Lifecycle Care

Volunteers at a rescue shelter take time to play with the puppies to ensure they get enough exercise and attention. Read how to choose the right puppy for your lifestyle.
Choosing A Compatible Breed/Dog

How To Pick A Healthy Puppy

Picking a dog is a huge decision. Since you’ll be spending the next decade or more together, you need as close to a perfect fit as you can get. So much has been written about the energy and temperament aspects of this decision, but the question I’m most often asked is, “What is the healthiest breed?” And my answer to that question is always the same: It isn’t a breed but simply a 30-pound brown mutt. Do Your Research When you’re thinking about bringing a new puppy into your home, it’s essential to do your research and learn about the

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A mischievous dachshund has made a mess of electronic cords that were not correctly stored. Learn how you can keep cords away from your puppy here.
All About Dogs

Puppy Proofing Basics

The day has finally arrived: Your new bundle of fur is coming home! After a long search, you found the right puppy for you and your family — and now the preparation begins. As a responsible pet lover, you will need to provide a safe environment for this little puppy. Preparing your home and yard for the new family member is similar to doing so for a curious toddler — you want to eliminate all dangers. Your pup will want to investigate every electrical cord, every closet, and every rut in the yard, and he won’t distinguish between your favorite

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a girl holds her new puppy in the back yard
Dog Care

Introducing Kids To A New Puppy

Kids and puppies have lots in common: They’re inquisitive, impatient, and easily excited! This is why it’s important to carefully supervise first encounters between a new puppy and your children. The rewards can be wonderful — a truly close bond and a lifelong love of dogs. But, if you don’t take precautions, a few mistakes could lead to a much less happy ending. The Beginning: Looking for a New Puppy When you first start thinking about getting a new dog, you often think of the kid’s benefits first. Many kids love to play with dogs and have a special connection

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Dog Care

Things You Can Do To Extend Your Dog’s Life

We all want to keep our pets with us as long as possible, which is why we need to give them a certain level of care. Most dogs, depending on size, can live ten to fifteen years if they are in good shape mentally and physically. Here are some things that you can do to extend — and improve the quality of — your dog’s life. 1. Maintain your dog’s teeth: Tooth decay is a very common, yet dangerous health problem for dogs. This is because tooth decay not only creates dental problems, but it can cause infections throughout the

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dogs outside learning where they are allowed to do their business
All About Dogs

How To Housetrain Your Puppy

In nature, a pup’s mother will quickly teach them not to soil the den. In the human world, we need to take on that challenge if we want to have a happy relationship. In this exclusive video, Andre Millan drops in on Dog Psychology Center trainer Todd Langston for the inside scoop on getting your puppy to do his business outside and the secrets on how to potty train a puppy. Watch now!

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All About Dogs

How To Cope With Putting Your Dog To Sleep

  Having to say good-bye is something every dog lover faces eventually. It’s the most difficult part of having a dog. It would be nice if they could be with us for decades, but sadly this is not the case. In order to make it through the process of having your dog put to sleep, you need to begin preparing ahead of time. Here are the steps in the process. When You Should Put Your Dog to Sleep The one question that every pet owner faces after they’ve had to have their dog euthanized is, “Did I do it too

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All About Dogs

The Stages Of Puppy Growth

  Some of us, when we think of a puppy, imagine an adorably tiny dog that can barely open his eyes stumbling around as he explores the world. Others see a whirlwind of doggy energy that can’t keep still for a second because there are too many balls to chase, scents to smell, and things to pee on… and then roll in. There are two reasons for this discrepancy: Puppyhood isn’t something that lasts just a few weeks. Dogs don’t become adults until sometime between 1 and 2 years of age. Despite the fact that they go through a number

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All About Dogs

Exercising Senior Dogs

I get lot of questions about how the fulfillment formula – Exercise, Discipline, then Affection – changes as dogs age and don’t require as much physical activity and energy draining. Here are some tips to keep in mind as your dog enters his senior years. I always stress how important it is to get a dog that fits your energy level and lifestyle, but at some point, even the highest energy dogs that are in great health will slow down as they enter their senior years. Nothing is more important than prevention, so it’s important that throughout your dog’s life,

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Biting

How to Get a Puppy to Stop Biting

Have you been asking the question, “How do you stop a puppy from biting?” While puppy biting is a completely natural behavior during the puppy stage, it is also important to let your pup know what is and isn’t allowed to be chewed on. Puppies begin biting very early on in life. Just like human babies, it is common for them to chew on objects during the teething stage to reduce discomfort. Furthermore, many dogs prefer using their mouths rather than their paws for manipulating objects. Once again, this behavior begins in puppyhood as young pooches start to explore their

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All About Dogs

Puppy Feeding Guidelines

Hello, I am rescuing my first puppy next Monday. She’ll be 11.5 weeks when we get her, and I’ve never had a dog that young. The people fostering her are feeding her litter 3/4 cup twice a day. She’s an Australian shepherd/great pyrenees/golden retriever mix. I keep reading mixed things about feeding them twice or three times a day. Which do you recommend? And if it is three times a day, given that she’s almost three months old, how much would you feed her each time? I have an appointment with a vet on that Friday, but wanted to ask

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