Frequently Asked Questions
Many common behavior problems of older puppies (over 6 months) and adult dogs are caused by separation anxiety, lack of feeling secure when left alone. Crates can be very helpful or very harmful in solving these problems. Crates must be introduced gradually , making every association with the crate as positive and pleasant as possible. Crates will not work for frequent, long hour usage and lack of proper exercise.
A young puppy (8-16 weeks) should have no problem accepting the crate as his own room, bed, den. Any complaining is generally caused not directly by the crate, but by his learning to accept controls in a new and unfamiliar environment and wanting to be with the family.
Crating a Dog - Cruelty or Kindness?
Dog crates have been used by dog owners, breeders, trainers, groomers and veterinarians for a long time. But many pet owners hate the idea of using a crate fearing it to be unfair or harmful to their new dog friend. Are dog crates cruel? or kind?
What do new kittens need?
Boy, those cute, hilarious balls of fur are fun to watch and cuddle! But what do they need?
What do new puppies need?
Having a new puppy is somewhat like having a new baby- wonderful and overwhelming at the same time. And a quick trip to the pet store makes you wobble in your shoes! Many come out wondering, how much of this stuff do I really need? Let us share with you what we consider we might need when bringing a new puppy home.
Warning about Adopting from Rescue Groups dealing with Foreign Countries
Adopting a rescue pet may just be the best decision you have ever made. You may find you have saved and enriched the life of a needy, unwanted dog or cat all while saving and enriching your life and that of your family. But there are some very scary loopholes in the rescuing community that may end up causing significant worries for an unwary adopter.