Looking For A Family Dog?  Which breeds are best with kids?  Which are good family protection dogs?  Should you get a purebred?  Should a family dog be from a pet shop or a Responsible Breeder?  Is the dog going to be a real family member?A DOG FOR THE FAMILY

 

Checklists: Apartment or Estate size? Long coat or easy groom?  Low Allergy?  High energy?  Are there seniors in your family?  Who will take care of the dog?  Kid's pet or guard dog?

 

 

Family Dog Decisions

Adopting a dog? Family harmony must come first or the dog could wind up back in the shelter. It might be better to donate to the shelter and purchase a purebred with predictable health and personality traits.

 

Housebreaking Puppy

It's the first thing puppy must learn because it is critical to his survival as a house dog. Here’s how to potty train a puppy in 4 days.

 

Are You A Good Dog Owner?

Take this quick quiz to learn WHY pets are not welcome in many hotels, neighborhoods, and parks and if YOU are partly responsible for rejection of the dog you love.

 

Why Choose A Purebred Dog?

Are you a gambler or do you prefer a sure thing?  Don't disappoint the family.

 

For your little girl, choose a breed for cuddling and confiding in; for your son, an active breed suitable for rough and tumble.

 

Your Breed Choice Must Fit

AKC judge explains how a breed's characteristics fit your family's lifestyle.

 

The Human/Dog Connection

What IS it about dogs that makes them entirely different from any other animal on earth? Psychologist-scientist-owner shares amazing revelations about both species.

 

Choosing A Breed Depends On Your Lifestyle

 

Choosing the right breed depends on one's lifestyle!  The Toy Fox Terrier is "just right" for Lisa Herman (pictured) who loves Agility.

 

Choosing The Right Dog Breed

It's critical but easy to choose the right purebred dog to match your lifestyle.

 

Choosing A Family Dog

Based on size, disposition, trainability, budget considerations, and compatibility with children.

 

How To Find An Ethical Breeder

Find a healthy purebred and someone who will be there after the sale with care and advice!

 

July 4th Can Traumatize Puppies

unless owners take precautions. Common sense advice for the dog owning family!

 

Who Takes Care Of The Dog?

A dog sitter or neighbor can take care of your dog when you are away, prepare them with this information...

 

Canine Jealousy Explained

Advice on how to introduce the family dog to the new baby or puppy?

 

Seniors in the household? Choose a calm, easy-care breed.  Dogs help seniors get more exercise and simply stroking a dog lowers heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Who Gets Custody of The Pet?

A major divorce court concern; sensible solutions by a dog "judge".

 

Empty Arm Syndrome

There is no comfort when your pet dies but read this by AKC judge and fill your heart with another pet.

 

Just A Pet ? True Story

What a clumsy puppy did for a WWII veteran who served his country at great cost.

 

Reggie The Labrador

That wasn’t really his name and he was taken to the shelter but that’s the story...

 

The Old Man, Old Dog

How far will you read this short story before you understand?

 

Teach the importance of reading to your child.KID'S PLACE

 

a great place to instill the pleasure of reading between parent and child.  It's also a great place for kids and dogs to learn respect for rules, schedules and so much more...

 

Family & Home Protection

Worried about soaring crime rates? Peace of mind is a burglar alarm that loves you.

 

A well-trained guarding breed is the best all-around personal security protection.

 

Do You Have A Personal Dog?

Remember Lassie, Lad or Sergeant Preston's King? A personal dog will change and enrich your life.

 

Choosing A Personal Dog

It's surprisingly easy to choose the right dog to match your lifestyle and needs.

 

Why Not A Designer Dog?

Hybrid Purebred?  Why cross breeding two inferior purebreds offers disappointment.

 

Thanksgiving Wolf-Dog

Give thought and thanks for the mysterious quirk in nature became your domestic dog.

 

What I Want For Christmas

We asked top breeders what they most wanted for Christmas and got interesting answers!

 

A Dog For Christmas

She willed herself to sleep, to continue the dream. True story of an only child...

