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A dog bladder infection can be painful and lead to serious health problems. Learn what causes dog bladder problems, what to look for and how to treat them.
Canine Parvovirus is a killer. Protect your puppy by learning about the causes, transmission, symptoms, prevention and treatment of Parvo. It could save your pets life.
Dog eye problems are fairly common and can be caused by infection, irritation, injury and more. Find out how to prevent, recognize and treat them all here.
The best indestructable dog toys for power-chewers. From Kongs, balls and chew toys to soft toys that go the distance. These keep everyone happy.
Big dogs aren't always as strong as they look! Find out what your large breeds weaknesses are, and how to keep him healthy and happy right here.
Learn how to zero in on the best dog breeds for families... and the perfect fit for your home and family. It's easy when you know what to look for!
Get the dog breed information that will help you choose the best fit for you, your family and your lifestyle. Dog breed groups, characteristics and more.
Using natural health products for dogs keeps them healthy and happy, without the use of harsh chemicals, or artificial ingredients. Learn more here.
Max was found at 5 weeks in a dumpster with his siblings. Rescued to become a shop dog who never really got to be at the shop. He became a much loved
Every dog is different and they all have their own personalities. Sweet, sassy, energetic, lazy, excitable, laid-back, loud, timid, pushy, shy... you get the picture!
With the right start in a loving home and with regular training and socialization, almost every puppy regardless of personality can grow up to be a happy, healthy and well-balanced adult dog.
But it's a fact that some dogs are mor difficult, or challenging, to live with than others.
These are the 'difficult' or 'special' (as in special-needs) dogs. They may be extremely anxious, clingy, needy, aggressive, hyper-reactive, obsessive-compulsive and more.
Sometimes it's a genetic quirk or flaw which causes these traits, more often it's due to environmental/nurture issues. Usually being raised in chaotic, neglectful, cruel, ignorant or careless homes.
These dogs are often abandoned or surrendered by the very people who caused them such harm, and only some of them find their way into loving homes for a second chance at a happy life.
To get that happy ending they need to be adopted by someone who is willing and able to help these dogs overcome their fears and issues, or at least make them as manageable as possible.
Who is going to offer love, comfort, consistency, behavioral guidelines, training, patience... and more patience. A home like this is like striking gold for a difficult dog.
... and this brings us to the story of Rugby James.
A pup whose life started off in a chaotic way, but who was lucky enough to find his forever home with Sally Hummell, a professional dog trainer.
In a bid to help other owners of difficult or special dogs, Sally started a blog to chronicle life with Rugby James.
No matter what problem we face in life, knowing that we're not alone in our struggles can make a huge difference to how we feel, and how we handle it.
If you have a difficult, challenging dog you'll find a soul-mate in Sally.
And even if your dog is an angel, you'll enjoy reading all about Rugby James
The smartest dog breeds. Find out what makes them so clever, plus, how to decide if one of them is the right fit for your family and lifestyle.
Canine Coronavirus. A very contagious disease. Often a mild condition in healthy adult dogs but can be serious, even fatal, in puppies. Learn more here.
Distemper in dogs is caused by a contagious virus and is a very serious disease. Learn about symptoms, treatment and prevention of canine distemper here.
Learn all about heartworms in dogs so you can protect your pet from these dangerous parasites. Symptoms, treatment, prevention and more.
Step-by-step guide to puppy care that will make the first weeks with Fido less challenging and a lot more fun. Everything you need to know is here.