Posts in category Dog F.A.Q.

Justin Bieber – Stars...

Justin Bieber – Stars and their Pets

Justin Bieber, the 21-year old pop star, took to Instagram recently to introduce the world to Phil, his adorable Labrador puppy.

Kylie Jenner – Stars ...

Kylie Jenner – Stars and their Pets

Anyone who follows the youngest of the Kardashian – Jenner extended family on social media will know about her beautiful Italian greyhound dogs called Norman and Bambi. After being accused of underfeeding the pups, Kylie revealed her pampered pooches eat a strictly organic diet and drink only filtered water

How to teach your Puppy not...

How to teach your Puppy not to chew

Ok, you got your new puppy, brought him/her home and after a few minutes your puppy is up to mischief. Basically, the purpose of this article ‘How to teach your Puppy not to chew’ hopefully will give you some solutions to the missing socks, chewed slippers etc. Puppies use their sense of taste just as children […]

GPS Trackers for Dogs

GPS Trackers for Dogs

At some stage during the lifetime of a dog, they invariably will get lost somewhere. The experience of losing a dog is more stressful for the owners than the dog usually. Utilizing GPS Trackers for Dogs is an excellent way of keeping tabs on your pooch! This is how GPS Trackers for Dogs work : […]

Dog Photo Gallery

Dog Photo Gallery

There are many breeds of dogs in the world today, and beneath are just a short selection from our Dog Photo Gallery. Please also take the time to explore the many articles we have about Dogs. We cover serious topics such as Dog Health, Dog Training and not so serious like Dog FAQ’s! We also […]

What kind of dog is benji?

What kind of dog is benji?

Benji is the name given to a dog who starred in several movies from 1974 through the 2000s, and is also the title of the first film in the series. His character is a small, lovable mixed-breed dog with the skill of being in the right place at the right time, usually helping a person […]

How to reward your dog for ...

How to reward your dog for good behaviour?

To reward your dog for good behaviour basically it involves anything that you know that the dog likes. Be careful not to make the reward something big that you cannot repeat everytime your dog is good. Simple ways to reward your dog for good behaviour include: Favourite Food – If you know your Dog loves a particular […]

How to get a dog to mount y...

How to get a dog to mount you?

If you are a female dog then probably you will have to do very little for this natural process to occur every two months. However, dogs cannot read and we are not interested in promoting dog mounting techniques that involve humans. The reason why a dog would attempt to mount a human usually stems from their […]

How high can a dog jump?

How high can a dog jump?

The world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog is 172.7 cm (68 inches), achieved by Cindy, a greyhound owned by Kathleen Conroy and Kate Long (both USA) of Miami, Florida, USA. This record was set at the Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Challenge show, Gray Summit, Missouri, USA on 7th October 2006. She […]

What is the rarest dog bree...

What is the rarest dog breed?

One of the rarest dog breeds is the Mexican Hairless Dog is a rare, hairless breed of dog whose size varies greatly. It is also known as Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloitzcuintle or Xolo for short, or Mexican Hairless. Xoloitzcuintli’s are noted for their calm but puppies can be quite noisy and unruly. The breed has definite primitive […]

What is the safest breed of...

What is the safest breed of dog for children?

Before answering this question, it is very important to note that any dog can bite a child and the safest precaution to take is not to leave children alone with dogs. Having said that, from historical evidence it is suggested that some breeds show a tendancy to have more patience than others when it comes […]

Which movies feature Dogs?

Which movies feature Dogs?

When it comes to choosing movies or films that feature dogs the list is very long. A short selection of movies featuring our canine friends are listed below: Lady and the Tramp This Walt Disney classic featured the unlikely romance between a purebred female cocker spaniel and a male mongrel. One of the most famous […]

Can I give my dog too much ...

Can I give my dog too much water?

