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AdoptingAnimal Welfare/Abuse | Behavior | Blind Dogs | Children and Dogs | Clean Up |

Communicate with your Dog | Containment | (Your)Dog and You | Exercising Your Dog

 | Feeding Your Dog  | First Aid | Fun and/or Interesting Articles | Grooming |

Helping People | History of the Dog | Pet Insurance/Estate Planning |

Pet Sitters/Day Care | Nutrition | Older Dogs | Pests | Puppies |

 Rainbow Bridge (Pet Loss) | Rescues/Adopting | Safety |

Selecting and Getting A DogSpay and neuter | Training | Travel | Vets

 

 

 

Animal Welfare/Abuse

 

Hot Car: Don’t Leave ANY Pet in a Potentially Hot Car (07-30-14)

Prevention: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act  (10-07-13)

Signs of Abuse: 11 Signs of Animal Cruelty (04-14-12)

Stop Abuse: Animal Abuse and Neglect  (06-19-16)

 

Behavior (also see Training) Dog Dominance | Nuisance Behaviors | Puppy Behavior

 

Dog Dominance

Biting:   When The Dog Bites  (07-14-13)

Biting:   Biting and Fear Aggresion  (10-29-12)

Biting Statistics:  10 years of Dog Bite Fatalities   (06-12-14)

Bully:  Is Your Dog A Bully?  (11-27-16)

Discipline:  Should you use physical punishment?    (09-26-13)

Dog Dominance:  How do you know when one dog is dominant over another  (03-30-17)

Dominance Training:  The Alpha Dog Myth: Is Dominance Training Mistreatment?  (02-19-17)

Down Command:  A “forced” down is usually inappropriate  (11-23-12)

Fear and Anxiety:  Signs of a Fearful or Anxious Dog  (06-09-14)

Fighting:  Stopping A Dog Fight  (12-30-15)

Food Aggression:  Never allow your dog’s food aggression/food guarding  (04-21-13)

Pack Leader:  Becoming Leader of the Pack  (11-26-14)

Predatory:  Killer Dogs – predation and predatory aggression in pets  (01-30-17)

Signals:  Look to your dog’s tail for signs of its thoughts  (01-17-12)

Signs:  Learn the signs of an aggressive dog   (04-12-13)

 

Nuisance Behavior

 

Anxiety:  Anxiety and fear may be underlying causes of poor behavior  (07-09-13)

Barking:  Typical Dog Barking Laws  (11-29-16)

Barking:  Correct Unnecessary Barking  (02/28/15)

Barking, Why??  Why Is My Dog Barking?  (07-11-15)

Changing Behavior:  Process Not Contest  (10-14-16)

Chewing:  If your dog is still chewing after 8 months its no longer teething  (08-23-13)

Counter Surfing:  Always a way to get a snack.  (01-20-15)

Digging:  Change the digging dog’s habits  (03-03-11)

Discipline:  Physical Punishment For Your Pet?    (09-26-13)

Dog’s Brain:  Your Dog’s Brain  (10-21-12)

Fear and Anxiety:  Signs of a Fearful or Anxious Dog  (06-09-14)

Food Guarding:  Also known as Food aggression and a Bin NoNo  (01-12-11)

Food Snatching:  Dog’s quickly identify opportunities to snatch a treat    (09-30-13)

House Soiling:  House training can be from poor training or the sign of a disease (2/24/12)

Nipping/Gnawing:  Gnawing and Nipping: Ways To Stop Your Puppy From These Two Maddening Behaviors  (08/07/09)

Non-Human Traits:  Dogs don’t have human habits  (06-19-13)

Possession Aggression:  RESOURCE GUARDING – Canine Possession Aggression  (01-17-11)

Reasons For:  Reasons Why Your Dog is Mis-behaving (05-03-13)

Small Dog Syndrome:  Small dog Napoleon Complex  (04-10-13)

Tire ’em Out: Tired Dog, Obedient Dog  (08-19-13)

Woman’s Way:  Woman’s Way To Parenting Your Dog  (12-24-16)

 

Puppy Behavior

 

Aggression:  Don’t permit puppy aggressiveness  (03-07-13)

Behavior Problems:  Solving your puppy’s behavior problems  (12/20/07)

Changing Behavior:  Process Not Contest  (10-14-16)

Chewing:  Puppies Love To Chew  Stop your puppy or adult dog from chewing.  (07/28/13)

Discipline:  Physical Punishment For Your Pet?    (09-26-13)

Dominance Training:  The Alpha Dog Myth: Is Dominance Training Mistreatment?  (02-19-17)

Eating Poop: Dogs Eating Poop  (04-12-12)

Fear and Anxiety:  Signs of a Fearful or Anxious Dog  (06-09-14)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-29-15)

Instinct:  Understanding a Dogs Abilities  (10-29-16)

Introductions:  Guide to introducing your new dog into your current dog family.  (02/26/08)

Pit Bull Puppy: How To Raise A Pitbull Puppy  (03-18-17)

Puppy To Senior Dog: From Puppy to Senior Citizen – Successful Building Blocks  (06/07/09)

Socialization:  Puppy Socialization – The First MUST Training  (08-10-13)

Training:  New Puppy Training  (02-05-12)

Woman’s Way:  Woman’s Way To Parenting Your Dog  (12-24-16)

 

Blind Dogs

 

Approaching:  How To Approach A Blind Dog  (05-08-16)

Blind Dog: Living With A Blind Dog (02-23-15)

Blind Dog: Living With One and Helping Other Blind Dogs (04-07-15)

Blind Dog Training: Training Tips for A Blind Dog (01-07-16)

Clicker Training:  Clicker Training for Blind Dogs  (09-18-16)

Introducing New Pet:  Introduce Your Blind Dog to a New Pet  (11-04-16)

 

Your Dog and You (Misc Articles)

 

Ages and Stages:  The Stages of Your Dog’s Life  (04-18-13)

Air Freshener:  Freshen Your Home with a Pet Friendly Air Freshener  (09-08-15)

Air Purification:  Can An Air Purification System Help Allergies?  (01-08-16)

Anger At Dog:  Can I Be Mad At My Dog?  (07-13-16)

Anxiety and Calming Herbs :  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-31-16)

Approaching A Dog:  How To Approach any Dog  (11-12-14)

Bad Breath:  Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath?  (07-10-13)

Basic Dog CareHow to Avoid Costly Vet Visits  (11-23-15)

Bathing:  How to Keep Your Dog Clean Without a Routine Bath  (04-01-17)

Beds:  Use a Moving Blanket as a Dog Bed  (02-12-17)

Behavior:  Body Language Explained  (01-17-16)

Biting:  Why Dogs Bite  (11-5-14)

Biting Statistics:  10 years of Dog Bite Fatalities   (06-12-14)

Body Condition:  How to Find Your Dog’s Body Condition Score  (03-19-17)

Breed Legislation: Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)  (11-9-14)

Bully:  Is Your Dog A Bully?  (11-27-16)

Calm Dog:  How To Recognize When Your Dog is Saying “I’m Calm”  (01-25-13)

Cats and Dogs:  Cats and Dogs Living Together  (4-26-14)

Chasing Objects:  Stop Dog Chasing  (01-02-13)

Colds:  Can My Dog Catch A Cold?  (02-17-16)

Color Blind? :  Is My Dog Colorblind?  (03-31-14)

Costs:  The Cost of Pet Care    (11-16-15)

