Dog Care and Dog Services

There are a lot of options when it comes to dog care and dog services – training, grooming, day-care, spay and neuter services. It can be daunting, especially when you want the best for your pet. PetGuide.com offers information, news and advice so you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision when it comes to dog care and dog services.

Let’s face it; there’s a lot of stuff out there that you need to take proper care of your dog, but what’s essential and what’s optional? He needs neutering… but does he need a new set of neuticals? Find out! You need to board him for a few nights… but must it be a doggy spa? Let’s weigh the pros and cons. We all want to do right by our pet so how to decide when is enough, enough?

PetGuide’s Dog Care and Dog Services section helps sort through the myriad of grooming services available to pet owners and provides tips to help you choose the ones that best suit your needs. Whether you’re a busy, time-strapped professional who is looking for pointers on how to find a great groomer, sitter, trainer… or you’re budget-conscious and want to learn how to clip his nails and teach him basic commands yourself – we have you covered! PetGuide’s even got the lowdown on cool grooming products any non-pro can use. We take an easy-to-follow approach to sharing practical information you can use when making any pet-centric decision.

And because we’re committed to bringing you’re the latest and greatest when it comes to unique pet everything… we share not only trending stories, services and health updates, but product reviews from the biggest pet expos. Like the dog dryer suit (think Michelin man) every wet pooch must have… or must he? We got it covered in our Dog Care and Dog Services section.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Maury

Get ready to fall in love with Maury, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Maury is an adult male Basset Hound from Albuquerque, NM. He is neute…

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Cammie

Sweet, loving, and eager to be someone's best friend, our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Cammie, an almost 2 years old Labrador Retriever mix from Montgomery, Alabama.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Karma

You're always guaranteed good Karma with our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog mix from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Nadia

Believe in love at first sight - meet Nadia, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Nadia is a young female Border Collie and Spaniel mix from Boulder, Colorado.

Why You Should Adopt a Dog From a Shelter

If you're looking to add another member to your family, you should adopt a dog from a shelter. There are thousands of dogs looking for a forever home.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Pinocchio

Meet Pinocchio, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This 11-month-old male American Pit Bull Terrier mix is waiting for his forever home in Farmington, Maine.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Buddy

If you're looking for a new friend, you've got to meet Buddy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! He's an adult male Collie from Dublin, Ohio.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Rolly

What happen when you cross a Dachshund and Boxer? You get Rolly, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Rolly is a young male Dachshund and Boxer mix from Mandan, No…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Lin

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lin, a 2 years old Australian Cattle Dog and Labrador Retriever mix from Nashville, Tennessee.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lilac

The bigger the ears, the bigger the love, right? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lilac, a 4-year old pointer mix from Boston, Massachusetts.

How To Teach Your Dog The Recall Command

Recall is an essential command your dog needs to learn to keep him safe – here’s how to teach it When it comes to training your puppy or dog, tea…

Why You Should Start Grooming Your Puppy From An Early Age

Grooming your puppy has more benefits than you may realize! Unless he’s been getting himself into some sort of mischief, your little tyke probably has…

Curb Your Dog’s Destructive Chewing

To some dogs, everything is a chew toy. If your dog or puppy has an appetite for destruction, it's important to address it sooner rather than later.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Max

If you're a fan of floof, become better acquainted with Max, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Max is an adult male German Shepherd mix from Dallas, Texas.

Pros And Cons: The Collar Vs. Harness Debate

Does your dog wear a collar or a harness? We’ve leashed in points to keep in mind before making a decision. When it comes to doing what is best for you…

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Chase

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Chase, a little over 3 years old Treeing Walker Coonhound from Seattle, Washington. He is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Levi

If you're looking for a pooch who can keep up with you, Levi is the dog for you! He's a six-month-old male Labrador Retriever mix from Newell, Iowa.

Adoption Tips - Welcoming A Rescue Dog Home From the Shelter

There are a few things you can do when bringing a rescue dog home from the shelter that will make the first few days in your dogs new home happy and calming.

How Often Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

Read on to find out how often (and how) to brush your dog’s teeth to make sure their sparkly whites remain sparkly and white well into their golden years.

