Doggone Times

December 10, 2016

How to Stop Excessive Licking in Dogs

Dogs lick for different reasons and this behavior may or may not irritate you. If you mind the habit, then it becomes a behavior habit that needs to be curbed. First you need to check with your vet that the licking does not result from a health problem such as anal irritation. Check also to make sure it’s not a result of compulsion which would need the attention of a […]
December 2, 2016

Why Do Dogs Chew?

I have personally lost many items to my Labrador. I like hanging my sheets out to dry when the sun is out and I would occasionally find them on the ground with my lab lying comfortably on one side and happily chewing the other end. But why do dogs like chewing so much? Dogs chew to keep themselves entertained. When they are bored they resort to chewing as a form […]
November 24, 2016

Dogs Don’t Hold Grudges

I sometimes feel guilty after correcting my dogs. I dislike the way the dog sits in a corner, head down and without making eye contact. The look on her face says I shouldn’t have done what I just did, whether the correction includes shouting a ‘no’ or ‘stop ‘command or telling her to sit in a corner. The look makes me feel guilty, but then I remind myself I love […]
November 18, 2016

How to Stop Excessive Chewing in Dogs

Every dog owner has encountered a problem with chewing at one point in time. Although chewing is part of a dog’s nature, it can be destructive if the pet is chewing on your favorite couch or a new handbag. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect your belongings. If your dog chews things because she is bored, make sure you engage her with exercises to engage her and […]
November 11, 2016
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Preparations to Make Before Leaving Your Dog in a Boarding Kennel

Sometimes despite how much you love your dog, you have to part ways for a short while. For instance if you have to travel for business, it’s better to leave your dog in the hands of professionals trained and experienced to handle dogs in boarding kennels. This way, you can rest assured your pet is well taken care of. In addition, leaving the dog behind saves you the hassle of […]
November 3, 2016
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Dog Problems to Look Out for in Autumn

Fall brings with it a lot of pleasantries; crisp, cool air, to-die-for scenes along your hiking or running trails and an end to summer’s stifling heat. For moms with school age kids, it’s time for the children to go back to school and mom can spend some quality time alone in peace. For pet owners, it means you can now go for long walks with your pet without fear that […]