Once you have chosen and picked up a new puppy from a shelter, the biggest hurdle is right ahead of you. You're bringing an excitable little dog into new surroundings, and that's not always easy to manage! However, as you've bought your new puppy, there's no going back now, and it's time for some new introductions. You want your puppy to settle in as best you can, and it's essential that your home needs to be a relaxing place for your puppy to move into. What you need the most is some guidance … [Read more...] about Gentle Introductions: It’s Time for a New Puppy!
Pets Are Family Too
Our pets - whether they have fins, fur, feathers or scales - are integral parts of the family. They make us smile when we're down, they give love unconditionally, and they depend on us to remain healthy, safe and secure.
Many people wish that their dogs would live as long as them, but inevitably, all dogs will reach their senior years. When this happens can vary from breed to breed, and even from dog to dog. Some dogs will be classed as seniors at 7 years old, while others might not be senior for a while longer. You will notice changes in your dog when they reach the senior stage of their life. They’ll likely slow down a little. Their appetite and even food tastes may change. You might need to put them on a … [Read more...] about 11 Things to Remember When Your Dog Reaches Their Senior Years
Dogs are usually amiable, love-to-play and highly-spirited animals as they love to spend time with the owners be it on a walk, play in an open field or just relaxed with them but sometimes, this is not the case. Just like all other living beings, dogs also get angry and hostile and can attack others. In such a situation, calming your pet down is the most crucial thing as it will respond to your body language, every gesture and voice pitch. Over the years, there have been several methods being … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Ways to Calm an Angry Dog
Training your dog is a job every owner must learn to do because, without proper training, your pet's behavior and attitude could cause harm to himself or your family members, especially children. No matter how domesticated he or she may be, your dog needs training. Over the years, several myths have developed regarding the proper way to train your dog. They are either based on old research, studies or created by people who just listen to stories from others. These myths have greatly impacted … [Read more...] about 5 Dog Training Myths You Should Know
If you feel preparing for a baby was hard enough, imagine the stress when you have to prepare your household for a new dog! It's one of the most exciting events for any family, but there's a lot of planning and preparation that goes into it. So, with that in mind, what are the essentials you need to make sure that everybody is prepared? The Right Supplies There are so many different little things that you need. But the most important is the waste cleaning ones. Not just in terms of plastic … [Read more...] about The Newest Member: Preparing Your Family For A New Dog
Making decisions that are going to impact the family requires a lot of thought and planning. It is so important to make sure you are focused on doing the best you can for the family, and making decisions that are going to help you improve family life. One of the biggest decisions you can make is deciding to get a family pet, and this is something that will have a massive impact on family life. There are a lot of things to consider if you want this done, and it is really important that you do as … [Read more...] about Essentials to Consider When You Want to Get a Family Pet
Dog is man's best friend, according to the old saying, and however you choose to cut it, we've been sharing our lives with our canine companions for a very long time indeed. Owning a dog is, for many people, one of the greatest sources of joy in life, and many people feel that their childhoods were deeply enriched by having a dog to cuddle, run around the garden with, and throw a stick for. These days, websites such as Pride and Prejudoodles reviews make it easier than ever before to identify … [Read more...] about 3 Things a Dog Can Teach You About Life
Keeping your dog fit and healthy is important to pet owners who understand the connection between their dog’s activity levels and their best overall health. Just like with a Fitbit for a human, there are now several different activity trackers made especially for dogs. They’re an excellent way to determine how much your dog moves around and gets small bursts of exercise; not just long walks in the park or playing fetch. Activity trackers are different to GPS trackers for dogs, which are also … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Pet Fit, Active and Healthy
As if your family life wasn’t challenging enough, having to remember sports kits, after school activities and to walk the dog, let alone the basics of having everyone fed and clean – now you want to introduce a second pet into the scenario. The family dog is going to have make way for the new kid in town, in the form of a small, cute but excitable puppy. In this blog, we take a look at how you can integrate more than one pet into your household and how to ready existing animals for the arrival … [Read more...] about Introducing a New Dog To the Family Pet
When you think of owning a pet, you probably imagine the friendly face of your companion waiting for you to come back after work, the cuddles in the morning, the loving presence that saves you from loneliness. But you may not be thinking of pet ownership in terms of how it will affect your household. However, pet owners know that keeping a clean and tidy house when you’ve got a dog or a cat is a challenge of every day! If you’re considering adopting your first pet, you need to prepare yourself … [Read more...] about Does Having A Pet Mean Compromising On Cleanliness?
There’s nothing more rewarding than owning a dog of your own, but it’s important to remember that these adorable balls of fur are living creatures with emotions and needs too. A lot of responsibility comes with getting a puppy or even a fully grown and pre-trained canine. There’s a reason as to why people say that a dog isn’t just for Christmas; plenty of people rush into getting a pet, and they soon realise that it was a demanding task which required their long-term love and support. Dogs … [Read more...] about Advice to Ensure That Life With Your New Dog Isn’t a Fight
What To Do When Your Family Unit Is "Too Busy" To Look After Your Pet While there are so many benefits to owning a pet, sometimes, the pet themselves won't feel these benefits. It seems that now, life is so busy, that's if your dog is lucky enough to go for a walk in the morning every day, they should count their lucky stars. Even school kids have many extracurricular activities, meaning that they are supremely busy also. So, if your whole family is too busy to look after a pet, what's the best … [Read more...] about When the Family Is Too Busy to Look After The Pet