Dogs

Learn about your dog, from buying a puppy to caring for and training a dog.

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Bringing Your New Dog Home

Tips to help make the transition smooth for you and your pet.

Choosing a Veterinarian

Find a vet who will keep your pet healthy for years to come.

Everything in Dogs Basics
  • Bringing Your New Dog Home

    If you recently adopted a dog, or are planning to add a canine companion to your home soon, follow these guidelines to increase the cha...

  • Buying a Puppy

    Are you thinking about welcoming a dog into your life? Be sure to get the facts on where you are most likely to find a happy and health...

  • Caring for Your Dog: The Top Ten Essentials

    Chances are that your dog is one of your most faithful companions. But, from time to time, he may present you with unique challenges th...

  • Choosing the Right Dog

    You will find many dogs at your local animal shelter that would make a great companion. The trick is to find a pet who is a good match ...

  • Dog Behavior Tip Sheets

    Chances are that your dog is one of your most faithful companions. But, from time to time, he may present you with unique challenges th...

  • How to Find a Good Dog Breeder

    Planning to get a puppy from a professional breeder? Our guidelines will help you make sure that the breeder you're working with is a r...

Behavior
  • Boredom Busters for Pets

    Don't worry about leaving your faithful furry friend home alone anymore when you follow these tips and tricks.

  • Do You Chain Your Dog?

    Chances are that your dog is one of your most faithful companions. But, from time to time, he may present you with unique challenges th...

  • Stay Dog Bite Free!

    Chances are that your dog is one of your most faithful companions. But, from time to time, he may present you with unique challenges th...

  • Why Dogs and Pickup Trucks Don't Mix

    Chances are that your dog is one of your most faithful companions. But, from time to time, he may present you with unique challenges th...

Help
  • Choosing a Boarding Kennel

    Placing your pet in a boarding kennel is a good alternative to taking your pet with you when you travel or leaving her with friends or ...

  • Choosing a Dog Trainer

    Chances are that your dog is one of your most faithful companions. But, from time to time, he may present you with unique challenges th...

  • Choosing a Groomer

    Regular grooming is an important part of responsible pet care. If you could use some help bathing and brushing your pet, or trimming he...

  • Choosing a Pet Sitter

    Need to find quality, reliable care for your pet while you are out of town? Hiring a pet sitter can be a good alternative to boarding y...

Safety Tips for Pets
  • 20 Tips For Gardening With Dogs

    We love our dogs and our gardens, but sometimes it seems the two don't mix well. Here are 20 simple tips for balancing the needs of pet...

  • Safety for All Seasons

    Winter, spring, summer or fall, here's how to protect your dog from temperature extremes.

  • Safety Guidelines

    Learn the basics for interacting with dogs to avoid getting hurt.