Costs:  To find out the costs to buy and own a particular breed visit Dog Breed Costs

Crate Training:  Crate Training a Puppy  (01-14-17)

Crying Dogs:  Can Dogs Cry And Do They Cry From Emotions? (11-23-16)

Day Care:  Choosing Safe Dog Daycare  (10-27 16)

Daylight Savings:  Daylight Savings Can Affect Your Pets Too!  (11-12-16)

Deaf Dog  Helping A Deaf Dog  (02-20-13)

Disaster Planning: Disaster Preparedness for Pets (01-21-16)

Divorce  Divorce and Pets    (10-13-13)

Dogs At Play:  Watching Dogs Having Fun Together and The Play Bow  (10-21-16)

Dreams:  Your Dog’s Dreams  (02-18-13)

Ear Cropping:  Why Would You Crop Your Dog’s Ears?  (03-05-13)

Eating Poop:    Why Dogs Eat Poop (03-18-15)

Emotions:  Do dogs care about their friends?(08-03-16)
Extreme Weather:  Taking Care of Your Dog in Extreme Weather  (09-29-16)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

Fences:  Good fences make good neighbors (02-27-14)

Fighting:  Stopping A Dog Fight  (12-30-15)

Foot (Paw) Care:  Your Dog’s Foot Care    (10-19-13)

Good Citizens Award:  The Canine Good Citizens Award  (12-21-12)

Guests With Allergies:  8 Tips for Helping House Guests with Pet Allergies  (12-03-16)

Grass, Eating:  Does Your Dog Eat Grass?  (03-24-13)

Guardianship:  Pet Guardianship – Are You Sure You Want To Be Your Pet’s Guardian?    (12-18-13)

HalloweenDog Safety During Halloween  (10-22-15)

Happy Dog:  A HAPPY dog is a GOOD dog! Is Your Dog Happy?  (02-01-17)

Harness: Using a harness.  (02-23-14)

Heartworm:  FDA Approves Diroban, the First Generic Drug to Treat Heartworm Disease in Dogs (02-17-17)

Health Guide:  Your Pet Health Guide  (08-01-16)

Health Signs:  Health Signals from Your Dog  (02-28-17)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-31-16)

Holidays:   Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards (12-08-16)

Household Planning:  Four Steps to a Pet Friendly Home  (05-22-17)

Hot Car:  Don’t Leave ANY Pet in a Potentially Hot Car  (07-30-14)

Ice Cubes:   Is it Safe for My Dog to Eat Ice Cubes?  (04-02-14)

Instinct:  Understanding a Dogs Abilities  (10-29-16)

Intelligence:  IQ dog tests are newly developing  (03-10-16)

Intelligence:  Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research  (11-19-15)

Jealousy:  Your Dog and a New Arrival – Jealousy?  (02-14-13)

Kissing:  Are Canine Kisses a Good Thing?  (11-5-14)

Lawn Fert:  Is it Killing Your Pet?  (07-30-16)

Licking:  Control uncontrolled licking  (04-28-16)

Licking Wounds:  Does Dog Licking Help?    (09-04-13)

Loyalty:   Why Are Dogs So Loyal To The Owners?  (05-10-17)

Loyalty:  Why Are Dogs So Loyal to Us?  (01-22-17)

Lost Dog PreventionStop Your Dog From Becoming Lost (08-23-14)

Mailmen:  Your Dog and Mailman At Peace  (01-07-13)

Marijuana:  Marijuana Intoxication in Pets Is on the Rise  (03-28-17)

Marijuana:  Marijuana and your Pet  (05-28-14)

Motivation:  How To Motivate Your Dog  (01-06-13)

Moving To A New Home:  Moving To A New House Infographic  (04-28-17)

Multiple Dogs:  Living With Multiple Dogs  (03-09-13)

Multiple Pets:  How To Manage A Large Pet Family In A Small Home  (03-11-17)

Music:  Music and Dog Behavior   (05-12-14)

Myths:  6 Dog Health Myths You Need to Stop Believing (12-11-16)

Nail Trimming:  The Best Way To Trim Your Dog’s Nails (01-15-17)

OCD:  Canine O.C.D.    (10-04-13)

Ownership Responsibilities:  Are You A Responsible Owner?  (07-04-16)

Parvo:  Why You Must Vaccinate Against Parvo  (01-16-17)

Paws, Licking:  Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws  (03-15-14)

Pet Care:  Learn to Take Proper Care of Your Pet  (09-07-15)

Phobias:  Fears and Phobias in Dogs (08-30-16)

Photographing:  Taking Great Dog Photos  (01-23-13)

Pokemon GO Safety:  Should you Play Pokemon GO with your Dog?  (08-29-16)

Pool Swimming:  Is Chlorine Toxic for Dogs  (08-06-16)

Poop Patrol:  Your Dog’s Poop and Its Residual Effects  (09-26-13)

Porcupines:  Dogs and Porcupines – A Very Quilling Mix  (08-25-13)

Prosthetics:  3D Prosthetics for Dogs and Vets  (01-23-16)

Second Hand Smoke:  FDA: Be Smoke-free and Help Your Pets Live Longer, Healthier Lives (12-02-16)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Selling Home:  Selling A Home That Has Pets  (04-18-17)

Separation Anxiety:  Defined and How To Treat It  (04-08-15)

Service Dogs:  Organization Provides Free Eye Exams To Service Animals Every May (05-04-17)

Skunks:  After Your Dog Meets the Skunk  (02-12-13)

Sleep Over:  Doggie Sleep Over  (04-05-13)

Sleeping With Pets:  Pets and the Family Bed  (01-15-16)

Sleeping:  Canine Sleep Patterns and Disorders  (03-16-15)

Small Dogs:  Small Dog Safety Precautions  (05-03-17)

Smelly Dog?  Does Your Dog Smell Like… Dog?  (09-06-16)

Stress:  Is Your Dog Stressed?  (10-04-15)

Stress Herbs:   Relieve Your Dog’s Stress  (06-06-14)

Storm Fear:   Fear of Storms and Noise  (04-20-14)

Summer Cautions:  Pets in The Summer  (07-18-13)

Sunburn:  Can A Dog Get Sunburned?  (07-31-14)

Tail Chasing:  Dogs Chasing Tails  (06-03-13)

Tax Deductions:  Pet Expenses That Are Tax-Deductible  (01-19-17)

Toxic Food and Plants:  Over 47 Toxic Foods and Poisonous Plants for Do (03-13-17)

Vaping and Pets: Protect Your Pets from the Harms of Vaping (04-04-17)

Urinary Tract Infections:  Your Dog Needs to Urinate on a Regular Basis  (12-12-14)

Walking:  Walking your dog can be an adventure of joy for you both  (11-05-16)

Weight Calculator:  Canine Healthy Weight Calculator (10-29-13)

Winter:  8 Tips For Caring For Your Pet This Winter (12-22-16)

Yawning: Why Does Your Dog Yawn   (07-14-14)

 

Children and Dogs

 

Approaching A Dog:  How To Approach any Dog  (11-12-14)

Biting:  Why Dogs Bite  (11-5-14)

Biting Statistics:  10 years of Dog Bite Fatalities   (06-12-14)

Bonding:  Bonding Your Children and Your Dog  (02-03-13)

Breeds:  Dog Breeds Good with Kids  (11-12-12)

The Decision:  Kids and Dogs – To Buy or Not to Buy  (02-02-17)  Kids and Dogs – Making the Right Decision (02-03-17) Kids and Dogs – Newest Member (02-04-17)

