8 Tips for Finding the Perfect Dog Name

One of the most exciting parts of preparing for your new dog is picking the perfect name. With so many options out there, however, it can get a little overwhelming. Here are 8 tips to help you with the process: Listen to names around you Keep an ear out for interesting names everywhere you are. […]

Puppies: From Choosing the Best Puppy Food to Socializing Your Pup

Do you have a new puppy in the house? Congratulations on your new family member! Just as with any new member of the family, you’ll need to start with your puppy’s nutrition. Your Puppy’s Diet Like an infant child, your puppy depends solely on you for his entire diet so the selection of foods is […]

Understanding Your Puppy’s Needs: Infographic

Spring definitely means puppy season! If this spring might mean a new puppy in your household, be sure to check out the fun infographic below that we just received from PetSmart. It includes information on everything from nutrition to puppy shots. For more information on the special needs of puppies as well as puppy supplies, […]

Video: Teaching Your Puppy to Lie Down

In the continued series of training videos from trainer April Mackin from Birds and Animals Unlimited, today April teaches you how to train your buddy to lay down. April is the trainer for the “Treasure Buddies” movie, coming to Blu-ray/DVD on January 31, 2012. And, along with April, you’ll see Rosebud starring in this fun, […]

Helping Your Puppy Become Accustomed to a Crate

As we continue National Train Your Dog Month, we wanted to share a video from Debbie McKnight, training expert for PetSmart (where our Irie was trained!) This video helps illustrate how you can get your puppy accustomed to a crate, using his natural “denning” instinct to keep him from going to the bathroom until he […]

Ask Alecia: My Puppy Bites Me!

Dear Alecia, I have a three-month-old goldendoodle, who on the whole is very sweet and fun, but when playing with me in particular, he  gets very aggressive. He will bite me non-stop and sometimes just run and jump at me and start biting. I am home with him all day and his primary caretaker. I […]

How to Photograph Puppies

We love photographing our dogs…but every time we do it we really respect the work of the professional pet photographers even more! Getting your dog’s attention and capturing that special expression isn’t always easy, and if your dog is still a puppy it can be even tougher. Today we have a special guest post from […]

Ask Dr. Diane: Getting a Puppy For My Older Dog

My dachshund is nearly 15 years old. I know he may not be with us long (although he is active for his age) and I don’t want to be dog-less.  I would like to get another dog while he is still here so he can enjoy the dog  and so our new dog will have […]

Keeping Your Puppy Safe

Keeping up with a puppy is no small order; these bundles of energy can jump, run, and sniff during all their waking hours. But all that energy can sometimes lead to accidents. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has looked through their list of 480,000 insured pets to find the top 10 accidental injuries suffered by […]

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Bringing home a puppy is a little like bringing home a new baby — you want him to come into a safe environment. Unlike the new baby, though, this puppy is ready to go exploring from day one! Before the new puppy arrives, spend a little time puppy proofing your home. Here are some common […]