Login   |   My Account
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dog Articles

Each month we launch a new article that we know you'll just love! If you haven't already, check out our newest article today!

 

 

 

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

 

Just like people, dogs need regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight and a happy disposition. Although certain breeds need more exercise than others, all dogs benefit from regular walks and playtime.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Scholarship Winning Essay: The Therapeutic Benefits of Animals

 

Congratulations to Nicholas Vucovich, our $500 Fall 2014 Scholarship winner! Nicholas has a deep passion for autism and neurodevelopmental research, and plans to study Neuroscience at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

 

Service Dogs: Our Heroes

 

Is there anything sweeter or more inspiring than service dogs, those wonderful animals who help everyone from military service members and police, to children and adults with disabilities? We don’t think so either, and recent research indicates that dogs can be trained to sniff out illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and more. In one case in North Carolina, a 7-year-old girl relies on her service dog to pick up allergic inflammations long before machines can — not only protecting her life, but improving it.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

 

Everyday Items Your Dog Should Avoid

 

Does your dog give you the puppy face when you sit down to dinner? Are you tempted to share just a bite with him, so he can sample your steak or dessert? If you’re like most pet owners, chances are you’ve given your dog the occasional taste of your meal. Certain foods, however, are dangerous for your dog — and they may not be the foods you expect.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

 

How To Housebreak Your Dog

 

For new and even experienced dog owners, housebreaking can take several weeks of consistent attention and leadership. Although some dogs have a reputation as easily trainable, while others appear more stubborn, all dogs are capable of learning to eliminate waste outside, where and when you want them to go.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

 

What Small Dog Owners Need to Know

 

Small dog breeds are long on charm and cuteness. They also make wonderful family pets. But the same qualities that make small dogs wonderful companions can also put them at risk for undesirable dominant behaviors, health hazards and more. Here is what small dog owners need to know to keep their furry friends happy and healthy over a long, satisfying life.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

5 Reasons to Exercise Your Dog

 

Dogs require regular exercise to be happy and healthy. Left to his own devices, a dog eagerly explores his environment, spending energy hunting, running and investigating interesting scents.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Are All Dogs Equally Trainable?

 

All dogs are trainable, but to paraphrase Animal Farm, some dogs are more trainable than others. How well your dog responds to training depends on his breed’s history, genetic makeup, individual personality and, of course, you.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

When You Need to Fence Your Dog

 

Why fence your dog? The answers are as varied as the dogs we own. Some dogs are prone to roam and may become lost. A lost dog is exposed to multiple dangers, including cars, other dogs, wildlife and - sadly - violent or uncaring humans. Every time your dog wanders off your property, there's a chance he'll come back injured or, worse, not come back at all.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Tips for Training Your Dog With a Static Correction Collar

 

Static correction collar training is no more difficult than other types of canine training, as long as you provide your dog with clear expectations and provide positive praise and rewards. Most dogs are eager to please their owners, and quickly make the connection between static corrections and the wireless fence boundary. Here are a few tips to help make training easier for both you and your dog.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

The Right Dog for the Right Household

 

Bringing a dog into your house is a long-term commitment. Your new pet is entirely dependent on you for food, proper training, healthcare and love. Before buying or adopting a new best friend, it’s important to know how your lifestyle, household and location affect your pet choices.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Choosing Nutritious Food for Your Dog

 

Proper nutrition is as important for your dog’s health as it is for your own. A healthy diet, coupled with regular exercise, keeps your dog at his ideal weight and lowers the risk of serious health problems. Unfortunately, determining the best food for your dog can be bewildering.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Tips to Control Barking

 

All dogs bark sometimes. They’re dogs, and they need to cut loose a little. When a dog starts barking excessively, however, it can be grating on your nerves and on your neighbors’ patience. Rather than run afoul of your local noise ordinances, take these steps to train your dog not to bark.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

How To Choose A Dog Sitter

 

