Category: Puppies

Choosing a Dog from a Breeder

If you are planning on purchasing a puppy, we strongly recommend you buy directly from a breeder.  Choose a breeder who can answer your questions confidently; showing you they know the breed.  If you are buying a registered puppy, be sure the information you are given matches what is stated on the registration – date… Read more »

Choosing a Dog from the Shelter

This is another article in our series about “Choosing a Dog.”  This time we come from the angle of adopting a dog from a Shelter or Humane Society. There are many good dogs in Shelters that simply need a change to “stretch their wings” and become a part of a family.  Like with choosing a… Read more »

Choosing a dog: a look at pedigrees.

Selecting a dog can be a big task for some.  This article looks at the subject from the pedigree side of things.  Are pedigrees important?  What should I look for? Use a dog’s pedigree as a tool.  Keep in mind that a pedigree is not a guarantee that your dog will perform like its predecessors. … Read more »

Tips on Preventing Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a concern in all breeds, but especially large breed dogs.  We have assembled a short list with some tips on preventing hip dysplasia.  Implement this article to reduce the risk and also to reduce the pain of a dog who has the disease. A good breeder will do their homework to greatly… Read more »

Choosing a New Dog

This is a huge topic and not everything that is contained in this article can be applied to everyone.  Some tips are given and may be modified to fit your particular need or situation.  This article is written to help dog people choose a best friend that will have minimal issues, fit more comfortably into… Read more »

Puppy Bonding

Do older puppies or young adults bond as well as very young puppies? It’s a fair question that is asked by many dog people. It is a lack of proper information which breeds the idea that older puppies or adult dogs cannot or do not bond with new owners. If a 9 month old puppy… Read more »

Puppy Socialization

It’s a beautiful day and you’ve decided to take your four-legged friend for a walk in the park. You meet several people and a few dogs on the trail and all is well. You’re enjoying the filtered sunshine through the canopy of branches overhead, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the day together. Then it… Read more »

House Training Puppies

The subject seems like such a daunting task! The truth is, if you will devote some time and effort, and be consistent, your puppy’s elimination problems may be an easier fix than you expect. Start the process as soon as your new puppy moves in. Consistency now will reap great dividends down the road. And… Read more »

Crate Training

Crate training is a dog-owner’s dream tool. When done correctly, it is a comfortable and humane means of confining a dog when she can’t be constantly observed. Whether it means preventing a house-training accident or chewed sofa, the rewards here are well worth the effort. At the onset, it should be said that the crate… Read more »

Bite Inhibition

Teaching a pet puppy not to bite is an important part of training (there are differences in training a puppy destined to become a protection dog or police K9). Puppy training should begin now.  Sometimes it seems cute when you first get a little four-legged bundle of energy. But it’s not so cute as he… Read more »