If you’re thinking about adoption, the advantages to bringing home an older dog are many. If the dog you’ve had since puppyhood is now approaching their golden years, it’s important to keep doing the things you’ve always done together. Here are a few things you should know about senior dog care.
Dog Ages & Dog Stages
Like human teens, adolescent dogs explore their world and test their own abilities in ways you won’t always like. But if you keep up with the guidelines that got you through puppyhood, as well some new ones just for adolescents, you can keep enjoying your dog and lay the foundation for a happy life together.
When we start to think about bringing a dog into our family and home, we often consider adopting a puppy. But there are many reasons to go against the grain and adopt a senior dog. In fact, it can be a fulfilling and life-changing experience for those who do.
Like us, as our pets get older, navigating the challenges of winter becomes more difficult. Therefore, we must accommodate our senior dogs’ needs. Here are a few ways to keep your senior safe and comfortable through winter.
One research poll suggests that the reason for getting a pet may be influenced by your gender attributes. A national poll that surveyed over 600 single men and women found that they had different reasons for bringing home a loving pooch. Here are the results.
Considered one of the largest studies ever to examine personality changes in dogs, the research tapped owners of over 1,600 pooches. Findings indicate that dogs’ personalities are especially affected by three aspects.
You may have heard that one dog year is equal to seven human years, but that’s not really how dog years work. Here’s how to convert your dog’s age to human years.
Puppies. They bring a smile to the faces of everyone who sees them. Adorable, playful, and energetic, puppies offer us unconditional love, make us laugh, and entertain us with their antics.
Even when a cherished, elderly dog is sick beyond cure and declining for weeks or months, the end always feels far too sudden and permanent. Show your sympathy and support with this thoughtful tribute…
It’s important to transition from the mentality of “they died” to “let me tell you how he really lived.” This is true of people and pets.
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Over the decades we have embraced (and I mean this literally) our dogs just as we do our family.
Do males tend to get along better with other males, or would a female puppy be a better choice?
The more time you devote to housetraining and the sooner you start, the faster and easier it will be.
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