How to Choose a Dog for Children

Best Dog for Kids

Choosing the Best Dog for Your Kids Often the biggest question for pet loving parents is, “What is the best dog for my child?” Here are some tips that can help you decide the best dog for your family. Factors to Consider When Adopting a Dog Dog Breed and History When first choosing a dog, you always want to look at the breed’s genetic makeup. How was the dog raised? … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Beagle

Beagle

Beagle According to the AKC Registration Statistics, the Beagle was the fifth most popular dog breed in the United States in 2008. The Beagle is a hardy, squarely built small hound. They make great family pets due to their friendly and curious dispositions. The Beagle is also favored for his compact size. The breed belongs to the Hound Group, which means he'll be easily … [Read more...]

How to Teach a Dog to Lie Down

How to Teach a Dog to Lie Down

Training Your Dog to Lie Down Most dog owners will agree that a calm dog who is lying quietly next to them as they watch TV, read a book or have dinner with the family is far preferable than an in-your-face dog who just won’t relax. Get your dog to lie down with these dog training tips. Dog Training Methods Use Food Lures One method of teaching a dog the “down” cue is … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso History & Characteristics Originating hundreds of years ago in the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet, the Lhasa Apso was considered a guardian breed who was kept to protect the inner household of royalty and the hallowed walls of Buddhist monasteries. Lhasa Apsos are often mistaken for being the typical lap dog, but that is not the case. While most Lhasa Apsos … [Read more...]

Training Dogs to Assist People in Wheelchairs

Wheelchair Assistance Dog Training

Wheelchair Assistance Dogs We all know dogs are wonderful companions and they can be especially beneficial for a person in a wheelchair. However, it is extremely important you pick the dog breed that will thrive in the kind of lifestyle you live. If you don't, chances are you'll be contacting your local dog trainer or animal school for help. Things to Consider When … [Read more...]