When you’re choosing a dog sitter, you’re looking for the same qualities parents need in a babysitter. You want a sitter who’s reliable, trustworthy and capable of caring for your pet in an emergency. Finding a reliable dog sitter takes time, but it is well worth the effort.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

Keeping Dogs Safe

 

Dogs are inquisitive, high-energy animals, and there is the potential for them to get into plenty of trouble when left to their own devices.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

How To Safely Run With Your Dog This Summer

 

Running with your dog is an excellent way to provide both your dog and yourself with a good workout. It is also a very good bonding experience, and breaks the monotony of tediously pounding the pavement alone. There are a few points that need to be considered to ensure the safety of your pet.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Top 5 Best, Healthy Dog Treat Recipes

 

These pet owners have worked hard to come up with quick, easy to make, dog treat recipes while keeping in mind the importance of healthy diet. When compared to other homemade healthy dog treats, their recipes stood out as they consisted of some of the best ingredients for dogs.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

How to Stop Barking Dogs with Dog Socialization

 

There is nothing more annoying than a dog that barks incessantly. This cannot only be very irritating and frustrating for dog owners, it can also destroy neighbor relations. While it is unrealistic to want to stop dogs barking completely – for that is how they express themselves – it is possible to both prevent, and stop, nuisance barking in dogs.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Dog Fostering: What You Need to Know

 

Animal shelters are overwhelmed with unwanted pets, many of whom face death row as there simply isn't enough room to humanely accommodate them all. A visit to an animal shelter can be a traumatic experience, but it can also be very rewarding. If you adopt a shelter dog, you know in your heart that you saved a life, and believe me, a shelter dog will know it too, and will reward you with a lifetime of loyal devotion.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Human Foods that Dogs Shouldn't Eat

 

Some of the foods you love to eat the most can seriously hurt your dog if it were to eat it. Get a list of the top 3 foods that are poisonous to dogs, plus a list of others that you should never feed your pet.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Winter Wonderland for Dogs

 

Your dog can also get the winter blues if he's confined indoors due to freezing temperatures and miserable conditions outside. Unlike some other mammals, dogs do not have the tendency to go into a dormant state during the winter months; in fact, they need to stay as physically active as possible and release some of their energy, which unfortunately does not diminish along with the significant drop in temperatures.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Choosing the Right Dog For Your Home

 

There are many, many different breeds of dogs, and while they will all serve as a loyal companion, personality traits differ immensely between breeds. When choosing a dog, some prior research into the characters and temperaments of different breed is advisable before opting for the first pair of dewey eyes and droopy ears that your eyes set sight on.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!

 

Halloween can be fun for dogs. There is a lot of excitement and a lot of new faces. To ensure that your dog has a safe and happy Halloween, there are a few precautions which you should take...

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

George Washington's Love for Dogs

 

September 17-23 is Constitution Week which commemorates the signing of the Constitution which occurred September 17, 1787. To honor this legacy, Havahart® Wireless decided to focus on George Washington and his love for dogs.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

How to Keep Your Dog in the Yard

 

Dogs love going outside. All the wonderful smells, sights and sounds make it so stimulating. The best gift you can give them is the freedom to run and play without restricting tie-outs and leashes. But how do you keep your dog in the yard?

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

 

Dog Training Tips

 

You don't have to be a dog whisperer to train your favorite canine. With the right approach and establishing yourself as the alpha, learning how to train dogs can be fun, fast, and an excellent way to bond with your pet. If you can establish some basic rules from the beginning, you will certainly make your life, and your dog's life, much easier. But, have no fear, you can teach an old dog new tricks, so don't let that stop you from rescuing a pet from the pound.

 

Read More »

[back to top]

 

Newsletter Sign Up Like our Articles?
Join our newsletter list and get them delivered to your inbox - plus receive exclusive discounts on your purchases, just for being a valued member!

 

 
Sign Up Today

Best Sellers

Customizable Shape - 1 Dog
$799  $599.00 Sale
(14)
300 Foot Range
$119.99
(15)
Sign-Up for deals & tips!
Follow Us: