Congratulations, you've got a new family pet. You've got a puppy. What a joy, what fun - what work. Are you ready? To be a responsible dog owner, you must put in a lot of time and effort. You've done the first step and decided on a new family member. After arriving at home, what next? This addition to your family needs more than good food, vet care and house training. House Training Of course first comes house training so life with puppy is, well - cleaner. A good way to start is with a ... Continue Reading
Getting a puppy isn’t the end of the decision making you must deal with when deciding to get a dog. You must do more.
Cats and dogs can live in harmony in your home, with these three key steps at the initial introduction.
As a parent, if your children love animals, it’s probably only a matter of time before you're faced with the decision of having more than one type of pet in the house. One child will want a kitten, one will want a puppy, and one will want a bird. What to do? Having cats and dogs living in the same house is easier to achieve than most people are led to believe. The key to harmony in the home (as far as pets are concerned) is to be in control of the household, and avoid unwanted behavior. ... Continue Reading
Learn the pitfalls of buying a puppy, and instead consider adopting from a foster home.
So you want to buy a puppy. It's a good way to teach responsibility to the kids, you'll always have a buddy, they're so cute, I always had one growing up. There are as many reasons for wanting a puppy (or kitten) as there are people wanting one. Now you've decided that adding a furry companion to your family is exactly what you want to do. What next? There are several options. There are pet stores - they have puppies, and they are so cute. There are also breeders. Read the local newspaper, ... Continue Reading