The Stigma Of Muzzle Wearing

Muzzle Wearing? Is it Good or Bad?

Following recent developments in Dog Law, it has become apparent of the surrounding stigma attached to dogs that are out and about and muzzled. In several countries in fact it is the Law to have your dog muzzled in various circumstances especially if they fit the ‘Pit Bull’ type Dog. One of the problems is that the type of dog required by Law to wear a muzzle is the type of dog that already has stigma attached to them because of Breed Specific Legislation. When people see these dogs with muzzles out for walks, they often feel intimidated or nervous … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Energetic Dogs

Energetic Dogs, Breeds and What to Consider

I am a firm believer that not every dog is for every human. And what I mean by that is, all dogs are different. They differ from dog to dog, and from breed to breed.   Humans are the same. We are all different. So while a high energy breed such as a Siberian Husky might be a good fit for one person, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a good breed for everyone. Today, I would like to focus more on the high energy breeds. I did some research, and compiled my own list of ‘top 10 most energetic … Continue reading

How the Use of Hand Signals Can Help Old Dogs

Hand Signals and Advantages it Can Do for Senior Dogs

More recently as I have been coming into contact with more and more dogs of a variety of ages and breeds, I am becoming increasingly more aware of the importance of using hand signals when you train ANY dog regardless of whether they can hear or not. My Dalmatian, Logan, is completely deaf and for training purposes I have to use hand signals. Some people with deaf dogs choose to use British Sign or American Sign Language when coming up with the different signals for the different cues and this does work well. However a lot of the time when … Continue reading

The Importance of Dog Breed Research

Breed of Dogs and the Importance of Considering Them

Many breeds of dogs have been selected for over many generations for a specific or series of traits. These traits would have served a specific purpose, probably for the breed’s original purpose for example retrieving or herding.   A lot of the time these traits have been bred for for so long that they become instinctive or innate to that particular breed. This means that even without training certain types of dog will exhibit certain types of behaviours. Problems can arise when potential owners don’t research the breed of dog that they are going to be housing. Take for example … Continue reading

How to Bring Your Pet With You on Your Next Vacation

Vacation and Travel: How to Bring Along Your Lovable Pet Dog

Everyone looks forward to vacation, but many pet parents worry about leaving their best friends behind. After all, having fun just isn’t the same without Fido by your side. Pets love vacation time just as much as we do; they get to sniff out new territories and meet new friends so they’re just as excited to tag along on the adventure. But if the thought of bringing Fido along on your next vacation sounds overwhelming, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. After today’s article, you’ll be ready to head out safely with your buddy anywhere. Before You Go 1. Get … Continue reading

Greyhound Fever! Everything You Need to Know About Greyhounds

Greyhound Breed: Personalities of Greyhounds

Did you know that April is adopt a Greyhound month? The Greyhound is a paw-tastic breed, and can make a wonderful addition to any home, they are gentle, intelligent and of course, beautiful. But what do we really know about them? I know that before doing research on the breed a few years back, I had always thought they were extremely high energy breeds. Boy, was I wrong! I don’t think I am alone in thinking that Greyhounds are high energy, and I believe that comes back to most people relating the greyhound to those races we hear so much … Continue reading

Want a Puppy for Christmas? Read This First!

Want a Puppy for Christmas Read This First

Ah! A new year is upon us! Everyone is cheerful and bright this time of year. We are ready to leap forward into the new year full of promise and adventure. Maybe you are considering jumping into that new year by getting a puppy for the holidays? Perhaps you saw a cute pup that needed a home for the holidays on a rescue group Facebook page or you have been surfing the internet for breeders of your favorite breed. But I have some advice for you today – Stop! Think about how this puppy will change your life! Puppies are … Continue reading

Which Breed Is Your Perfect Dog Walking Mate?

Breed of Dogs You Can Take to Walk

I love dogs and I love to walk. If you’re a dog parent, you probably feel the same way. By walking your dog regularly, both you and your dog will enjoy numerous health benefits. You’ll also help curb any behavioral problems your dog may exhibit and, of course, walking helps keep dogs slim and healthy while ensuring they remain mentally and physically stimulated. But, perhaps even more importantly, going for walks allow you to form an even deeper bond with your dog. Your dog learns to trust you and to follow your lead, and you enjoy the one-on-one time without … Continue reading

Mixed Breed vs. Purebred? Make Mine a Schnoodle!

Schnoodle Dog Breed Mixed Breed

When it comes to canine behavior there are no absolutes. While certain qualities are often associated with particular breeds, the truth is that ultimately behavior is breed independent — well, sort of. As an example, in general Labs love the water. But I guarantee you that I can show you Labs that are terrified of water. In the end, behavior is not determined solely by breed, even though breed does play a role. It’s the classic nature versus nurture model where both genetics and environment combined determine behavior and either can override the other. That being said, we can generalize … Continue reading