Caring for your dog’s grooming needs should be part of your regular tasks as a responsible pet owner. While you could take your dog to the groomers or the pet salon, there is a feeling of satisfaction that comes from grooming your pet dog yourself. Besides, you’re bound to save a whole lot of money by doing so. Prettifying your dog is easy with the right tools and a few basic guidelines. When it comes to trimming your dog’s fur or “hairstyling” for dog shows, however, it is still best to leave the shears and clippers with the professionals. For some basic everyday grooming,Read More →

Photo via washingtonpost.com Dog lovers will surely be familiar with dog beauty contests.  You might even have gone to several of these contests already.  It’s really fun to see dogs of various breeds showcase what they can do.  You can expect to see the best in these dogs during these contests.  Participating in these contests can even be more fun for you.  Break out from the spectator seats and get on stage with your pet dog.  You can start by finding out if there are any kennel clubs or dog associations in your area.  These groups often host dog beauty contests. Once you find aRead More →

  Your diet is not the only thing that you are supposed to watch. You are also supposed to pay attention to what you are feeding your dog. There is such a thing as dog obesity too. While it could be tempting to give him all those treats and to keep his food bowl filled with his kibbles all day long, you have to rethink this practice. You might be giving your doggie more food than he actually needs. The first thing for you to do to check if your dog is obese is to take him to a vet for weighing and physical examination.Read More →

  Bringing home a pet dog and making him part of your family is a big responsibility. Even with the least delicate breeds, there are care needs that you have to be aware of. You also have to think about training your dog. This is the part that most pet owners find most challenging. While dogs are known to be intelligent creatures, it takes time, attention, and proper techniques in order to train them to at least behave the way you want them to whether at home or in other places. Before you even bring your new pet home, you need to prepare to trainRead More →

  There are times when you are faced with the dilemma of deciding whether or not to re-home your dog. This often happens when a family or pet owner is moving to another home and it is not possible to take their dogs along with them. There are also times when pet owners just do not feel like they are capable of taking care of their dogs. Before you decide on putting up your dog for adoption by another family, there are a number of things that you need to think about first. If your dog has been with you for a long time, youRead More →

  People who have large dogs often have the same problem – not enough space inside the house. Big dogs need bigger space not just for lounging but also for moving around and doing their daily routine. Even if you have a large home, it is not advisable to keep your large dog inside especially if you have small children too. Some households without kids may permit their large pets inside the house especially if there is enough space for everyone. However, for practicality and for everyone’s safety, many families decide to get their furry pals large doghouses that can be set up outside theRead More →

  It’s easy to miss the letters that spell “Google” on the railroad tracks of this doodle but not the message of loyalty conveyed by the scraggly dog holding on to his master’s hat. The story of the Akita Dog that remained faithful to his owner even after death is truly remarkable that it became a legend in Japan. Hachiko’s loyalty has been honored in his country in so many ways. In 1934 a bronze statue created by famed Japanese artist Ando Teru and placed at the Shibuya Station where Hachiko waited for his friend and master, Professor Ueno. Hachiko passed away about a yearRead More →

There are dogs that are cute, there are those that are elegant and there are dogs that are…handsome. I think of an Akita Inu as the latter and as a proud, laid back breed. Its broad, fox-like head which are always looking up shows how confident they are. Thus goes for their pointy ears as though they are very keen. They have curled up tails that adds cuteness and somehow a contrast to their exuding a strong personality.  Akita Inus seldom bark, they are very friendly and playful, especially in the snow. Though they don’t warm up easily to strangers…you will definitely find them charming…Read More →

Studies have shown that owning a pet comes with health benefits for both kids and adults at home. Caring for pets helps reduce stress and anxiety, provides companionship, boosts immunity for allergies (though I’m still too afraid to risk…having an asthmatic kid), and gives a regular dose of physical activity through play. One of the most popular, and probably the best, pet that you can have for the family is a dog. These four legged furry pals are intelligent, loyal, and playful. All these come with a unique personality which makes it easy for people to adore them. Allowing kids to have their own petRead More →