The best guard dogs for first time owners 

best guard dogs for first time owners

Can a first-time dog owner just choose any guard breed they want?  Having a guard dog as your first dog is a big decision. While these dogs can be incredibly loving and bring lots of happiness to your family, they also represent a very real danger because of their nature and their strength.  Of course, … Read more

How to tell your dog is bored (and how to solve the problem) 

How to tell your dog is bored

Why do dogs get bored?  The last thing that you want as a dog owner is a bored dog (and all the problems that come along with that). But how can you tell the difference between boredom, hunger, illness, anxiety, aggression, or deeper problems?  Knowing your dog well is the easiest way to know whether … Read more

Why do dogs pant in the car?

Why do dogs pant in the car?

The real reason your dog pants in the car could be due to multiple factors. They could be showing emotion (happiness, excitement, stress, fear), cooling themselves down (especially on a hot day or in a warm car) or as a result of medical factors (if they are potentially hard of hearing or sight and the … Read more

Can dogs get dementia?

Can dogs get dementia?

Unfortunately, yes, dogs can suffer from dementia in a condition known as canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD). Dementia usually occurs in older dogs and there can be multiple unpleasant symptoms including depression, lack of spatial awareness, aggression and confusion. Naturally, it’s a devastating condition for your dog to have, but it can also impact on your … Read more

Why does my dog sleep so much (and is it healthy)?

Why does my dog sleep so much (and is it healthy)?

Your dog loves sleep – and no wonder! It’s normal for your dog to sleep between 10-14 hours per day. The typical outline of a dog’s day will be divided up like this: 50% is spent sleeping, 30% is spent in restful consciousness while 20% will be spent in activity. It’s completely normal for your … Read more

Does my dog know I love him?

Does my dog know I love him?

Yes, they know how much you love them! Yes, your dog knows that you love them and care for them! Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our pets are autonomous, sentient beings with thoughts, feelings, and even dreams, but if you show your dog love and affection, it’s inevitable that they will be receptive to … Read more

Why does my dog lay on my chest?

Why does my dog lay on my chest?

Deciphering the mysterious language of dogs One of the things that all dog owners are guilty of is attributing human traits or characteristics to our pets. This phenomenon (known as anthropomorphism) is a result of human brains being wired to perceive animals with human behaviors.  It’s one of the reasons why we naturally want to … Read more

Is it safe for my dog to eat a banana?

Is it safe for my dog to eat a banana?

You’re eating a banana and the puppy eyes are in full effect…  Can I please have some? is the silent request. And it’s a great question – can dogs eat bananas safely? In small amounts, yes, it is safe for your dog to eat bananas. Like all fruits, they have a number of essential elements … Read more

can you use bactine on dogs?

Many dog parents wonder if it’s wise to use human products (like Bactine) on their pets. But sometimes, that’s all you have in your medicine cabinet. The question remains though, is it safe? Can ou use Bactine on dogs? Bactine can be used on your dog’s minor cuts. It contains benzalkonium chloride, which is an … Read more

Do Dogs Masturbate?

As a dog owner, it can be awkward to know that your dog masturbates. In this article, you’ll discover how common dog masturbation is, the reasons behind it, and what you can do about it? Do dogs masturbate? Canine masturbation, which includes humping and mounting objects, people, and other dogs, is a normal sexual behavior. … Read more