Rating: 4 out of 5 paws There may be times when you need to restrict your dog from having access to certain areas of their body that they would like to lick or chew, such as when they are recovering from a surgery or have skin irritations. Typically in these situations veterinarians will recommend that you utilize an Elizabethan collar, also known as an e-collar, for your dog. Unfortunately the ... Read more
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(copyright 1996, 137 pages) Find on Amazon Nancy Baer and Steve Duno As the title suggests, the information in this book centers around the concept of pack structure and leadership. This book is extremely relevant for all dog owners-owners of large and small dogs, dogs who are fearful, anxious, aggressive, and dominant. Like "Latchkey Dog," this book draws a distinction between obedience ... Read more
...and what you can do instead. Lots of well-meaning people plan on giving a puppy as a Christmas gift. Most often, it happens within the nuclear family unit, possibly after months of lobbying by a child. If you’re not sure if your family is ready for a dog, but you’re feeling the pressure to bring a dog or puppy into your home, or you’re simply considering a companion for yourself but aren’t sure ... Read more
Delving into the world of dog boots turned out to be more complex than we initially imagined. There are countless styles, manufacturers, and vendors. There's form or function to consider. There are detailed instructions about how to measure your dog's feet, no-return policies, and Youtube videos to watch. In our first round of product testing and review, we did not find the ultimate dog boot; ... Read more
When you invite a guest into your home, there are some key pieces of information you share with them probably without even thinking about it: “Please remove your shoes,” or “I’ll take your coat,” “…bathroom’s down the hall,” “Beer can go in the fridge,” “Everyone else is out back, you can just head out through the kitchen…” It’s also important you provide your new dog with information upon his ... Read more
This time of year our thoughts turn to colder temps and snow, gift-giving, and of course, food. Food has become more than a basic necessity; it actually plays a vital role in the emotional lives of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. There are government agencies devoted to its oversight (well, somewhat). It has different speeds: it’s either “fast food” or “slow cooked.” People’s ... Read more