Military working dogs (MWDs) are elite canines, responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives a year. They keep our military personnel safe by sniffing for explosives and drugs, acting as guard and protector and performing the duties of mascot, sentry and friend. The dogs that serve as MWDs
Electric dog fences are used to train dogs to stay within the boundaries allowed by their owner. It is an invisible system used to psychologically program the dog to know its limits without implementing a physical barrier. The systems are relatively cheaper than buying a physically unit to install a
When you bring your new puppy home, he's full of more than just licks and tail wags. Depending upon his health, his diet and his maturity, your dog may be able to go for a few hours without having an accident. Potty-training a dog isn't hard, but it does take patience and consistency. Developing a s
You may not notice weight gain until it becomes serious.small dog on rock image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.comAs your dog ages, its nutritional needs change. If you continue to feed the dog the same amount of food as it ages, often the dog will add weight slowly. You may not notice...
Barking is a dog's primary form of communication. It is not always appropriate in the human world, however, and the loud bark of your pet can be disruptive to both you and your neighbors. Still, barking is definitely a deterrent for unwanted intruders, and you want your dog to maintain that protecti
Pet owners should begin housetraining a puppy immediately upon arriving home. This is not a difficult task and should be handled in a positive manner. Setup a routine and stick with it. Dog's are creatures of habit and learn quickly with a routine. The use of a crate can help to speed up the pr
Bo is a Portuguese water dog, or Portie, and lives at the White House as part of President Obama's family. He is affectionately known as the First Dog. Because one of the president's daughters has problems with allergies, they sought a hypoallergenic breed of dog. A friend gifted them with
Boston terriers are cute but that cute face causes many health problems.boston terrier image by berdoulat jerome from Fotolia.comBoston terriers are one of the most popular dog breeds in America due to their small size, easy-to-care for short coat and friendly temperament. But they also...
The name of Jack Russell Terrier was recently officially changed to Parson Russell Terrier by the American Kennel Club. There are three coat varieties in a Parson Russell Terrier; smooth, semi-rough and rough coated. To be shown, the semi-rough and rough coated varieties need to have their hai
If you are thinking about getting your first puppy or have concerns about taking care of an ill or aged family dog, taking a canine CPR certification class may be a good idea. When pets become ill or injured, they may act unlike themselves because of fear or pain. Canine CPR classes will cover how t
Most families that have children will sooner or later have a pet. Also many adults who have grown up in a farm or in a house full of dogs will definitely get one. But having a dog is not like having an aquarium or a hamster. There is a lot of care and affection that needs to be given to the animal,
It is important to always keep your dog comfortable and healthy, especially during the harsh weather months.If you want your pet to stay comfortable all during the year you may opt to purchase a climate-controlled system for your dogs house.They can be ordered special to go with your dogs' hous
There is a dreadful substance inside your dogs butt thats aching to get out, and unless you rise to this disgusting challenge, consequences can be dire.
Dogs with a sensitivity to wheat should avoid it in all its forms, including wheat flours. When a dog with an intolerance to wheat eats something containing it, his entire body may itch or he may experience diarrhea. The problem with a lot of commercial dog treats is that they contain wheat flours.