Dogs have a normal water intake of about 10 to 20 millilitres per kilogram of body weight per day, or about 3 to 4 glasses of water per day for a dog weighing around 10 kilograms. Anything more than that, under normal environmental conditions, is considered polydipsia. Polydipsia (excessive thirst) is not normal for a […]

Were there any dogs in the ...

Were there any dogs in the movie Reservoir Dogs?

An unknown director (Quentin Tarentino) released a film (Reservoir Dogs) in 1992 that had as a central theme, five total strangers, teaming up together to commit the perfect crime. Unfortunately, the heist went wrong, people were killed and they smelt a rat amongst them. However, despite the title, no actual Dog was used in the […]

How to get your dog used to...

How to get your dog used to wearing a collar?

It can be very frustrating, trying to get your dog used to wearing a collar. It is best to start this process when they are a Puppy and start off with a soft, lightweight collar, not a stiff leather one. There are other other methods you can try aside from the steps outlined below, so […]

Which dogs have to wear muz...

Which dogs have to wear muzzles in public places?

Labrador picture above is the Nobbly Nylon Dog Muzzle from Amazon’s Best Seller in Dog Muzzles. Which dogs have to wear muzzles in public places in the UK?  In the UK, there is not a specific law that specifies which breeds of dogs should wear muzzles. However under ‘The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991’ you could be […]

What is the most popular do...

What is the most popular dog name?

The most popular dog names in the UK today for a male dog is Max and for a female is Molly Top 10 most popular dog names Max Molly Daisy Jake Zoe Sadie Charlie Maggie Bailey Lucy When choosing a name for your dog to learn, remember to be kind to your pet as you […]

Why do dogs have tails?

Why do dogs have tails?

Dogs have tails for balance, but also to help them communicate. A dog’s two most common “tools” for communicating are his tail and ears. The tail is a part of your dog’s spinal column which serves a very important role for balance. Greyhounds are known for their great speed but without the tail to serve […]

What is the smallest dog br...

What is the smallest dog breed?

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world. It is also the only “natural” toy breed of dog. Breed standards for Chihuahuas do not specify a height, only a weight and a description of their overall proportions. As a result, height varies more than within many other breeds. Generally, their height ranges […]

Why dogs don’t drive ...

Why dogs don’t drive cars?

This is definately one of those questions that falls into the ‘not serious’ category of questions about dogs, however according to research, people do actually ask this question. Top 5 Reasons why Dog’s do not drive cars: They keep wanting to fetch the gear stick. They haven’t invented a car where you can hang your […]

Why does the Queen have cor...

Why does the Queen have corgis?

The Queen of England has kept Corgis since her 18th birthday in 1944 when her parents presented her with a Corgi named Susan, after the Princess wanted one of her own having played in Hyde Park with a corgi that belonged to Viscount Weymouth. Subsequently, all of the Queen’s Corgis have descended from this one […]

How to treat mrsa in dogs?

How to treat mrsa in dogs?

MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been recognised for over many years, and the ability of organisms to develop resistance to new-generation antibiotics is well known. Possible causes for your Dog to contract MRSA can come from Wound infections (including post-elective surgery), Hospitalisation or through the use of immunosuppressant […]

How to cut dogs nails?

How to cut dogs nails?

To cut dog’s nails, use traditional nail clippers or use a dremel-style nail file. If using pet nail clipper scissors or guillotine-style nail clippers, use a coarse grain nail file to smooth sharp edges after clipping the dog’s nails. You might also want to read our article on How to groom a Dog here.

How to introduce dogs to ea...

How to introduce dogs to each other?

If your peaceful house has a single dog, this harmony can easily descend into chaos with the introduction of a second dog. It is important to get things right from the start when a new dog is introduced. Beneath are a few steps to smooth the introduction and help ensure that both dogs learn their […]

Why dogs don’t use co...

Why dogs don’t use computers?

This is probably one of those questions that falls into the ‘not serious’ category of questions about dogs, however according to research, people do actually ask this question. Top 10 Reasons why Dog’s do not use Computers: They cannot stick their heads out of Windows (XP/Vista/7). Fetch command not available on all platforms. Too hard […]

How to groom dogs ears?

