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The History of Beagle Dogs

Beagles look like miniature English Foxhounds. According to "Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds" (D. Caroline Colie, Ph.D, 2005, 2nd edition), the beagle is the far older of the two breeds and may have been one of the breeds responsible for the creation of foxhounds. Beagles are known for their friendliness

Behavior Problems With Your Dog

As dog parents it is our responsibility to correct behavior problems. Behavior problems with your dog are not training issues but discipline ones.

Home Remedies for Dogs With Mange

Mange is a skin condition caused by mites infesting your dog's coat. Sarcoptic mange causes excessive itching, hair loss and crusty formations because of the dog's excessive scratching. Demodectic mange, also known as red mange, is not as serious as sarcoptic nerve, but it can be highly contagious a

How to Housebreak an Adult Labrador Retriever

Labrador retrievers are medium-sized, high-energy dogs. They make excellent pets for families or for individuals with moderate to high activity levels. The properly trained and socialized Labrador puppy learns rules about living indoors, including where it is supposed to eliminate. However, some res

How to Care for Dry Dog Skin in the Winter

Dogs are especially prone to dry skin during the winter. However, dry skin on your dog may not necessarily be caused by cold weather. Your dog may be suffering from lack of proper nutrition, parasites or skin infections. If your dog's dry skin problems don't clear up by following the treatments for

How to Relieve Hip Pain in Dogs

You will know your dog is experiencing hip pain when he doesn't want to jump up anymore or if he tends to get slower during outdoor exercise. Sometimes the dog will squeal when trying to get up, since the pain will increase in the attempt to get up after laying down awhile. His joints, particularly

How to Buy a Toy For a Puppy

Buy several kinds of puppy toys so you can change them when your puppy destroys them. Find out what your puppy likes to chew. If you don`t provide your dog with chewing toys he will eventually start chewing furniture and shoes.

The Basic Principles of House Breaking Your New Puppy

Planning to have a pup is a big decision. This requires of you to make some major changes in your routine. First of all, when you have made the decision to have the pup, you need to decide where is the designated area he or she will be allowed to stay.

Essential Canine Vaccinations

No doubt about it - vaccinations are very important for your pet dogs. Not only does it protect your dog from certain diseases but it also protects the members of the household from canine-born illnesses, parasites and pests.

Potty Train Puppies Now

The best way to potty train puppies is to create a routine. Dog's are creature of habit and will adjust quickly when given a structured environment. Try to keep the potty training experience positive, don't scold puppy for mistakes or accidents, they don't know right from wrong yet, i

How to Make a Pet Hammock for a Dog

A hammock is one style of dog bed that can be easy to set up, clean and move around as needed. Unlike a hammock for a person, one for a dog needs to be almost as wide as it is long. It also needs to be supported from all four corners, as most dogs do not like the rocking motion of traditional hammoc

How to House Train a Dog in an Apartment

Potty training principles are relatively the same amongst dog breeds living in similar areas. There are many myths involved with potty training--such as small dogs can't be potty trained or to rub your dog's nose in their messes--that are simply not true. However, potty training in an apartment does

Checklist for New Puppy Owners

Be prepared before you bring home your new puppy.puppy image by Du...?an Zidar from Fotolia.comNew puppies need a lot of things, so it's always best to be prepared before you bring your new furry companion home. Some are absolute necessities, such as shots, while others are just for fun....

How to Find a Dog Size Crate

Dog crates are useful tools when potty training a puppy or dog. Crates can also prevent dogs from chewing on forbidden items, such as shoes or furniture, when left alone. Choosing the correct size crate is essential to your dog's well-being. A too-small crate can make your dog feel cramped and claus

Cocker Spaniel - 12 Easy Doggie Recipes

12 Easy Doggie Recipes sure to be a favorite with your Cocker Spaniel or pet. Give them a try and you'll discover that they are easy to make. Your pup will love them and you can rest assured that you are providing healthy homemade products.

How to Take Care of a Lab Puppy

The Labrador is a popular breed of dog, loved for its generous nature and fun-loving attitude. Bred in Newfoundland as a working dog to assist fishermen, the Labrador was later trained in England to retrieve game. While these dogs are a pleasure to have around as pets, their boundless energy needs t

Why Every Dog Owner Should Have A Dog Fence

This is an article telling the good points to having a dog fence. It is very informative and will help you decide why you should get a dog fence around your yard if you have a dog.

A Short History of the Designer Dog Collar

The designer dog collar seems like a relatively new concept in these style-conscious times we live in. However, the fact is that they date back as far as the Egyptian period in 3000 BC, where collars have been found with beautifully and elaborately designed patterns emblazoned upon them. Initially,