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Choosing the Best Type of Crate For Your Dog - Part 2

In this article, I continue the discussion of how to choose the best type of crate for your dog. Crates can be made out of a variety of materials, but the three main ones are wire, plastic, and wood. Each type of crate serves a different purpose, and the materials used to construct them have differe

Special Tips For Shih Tzu Training

Affectionate, energetic and loyal - these are just some words that can best describe a shih tzu. However, a common misconception about this breed is that the dog is arrogant, yappy and demanding. Like any other four-legged furry friend, a shih tzu's temperament will depend a lot upon the amount

Stop My Dog from Chewing

Are you dreading going home to your dog? Wondering what your dog chewed this time? Searching for answers to "how to stop my dog from chewing?" It's natural for dogs to chew ... but you can control what they chew!

How to Build a Dog Enclosure Kennel Fence

Building a dog enclosure fence yourself is not too difficult and is more affordable than having someone else do it. Chain link is probably the easiest route--be sure to check your area's zoning regulations before you begin to build. Also, make sure that your kennel will be in a spot that gets at lea

How Invisible Fencing Typically Works to Train and Protect Your Dog

Hopefully this will give you a basic understanding on how invisible fencing for your dog should work, and if it is for you, or not for you, only you can decide if you agree with invisible fencing. Not all yards are the same, and by no means, not all dogs are the same, but it should work for most peo

How to Make Toys for Dogs

Dog toys at the pet store can get a little bit pricey, especially when you consider the longevity of each toy you buy. An economical solution to this dog toy dilemma is to make your very own, inexpensive, toys for your pup. There are plenty of household items that you can reuse that will give your d

How to Find a Dog's Breed With the Wisdom Panel MX

Many owners of mixed breed dogs wonder what breeds their dogs really are. As well as satisfying curiosity, knowing what breed your dog is can help you and your vet identify potential health conditions that are inherent in certain breeds. For those owners of mixed breed dogs, the Wisdom Panel MX bloo

5 Things to Consider When Training a Puppy

Owning a dog requires love and patience from its owner. One must start training your woolly bundle of fur as soon as possible to help your puppy to develop into the dog you dream of. This article gives you some things you will need to consider when embarking on training your puppy.

Dog Ownership - The Top Benefits

Everyone in my family loves our dog, and without doubt we have all benefited greatly from having her around. There really are so many plus points to owning a dog, and here are some of the ones that I believe most people can benefit from.

Carob for Dogs

Most dogs drool over the sight of a treat. While standard doggie biscuits are easy to pick up in the grocery store, have you considered baking your own with carob? There are many benefits to feeding your dog carob.

Favorite Dog Toys of the Dog Generation

Dogs are nice friends. Therefore, it is just fair if you too can be a nice friend to him. Dogs love to play. And they are fond with toys which they can use to tug and pull. They also love toys which they can carry, make different noises and have lights.

Beginner's Guide to Dog Obedience Classes

Dogs are said to be the man's best friend because of their natural obedience towards their master. They are also best type of pet to have as companion. But for those who have never owned a dog, the notion of dog training and holding your own dog obedience classes may be quite a difficult task.

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Keeping your dog cool in this sweltering summer heat may help avoid consequences like dehydration, heatstroke, or even death as a result. From keeping your dog's hair cut short to limiting the amount of time you let him spend outdoors, there are scads of simple ways you can keep your dog safe a

How to Help Pregnant Dogs When Having Babies

When you have a pregnant dog, one of the best ideas is to prepare in advance. Birth can be messy and complicated, and there's a good chance that you'll need to step in with some help at some point. Have your supplies ready and know what may be expected of you for a successful birthing experience.

Allergies & Post Nasal Drip in Dogs

Allergies can be frustrating whether you're a household pet or a human companion. Dogs display their allergies differently than a person would, so it is not uncommon for an owner to misdiagnose her dog. Understanding the signs and symptoms of allergies in a dog is the foundation to properly addre