7 Great Breeds for City Living

7 Great Breeds for City Living

Choosing a dog when living in the city can be difficult, especially when the dwelling is an apartment. Individuals may have their heart set on a certain breed, but before subjecting a Great Dane or Greyhound to a life of cramped living, remember that there are dozens of smaller breeds that can live happily and [...]
Why You Should Consider Pet Insurance

Why You Should Consider Pet Insurance

You never expect your animal companion to experience a catastrophic accident or injury. If your pet sustains a major injury or illness, veterinary services can be as expensive as those of a human physician. However, you need to choose your pet insurance carrier carefully, as policies and terms of coverage can vary widely. There are [...]
Creating Boundaries with Your Dog

Creating Boundaries with Your Dog

Dogs need boundaries just like children. Canines need to know what’s acceptable behavior and as the pack leader, it’s your responsibility to teach them. It can be helpful to start setting boundaries with your dog while they’re on a leash. It’s important to reward desired behavior and learn your dog’s language. Claiming Space Dogs claim [...]
New Puppy Necessities

New Puppy Necessities

Puppies are a bundle of fun, but many individuals are surprised to discover the number of essential items a puppy will need. The following is a list to keep them healthy, happy, and entertained. Vaccinations Before taking a puppy out into the wider world, be sure they’re vaccinated against the bacteria, viruses and fungal infections [...]
Why Socialization is Important for Your Dog

Why Socialization is Important for Your Dog

Socialization is best done for canines when they’re puppies, but it’s never too late to teach a dog how to behave in an extensive range of environments and to different stimuli. Depending upon the level of previous training and the dog’s age, a professional trainer may be required. Safety The fight-or-flight response is just as [...]

Recommended Schedule for Puppy Vaccinations

It is very important that you keep your new puppy away from any “Public Places", until all shots are completed. This is usually around 4 months. Your vet can tell you when he feels your puppy has been fully vaccinated. 6 – 8 weeks Distemper, measles, parainfluenza Bordetella 10 – 12 weeks DHPP (vaccines for [...]
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