How to Get a Dog to Pee in the Snow

If you live in an area where the colder winter weather means the arrival of snow, you may run into a problem. What do you do if your dog won’t go outside to pee? Many people aren’t excited about cold water and the same can be said about dogs. While there are some breeds that … Read more

How to Care for a Dog After Being Spayed

While a spay is a common and regularly performed procedure, it is still surgery. This means that there are post-operative care needs to consider. This includes keeping her comfortable and maintaining a clean surgical site. You will also need to pay attention to any signs of complications and seek medical care if needed. Here are … Read more

Why is My Older Dog Peeing So Much?

Is your older dog peeing excessively? Have you noticed a significant change recently in your dog’s bathroom habits?  There are several reasons that you may notice that your dog is starting to pee more often. For older dogs, this could be a medical condition or simply a sign of aging. The first step to addressing … Read more

When Do French Bulldogs Calm Down?

French Bulldogs calm down around two to three years of age. However, they still may act hyper until they reach four to five years of age. French Bulldogs are an exciting, playful, and energetic dog breed. It is a common misconception that French Bulldogs do not need as much exercise as other breeds, making many … Read more

Why is My Dog Freaking Out All of a Sudden? 

Is your normally calm dog suddenly freaking out and you’re unsure of why? This behavior may be more explainable than you think. Unable to speak to us and tell us what is bothering them, dogs use body language. In more serious cases, or if your dog believes that you’re not getting the message, this could … Read more

How To Stop Dog Barking When Left Alone

It’s one thing for your dog to bark when there is a stranger but it’s another thing when they bark when you’re not home. Perhaps a recent complaint from a neighbor is leaving you worried that your dogs are disrupting the neighborhood and also causing your pup a lot of stress too.  The key to … Read more

How to Train a French Bulldog 

If you’ve recently welcomed a French Bulldog into your home, you’ve quickly realized how incredible this breed can be. They provide so much warmth and love for such a small package.  Learning how to train a French Bulldog is easy compared to some more difficult breeds. These dogs are smart and they react well to … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Gingerbread Cookies? 

If you’re wondering if dogs can eat gingerbread cookies, the answer is no. Ginger itself is not harmful for dogs and it’s actually healthy when consumed in small quantities.  The problem is that gingerbread usually contains nutmeg which is dangerous for dogs to eat. In addition to potentially dangerous ingredients, gingerbread cookies have a lot … Read more

How Long Can You Leave a Dog Alone at Home? 

That begs the question, how long can you leave a dog alone at home? The answer varies based on many factors but I wouldn’t suggest leaving any dog alone for longer than 5-6 hours. If you have a puppy, that time is reduced to as little as one hour.  Leaving your dog alone at home … Read more

Why Doesn’t My Dog Wag His Tail Anymore? 

As our dogs age and grow older with us, their behaviors change. They can go from barking at everything, running around like crazy, and being energetic all the time – to being slow and calm.  This behavior doesn’t always have to seem like a negative or “bad” thing but if you notice your dog isn’t … Read more