Below is a list of resources we’ve compiled in one page to help you better take care of your dog. Whether you’re considering getting a dog, wondering how you should be keeping your puppy healthy, or seeking general training advice, you’ll be able to find something that will help you become a better dog owner below!
Something important to note is that even though you may like the look of a dog (who doesn’t love a Shiba Inu?), the dog may not necessarily be the right fit for you. There's lots of things to consider when you're getting a dog, for example: where you live, how active you are, how much money you’re willing to spend, whether you have a family or not, etc. The following is a breed selector that Purina put together to give you an idea of what type of breed would suit you. Try it out now and find out what type of dog breed would suit you!
Once you have a breed in mind that suits you, it’s important to research more about the personality, traits, tendencies, and general requirements of the breed. In the case that you just want information about dogs, the following resource will let you learn about all 190 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club as well!
If you have a heart of gold and want to help a dog in need, we suggest using Pet Finder to adopt a dog. Pet Finder lets you see dogs nearby that are up for adoption at local shelters, with new dogs added daily. We invite you to check out our conversation with Sarah Brasky, the Dog Matchmaker, on how to go about adopting a dog. If you're feeling like you're in desperate need of a dog that isn't available for adoption nearby, be sure to read up on important questions to ask breeders. Knowing what to ask a breeder can prevent future illnesses and health problems. Here's short list of questions to ask:
When you get a puppy, it’s very important to keep your little fluffer nice and healthy. Below are three resources: a puppy shot schedule, a puppy feeding schedule, and a dog weight chart to make sure that you aren’t overfeeding your new family member.
Okay this part may not be so fun, but it's important to have your local animal hospital's number nearby. You never know when something can happen, but when it does, it's important to have some knowledge on emergency care for your dog. On top of emergency care, it's also helpful to be aware of what to have on hand if an environmental emergency occurs. Now back to the fun stuff:
Training your dog properly is important: here’s a list of commands from Fido Savvy that offer tips on how to teach your dog the essential commands. We also have a few videos with some fun dog tricks:
Sure, we have a blog that's pretty awesome, which you can find here, but there's so many cool sites out there too! Here's a few of our favourites:
This might be biased but we're pretty sure the answer is the button below: