Pets & Animal
On being asked when I began training my puppy, my reply was "the very day I brought her home". My pup was barely nine weeks old. That really surprises some people, but believe me, the earlier you begin the easier it will be.
Dogs vomit for a number of reasons. If a dog continues vomiting for a prolonged period, it could be an indication of a serious problem. While the best course of action is to always take your dog to the vet if you are concerned, there are steps you can take to comfort your dog--and your nerves.
When a small puppy becomes stuck in a confined, hidden space like a vent, the ultimate objective is to retrieve the puppy as quickly and safely as possible. Unless the puppy is within sight and can be simply pulled to safety, the puppy will probably need to be cut out. Since vents are usually locate
Boxers are an excellent mixture of playful personality, high intelligence and athleticism with a warm affectionate nature. Boxers are in fact, a complete package dog because there's so much to admire about them. One moment, he will be playing with your kids and the next moment, he will be comin
As soon as you bring your pup at home start training it, do not delay saying it is just come to stay with us and we will start training it in a few days. You should however, not rush your puppy, housebreaking might take time and it is fine if your puppy takes a little more time to learn than other d
When you don't have pets, it is hard to believe how they can actually become an essential part of your household. However, once they do become a part of your house, they pretty much feel like family members. All pet owners have different ways of showing their love for their pets. While some lik
Dogs are much harder to house train than cats. Cats seem to instinctively know how to use the litter box. A dog, however, must be shown that it needs to let you know it must go to the bathroom. If you are consistent in your training, your dog can learn to go outside rather than in your house in as l
With their sweet and gentle temperament, Bulldogs are adored by many people around the world. In earlier days, these dogs were treated as guard dogs. The first standard for Bulldogs was recorded at the year 1864 and adopted in 1875. Bulldog Club of America was formed in 1890. Bulldogs have a smooth
The control of intestinal parasites in your dog is essential to the good health of the animal and its family. A veterinarian should treat the dog as soon as signs appear because some of these organisms are zoonotic (transmissible to humans). One of the more common veterinary medications for intest
When training your dog, there are many ways not to do it right. These are mistakes that you need to avoid. Find out what they are so that you can be more successful in your efforts.
Chihuahuas are pint-sized dogs with a 10-gallon attitude. These tiny canines can come in a variety of coats and colors: long-hair, short hair, brown, tan or white. They are extremely social creatures who vocalize their feelings often. However, chihuahuas aren't the only dogs that fit the bill of bei
Once Husky puppies are born, it might seem like your work is done, but in truth, it has just begun. While the mother will do most of the care for the newborn Huskies, you still need to keep an eye on them, clean their area, and provide heat, water, and food for the mother. For the first few weeks of
Chihuahuas are small dogs with large personalities. When they don't feel well, they will let you know. If yours is suffering from an upset stomach and is vomiting or has diarrhea, this problem can become serious very quickly. Chihuahuas are often very small, and because of this, they can become dehy
You can build dog kennels with wood posts and field wire or a chain link fence. The materials and size of the fence depend on your preference and the types of dogs that will be fenced in. It should be large enough to give the dogs plenty of room to exercise and move around. Ten feet wide and 15 to
Potty training a puppy can be the most frustrating aspect of puppy ownership, especially for those who work during the day. Potty training your puppy can be less stressful if you educate yourself on the subject. With the correct technique, your puppy will be trained in no time.
A responsible and caring owner will want to guide and train their new puppy into a well mannered adult dog that they can be proud of and one that everyone will admire, love and want to own. Correctly handling and training a dog from puppyhood will help avoid future behaviour problems.
Yorkies sometimes suffer from eye problems. Some of these issues are minor, while others can develop into more serious health problems, and even lead to blindness if not treated properly. Yorkshire Terriers' genetic makeup can be one of the causes of eye problems and neglect can also play a par
Some dog breeds, like the Pomeranian, have long fur around their rear ends and their legs. When the dog defecates, feces can become stuck to the fur, which in turn leads to unattractive clumping and a foul odor. Shaving and trimming the area around a puppy's hind end prevents this problem and leads
Typically speaking we are assured our dog is feeling great when they gobble down their food, although you can be sure that something isn't right when the dog won't eat. It is a weird thing for a dog to skip a meal and this is a telling warning sign that you have a lethargic dog on your han
Rewarding your dog with treats when it performs a trick or exhibits good behavior is an essential part of dog ownership, but the expense of store-bought treats can quickly add up. When you also consider that commercially-made treats are often full of preservatives, the idea of making homemade treats