When You Must Rehome Your Dog: What to Do

When You Must Rehome Your Dog: What to Do

Relationships

What would you do if you had to give up the dog you purchased from a breeder? Hint Number One: Forget leaving the dog at a shelter or asking a veterinarian to euthanize him. Hint Number Two: Contact the breeder first. We talked to some conscientious breeders about loving ways owners can find a new […]

Holiday Toy Stories: Let Your Dog Know Toys Won’t Hurt Him

Holiday Toy Stories: Let Your Dog Know Toys Won’t Hurt Him

Training

Balloons. Life-size talking robots. Remote-controlled drones and cars. When new toys join the household during the holidays and see action months later, they’re all fun and games for adults and children. For dogs, it’s another story. Here’s how to help them stay calm amid the buzzing sounds and flashing lights. Action Figure Fright While some […]

Walk This Way: Stress-Free First Time On A Leash

Walk This Way: Stress-Free First Time On A Leash

Training

I couldn’t wait to take Oscar, my new Dalmatian puppy, outside for his first walk around our block. Clipping the leash onto his collar went well but taking a step out the front door to enjoy nature was another story. I never knew that paws had brakes, but he sure applied them in a flash […]