• Are dog parks okay?

    Im a first time dog owner my dog has had all her shots and is 7 months old. Ive been socializing her with family and friends (and there dog). I want to take her to the dog park BUT people have been telling me that dog parks are a big no no. Is this true?
    Im a first time dog owner my dog has had all her shots and is 7 months old. Ive been socializing her with family and friends (and there dog). I want to take her to the dog park BUT people have been telling me that dog parks are a big no no. Is this true?
    19 answers · 15 hours ago
  • How do I convince my parents to get another dog?

    I currently have a 7 year old morkie maltese dog. I really really really want a yorkie, along with my sister, and kind of my brother. We saw a really cute yorkie at the puppy store yesterday and she was really cute but we didn't get it. My parents are afraid our 7 year old dog is gonna be jealous of the new one... show more
    I currently have a 7 year old morkie maltese dog. I really really really want a yorkie, along with my sister, and kind of my brother. We saw a really cute yorkie at the puppy store yesterday and she was really cute but we didn't get it. My parents are afraid our 7 year old dog is gonna be jealous of the new one and get sad. And they say school is starting soon and they don't think it's the right time. But I really want one now I feel that we should get one before summer ends so we can get used to it. But how do I convince my parents!?? Especially my dad usually he's so easy with things but this he's like eh! Please give me advice!
    17 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can someone with a service dog become a veterinarian?

    I suffer from PTSD, GAD, Depression and Social Anxiety. I've decided I want to go to vet school and get my doctorate. Question is, it's been recommended I get a Service dog. Is it possible to become a vet and have a service dog? I also wonder if it possible to not have my dog at the practice but have it... show more
    I suffer from PTSD, GAD, Depression and Social Anxiety. I've decided I want to go to vet school and get my doctorate. Question is, it's been recommended I get a Service dog. Is it possible to become a vet and have a service dog? I also wonder if it possible to not have my dog at the practice but have it accompany me everywhere else. Opinion? Thank you.
    17 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the best breed to keep these minorities that have moved into my neighborhood from breaking into my home and stealing everything?

    I was thinking something big like an English mastiff that could tear their thieving kids apart.
    I was thinking something big like an English mastiff that could tear their thieving kids apart.
    13 answers · 23 hours ago
  • I want a dog but I don't think it'll live nice at my home..?

    I don't have any friends and I'm not really allowed to do anything in my spare time, so I REALLY want a dog... but my dad smokes - isn't that bad for the dog? Also my parents yell almost everyday, so it might be an uncomfortable home for it. Also my family doesn't have a lot of money... What should... show more
    I don't have any friends and I'm not really allowed to do anything in my spare time, so I REALLY want a dog... but my dad smokes - isn't that bad for the dog? Also my parents yell almost everyday, so it might be an uncomfortable home for it. Also my family doesn't have a lot of money... What should I do? :(
    10 answers · 8 hours ago
  • My emotional support animal is dying...?

    I have a 9 year old labradane who is my emotional support animal, and is showing symptoms of GI disorder. My mom is refusing to take her to the vet because she doesn't want to pay money. I'm at a loss here and I have no idea as to what to do. I'm 19, but I'm not working and I'm in college. This... show more
    I have a 9 year old labradane who is my emotional support animal, and is showing symptoms of GI disorder. My mom is refusing to take her to the vet because she doesn't want to pay money. I'm at a loss here and I have no idea as to what to do. I'm 19, but I'm not working and I'm in college. This dog helps me control my panic attacks and comforts me. I honestly don't know what i would do without her. I wish dog's had a longer life expectancy such as elephants. Is there any home remedies I could do?
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can an eclipse make your dog blind? We're having one tomorrow and everyone is leaving songs to put your pet inside because it can blind them?

    Best answer: Yes put them inside while the eclipse takes place because just as with us, it can seriously damage the eye.

    Enjoy the eclipse. We don't have it in the UK
    Best answer: Yes put them inside while the eclipse takes place because just as with us, it can seriously damage the eye.

    Enjoy the eclipse. We don't have it in the UK
    9 answers · 8 hours ago
  • How would you feel if your neighbor was running a dog fighting arena?

    How would you feel if your neighbor was running a dog fighting arena?