Dogs:  Children and Dogs  (11-06-14)

Early Education:  Raising Kids With Pets  (03-17-17)

Fear of Dogs:  What to do When Your Child is Afraid of Dogs  (07-25-12)

Influence:   Pets Can Influence A Child’s Development  (05-01-14)

Jealousy, Dog:  Your Dog and a New Arrival – Jealousy?  (02-14-13)

Kids and Dogs:  What Can Kids Learn From Them?  (04-04-17)

Learning To Love:  Fostering Love For Animals in Your Child  (08-10-13)

Pet Loss:  Children and Pet Loss  (1/30/11)

Puppies:  Children and Puppies – Are They Ready  (10-25-12)

Responsibilities, Chores:  When Can Your Child Handle Pet Chores?  (07-30-13)

Safety:  Dog and Kid Safety  (07-12-13)

Substance Abuse:  How Can Having a Pet Prevent Kids from Using Drugs or Alcohol?  (12-04-16)

Training:  Kids Training Dogs    (10-17-13)

Training:  Video  (12-9-14)

Vaping and Pets: Protect Your Pets from the Harms of Vaping (04-04-17)

 

Clean Up

 

Get Out The Stain:  What is that smell??  (07-29-16)

Hair:  Get Pet Hair OFF and OUT of Your Home  (04-07-11)

Odor and Mess:  Pet Cleanup and Safe Odor Removal  (11-06-12)

Lawn Stains:  Battling Dog Urine Stains On Your Green Grass  (03-12-10)

Poop Bags:  Poop Bags  (04-21-12)

Responsibilities:   Dog poop as a dangerous pollutant  (05-21-16)

 

Communicate With Your Dog

 

Body Language:  Read Your Dog Like a Book – A Guide to Canine Communication and Body Language  (02-14-11)

Body Language:  Read Your Dog Like a Book – A Guide to Canine Communication and Body Language, Part 2  (02-15-11)

Dog Understanding:  Speak So Your Dog Can Understand (04-16-13)

Happy Dog:   Making Your Dog Happy    (09-15-13)

Instinct:  Understanding a Dogs Abilities  (10-29-16)

Listening:  Listen To Your Dog When They Tell You Something Is Wrong  (09-30-14)

Messages:  What is Your Dog Trying to Tell You (12-23-16)

 

Containment

 

Chained Dog:    Chained Dog Cruelty (2/7/05)

Crates:  How Soon Can I Crate My Dog?   (12-03-15)

Crate Debate: Great Crate Debate (07-21-16)

Crate Training:  Crate Training a Puppy  (01-14-17)

Electric Fences:  Some Things To Consider Before Installing An Invisible or Electric Dog Fence (12-10-16)

Fencing:  Fencing Me In (01-02-10)

Fences:  Good fences make good neighbors (02-27-14)

Microchipping:  Microchipping Pets  (04-03-12)

Running Loose:  A Loose Dog is a Dead Dog (04-22-12)

 

Exercising Your Dog

 

Agility Training:  Getting Started with Dog Agility Training    (09-05-13)

Biking:  Safe Riding with your Dog   (06-02-14)

Dehydration:  Dogs and Dehydration    (06-25-13)

Dog Park: Organizing a Dog Park  (10-18-14)

Dog Park Rules: Rules to Follow At A Dog Park (05-05-14)

Exercise, Forced:  Forced exercising can seriously injure your dog (11-25-12)

Exercise Infographic:   Unique Ways In Exercising Your Dog  (09-07-16)

Exercise, Mental:  Exercise Your Dog Mentally and Physically  (04/27/10)

Exercise, Ready?:  Is Your Pet Ready for Exercise?  (06-29-12)

Extreme Weather:  Taking Care of Your Dog in Extreme Weather  (09-29-16)

Fitness, Dog:  Dog Fitness  (08-28-11)

Games:  Games for Dogs  (01-22-15)

Harness: Using a harness.  (02-23-14)

Hazards, Summer:  Six Summertime Hazards for Dogs  (07-06-12)

Hazards, Winter  The Harsh Coldness of Winter and your Family Dog  (11-16-10)

Heat Stroke:  Canine Heat Stroke  (07-06-12)

Jogging:  Jogging With Your Dog  (06-21-13)

Leash, Retractable:  Retractable Leashes: Are They Dangerous?  (12-13-16)

Leash Training-Off Leash:  Walking Your Dog Off Leash (06-05-13)

Panting:  Dog Panting – Is it normal?  (01-13-12)

Poop Bags:  Poop Bags (04-21-12)

Poop Responsibilities:   Dog poop as a dangerous pollutant  (05-21-16)

Porcupines:  Dogs and Porcupines – A Very Quilling Mix  (08-25-13)

Runners High:  Dogs and Humans Enjoy The “Runner’s High”    (06-28-13)

Swimming:  Canine Pool and Swimming Safety  (08-19-12)

Walker, Dog:  How To Chose A Dog Walker  (12-22-12)

Walking Around Dogs:  Why, Oh Why, Can We Walk Past Four Dogs Then My Dog Erupts At The Fifth?  (08-09-16)

 

Feeding Your Dog

 

7 Super Foods:  Seven Super Foods For Your Dog (03-25-15)

Ad Misinformation:  Poorly educated or paid off by a corporation  (02-20-17)

Bones:  Are Bones Good For Your Dog?  (03-09-13)

Bones, Swallow: Your Dog Swallowed a Bone or Object – What to Do Next  (01-07-17)

Bones, Warning:  No Bones About It  FDA warning about dogs and bones.  (07-26-12)

Bowl, Elevated:  Benefits of an Elevated Feeding Bowl  (10-14-10)

Carnivore?:  Dogs are Carnivores, Right?  (03-07-17)

Cat Poop:  Cat Poop Diet for Dogs?    (09-19-13)

Chicken:  Chicken vs. Chicken Meal  (07-23-15)

Chocolate:  How Much Chocolate Can Poison Your Dog  (02-18-15)

Coconuts:  A Natural Miracle (05-12-15)

Coconuts:  The Rest of The Story  (10-06-15)

Contents-Meat:  What You Need to Know About the Protein in Your Pet’s Food (05-07-15)

Digestibility:  Digestibility Matters  (04-02-17)

Diet:  Prescription Diets – Another Veterinary Myth?  (01-02-17)

Dry Food:  Why Dry Food Is Not A Healthy Diet For Cats And Dogs  (11-07-16)

Dry Food:  How To Handle Your Pet’s Dry Food  (07-09-13)

FDA-Contamination:  Protection From Contaminated Pet Food  (06-10-15)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Fish Oil:  Omega Oils for Dogs  (07-05-16)

Food Aggression:  Stop Your Dog’s Food Aggression – NOW  (04-21-13)

Food labels:   The Effect of Pet Food Labeling  (12-25-14)

Food Snatching:Canine Food Snatching    (09-30-13)

GMO:  Genetically Modified Organisms and Pet Food   (07-08-14)

Gulping Food:  Stopping dogs from gulping their food.  (03-12-11)

Human Food:  Can we feed our dogs human food? (02-13-17)

Illness from Eating:Is it Something My Pet Ate?  (08-21-12)

Melamine:   Chinese Melamine and Dog Food  (01-30-15)

Methods:  How to Choose the Best Feeding Method for Dogs  (02-09-17)

MSG:  MSG in Pet Food and It’s Harm  (06-25-15)

