New Puppy Basics
New puppies are like a blank slate. You get the chance to introduce almost everything to them for the first time. This means that you get the opportunity to make every first experience a positive one, and make both your lives easy from the start. Arm yourself with some tasty treats and all your patience and read on!
Saying Goodbye To Your Dog
The loss of a pet is a truly tragic, heartbreaking, and unparalleled experience. We look to our pets for support, comfort, camaraderie, affection, and love that knows no bounds. So what do you do when it is time to let your best furry friend go?
Puppy Proofing Your Home
One of the most important things you can do for your new dog is make sure that your home is as safe as possible. We would all like to think that we can be attentive to Rover at all times and we’ll be able to keep him out of trouble. The truth, however, is that Rover can sneak off and get into something dangerous before we even notice he’s gone.
Naming Your Dog
There’s more to naming a new dog than one might think. One must consider the different environments in which the dog will be spending time, the dog’s traits and your personality, the ease of use of a particular name; and if a rescue, what the dog’s name was before and what kind of circumstance he’s coming from.
Help! I Lost My Dog
Loosing your dog is a stressful and deeply upsetting circumstance. However, if you follow the right steps, and make sure you cover all your options, chances are you'll have your beloved, furry friend back in no time.
Going to the Vet
The vet is the first place you should take your new dog or puppy after you bring him home. It is completely normal for dogs to be reluctant or even a little fearful when faced with new places and new people. This is especially true regarding places like the groomer or vet, because of all the sensory input.
Emergencies & Your Dog
Picture this—you’re relaxing on your couch with your pooch after dinner, watching TV, and your favorite sitcom is interrupted by an emergency announcement. Your town is suddenly, and without warning, being evacuated. What do you do? Where will you go? What’s the plan?
Choosing the Right Breed
Whether the kids finally wore you down, or you’ve finally moved into a pet-friendly home; whether you’ve recently lost your beloved best furry friend, or you’re out on your own for the first time and want a four-legged companion, choosing the breed of dog that’s right for you is an important decision, and is not to be taken lightly.
Dog's Basic Needs
All dogs are different. Each breed of dog, and even individuals within each breed, has specific quirks, needs, and habits. However, there are several basic needs that are consistent among all dogs. If you are not prepared to cater to these needs, you should take some time to think about whether or not you are ready for a dog.
Are You Ready for a Dog?
Thinking about getting a dog? Wonderful! Dogs offer a level of affection, companionship, and love that is unparalleled. However, a dog will truly change your life. You will lose sleep, possessions will be destroyed, you will have messes to clean up and your patience will be tested over and over again.