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Tips for Using the Bell Potty Training Method with your Puppy

One of the hardest jobs for new puppy parents is potty training. If you are like most new puppy parents, then you probably have combed the internet looking for help. You may have found the bell method and wondered if your puppy is a good candidate. The answer is yes! Your dog can learn to alert you with a bell each time they need to use the bathroom. This is an excellent method for apartment […]

How to Make your Puppy’s Bad Habits a Thing of the Past

We all have a few bad habits that we have picked up over time. Like humans, dogs can pick up some bad habits as they grow. Lucky for us, it’s easier to break a dog’s unwanted behavior than change our own. Dogs learn by association. They are bound to repeat an action that is rewarded. Below are two of the most common bad dog habits—and how to break them. Destructive Chewing Chewing, especially in puppies, […]

Benefits of Buying a Gentle Giant Dog Breed

Good things do come in large packages — Extra large dog breeds are a prime example. There is a whole lot of joy packed into those 100 — 200 pound bodies of gentle giant breeds. These gentle giants usually have a mild, often comical temperament. Many are great family dogs. Things to consider before buying a gentle giant dog breed Be prepared to adjust your budget to their often large appetites. They need high quality […]

Should I bring my puppy?

As a new puppy owner it’s hard to think of leaving your puppy at home alone. Ideally, you’d like to bring him everywhere but is that the right thing to do? Here’s our take. Can your dog participate?  Leave your dog at home if you are doing something where your dog can’t participate.  If your dog has to stay in the car leave your dog at home. For those that can’t or won’t leave their […]

Fun activities for Dogs with lots of Energy

The sunshine and long summer days gives a unique opportunity for fun activities with your dog. Being in the house all day can not only be boring but it can leave your dog with extra energy. Here’s are a few ideas for fun activities with your dog.  Summer splash- If your dog doesn’t mind the water using the hose or sprinklers can be a great way to give them exercise.  Let your dog bathe outdoors […]

Why some dogs bark and others don’t

If you live in an apartment and you are looking for the best apartment dog breeds then you’ve come to a great source. Understanding why some dogs bark more than others can help you select the perfect breed for your apartment lifestyle. With proper training every dog can be taught not to make noise, there are quite a few dog breeds with innately silent behavior. These dogs require little to no attention in order to […]

What Should I know about Emotional Support Dogs?

Dogs can help relax and calm so, it’s no wonder that people suffering from anxiety and depression commonly use dogs as emotional support animals. Training requirements: There is no training required for an emotional support dog, so any dog can be an emotional support animal (ESA) without any training. The main difference between an ESA and a service dog is that a service dog is trained to ground a person with a psychiatric disorder or […]

Why Do Dogs Shed Anyway?

There’s no way around it, shedding stinks — whether you’re sick of encountering fur all over the house, or are allergic to dog dander, reducing shedding is a big priority for many dog owners. Understanding why dogs shed can help you feel better about the daily struggle with dog fur. Shedding is a completely normal occurrence for almost all dogs. Dogs shed for a number of reasons and regular grooming and bath times are the […]

How to Properly Care for Small Dogs

Small dog breeds are wonderful and super cute animals. Taking care of small dogs can be tough at times because they are so little. You must have a special amount of patience for these dogs. So before buying one, we want to make sure you know how to properly take care of them so they can live long and healthy lives with you. We promise they will love you forever, as long as you take […]

Caring for No Shed Puppies

Owning a dog comes with so much joy and also responsibility. This is especially true for people with allergies and is searching for no shed puppies. No shed puppies can be hypoallergenic depending on an individual’s specific allergies, because they have coats made of hair. We take pride in providing education for pet owners. Read on to learn the basics of caring for no shed puppies. Understand the shed cycle. While they don’t shed as […]