How to groom dogs ears?

It is essential that dogs are properly groomed as this will help minimise the risk of ear infection from excessive build up of wax, dirt and bacteria, etc. For short haired dogs, you can trim any excess ear hair. This can be achieved by pulling your dog’s ear back over his head. By doing this […]

How to treat swine flu in d...

How to treat swine flu in dogs?

The swine flu (H1N1 virus) is worrying for some dog owners and indeed some are wondering if there are treatments available for Dogs should they get it. The good news so far is that there are no reports of ANY dogs contracting swine flu. The reason being is that Dogs are not at risk because […]

How are sled dogs trained?

How are sled dogs trained?

Training of sled dogs starts when they are puppies. It is recommended that a litter of pups are purchased at the same time to train. The two most important things about sled dogs is that they know when to go and stop. Other things such as avoiding obstacles follow on. The method set out below […]

What dogs have papers?

What dogs have papers?

Generally pedigree dogs in the UK and Ireland have papers. A pedigree dog is the offspring of two dogs of the same breed, which is eligible for registration with a recognised club or society that maintain a register for dogs of that description. There are over 200 pedigree dog breeds to choose from in the […]

How to keep dogs out of flo...

How to keep dogs out of flowerbeds?

When it comes to choosing a suitable repellent to keep your dog off your grass and off the flower beds there are many commercially available outdoor dog repellents available to buy that generally come in spray form. You also can make your own solution to keep dogs off your flowerbeds. Homemade Dog Repellents Include: Citrus […]

Why dogs chase cats?

Why dogs chase cats?

Dogs chase cats because dogs by nature are natural predators and act upon survival instincts to chase and catch smaller creatures to eat. The survival instincts can be modified by training or a pet behaviour specialist. The natural instinct that encourages dogs to chase cats is triggered by movement. When you throw a toy to […]

How to clean a dogs ears?

How to clean a dogs ears?

If your dog has an ear infection then you should not attempt to clean their ears. Instead your dog should be seen by your local vet. However, if it is just some visible dirt you can do the following. Also, it may be easier if you have someone else with you to help keep your […]

How to stop diarrhea in dog...

How to stop diarrhea in dogs?

If your dog has diarrhea then you can let the problem pass on its own or try to shorten the duration of the diarrhea. Puppies experiencing diarrhea should be seen by your local vet. If your dog only has limited diarrhea, can hold water down, and generally appears to be healthy you could stop food […]

How to stop dogs from barki...

How to stop dogs from barking?

When dogs bark, it is a perfectly normal part of their behaviour. Dogs are territorial and as such use their bark to protect you, your family and their territory and ward off unwelcome visitors. However, sometimes dogs can bark excessively and there can be other reasons for this such as loneliness, boredom, anxiety or indeed […]

How long can dogs go withou...

How long can dogs go without eating?

You are possibly reading this because you are wondering how long dogs go without eating food. If this is the case then call your local Vet and he/she will know what course of treatment to follow for your Dog. A dog can survive for at least five days without food but it depends on their […]

What to give dogs for pain?

What to give dogs for pain?

You should not give your pet any pain relief medications without first consulting with your local veterinarian. Always follow the directions on the label and do not give doses higher than recommended. Pain can be a temporary problem or a persistent one. Acute or sudden pain can be the result of animal surgery or accidental […]

Why are grapes bad for dogs...

Why are grapes bad for dogs?

Grapes (Raisins) are toxic for dogs. Grapes can cause acute kidney failure in dogs because the kidneys act as filters for toxins in the dogs system. When the kidneys are not functioning correctly (Acute Renal Failure), toxins accumulate in the body and ultimately lead to death. Some symptoms to keep a look out for: Disorientation […]

Why dogs do not like other ...

Why dogs do not like other dogs?