Not For Dogs:  Good Dog, Bad Food  (07-28-16)

Obesity:  The Pet Obesity Epidemic  (04-30-13)

Over weight:  Feeding an overweight dog  (04-07-12)

People Food For Pets:   Green Beans   Carrots   Apples   Bananas  Oatmeal  Peanut Butter  Pumpkin (12-02-15)

Poop, Eating:  Dogs Eating Poop  (04-12-12)

Probiotics:  Why Probiotics Are Good For Pets  (01-12-17)

Protein in Dog’s Diet:  Why is Protein Essential in a Dog’s Diet?  (10-10-16)

Raw Food Diets:  Raw Food Diets – Are They Right for Your Pet?  (01-24-17)

Raw Food FDA Warnings:  Get the Facts! Raw Pet Food Diets can be Dangerous to You and Your Pet  (11-6-13)

Raw Meat Cautions:  Raw Meat Diet May not be Right for All Dogs  (11-03-15)

Recall of Dog Food:  Recalls May Make You Want to Make Your Own Dog Food  (02-13-15)

Reporting to FDA:  Reporting to the FDA a product problem and/or adverse event with a pet food or pet treats  (03-11-12)

Storage of Food:  How To Safely Store Pet Meds and Foods  (11-15-14)

Supplements:  Five Things to Know About Pet Supplements  (05-22-13)

Thanksgiving:  Safety Tips  (11-15-15)

Toxic Food and Plants:  Over 47 Toxic Foods and Poisonous Plants for Do (03-13-17)

Treats:  Do we “over-treat” our dogs?  (03-08-15)

Treats:  What You Need to Know About Jerky Treats for Your Dog  (04-20-12)

Vegetarian?:  My Pet A Vegetarian?  (06-07-13)

Water Bowl: Slime in Dog’s Bowl (07-21-16)

 

First Aid

 

Aspirin Toxicity:    Aspirin Toxicity in Dogs  (12-09-11)

Bleeding:  Stop or Control Bleeding in Your Cat or Dog  (01-06-13)

Bones, chewing:    No Bones About It  FDA warning about dogs and bones.  (07-26-12)

Bones, Swallow: Your Dog Swallowed a Bone or Object – What to Do Next  (01-07-17)

Broken Bones:    Broken Bones in Dogs  (06-22-12)

Chocking:  Your Dog is Choking – What to Do Next!  (10-31-16)

Choking:    How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver if your Dog is Choking  (08-20-11)

CPR:  CPR Illustrated (04-03-16)

Chocolate Poisoning:    Dogs and Chocolate  (02-16-13)

Dehydration:    Dogs and Dehydration    (06-25-13)

Elizabethan Collar:  The Elizabethan Collar — The Cone of Shame, Not!  (02-22-13)

Heatstroke:    Heat Brutality – Heatstroke  (09-15-09)

Home Remedies:  Some Simple Remedies for Common Ailments  (09-06-15)

Hydro Therapy:    Canine Water Therapy Works!  (06-01-13)

Injuries, Common:    The Most Common Sources of Pet Injury  (02-24-13)

Kit:  A Pet’s First Aid Kit  (04-23-14)

Licking:  Control uncontrolled licking  (04-28-16)

Licking Wounds:  Does Dog Licking Help?    (09-04-13)

Minor Injuries:  Minor First Aid for Pets  (05-01-13)

Pain:    Is Your Pet in Pain?  (06-17-12)

Pain:    Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Pain,NSAIDs:    Canine Pain and NSAIDs (02-17-12)

Poison:    Dog Poison First Aid  (09-18-11)

Poison:    What To Do if Your Dog’s Been Poisoned  (06-10-11)

Puncture Wounds:    Puncture Wounds in Dogs  (05-25-12)

Shock:    How to treat a dog in shock  (05-25-12)

Shock, Electrical:  How To Treat and Prevent Electrical Shock  (06-18-14)

Skunks:    After Your Dog Meets the Skunk  (02-12-13)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

Fun and/or Interesting Articles

 

Alt Facts:  Alternative Facts For Dog Lovers (03-22-17)

Best Friend:  Man’s Best Friend – Infographic  (09-22-15)

Bragging:  Bragging Dogs  (02-28-13)

Brushing RulesRules for Brushing Your Dog (04-20-14)

Cats and Dogs:  Your Cats and Dogs Can Get Along

Change in Relationships:  The Changes in Pet/Human Relationships Since 1980 (06-07-13)

Dog Love:  How Your Dog Loves You  (12-09-16)

Dogs vs Cats:  Dog People vs. Cat People  (09-17-16)

Dog Owner: You Know You’re A Dog When... (05-06-14)

Doggie DIY:  Do It Yourself Projects  (06-09-16)

Dreams:  Dog Dreams (03-20-12)

Dressing:  How Dog Lovers Get Dressed  (12-16-16)

Finding Toys:  How to find your dog’s lost toys  (09-08-14)

Fun Facts:  Some Fun Facts About Dogs  (01-07-13)

Games:  Recess: Brain Games for the Furry Set  (10-28-16)

Jobs Dogs Do Better:  10 Jobs Dogs Could Do Better Than Humans  (04-03-17)

Photographing:   Successfully Photographing Pets  (12-20-14)

Potpourri:  So many breeds, so many differences (05-10-14)

Products:  Top Products to Help Pets and Help Pets Have Fun!  (06-25-12)

Psychic?:  Are Dogs Psychic?  (10-14-14)

Puppy Pics:  Perfect Puppy Pics  (10-16-12)

Talking Dogs:  Words Your Dog Won’t Say (05-26-15)

Weird Behavior:  Dog’s Weird Behavior Explained

 

Grooming

 

Bathing:  How to Keep Your Dog Clean Without a Routine Bath  (04-01-17)

Brushing RulesRules for Brushing Your Dog (04-20-14)

Cost:  Why is Getting My Dog Groomed So Expensive? (05-27-12)

Head to Toe:  How To Groom Your Dog – Head to Toe  (01-23-13)

Nail Trimming:  The Best Way To Trim Your Dog’s Nails (01-15-17)

Puppy Tips:  5 Grooming Tips for Puppies  (05-02-17)

Selecting:  Selecting The Correct Dog Groomer    (06-22-13)

Tips:  5 Tips When Choosing A Dog Groomer  (01-04-13)

 

Helping People

 

Advice From Dogs:  Watch Your Dog and Relieve Your Stress   (06-11-14)

Aging: Dogs Assist in the Study of Human Aging   (05-22-14)

Autism:  Can Dogs Show Us the Key to Unlocking Autism?  (08-12-15)

Cancer Detection:  Researchers Train Dogs to Sniff Out Early Signs of Ovarian Cancer   (10-26-13)

Depression, Breeds:  Best Breeds to Help Fight Depression  (11-20-16)

Depressions, Coping:  Dogs can help you cope with depression and anxiety  (04-12-17)

Elderly, Benefits:  What Studies Have Proven To Be Beneficial About Pets For Elderly  (05/29/09)

Firehouse Dogs:   The Evolution of the Firehouse Dog  (11-17-16)

Happier Lives:  Life Lessons From the Dogs  (05-08-14)

Home Safety:  How Seniors Can Keep Their Home Safe for A Pet  (02-10-17)

Human Benefits:  The Awesome Health Benefits of Having a Four-Legged Family Member (01-25-17)

Human Bond:  The Human-Animal Bond in Health Care (10-26-16)

