pet care

Several preparatory measures should be taken prior to bringing a puppy into your home. Puppies are curious creatures and love to explore. This may involve them getting into trouble here and there. The fact of the matter is that they truly do not know any better being so young.
Taking your dog to a ski resort certainly won't hamper your enjoyment, and if you are anxious about leaving your dog in kennels while you go away, it will almost certainly enhance it.
In my opinion, the coffee cup owners aren't respecting others in the park. They just don't see what they are doing as wrong yet if a youth's dog ran up and jumped up at them trying to snatch a treat it would be totally abhorent. Yet when Phyllis the 5yr old Border Terrier does it, its either not noticed or just midly amusing.
One of the things that I always say is that puppyhood is a rollercoaster of emotions for owners, it has highs and lows. Starting classes early means that you have support through those really early stages where it is all new and you are trying to work out what the hell you do!
Dominance theory is an outdated view of dog behaviour that became popular in the 1960s. It has since been disproved, evidence having been accumulated that shows that it is unhelpful and often very destructive. Unfortunately, some trainers still cling to the idea, reluctant to let go of something that they have based their training and careers on.
When you read of incidents involving dogs attacking humans, adults or children in the newspaper or hear of it on the radio, that attack did not 'just happen'. Things lead to that exact moment in time where that dog took life into its own control. If you look at any of the dogs who have killed or attacked an adult or child and you were able to look at its lifespan, you would find numerous incidents and triggers.
Six weeks is what you can expect it to take for two dogs to form a bond. Dogs consider "pack members" animals that they sleep, eat and hunt with, so other dogs that come out on dog walks do not fall into that category.
Nearly all young professionals are now living in small city flats and apartments, but this clashes heavily with dog-lovers' need to have their own pup. That doesn't mean that having a dog is completely out of the question, but there needs to be some careful thought on what kind of dogs are suitable for small spaces.
Right folks let's think positive and imagine the weather improves, how can we make sure our pets are best prepared against summertime dangers? Do we look after our pets enough allowing them to enjoy their summers as well?
Lungworms are parasites that are carried by slugs and snails. And - with the wet weather we've all been having - slugs and snails are having a population explosion. Which is fabulous news for lungworms - but very bad news for dogs.