dog can smell. There are too many variables to consider when measuring up to what distance a dog can smell like weather and wind direction, the concentration of objects in between the dog and the object, and the familiarity of the scent, to name a few. However, […]

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How Do You Calculate Dog Years?

The American Veterinary Medical Association provides a guideline on how to measure a dog’s age. As it turns out, the 1 dog year is to 7 human years equivalence is incorrect. Since dog years is the average life expectancy of a dog relative to that of a human’s, the developmental phases do not fit the […]

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How Do Dogs Show Affection?

Dogs are very expressive of their affection toward their owners. A dog’s face shows a lot. Much like people, dogs’ facial expressions convey their emotional state so it’s easy to see that they’re showing their affection through their eyes and the way they smile or grin. Dogs also show their feelings through a variety of […]

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How Do Dogs Drink Water?

Dogs lap water to drink. Unlike humans, dogs do not have fully developed cheeks. This means they drink differently because they could not create suction to take in water. Dogs instead, they have developed a system using their tongue to drink. They bend their tongue backward in a ladle-like shape to pull out water into […]

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How Can You Tell How Old A Dog Is?

The most reliable way to tell how old a dog is by looking at their teeth. Puppies will start growing baby teeth when they are about 4 weeks old and will have a full set when they are 8 weeks old. At about 14 weeks old, their needle-like temporary teeth would start getting replaced by […]

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