You love your new little puppy, and you want her to feel happy and secure in her new human family. But hang on a second before you pile her crate full of cute toys and a velvety soft bed.Read More
Ever wonder how a cross or hybrid of two specific dog breeds would look? The photos on this entertaining Dog Crossbreed Generator might have your answers.
The dog breed mixer is on the quirky website of U.K. insurance company Co-op, and it’s a fun place to click around. The dog mixer is not exhaustive; the choices seem limited to breed combinations for which the developers could put their paws on real-life pictures. So you can put a Corgi and a Papillon together (you’ll get a fluffy-haired “Corillon”), but not a Papillon and a Siberian Husky (… 404 dog not found).Read More
One of the coziest sights is a dog curled up in his dog bed, or comfy on the couch, fast asleep. But what about when your dog can’t get comfortable lying down?
It’s normal for dogs to circle before they lie down—that’s an inborn behavior courtesy of canine ancestors who needed to tamp down a “nest” or check for danger before sleep. But if you notice your dog struggling to getRead More
A canine wearing a vest with “Service Dog” patches means that animal is working, assisting their handler who has a disability—or does it? An increase in animal-related incidents and fake service dogs has created suspicion among the public in response to dogs labeled as service animals—which in turn causes distress for people who need a service dog to assist with legitimate disabilities. Is it illegal to fake a service dog? The majority of states have passed laws regarding fraudulent service dogs and emotional support animals—and many new bills were introduced during the 2018 legislative session in states without current laws.Read More
Renaming your dog is easy and you can do it at any age, young or old. She does not really care what you call her, whether a classic name or a more outdoorsy dog name—as long as she understands you are the source of all good things and that she belongs to you. And in some situations giving your pooch a new moniker is not only okay, but actually good for her.Read More
A dog bed is more than just a comfortable place for your best friend to sleep. It’s a place of refuge, a place to recover after activity, and a training tool. Every dog needs a “den,” where they can get away from life’s . . .Read More
The best dog gifts in 2020 include a mix of tried-and-true standards and unique gifts that think outside the crate. Dogs always love toys and treats, but practical gifts for comfort and convenience hold a special place in a dog’s heart, too. So how do you choose the best dog gifts from all the available … Continue reading “The Best Dog Gifts for 2020”Read More
In episode 8, Ronnie shows how he teaches the “sit” command by using cues, not words. By pulling up on the lead and pushing down on the dog’s rear end, he establishes what he wants to happen, and the dog gets the point very quickly. Note that he . . .Read More
Congratulations on your new puppy or dog…and double congratulations on setting up a crate training schedule. A crating schedule will help you raise a wiggly eight-week-old puppy into a dog who is full of good habits (chewing on appropriate items, settling quietly, going to the bathroom where you want) and free of bad habits (house … Continue reading “How to Create a Crate Training Schedule for a New Puppy or Dog”Read More
In the seventh episode of the series, Ronnie and Susanna discuss the importance of recall (“here” or “come”) and how they use cues and rewards to build that behavior. Their use of the line ensures that the proper response happens every time. Note that . . .Read More