 

Best CHRISTMAS Gift

Why a puppy most epitomizes the real meaning of Christmas and humorous look at scientists.

 

Gifting A Puppy For The Family?

Why it's better to involve the kids now and pick up the puppy after the holiday!

 

Breeders Give Thanks

What Coton, Bedlington, Chihuahua, and Shar Pei breeders what they're most thankful for.

A Dog For The Kids?

Some breeds are great with children of any age, some are best with older kids or adults.  Many Herding breeds protect and take care of youngsters, from newborn lambs to human babies!

 

Best Breeds For Kids!

A "dog for the kids" is a non-critical confidant to share a child's dreams and teach responsibility but we explain WHY certain breeds are better suited for kids.

 

Health studies prove that children who grow up with a family dog are overall healthier and have stronger immune systems.

 

Grieving Pets Need Help

Dogs can suffer overwhelming grief when the owner dies. You may be grieving too but here’s how scent can help the dog (and you) through this tragic time.

 

Non-Allergenic Family Dog?

Dogs can actually boost the immune system in young children.  Dr. June McNicholas stated that...

 

THE KID'S PLACE

is a safe place, chock-full of

... and a great opportunity for parents to help the kids teach the dog to respect rules and schedules, and to feed the dog!

 

3 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

This list will surprise you and help you decide on the right breed to fit your family.

 

Dogs Are Different

Comparing the dog to other domestic animals makes your choice easy!

 

Vital Tips To Manage Your Dog

Tips for dog owners - collars, diet, jumping up, toenails, vet exams, why dogs bite, kids and dogs, scratching, and housebreaking.

 

Dog Bite Statistics

Although indisputably flawed, they can affect your eligibility for Homeowner's Insurance.

 

PUPPY TRAINING STARTS EARLY!

 

Training A Dog

 

There's nothing more rewarding for you and the family dog than training, done right.

 

DON’T Rules For Dog Owners

Print this out for new owners! They’ll think of you every time they say “DON’T”

 

Fencing The Family Dog!

Practical reasons for a fenced yard and the shocking truth on ELECTRIC fences.

 

Small Dog Safety

They cannot protect themselves even though they think they are giants and act accordingly.

 

Obviously, you can get stuck on a problem either before or after you've chosen your family dog.

 

Canine health can be helped by solving problems all dog owners face sooner or later.Dog Dilemmas?

 

Mange, allergies, heat stress, fencing, behavior, safety tips for family harmony

 

Anxiety Or Destructive Behavior

How to solve problems often caused by human events dogs can’t understand.

 

Disaster Survival Plan

Psychology professor's 2016 survival plan for life on the edge, especially for pet owners with "normalcy bias" who need essential reality in these turbulent times!

 

More Disaster Survival Planning

Tailored to families with children and pets.  Includes a packing list for SURVIVAL! Pt 2

 

Survival Plan Packing List

In a disaster, you won't have time to assemble critical essentials like prescriptions, dog medicines and trauma supplies that can insure survival so print this list.

 

Emergency Evacuation With Pets

Grabbing your cell phone, medications, and water isn’t enough if you have pets.

 

A "Forever" Family Member

How to insure the dog fits your family BEFORE purchase or adoption.

 

A dog that is part of the family enriches everyone's life experiences and perceptions.

 

Most Faithful Dog

This dog attends mass every day. Does he pray to be with his owner? photos...

 

Why Elephants Are Like Dogs

Insight from this video will change how you perceive your Best Friend's needs.

 

Can A Family Dog Come Back?

A dog dies but then a miracle takes place; true story of a strange phenomenon.

 

Glorious History Of The Dog

Fascinating and authentic, from ancient breeds to today's lapdog.

 

HSUS' Responsible Breeders

How HSUS defines us and advises families is okay but...

 

Super Hound To The Rescue

True rescue story of incredible hero & fascinating facts on Dogs Finding Dog...

 

Coonhound Rescue Walk

Extraordinary mountain scenery (photos) along with hound owners in MA.

 

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