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  • Fitting Clothes and Costumes for Dogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday September 12th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    No matter what kind of clothing or costume you buy for your dog, or how much money you spend, it wont look good unless you buy the right size. But how are you supposed to know your dogs size? Especially when it comes to a costume? Afterall, if youre buying a hotdog costume for your dog, who knows what size hotdog will fit your dog, right?

    Measuring Your Dog

    No matter what kind of clothes or costume you are thinking of buying, you usually need the same basic measurements from of your dog: the...

  • Hair Accessories: Bows, Barrettes, and Hats

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at 01:24 PM

    What better way to top off a fashionable ensemble than with the perfect hair accessory? Bows, barrettes, and hats are very popular items with dog owners and you can find them anyplace you buy dog clothing. If you use a groomer for your dog you can probably ask your groomer about bows and barrettes, too. He or she may be able to tell you good places to purchase them or they may have some for sale in their shop.


    Bows for dogs are usually rather small so we dont usually use the same bows that...

  • Make Your Pool Safe For The Dogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday September 4th, 2014 at 01:20 PM

    I was delighted when we got our new home, because it had a pool in the back yard. Our two black Labradors just love having that fun source of play so close. We didnt have kids yet at the time, so pool safety wasnt yet a big concern. But then I realized I needed to think about safety for the dogs. Here are some things I did:

    Show them the way out. Its easy for our dogs to get in the water. Jump, splash, and theyre happily paddling around. But with a new pool, I wanted to make sure they knew how...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Bulldogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 at 07:50 AM

    Known for their shuffling gait and adorable wrinkly face, the Bulldog wants nothing more than to be a lap dog. Although the breed originated to bait and fight bears and bulls several centuries ago, the breed today couldnt be anymore cuddly or loving. They are one of the most popular dogs in the U.S. today.


    Originating in Britain several centuries ago, the Bulldog was originally developed to be courageous and ferocious during the bloody sport of bull and bear baiting. Dog fighting became...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Labrador Retrievers

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday August 30th, 2014 at 07:47 AM

    The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world today. They have been ranked as the number one dog in the United States for over 20 years. They are also extremely popular in Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Affectionate, extremely intelligent, easy-going, and fun-loving, Labs make excellent family dogs. They are the ideal dog for many people.


    The original Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada from crosses between Newfoundland dogs and...

  • Adopting A Dog

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are about 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. today. Today, more than ever before, when someone thinks of getting a pet dog they think about getting that dog from an animal shelter or rescue group. Its estimated that between 20 and 25 percent of dogs in homes come from shelters and rescues.

    Reasons to adopt

    There are many reasons to adopt a dog such as the following:

    There is a good selection of dogs You are probably saving a dogs life...
  • Coping With Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Sunday August 24th, 2014 at 09:42 AM

    Separation anxiety in dogs can be a serious condition that causes a dog to have anxiety and behavior problems. Many dogs are temporarily sad when they are left alone but most of them have the coping skills necessary to soothe or entertain themselves until their owner returns. You may feel very guilty when you go to work in the morning and your dog looks at you with pitiful eyes, but chances are that your dog spends the day playing and napping. Some dogs, however, have such problems with...

  • Helping Your Dog With Socialization

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 07:40 AM

    Whether you have a new puppy or an adult dog, or whether you have a dog from an animal shelter or from a breeder, one thing that all dogs share is a need for good socialization. Socialization helps the dog learn the social skills he needs to deal with other dogs and with humans. It helps dogs know how to behave in public. Well-socialized dogs learn about the world and develop a self-confidence that helps them in every aspect of their lives.

    Socializing a puppy

    The easiest time to socialize a...

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