In many jurisdictions, proof of spaying and neutering reduces the fee for a dog license. If you need to get a dog license, bring such documentation along with a rabies vaccination certificate with you.read more
One day, your dog could be sitting riveted in front of a monitor, playing a computer game. Hey, if it happened to us, it could happen to our pets, suggests a new study that demonstrates dogs can use specially adapted computers while simultaneously demonstrating their intelligence.
Early doggie training, popularly called kinderpuppy, can be the most important education your pooch can receive. Give your little friend a place to learn the essentials, either through this type of program or a home-schooling plan taught by you.
I’m looking for a fun outdoor activity that my entire family -- including my very active dog -- can enjoy together. Any ideas?
Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.
Their names might not regularly appear in the sports section, but these dog athletes are stars in their own right.
My dog is an Olympian wannabe. Can I enhance its skills with special performance dog gear that's appropriate for the summer?
As the world prepares for the Summer Olympics, dogs from Colorado to North Carolina are preparing for the Dog Olympic Games.
Want to get fit? Dogs make some of the best workout partners. Here's how you and your dog can get healthy together.
"Must love dogs" is a phrase frequently seen in personal ads. But can dogs really help their humans find Mr. or Ms. Right?
Just because you have a senior dog doesn't mean you can't train it the same way as you would a puppy.
Meet local dog owners and lovers by joining or forming a dog-focused social group.
Does your dog work and play hard? If so, it needs proper fuel to look, perform and feel its best.
My dog plays hard and wears out its toys quickly. What toys are safe -- and not so safe -- for dogs?
A new Orlando, Fla., fitness center for dogs offers aromatherapy, massage, aqua therapy and other services. Could this growing trend benefit your dog's health?
I've seen dogs sing on TV, and I believe there are even canine karaoke events. How can I teach my dog to do this trick?
Did you know that bringing your dog to work improves productivity and decreases absenteeism? Find out how you, your pet and your employer can benefit from Take Your Dog to Work Day.
Based on popular Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts programs for young adults, the Dog Scouts of America gives canines a chance to earn merit badges and more.
A prominent neurologist believes dogs may have out-of-body experiences and other sensations that are associated with human spirituality.
Manny Apolonio is a personal assistant, but you won’t find him working with celebrities or high-profile individuals. Apolonio is parlaying his expertise with people to dogs and their often surprising, specialized needs.
I’m considering taking my dog to regular playgroup sessions so it can enjoy socializing with other dogs. What should I expect, and should I prepare my pet in any way?
Small-dog day care and boarding facilities provide small breeds with benefits that range from consistent care to comfortable surroundings.
New and longtime dog owners often overlook their pets when making new year’s resolution. This year, try these changes that will benefit your dog.
Backstage in Philadelphia last weekend was a mixture of the glamorous and the mundane as the dogs got ready for "showtime."
Around the country, dog owners and their pets will celebrate National Dog Week this week. Here’s how to make this a special week for your canine.
National Dog Day, which celebrates dogs of all breeds, is coming up. Here’s how to celebrate and care for your dog on this day and always.
If your dog loves to swim and has an adventurous spirit, competitive dock diving and jumping could be part of its summer fun.
Take Your Dog to Work Day is June 25. Are you and your dog ready?
How are your dog park etiquette skills? Follow along with our experts to see how well you would deal with common dog park issues.
Dr. Katy J. Nelson is an emergency veterinarian by day, but she also struts her stuff for charity. Nelson shares what it takes for your dog to be a dog fashion runway star.
In honor of National Disabled Pets Day, learn about physically challenged dogs that are beating the odds thanks to good care, technology and a positive spirit.
Using their experience in physical therapy, yoga, zoology, training and dog showing, sisters Sasha and Ashley Foster show you how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to improve its fitness.
Hiking with your dog can be one of spring’s most rewarding pleasures, as long as you take proper precautions.
The pet industry’s largest trade show takes place later this month. We’ve got a sneak peek of some of this year’s hottest dog toys and other products.
A professional dog handler from this year’s 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show reveals his best dog grooming and training tips.
Need a matchmaker to find your perfect mate? The Right Breed, Must Love Pets, Date My Pet and other online dating services use the power of pets to bring people together.
Want to help feed hungry dogs? Start at your very own computer. Grade-schooler Mimi Ausland created FreeKibble.com, a program that combines fun-and-games trivia with serious charity work.
Holiday-themed dog parties used to be rare, but more owners are finding out how enjoyable such events can be. Our dog paw-ty expert shares her secrets.
You and your dog both need physical activity to prevent obesity, so why not exercise together? Veterinarian Susan Nelson shares tips for the perfect owner-dog workout.
Love dogs? Thinking about a career change? Consider becoming a veterinary technician. One woman shares what she's learned on the job.
Going on vacation doesn't have to mean boarding your dog. With these easy ideas, a pet-friendly trip can provide long-lasting memories.
Downward-facing dog gains new meaning in yoga classes designed for canines and their owners. Gather good vibes, a mat and your best friend for our guide.
What's better than one day of holiday gifting? Twelve! Here are a dozen of new, innovative toys and products you can proudly present to your deserving dog.
Why work when you don't have to? Renowned British dog trainer Kay Laurence advocates the use of games and play as a means to train dogs and strengthen our bonds with them.
From barkbeques to birthdog parties, canine-centric celebrations are all the rage. Here's how to plan, what to serve, and most important, the best way to enjoy a fun-filled fiesta.
New, high-tech robotic dogs seem to function like real canines -- but could a fake Fido ever replace the real thing?
Good news for globe-trotting owners and their dogs: America's largest hotel chains are now allowing and catering to canine clientele.
Canines, like humans, can suffer injuries related to sports and other physical activities. Weekend athletes, couch potatoes, chubby pooches and others are at special risk. Find out what the risk factors and what to do when your friend overextends.
In the wild, wolves and wild cats are known to steer clear of one another. However, it is possible for domesticated dogs and cats to form close bonds. Experts from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley give strategies to facilitate this unlikely friendship.
Save puppy pennies -- without sacrificing fun -- on your next vacation with your dog.
Thinking of starting a blog? Why not create one that you and your dog can contribute to?
Training is a great opportunity to bond with your dog. Follow these three quick steps and you'll be well on your way to teaching your pup some awesome new tricks.
From yoga to paddleboarding, dog enthusiasts are embracing some unexpected methods for getting in shape with their pals. Here are several fun new pet-exercise trends.
Get crafty with the help of your favorite canine companion.
If you're looking for some 24-hour fun with your pet, take a day trip. Here's what to pack and where to go.
Have a paw-tastic pooch sleepover with friends and their pet dogs.
If you’re a nature enthusiast and have a dog that’s equally known for its love of the outdoors, make your next vacation pet-friendly by taking your dog along on a camping trip.
Let your dog join in on the holiday fun with these festive indoor games.
The rise of the smartphone has led to some innovative applications that can help keep your dog healthy. Here are the top three favorites.
If you enjoy running with your dog, fall and winter weather can pose challenges. Here's how to safely keep up your fitness routine with your dog.
Without changing your dog's diet, you can help your pet lose pounds with these simple exercises and games.
After a summer of family fun, returning to a school schedule can be exciting for children and relieving for parents, but stressful for dogs. Get your school year off on the right paw!
Get the year off on the right paw with back-to-school preparations for your dog.
Has this ever happened to you? You're all set to go on a walk, but out of nowhere ... rain storm! Don't let rainy days get your dog down. Get your game on instead.