Doggone Times

May 21, 2016

Maintaining Peace in a Multiple Dog Household

Keeping peace in a multiple dog household becomes a challenge because of the way dogs live with each other. Dogs are pack animals,and within each pack there are levels where every dog fits; the alpha dog is the leader, the beta is second to the leader and the omega is at the bottom of the hierarchy.
May 13, 2016

Barking to the Beat: Dogs and Music

The other day, I noticed that whenever the radio was on - our dogs seem to be particularly quiet. Even Ginger doesn’t seem to want to bother Lulu like she usually does just for laughs(barks?) So I decided to research the topic and see if there is a relationship between the music and the calm dogs.
May 10, 2016

Dog Food Aggression

Dog food aggression is the behavior dogs exhibit when they feel their food is under threat of being snatched from them. This behavior can be exhibited towards humans or towards other dogs. The intensity of food aggression varies from one dog to another, and can worsen in the same dog.
May 8, 2016

How to Make Your Dog Toys Last Longer

Every dog in the world enjoys playing with some sort of toy, and thanks to the outstandingly devoted dog-toy manufacturing companies which populate the modern industry, canine companions have no shortage of innovative products have fun with. However, despite the variety of dog toys which are available for purchase today, as well as their inherent availability and affordability, it’s still difficult for many owners to keep-up with the toy demands of their furry friends.
May 6, 2016

3 Things You can Do to Prevent Over-reliance on Medication

As a pet parent, I respect medication. I have reverted to medication countless times, and my dogs have been saved countless times by medication. However, I am also aware that having any of my dogs overly relying on medication can be dangerous because the dog’s immune system might ‘forget’ how to fight disease on its own if it’s used to getting assisted every time. Instead of having to decide between administering medication and having my dog try to fight disease on its own, I have preferred to take the prevention route.
May 3, 2016

Tricks to Make your Dog Take the Medication

Many times when pets get sick, pet parents are not sure of the best way to administer the medication. The medication may be in the form of a liquid, a capsule, a chewable or a tablet. Luckily, you only have to worry about these types of medication and not shots, which are taken care of by the vet. The tricks in this article are meant for pills.