Ringworm On A Dog

Ringworm is the common name given to a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm infections can occur in humans and in all domesticated species of animals. The name comes from the classical appearance of the round, red, raised ‘ring’ marking the boundary of inflammation in people infected with the disease. The common name of ringworm is somewhat misleading, in that it is not an infection caused by a worm, and the infected areas are not always ring-shaped. The organisms that cause ringworm infections belong to a specialized group of fungi known as dermatophytes, so the medical name for this disease is dermatophytosis. Some... Read More »

What You Should Know About Dog Training

When it comes to training your dog, you don’t have to make too many expenses just to achieve that desire. Dog training can happen without a trainer’s aid. If you are certain in what you want for your dog to learn, you can certainly do it all on your own. Not only will it be very cost effective on your part, but it will also be something worthwhile as you get to know your dog more and your dog will also recognize your authority more. Also, keep in mind, that when you take your pet to dog obedience classes, the trainer will demonstrate how to train your dog, but you... Read More »

Biodegradable Dog Bags

Dog bags are an unfortunate part of taking your dog out for a walk. Every pet owner has a responsibility to not inflict their pet’s mess on other people, and while leaving dog waste is, from one perspective at least, not quite as bad as littering, stepping on their waste is a pretty grotesque experience. One of the worst things that can happen when you are picking up your dog’s waste is to have your bag break, so one of the most important things to look for when buying your dog bags is durability. That being said, we have an unfortunate situation where dog bags are often sent directly towards... Read More »

Why Punishment should be Avoided

Punishment has been a big part of dog training for a long time, but more recently dog trainers from around the world are shifting away from encouraging “active” punishment, such as shouting, or using physical force to get your way. Nowadays, most dog trainers recommend their clients remain calm in the face of undesirable behaviour from their dogs, and then reinforcing good behaviour. There are plenty of reasons why dog trainers have moved away from active punishment as a means of training, and these reasons are often well-supported by research into the subject. Because, while punishing dogs for bad behaviour is often very effective in the short-term, its ability to... Read More »

Collar vs Harnesses, the Pros and Cons of Each

The two main types of dog handling equipment for a dog owner are the leash and collar, and the leash and harness. Each of these tools have their pros and cons from the standpoint of a pet owner, of which we’ve laid out a few for each: Collars; Leashes can be attached to both leashes and harnesses with relative ease, so that doesn’t really come into the equation. Where it does come into is what happens once the leash has been removed; a harness will continue to restrict movement, whereas a collar can sit more comfortably on a dog’s neck. When the leash is still attached to the collar, dogs... Read More »