Dog Information

Useful dog-related information regarding your family and home. Dog laws etc.

  • Touching Ways to Remember a Beloved Pet

    Old Dog

    Losing a beloved pet is never easy. Whether it’s your loyal dog, your cuddly cat, or a smaller animal, it’s hard to deal with no longer having them there to greet you every day. When a pet dies, finding a way to remember them can help you to process the loss. It gives you something […]

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  • Take Care of Your Dog with These Tips

    Young woman holding a chihuahua

    When you get a dog, it becomes part of the family. It is a living, breathing, thinking being with needs that have to be nurtured. It is your responsibility as a conscientious dog owner to take care of these needs. You cannot expect miracles without some hard work. Also, as time progresses, your dog’s needs […]

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  • Purebred or Shelter Dog?

    A woman fussing dogs at a dog shelter

    You have decided to get a family dog, but are torn between adopting a mixed breed shelter dog versus purchasing a purebred from a breeder. Before making that final purchase decision, take a step back and review your circumstances, expectations in a dog, and what you perceive as the perfect family dog. Many groups encourage […]

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  • The Benefits of Having a Dog in Your Life

    Dog sitting next to a toddler

    Caring for a dog can be good for your physical and mental health. A dog companion can be a loyal friend and a valuable member of your family, plus, dogs provide companionship and unconditional love. The bond that develops between a human and dog can be just as strong as the bond between two people. […]

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  • Will Dog Pee Kill Grass?

    Will dog pee kill grass?

    If you’re a dog owner you may be familiar with those yellow/brown patches on your lawn where your dog goes to the toilet and you want to know will dog pee kill grass? The answer is yes. The reason for this is because the urine is rich in nitrogen and it will kill your grass […]

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  • Do dogs have to be kept on a lead?

    Do dogs have to be kept on a lead?

    You must be in control of your dog in public. Dogs don’t have to be on a lead all the time but do have to be on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present. It’s important to check the bye-laws on your local council website to see the areas […]

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  • The science behind why some people love animals and others couldn’t care less

    The science behind why some people love animals and others couldn't care less

    John Bradshaw, University of Bristol The recent popularity of “designer” dogs, cats, micro-pigs and other pets may seem to suggest that pet keeping is no more than a fad. Indeed, it is often assumed that pets are a Western affectation, a weird relic of the working animals kept by communities of the past. About half […]

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  • How To Introduce A Second Dog

    How To Introduce A Second Dog

    Follow these tips on how to introduce a second dog into the family. Just like childeren get jeolous, dogs can too and this may happen when you introduce a second dog to the family. Dogs are very territorial. Some even resent other pets being around their owners. Behaviour You May Experience Your dog will assert […]

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  • The Benefits Of Getting An Adult Dog

    The Benefits Of Getting An Adult Dog

    There are benefits in getting an adult dog such as the amount of time and attention it takes to housetrain. Let’s look at the reasons why. There are a lot more adult dogs available for adoption that need home than puppies. You won’t have to worry about the dog causing havoc in your home as […]

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  • Dogs Can Reduce Stress

    Dogs Can Reduce Stress

    Stress-related illnesses are at an all time high nowadays. Unhealthy levels of stress show up as mood changes, migraines, hair loss, worry, agitation, sleeplessness, weight gain and the more serious level; depression. Before you see your doctor for help try to consider these natural options. Get A Dog One doctor’s research of 480 people under […]

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