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.
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.
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.
unless owners take precautions. Common sense advice for the dog owning family!
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.
AKC judge explains how a breed's characteristics fit your family's lifestyle.
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.
It's critical but easy to choose the right purebred dog to match your lifestyle.
Based on size, disposition, trainability, budget considerations, and compatibility with children.
Find a healthy purebred and someone who will be there after the sale with care and advice!
A dog sitter or neighbor can take care of your dog when you are away, prepare them with this information...
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.
A major divorce court concern; sensible solutions by a dog "judge".
There is no comfort when your pet dies but read this by AKC judge and fill your heart with another pet.
What a clumsy puppy did for a WWII veteran who served his country at great cost.
That wasn’t really his name and he was taken to the shelter but that’s the story...
How far will you read this short story before you understand?
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.
Remember Lassie, Lad or Sergeant Preston's King? A personal dog will change and enrich your life.
It's surprisingly easy to choose the right dog to match your lifestyle and needs.
Hybrid Purebred? Why cross breeding two inferior purebreds offers disappointment.
Give thought and thanks for the mysterious quirk in nature became your domestic dog.
We asked top breeders what they most wanted for Christmas and got interesting answers!
She willed herself to sleep, to continue the dream. True story of an only child...
Why a puppy most epitomizes the real meaning of Christmas and humorous look at scientists.
Why it's better to involve the kids now and pick up the puppy after the holiday!
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!
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.
Dogs can actually boost the immune system in young children. Dr. June McNicholas stated that...
This list will surprise you and help you decide on the right breed to fit your family.
Comparing the dog to other domestic animals makes your choice easy!
Tips for dog owners - collars, diet, jumping up, toenails, vet exams, why dogs bite, kids and dogs, scratching, and housebreaking.
Although indisputably flawed, they can affect your eligibility for Homeowner's Insurance.
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.
Print this out for new owners! They’ll think of you every time they say “DON’T”
Practical reasons for a fenced yard and the shocking truth on ELECTRIC fences.
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.
How to solve problems often caused by human events dogs can’t understand.
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!
Tailored to families with children and pets. Includes a packing list for SURVIVAL! Pt 2
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.
Grabbing your cell phone, medications, and water isn’t enough if you have pets.
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.
This dog attends mass every day. Does he pray to be with his owner? photos...
Insight from this video will change how you perceive your Best Friend's needs.
A dog dies but then a miracle takes place; true story of a strange phenomenon.
Fascinating and authentic, from ancient breeds to today's lapdog.
How HSUS defines us and advises families is okay but...
True rescue story of incredible hero & fascinating facts on Dogs Finding Dog...
Extraordinary mountain scenery (photos) along with hound owners in MA.