Human Relationships:  Dog Tips to Better Your Human Relationships    (10-14-13)

Service Dogs:  Emotional Support Pets and Service Pets (09-24-16)

Sharing Microbes:  Can Your Dog Improve Your Biome?  (12-14-16)

Stress, Reduce:  Reducing Our Stresses and Anxieties  (10/20/09)

Therapy:  How Pet Therapy Has Changed Assisted Living  (06-19-12)

 

History of the Dogs

 

Domestication:  Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.  (03-07-13)

History Of:  General History of Dogs   (05-23-12)

Origins:  The Origins of Dogs (01-29-11)

Potpourri:  So many breeds, so many differences (05-10-14)

 

Nutrition

 

Calories:  Counting Calories – A simple way to keep your pet healthy  (11-27-10)

Comprehensive Report:  Dog Nutrition and Supplements  Comprehensive report by WebMd.  (10-19-12)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Fish Oil:  Omega Oils for Dogs  (07-05-16)

 

Older Dogs

 

Adopting:  7 Reasons Senior Dogs Make Great Adoptions    (01-05-14)

Alzheimer’s:  Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease in Dogs  (10-09-12)

Approaching A Dog:  How To Approach any Dog  (11-12-14)

Behavior Changes:  Behavior Changes in Aging Dogs  Lengthy and indepth discussion of behavior changes as a dog ages by WebMD.  (10-12-12)

Blind Dog:  Living With A Blind Dog  (02-23-15)

Deaf Dog:  Help For Living With A Deaf Dog   (11-27-12)

Dementia:  Canine Dementia in Your Aging Dog, or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (05-01-17)

Disorientation:  Does Your Pet Have Brain Fog? Signs of Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets   (12-11-13)

Good Health:  General Care: Senior Dog Care  (01-03-17)

Head-Tilt:   Idiopathic Vestibular Disease  (11-20-15)

Helping:  Help Your Older Dog Through Its Later Years  (04-03-13)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-29-15)

Hope:  New Hope for Senior Dogs  (05-24-12)

Lumps:    Dogs and Fatty Tumors and The Consequences  (06-16-13)

Older State of Mind:  Canine Cognitive Dysfunction or Just A State of Mind?  (07-24-15)

Pain:  Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Potty Training: Learn how to potty train an older dog (03-21-14)

Understanding:  Things To Know About Your Aging Dog  (07-22-13)

Vet, Communication:  How To Communicate with your Vet  (03-03-12)

Walk With:  Walk With An Older Dog

 

Pests

 

Ear Mites:  Ear Mites In Dogs And Cats: Top 5 Sure Fire Remedies That Work (03-10-12)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

Flea Control:  Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas On Your Pet  (02-24-17)

Fleas:  How To Get Rid of Them  (03-31-15)

Flea, Natural:  Home Flea Treatments  (09-23-16)

Fleas and Ticks: How to Prevent Flea and Tick Infestations on Your Dog  (03-24-17)

Fleas and Ticks:  FDA advice for safe use of treatments  (06-25-14)

Global Warming:  Fleas, Ticks and Global Warming  (03-25-17)

Hotspots:  Canine Hotspot Relief (03-05-12)

Protection:  K9 Advantix II vs FRONTLINE Plus  (02-07-17)

Ticks:  The Low-down on Ticks  (07-18-12)

Worms:    How do Dog Get Worms?  (01-03-15)

 

Pet Insurance/Estate Planning

 

Definitions:  Why Do We Need It and What Is It All About  (07-12-16)

Estate Planning:  Estate Planning Should Include Pets  (07-03-12)

Ins and Outs:  The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance    (10-26-13)

Insurance and Meds:  Pet Insurance and Alternative Medicine  (09-17-12)

Pets and Break-ups:  What Happens to the Pets in a Break-up? (07-09-14)

Plan For Longevity:  Cost of Prolonging Your Pet’s Life  (04-10-13)

Planning For Your Pet:  What are your plans for your pets if something happens to you?  (01-04-16)

Recommendations:  The Best Dog Insurance for Sick Dogs  (12-18-16)

Travel Insurance:  7 Tips on Getting Pet Travel Insurance  (05-23-12)

Trust Funds:  Pet Trust Funds  (03-23-14)

 

Pet Sitters/Day Care

 

Choice of:  How To Chose A Dog Walker  (12-22-12)

Qualified Sitter:  Finding a Qualified and Professional Pet Sitter (03-27-12)

Vetting Day Care:  Vetting a Doggie Day Care  (07-19-12)

Volunteer Sitter:  Volunteer Pet Sitter  (08-09-13)

 

Puppies

 

Adoption:  Puppies For Sale – Consider Adoption  (02-03-11)

Ages and Stages:  Ages and Stages of Dogs  (08-10-11)

Alone, Leaving:  Teach pup to be alone: 5 tips  (12-09-10)

Approaching A Dog:  How To Approach any Dog  (11-12-14)

Basic Dog CareHow to Avoid Costly Vet Visits  (11-23-15)

Bathing:  How to Keep Your Dog Clean Without a Routine Bath  (04-01-17)

Biting Control:  Controlling Your Puppy’s Bite    (09-26-13)

Biting:  Stop Puppy Biting and Niping  (01-02-13)

Breathing (Rapid): 3 Reasons Why Your Puppy Is Breathing Fast (01-05-17)

Breeder Impact on Puppies:  How Breeders impact our Dogs Behaviour and Health   (12-27-13)

Breeding:  The Definition of Responsible Dog Breeding  (05-22-12)

Car Sickness:  Dog Car Sickness (06-28-12)

Checklist:  Things You Don’t Want To Miss In New Puppy Checklist  (03-29-17)

Chewing, Aggressive:  Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Chewers    (11-24-13)

Chocolate:  How Much Chocolate Can Poison Your Dog  (02-18-15)

Common Diseases:  6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies  (04-22-17)

Companions, Need:  The Need for Dogs to Have Companions  (09-23-12)

Crate Training:  Crate Training a Puppy  (01-14-17)

Crates:  How Soon Can I Crate My Dog?   (12-03-15)

Currency, Puppy:  What Entices Your Puppy to Respond?  (06-17-12)

First Time Owners – Breeds:  Not for Newbies: Veterinary Experts Choose 15 Worst Breeds for New Pet Owners  (09-21-13)

Food:  Food Guarding  (01-12-11)

Gastrointestinal Obstructions:  Causes of Puppy Gastrointestinal Obstructions    (10-05-13)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-29-15)

Hiccups:  Dogs and Hiccups  (02-12-13)

Instinct:  Understanding a Dogs Abilities  (10-29-16)

Kindergarten:  Going to Puppy Kindergarten  (12-22-12)

Life Changes:  Help Your Dog With Changes in His Life  (10-09-12)

Marking:  Canine marking and house soiling  (2/24/12)

Naming:  Giving Your Puppy A Name  (07-13-15)

New Born:  Rearing of a newborn orphan puppy  (08-31-15)

Ownership:  Some People Shouldn’t Own a Dog or Other Pet  (7/26/10)

Pack Leader:  Becoming Leader of the Pack  (11-26-14)

Panting:  Dog Panting – Is it normal?  (01-13-12)

Parvo:  Why You Must Vaccinate Against Parvo  (01-16-17)

Pit Bull Puppy: How To Raise A Pitbull Puppy  (03-18-17)

Pit Bull:  Training and Socialization of a Pit Bull Puppy (11-3-14)

