Puppy’s first trip to the vet

[adsense-three] As soon as possible after bringing your new puppy home, you’ll want to visit your veterinarian. Most breeders and rescue groups require an immediate veterinary exam in order for any health guarantees to be valid. You also want to make sure your new puppy is happy and healthy, and it’s the perfect time to … Read more

Choosing a dog collar

[adsense-three] A quick visit to the pet supply store will reveal a vast array of choices in collars. With so many sizes, materials, and colors, how do you choose a dog collar that’s right for your pet? What follows is a list of the types of collars and their uses, how to properly size a … Read more

What is the puppy aptitude test?

The puppy aptitude test was created by Joachim and Wendy Volhard as a way to test behavioral tendencies and predict what a puppy will be like as an adult. During the test, various exercises are done with the puppy to determine the following…

Adopting a dog from the newspaper

[adsense-three] In addition to responsible breeders and animal shelters, there are private owners looking to find good homes for their dogs. If you decide to adopt a dog from a classified ad, there are two things to consider. First, owners will sell their dog because it has health or behavioral problems. Second, the owner may … Read more

Plastic crates

[adsense-three] If you’re in the market for a dog crate, you’ll have to decide which type of crate is best for your dog, plastic or wire. What follows are the pros and cons of a plastic dog crate. Depending on your dog’s size and type of coat and what conveniences you’d like in a crate, … Read more