Why Do Dogs Howl in the Middle of the Night?

A guide to why dogs howl at night

Does your dog howl at night? If you’re confused about why, here are five of the most common reasons – plus some tips for preventing it. Howling triggers a range of emotions in humans. Films have taught us to fear it, but it’s hard not to feel a primal satisfaction at hearing a howl echo … Read more

7 Benefits of Adopting a Dog Into Your Family

A guide to the benefits of adopting a dog

If you have the time, patience and money to care for a dog, there are many wonderful benefits. Here are seven of my favorite examples. We’ve all heard the expression “a dog is a man’s (or woman’s) best friend.” But the benefits of a dog go far beyond companionship. In fact, adopting a dog can … Read more

6 Tips for Training a Dog to Stop Pulling on a Harness

A dog pulling on the harness

Does your dog pull on his harness? If so, these six training tips could make your walks safer and more enjoyable. Dog harnesses are a great way to increase the safety of a walk. Unlike collars, they don’t concentrate force on the delicate throat area. They also provide better control over your dog’s direction. A … Read more

What is a Head Halter Harness & Are They Safe?

What is a head halter

Head halters can be a temporary tool for aggressive or highly reactive dogs, but shouldn’t be used for most pets. Here’s why. While head halters can provide more control if your dog is a puller, I don’t agree that should be used on most dogs. Despite the claims of manufacturers, halters are an aversive training … Read more

What Are The Different Types of Dog Harness?

A guide to dog harness types

Struggling to choose a harness for your dog? You’re in the right place! In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of the various types of dog harness. The right dog harness can instantly make your walks more enjoyable. They provide more control, can reduce pulling, and relieve pressure on the dog’s trachea, so they … Read more

What is a Step-In Dog Harness?

A guide to the best step-in harnesses

Confused about which dog harness to buy? You’re not alone! Keep reading to learn about the step-in harness and why it might be a great choice for your pet. Walks are often more enjoyable with a harness. Unlike collars, harnesses don’t put excessive pressure on the neck. They also provide more control – especially if … Read more

How Do You Measure a Dog for a Harness?

How to measure a dog harness

Are you looking for the perfect dog harness for your canine friend? If so, choosing the right size is essential for your pet’s comfort and safety. A properly fitted harness can make walks safer and more enjoyable for your pet. Unlike collars, harnesses are unlikely to slip off. They also reduce pressure on the windpipe … Read more

7 Dog Training Myths That Just Won’t Go Away

A guide to seven dog training myths

The world of dog training can be a confusing place. If you’re having trouble distinguishing fact from fiction, here are seven common myths that just won’t go away. The internet is great for learning about dogs – but it’s also the ideal medium for spreading myths about training. This isn’t helped by every trainer and … Read more

21 Independent Dog Breeds

If you’re looking for a dog that has a bold and independent streak, you’ve come to the right place! Listed below are 21 of the most independent dog breeds. One of the wonderful things about dogs is the range of different breed sizes, appearances and temperaments. Whether you want a dog that never leaves your side, … Read more