Having a dog and working full-time

27.12.2019. 12:14:21

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and being a dog owner and a person with a busy, time-consuming job at the same time is really hard. Dogs are social animals and don’t like to be alone. Although it is not recommended to leave a dog alone for more than four hours tops, sometimes that is inevitable. With these few tricks, you will be able to work full time, and have a well-behaved, beloved dog.  Choose a dog breed based on your working hours If you have a time-consuming job with an unpredictable schedule, do some research before getting a dog and consider getting a breed that is more low-maintenance,...

Buying a dog from a breeder

14.12.2019. 14:12:41

If you choose to buy a purebred dog, the most important thing is to be responsible and find a reputable breeder. Be patient, avoid backyard breeders and never buy a dog from puppy mills - these puppies have unknown backgrounds and may be unhealthy. First of all, breeder you choose should have specific papers proving that he is qualified to breed animals and he needs to show you those papers. If he can’t or won’t show them to you, turn around without buying a puppy and report a breeder to the relative authorities. How to check puppy health? A good breeder will only breed from two healthy animals. Ask a b...

Should I buy a puppy?

05.12.2019. 16:49:11

Buying a puppy - guide There are many important things to consider before buying a puppy and making him a part of your family. You need to find a right dog for yourself – a dog that goes along with your family and your lifestyle. If you have a certain breed on mind, take your time and find out everything you can about that specific breed. When choosing a breed you should consider the breed’s temperament, exercise needs, maintenance, lifespan, health issues the breed is prone to, etc. Physical appearance is not the most important thing, and you should never buy a dog just because of his looks. The dog’s...

Beware of puppy mills and uncontrolled dog selling

17.11.2019. 15:25:02

A puppy mill is a mass breeding that produces a lot of puppies for sale and with only one goal – profit. Profit is put above the welfare of dogs. It is important to produce and sell as many puppies as possible and health and well-being of these puppies and their mothers are not important. Puppy mills - animal cruelty Puppy mills kennels usually are just small, overcrowded, dirty cages or crates where the dogs are kept until „the breeder“ cannot use them anymore. Puppies that are being bred in these conditions often suffer from malnutrition and exposure. Many puppies die of the parvo virus, or of a flea...

Understanding Dog’s Body Language

04.11.2019. 22:48:06

Dogs have a way to speak to us. Dogs are great communicators. Their body language is strong. A certain look, posture or movement tells us what they want, need or about to do. You just need to know how to read their signs. So here are some guidelines to read and understand your dog’s body language. A happy dog’s mouth is usually open and relaxed. The corners can be slightly upward so it looks like the dog is smiling. Stressed or fearful dogs tend to have their mouths closed. This can also mean that a dog is being alert and ready for action! If a dog is displaying a warning he usually wrinkles the top of...

Human Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

29.10.2019. 22:03:58

Most of the dogs know just how to make their humans give them a bite of their snack. However, every dog owner needs to know that there are some human foods that can kill a dog. Although it is hard to resist the dog’s begging, giving them these foods can be fatal. The most deadly human food for dogs is chocolate. Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that is toxic in large quantities. Theobromine stimulates the central nervous system, and has different cardiovascular effects. Also, dark chocolate contains ten times more theobromine than milk chocolate. So the rule is – the darker the chocolat...

Fear of Thunder in Dogs

30.09.2019. 21:15:22

Astraphobia or „thunder phobia“ is, as its name suggests, an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning that is common in dogs. Although veterinarians aren't certain about what triggers this fear, many of them suspect that dogs are set off by some combination of loud sounds, wind, thunder, lightning, shaking of the ground as the thunder hits, static electricity, and barometric pressure changes that are happening in the air before and during the storm. Fear of Thunder in Dogs - symptoms According to one study, about one third of all dog population is scared of thunderstorm that can upset a lot of them to the...

Before getting a dog

02.07.2019. 16:06:00

So you decided to bring a dog into your home? Although having a dog is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself, for your family, your health and happiness, it is also important to carefully consider are you even the right person to own a dog. Never make these decisions impulsively. Dogs that are result of rash decisions often end up neglected or homeless just because the people didn’t realize the implications of committing to dog ownership. Dog parenting is a long-term commitment! Getting a dog - guide Whether you decided to buy or to adopt, it is important to consider what breed is right for...

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

30.05.2019. 20:33:00

Is there anything more adorable then your dog doing a head tilt?! Usually, head tilts occur while you are speaking (to your dog). Puppies are especially known for tilting their heads when they hear a new and interesting word or sound. There are a few reasons why your dog might be doing that. Dog experts have plenty of theories why dogs do that. They say that the head tilt has to do a lot with a dogs’ ability to empathize. Dogs can read your body language, facial gestures and can feel different emotions that we are feeling, and by tilting their heads dogs show us their empathy. Some of them say that dog...

Animal shipping

15.04.2019. 23:16:00

Although there are many people against shipping pets across the world, sometimes it is the only way to relocate an animal. Besides, today's conditions are very much improved and, as the connectivity of different parts of the world increases (especially via social media), pet shipping is more widespread and well-received. Contrary to popular belief, pets aren’t crammed with luggage in a deep dark hole in the bottom of the plane. They are actually loaded into a temperature and pressurized compartment separate from luggage. They are also the last to be loaded onto the plane and the first to come off. If an...