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How to Care for a Border Collie Mix

Border collies are energetic, intelligent dogs. In fact, the border collie is ranked No. 1 in intelligence out of 110 breeds by "Intelligence in Dogs" author Stanley Coren, Ph.D. These dogs are bred to herd sheep and other large animals. They take commands well and also have the ability make their o

Behavior of a Sheltie

Shetland sheepdogs, or Shelties, look like pint-size collies with their distinctive coats, narrow snouts and smaller statures. A member of the herding group, Shelties make for popular family pets, but like any breed, they have their own behavior characteristics.

Dog Potty Training Tips - Quick and Easy

Potty training your dog or puppy is a vital first step in dog management, and is probably the most important step in your relationship with your dog.Nobody wants a dog that stinks up the house, so if your plans include winding up with a dog that can do tricks, or just be your best friend ever, then

Tips on House-Breaking a Norwich Terrier

Norwich terriers need much attention and training.yorkshire terrier image by Bine from Fotolia.comNorwich terriers are headstrong dogs. It takes someone consistent and patient to train this type of dog, according to the Justdogbreeds website. This has strong implications when it comes to...

How to Estimate the Adult Size of a Jack Russell Puppy

Many new dog owners have the same question: How big will my dog grow to be? This is an important question to consider when choosing a dog, as many people have limitations on space. The Jack Russell Terrier, known for its faithful companionship, high intelligence and boundless energy, makes a great c

What Fiber Type Should I Get For My Dog Bed?

There are many types of beds that you can choose for your dog.But what type of material should be on that bed. There are many different types of fabrics to choose from and they come in a wide array of colors and textures. Here are some fabrics and the reason you should them.

How To Get A Great Pet Dog For Your Needs

Nowadays, there is a substantial array of animals on the market that you might choose to adopt as a pet. The old fashioned type of pet keeping has expanded massively over the last few years to the extent that these days it is acceptable for you to keep just about any sort of creature as a pet.

How to Put on a Dog Cone

A neck cone is often put on a dog after surgery and is meant to prevent the dog from biting at or licking the affected area while it heals. The cone, which looks like a lamp shade, is usually attached through a collar with strings or tabs on the side of the cone to adjust the tightness of the device

English Bulldog Growth

While the average adult English bulldog can weigh anywhere from 49 to 55 lbs. and stand 12 to 16 inches, according to Dog Breed Info, these dogs go through a number of growth phases before reaching that full adult height and weight.

Why Dogs Need Their Walks

Dogs need exercise, and the activity they love more than any other is walking. However, many owners shirk the responsibility. Perhaps they simply don't have time, or maybe they don't realize how important it is to walk their pets.

Why Is a Honeysuckle Plant Poisonous to Dogs?

Some of nature’s plants are lovely to observe; however, there are a variety of species that can be toxic to humans and animals. For example, honeysuckle plants are considered dangerous for dogs because of their toxic traits. It warrants being educated in how to identify the plants. It is imper

How to Become a Dog Breeder & Trainer

Being a dog breeder is a responsibility that should be taken very seriously and training dogs is part and parcel of that responsibility. Irresponsible breeding is one of the biggest contributing factors to poor canine health in the United States, so it is very important to understand the implication

Instructions for Dog Grooming

Grooming a dog is generally not a very difficult task, however some dogs may be more challenging than others. While any dog owner equipped with the right tools may be capable of grooming a dog, if you own a standard poodle or a miniature schnauzer you may want to leave grooming to the pros. Grooming

How to Develop a Dog Rescue Group

Rescuing a dog the wrong way can lead to permanent behavioral problems so severe the canine might have to be put down. The right rescue can enable a shelter dog to live a happy life with caring owners. Creating an organization that enables dogs to leave bad memories behind and share in a new loving

Positive Dog Training Techniques - Avoid Punishment

Traditional training methods in the past have taken the position that your dog is an empty object that must bend to your will. Instead, the view of positive dog training techniques is that your dog is a living animal and the two of you can learn to communicate. Yes, you get to be the "master&qu

How to Build a Dog Box

Many individuals want to ensure their dog is safe while traveling in their truck. And oftentimes, having a dog ride in the cab can be a distraction. But many states don't allow dogs to ride in the back of the truck because of the danger of injury. Building a dog box is a good way to keep your canine

Welding Tank Safety

If users of welding tanks and other welding equipment fail to prepare adequately, they may be prone to various injuries and may even be putting their lives and the lives of others at risk. Welders and companies must make sure to use the right protective equipment, employ correct working practices an

Look at Dog Door Types

If you have a front or backyard that is fenced in so that your dog cannot escape and get into the road or run away, then there is no reason as to why you should not have a dog door. Before you go out to purchase just any dog door, it is important that you learn about the dog door types.