Dog Articles

Reward-Based Dog Training

Don't punish the bad, reward the good! With reward-based training, you manufacture better results with speed, develop a stronger relationship with your dog and improve your dog's contentment and quality of life.

House-Soiling Behaviour In Dogs

Is your dog staining its reputation? A previously perfect pooch may begin to soil the home for many reasons. The first step is to determine whether the problem is medical or behavioural.

Solving Coprophagia or Faeces-Eating Behaviour In Dogs

It's not a very agreeable topic, but it's a common problem. Many dogs engage in the not-so-pleasant activity of eating their own faeces or those of other dogs (or cats!). Why do they do it and what can you do about it?

Seizures or convulsions in dogs can be a frightening thing, for both you and your dog. Here are some of the signs to look for as well as the possible causes.

Better be Better Behaved Pooch

When a pet's behaviour goes astray, the results affect the whole family. There are solutions to most of the annoying behaviours that are troubling you and your pet. Usually the solutions flow when the following four questions are answered.

Ears a Problem!

How do you know if your dog has an ear infection? What can you do at home to treat it and when should you visit your vet?

Ten Steps to a Better Behaved Pet

Pets behaving badly are a family menace and the solutions are often frustratingly evasive. You need to know how to set humane and effective limits for wrongful behaviours - these ten hints may help make your pet a better buddy.

Chronic Renal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Chronic renal disease (CRD) is a common condition that can affect all breeds of dogs and cats. The mean age at diagnosis is about 7 years in dogs and 9 years in cats.

Luxating Patellas (Kneecaps) In Pets

A luxated patella is where the kneecap slips out of its normal position in the knee joint. Some pets are prone to a patellar luxation because they have a shallow groove, or no groove at all, where the kneecap normally sits.

Digging Behaviour In Dogs

Dogs need to dig! There are a dozen good canine reasons for digging so, if we can't stop a dog from digging altogether, how do we control it?

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