Separation anxiety is something that takes a lot of first-time dog owners by surprise. It will often lead to whining as your dog feels afraid. As sociable creatures by nature, dogs do not enjoy being left alone at any point – but with the appropriate training, they can be taught […]
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One of my favorite things about working from home is that I don’t have to leave my dog alone for long periods of time. It’s been a true gift, especially during his bout of separation anxiety as a puppy. But what if you’re not so fortunate?
Owning a dog seems like a non-stop party of fun to an outsider looking in. After all, what’s not to love? It’s a constant stream of amusement, companionship, protection, and affection. This much is all true, but as any pooch parent will tell you, raising a dog to be happy, healthy and independent is also a whole lot of work. One of the things that takes a great many first-time dog adopters by surprise is separation anxiety, in which their hounds lose all reason every time they’re left alone.
In this article, we’ll talk all about why dogs mark their territory, when it becomes a problem, and how to stop indoor urine marking.
We typically think only male dogs mark territory, but you may not realize that female dogs also mark territory. Here talk about female dogs marking territory, how to know if your female dog is marking territory, and more!
This article explores the Impact Crate options. Are these high-end kennels right for you and your dog? Check out our full review to find out all the pros and cons!
What are the essentials for taking your dog on a road trip? We’ve put together a checklist with all of the essentials, plus some tips for planning your trip and keeping your dog safe along the way.
Dogs love to dig! Unfortunately, they sometimes dig up our beautiful lawns and flowers. Here are our top tips to stop your dog from digging.
Some people think crates are abusive and cruel, but this idea stems from seeing crates used improperly. When used correctly, crates are a safe and comfortable retreat for dogs.
Ah, diarrhea – the dark side of pet ownership. Every pooch parent will have experienced an explosion from their pet’s behind at some time or another, and it’s familiar for many different reasons. Doggy diarrhea isn’t just messy though – it’s also potentially worrying and dangerous, as it could point […]
Dogs are never more vulnerable than while they are sleeping, and sharing your bed is a sign that you are part of the pack. What about those little accidents that may happen, though? Why is your dog peeing on the bed – and are they doing it on purpose? This […]
Owners often find that dogs are restless and pace about when they want your urgent attention. If your dog is unsettled and won’t lie down, then you’ll know better than anyone if this is completely out of character for your pet. So, is constant pacing ‘normal’ behavior for your dog?
What Size Carrier Will I Need for a French Bulldog? Find out Everything You need to know right here.
The fact of the matter is that you have to work to put food on the table (and in your dog’s bowl too). It’s totally natural to feel a little bit of guilt about leaving your dog home alone for most of the day.
Dogs lick things—it’s a natural behavior for them. But what if your dog has started licking the floor suddenly and you can’t get them to stop? Licking doesn’t typically become a problem until it becomes constant or obsessive. If you can’t distract your dog from licking the ground, that’s a […]
Top Ten Dog Breeds for Apartments. Find out which dog breed you should never keep in an apartment, and which ones you should. Read our Guide before you Choose your next Dog.
Our pets do many things that are confusing to humans. It can be difficult for us to understand their language and know why they make certain noises or behave in strange ways. One thing many people wonder about is why their dog sleeps with their head on their neck. There […]
There’s nothing like a dog to keep you company, whether you’re lounging on the couch or jogging around the block. But they require time and attention, too. How do you know if you’re too busy to adopt a dog?
Living with a dog in an apartment can be ruff if you’re inexperienced! Luckily, we have all the tips and tricks to make things easier for you and your furry friend—and your neighbors.
Airline travel for dogs is best avoided, but if you have to bring your pup along, having them in the cabin with you is second best!
While crates can keep dogs from being destructive, they can get harmed while trying to get out of the crate. This is why proper preparation and training is essential, especially when you want to prevent most of the issues mentioned here.
Living in upstairs apartments can be tricky, especially if you’re worried about upsetting the neighbors downstairs. Can it even be done with a dog?
