Collie’s are considered one of the more popular big breeds of dogs specially made famous due to the movie Lassie, and they have been valued over the years for being exceptional herding and guard dogs.
Socializing is an important determinate of health. People who spend time with friends live longer, are healthier, and cope better when adjusting to change. FitBark recognizes how maintaining social connections protects human health and that of their dogs while promoting longevity.
Boxers are considered as high energy dog breed as they were originally bred for hunting and they can go on playing for quite a while with everyone in the family and still be ready for a walk.
Irish Setters are delightful Dogs with amazing personalities. Yet, do they make great family canines? How would they do on the property? This article will investigate the delightful Irish Setter dog breed
You want to have a pup that will play nice with the whole family, especially your children. Now begins the tedious task of going over the different breeds that will be a good match for your household. In this blog, we will be going over 5 amazing reasons that a Bernese Mountain dog is right for you
Originating in China, the Pug was a true lap dog for royalty. Eventually making it's way to Europe and the United States this breed as found it's way into the common family home, where they are comforting, easy companions for children of all ages.
Since these dogs are so intelligent, they can also get bored easily and can cause mischief. Make sure the dog gets adequate daily exercise and switch up the walks with jogs and short sprints. Turn the urban play ground into an agility course for this curious hunter to thrive!
Dog dehydration is a major challenge for most owners to understand as a lot of us believe that something as basic as drinking enough water would not need any monitoring.
Diabetes from a dog's perspective: "I was so thirsty all the time. By the time I went to the doggy doctor, I was emaciated, obviously malnourished and dehydrated and I really had a constant urgency to pee! I was feeling really terrible". How paw-parents feel get supported managing complex dog health
PICA is defined by the eating of non-food items such as cardboard, fabric, wood, paper, dirt and even rocks. Weimaraners are compulsive eaters that tend to be particularly prone to PICA. Find out how to support your PICA dog.
Recently, a large study was done that looked at predicting dogs who were most likely to get CCD. Finally, we have some answers... As more research on dog health becomes available our best friend's longevity will improve. We have some control to prevent, or at least delay illness processes.
You are ready to invest in a dog activity monitor. There are lots on the market and it's hard to tell what's the best bang-for-your-buck! Let me show you how FitBark 2 gives you the most value.
It’s human nature to think that new toys for a new dog who may have had a troubled past would be soothing and fun. However, the reality is that many of these dogs have never played before. And playing comes from socialization and experience. Explore my tips to get a dog to play!
Seizures can have many different ways of presenting. Seizures are scary. The medical reality is that seizures are the most common neurological disorder affecting dogs in the United States.
It can be stressful to watch your child struggle at school early on. It can also be frustrating to have your child diagnosed with dyslexia later in life when, as a parent, you suspected literacy and other academic challenges early on. Our daughter is dyslexic: Here is our story.
Brussel Griffons are recommended for families with older children. These dogs are easily trainable and love the challenge of learning something new. They have been noted to have “human like eyes”, a trait many Brussel Griffon owners find endearing.
Although, it is easily contagious between dogs even before symptoms are evident. Dogs may start to show signs and symptoms of kennel cough 2-14 days after inhaling infectious particles. They may not make a full recovery for 3 week or longer.
I asked parents who self identified as mothers and those who self-identified as fathers to answer "yes" or "no" to whether or not they felt parenting was a "job".
Many people lock their dog up to go to work, that can add up to 8 hours a day or more! Countries like Europe have actually made crate training illegal. Many dog owners do not realize there are other alternatives to crate training. They hear about dog walkers and dog daycare and worry about the cost.
The professionals work with the dogs everyday. The dogs get regular care, food, water and outside time. Everyday. In a few weeks the dog’s start to transform. They lose their fear of people, they gain social skills, they are re-integrated and ready to be a domesticated dog.
As a dog owner, you know your dog's behavior best. In some cases you may be wondering? Can my pooch feel sad or depressed? The answer is yes, there are circumstances when a dog may exhibit signs of depression. As their owner, would you know what depression looks like in your dog?
Medically trained dogs have given humans capabilities they would not otherwise have. Now, during times of a global pandemic, these specialized dogs can assist us with rapid, accurate and non-invasive COVID detection.
Even though they chose crate training, this dog does most of his destruction when the family is away during the day. He has chewed his way through kennels and destroyed clothing, shoes and furniture all the while he is free and unattended. When the family returns, they find a hyperactive dog awaitin
You may have noticed your dog chomping on the fresh green lawn. You feed your dog 2-3 times and day, plus the occasional treats – so why is this happening? Sometimes it's simple enjoyment. Otherwise, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are commonly not part of generic dog foods. Neither are probiotics...
This craft books contains several beautifully illustrated, kid-friendly pages with step-by-step instructions for each type of craft. The back of the book is about ½ an inch thick and is a built-in, storage area for all the supplies that are included in the set.
Bulldogs are a popular small breed dog with lots of wrinkles and a short snout! They tend to hobble low to the ground and are well recognized as a generic family dog. Find out what it takes to care for one of these adorable dogs and learn how they may be perfect for your family.
Feed your dog the best way possible, all these nutritional choices get complicated and not everyone has the time to cook each dog meal with fresh ingredients. Use human cooking herbs to spice up a dog’s meal, no matter what kind of dog food you are using and create your own nutritional punch!
If you are looking for a high-energy medium to large breed family dog, the Weimaraner may be a great fit for your family. The breed has been popular in the past because of their elusive taupe colored coat and light eyes. This breed has also found popularity in art, due to their motivation to work
Silver Labradors became a sudden fad in spring 2020 in North America. Spot the subtle differences and learn fact from myths. Learn some dog genetics and vote on your favorite breeds! Maybe you'll decide a silver lab is right for you!
