What to Consider if You're Taking Your Dog On Vacation

Summer is right around the corner, and soon it will be time for us to be enjoying or long awaited vacation. Any dog owner knows how much they hate to go on vacation without them. We all want to take our furry pooch with us. If you’re lucky enough to find a hotel that welcomes pets, and your ready to hit the road with Fido then there’s a few things you should do to ensure a safe and memorable trip for you and your pet.

From the day we welcomed our dog into our home, we have always managed to …

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

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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 …

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 …

Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Dogs love to play games, and people can have loads of fun playing games with their dogs. Playing fetch, catch, and ball with a dog is fun, but those aren’t the only games dogs and their owners love to play. I played games with my American Eskimo dog and my Chocolate Lab, and I loved our playtime every bit as much as they did. Try these fun games with your dog. You’ll both get lots of exercise while having more fun than you ever though possible!

Hide and Seek

My dog Jasmine loved to play hide-and-seek, and she understood the …

How to Choose a Dog as a Fashion Accessory

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You’ve seen them on the runways, in cars with stars, and even in famous restaurants; miniature dogs being used as fashion complements by stars like Paris Hilton.

Some would call this a moral atrocity, a shameless use of an animal to achieve fashionista status without any care for the animal’s well being whatsoever.

I call it brilliant! Dogs, after all, have always been great fashion statements–just ask Berlington Coat Factory or most of China. Now that the dogs are being kept alive AND fashionable, it should be a solution everyone can agree on!

If you’re thinking about getting a Yorkshire …