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Is Your Dog Lonely? Tips on How to Train Him to Be a Happier Pet

When dogs are domesticated and we bring them our new houses they still miss their old family members. They miss their original "packs" because that is how they feel comfortable. In order for your dog to be a happier pet you need to make sure you spend time with them.

They Answer Your Questions in Dog Training Books

One of the best keys to successfully potty train your dog is to know when to take it out. Some professionals say to take them out in the morning after they're up, after meals or snacks, after taking them out of the cage, before the sleep, or when they whine at night.

Home Remedies to Cure Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety can be serious.dog image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comSeparation anxiety in dogs is extreme panic caused by being left alone. It is not merely bad behavior, but a serious psychological reaction similar to a panic attack in humans according to Patricia McConnell,...

Choosing a Hypoallergenic Dog

If you suffer from irritating dog allergies then choosing a compatible pet can be difficult.Find out what causes these allergies and which dogs are the best for those who suffer from dog allergies.

How to Walk Your Dog

If your dog is not yet trained it is a good idea not to make a fool of yourself on the street. Hence the disguise. This is particularly important for dog trainers walking their untrained dogs - always a considerable embarrassment. Of course there is always the excuse that you're training a clie

Types of Dog Training Leads

Dog training is one fun activity that dogs and their owners can share. While it may seem convenient to hire a dog trainer to do the job, training the dog yourself also has its benefits. With the advancement of technology, you can actually learn dog training by just a click of the mouse.

How to Teach a Docile Dog to Play

A sweet, docile dog is a wonderful companion, but if you're having trouble getting yours to perk up and play, there are several tricks you can try to stimulate your pet's interest. Just be sure that you first rule out any serious causes for your dog's apathy, such as an undetected health condition t

The Yorkshire Terrier

Don't be fooled by the size - the Yorkshire Terrier is a feisty and fearless dog. Today, this breed is viewed as a glamorous and fashionable pet.

Sores From Mange

Mange is a skin condition that can affect all breeds of dogs. Many dogs develop skin sores with mange that may drain and ooze. A veterinarian should evaluate dogs that develop skin sores for proper diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Understanding Your Dog's Grooming Needs

It is very important to understand your dog's different grooming needs. This begins with understand your dog's coat, his coat color and the benefits of the many different grooming areas. So let's go through all of the different aspects of grooming your dog and bring you the understand

Can You Use Human Conditioner on Dog?

Before dunking the family dog in the bath tub, purchase pet shampoos and conditioners formulated for your dog. According to pet experts Doctors Foster and Smith, human shampoos and conditioners have a different pH level and use harsher detergents than pet shampoos. Using human-grade conditioners or

How to Get a Cur Dog

Choosing to adopt a dog is a life-changing decision. There are many decisions to be made, such as choosing the breed of dog to adopt. In the South a working breed mixed to bring out specific traits is sometimes called a cur. Types of cur include Catahoula Leopard Dog, Southern Blackmouth Cur and Ten

The Role Natural Supplements Can Play to Help Improve Dog Health

The best supplements for dogs are those that are formulated to support the immune system. A healthy dog is not susceptible to the infections and illnesses that can take hold in a dog that is immune compromised. For this reason, homeopathic veterinarians see the benefit of adding this type of homeopa

Commercial Dog Food Verses Homemade Canine Food

Not many people know the truth when it comes to commercial dog food verses homemade dog food for dogs. There are many differences and reasons why you need to know what is being served to your pet.

Ticks and Dogs - That Dreaded Summer Duo

You endured the long winter, longing for warm weather, only to be confronted with ticks and dogs after every springtime walk.Of course, the dogs are great--it's those pesky ticks that are driving you up a wall.Here are some things you can do about it.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet For Your Dog

Maintaining a healthy diet is one very important aspect of your dog's daily lifestyle and if overlooked, can lead to problems down the road. There are a number of strategies that you can make use of to keep your dog's diet in check and keep their healthy lifestyle on track. This article wi

Dog Food Recalls - When Making Your Own Dog Food Makes Sense!

With all the recent dog food recalls you may have considered making your own. Recalls have been ongoing and have happened in 1995, 1999 and 2005 so don't expect the latest recall or dog deaths to be the last. The best dog food brands have not been spared on the recall lists.In the latest recall

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Potty Training Your Puppy

An important part of domestic life for your dog is being potty trained. While not usually difficult, it is an unnatural thing for your pet to learn. If you don't use the proper techniques to train them, you will without a doubt fail. Hopefully, after reading this article, you'll avoid thre

Signs of Low Blood Sugar in Dogs

Toy breed puppies are most at risk for developing hypoglycemia.Dan Hallman/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesVeterinarians diagnose low blood sugar--called hypoglycemia--in a dog when the animal's blood glucose levels drop below the optimal range of 100 to 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl). The...