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 on how you can make sure that your new puppy … [Read more...] about Gentle Introductions: It’s Time for a New Puppy!
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 special diet, and even change the way you exercise … [Read more...] about 11 Things to Remember When Your Dog Reaches Their Senior Years
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 the dog training regime because people believe … [Read more...] about 5 Dog Training Myths You Should Know
When it comes to living life healthily, we tend to focus on diet and exercise alone. However, your home plays a significant part in improving your health too. You spend a lot of time in there, after all, so the environment is bound to have a big impact on you. We may consider our houses to be safe havens from the risks of the outside world, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are many mistakes that we can make with our homes which can turn them into unhealthy places to live, increasing the risk of sickness, allergies, and worse. Thankfully, … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Create a Healthier Home
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 bags or pooper scoopers, but it's worth investing in … [Read more...] about The Newest Member: Preparing Your Family For A New Dog