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- Dog Breeding
Dog Breeding is simple and easy if you know how. And we show you how. So drop on by to learn how to breed dogs.
- Primary Considerations
Things to consider when starting to breed dogs including the various problems novice dog breeders experience.
- Breeding Dog Genetics
Covering the history of dog breeding including the genetics and evolution of Dog Breeds.
- Aims of Dog Breeding
Looking at the key Aims of Dog Breeding, the purebred dog and thoroughbred specimens. Also, what does it take to be a successful dog breeder.
- Choosing a Bitch
Advice on how to choose the best bitch to help ensure you have a successful litter.
- Choosing a Stud
Advice on how to choose the best stud to help ensure you have a successful litter.
- Handling the Stud
Tips on how to care for you Stud as well as looking after your dog kennel.
- Secrets to Dog Breed Mating
Information on the mating of bitches, the time frames for coming into heat and what to feed her so she is in the best condition for mating.
- Dog Gestation Periods
Information on dog gestation periods and how to care for your dog's health.
How much do you assist and interfere during the puppy birth process? As well as how to care for your bitch and puppies during birthing.
- Post-Natal Puppy Care
Information on how to care for post-natal puppies. What to feed them and when to move from liquid dog food to solids.
- Caring for Puppies
Various topics about caring for puppies including feeding puppies, looking after your puppies eyes & caring for sick puppies.
- Puppy Weaning
Weaning puppies, more info on feeding puppies, how to care for canine teeth & looking after the bitch after birth.
- Adoption - What to expect from your new dog when adopting
When considering the birth rates among animals, it’s not hard to understand why animal shelters are always filled with animals waiting to be adopted.
- AKC vs RBDA: What’s the difference?
What is all the hype about our dogs belonging to a club? Many pet owners do not even belong to a club. Dog owners, who take pride in their pets, will generally register their dogs in some kind of kennel club, especially if they plan to breed their dog.
- Animal Assisted Therapy: Can it help you?
The term “animal assisted therapy” is to be distinguished from the more familiar practice of “animal assisted activities”, which refers generally to pet visitation at hospitals and residential care facilities.
- B.A.R.F. Diet: Sounds yummy but what is it?
It actually sounds kind of gross, but BARF is an acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food.
- Basic Care and Maintenance for your pup’s pearly whites
Many people do not realize the importance of caring for their dog’s teeth. As dogs age, the need for dental care increases. The best way to ensure proper dental health for your dog is to start while they are very young.
- Breed Clubs: What Are They and Should You Join?
Breed clubs are national or regional organizations dedicated to specific breeds of dogs. They exist as a repository of knowledge that both the novice and experienced breeder can access.
- Chill Out: Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Hot Summer Sun
Summer is typically a time of great family fun and activity. The days are long and warm, the kids are on vacation, and the sun worshipers are out in full force.
- Choosing a Training Collar: How to Decide
Many dog owners find that their efforts toward training their pet are greatly aided by the use of a training collar.
- Did you just eat that? 10 things found in your home that can kill your dog
Dogs are very curious animals and as omnivores and natural scavengers, can get into and eat just about anything. However, there are many toxic substances found in your home that could potentially kill your dog.
- Does this Collar make my butt look big?
Tips for keeping your dog fit and trim
- Dog Breeders Gone Wild: 5 Things to Look Out For
New dog owners should always make sure that their purebred pup comes from a reputable and responsible breeder. This is really is the only way to ensure that the animal will be free of any medical or behavioral problems.
- Dog Obedience: The basics
Teaching basic obedience skills to a dog can be exciting as well as challenging. Having problems on where to begin? Start by doing your homework. A student can only be as good as his trainer, right?
- Eeny, meeny, miney, moe…choosing the right dog for you
Getting a new dog is one of the greatest joys in the world. Make this great time even better by knowing exactly what kind of dog will complement your family’s lifestyle.
- Urine samples, Anal glands, and Dandruff
The truth about your dog’s dirty little secrets
- FAQ Your Dog
Here are the answers to just a few of the questions most commonly posed by dog owners.
- Field Trials for your Sporting Dog
For those of you who aren’t too familiar with the term “field trials,” it is a sport in which the sporting dog competes under hunting conditions.
- Five Ways To Tell That You’re Not Ready To Own a Dog
If any of the following 5 statements ring true, you should re-examine your reasons for wanting a dog and your ability to properly care for one.
- How to keep your dog’s coat looking at its best
Dogs, unlike cats, don’t sit and groom themselves by the hour. Actually, most dogs couldn’t care less about their appearance and couldn’t be happier than when they’re rolling around the ground on something stinky they’ve found.
- How to choose a hypoallergenic dog
For people that love dogs, yet have allergic reactions to them, there is a simple alternative. If you can’t do without a four legged “friend,” choosing a hypoallergenic dog is the best alternative.