Pet Stores:  The different types of pet stores and which ones to support (Video)  (05-04-13)

Potty TrainingHow To Potty Train A Puppy  (12-06-16)

Potty TrainingHow To Potty Train a Puppy Infographic  (05-25-17)

Puppy Mills:  Do You Know Where Puppies REALLY Come From? (04-05-17)

Prepping:  Prepping for puppy time  (01-19-11)

Rewards:  Well Timed Rewards Matter for Puppies in Training  (10-13-12)

Separation Anxiety:  Does Your Pup Have Separation Anxiety?  (01-14-12)

Socialization:  Puppy Socialization (06-22-16)

Socialization Dangers:  Dangers in Early Socialization Classes  (05-05-14)

Spay/Neuter:  Spaying and Neutering  (06/10/10)

Supplies:  A Puppy Checklist For Getting the Right Supplies  (01-08-13)

Symptoms:  Seven Dog Symptoms You Should Not Ignore  (12-22-11)

Training:   Initial Puppy Training Hints  (01-06-17)

Training:  Video  (12-9-14)

Training Mistakes:  Costly Mistakes When Training a Puppy (05-19-15)

Training Myths:  10 Myths in Puppy Training  (08-01-14)

Vets:  Puppy’s First Visit  (09-12-14)

Weaning:  When and How To Wean Your Puppy  (06-04-15)

Worms:    How do Dog Get Worms?  (01-03-15)

 

Rainbow Bridge (Pet Loss)

 

Euthanasia:  An Euthanasia Alternative  (03-05-13)

Euthanasia Preparation: Pet Euthanasia: How to prepare  (06-06-12)

Grief and Guilt:  The Double Whammy of Death and Guilt When A Dog Dies  (09-03-16)

Grieving Pet:    Helping Your Dog Understand the Loss of Their Canine Companion  (02-23-17)

Kids and Pet Loss:  How This Groundbreaking Children’s Book is Helping Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet  (02-22-17)

Last Best Thing:  The Last Best Thing You Can Do For Your Dog  (07-18-13)

Loss:  Dealing with the loss of a beloved companion  (03/03/10)

Memories:  Remembering Your Dog  (07-16-13)

Nature:  Letting nature heal you after pet loss  (06-12-12)

Rainbow Bridge:  The Story

Sympathy:  Dog Loss – Things To Say and Not Say  (08-17-13)

 

Rescue/Adoptions

 

Adoptable:  How To Determine If An Animal is Adoptable  (01-17-13)

Adoption:  Adopting a Dog from a Rescue Organization  (01/30/10)

Adoption Costs:  Adopting A Dog?  Know the Costs.  (11-14-12)

Adoption, Mutts:  You need a mutt.  (1/31/14)

Adoption Questions:  Are you ready to adopt? (1/31/14)

Adoption, Seniors:  Adopting a senior dog.  (1/31/14)

Adoption, Special Needs:  Consider adopting a special needs dog (1/31/14)

Bad Rescues:  25 ways to identify a bad rescue   (10-07-13)

Behavior Problems:  Understanding Your Rescue Dog’s Behavior  (04-30-15)

Costs of a Rescue Group:   Why are the Costs of Adoption High  (05-30-15)

Fostering Tips:  Tips About Fostering A Dog  (06-05-13)

Good Rescues:  What Makes A Good Rescue?  (08-09-14)

Groups Too Picky:  Are Dog Rescue Groups Too Picky?  (04-18-13)

Missing Dog:  What To Do When your Dog is Missing  (05/06/10)

Myths:   Myths about Rescues  (07-15-14)

No Kill:   No Kill Advocacy Center (08-20-14)

Scams:  Rescue Scams  (07/16/10)

Shelters:  Who, What, and Where are the Nation’s Shelters?  (12-15-16)

Starting:  Starting A Rescue  (07-06-11)

Taking Home:  Guide For Taking Home A Rescue (11/26/07)

Temperament Testing American Temperament Test Society, Inc.  (07-15-14)

Transport:  Shelter to Shelter Transport: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  (10-10-11)

Volunteer to Work:  Do You Want To Work At A Rescue?  (03-09-15)

 

Safety

 

Acepromazine, tranquilizer:  Use in Animals  (05-31-14)

Approaching A Dog:  How To Approach any Dog  (11-12-14)

Biting:  Why Dogs Bite  (11-5-14)

Bones:  No Bones About It  FDA warning about dogs and bones.  (07-26-12)

Bones, Swallow: Your Dog Swallowed a Bone or Object – What to Do Next  (01-07-17)

Car Restraints:  Dog, Restrain Thyself!  (08-25-13)

Chocolate:  How Much Chocolate Can Poison Your Dog  (02-18-15)

Cold Weather:  Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips   (01-06-14)

CPR:    Improvements in Pet CPR  (07-25-12)

Dehydration:  Dogs and Dehydration    (06-25-13)

Driving Safety: Safe Driving With Dogs (05-21-17)

Driving, Safety Graphic:Safe Driving With Dogs (Graphic)    (12-04-13)

Drugs, Discount:  Discount Pet Drugs – No Prescription Required  (01-13-11)

Electronic Cigarettes:  E-Cigs and Other Hazards  (10-13-16)

Electronic Cigarettes:  Electronic Cigarette Warning  (04-04-14)

Electrical Shock:  How To Treat and Prevent Electrical Shock  (06-18-14)

Emergency Planning:  Plan Before the Emergency  (08-02-16)

Emergency Preparedness:  Dog “Bug Out” Kit  (07-16-15)

Extreme Weather:  Taking Care of Your Dog in Extreme Weather  (09-29-16)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Fear and Anxiety:  Signs of a Fearful or Anxious Dog  (06-09-14)

Fighting:  Stopping A Dog Fight  (12-30-15)

Food:  Is it Something My Pet Ate?  (08-21-12)

Food, Human:  Why you shouldn’t feed your dogs human food  (08/02/09)

HalloweenDog Safety During Halloween  (10-22-15)

Heatstroke/Hypothermia Prevention:  Keeping Ambient Temperatures For Healthy Pets (06-18-15)

Holidays:   Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards (12-08-16)

Harness: Using a harness.  (02-23-14)

Heat Stroke:  Canine Heat Stroke  (07-06-12)

Home Safety – Fire:  Smoke Kills (07-08-16)

Home Safety-Pet Protection: WHY “PLEASE HELP MY PET” WINDOW STICKERS DO NOT WORK (07-15-16)

Hot Car:  Don’t Leave ANY Pet in a Potentially Hot Car  (07-30-14)

Household Dangers:  Toxins That Can Make Your Dog Sick  (08-25-16)

Injuries, Common:    The Most Common Sources of Pet Injury  (02-24-13)

Lawn Fert:  Is it Killing Your Pet?  (07-30-16)

Lost Pet:  Finding a Lost Pet  (07-07-12)

Marijuana:  Marijuana and your dog  (12-20-12)

MarijuanaIncreased Risk in Colorado  (05-17-15)

Medications:  Dangers of Using Old Pet Prescriptions  (02-17-15)

Microchipping:  Microchipping Pets  (04-03-12)

Pet Safety Postings:  It’s Always the Season for Pet Safety  (09-16-16)

Pickup Trucks:  Don’t Transport Dogs in the Back of Pickup Trucks    (10-11-13)

Poisons, Control Center:ASPCA Poison Control Center (09-18-15) Poison Control: Pet Poison Helpline®

Poisons:  Poisons (Swallowed)  (09-18-11)

Poisons:  What To Do if Your Dog’s Been Poisoned  (06-10-11)

Poisons, Antifreeze:  Antifreeze Just Got Safer (But Not Safe)  (02-14-13)

Poisons, Aspirin:   Aspirin toxicity in dogs.

