Labradoodle Adoption – 5 Reasons To Do It, Info on Adoption Fees and More

If you’re in the market for a new dog, then we here at SpockTheDog are big on adoption and we recommend you consider that option as well. A mixed breed pup can offer you just as much happiness as any purebred, and while there are some cons as well to this type of choice (unknown … Read more Labradoodle Adoption – 5 Reasons To Do It, Info on Adoption Fees and More

Turkish Recycling Bin Machine Feeds Dogs With Kibble

The stray dog problem is common in a lot of countries, with no easy solution in sight, though at least one company is trying. I’m talking about Pugedon, a company from Turkey, which tries to help both humans and strays from Istanbul. They’ve placed boxes in the city, which act as recycling bins with rewards … Read more Turkish Recycling Bin Machine Feeds Dogs With Kibble

8 Brilliant Hacks That Any Dog Owner Should Know About

As any dog owner knows, raising a puppy to become an adult comes with a certain set of problems. While it doesn’t compare to having a kid, it’s still a major responsibility. You will read here about a few tips you can implement, to make your life easier, along to that of your dog’s.

1. I’ll get the ball rolling with a tip that every dog owner can use at some point, especially before the pets are house trained. Whenever a dog pees in your house, use some vinegar and the urine will go away quickly.

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An Update on Spock, the Dog and the Blog

Spock, the German Shepherd, the dog that inspired me to start this blog, is now 1 year, 1 month and 15 days old. He turned out to be a beautiful dog, incredibly playful and active, and a barker. He’s also not a small dog anymore.

When I got him he had 7 pounds (3 kg), while at his age he was supposed to weigh 22 pounds (10 kg). Took me a couple of months, but he finally reached a normal weight, and now he looks like any other German Shepherd. The picture below is taken a few months ago, at 7 months I believe.

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Good Dog Owner Etiquette at the Dog Park

Socializing your dog at a dog park is beneficial to your pet and yourself… you’re giving your dog the opportunity to socialize with his own kind. It goes without saying that all dogs must be accompanied by their owners. Your responsibility does not end there, however. Some owners mistakenly think that once they’re within the dog park, they can just sit on a bench until it is time to gather their pets and go home. But sitting on the sidelines disconnects yourself from your pet… and you are missing out on the opportunity to reinforce obedience etiquette for your pets.

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Top 3 Best Hybrid Dog Breeds Today

If you’re looking to buy a new dog for your family, chances are that you’ve considered pretty much every breed out there. There is one possibility that a lot of people don’t consider though, and that’s getting a hybrid dog, a mix between two purebreds, which might come from a rescue, or it might come from a breeder that specializes in these breed combinations.

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Choosing the Right Dog for You and Your Family

Many people who want dogs overlook the most important question – “Why?” Yet the answer colours all other considerations. Getting a dog is not like getting a new couch: you are not buying a possession but inviting a living being into your family. The new arrangement should be an improvement for everyone, including the dog, so be aware of how your personality affects the dynamics.

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The Dog In Other Cultures, Not Always Man’s Best Friend

People have loved dogs for centuries. And why not? Dogs have provided warmth, protection, and loyal companionship while labouring alongside man. Almost every culture boasts its own breed. There’s the Egyptian Pharaoh Hound, the Tibetan Spaniel, the English Foxhound, Germany’s monkey-faced Affenpinscher, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, to name but a few.

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Tips on Adopting an Older Dog

For some people, coping with a new puppy can just be too much. So adopting an older dog can be the solution. Sometimes your new companion may come from a breeder who no longer wants to breed from this particular animal for one reason or another. Or it may be a show animal that is not quite up to show standards. It may also be a pet from someone who has passed away. All these different situations can present their own problems.

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