Bonding with our dogs, especially a new dog, can be done in very simple and fun ways for both owner and dog. Although it may seem inconsequential, it's really one of the most important priorities when you bring your dog home for the first time. The bond you establish with your dog creates the foundation of your relationship; a strong bond will go a long way toward a fulfilling connection for both of you. Creating a bond with your dog is not all that dissimilar to creating a bond with your … [Read more...] about 11 Fun & Simple Ways to Bond With Your Dog
For families with children who also happen to be dog lovers, the desire to add a dog to the family is a natural, healthy wish. The companionship dogs provide can act as a kind of glue to bring families closer together, and if properly trained and socialized they can enhance the enjoyment of family activities and time together. Moreover, dogs can teach both parents and children valuable lessons about love, affection, selflessness, the importance of play and living in the moment, moving … [Read more...] about Selecting the Best Dog for You and Your Family
For many people, the prospect of dog ownership can be daunting, complex and even a little overwhelming. The biggest question is a common one: Do I have what it takes to be the ideal companion, guardian and life guide for a four-legged canine friend? Part of the reason the question is so complex is that it extends into many different areas – time resources, activity level, training and so on. But it can be simplified. With that in mind, here are some of the things to keep in mind as you ponder … [Read more...] about Will You Make a Good Dog Owner?