One of the fickle things about dog training is that everyone seems to have their own methods. That doesn’t necessarily one is better than the other, it just means that the individual may have had more success with one method with more dogs. For a new dog owner or even a seasoned one, figuring out how to train your dog can be a difficult choice. After all, not all dogs respond the same to certain methods. With that in mind, here the more popular dog training methods. While many variances exist, they can typically fall into one of these methods. … Continue reading
When it comes to socializing your dog, the best and pretty much only way to get your dog used to another dog, is to actually do it. There is no substitute for the real deal so you should use every opportunity you can to introduce your puppy or adult dog to different situations. Socializing your dog shouldn’t just be limited to other dogs. The best dog experience you can have, is confidently knowing that your dog is comfortable no matter what the situation is.
However, to get there, you’ll need to take some puppy steps. … Continue reading
Having a nervous dog can be quite the nerveracking experience. It is often a stressful situation that many dog owners aren’t fully equipped to deal with. Luckily there are a number of ways to calm a nervous dog. … Continue reading
No dog owner wants to leave their pet behind. So whether the family is going on vacation or you are leaving for a business trip, there tends to be at least a small amount of guilt felt. This is especially true for dogs who are scared of being boarded. While some dogs will adapt effortlessly to the kennel life, others might be absolutely terrified and stressed with the situation. If you have a dog in the latter group, here are some tips. … Continue reading
It is becoming quite common to hear that a coyote attack has occurred in Southern California. It would seem that they are getting more aggressive and have pushed more into urbanized areas than in past decades. Obviously this means it might not be uncommon to see one prowling your neighborhood. There is plenty of food in neighborhoods for coyotes which draws them to your households.
For dog owners, this is a huge concern. Whether you have a small or large dog, the notion of a coyote or pack of coyotes attacking your family pet is terrifying. Follow these tips to protect your dog and household from coyotes. … Continue reading
Traveling is a big part of a lot of people’s lives. Dogs also happen to big a part of a lot of people’s lives too. The unfortunate truth is that a lot of traveling and owning a dog don’t always mesh too well. It can be incredibly challenging to travel with your dog especially if you are going overseas or travel via plane a lot. In fact, plane travel continues to prove dangerous for a lot of dogs if they can’t fit under your seat and are put in the cargo hold.
So if you are considering adding a dog to your family and you travel a lot, seriously consider the implications before doing so. For those of you that already own dogs and travel a lot, here are some tips. … Continue reading
One of the beautiful things about San Diego, besides the weather, beach, food, nightlife, and daylife, is the abundance of dogs. Owners take their dogs for strolls on a daily basis and overall the city is very receptive to them. A lot of shops are dog friendly, there are a handful of dog beaches, and many restaurants will accommodate your dog if you sit on the patio. With all of that said, the county of San Diego does have some laws regarding the restraint of your dog. … Continue reading
Living in San Diego is a beautiful thing. The weather is perfect, the city has a bustling day and nightlife, and it is very dog-friendly. Strolling around the city with your pup is a great way to get your dog exercise and acquainted with a lot of stimulation that is good for it.
Even if you want to spend a day at the beach, San Diego can accommodate your dog. It is important to note that not every beach is dog-friendly. Some allow dogs, some don’t, while others may have hourly restrictions. Your best bet, is to check out a beach that is designated as a dog-beach. Just do yourself and your fellow dog-lovers a favor, and pick up after your dog. … Continue reading
Most dog owners are used to providing water for their dogs through their faucets inside or the hose outside. However, a large portion of those dog owners probably don’t drink from the faucet or hose themselves. They prefer bottled water or water that has been through a filter such as a Brita. It makes you wonder if the tap and hose water you are giving your dog is safe. … Continue reading
For most people, leaving your dog in someone else’s hands can be a stressful situation. You’re not quite sure how your dog will get along without you. Well, the good news is that your dog will probably be just fine. The vast majority of dogs will actually welcome this opportunity to socializing with different people and dogs.
One of the things you want to make sure of, however, is that you provide the kennel with the food that you want your dog consuming. As a dog owner, you want your dog to be eating the food it needs for its health. This means not taking any chances with what you are serving your dog. … Continue reading