Barking can be modified without the use of aversive methods or equipment once the cause of the behavior is understood. Here’s what you can do to get your dog to bark less.
Prying open a dog’s mouth and shoving a pill down their throat can be dangerous. Let’s focus on less intimidating and more compassionate methods.
Many dogs leap at the opportunity for new adventures, but for some dogs travel can be stressful. Before including your dog in your vacation plans, here are a few considerations.
Bringing your dog in the elevator may be a stressful situation for them. Here are some tips to make your dog feel more comfortable.
Previously vets weren’t recommending puppies to be neutered before six months of age, but in recent years this is shifting. The best age to neuter a dog is going to mostly be based on the dog’s breed and size.
Creating engagement does not magically happen overnight. It’s a process that requires work and time. Here are tips to get you on your way!
Spaying puppies sometimes as young as 7 weeks has become increasingly common in shelters and with rescues. But how soon is too soon to spay a dog?
Integrating a new dog into a household with an existing dog can be tricky, but most dogs successfully ease into the transition if given the right kind of guidance from the start.
Dog tattoos are one way that many memorialize a beloved dog after they pass, but they can also be a fun way to permanently mark the relationship you have with your dog while they are still alive.
If your dog coughs after drinking water, let’s examine three potential health issues that could be at play and what to do about each.
Dog shoes may sound like a silly idea or just an accessory, but depending on your climate and the activities your dog does, wearing shoes can help protect sensitive paws.
Why do female dogs hump? Female dog humping is a common behavior. Male or female dogs might grind on toys, legs and other dogs for a few different reasons.
Dealing with a fearful dog is a challenge. Here are six great tips on how to cope with a nervous dog from a dog mom who parents a truly scared dog.
Cherry eye in dogs affects the tear gland in the third eyelid, and it should be treated early to prevent long-term eye problems.
You might find puppies offered free at an adoption event, by a friend or on the Internet, but are free puppies really, truly free? Let’s take a closer look.
Why do dogs howl? It starts with wolf ancestry, but there are many reasons why dogs howl. Let’s review some of the reasons for a dog howling right here.
Dognapping is on the rise — don’t let your dog be the next victim. Here’s how to protect against dog theft, and what to do if someone steals your dog.
Bad dog breath isn’t normal — it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Try these home remedies for bad dog breath to turn those puppy kisses from smelly to sweet.
Coconut oil for a dog’s itchy skin? Here’s how it cleared up one dog’s skin condition, thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil for dogs has a myriad of other uses as well. It also tastes great, and we’ve got a dog-treat recipe to prove it!
Dog winter coats are cute, but do dogs need coats or sweaters? Let’s discuss which dog breeds should wear coats in the winter and how to choose one.
Can dogs take ibuprofen? And what should you do next if your dog ate ibuprofen? Here’s what to know about ibuprofen and dogs.
Can dogs eat nuts? Can dogs eat almonds, peanuts, pistachios and other nuts? Here’s why the the answers aren’t as simple as you think.
Jan. 19 is National Popcorn Day. Is it safe to share the snack with our dog friends?
Why is my dog dragging his butt on the floor? Here’s how to treat dog scooting, a common problem that is caused by anal gland discomfort. Learn how you can help your dog’s anal glands and decrease butt scooting.
Dr. Marty Becker offers tips for keeping your pup warm and safe during the cold winter months.
Is your dog biting, gnawing or chewing at the base of her tail? Allergies, injury, infection and stress are among the causes of dog tail biting or tail chewing.
There’s a party or vacation, and your dog’s invited! Now what?
Let’s explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
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