Welcome to Help! I Have A Dog!, where you’ll find all the advice and guidance you need to have the best possible relationship with your dog.
Our aim is to provide you with simple, helpful, and effective information about dogs.
Owning a dog is one of the great joys in life. Dogs are loving, trusting and faithful companions: they’re not known as man’s best friend for nothing! And on top of that, they’re great fun too!
On our site you’ll find all the tips and advice you need; right from bringing your puppy home for the first time to caring for an elderly dog.
New Puppy Checklist
Bringing home a new puppy for the very first time is an exciting experience. It will make things much easier and less stressful if you’re well prepared.
This new puppy checklist will help you to make sure you’ve got everything in place.
Puppies have special care needs. This includes training, vaccination, looking after a sick puppy, sleep and play.
They are small and pretty much defenceless creatures that are totally reliant on you, their proud owner, for all their needs.
So it’s important you give them all the care they need.
Nutrition And Health
As a loving dog owner you’re responsible for providing for your dog’s needs. This includes looking after their health and their nutrition.
Your dog deserves the same attention to, and treatment, of health problems as any family member.
And dog nutrition is inextricably linked to dog health: good nutrition is vital to your dog’s health.
Training your dog should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. That applies to both you and your dog.
If your dog is stressed or fearful, they won’t learn what you want them to.
It’s important to start training your dog early and to use positive reinforcement training techniques.
Dog Grooming And Care
Your dog’s grooming requirements will depend on what breed it is: some dogs need a lot more grooming than others.
In particular, most of the long-haired breeds need a lot of maintenance.
Grooming your dog has many benefits apart from the obvious benefit of keeping your dog looking their best.
There are many different breeds of dogs, each with their own individual personality traits, quirks and foibles.
Indeed, the American Kennel Club (known as the AKC) recognizes other 150 different dog breeds.