Lixit Carrier Crock – Dog Waterer, Thirst Quencher for Your Pets

Our 2 Min Pins used to be housed in crates when we were at work. We really wanted to have them trained by the time they were 1 year old to be in the house unsupervised and be safe. We felt that was reasonable based on the other dogs we had raised that were all able to do the same. Quickly we realized that having small breed dogs was completely different than the larger dogs we were used to. The 2 never got used to the idea that we were gone, and we had to look at ways to keep …

Raised Dog Bowls – Safe or Not

There was a time when dog owners were told that raised dog bowls were an excellent way to feed their dog. Then suddenly they were told well “maybe not” which led to a controversy between top breeders and those responsible for the study.

Is It Safe to Use Raised Dog Bowls For Large/Giant Dog Breeds?

It is the opinion of many that a study conducted and published by Purdue University back in 2004 which led to the controversy in the first place, doesn’t have much to stand on. The goal of the study was to find out why Great Danes …

This Week in Depression – Dogsitting

Ah, dogs. Don’t we all love them? Of course we don’t. But most people do and I’m one of them. No, I don’t have one of my own because I don’t live in a place where I can have one. The other reason is I sleep too much. I realize this now as I am dogsitting for my friend for two weeks.

Having a dog is like having a child without having to change the diaper or teach it how to talk. Once they’ve learned to sit and lay, you’re pretty much in the money. And this dog is the …

How to Teach Your Dog Obiedience and Tricks Without Treats

Human’s best friend can sometimes be a human’s worst nightmare. A disobedient dog can really ruin your life, damage your property, prevent you from sleeping and leave you in financial peril. The truth is dogs want you to be happy you just have to know how to make them understand you. The easiest way is to start to think like a dog. Dogs are smarter than you might think and they tend to understand body language and tone pitch. It would be great if dogs understood English or even Spanish but they do not. Many people use treats to teach …

Endangered Species: African Wild Dog

The African wild dog’s scientific name is Lycaon pictus. This means “painted wolf”. This is an appropriate name for the African wild dog. Its coat has patches and swirls of black, gray, yellow and white. Its muzzle however is most often black and the tail tip white without any variations. Unlike most other canines the African wild dog has four toes on each foot. The African wild dog lacks the dewclaw which is a digit that is higher up on the limb than the others. On most dogs it is on the inside of the front legs. The dewclaw does …

Happy National Dog Day!

Today is National Dog Day! Today is the day to celebrate your canine companion, buy those Frosty Paws with peanut butter flavor, celebrate your hound’s birthday, or rescue a canine American from a shelter.

National Dog Day is a relatively new holiday. The Bolivar Herald reports that it was created in 2006 by Colleen Paige, a philanthropist with a strong affection for those tail wagging fuzz balls. Her goal is simple: help a dog; as a matter of fact, help 10,026 dogs! Great toys for national dog day at DoggieToys.Deals

Why 10,026? Ms. Paige sees no reason that there …

Dog Gates for the House Protect Your Dog and Your Home

Best Dog Gates of 2021

Dog gates for the house are a simple solution for restricting the access of your pet to specific rooms or areas of your home. Imagine if your beloved canine accidentally swallowed your craft project, got too close to your fireplace, or frightened a baby by getting into the nursery? A pet gate can be placed at the top or the bottom of a stairway. Dog gates for the house can be placed by the kitchen door way, or any other doorway that needs a barrier. Pet gates are not solid walls; hence your furry family member can see through it …

How to Get a Vicious Attack Dog Without Spending a Lot of Money

I have always thought that if you want a really vicious guard dog, the best way to achieve this is to have a family dog that loves its family. When I was a kid we had a big old dog – a male, black lab and golden retriever mix – named Chester. Chester was a good old dog, and he loved his family. He was never hit, occasionally scolded, and was trained in the old school method of rewarding him with food when he learned a new trick, or sometimes simply performed an old favorite. This old family dog, that …

The Unusual Dog Breed: A Few Dogs for Those Seeking a Breed Apart

Unusual dog breeds, though not always American Kennel Club, or AKC, recognized, are not simply mongrels or inferior dogs. Many have long histories and characteristics that set them apart from the breeds most see every day. This is, in itself, a trait that makes them quite desirable to some potential dog owners.

Norwegian lundehund (Norway)

Topping the list, this unusual dog breed has been called “puffer dog” for its puffin hunting ability. What makes this dog breed excel at hunting puffins over their craggy nesting sites are some very odd characteristics. It has six or more toes on each foot, …

Dog Car Sickness: Help Your Puppy Enjoy the Ride

How To Help Your Dog Deal With Car Sickness - BarkSpot

Dogs like to chase cars, but not all dogs enjoy going for a ride in a car. Car sickness in dogs is caused by a variety of factors that can be overcome and your dog can become a welcomed happy passenger, if you start training and preparing them when they are puppies.

Dogs get car sick because they have a full stomach, or due to anxiety about the car ride, or just plain lack of experience that causes them to be fearful of a new situation.

Most puppies will outgrow car sickness and learn to enjoy the ride if taken …