Dog Safety and Staying Safe Around Dogs.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 9:  An owner keeps her dogs attention while it is being judged during the Dalmation class at the Crufts Dog Show March 9, 2003 in Birmingham, England. Crufts was founded in 1891. This year's show has over 21,000 top pedigree dogs competing in over 2,000 individual classes for the prestigious title of "Best In Show" title.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Well-socialized and happy dogs can add so much to our lives and to our families. Dogs give us companionship, provide fun and physical exercise, and help us to teach our children about caring for others and about responsibility. Most dogs are the happy family pets that we enjoy being with. There are situations, however, that […]

Dog Chasing Cat: Helpful Tips for Stopping This Behavior.*


Chasing is a natural instinct for a dog, but it is not appropriate behavior in your home when directed toward your cat. The following guidelines can help you deal with this behavior through management (preventing the problem) and training (motivating the dog to change his behavior). How to prevent a dog from chasing the cat: […]

Bringing Your New Dog Home: Preventing Problems from Day One.


Before you bring your new dog home, there are a number of ways that you can prepare for the new addition to your family. First, get the dog an ID tag with your information on it (name, phone number, address). Before leaving the adoption site, check that your new dog’s collar is not too loose. […]

Choosing a Dog. Find your perfect companion.*


This resource offers information on how to choose a dog for you, your family and lifestyle. Should you get a puppy or adult, purebred or hybrid and where can you adopt? Part 1: How to Choose the Right Dog If you’re thinking about getting a dog and you’ve never had one, please do some research […]