Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pros and Cons of Different Dog Kennels and Dog Crates

How to Choose the Right Dog Kennel

A crate is an important investment for a dog owner. It can be expensive too. Make the right decision the first time with this list of dog crate pros and cons and recommendations.

Let's look at the different dog crates available today so you can better decide which style and size is best for your needs.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Choosing to Switch to Natural Dog Food

Switching to natural dog food is not hard if you do a little research first and work with your veterinarian. Read the labels carefully and be prepared to try several brands before settling on the best natural dog food for your pet.

My Cocker Spaniel developed an extreme allergy to his premium dog food when he turned two years old. After a visit to the veterinarian it was recommended that I quickly change to a natural dog food. After a little research and a few trials we found some natural dog food that he liked and tolerated well for the rest of his life. Switching your pet to natural food is not that hard if you take the time to do a little homework and don't try to rush the process.

What Is Natural Dog Food?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Five Facts About Airedale Terriers

Learn five facts about the Airedale Terrier, known as the "King of Terriers", and decide if this active dog breed is right for your family.

Whether you are contemplating adopting an Airedale or find yourself a new owner there are a few things to learn about this interesting dog breed. Airedales are great hunting dogs, courageous companions and relatively quiet dogs. Now let's look into the history of the Airedale and what they do best.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to Leash Train Your Excited Puppy or Older Dog

Does your puppy sit down, back up or pull to shake loose of the leash?  Or worse yet does your older dog pull you down the street at breakneck speed when you put the leash on its collar?  A few simple training sessions can help you walk your dog safely on a leash.

First, choose the proper leash. This article may help: Choosing the Right Leash For Your Puppy

Putting a leash on your new puppy for the first time

Putting a leash on an excited new puppy usually starts a chewing frenzy including rolling on the ground. Everything just short of a temper tantrum, especially if you hold the leash taut with no slack for the puppy.

A young puppy (under 12 weeks old) will have no idea what this rope around the neck is all about, and will understandably freak out. Leash training a puppy this young is not required as they will usually not venture far by themselves.