Dog obesity is a serious problem in America that leads to numerous health issues and shortened lifespans. It's just as important to maintain a healthy weight for your dog as it is to maintain a healthy weight for your own body. If your dog is overweight, you may need to change his diet and exercise routine to get him back on track. Here are some fitness tips for fat dogs to help your dog get into shape.
Puppies are everywhere around this time of year, which means there is a good chance you have a new member of the family to train and love. Much like parents preparing for their first child, it's important for you to understand the different development stages to come with your growing puppy so you can be ready for them. There are several different stages of puppy growth, and each stage comes with its own set of obstacles to overcome. Here is an overview of what you can expect with your new puppy.
There are many reasons why dogs bark – fear, intimidation, confusion, communication, etc. While it may be appropriate for your dog to bark when a potential intruder comes to your home, it's not as appropriate for him to bark at everything you pass by during your daily walk. Luckily, there are some techniques you can practice to control your dog's barking so you can take him out in public. Read on to learn how to train your dog to stop barking.
Pet shedding is a common problem around this time of the year because the weather is starting to warm up. Your pet built up a thick fur coat to keep himself warm over the winter, and now it's time for him to let it go so he can get through the warm summer months. If you have a pet that sheds a lot, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of hair in your home. This guide explains five ways to control pet shedding so you can keep your house as clean as possible.
Which dog treats are right for your pet? The answer varies from one dog to the next based on age, breed, activity levels, and more. There is a reason why dog treat aisles are so large nowadays. It's because so many different dogs have so many needs when it comes to treats and dog food as a whole. This guide offers tips for dog treat selection so you can pick the perfect snack for your dog.
Puppies go through a number of developmental stages in the first year of their lives, and each one presents a unique opportunity for you as an owner. In order to raise a confident dog, you must take advantage of these early stages and teach your dog not to be fearful of new people, pets, or environments. Through proper puppy socialization, you can ensure that your pet will behave properly no matter what may come in the future. Set yourself up for success from the start with these puppy socialization tips.
Did you know that there are approximately 70 million stray dogs and cats in America? You have probably seen a number of them in your lifetime, and some are more approachable than others. There are several ways to go about handling this situation, depending on the pet's behavior and your personal abilities. In the guide below, we will go over what to do when you find a stray dog so you can protect yourself and the animal at the same time.
The internet has opened up a wide range of advertising opportunities for lost and found pets. If you have recently lost your family pet or found someone else's loved one, there are a number of ways you can get the word out about your situation. Check out these advertising tips for lost and found pets to make sure your furry companions get back to where they belong.
The bitter cold of the winter and early spring months may limit the running around your dog can do. Some dog breeds thrive in colder temperatures, but many find the blistering temperatures to be too much for their bodies to handle. Whatever the case may be, there are some simple ways you can keep your dog active in the winter even if he cannot spend much time outside. Listed below are different tricks you can try to let your dog burn off some energy in the cold months of the year.
This is a continuation of our discussion about New Year's resolutions for dogs. Check out Part 1 of the guide for even more ideas for improving your dog's happiness in the coming year.