Rules for Children Around Dogs

Children and dogs naturally go together, as long as both are well-trained. Just like you wouldn’t want an unruly dog around your children, you don’t want unruly children around your dog that could accidentally harm the dog. Here are some guidelines to teach your children when around a new dog. Do not approach the dog without the owner’s permission. Make […] Continue Reading

Children and Dogs: Solutions to Annoying Problems

Every home with a dog has run across annoying situations that merit a solution. If you have this combination in your household, see if any of these situations and solution can fit your occasion. 1. Dog barking when child goes for quiet time. Possible solution: Place the dog into his kennel for his nap Give the dog extra attention, turning […] Continue Reading

Advantages of Owning an Active Dog

Dogs are companions that are much happier when challenged, intellectually and physically. When you leave a dog in a kennel all day, or confine it to a small yard, it will become lazy and bored. It might even become depressed. Walking a dog daily will benefit the owner and the animal companion. People need exercise, too. Owning an active dog […] Continue Reading

Great Danes

Known as a gentle giant, they have a very mild personality and love people. They are very large, an adult male can grow as tall as 36 inches at the shoulder. Their full weight is around 135-175 pounds. Great Danes are friendly, loyal, quiet and reserved are all good descriptors applied to the Great Dane. They look like they would […] Continue Reading

Jack Russell Terriers

Jack Russell Terriers are a very popular breed of dog with a cheerful, happy, friendly disposition. They are extremely intelligent, active, and love to play ball. They are best satisfied when they are walked several times a day, because of their enormous energy. Jack Russells are loving and affectionate. They can suffer from separation anxiety when away from their family. […] Continue Reading

5 Ways to Help Your New Puppy Sleep at Night

Everyone knows a new puppy doesn’t sleep at night. Instead, it cries, whines, and sometimes even barks. What’s a new parent to do? Here are five strategies to take the puppy nightmares away: Place a warm towel from the dryer into his kennel or crate when placing him there to sleep. The warmth will help calm him and will remind […] Continue Reading

Loving an Older Dog

An aging dog is the most loving companion you will ever have. Older dogs have a trust and a fierce loyalty that cannot beyond compare. They know you care for them, and they love you back with their complete soul. How might you reward the years of love and companionship? Now that your baby is getting older try to make […] Continue Reading

Why Crate Train a Puppy?

Training a puppy to stay in a crate is not cruel and unusual punishment. Although it looks as though you have banished the puppy to “puppy jail”, the puppy will not think that way unless you teach it to see the crate as a jail. Puppies love warm, cuddly places. When you place a puppy in a crate, provide a […] Continue Reading

Dog Breeds Not Suitable for New Dog Owners

New dog owners have so much to learn about owning a dog that they should not be burdened with a breed that is known to be hard to train, destructive as a puppy, or especially needy regarding attention. We are not saying these breeds are dangerous or untrainable, we are saying they need special care as a puppy that new […] Continue Reading

Loving Your Middle-aged Dog

Depending on the breed, a dog is considered middle-aged between the years of 5-8. The larger the dog, the shorter the lifespan. Conversely, the smaller the dog, the longer they will live. I have a Chihuahua that is 22 ½ years old. My black lab died at age 10. Size makes a difference. Even though you don’t know the exact […] Continue Reading

Loving Your Puppy

Having a new puppy is a wonderful privilege, but it is also a great responsibility. Your puppy will look to you for all its behaviour clues. It has only known you and Mommy. When you watch a Mama with her babies, she loves them, but she also corrects them. If you want a well-loved puppy by everyone, and not just […] Continue Reading


Poodles are a very popular dog breed because of their intelligence and their appearance. They are considered one of the smartest dog breeds and are very trainable. They have beautiful curly hypoallergenic coats that make them suitable for people with lung disorders. Poodles come in 4 sizes, the standard (18-24 inches tall), the Medium (14-18 inches tall), the Miniature (11-14 […] Continue Reading

The One With The Spots – Dalmatians

Dalmatians are the pretty dogs with the spots. They are flashy and sporty and love to run. These are the characteristics that made them so popular. In the 1800s and early 1900s, the Dalmatian ran alongside horses or carriages to alert the drivers of highwaymen, robbers, or even other dogs that could be dangerous. Later, firefighters had them run along […] Continue Reading

What a Dog Needs

If you have a new dog or even an old dog, there are certain physical requirements that you should provide for your beloved companion. Perhaps you already have these, but maybe there are a few here that you should reconsider: Fence If, your dog, is going outside at all, you need a fenced area. Why? Other dogs can get to […] Continue Reading

What a Dog Wants

Your dog has needs and wants, just like you do. Unfortunately, dogs don’t articulate very well, although you will notice they can communicate, just not in a straightforward way like we do when we hold a conversation. These are the wants of your dog that you are trusted to provide. Good Health Give your annual dog checkups to the vet, […] Continue Reading