Getting a puppy is a pretty exciting experience and knowing about the breed and asking the breeder certain questions can really help you to understand before you dive in. Listed below are some important questions to ask your chosen breeder before you make the commitment of adopting a puppy. (more…)
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Bringing a puppy home is a pretty exciting time, but making sure you’re ready and have the lifestyle to do so is half the battle. Listed below are the top 5 things to consider before bringing a new family member into the house. (more…)
As you know, ear mites are annoying and can be somewhat difficult to get rid of in pets. Puppies can be exposed to them in many situations and it’s best to know exactly what to do when you suspect this problem. Listed below are some tips and information about these little annoyances called ear mites. (more…)
Whether you think of your puppy and get that warm fuzzy feeling inside or think about how they smell and how you can fix it, you’re always thinking of how to care for them. If you’re having some smelly issues involving your puppy then check out the list below on how to deodorize them and their environment! (more…)
Pimples and breakouts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when grooming and taking care of your pet, but they can definitely “pop up.”
This is also very true for puppies that have wrinkles on and around their face, naturally oily skin, and puppies with messy eating habits or outdoor living spaces. Numbered below are some ways to prevent and take care of breakouts on your puppy’s face and how to properly groom them for the future. (more…)
When you think of skin care your puppy may not come to mind, but their skin needs attention too, especially during the winter months. Here are some dry skin remedies for your puppy and some advice on how to avoid dry skin during winter months. (more…)
Of course your puppy’s health and happiness are what you value the most, but looking good never hurt right? Here are some easy to follow tips on how to choose the right groomer for your puppy. (more…)
Bathing your dog can be a process that many dog owners can barely stand the thought of. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. We have tips on training even the pickiest Yorkie puppies to love a bath. And older dogs too!
Training is always easier and more effective when you start with a young puppy. But these tips can work for the youngest and the oldest of any dog. The trick is baby steps…and treats!
Start by placing your dog in the tub and immediately giving him a small piece of his favorite treat. Make him stay in the tub for just a moment and then remove him. It’s best that you remove him rather than allowing him to jump out. Do this every day and slowly increase the time he stays in the tub each time, giving treats intermittently.
The next week, try turning on the water at a very slow trickle, something your pup will barely notice. Remember the treats and to slowly increase the amount of time he stays in there, along with the water pressure each day until you have the water on full and he’s completely comfortable.
Try this process in every step of the bath. For example, only bathe his legs and feet one week. The next week, bathe his legs and back, avoiding the head until very last and he is comfortable.
Most Yorkshire Terrier puppies, English Bulldog puppies and other breeds loathe a bath so much because they dislike getting their head wet. When your pup tries to avoid getting his head wet, try using smaller amounts of water from the palm of your hand to make it less stressful. Or hold their ears closed while you wet and rinse their head. This will help to keep out the water, which is usually what dogs hate most about baths.
We all know the struggles of bath time with dogs that would much rather stay dirty than face the tub. Try these quick tips to make the bathing process a much more enjoyable experience!
Many light colored and small breed dogs such as Yorkshire Terrier puppies and Puggle puppies are prone to having tear stains. Tear stains are under the eye and turn the fur a reddish brown color. There are many reasons your pup can have these stains. And many ways to solve the stain problem! (more…)
Some dogs absolutely hate to get a bath and the process can be a nightmare for both of you. Usually you come out just as wet as your dog and he’s barely clean because of all the wrestling. If your puppy is afraid of water, slowly introduce him to the idea of a bath and be patient. Show him there’s nothing to be afraid of and he’ll slowly understand all is a-okay. Once you have that mastered, here are some tips to make the bath easier for both of you!