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Revealed: The Stuff Nobody Tells New Dog Owners

Before you welcome a new dog into your heart (and your home), the chances are high that you’ll have spent a great deal of time with other people’s dogs. Perhaps your family had a pet dog while you were growing up, or maybe many of your friends have some canine companions.

Spending time with other people’s dogs and owning one yourself are two completely different concepts. In a sense, it is like having a child dependent on you for their every need. Your dog will be your responsibility, and you have to look after it, regardless of whether it is healthy or has any medical conditions. [Read more…]

The Good, The Bad & The Pugly: Life As A New Dog Owner

If you’ve just taken the small step into huge happiness by getting yourself a puppy for the first time, congratulations. It is one of the most thrilling, exciting, endearing and rewarding things you’ll ever do or experience. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. Oh no. Becoming a puppy-parent comes with unwavering responsibility and that starts from day zero. [Read more…]

The Definitive List of Stuff New Dog Owners Needs To Do

Getting a dog is a big event. My kids were certainly excited when we got Monty. But you also have to remember not to get so caught up in all the celebrations, that you forget to do the essential things that your new pup needs for his welfare. Carry on reading for some advice on what the newest canine member of the family will need.   [Read more…]

What Should Change as Your Dog Gets Older?

Although many of us don’t like to admit it, there comes a time in every dog owner’s life when a dog grows old. This happens gradually of course, but you’ll notice one day that their fur may be going grey. They might be a bit slower than usual. Maybe they want to sleep more, or suffer with health problems. The way you care for your dog should be a little different to the way you did it when they were young. Here’s what should change as your dog gets older: [Read more…]

What to Do When Your Dog Isn’t Coming on Vacation

Now that the holiday period is over, we can all feel in a bit of a slump. Now is the time of year when a lot of us begin to plan our summer vacations. It’s something to cheer you up, and there are some great sales on! But when you go away, it’s not always possible to take your dog with you. Even if it is, sometimes you need a break from feeding, walking and entertaining them every day. If your pooch has to stay at home while you jet off, you’ll need someone to look after them. It’s understandably worrying when you have to leave them with someone else. Here’s how you can make it easier on both of you. [Read more…]

How to Raise Your Dog Properly

Raising a dog is a lot like raising a child. If you don’t start off doing it properly right from the start, you’ll both end up unhappy. A well raised dog who knows its place in the house is a happy dog. A dog who is confused over who the pack leader is (most dogs) is unhappy. You send them mixed signals, and they’ll wreak havoc! All you need to do is remain consistent with your training and you’ll barely need to train your dog at all later on. Use this information to raise your dog properly: [Read more…]

Can You Afford To Adopt A Dog?

If you are in the process of adopting a dog, you are most probably incredibly excited. While dog ownership comes with some incredible benefits, one of which being that you’ll have a loving and loyal companion. Being the parent of a furbaby, can come with quite a few costs. [Read more…]

The Complete Guide To Keeping Fleas Away From Your Dog

As a dog owner, you understand the constant battle against your pup’s fleas. Not only are they a nuisance, they can be harmful to your pup’s health. It can start as small as skin irritation and grow as large as anemia. If you notice your dog scratching more than usual, it’s probably a sure sign of pests. You need to take action quickly, relieve their itchiness and purge the tiny fleas! There are plenty of different courses of treatment to choose from. There are natural remedies that you can make yourself and, of course, medical treatments. Today we’re looking at a mixture of both. [Read more…]

The Secret to Training Your Dog Properly

Training your dog properly doesn’t need to be difficult. Some people just can’t get the hang of making their dogs do as they are told, but that’s their fault. There is no such thing as a bad dog; only bad owners! Dogs are simple creatures. They either want to be the leader of the pack, or follow the leader of the pack. If you’re not being the pack leader like you should be, they will try to fill that role. If sometimes you are dominant and other times you aren’t, this will confuse them. A confused dog is not a happy dog! [Read more…]

How To Keep Your Dog Happy And Healthy

If you’re a dog lover, like us, you won’t do anything to put your pup in danger. You hate the thought of them becoming unhappy or unhealthy. They’re a member of the family and deserve all the respect in the world. Happiness all starts with good health. By their very nature, dogs are active and excitable. They need exercise and attention because that’s what keeps them healthy. Here’s how to keep the happiest and healthiest dog possible. [Read more…]