The relationship between your dog and your toddler or young child can be the absolute best relationship your child will ever know. It can teach empathy, love, companionship, responsibility, and more. Far too often, the potential for this wonderful experience is lost because parents don’t take the time to teach their child how to properly interact with their dog.
All dog owners know how hard it is to sleep at night listening to the sound of your dog repeatedly licking his paws or shaking his head. Why is he doing that? He may also be showing other symptoms such as hives, or red and itchy skin. Maybe you’ve witnessed excessive scratching, or him rubbing his body against furniture or face into the carpet? Chances are he is allergic to fleas, or something in his diet or environment, and needs your help.
As a dog owner, it is important to know which toys are best for your dog, and why they are beneficial. Take into account not only the health and physical benefits of a new toy, but also the intellectual perks! This list breaks down the most popular kinds of toys, and why they are loved by our four-legged friends!
Dogs are naturally protective. They see visitors as one of two things: friends or intruders. From a dog’s point of view, a postal worker/mailman who comes most days carrying packages with strange smells, and who is not introduced, is a trespasser! Their instinct kicks in and they start barking to eliminate the ‘threat’. Once the postal worker leaves, your dog feels relieved and like they have accomplished their task. This reinforces their behavior and they continue to repeat it.
Pugs are awesome dogs. All dogs are great and turn into your best friend, but pugs are four-legged versions of your playful, fun-loving pal that likes to joke around and relax. They’re ridiculously cute, compact in size, play well with other dogs and cats, and they love kids! Here are some of our favorite videos of pugs just being cool with their kid pals. Get ready for some ridiculous cuteness.
Great Danes are one of the largest breeds out there, but their size is only outweighed by their gentle nature. These guys are kind-hearted and friendly dogs that love hanging out with their families. Here are some quick facts about Great Danes.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes these pint-sized pooches as “graceful, charming, and sassy.” Their pocket-sized portability and irresistible cuteness make them an attractive pet. Do you know just how popular they are among dog owners in America, where they originated, or that they come in more colors than you’ll find in a bag of M&M’s? Read on to find out more Chihuahua facts!