- Guard Dogs: Can They Really Protect Me?
People want to feel protected in their homes and many feel that they can achieve this peace of mind by acquiring a dog that has been bred to guard.
- How to Choose a Veterinarian
Thinking about choosing a veterinarian for your new dog? Where do you start?
- Hunting Dogs: Training equipment that is essential
Producing a “finished” hunting dog, one that will perform the tasks of pointing out game or retrieving game, is not a simple matter.
- Information on Spaying or Neutering Your Pup
Despite the obvious and much-documented benefits that come from the spaying and neutering America’s dog population, there are those pet owners who still harbor some reservations about the whole process.
- Making your home puppy proof!
It is your job as a responsible pet owner to puppy proof your house to make it safe from them and to protect your belongings.
- Microchipping: What is it and how can it ensure that your pet is always yours?
Each year, more than 10 million pets are lost. It can easily happen, no matter how much we all try to prevent it. When your pet is lost and if they do not have a collar or their collar gets lost, it can be very difficult for them to find their way home.
- Opening a Kennel: General Tips and Guidelines
Opening a kennel is a huge undertaking, even for those who have worked in kennels before or think they know all there is to know about caring for dogs.
- Pet Insurance: Yes, It Really Exists
Although pet insurance has been available for approximately 20 years, many pet owners have never heard of it and are surprised that such a thing would even exist.
- Problem Dogs: Dealing with a Nuisance, Even When He Is Your Own
You love your dog, but sometimes he can be a real pain! If you know what might be causing his annoying behavior, though, you might be able to do something about it.
- Puppy 911: Recognizing symptoms of emergency
For many of us, when our dogs are ill, it is often quite difficult to know whether or not their condition warrants a trip to the emergency room.
- Puppy Mills, Pet Stores, Shelters and Breeders
What Are They and What Is the Difference?
- Raw Meat vs. Dog Food: Which is better and why?
So you’ve got a new dog and you’re wondering what to feed him. The market is full of commercial diets, and you’ve heard that some people feed their dogs raw meat. What should you do?
- Responsible Dog Ownership
What does it mean to be a responsible dog owner? For starters, it means getting a dog for the right reasons.
- Ruff Stuff: Teaching your dog NOT to bark
Unwanted barking is one of the most common behavior problems in dogs.
- Show Dogs: Where to start
Thinking about showing your dog off but don’t have any idea where to start?
- “Sit! Good Dog!” Teaching your dog new tricks
A dog of any age can learn new tricks. Your dog should be familiar with the basics - sit, lie down, and stay, as these are excellent building blocks of new tricks.
- Keeping your dog warm during the winter months
For many dog owners, how to keep their dog warm during the cold winter is a big concern. Luckily for them, there are many ways to do this.
- Overcoming arthritis in dogs
Arthritis is a health problem that not only humans deal with, but so do their animals.
- Teaching Your Children to Care for Their New Dog
If you have a child, you’ve probably heard those familiar words, “Can we keep him?” Dog’s aren’t just a man’s best friend anymore; they’ve become the whole family’s friend.
- How to handle your puppys teething troubles
When most people bring home their cute new puppies, the furthest thing from their minds is the stressful time of teething.
- Ten of the most popular dog breeds for children
In choosing a dog for the family, it’s a good idea we keep the children in mind. Some dogs are not tolerant of children and can be a threat to them.
- FLEAS What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them
All dog owners are familiar with the problems caused by pesky fleas.
- Tell “tail” signs that your dog is spoiled
The Pampered Pet: Tell “tail” signs that your dog is spoiled
- Tips to prepare your dog for a boarding kennel
It’s time to head to Las Vegas for your long awaited week of vacation. But, what do you do with THE DOG
- Top Ten Dog Breeds for The Elderly
Dogs have been making great companions for centuries now. They are loved by all ages.
- Traveling with your pet: Tips for both your safety
Many people get nervous when they have to travel with their pets, but traveling with your dog can be a very rewarding experience for both of you.
- Vaccinations: When, Why and What should your pet be getting?
Vaccinations are a very important part of dog ownership. Your dog should be properly vaccinated against certain diseases at certain times to help protect him and other animals he may come in to contact with.
- What ingredients make for good and bad dog food?
With the many commercially prepared dog foods available on today’s market, it is often quite difficult to tell which ones are better than others and why.
- What to expect when your dog is expecting!
Are you getting ready for your dog to have puppies? Having a litter of pups sounds like a lot of fun, but there is much work involved. Here are some tips on how to get your dog and you ready for birth.
- Ten Dog Mysteries Solved
Here is a little guide to help you figure out why your dog might be doing the weird things that he does.
- How will my dog and my new baby get along?
Your Child vs. Your Pet: How to Keep the Peace
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