By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Nothing is more basic than teaching your puppy how to sit on command. There are two easy ways to approach this learning task. Both are effective and you can decide which one you want to use with your dog. The first...
(CNT) City News And Talk #woofpost-all My journey with my dog, Peaches, began when my husband had a dream in 2009 that he had died, and from the Other Side, he peeked in to check on me to see how I was doing. He was delighted to see me lying in bed with...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Let’s face it. Almost all dog owners have had the unpleasant experience of being near a dog when they passed gas. First of all, it’s natural and normal for gas to be produced in your dog’s digestive system and released from t...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all We love our dogs and just can’t know too much about them. So we dug up these five fun facts about our canine companions that are true, but really hard to believe! One – There is a sound in the final track of the Beatles’ 19...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all As a dog owner, you may have heard that dogs see only in black and white. In other words, they are color blind. Turns out this is not quite the case. The idea that dogs are colorblind was broadly accepted for many years,...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all We’ve already explored how exceptional your dog’s sense of smell is in another article here on the WoofPost. So let’s turn now to your dog’s hearing. How does your canine companion’s acoustic ability compare? The answer is...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all A hard working, active and extremely smart breed, the Australian Shepherd or “Aussie” as they are affectionately known, is a popular breed for active individuals and families alike. Despite their name, this breed was actual...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Your dog has an amazing sense of smell. If you are like most dog owner’s, you’ve heard this already but probably don’t really appreciate exactly what this means. Let’s take a closer look. So why is a dog’s sense of smell so...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Are you a dog person or a cat person? If you are like most people, you are clearly on one side of the fence or the other. Most of us would likely just chalk this up to personal preference or maybe the influence of having grow...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Standard Poodles, with their active, aristocratic personalities, are a popular breed with both individuals and families alike. Many people have the completely wrong impression when it comes to poodles, thinking they are someh...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Almost everyone would agree that having a dog is a lot of fun. After all, who can resist smiling when you are greeting with tail wags and sloppy kisses! But did you know that having a dog as a companion animal in your househo...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all In Part One of this article, we looked at exactly what a microchip is, how it’s implanted and how it works to help reunite you with your dog in case the unthinkable happens and he gets lost. Today in Part Two we are going t...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Many dog owners allow their dogs to sleep in their bedrooms, on a dog bed on the floor or in a crate. But there are also plenty of owners who let their dogs sleep in the bed with them. There seem to be two camps: those who...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Nearly all dog owners have heard their canine companions howl at least once. Maybe it was in response to the sound of a siren or they heard other dogs howling. Some dogs will respond with a howl when certain music is played...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all DNA tests for humans have been around for awhile and now it seems nearly everyone is comfortable sending a saliva sample into such companies as Ancestry.com or 23andMe. So it’s not so surprising that when startup companies be...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Microchipping your dog has become a very popular way to ensure your dog’s safe return if he ever becomes lost, with millions of pet owners choosing this method. But there have been some concerns lately about the safety of m...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Do you want a dog but find yourself with itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing everytime you get around one? Join the crowd, as nearly ten percent of the population is allergic to dogs. Actually it’s the dander, tiny...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is commonly used as an alternative sweetener in many foods, including some brands of peanut butter. Most humans don’t have any problems with it, but when it comes to xylitol and dogs, that’s...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Exercise is so important for our dogs, from pups to seniors. Even dogs with medical problems such as respiratory difficulties and hip dysplasia can benefit from exercise planned in conjunction with your veterinarian. Exercise...
By Ellen Britt #woofpost-all Did you just yawn when you saw the picture of the dog yawning? Chances are you did! Yawning, for some strange reason, is contagious, as you probably just demonstrated for yourself. When humans see another person yawn, or even...