Tag: dog

Let’s Do Doglates! Strengthening Fido’s Core Muscles & Emotional Well-Being!

By Claudia Bensimoun     “Many of these exercises involve common commands that you might ordinarily teach your dog, such as sit, stand, down-then stand, high five, turn around, or bow,” says Sherri CappaBianca of Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health and Fitness Center. “By using these commands when the dog is on surfaces at different heights,…

Candle Safety For Your Dog or Cat. It involves more than keeping burning candles out of his reach.

“Candles should be placed well out of reach of animals,” says Dr. Fallek. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. If you have dogs, a shelf, high table or mantelpiece should do it. Just be sure not to place the candle on or near a runner or dangling decoration that could be pulled down…

Fashion For Fido! Canine Fashion Follows Human Fashion Trends!

  Nowadays, most dog lovers know their canines need protective clothing to protect them from the elements. That said, many canine apparel lines are no longer strictly utilitarian, and will feature everything you love about your own favorite fashion brands. For example, Maple Leash is a Canadian animal clothing company that offers a large collection…

Rooibos Tea For Dogs!

  It’s rich in vitamin C, and boasts two flavonoids called quercetin and luteolin, which have cancer-fighting properties. “Quercetin is (also) nature’s natural antihistamine,” adds dog behaviorist and wellness advisor Karen Rosenfeld. Rooibos has been shown to help with allergies and hot spots, digestive issues and stress in people and dogs. Some holistic veterinarians are…

Texas Heeler! Australian Cattle Dog Cross Australian Shepherd

Photo Credit.Pet Your Dog: Origin:Texas History: The Texas Heeler can be both a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Shepherd, or a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the Border Collie.They were bred for farm work and their unique ability to herd cattle.The Texas Heeler is used in many dog sports…

Edward Carter. Dying Dog’s Bucket List

Image Credit NBC News A terminally ill Chinese crested/Maltese mix rescue has his own bucket list.Edward Carter was recently diagnosed with stage 5 lymphoma , and is at the Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond.He was dropped off last month, and is being treated by Dr.Sarbu at the Veterinary Oncology Center. There is no cure…

The English Mastiff. UK Dog Breeds!

By Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Wiki Country of Origin: UK Group:UKC,Working,AKC,Guardian History:The undeniably regal English Mastiff was originally bred for guarding and for being a companion dog.It is thought that the English Mastiff originated from the Tibetan Mastiff. The English Mastiff is one of the older breeds, and has been around in the UK for the past…

Basset Artesian Normand -BAN

Image Credit: WIKI     Country of Origin: France Group: UKC History:The Bassett Artesian Normand was first bred by the French in the late nineteenth century.This great breed was a mix of bassets from both Normandy and Artois.The Bassett Artesian Normand was developed as a small gaming hound. Description: The Bassett Artesian Normand is a…

Ariegeois Dog Breeds-France

Origin: France Group: Scenthound, UKC History: This even-tempered breed was bred to hunt rabbits and foxes.The handsome Ariegeois was created by breeding from mixes of local hounds, Grand Bleu de Gascogne and the Grand Gascon-Saintongeois.These dogs are gifted scent hounds with a wonderful  temperament.They can smell prey from a distance. Description: The Ariegeois is a…

5 Fun Dog Training Tips

We see this all the time. Dogs that are stressed, agitated and simply unhappy.There’s no doubt that sometimes training may be more difficult. 5 fun dog training tips include   Image credit: WIKI   Reduce your dog’s stress by having fun yourself. Keep good associations going-positive reinforcement, no punishments.Be around nice dogs and nice people.…

Making Dog Training Fun & Rewarding

By Claudia Bensimoun       Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun With eBooks on balanced, all-positive training spurring the over- simplification of dog training,many pet parents are becoming confused as to why training is not as simple as these ‘two training terms.Many pet parents end up changing trainers or their training methods with their confused canines…