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Dog Articles

In this section you can discover all sorts of useful information and tips for caring for your dog. From choosing a suitable dog, to training, grooming and caring for him or her - you'll find just about all of it here!

If you would like to submit an article about pet care, please contact me and I'd love to consider it for this section.

 
   
training & grooming

Dog Training Classes - Hiring The Wrong Person To Train Your Dog

First Puppy Bath - good technique and practise for bathing your puppy

Dog Grooming - some great tips for brushing and combing your pet

Dog Breed Training Groups - how to choose a good dog breed training group, and some questions to ask the trainer before joining

Dog Aromatherapy - tips on how to do dog aromatherapy, including a list of it's benefits and some good oils to use.

Disposing of dog waste - information on pooper scoopers, bags suitable for dog waste, and in-ground digesters.

Training a puppy the wait command - how to train your young dog to wait at the door and not run through it!

Good dog crates - tips on choosing and using dog crates for training and discipline.

 
breeds

German Wirehaired Pointer - facts about this breed

Hybrid Dog Breeds - Things to look out for with hybrid dogs, e.g. the Yorkipoo, Maltipoo, Schnoodle, Puggle, Dorgis or Cavachon.

Good Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds - The myths and realities behind hypoallergenic dogs, including a list of dogs identified as hypoallergenic.

North American Dog Breeds - Information about dog breeds native to North America, such as the American Cocker Spaniel, Water Spaniel, Newfoundland, & the Labrador Retriever.

Good Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds - The myths and realities behind hypoallergenic dogs, including a list of dogs identified as hypoallergenic.

Categories of Dog Breeds - A look at the different categories of dog breeds, including the definition of Mongrels, Crossbreeds, and Purebreds, and the main groups of purebred dogs.

The Hound, Working & Terrier Groups - Information about the characteristics of the Hound Group, the Working Group and the Terrier Group of dogs.

The Labradoodle (Labrador & Poodle Mix) - Information on the origins and breeding history of this dog.

The Toy, Non-Sporting & Herding Group of Dogs - The various attributes and temperaments of the toy group, non-sporting group and herding group of dogs

The Japanese Chin Dog - an overview of the origins, history, behaviour, health and training of this beautiful breed.

 
lifestyle

Dog Stolen - what to do in the event of dog theft

Pet Mourning - some practical suggestions on how to memorialize and mourn the loss of your loved dog or cat

Dog Tracking Training - tips for training your dog in the sport of tracking, including the equipment used, and some titles to compete for.

Top Dog Film Stars - information about top dog film stars, featuring Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Toto and Buddy.

Choosing a Pet Sitter - How to choose a good pet sitter - a useful check list when leaving your pet behind.

Dog Art (Part One) - An introduction to dog art, looking at the different sub-divisions of canine painting.

Dog Art (Part Two) - Looking at the different types of dog art, including sport paintings, portraiture and prints, etchings, engravings & lithographs

Pets with Children - The benefits of growing up with a pet - an article exploring some of the positives in having pets and children together.

 
health and fitness

Dog Fiber and Roughage - article about dog fiber and roughage, with details about water soluble (or fermentable) and insoluble (or non fermentable) fiber.

Older Dogs Health Care - some of the problems encountered with aging dogs and some suggested solutions

Puppy Feeding Plans - what to feed and when for your puppy at meal times.

Dog DNA Testing - information about DNA testing your dog to determine it's breed, covering blood teadting by the vet, and home kit options.

Exernal Parasites on Dogs - advice about how to deal with fleas, mites and ticks, and tell the difference between.

Garden Plants Poisonous to your Dog - information about DNA testing your dog to determine it's breed, covering blood teadting by the vet, and home kit options.

Walking Your Older Dog - advice about how to walk your senior canine, with tips and ideas for maintaining your dogs fitness.

Dog Treadmill Training & Indoor Fun - tips for dog treadmill training. This article also features more fun ideas for training your dog indoors.

Herbal treatment for dogs - herbs for respiratory problems, herbs used to detoxify & as dietary supplements

Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs - symptoms associated with cognitive disorder in dogs, including confusion, changes of behaviour and hygiene habits.

Dog park training - tips on how to use your dog park for games, exercise, training, safety and socializing.

 

 

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