Doggone Times

April 22, 2016

Tips for dealing with pet loss: A personal experience (Part II)

Many people who have never lost a pet who is part of a family don’t understand how hard it can get. There is a misconception that since the pet is an animal, the grief should be less intense. So here’s what you can do to cope.
April 19, 2016

Tips for dealing with pet loss: A personal experience (Part I)

Patty. That was the name of our first dog. He came to us by accident or should I say by surprise. A friend had to travel at a very untimely period-his dog was pregnant and was due in a few weeks. My husband being a vet had taken care of many dogs in the past and so he accepted the responsibility and our friend knew his dog was in safe hands.
April 17, 2016

Is a Dog Right For You?

Deciding to enjoy the company of a loyal canine companion is a big undertaking that, although thrilling, shouldn’t be made in haste or without considering the numerous responsibilities that ownership will bring. To be clear, many loving owners dive right into the adoption (or purchase) process and never look back; however, others experience clouded judgement as a result of the aforementioned initial excitement, and soon enough find that a dog isn’t right for them.
April 15, 2016

How to Make your Puppy Love her Bath

So you’ve finally decided that it’s time for your puppy to have her first bath since birth. Or maybe you are giving the puppy you just brought home her first bath to welcome her home and get her accustomed to taking baths from your tub. Whichever the case, you are on the right track because the best time to train a dog to love baths is when she is a puppy.
April 13, 2016

How to Introduce Dogs to Each Other

Dogs have been widely considered to be the best possible pet for some time (sorry, cats!), and while most everyone possesses some basic knowledge of the furry friends—what they like to do and eat, for example—there are still quite a few facts and points about canines that many are unfamiliar with. Let’s take a look at ten interesting facts about dogs!
April 2, 2016

Chew Toy–Training–Chewtoyaholism

Once your dog has become a chewtoyaholic and has not had a chewing mishap for at least three months, you may increase your puppy's playroom to two rooms. For each subsequent month without a mistake your puppy may gain access to another room, until eventually he enjoys free run of the entire house and garden when left at home alone.