Jack Russells – Are They For You?

Jack RussellJack Russells are certainly not for everyone. Before you decide to own one of these dogs, find out all you can about them so you can make an informed decision beforehand.

Jack Russells are working terriers. Dogs in this class have certain characteristics that are not appealing to all dog owners. The handling they require can be overwhelming to some. But others find that ownership is a rewarding experience and well worth the effect. Continue reading

Pomeranian Dogs – How to Care For Them

Pomeranian dogPomeranian dogs make very good family pets. They are intelligent, have a passive nature and make good watchdogs. Although they are known to have quite the attitude at times, they can be very easily trained and become a devoted member of the family.

Pomeranian dogs are in the toy category and usually range from 7 to 11 inches in height. Originating in Germany, they are one of the most popular in their class. Their double, long-haired coats shed twice a year and the three most common colors are orange, cream or white and black. Brushing should be done on a daily basis as they shed constantly. Continue reading

Springer Spaniels – Are They For You?

springer spanielsIf you are interested in Springer Spaniels but aren’t sure if one will fit into your lifestyle, you need to do some research on their characteristics and requirements before you go ahead.

Springer Spaniels fit well into an active family life. To avoid built-up energy which can cause behavioral problems, it be best to make sure they get a sufficient amount of daily exercise. They also need lots of attention to prevent them becoming destructive. Undesirable behavior can also occur if they are left alone for long periods of time. Continue reading

Boston Terrier Training

Boston TerrierMost new owners struggle with Boston Terrier training, and seem to surrender to the common myth that it takes up to six months to train this breed.

I will dispel this myth, and tell you about the reasons behind why most Boston Terrier owners mistakenly believe this to be true, and will share with you the right way to train Boston Terriers. Continue reading

Golden Retriever Dogs

Golden RetrieverGolden Retriever dogs have personalities that would fit into any family. They are friendly, loyal, dependable and gentle. This breed loves to interact with people and needs companionship. The happy, active nature is a popular characteristic of the Golden Retriever dog. He will continue to be a puppy until he is about two to three years of age and, quite possibly, may always be playful. Whether he becomes a hunting partner, a show dog, or a family pet, your dog will be a pleasure to own.

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Chihuahua Info

Chihuahua informationChihuahuas come in a large variety of different color combinations. Known for being the smallest dog in the world, their usual height is 6 to 10 inches, but some can grow from 12 to 15 inches. Their average lifespan is between 10 and 17 years of age. They are named after a state in Mexico called Chihuahua, where they originated from. Before deciding to purchase one of these dogs, you will need some Chihuahua information to make sure they will fit into your lifestyle.


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German Shepherd Info

German Shepherd informationGerman Shepherd dogs are very popular and make a great companion when handled in the right way. They are a large, attractive looking dog and usually come in various mixed colors – all black and all white are less common.

Before you consider owning a dog of this breed, you will need some reliable German Shepherd information.  Continue reading

Building a Dog House

plans for a dog houseIf you leave your dog outside for long periods of time, you may want to consider making it more pleasant for him by building a dog house. You can build a customized, insulated dog house that will protect your dog from extreme conditions that winter and summer can bring.

Building a dog house yourself will save you a lot of money compared to one that is pre-built. Those that are pre-built require assembly anyway and do not have insulation, so it makes sense to build your own, even just for economical reasons.

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Play Biting in Dogs: How to Control It

play biting in dogsAlthough nipping and play biting in dogs are not aggressive acts, they can become very annoying to dog owners. Actually, these are forms of communication, interaction, exploration, and play. From when they are born, puppies use their mouths to explore their surroundings. When they start interacting with their siblings, nipping and biting become a big part playing.

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How to Stop Your Dog Jumping on the Furniture

how to stop your dog jumping on the furnitureAre you having trouble keeping your dog off the furniture? Does it seem like an unsolvable problem? To stop your dog jumping on the furniture, you need to take charge and let him know who’s boss. Once he is allowed to do this, he will think he is the dominant one in the relationship.  Continue reading