How Smart Are Dogs?

Dogs are about as smart as 2-year-olds, at least linguistically. They could learn an average of 165 words and gestures and they could develop basic arithmetic skills. Using these as a measure, it has been determined that some of the smartest breeds are border collies, poodles, German shepherds, and golden retrievers while those that fall […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Cremate A Dog?

An average quote for basic dog cremation services is about $50 to $200. The cost depends on the facility and type of cremation you choose as well as the weight of your dog. Depending on your local crematorium, there is private and communal cremation. Private cremation reserves a separate compartment for your pet and you […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Board A Dog?

Boarding your dog may cost $25 to $50 for dog kennels a night while it costs between $40 to $85 for dog hotels a night. Some homeowners also advertise dog boarding for up to 2 dogs at a less expensive rate of about $15 a night because they don’t have overhead, employee, and other expenses […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Dog?

Adopting a dog can cost between $50 to $250. It varies depending on your location and whether you are adopting from a pound, no-kill shelter or a private rescue organization. It also costs higher if you want to adopt a puppy, a small dog, or a purebred. Of course, now and then, free adoption events […]

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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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