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?FAMILY DOG DECISIONS MADE EASIER


Checklist  for choosing a family pet; best breeds for kids or seniors, small dog, big dog, long coat? Kid's pet or guard dog? Low Allergy?  High energy? Free, professional advice on choosing the right breed.



Picking Up The Poo

It's common courtesy but pooper-scooper laws are mandated in many communities for environment and disease protection.


Handy Doggy Things

The first thing to know about a dog? Although he's been with people longer than any animal, he is an animal, not a human child.


Dog Buying Guide

A purebred dog's personality and health is more predictable (and researchable) than a mixed breed which inherits mixed bag genes.


Disaster Survival Plan

Professor's plan for life on the edge, especially for pet owners with Normalcy Bias who need essential reality in these turbulent times!


Disaster Plan Packing List

You won't have time then so print this list.


More Disaster Survival

Tailored to families with children and pets. Pt 2


Emergency Evacuation With Pets

Your cell phone, medications, and water isn’t enough...


Find An Ethical Breeder

someone who will be there after the sale with care and advice!


Small Dog Safety

They think they are giants and act accordingly.


Who Takes Care Of The Dog?

Prepare them with this information before you go.


Are You A Good Dog Owner?

Take quick quiz to learn WHY pets are not welcome in many places...


Why Choose A Purebred?

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


Guard and Bully Breeds

AKC judge says think “ahead” to prevent trouble.


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...


Choose The Right Breed

It's critical to match your lifestyle.


Choosing A Family Dog

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


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


Sneezing Communication

Do you understand your dog’s body language as well as he reads yours? Scientists reveal the signals...


Your Breed Choice Must Fit

AKC judge explains breed characteristics.


The Human/Dog Connection

Psychologist-scientist-owner shares amazing revelations about both species.


Canine Jealousy Explained

How to introduce the family dog to the new baby.


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?

Divorce court concern solved by a dog "judge".


Empty Arm Syndrome

There is no comfort when your pet dies but AKC judge says 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.


The Old Man, Old Dog

How far will you read before you understand?


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?


Why Not A Designer Dog?

Why cross breeding inferior purebreds disappoints.


What I Want For Christmas

We asked top breeders and got the answers!



A puppy for Christmas is on every kid's wishlistWhy a puppy epitomizes the real meaning of Christmas.


Gifting A Puppy

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


A Dog For Christmas

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


Reggie's Letter

It will bring tears to your eyes but we do it because it is Veteran's Day. As you enjoy the freedom we celebrate, you know who to thank... and hug your dog, he understands.

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Pet Leasing Scam

Pet shop rip-offs are so common that CBS news reported it again in September 2018 and sadly, the non-profit AKC is complicit.


Big Boy, True Hurricane Rescue

Animals suffered the same loss of life and habitat as did the people but this amazing dog story soothes the heart...


Disaster Preparedness

This vet says you MUST have pet I.D. tags, Rescue Remedy, and other innovative gadgets like Pet GSP locators!


Can A Family Dog Come Back?

A dog dies but then a miracle takes place; true story!


Glorious History Of The Dog

Fascinating, from ancient breeds to today's lapdog.


Super Hound To The Rescue

fascinating facts on Dogs Finding Dogs...


Common Sense

Online questions show how little we know!


Best Breeds For Kids!

A "dog for the kids" to teach responsibility.


Obviously, you can get stuck on a problem 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 dogs can’t understand.


Grieving Pets Need Help

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...


3 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

This list will surprise you and help you decide!


Dogs Are Different

Comparing the dog to other domestic animals.


Vital Tips To Manage Your Dog

Collars, diet, jumping up, toenails, vet exams, why dogs bite, kids and dogs and housebreaking.


Dog Bite Statistics

can affect your Homeowner's Insurance.




Training A Dog


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


Housebreaking Puppy In 4 Days

It's the first thing puppy must learn because it is critical to his survival as a house dog.


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, plus shocking truth on ELECTRIC fences.


Why Elephants Are Like Dogs

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


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




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It's also a great opportunity for parents to help the kids teach the dog to respect rules and schedules, and to feed the dog!


A "Forever" Family Member

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


Family & Home Protection

Peace of mind is a burglar alarm that loves you.


Most Faithful Dog

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


HSUS' Responsible Breeders

How HSUS defines us and advises families...


Choosing A Personal Dog

It's surprisingly easy to match your lifestyle and needs.


4th Of July Trauma

Celebration with explosions and shouting crowds can traumatize your dog so leave him home on the 4th!


Breeders Give Thanks

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


Thanksgiving Wolf-Dog

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


Coonhound Rescue Walk

Extraordinary mountain scenery in MA.


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