Sometimes it can be at the least frustrating when your Dog seems to have a problem with another dog in your house or indeed one of your neighbours dogs and other times it can lead to your worst nightmare when the dogs inflict physical damage on one another. If you appear to have an ongoing […]

How many different kinds of...

How many different kinds of dogs are there?

It is estimated that there are over 400 recognised breeds of dog in the world combined from the Kennel Club (KC) of Great Britain and the American Kennel Club (AKC), but this does not take into account the various mixed breed dogs that are rapidly being bread and given a breed name. Mixed breed dogs […]

What are the ingredients in...

What are the ingredients in hot dogs?

Hot dogs (frankfurters) are not that complicated and are made from ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home with a sausage machine (To grind the meat finely and get the filling into the casings). You can make beef hot dogs or all pork, or if you wish a combination of both. […]

What foods are bad for dogs...

What foods are bad for dogs?

There are numerous foods and similar items that should never be given to dogs and indeed some are potentially deadly. Some foods, like chocolate, are well-known as a food that you should not give to dogs, while others are not less well-known.   Chocolate Poison by chocolate can occur quickly if your dog had a […]

What are the most intellige...

What are the most intelligent breeds of dogs?

Beneath, we have put together a list of the most intelligent breeds of dogs. If your dog is not on this list, don’t worry, because sometimes, having a dog with very high intelligence can have its drawbacks. For example, if a highly intelligent dog is left at home alone all day, they can get bored […]

What kinds of dogs are hypo...

What kinds of dogs are hypoallergenic?

A Hypoallergenic dog breed is a dog breed (or crossbreed) that is more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Potential Dog owners with allergies tend to look for a breed of dog that will not cause an allergic reaction or in otherwords they are look for a Hypoallergenic dog breed. There are no non-allergic […]

How to stop dogs from diggi...

How to stop dogs from digging?

One of the biggest annoyances that can come with owning a dog is if he/she likes to constantly dig holes and how to stop dogs from digging. Our dogs bring lots of joy into our lives, but excessive digging problems can certainly put a strain on the owner-dog relationship. Give your dog lots of exercise, […]

Why are dogs better than ca...

Why are dogs better than cats?

Dogs are better than cats and the list below goes to prove it. However, there are many other reasons why Cats may be better than Dogs but we have not listed them here. Afterall, this is the ‘frequently asked questions about dog’s section! Some reasons why Dogs are better than Cats Dogs love you no […]

How to find lost dogs?

How to find lost dogs?

Whilst out walking, dogs can wander off. They usually can come back to to where they left you providing of course you have not moved from this spot. If your dog is familiar with the area it should know the way home so it will often return home or to your car with a wagging […]

What repels dogs?

What repels dogs?

To keep your dog off your grass and off the flower beds, or even off the couch. There are many commercially available dog repellents available to buy that generally come in spray form. Electronic dog repellents and ultrasonic dog repellent devices can be very effective at keeping dogs out of where they should not be. […]

How long are dogs in heat?

How long are dogs in heat?

The average heat cycle in dogs (estrous cycle), lasts 21 days and occurs every six months. During this cycle, female dogs may get pregnant. The symptoms to look for with the start of the heat cycle are bleeding from the vagina, and swelling of the vulva and increased urination. If you have a male dog […]

What foods can dogs eat?

What foods can dogs eat?

Commercial Dogfood (Dried, Nuts, Grain, Canned Dogfood) is food intended for consumption by dogs and as such contains ingredients designed to ensure a healthy diet for your dog. You can create your own dogfood and there are positive and negative effects to feeding raw, cooked, or processed food to a dog. It is best to […]

How to get rid of fleas on ...

How to get rid of fleas on dogs?

Fleas can transmit disease and cause tapeworm, so getting rid of fleas on your pet is a must for a healthy animal and a healthy home. Fleas prefer warm and humid conditions. One adult flea on your pet implies that you have got hundreds of flea eggs, pupae and larvae in your home, such as […]