Life with Dogs - Training + Tips
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Move over, Rover! 45% of dog parents report that their dog sleeps in bed with them. We’re also guessing that 45% of dog parents report that their dog is a bed hog. Read more dog facts (and pet parenthood tips and tricks) on Petfinder.
Did you know that dogs have different barks for different behaviors? Training your dog to stop “nuisance barking” starts with understanding what these different barks mean. Head to Petfinder.com to get the 411 on training your dog to stop problem barking.
Itching to get out of town? Why not bring your dog along on the adventure? Check out Petfinder’s tips to make travel with your pet fun, safe and memorable.
It may be cold outside but that doesn’t mean your dog wants to stay indoors. Get inspired to stay active and warm with Petfinder’s cold weather guide. From indoor games to outdoor safety tips, Petfinder wants to make sure you’re ready to take on winter together.
There are more than a dozen separate muscles that control a dog’s ear movements. No wonder their ears are so expressive! Get your fill of fun dog facts on Petfinder.com.
It’s a myth that dogs only see black & white. In fact, it’s believed they see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow & various shades of gray.
When dogs get hot, they work hard to cool down. A panting dog can take 300-400 breaths (compared to their regular 30-40) with very little effort.
Chewing is a healthy, normal puppy behavior when it isn't destructive. Puppies chew to release energy and teethe. Correcting problem chewing often comes down to preventing unwanted chewing while encouraging your puppy to chew appropriate puppy toys.
When you’re ready to welcome a puppy home, Puppy Chow has you covered with Puppyhood, a one-stop shop to raise your puppy right. Tour the neighborhood and get the 411 on the first year of life with your puppy.
Biting or nipping is normal behavior for your puppy, but it should be stopped as soon as possible. Train your little guy or girl that biting is bad by ignoring, going limp and saying “ouch” when they begin biting you.
Fun dog fact: Dalmatian puppies are born completely white and develop spots as they get older.
It’s a fact of life: puppies bite. Prevent this normal behavior from turning into a full-grown problem by training your pup to play in a gentle way. Nip it in the bud by being consistent with praise and rewards.
Never leave your dog in a car - even if you crack or roll down the windows. Heat is deadly for dogs, and opening a window won’t change the temperature inside.
Border Collies are born herders who are happiest playing games that keep them in charge. If you’re looking for a way to keep your Collie or other herding dog entertained for hours, invest in a boomer ball.
Play is essential for dogs’ mental and physical well-being, and is an important way for them to communicate with other animals and people. Games like tug, fetch and chase all speak to pups’ natural urges and stimulate their minds.
Want to keep your Maltese happy? These little pups love nothing more than learning tricks. Trick training is equally as fun for dogs and their families. Plus, it’s a great party trick.
Have a pet who won’t stop eating grass? VetStreet explains that your cat or dog might nibble on grass to satisfy nutritional cravings. Track your pet’s behavior carefully if you sense a pattern or are concerned, you may want to call your veterinarian.
If your furry friends are constantly wreaking havoc when you’re gone, provide them with some stimulating entertainment to keep them away from other fun things … like your shoes.
The mild days of spring and early summer are the ideal time to bring your dog on an excursion with you. When the weather heats up, always opt to keep your dog at home, where he or she can stay safe and cool.
Beagles are hunters at heart, and love to play games that offer a challenge to their searching skills. Keep these curious pups entertained and engaged by hiding treats & toys around the house.
Chewing is a necessary, natural and normal dog behavior, but that doesn’t mean fido can chew on your things. Find objects that your dog likes to chew on (toys, appropriate sized bones) and praise your dog every time he chooses the correct objects.
Road trips are fun, but if you’re taking your dog, make sure you’re prepared. Plan to make pit stops every 2-3 hours and never, under any circumstances, leave your dog alone in the car.
Like every dog breed, Pit Bulls aren’t for everyone, but they are sweet, gentle pets when given the chance. Before bringing a Pit Bull home with you, ask yourself these five important questions.
Centuries ago, most dogs had specific jobs based on their breed. These days, we’re lucky to enjoy dogs for companionship and fun, but we can learn how to better play with pups from their hardworking roots.
If your dog cowers at the sound of thunder, the best thing to do is to distract him. Many dogs are afraid of thunder simply because they do not understand what it is. Show your pup some love & don’t overreact to the storm and they will be just fine.