Puppies for sale

Searching for puppies for sale is not easy as you may think. There are many important things you should do and consider before you start searching for your new companion. We advise you not to rush and to inform yourself so both you and your future dog will be happy. Here is a list of things you should do if you want to buy a puppy. Are You Ready to buy a dog? If you want to buy a dog the most important thing you ask yourself is Am I ready for a dog? Dog ownership is a life-changing experience and you need to be sure that now is the right time for you to bring your new companion home. To be sure that you...

How to raise a puppy?

So you have decided to get a puppy. That is great news! You are getting a new family member that is going to love and adore you until the end of their lives. If you have decided what kind of a puppy you will get that is great. It means you have thought about your free time, lifestyle, how much time you can spend with your puppy every day and many more things. One of the first things you have to decide is: Will I get a purebred puppy or should I get a puppy from a dog shelter. There are pros and cons to both decisions. When getting a purebred dog you basically know what the size of that puppy will be and...

Having a dog and working full-time

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. If you are just thinking of buying a dog, it is very important that you can reconcile your business responsibilities with the obligations that dog ownership has. There are many other factors to consider before you decide to buy a dog to make sure that both you and your dog are happy. With these few tricks,...

Buying a dog from a breeder

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, the 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.  Breeding documents Every breeder should have a license to breed any kind of animal. Y...

Should I buy a puppy?

Puppies for sale - guide There are many important things to consider before buying a puppy and making him a part of your family. You need to find the right dog for yourself – a dog that goes along with your family and your lifestyle. If you have a certain breed on the 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. Th...

Beware of puppy mills and uncontrolled dog selling

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 the 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 parvovirus, or of a fl...

Understanding Dog’s Body Language

Dogs have a way of speaking to us. Dog owners know that dogs are great communicators and have different expressions. A specific look, posture, or movement tells us what they want, need, or are about to do. Dogs bark, growl, and whine to get our attention and let us know how they’re feeling and what they want from us. You just need to know how to read these signs. So here are some guidelines to help you read and understand your dog’s body language. Mouth All parts of your dog are giving away signals, and their mouths, or muzzles, can give away their emotional state. Just like in humans, various mouth exp...

Human Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

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. If you are just thinking should you buy a dog, it is a good idea to be prepared and know what foods dogs should not consume. Also, there are a number of factors to consider before bringing a new member into the family. It is very important that you are sure that it is the right time and that you know what buying a new dog for a home means. The...

Fear of Thunder in Dogs

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

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...