Poisons, Grape:  Grape and Raisin Poison Veterinary Information  (08-28-11)

Poisons, Household:  Pet Health and Household Cleaning Agents  (02-07-10)

Poisons, Plants:  20 Common House Plants: Are They Dangerous to Your Dog?  (11/03/10)

Poisons, Prescriptions:  Protect Your Dog from Human Prescriptions (09-19-12)

Poisons, Rat:  EPA Changes the Rules on Anti-coagulant Rodenticide and  Changes May Actually Endanger More Pets  (03-16-13)

Pokemon GO Safety:  Should you Play Pokemon GO with your Dog?  (08-29-16)

Rabies:  Exposure to Rabies  (04-08-12)

Reporting to FDA:  How to Report a Pet Food Complaint with the FDA  (10-29-10)

Safety GuidePet Home Safety Guide (08-09-15)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Salt Water Cautions:  Salt Water Can Be Hazardous  (07-19-14)

Small Dogs:  Small Dog Safety Precautions  (05-03-17)

SnakesVenomous Snakes and Precautions  (07-19-15)

Storage of Food and Meds:  How To Safely Store Pet Meds and Foods  (11-15-14)

Storms:  Keep Your Pets Safe and Secure After a Storm  (11-27-12)

Sugar Free?:  May Not Be Safe for Dogs  (Also see Xylitol below)(07-01-15)

Summer Safety:  The Summer Heat and Your Dog  (07-22-13)

Sunburn:  Can A Dog Get Sunburned?  (07-31-14)

Swimming in Ponds:  The Toxic Effects of Pond Algae on Your Dog’s Health    (12-04-13)

Swimming:  Canine Pool and Swimming Safety  (08-19-12)

Symptoms:  Seven Dog Symptoms You Should Not Ignore  (12-22-11)

Thanksgiving:  Safety Tips  (11-15-15)

Toxic Food and Plants:  Over 47 Toxic Foods and Poisonous Plants for Do (03-13-17)

Treats:  Do we “over-treat” our dogs?  (03-08-15)

Treats, Rawhide:  Rawhide Chews May Be A Health Risk  (01-17-11)

Winter:  8 Tips For Caring For Your Pet This Winter (12-22-16)

Winter Safety:  Thousands of Dogs and Cats Killed Each Year By Salt and Antifreeze  (12-29-16)

Xylitol:  Avoid Xylitol Poisoning in Your Dog  (05-20-16)

 

Selecting and Getting A Dog

 

TRY ADOPTING BEFORE BUYING
Visit our Rescue/Adoption Listings at Rescue and Adoption Links Click on your state to find rescues in your area. Or, contact us at ita408@comcast.net Provide State, City, Zip Code, and type of pet you’re looking for.

Breed profiles

Breed Characteristics (Matrix By Size)

Adopt Your Pet  (10-02-15) To find out the costs to buy and own a particular breed visit Dog Breed Costs

Before Buying/Adopting, male or Female:  Which is better — male or female dogs?  (11-03-12)

Before Buying/Adopting, apartment dogs:  Apartment Pets    (10-09-13)

Before Buying/Adopting, are you ready?:   Are You Ready to Get A Dog?  (05-10-12)

Before Buying/Adopting, commitment:  A Dog is a Full Time Commitment  (10-05-12)

Before Buying/Adopting, consider:  Things to Consider Before Getting A Dog  Don’t get a “starter” dog.  (11-06-12)

Before Buying/Adopting, costs:  Cat or Dog?  What Are The Costs?  (05-01-13)

Before Buying/Adopting, costs:  Consider Unforeseen Costs  (05-20-14)

Before Buying/Adopting, fostering:  Foster A Dog Before Buying A Dog  (05-11-13)

Before Buying/Adopting, important considerations:  Important Considerations Before Buying A Pet  (o4-19-14)

Before Buying/Adopting, important considerations:  Don’t pick the Wrong Puppy  (11-21-14)

Before Buying/Adopting, multiple dogs  If You Have One Dog Should You Get Another?  (07-23-13)

Before Buying/Adopting, perks:  The Perks of Owning a Pet  (11-2-12)

Breed for Your Lifestyle:  Finding the fit, building the fit, sometimes accepting it’s not a fit (01-23-17)

Breed Ban?  Breed Ban or Better Pet Selection? (10-19-16)

Breeds:  Disregarding Breed Myths and BSL  (08-30-14)

Breeders, choosing:  USDA Licensed Dog Breeders – Not A Quality Statement  (06-15-13)

Breeders, choosing a puppy:  Choosing a Healthy Puppy  (08-29-12)

Breeders, craig’s list :  9 Things to Know About a Craigslist Breeder Before Buying a Puppy    (12-12-13)

Breeders, designer dogs:  Deconstructing the ‘Designer Dog’    (01-23-14)

Breeders, evaluation:  Evaluating An Ethical Dog Breeder  (04-11-17)

Breeders. first time owners :  Not for Newbies: Veterinary Experts Choose 15 Worst Breeds for New Pet Owners  (09-21-13)

Breeders, health guarantees:  Health Guarantees When Buying A Dog  (07-19-13)

Breeders, impacts:  How Breeders impact our Dogs Behaviour and Health   (12-27-13)

Breeders, internet:  Do Not Buy Puppies (or any pet) over the Internet!!  (9/12/08)

Breeders, kennel clubs:  Kennel Clubs, Dog Registration and Pedigrees (3/10/05)

Breeders, responsible breeding:  The Definition of Responsible Dog Breeding  (05-22-12)

Breeders, returning:  When Should You Return Your Puppy to the Breeder (or rescue)?  (04-03-13)

Children:  What breeds a good with children?  (07-09-16)

Costs:  The Cost of Pet Care    (11-16-15)

Depression:  Best Breeds to Help Fight Depression  (11-20-16)

Designer Dogs:  Designer Dog Disclosure  (03-16-17)

Guard Dog Breeds:   Best Guard Dog Breeds    (06-10-14)

First Time Pet OwnersLearning to Be a Great Owner for Your Pet  (03-10-17)

House Prep for PuppyMake Your House Safe for a New Puppy  (08-29-15)

Kids and Dogs:   Kids and Dogs – To Buy or Not to Buy  (02-02-17)

Lifestyle:  Looking for your perfect match?  (04-08-17)

Pet Stores:  The different types of pet stores and which ones to support (Video)  (05-04-13)

Pit Bull Terrier:  Background information  (10-25-14)

Potpourri:  So many breeds, so many differences (05-10-14)

Puppy Mill, craig’s list dogs:  9 Things to Know About a Craigslist Breeder Before Buying a Puppy    (12-12-13)

Puppy Mills:  Do You Know Where Puppies REALLY Come From? (04-05-17)

Puppy Mill, facts and what to do : Puppy Mills: Facts, Outlawing, What to Do (02-16-16)

Puppy Mill, internet:  Internet Pet Sales – The Wild Wild West  (05-29-12)

Puppy Mill, USDA L\license:  USDA Licensed Dog Breeders – Not A Quality Statement  (06-15-13)

