Naming Your Pedigreed Dog

Unlike some aspects of dog ownership, naming your dog is just plain fun! The pets themselves don't require much; they just need a pleasing dog name they can identify with when you give them commands. But if you plan to show a purebred dog in competitions, there?s a lot to consider when it's time to choose a dog name for your dog's American Kennel Club certificate. Let's start at the beginning.

Facts about Dog Agility

General information about dog agility and training equipment aids.

Evaluating Dog Breeders

It?s usually not a smart idea to buy the first dog you see from the first breeder you visit. The expertise of dog breeders is about as varied as the breeds of dogs themselves. By following a basic plan you will be able to find a healthy, happy dog.

American Saddlebred

The American Saddlebred is a breed of horse developed in the state of Kentucky. Today they are featured in many showring competitions, and they are also used for racing, parades, and hunting.

Disposal of Aquatic Plants and Animals

Too many times non native plants and animals are released into the wild either unintentionally or because the aquarist can no longer care for them.

History of the Yorkshire Terrier

Understanding today's Yorkshire Terrier means looking at this dog?s ancestry. There seems to be little disagreement about the way in which the modern Yorkshire Terrier came to be. Even though there are no records of the earliest relatives of the Yorkie it's widely believed that the breed is estimated to is just over 100 or so years old.

Clicks Instead Of 'Good Boy' For Dog Training

The first major improvement in dog training since choke chains and spiked collars, click and treat has quickly establishing itself in becoming a big hit in the world of dog training. Currently, there are over 10,000 trainers who are using this training method everyday.

Dog Aggression: Children and Their Pets

It's terrifying how common tales are of dogs savaging young children. You might think that it?s just Pit Bulls or certain breeds that do this kind of thing but it's common across all breeds. Children have the uncanny ability to make dogs angry without intending.

Your Cat's First Vet Visit

So you've got a new cat, and she needs a checkup. On your first vet visit, your vet will take the lead and give you some basic information, and probably will go through a fairly standard routine.

Crate Training Your American Pit Bull Terrier: Will It Help Your Dog?

Crate training is one of the most often misunderstood dog training techniques. Many questions often come up when discussing the topic of crate training such as: ?How can I use crate training to teach my dog to behave??, ?What are the pros and cons of crate training??, and ?Is crate training safe to use as part of my overall dog training program??

Designer Dog Bed Ideas

Different ideas when it comes to dog beds. There is no reason why a dog bed should be an eye sore in your home. There is a designer dog bed out there to fit into any decor in your home.

How To Train Your Puppy The Right Way ? Introducing Your Puppy To Your Home And Family

In some ways training a puppy is easier than training an adult or adolescent dog. One reason is that the puppy is essentially a ?blank slate?, untroubled by past training techniques and other issues. In other ways, however, the puppy can be more difficult to train than an older dog...

Fitting Memorial For Your Pet

To many loving pet owners losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. Many pets are loyal friends and companions and offer their owners unconditional love and comfort that is almost impossible to get from a human. Grieving for the loss of a friend or family member is expected and understood and yet many feel that they are not allowed to mourn when their pet passes on. Often they fear being ridiculed or mocked if they allow their distress to be visible and yet they can...

How To Keep Your Cat Or Kitten Amused For Hours

Cats and kittens love to play. Kittens especially love to play and sharing your life with them is so much more rewarding if you play with your cat. It?s really great fun even if you do pick up the occasional scratch and it?s important for your cat?s fitness and well being too.

Dog Training Basics ? It?s A Snap!

Okay so dog training basics, well there is a lot to say but I will attempt to keep it brief. During my recent research into training my dog I found some every interesting information about dog training.

Dog Sports For Every Breed

Engaging in sports is not only for humans. It is also well-loved by our best friend, the dog. Dog sports do not only make a dog's life fun, but healthy, as well. Here is a list of dog sports that you may want your dog to get involved into depending on his breed, of course.

Caring for Dogs with Hypoallergenic Conditions

Some dog breeds are more susceptible to allergies than others. This may be because of small nasal passages, allergic reactions to flea bites, irritable stomachs that make digesting food difficult, or they may be allergic to their own hair and dander.

The One Important Aspect You Must Differentiate In Order To Gain Respect From Your Dog

The basis of training any animal is winning its trust, confidence and respect. True training cannot begin until the animal has accepted you as its leader, respects you and entrusted you with his or her confidence.

Choosing A Responsible Breeder

It is an exciting time when you get to bring home a new puppy. He quickly becomes part of your family and you create a bond with lots of cuddling, trips outside and walks in the park. If buying from a breeder, you will want to be sure you choose a responsible breeder versus a backyard breeder (those who are only breeding for financial benefits).

Doggie Hygiene

Washing your dog is important, but not as important as some people think. Healthy dogs actually don?t need to be washed all that often, but humans prefer to bathe them so that they have a more pleasing smell and appearance. Doggie bath time is a good time to spend with the dog, however. Although most of them don?t like to be washed, they will appreciate the contact and attention that they receive from their owners during a bath. It is also a good time to perform some other ne...

Tips & Guide To Looking For A Good Dog Trainer

Dog training is definitely not rocket science and is easier than you would expect particularly if you can get help from a good dog training book or guide. It?s also certainly possible for almost any dog owners to train their dogs themselves provided they put in adequate amount of effort...


One of the most annoying things about pet dogs is their habit of answering to calls of nature almost anywhere they feel like it. Your bedroom rug, the drawing room sofa, your Persian carpet; everything seems as good a place as any for your little pup to go cool his bladders on.

The Cruel Fool - Gods Payback (Animal Cruelty)

Animals feel pain too. Think again before inflicting more pain on the weakest link. Abusers bullies/cowards you will find their victim/target a lot smaller. What are the chances of an abuser standing up to someone his /her own size.. Zilch

Cats & Dogs - Soul Mates?

What makes some dogs and cats love each other and others well...hate one another? This love story between a cat and a dog may not answer the question but it is very heartwarming!

Some Terrier Dogs That You Would Find Interesting

The personality of a lively child put into dog- this might be a good way of describing the general personality of terriers. But as it appears, that still would not justify their temperaments. These dogs came from the British Isles where they were first oriented to hunting fox, rat, otter and the likes over and under the ground. And as its name suggests, "terrier" came from the word "terra" which means,

My Dog Has Fleas!

Fleas are a problem for dogs and their owners alike. These tiny insects will live on the body of your dog, sucking the animal?s blood and laying eggs. The bites and presence of fleas will cause the dog to itch and if the dog happens to be allergic to fleas (the allergy is technically to the insects? saliva) it can experience extreme itching, loss of fur in some places, inflammation, and infections. Regardless of whether the dog has an allergy to flea saliva, infestations must...