Your new puppy: the first three months

Whatever the breed, all puppies develop in the same way; they pass through the same stages from infancy to maturity. Not only is it interesting for you to know about these stages, it is als...

Managing your puppy when she is in season

If your puppy hasn't been spayed, she'll come into season for the first time at around 5-8 months. Unless you want to breed, there's no benefit for a puppy to come into season and ma...

Why do dogs eat grass?

Your dog is a descendent of the mighty wolf, a noble hunter and confirmed carnivore. You feed him meals of the best possible quality, so why does he insist on eating grass? While no-one is en...

How to Handle Dogs That Dig

If your dog is slowly turning your garden into a cratered moonscape then try not to despair because dogs that dig are only doing what comes naturally. The first step you should take is to try ...

When chewing becomes destructive

Dogs use their mouths in much the same way we use our hands - as tools for exploring. This means they examine anything they find interesting by chewing and gnawing it. Unfortunately, with som...

People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremor...

Dogs and Babies

Should You Correct Your Dog for Aggressive Behaviour?

Obviously, it’s important that your dog learn to inhibit her aggressive behavior toward your child. Ho...

Dogs and Babies

Troubleshooting toddlers If Your Dog Is A Little Nervous About Your Toddler Some dogs are nervous about toddlers or even a bit afraid of them and go out of their way to avoid cont...

Dogs and Babies

Teach Your Child to Respect Your Dog

As your child develops, teach him to respect your dog’s body, safe zones and belongings. Always supervise interactions so that ...

Dogs and Babies

Teach Your Dog to Go to the Safe Zones

  • When you’ve decided where your dog’s safe zones will be, help her learn to use them.
  • Standing righ...