Do you spend hours dreaming about owning a dog? Maybe you stop to pet every good boy you see on the street? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Barking dogs put stress on themselves and the neighbors. You simply can’t leave your dog at home barking all day. But why do dogs bark when left home alone, and how can you stop it from happening?
Leaving a Dog at Home While You’re at Work – Everything You Need to Know to Keep Them Com-fur-table!
It can be very difficult to ignore the puppy-dog eyes your pup gives you as you walk out the door. Sometimes I feel guilty leaving even just for a quick trip to the grocery store! How do working dog owners do it?
The only thing better than traveling the world is doing so with a furry friend! But bringing your pets along in your travels can pose challenges when you begin to consider logistics and safety. If you’re traveling in an RV, is it safe to leave pets inside?
Apartment dog? Yes! Greyhounds are excellent apartment dogs because they only require short bursts of exercise. They aren’t prone to excessive barking and shed very little.
It’s exciting bringing a new dog home, especially if you’ve rescued one. We have all kinds of dreams and ideas of what it will be like when we get home, how the dog is going to be with the people in our lives, with other dogs, in the home. Often times, especially in the beginning, the reality is very different from our hopes.
Some people are lucky and their dogs never see the inside of an operating room. For those of us whose beloved family members do end up there, it’s important to know what the risks and potential side effects are, how to take care of your dog when they get home, and how to minimize the risks before they go in for surgery.
Mental stimulation is vital to their emotional and physical wellbeing too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking your dog to formal agility classes or playing fetch indoors on a miserable rainy day, the time you spend with your dog will bring you both so many rewards.
Dogs experience mood changes just as humans do, but on a less intense scale. Environment changes, lack of attention, and their owner’s demeanor can all cause a pup to experience temporary bouts of negative emotions like sadness or depression.
Pet owners know that dogs can sleep almost anywhere. It’s an impressive ability and one that any human insomniac will envy. As long as you’re not asking why your dog is sleeping more than usual and fretting about a possible health problem, then watching a canine snooze is one of […]
It’s a common belief that making eye contact is a vital part of human communication and body language, but can the same be said for dogs? What does it mean if your canine is reluctant to exchange eye contact? The truth is, dogs view eye contact slightly differently to people. […]
Dogs offer unconditional love to just about everybody they meet. Whenever a familiar face walks through the front door, you can bet your life that Fido will go bounding over, preparing to smother this new arrival with licks and tail wags. That’s great for the ego of the recipient. Unfortunately, […]
Many dog experts believe that sleeping arrangements are an occasion where humans and dogs should keep their lives separate. That’s not necessarily a popular opinion, though. According to Psychology Today, almost half of all dog owners share their bed with their dog. Where you fall in this great divide is […]
Walkies serve many purposes for dogs. On the one hand, it’s a chance to get out in nature, stretch their legs and enjoy all the wonderful, smells that the great outdoors has to offer a canine’s sensitive nose. Also, it’s an opportunity to empty their bladder.
No dog enjoys the experience of visiting the vet. You can hardly blame your poor pet for this; their experience tells them to associate a trip to the dog doctor will result in a wide variety of prods, pokes and possibly worse. All the same, part of being a responsible […]
Almost all dogs hate having their nails trimmed. It results in sheer terror and physical protests. Often, a dog’s aversion to nail trims stems from a traumatic and painful experience when they were young. It’s hugely important to ensure that there are no scary occurrences during the puppy years, as […]
Few dogs are as distinctive as the Jack Russell, with these mischievous little dogs capturing hearts wherever they go. This breed is instantly recognizable due to their short and squat build and white fur – though they often also have brown markings across their coat. You likely want to take […]
Dogs love a good scratch, but what happens when your dog seems to grow a little too itchy? This suggests that your pet has a problem, potentially in the form of an allergy or a skin condition. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your dog is chasing its tail? This could also […]
It’s no secret that dogs are loving, sociable animals. They seem to have an endless capacity for affection within their hearts, and that means that they take no pleasure from being left alone with their thoughts.
