Things You Never Knew Your Dog Could Do

Dog in Coat

You know he can find your most expensive Betsy Johnson pumps in a pile of three-dollar flip-flops. He can jump higher than a leaping jackrabbit at the first site of the neighbor’s cat out for a stroll in their fenced-in backyard. He can even catch the wheels of your Suburban, in reverse, at full speed … Read more

Watchdogs and Guard Dogs

Guard Dog

If you’re looking for a watchdog, there’s a school of thought that believes you should choose a dog breed that is big and scary, and many people say also dark in color, preferably black. But before you rush out and buy a giant black dog for this purpose, do a bit of homework to make … Read more

I lost my Dog


You come home from work and put your dog in what you thought was a securely fenced backyard but when you open the backdoor and call his name, the backyard is empty. Or, you take your dog for a walk through the neighborhood park and he stumbles upon a deer that bolts when she sees … Read more

Facts about Dogs


There are several conflicting stories and theories about the way that dogs and humans originally became friends. Archaeologists are still uncovering evidence about the first dogs around the world so our picture of the human-dog relationship is developing all the time. Here are some things that we think we know now. Genetic evidence points to … Read more

Disciplining a Puppy

Disciplining a Puppy

Watching a litter of pups interact is better entertainment than anything you can find on TV – guaranteed. They play, sleep, and eat as one furry pack and, within that group, they speak a language humans do not always understand. Play bows, chasing and being chased, growling, barking, yipping, biting, pawing, ear position, facial expressions, … Read more

Disciplining a Dog


You had an especially long day at work and you were not sure if you would ever be allowed to go home. However, the nightmare was waiting for you at home. As usual, your four-legged friend greeted you at the door with all excitement and wags, making the homecoming that extra bit special that every … Read more

Debarking a Dog

Dog in long grass

Your neighbors are complaining that your dog barks incessantly when you are gone and although you have tried a few suggestions from friends on how to stop the barking, nothing has worked well enough to fix the strained relations between you and your neighbor. Desperation is setting in and you are now looking for a … Read more

Submissive Urination in Puppies

Two Puppies

Friends visit and your puppy greets them at the door with a puddle of urine. You come home from a long day at work to having your shoes dampened by the same pup. Your teenage son and daughter have a boisterous argument and your pup rolls on its back between them and urinates. Frustrating, messy, … Read more

Working Dogs

Working Dog

The AKC’s Working Group of Dogs contains some of the dog world’s hardest-working canines. Working dogs are extremely versatile. They include protection dogs, livestock guarding dogs, shepherds, police and military K9s, search and rescue dogs, water dogs to help fishermen, sled dogs, and even dogs to pull carts and act as draft animals. Perhaps no … Read more

Plastic Dog Kennels

Little Dog

For pet owners and pups on the go, plastic dog kennels have become a can’t-live-without product making life as we know it so much easier and more convenient. Whether you take your pet jet setting on luxurious Hawaiian vacations or you simply need a place for them to lounge safely while you are away at … Read more

Orthopedic Dog Beds

Dog on Grass

Sleeping has gone to the dogs . . . and in the case of these orthopedic dog beds – that’s a good thing of course!  While ordinary dog beds might provide enough comfort for younger dogs or dogs without any health problems, older dogs require more support. Because dogs with arthritis or pups that are … Read more

Buying a Dog Collar

Dog with Collar

Whether it is your first dog or your latest addition, buying an appropriate collar should be the first thing you do before you pick up your new companion. Not all collars are created equal and buying a dog collar, although sounding like a simple enough task, has a wide range of important variables that must … Read more