dachshund

Breed Basics: Dachshunds

The dachshund is recognized around the world by his distinctive shape and nickname, the wiener dog. They come in three sizes (standard, miniature, and toy)...
dogs

How To Treat Toy Aggression in Dogs

Toys are a great way for dogs to burn off energy and socialize. But they can be counterproductive if your dog doesn’t know how...
arch-nemesis

What To Do When Your Dog Has An Arch-Nemesis?

Superman has Lex Luthor. Jerry Seinfeld had Newman. Most of us at one time or another have had an arch-nemesis, a foiler, someone who...
playtime

The Importance of Playtime with Your Cat

Although felines can be independent, they also crave companionship and playtime with their human guardians and with other cats. Taking just a little bit...
animal

Can Animals Speak Different Languages?

Tell a Mexican-born Chihuahua “sit” and he’ll cock his head at you and wonder what it is you just muttered. But tell him “siéntate”...
body language

Body Language and Vocalizations: What’s Your Cat Really Saying?

Unlike dogs who wag their tails, smile, whimper, and give other pretty obvious clues about what they're feeling and thinking, cats can be a...
new baby

How To Introduce Your New Baby to Your Dog

We often say that babies have a unique smell and presence that changes our lives and homes instantly. We’re dead on, and our dogs...
furniture

How To Keep Your Dogs Off Your Furniture

There I was, at the furniture store, excited to buy a spanking-new couch for the first time since … well, ever, when a thought...
running with your dog

Running With Your Dog – Races and Tips

There are so many benefits to running with your dog. First, it’s healthy for both of you. Second, it’s a sure fire way to...
prairie dogs

Western Owl Spies on Prairie Dogs to Learn About Hunting

The prairie dog get a lot of love from his animal brethren. Turns out prairie dogs provide animals, like owls, a place to squat...