Dogs and Babies

Dogs are sensitive creatures, extremely connected with their owners, and can feel that there is something different, and once you have a child, everything is different. Before bringing the newborn home you need to prepare your dog for the arrival of the baby, in order to minimize stress for the dog and reduce the chance of any accidents. Dog and babies safety Before bringing the baby from the hospital, the smart thing to do is to bring home a piece of baby's clothing with the baby's smell on it. Let your dog smell it and get used to the new scent. Before bringing a baby home, make sure your dog went for...

Tips For Buying a Puppy

So you decided to get a dog… there are still so many things to do and to consider before you bring your little buddy home. Although sometimes it seems so easy, taking care of a dog is actually a huge responsibility and sometimes that job is exhausting. First, you have to be sure that you are able to give a dog everything it needs. Make sure you have enough free time to hang out with your dog so it does not feel neglected; review your finances – make a financial plan because owning a dog is not cheap. Finally, make sure that you have room for your pet. A dog requires plenty of space for exercise and play...

Military Working Dogs

History of the military dog Since ancient times people use dogs in warfare. The earliest recorded use of canines in combat was by Alyattes of Lydia against the Cimmerians around 600 BC. Dogs are used as scouts, sentries, and trackers and help soldiers fight the enemy. War dogs were used by the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Alans, Slavs, Britons, Romans, etc. Hounds were used in the American Civil War to protect, send messages, and guard prisoners. Modern war dogs are trained to sniff out bombs and drugs, track people, and attack when necessary. Military working dog (or MWD) candidates must undergo a very...

World Stray Animal Day

There are about 600 million stray animals in the world, and April 4th is the day we give more attention to that fact and to those animals. April 4th is World Stray Animal Day; it is a day to show even more compassion to those abandoned furry angels. Every animal should have its forever home and should be showered with love and affection, but the reality is that there are so many animals without a home and on this day we remind people that these animals are still looking for someone to love them, as they deserve to be loved. This day was started in 2010 when one hundred Dutch stray animal organizations g...

Should I Adopt a Dog?

Adopting a dog is a wonderful thing to do. You are not only giving an animal another chance in life, but you are also doing a great thing for yourself, too. Dogs bring us calm, peace, joy, and love, so with adopting one you are guaranteed a happy life full of joyful and funny moments. You will be rewarded with looks of gratitude for as long as you both shall live. In fact, by adopting a dog, you are saving not one, but two lives, because you are freeing up space for another dog in need.  Although every dog deserves a happy life in its forever family when choosing one you should be careful and choose a...

What Are The Most Active Dog Breeds?

If you plan to get a dog that will keep you company during your activities in nature, you have to make sure that you are getting an active dog and will enjoy those activities. With these ten active dog breeds, you will not make a mistake. The Bernese Mountain Dog The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed of dogs, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The breed was used as an all-purpose farm dog for guarding property and driving dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the alpine pastures. Today this good-tempered giant is used as a rescue dog helping people get out of...

Tick On Dog? How To Remove it?

Ticks are something dog owners hate, and nobody wants to find one attached to their dog. They are nasty and they don’t really care what species they attach to. They can infect dogs, cats, sheep, hogs, and even humans. Many ticks also produce a sticky, gluelike substance that helps them to remain attached. Ticks can spread several diseases that can affect both pets and people. Some of the worst diseases they spread are: Lyme disease Ehrlichia Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Tularemia Anaplasmosis Babesia You must take preventative measures to protect your dog as well as yourself. What is a tick? Tick is a...