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How to Train a Timid Puppy

How to Train a Timid Puppy

Timid puppies hide, will tuck their tails between their legs, urinate and not engage in playful behavior like bolder puppies. Puppies can become timid for a variety of reasons, including abuse or a traumatic experience. According to "DogTown" trainer Jon Garcia, timid dogs are most likely to be euth
How To Stop a Dog From Biting

How To Stop a Dog From Biting

Dogs are a pretty active species. They play a lot and their play can get pretty rough. The last thing we want, though, is for our dogs to be so rough they scare or even hurt friends or family when they visit. So, if your dog has a habit of wrapping his mouth around people's hands or nipping the
The Itchy Dog: is it an Allergy?

The Itchy Dog: is it an Allergy?

Scratching is a very common symptom in dogs, and you as an owner should aim to nip it in the bud early before self trauma causes secondary injuries to your dog. However, before wondering whether your dog could have an allergy, you must rule out the common parasitic (fleas and mites), bacterial (hot
How to House Train a Golden Retriever Puppy

How to House Train a Golden Retriever Puppy

Golden retrievers are popular pets because of their expressive faces, warm family disposition and loyalty. Proper training is important for retriever puppies to get them accustomed to living in their new home. Housebreaking a retriever requires patience, consistency and practice, and should begin wh
How Do Dogs Communicate?

How Do Dogs Communicate?

The organic secretions (urine, feces, sexual secretions and perianal gland, saliva) contain chemical substances which give a series of information to the other dogs (if it is a male or a female, if the female is in heat and so on). The secretions of the perianal glands require an explanation (becaus
Natural Cures for Bladder Control in Dogs

Natural Cures for Bladder Control in Dogs

Leaking urine is a common problem seen in spayed female dogs. Low estrogen levels cause a weak bladder sphincter. The sphincter does not fully close, causing drops of urine to leak. Recent studies indicate incontinence may afflict 20 percent of spayed female dogs. Other causes of bladder control pro
How to Help Your Dog Get Over His Fear of Strangers

How to Help Your Dog Get Over His Fear of Strangers

Dogs may develop a fear of strangers due to a lack of early socialization or genetic factors that cause them to be skittish. It can be difficult to completely eliminate a dog's fear of strangers, but there are a number of things you can do to ease a dog's fear and anxiety.
Aggressive Dog Behavior Towards Other People - How to Deal With It

Aggressive Dog Behavior Towards Other People - How to Deal With It

If your dog is aggressive to other people it could lead to a nasty legal situation. Now is the time to take immediate action and train your dog. After following these tips, if you still have not dealt with the problem, you should enlist the services of a professional dog trainer.
Dog Obedience - Training Your Puppy Part 2

Dog Obedience - Training Your Puppy Part 2

In the previous part of this article series, we discussed about the fundamental issue of training your puppy - house training. What I did not mention in that previous part was the use of "patented" techniques to train your dog - the two most popular house training methods being hitting the
About Taking Care of Puppies & Dogs

About Taking Care of Puppies & Dogs

Canines are often described as "man's best friend." Dogs and puppies provide us with affection, love and companionship. In turn, we are responsible for their care and upkeep. Making sure your dog or puppy is happy and healthy is of utmost importance. Relatively easy in theory and a bit difficult in
Help for Mucus Coated Stool in Dogs

Help for Mucus Coated Stool in Dogs

Mucus in your dog's stool is an indication that there is a serious problem in the intestinal system. It can be caused by an infestation of parasites, a virus, or a simple irritation of the bowel called colitis. Your veterinarian will be able to determine if your dog has worms and needs a de-wormer o
The Pug is Well Described by the Phrase "A Big Dog in a Little Dog Body"

The Pug is Well Described by the Phrase "A Big Dog in a Little Dog Body"

The Pug is well described by the phrase "a big dog in a little dog body." They are known for their even-tempers, playful personalities, and their outgoing, loving dispositions. They readily adapt to all situations.
Learn How to Wash Your Dog

Learn How to Wash Your Dog

How many times have you wondered how and especially when the dog should be washed? This article guides you and gives you some essential tips.
Stop Dog Sneezing Before it Becomes a More Dangerous Issue

Stop Dog Sneezing Before it Becomes a More Dangerous Issue

If you typed "stop dog sneezing" or some variation into a search engine, then chances are your dog has been sneezing for a while. If your dog won't stop sneezing you should take action quickly to prevent the affliction progressing into pneumonia or some other more dangerous sickness.
Dealing With Ticks on Dogs

Dealing With Ticks on Dogs

Always seek advice from a Vet at the earliest opportunity if you think your Dog is suffering from Ticks. This Article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace expert medical specialism. Ticks normally thrive bushy and grassy areas, which is probably why they tend to thrive in y
Dog Care: How to Care for Your Pit Bull's Feet

Dog Care: How to Care for Your Pit Bull's Feet

If you want to keep your Pit Bull terrier in top health, it is very important that you stay on top of things.Your dogs diet, exercise, and mental stimulation are all vital aspects to having a healthy, happy Pit Bull Terrier.
Why Dogs Chew on Wood

Why Dogs Chew on Wood

If you returned home to find your dog has decimated your coffee table in your absence, you may wonder what prompted your otherwise well-behaved pet to behave in such a way. There are several reasons why a dog may chew wood, depending on the age and temperament of your pet. It may also suffer an eati
Handmade Leather Dog Collars

Handmade Leather Dog Collars

As a dog owner, you want the best for your loyal canine companion. After all, he or she is another member of the family and is treated as such. Your dog is allowed to sleep on all the furniture (this includes the bed) and he or she may even get to partake in a few special food treats now and again.
New Puppy Care

New Puppy Care

Getting a new puppy into a family home is a big decision that should come with a lot of considerations. This is because new puppy care is not all that easy and it involves everyone in the household.
Why Dog Cystitis Supplements Are A Treatment Option Worth Considering

Why Dog Cystitis Supplements Are A Treatment Option Worth Considering

While some people would want you to believe dog cystitis supplements are the best solution in each and every instance it simply is not the case. This is particularly true when the bacterial infection has spread to the kidneys or is in its advanced stages. On the other hand...