An outbreak of hives on your dog can be a pretty scary experience. Not only will it leave you worried that Fido will be rejected by some of the shallower canines in the park when his beautiful, unblemished skin and fur are coated with these unwelcome blemishes, but your cherished pet will also be in some discomfort.
The only thing more stressful than making a move with your family from the USA to Europe is moving internationally with pets! Arranging the shipping of your furniture, clothing and personal effects is one thing, but ensuring that your beloved best friend makes the journey with you safely is hugely important. […]
Dogs have a natural instinct to chew. Giving their gums a workout comes as naturally to dogs as breathing, which is why so many of your furry friend’s toys revolve around popping hard plastics in their mouths. Naturally, this means that we want our dogs to be happy and comfortable, […]
Dogs aren’t big fans of taking a long and relaxing soak in the bathtub, as anybody that has attempted to clean their canine will be well aware.This doesn’t mean that all dogs are mucky pups, however. The average hound will be perfectly content giving themselves a wash by licking every inch of their body that they can reach until we can’t stand the smell any longer and get them into the shower.
Everybody loves dogs (unless they don’t, in which case we’re suspicious of these individuals and question whether they cast a reflection in the mirror). There’s one thing about the average canine that anybody could do without, however – barking. A hound with an overactive voice box can be an annoyance […]
Dogs have a complicated relationship with water. Some hounds adore swimming and frolicking through a fountain, while others will race away as fast as their four legs will allow them. Most pooch parents will also be familiar with the horrors of bath time, with the reactions of our canine companions […]
Whether you go to work, out for a night, or you’re just running errands, it’s inevitable that your dog will have to spend some time alone at home. Keeping them busy during that time will make your dog happy and prevent them from becoming destructive. Consider where you keep your […]
Your pet is usually confident and assured, so why is your dog suddenly scared of something? Your dog might be worried all the time, or a specific issue is causing them to be frightened. While it’s normal for a dog to be startled when scared, these stressors should go away. […]
Choosing the best pet carrier for a dog that weighs up to 20 lbs might seem like a daunting task. That’s why you have to know what to look for when you’re performing your product search. Things to keep in mind when choosing a pet carrier for small dogs are their […]
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are popular dogs due to their size and loving nature. They are considered a ‘sporting toy’ dog. They are great family dogs and incredibly loyal companions. In fact, one of the most notable characteristics of this breed is that they are extremely dependent on companionship. So, […]
Toy poodles tend to get a reputation for being high-maintenance dogs. In reality, they are great family dogs that are athletic, smart, and lively. Because of their small size, they are easy to carry with you. So, it’s no surprise that you’re interested in the best pet carriers for toy […]
Crate training your dog has many benefits. Dogs are den animals by nature and can feel more comfortable in a crate, rather than being left to roam a big, open house. But, what happens when you have a dog that barks and whines? Dogs bark as a way of communicating. […]
As most Dachshund owners know, buying a dog carrier can sometimes be a daunting task. Because of their long body, you must be sure that it will have the right dimensions. There are a few dog carriers for Dachshunds that will give them the extra space that they need to […]
Just like with humans, some dogs are better flyers than others. So it’s important to know how to spot the signs that your dog might not have had a pleasant journey.
Naturally, some dogs do best when they have lots of room to run around in all day. But others are perfectly happy to curl up in a cozy apartment. Providing they get lots of opportunities for walks, of course!
Every dog has a unique personality, but some quirks seem to be fairly universal among our canine companions. All dogs love a good run around the great outdoors, most cannot resist the siren song of a squeaky toy or a ball that has been hurled across a park – and […]
Sometimes it’s much easier to use an over the shoulder pet carrier than a traditional one. You may have a hard time with regular pet crates because your dog or cat has arthritis, or find that the handles hurt your hands. When you use a shoulder bag, it not only makes it easier on […]