You really don’t need too many items to make sure that you’re ready to receive your puppy well at home. You just need to choose smart and know what the priorities are so that you won’t end up overspending. Hopefully, this 5 Essentials For An Affordable New Puppy Starter Pack will help you to stay within budget and allow you to be well-prepared.
How to Train Your Dog to Love His Crate A dog crate is similar to a small dog house which is typically made of plastic, metal, wire, or fabric. For a dog owner, a crate is an effective tool to train his pet. It makes housetraining easier for dogs or even for puppies. A crate is a safe place for your dog. He can play or rest in it. But, ...read the full article.
Crate Training, Dos and Don’ts 7 Dos and Don’ts On Crate Training Your Puppy Crate training, when done right, is a tool that can help your dog feel safe while also enabling you to teach her the house rules. Yay, everyone wins! It’s important to go through this process the right way, however (not to mention, armed with lots of patience!) So, with that in mind, here are 7 dos ...read the full article.
Children and Dogs At WiggleLess, we love walks on the beach, weekend BBQs and playing outdoors. Although my own girls have left the nest, I still notice little ones everywhere. Once school lets out, the kids hit the beaches and towns in our surrounding area wearing flip-flops and ready for Summer Fun! Along with families, comes DOGS. Big ones, little ones, and some in between. Of course, I am highly tuned-in ...read the full article.
How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need Every animal is unique, and so is your pet. Even with a busy schedule, you ought to create some time for them. Dogs need exercise as much as you do. Exercising ensures he maintains a healthy body, improves mental health, and takes out that extra energy. In addition, exercising your pet helps control his weight and is also a good way of relaxing ...read the full article.
Bad Habits Can Be Broken Bad behaviors in dogs are common, from something as small as chewing to more serious problems, such as excessive licking. In most cases, bad behaviors are simply bad habits and bad habits can be broken. Many pet parents see these behaviors but aren’t sure how or if they need to correct them. Although dogs must be dogs, there are some behaviors which need to curbed. ...read the full article.
Holiday Hazards for Dogs: We’ve all heard the horrors of little ones being in harm’s way, from minor tummy aches to more serious visits to the ER, due to unforeseen accidents. This year, let’s be mindful of our precious pups as we wrap our trees in tinsel and hang stockings on the mantel. Awareness of holiday hazards for dogs is a must when it comes to keeping our fur babies ...read the full article.
Animal Shelters National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is the second week in November, which made me think about the amazing work these organizations do. There are many misconceptions about what shelters provide to our communities and the incredible efforts the staff make to ensure these abandoned animals find loving homes. What do animal shelters do? An animal shelter or pound is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and ...read the full article.
CANINE FLU Flu, flu Go Away! This time of year we are focused on getting our own flu shots, preparing our medicine cabinets for the cold months ahead, digging out our hot water bottles and buying boxes of tissue, but what about our furry friends? Protecting your best friend from canine influenza can be daunting. Until 2004, when an equine influenza virus was detected in greyhounds, many people didn’t even ...read the full article.
EPILEPTIC DOGS Living with an Epileptic Dog Seizures are one of the more common neurologic problem in dogs. Owners are often emotionally distraught because of the violent and unpredictable nature of seizures. A seizure is the result of excessive electrical activity in the brain, and can manifest as abnormal behaviour (e.g. fly-biting, vocalization, running in circles, aggression) or uncoordinated motor activity (e.g. paddling of legs, muscle twitching, stiffening of muscles). ...read the full article.
Shedding Dogs To Shed or not to Shed? Your dog’s coat goes through various stages of growth. The anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen phases. You certainly know your dog’s hair is at the exogen phase when it falls out and you are constantly cleaning it up! But I bet you didn’t know about the other phases of growth… Anagen phase: new hair is growing Catagen phase: hair stops growing once it reaches its ...read the full article.