December 27, 2013

To the Left or to the Right? Does Your Dog’s Tail Wagging Direction Matter?

The direction your dog wags its tail may be more important than you think. Researchers have found that tail wagging direction elicits different emotional responses from other dogs. Understanding these responses can go a long way in helping owners keep their dogs calm in the vet’s office or avoid a dangerous situation […]
December 19, 2013

Ten Low Shedding Dog Breeds

There is hope for those who would love to be a dog owner, but have allergies which they thought would not allow it. There are several low- shedding dogs, which may affect a person with allergies just a little or not at all. Besides shedding very little if at all, these dogs […]
December 12, 2013

How To Choose The Right Shampoo For Your Dog

When it comes to choosing a shampoo for your dog, you have a lot of options so it can be quite a daunting task to get it right. One of the most important things to consider is your dog’s skin type. Normal Healthy Skin A dog with normal healthy skin can use […]
December 11, 2013

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia is the cause of much discomfort and can lead to crippling a once vibrant and youthful dog. Caused by abnormal hip sockets; hip dysplasia is a genetic trait that essentially causes an extreme looseness of the joint or the joint becomes deteriorated through years of use and eventually the […]
December 7, 2013

The Dangers of Throwing Sticks for Dogs

There is nothing more iconic than the image of a dog enthusiastically chasing a stick. Dog owners have been using sticks to play fetch with their canine companions for hundreds of years, but this seemingly harmless game can actually be dangerous for dogs. Many dogs suffer from serious injuries and even death […]
December 2, 2013

Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers

With the holiday season approaching fast, you may already be searching for the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life. Personalized gifts, such as photo frames and ornaments are great choices, but there are plenty of other gifts aimed at dog lovers too. Personalized Pet Ornament A personalized pet ornament […]
November 27, 2013

Keep Your Dog Away from Grapes and Raisins

It’s important for any dog owner to become familiar with the various types of things that can be poisonous to a dog. There are a lot of common household products, food and medicines that can make your canine best friend seriously ill or even be fatal to him.  Although they’re small enough […]
November 21, 2013

Arthritis in Dogs–How You Can Help

It’s not easy to watch your dog rise stiffly from a nap, and limp when he walks, because you know that he is hurting and you want to help him.  These are common symptoms that you may notice if your canine companion is suffering from arthritis. Just like humans, arthritis pain tends […]
April 8, 2010

Installing An Underground Dog Fence Before or After Landscaping?

A reader asks whether it is smarter to put in their underground dog fence system wiring before or after they have some landscaping work done on their property. I’m in the process of moving from a big wooded lot in the country to a small lot in the city. My has never […]
April 14, 2010

Invisible Fence* Compatible Systems

Say you have friends or family with an Invisible Fence branded system? Hello Stewart, My wife and I were the first of our families to rescue a pup from the shelter. After we got him we purchased a Petsafe wireless system. Mainly for ease to take with us when we traveled to […]
April 22, 2010

Lake Frontage Dog Fence Layouts

When one side of the yard is lake frontage, and you want to continue to give the dog access to the lake, how do you run the dog fence layout? Hi, we have a boxer living on a lake lot. Fencing runs along the slides of the lot to the lake. This […]
April 22, 2010

Alaskan Malamute

A reader as what type of electric dog fence would be appropriate for an Alaskan Malamute. Hi Stu, Thanks for your dog fence website! Very helpful! I’m looking at getting into breeding Alaskan Malamutes. A friend of mine is a breeder and wants to sell us his dogs and breeding rights. There […]
May 1, 2010

Small Side Passage Wiring

Sometimes when you have a small side passage between the house and the side fence, you can’t have the full boundary width or else the dogs will not be able to use that side passage. WOW – what a great site. Thank you for all the wonderful, useful information! I do have […]
May 4, 2010

Over Sensitivity on a Wireless Fence

Sometimes we can overdo the negative part of the training and not spend enough time on the positive part – the result is that the dog will not go in the yard at all. This should not happen if you go slowly and gradually through the training steps. But, what do you […]
May 10, 2010

Electric Shock Collars Banned in Wales

Using and selling electric Shock collars was banned in Wales this year because of concern for cruelty to animals. This from the BBC. The use of electric shock collars to train dogs or cats is to be banned in Wales, the assembly government announced. The ban, which would be the first of […]
May 11, 2010

Training a Dog on a Vacation Home

So how do you train a dog on an electric dog fence in a vacation home, weekend home, summer home or a second home where you don’t live all year round? Dear Stuart We are lucky enough to have a vacation home where our dog – a long legged Jack Russell – […]