Michelle Schenker

House Training An Older Dog

Dog sleeping on side (caption: House Training An Older Dog)

Bringing home an adult dog is an unusually large undertaking for any family. Whether this is your first or fiftieth dog coming into your home, there are a few things that you should always keep in mind. A unique and unexpected challenge that we often see in rescue cases is the necessity of house training an older dog…

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Dog Obedience Tips: Patience Is Key

Girl with Dog Jumping

One of the most frustrating aspects of bringing a new dog home is teaching obedience. Obedience training can include a wide variety of skills including housebreaking, not biting, listening and responding to your commands, and more. While the variety of commands you may desire to teach may differ, teaching obedience will ensure a well-behaved dog who understands basic commands and what is expected from it. Using these dog obedience tips will help get your relationship with your pup off on the right paw…

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Bringing A Puppy Home: Your Complete Guide

Young male carrying a smiling puppy that's glancing back at the camera over this shoulder (caption: Bringing Home A New Puppy)

There are many things to think about when you look at bringing a new puppy into your family. From how to pick out the right puppy to what you will need to prepare for your puppy’s arrival, there is so much to plan for! The planning doesn’t stop after your newest family member comes home either. The life of a new puppy owner is almost as hectic as the life of a new parent. Fortunately for a puppy owner, the baby phase is much shorter and much less expensive than having a human child.

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To Pinch Or Not To Pinch Collar?

Pinch Collar

The pinch collar, also known as the prong collar, is a metal collar that is comprised of various links which can be expanded or shortened by removing or adding an additional link. Each of the links in the collar has a set of metal prongs which set against a dog’s skin…

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Is Turkey Bad For Dogs? (The Truth)

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It’s tempting to slip Fido a piece of Thanksgiving turkey or lunch meat, but could turkey be harming your dog? Which state is feeding its dogs the most turkey? Learn the answers along with some alternatives (and a yummy turkey treat recipe to make with Thanksgiving leftovers)…

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Martingale Collar vs Choke Collar

Martingale Collar

Martingale collars are designed specifically for dogs with heads that are smaller than their necks. These collars gently tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin. It is typically worn by greyhounds, whippets, Italian greyhounds, salukis, borzoi and wolfhounds.

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Dog Allergy Symptoms: 5 Common Types & Treatments

Dog skin with reddness (Caption: Dog Allergy Symptoms)

If you have ever suffered from allergy symptoms, you know how miserable they can make you feel. The world is foggy, your brain is dull, your eyes and skin itch incessantly, your sinuses are like a dripping faucet and you are tired and lethargic. In a word, allergies make you feel miserable. Dog allergy symptoms are very similar, and they can feel miserable too.

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What Can Dogs Not Eat? Lists Of Safe & Toxic Foods For Your Dog: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Human Food, Fish, Meat, Bones, Etc.

Dog and cat at open fridge (caption: Foods Not To Feed Your Dog)

Dogs aren’t pick eaters by any stretch of the imagination. However, this doesn’t mean that everything that they eat is good for them. As a dog parent, you should know how certain foods affect your dog. Be aware of which foods are unsafe for your dog, so you can keep them safe. We help you by giving you lists of foods dogs can’t eat and some they can eat safely.

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What To Give A Dog For Upset Stomach: Remedies To Settle A Sick Tummy

Dog laying on sofa sick (Caption: Tips To Cure A Dog's Upset Stomach)

Does your dog have an upset stomach? Normally dogs will eat grass to clean out their system. This is the natural method to cure your dog’s sick tummy. However, this won’t always do the trick. In fact, your dog may not even feel like eating grass. So, here are some additional tips to help cure your dog’s upset tummy.

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