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The American Pitbull Terrier is Truly Mans Best Friend

The American pitbull terrier is truly mans best friend. Yes, there has been bad press associated with these dogs, but what you need to remember is that bad attitude and a mean disposition is something that ANY dog is taught. It does not come naturally.

Dog Bandana Instructions

Dog bandanas are a form of expression for both a dog and his owner. A bandana is easy to make and can be used for a festive occasion, following a theme like July 4 or Christmas, or used for just any day of the week.

Shih Tzu Rescues - A Special Way to Gain a Pet!

When looking to adopt a Shih Tzu pet, please don't overlook the option of Shih Tzu rescues! If you are an animal lover and have some special care and time to give, this is such a special way to get a pet. Just picture a sweet little Shih Tzu doggie spending nights in a cold cage or even in some

Human Grade Dog Food - A Raw Diet Alternative

Most dog owners would be horrified to know what is in most commercial dog foods. The tainted dog food scare of 2007 sent worried dog food owners to the internet to learn about alternatives to grocery and pet store dog foods.

Yorkiepoo Information

The yorkiepoo is a type of “designer dog,” a term referring to a mixed-breed pup that has been bred for certain characteristics. Designer dogs have a two-breed lineage, one of which is often a poodle. The poodle is a popular choice primarily because of its hypoallergenic properties ̵

Choosing the Right Dog Shampoo and Conditioner

With a variety of different brands available at the pet store, choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your dog can seem like an arduous task. However, it's not that complicated. You may want to spend a little more money on dog shampoos and conditioner than you would on your own shampoo

Video: How to Keep a Dog From Ripping Furniture

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Caryl Wolff. I am a dog trainer and dog behavior consultant in Los Angeles, with Doggie Manners. Your life is hectic enough, you don¡¯t have to spend a lot of time training your dog. What we¡¯re going to talk about today is how to keep your dog from...

How to Use a Dog Obedience Shock Collar

If you are having difficulties training your dog, the use of an obedience shock collar may be your best option. Shock collars emit a small electrical shock to discourage inappropriate behavior in dogs. According to the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point website, the shock these collars give is si

Grooming Your Dog

Grooming can be fun for both you and your dog. Really!

Livestock Guardian Dogs - A Courageous and Lonely Breed of Dog

Courageous, brave, the Livestock Guardian Dogs have survived wars across the years, but the breeds have bred true. As a former breeder of pet dogs, I cannot but feel torn for the puppies of the world who must undergo such rigorous training. Take a look at them. They are big, cuddly dogs, but they ca

Dog Breed Differences - Choosing the Right Dog For You

Getting a dog is an exciting time, but it is important to choose the right breed for you, your family and your lifestyle. Dogs have been bred for over10000 years, so each breed has its own characteristics, abilities and behaviours as well as having unique looks. If you are getting your first dog for

How to Give a Pig a Shot

Pigs as young as 6 weeks old can receive vaccines to protect them from common diseases like swine fever, aujeszky's disease, and foot-and-mouth disease. The majority of vaccines are administered by subcutaneous injection, which means that it's underneath the skin but over the muscle. Intramuscular i

The Maltese Dog Breed

The Maltese is a toy dog used exclusively as a companion. It is only 8 to 10 inches at the shoulder and tips the scales at 6 to 9 pounds. The Maltese is usually pure white, although some cream or ivory coats may occur. The long coat has no undercoat and the Maltese is considered to be hypoallergenic

Your Dog - Nutrition and Health Care

There is no reason in having the company of a dog, or any other pet for that matter, if it is sick or suffering. Cruelty towards animals is no less serious than cruelty towards a human being.

Beagle Barking - Stop It!

Beagle barking is a common behavior problem that many owners agree on. Beagles are smart dogs with hunting instincts. If the barking is driving you or your neighbor crazy, it's time to correct the issue.

Fido and Your Insurance Company

Being a responsible pet owner is important for the safety and welfare of the public, as well as your own peace of mind and financial liability. Making sure your insurance is proper and in order will help to avoid terrible consequences in case Fido decides to take a bite out of a friend, or a foe.

How to Look for a Toy or Teacup Yorkie

The Yorkshire Terrier, affectionately known to breed enthusiasts as the Yorkie, is a very small breed of dog. Yorkies are popular because of their petite or "toy" size and their puppy-like appearance. The American Kennel Club specifies that all Yorkies must weigh less than seven pounds as adults. Al