This original article was submitted in 2015 in response to a contest about senior pets on a platform called Squidoo (which doesn't exist anymore). The article won. Rather then this short historic summary be lost, I'd rather share it with all of you.
Making the decision to put your dog down is never easy. It is permanent, so taking your time is the best approach. It is better to deliberate over the decision for too long, than to put your dog down before you are ready. This is our experience.
Fun-loving medium size family dog, finally getting the recognition they deserve. They have been family dogs for years, but now rank high on listing of best dog breeds for families in 2020.
Have you ever been in a situation that surprised you with your dog? Did you think your dog might have been jealous? But than you started wondering, does a dog even feel jealousy? Read on to find out!
This is a very popular breed for families because the breed is very gentle, intelligent and easy to train.
Adolescents growing up with a family dog experience some advantages over their same-aged peers. Adolescences is a time of rapid neuronal and synaptic growth, the brain is becoming more specialized in life - preparing for adulthood. Family dogs help built resilience.
You probably thought your dog sees as well as you do?! Did you know dogs do not rely on sight as much as we do? Dog's other senses, such as hearing and sense of smell are far more valuable to them than sight. Since I am still curious, thought I would show you how your dog sees the world
As an adult, you should be proud to know - all that science you found hard in school is actually much easier now! Here's an easy solid and liquid experiment you can teach your children like a professional. All you need is some water and ice cubes.
So your children want a dog... You think it’s a good idea. But you worry about the cost of dog ownership, the responsibility and the investment value. What else will dog owning do during childhood development to make all this worth it!
Probiotics promote digestive health for your whole family, including your dog. Find out signs and symptoms that indicate your dog can benefit from probiotics. Also learn the benefits of probiotics for children and adults and tips for administering probiotics to babies and children.
Want to know what signs are signs of love from your dog? Sometimes interpreting obvious signs of dog affection can conflict with what us humans think is affection. It's hard to understand why your fuzzy buddy chews your shoes to say "I love you".
Ever wondered about the intense focus and unique relationship between a guide dog and the owner? Here's how guide dogs work with their owner to help someone who is visually impaired. Do you know the facts or the myths?
As an owner of a large breed aging dog, I have observed that Titan's hind legs are becoming weaker and he is no longer has the steady gait he once did. I worried that the symptoms were progressing and learned there is a diagnosis and predictable path for aging dogs who have this condition.
Having a family dog while your child grows up provides benefits to your developing child socially and psychologically. Read on to find out exactly how.
When it rains and you have to take the dog out - you find yourself wondering "do I have too?", this article is a great read! Learn why walking in the rain is actually valuable for your dog's development at any age.
Having better weather in summer time usually gets people and their dogs outside more often. But where you walk your dog can enhance their social development at any age! Read on to see how the top ranked summer dog spots help your fuzzy buddy build brains!
Many families want to know how to pick a dog that is a perfect fit them. A less common breed is gaining popularity - the Beagle. This wonderful breed deserves a warm place in the family pack.
This post was meant to be written while Titan was still with us, 6 months ago, after his second- to-last veterinarian checkup. However, as fate would have it, life got in the way and I am only able to put my thoughts and experience in to writing now. Ironically, as I have reflected over the last...
Having a senior dog presents the owners with many challenges. In many ways, the owner needs to accommodate to the “new normal” as the dog gets put on medications for health issues, he or she may change in physical appearance and ability, and he or she may experience incontinence challenges.
Learn what to do when your older dog has recurring urinary tract infections.
It is obvious that family dogs provide companionship for children and parents; but their role is much more involved than some think, and even more discrete.
Think a professional dog trainer will solve all your dog's misbehaviour? Did you know that your dog's behaviour is a result of your body language ques your dog is picking up on and your inner most feelings? Unless you are experienced with dogs you may be sending the wrong messages unintentionally.
If you're considering a Miniature Schnauzer for your family check out this hub to learn about the dog's personality, exercise needs, grooming requirements and much more!
Find ways to keep your dog entertained this winter. Try these new games and see what you think! Keep your dog's mind fit well self-isolating or just looking for fun things to do. Vote on the games to let others know what they should try
Considering a Bichon Frise for your family but concerned about about how the dog will fit with your children? Read on to see if the Bichon Frise is the best fit for your family. Discover everything from Bichon Frise character, breed history, grooming requirements and health promotion.
Wow! People actually still put barrels of brandy around their St Bernard's neck in modern times to honor the breeds tradition. St Bernard's are a large breed, attentive, gentle, family dogs. They are known for helping people, and are thought of as care-givers.
Remember the classic story of Peter Pan? Well, the Darling children where cared for by a Newfoundland dog named, Nana. Discover a breed with a great reputation of caring for children.
The Keeshond is a medium sized breed that originated in Europe. The dog was bred for companionship. The breed is also known as Keeshonden, and they are very playful. These dogs are known for their intelligence and energy. They are quick...
Questions about the effect of Halloween excitement on your dog? Read on to learn about what the night is like for a dog
UPDATED: Includes COVID Travel Policies. Traveling with your dog can be fun and exciting if you are both prepared. Consider how you plan to travel well ahead of time. Plane, train, boat, or vehicle, or a combination of transportation methods. Many dogs experience high anxiety and stress...
What is a “Mutt”? A mutt is a dog that is not a purebred. A purebred dog is a dog whose parents were both the same specific breed. In contrast, a mutt may have parents from two different breeds or parents who were already a mix of many...