Returning:  When Should You Return Your Puppy to the Breeder (or rescue)?  (04-03-13)

Small Dog Health:  Some Health Issues with Small Dogs   (07-13-14)

 

Spay and Neuter

 

Health: Early Surgery:  Health Implications in Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs  (03-14-13)

Spay/Neuter Pets:  Veterinary Health: Importance of Spaying & Neutering (07-07-15)

When to Spay.Neuter:  When should my pet be spayed or neutered?  (03-05-17)

Training

 

Agility Training and Equipment:Agility Training with Your Puppy (04-24-15)

Agility Training:Getting Started with Dog Agility Training    (09-05-13)

Barking:Correct Unnecessary Barking  (02/28/15)

Behavior Rewards:  Reward the good

Blind Dog Training:   Training Tips for A Blind Dog  (01-07-16)

Boundaries:Your Dog and Training Boundaries  (07-11-13)

Changing Behavior:  Process Not Contest  (10-14-16)

Clicker Training:Using a Clicker to Train Your Dog  (08-04-15)

Clicker Training:Is Clicker Training Right For You Dog?  (08-24-15)

Collar, Best:What’s the Best Dog Collar?  (7-23-08)

Collar, Prong:How to Use a Prong Collar  (10-12-12)

Commands:Dog Training: Off, Take It, and Thank You  (05-26-11)

Commands: Communication and Commands (02-19-11)

Counter Surfing:Always a way to get a snack.  (01-20-15)

Crates:  How Soon Can I Crate My Dog?   (12-03-15)

Crate Training:  Crate Training a Puppy  (01-14-17)

Discipline:Physical Punishment For Your Pet?    (09-26-13)

Dog Understanding:Speak So Your Dog Can Understand (04-16-13)

Dominance Training:  The Alpha Dog Myth: Is Dominance Training Mistreatment?  (02-19-17)

Electronic Collars:Electronic Training Collar studies support the British ban on these collars  (08-23-13)

Fear and Anxiety:  Signs of a Fearful or Anxious Dog  (06-09-14)

Good Citizen Award:The Canine Good Citizens Award  (12-21-12)

Heel:Training A Dog To Walk To Heel  (05-22-11)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-29-15)

Importance of Training:Why Proper Dog Training Is So Important  (08-27-12)

Instinct:  Understanding a Dogs Abilities  (10-29-16)

Kids Training:Kids Training Dogs    (10-17-13)

Kindergarten, Puppy:Going to Puppy Kindergarten  (12-22-12)

Leash Training:  How to Walk On A Leash   (06-01-14)

Leash Training-Off Leash:Walking Your Dog Off Leash (06-05-13)

Motivation:How To Motivate Your Dog  (01-06-13)

Music:  Music and Dog Behavior   (05-12-14)

Naming:Giving Your Puppy A Name  (07-13-15)

Non-Human Traits:Dogs Just Don’t Have Human Manners  (06-19-13)

Pack Leader:  Becoming Leader of the Pack  (11-26-14)

Paying For Training:  Why Should I Pay For Training?  (08-15-14)

Pit Bull Puppy: How To Raise A Pitbull Puppy  (03-18-17)

Pit Bull: Training and Socialization of a Pit Bull Puppy (11-3-14)

Puppy Potty TrainingHow To Potty Train A Puppy  (12-06-16)

Puppy Training Myths:10 Myths in Puppy Training  (08-01-14)

Puppy Training Mistakes:Costly Mistakes When Training a Puppy (05-19-15)

Recall Voice:  How To Recall Your Dog   (12-22-14)

Selecting A TrainerSelecting a dog trainer    (08-22-15)

Show Training:5 Steps To Preparing Your Puppy For Show Ring Competition  (05-21-13)

Socialization:  Puppy Socialization (06-22-16)

Training Tips:  Training Tips Every Dog Owner Needs to Know  (02-05-17)

Trainers:  What Makes a Good Dog Trainer?  (01-17-17)

Treats, Continous Use:Continuous Training with Available Treats  (02-05-13)

Treat Dependency:Don’t Let Your Dog Become Treat Dependent  (03-10-13)

Treat Pouch: The Best Treat Pouch Ever  (08-02-14)

Treats, Timing (Puppies):Well Timed Rewards Matter for Puppies in Training  (10-13-12)

Voice, Tone:Assertive Tone of Voice in Dog Training  (12-15-12)

Why and How:The Why and How of Dog Training  (11-20-14)

Woman’s Way:  Woman’s Way To Parenting Your Dog  (12-24-16)

 

Travel

 

Acepromazine, tranquilizer:  Use in Animals  (05-31-14)

Assistance:Pet Friendly Travel Service  (10-07-13)

Boarding:Dog and Puppy Boarding Precautions  (12-20-12)

Car Restraints:Dog, Restrain Thyself!  (08-25-13)

Car Sickness:Dog Car Sickness (06-28-12)

FDA QuestionsDo You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

Florida TravelThe Web’s #1 resource for all that is pet friendly in Florida (09-02-15)

Flying:  Flying With A Dog? Over 5 Tips To Get The Best Airline Pet Carrier (05-06-17)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-29-15)

House Hunting Tips:  10 House-Hunting Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog  (02-11-17)

Microchipping:  Microchipping Pets  (04-03-12)

Moving:5 Smart Principles For Moving Our Pets  (09-25-15)

Moving:Pet Friendly Move: Top 10 Pre-Moving Day Tips for Pets (as well as vacation travel)  (03-22-12)

Moving Blankets:  Use a Moving Blanket as a Dog Bed  (02-12-17)

Moving Blankets:   Secure Your Pet When Moving  (05-20-17)

Moving To Manhattan:  Moving pets Into Manhattan  (02-27-17)

Pickup Trucks:Don’t Transport Dogs in the Back of Pickup Trucks    (10-11-13)

Sitters:Dog Sitting  (06-27-11)

SnakesVenomous Snakes and Precautions  (07-19-15)

Tips: Ultimate Guide To Traveling With Pets 2017 (02-10-17)

Traveling Kit:Dog “Bug Out” Kit  (07-16-15)

With Pets:Traveling With A Pet  (05-08-13)

 

Vets

 

Become a Vet/VetTech: Veterinarian Careers / Vet Tech Careers Veterinarians and Veterinarian Technicians are an indispensable part of any vet practice. As two very fast growing careers, qualified Vet Techs and Veterinarians are in high demand. Learn how you can become a Vet Tech or Veterinarian today.

Budgeting:Healthy Pets on a Dime-Bring a Pet to The Vet  (02-15-11)

Choosing a Vet: 7 Vital Vet Tips (10-25-15)

Costs, low:  Low Cost Vet Care Options You Should Know  (10-07-16)

Cost Mitigation: Pet Health Care On A Budget (03-29-13)

Communications: How To Communicate with your Vet (03-03-12)

Finding A Vet: Finding the right veterinarian (01-05-12)

First Visit: Your New Puppy’s Visit To The Vet (06-21-13)

Go To The Vet:  How to know when it’s time to see the Vet  (05-13-17)

Home Exam:Give Your Dog A Periodic Home Exam  (07-19-13)

Medications: Understanding Pet Medication (07-29-12)

Mobile:  Mobile Vet Clinics: What Are They?  (01-20-17)

Puppies: Puppy’s First Visit  (09-12-14)

Surgery:Pet Surgery – Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work  (07-31-12)

VetsAdvice Online: Veterinary Medicine Online – What Sites Can You Trust? (09-15-13)