Dog Articles

Guidelines For New Puppy Owners

Once your puppy is in his new home, there is a fairly busy time ahead as he gets his health and nutritional needs attended to, and learns proper behaviour.

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?

Repetitive behaviours such as pacing, barking incessantly, circling, tail chasing and self-mutilation that appear to have no purpose can be described as obsessive-compulsive disorders. How does a behaviour become compulsive and can it be treated?

Ringworm Disease In Pets

Ringworm is the 'social butterfly' of pet diseases and is quite happy to flit from pet to pet, from pet to owner, or even from an infected owner to his or her innocent pet!

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.

Ice Breakers

Winter is on the way, folks! The cold and clammy fingers of winter have started to slide under your pets' collars so here are ten cool tips to warm your pets.

The Secrets of Successful Dog Training

Whether training a new puppy or solving simple behaviour problems, the central tenet is the same – reward your dog for getting things right! By adopting a reward-orientated training program, it is not necessary to punish your dog at all.

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?

Getting Good Behaviour From Dogs

Are you having trouble getting your dog to do what you want? By following a few simple strategies, your dog will soon be a canine Einstein.

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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