    Best answer: Oh ....Billy...what with your puppy ranch and dog fighting arena its a wonder the authorities have not cottoned onto your dodgy dealings yet!!!!! rofl.
    Best answer: Oh ....Billy...what with your puppy ranch and dog fighting arena its a wonder the authorities have not cottoned onto your dodgy dealings yet!!!!! rofl.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are agility competitions for dogs cruel?

    Best answer: I think it is great. & yes the dogs do enjoy doing it & any thing that pleases their owners. Teaching a dog to run the agility course is not mean or cruel in any way. You are forming a bond that only gets stronger as you work through all the training. Non dog lovers don't understand that this is even... show more
    Best answer: I think it is great. & yes the dogs do enjoy doing it & any thing that pleases their owners. Teaching a dog to run the agility course is not mean or cruel in any way. You are forming a bond that only gets stronger as you work through all the training. Non dog lovers don't understand that this is even possible. You are the dogs whole world & he is totally dependent on you. Unconditional love all through the agility training. If he likes it & you like it, do it all the way.
    25 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my puppy cry and whine outside my bedroom door at night?

    She's a 9 week old lab puppy and when I go to bed I close the door and she'll start crying and whining outside my door. Why does she cry and whine?
    She's a 9 week old lab puppy and when I go to bed I close the door and she'll start crying and whining outside my door. Why does she cry and whine?
    8 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Do most breeders expect/require you to take the dog home as soon as it's weaned/old enough to be without its mother?

    Or say you want to obtain the dog into your care after a longer amount of time, will breeders hold onto a puppy/dog for you?
    Or say you want to obtain the dog into your care after a longer amount of time, will breeders hold onto a puppy/dog for you?
    10 answers · 22 hours ago
  • I HATE MY DOG!!!?

    Best answer: Its normal to get mad sometimes. You sound pretty young and kind of immature. I suggest you and your family train your dog so he doesn't bite people.
    Best answer: Its normal to get mad sometimes. You sound pretty young and kind of immature. I suggest you and your family train your dog so he doesn't bite people.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my Pomeranian cough and gag?

    9 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Is it bad to buy from a reputable breeder rather than adopt?

    The shelters near me don't usually have a dog that suits my needs/wants. By far the most common breed are bull-type terriers which I am not really interested in. A lot of the dogs advertised by the shelters say things like "experienced dog owner required" or note some sort of behavioural issues which... show more
    The shelters near me don't usually have a dog that suits my needs/wants. By far the most common breed are bull-type terriers which I am not really interested in. A lot of the dogs advertised by the shelters say things like "experienced dog owner required" or note some sort of behavioural issues which require experienced attention. I don't plan to get a dog yet but do want to in the future when the time is right. I do plan to look at adopting first of course. But from browsing the past several months, I haven't really found any dogs near my area to adopt that are suitable for me / my knowledge (I'm a first-time owner, so taking on a more difficult dog obviously isn't a good idea). So if I cannot find one to adopt, I plan to buy from a reputable breeder (not a BYB, to be clear). But this seems to be looked down upon?
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • What would you think about coming home and finding your grandkids had dressed up your working dog as Captain Jack Sparrow?

    What would you think about coming home and finding your grandkids had dressed up your working dog as Captain Jack Sparrow?

    i nearly bust a gut laughing at the sight
    i nearly bust a gut laughing at the sight
    9 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is it safe to wash a two month old puppy twice in a row?

    Best answer: Safe? - depends on what/how you do the bathing Twice in a row - NO! You need to have your vet examine, diagnose and treat your puppy so he is safely rid of these fleas, and given preventative treatment. You'll also need to 'bomb' your home which means thoroughly vacuuming the place, especially... show more
    Best answer: Safe? - depends on what/how you do the bathing
    Twice in a row - NO!

    You need to have your vet examine, diagnose and treat your puppy so he is safely rid of these fleas, and given preventative treatment. You'll also need to 'bomb' your home which means thoroughly vacuuming the place, especially around the skirting boards and laundering everything your puppy has been in contact with during the short time he's been with you.

    It's never a good idea to bathe an 8 week old puppy in any case. He should have come to you flea-worms free and not in need of a bath immediately. This poor wee mite could well have been traumatised from the first bath you gave him - so good luck with any future bathing he will need.
    9 answers · 22 hours ago