When You Should Start Training Your Rescue Dog

Congrats on your new family member! Once your rescue dog is settled in, how soon can you start training him?

What to Do If Your Newly Adopted Dog Isn’t a Good Fit

Even when you have the best intentions, sometimes things don't work out. So what do you do if you adopt a dog, but it turns out you're not a good match?

What To Expect When You Adopt A Dog

You've decided to adopt a dog! That's wonderful news. And because you're such an awesome expectant pet parent, you need to know just what you're in for.

Doggy Dreadlocks: All About Corded Coats in Dogs

This fur style may look laid back, but its maintenance is anything but. Here's what you need to know about corded coats in dogs.

How to Manage Leash Reactivity in Your Dog

Is taking your dog for a walk a battle? He may be leash reactive. Let's talk about what causes this and how to manage it.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Oscar

It’s a Pug Life for Oscar, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Oscar is an adult Pug from Omaha, NE. He is already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to d…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Megan

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Megan, a year old Cocker Spaniel and Papillon mix from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. She is housetrained and spayed.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Marie

We’re in Puppy Love with Marie, this week’s Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. She’s just a puppy, but expect her to grow &ndash…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ty

One look at this handsome dog and you’re sure to fall in love! This is Ty, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He is an 11-year-old Boxer and German Shepher…

7 Reasons Why It’s Important to Properly Socialize Your Dog

Think of it as networking for dogs! Socialization is important - your dog needs to get out there, meet new people, and experience new places.

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Batman

Please meet Batman, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This super-dog is a black, brown, and red-orange Chihuahua mix from Evans, Georgia.

7 Things I’ve Googled Since I Got a Puppy

Since Hurricane Zed's arrival, I've been relying on Google, the know-it-all search engine, to get me through the first year of puppyhood.

Dogs Get A Kick Out Of Kicksledding

Uur resident expert on all sports that include dog pulling wants to introduce you to another cold weather activity you can do with your dogs - kicksledding.

It's National Puppy Day–Here Are 3 Meaningful Ways You Can Celebrate

National Puppy Day's main goal is to raise awareness about the horrors of the puppy mill industry and get a single message loud across – adopt, don’t shop.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Brewster

Meet Brewster, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Brewster is an adult male Terrier and Australian Cattle Dog Mix in Jackson, MS. He’s a…

The Home Visit: An Essential Part Of Adopting A Dog

Home visits are often part of the dog adoption process. And you want to be ready when they visit - Kevin Roberts walks you through the home visit procedure.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Foxy

Foxy is a young female Whippet mix from Cedartown, Georgia. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and good with dogs, cats and kids.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Roscoe

Handsome and smart- this doggo has it all! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Roscoe, a 3 years old Pitbull Terrier mix from Clarksville, Arizona. He is vaccin…

Transport To Freedom: Elvis’ Journey From A U.S. High-Kill Shelter T

Kevin Roberts isn’t just an outdoors enthusiast – he’s also passionate about rescuing and fostering dogs. In this article, he tells us abou…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Odin

By Odin's Beard! Look who's our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Meet Odin, an adult male Boxer from Whitefish, Montana who's looking for a forever home.

What Are The American Kennel Club Field Trials?

Need a challenge? A wonderful athletic event for hunting dogs, the American Kennel Club Field Trials will test your pooch's skills out in the field!

What to Do When Your Puppy Cries At Night In His Crate

Training a puppy is a challenge - especially when it comes to crate training. Here's what you can do if your puppy cries at night in his crate.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kai

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kai, a 2 years old white German Shepherd from Montgomery, Alabama. She needs a furever home with a loving family!

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Nino

Meet Nino, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Nino is an adult male American Pitbull Terrier from Roanoke, VA. He is already neutered, housetr…

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Dazzler

Introducing Dazzler, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This gorgeous girl is a 4-year-old American Bully from Newport, Kentucky.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Magoo

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Magoo, a 4 years old Great Dane from Salem, Oregon.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Zo

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Zo, a 4 years old Pitbull Terrier mix from Wethersfield, Connecticut. She is spayed, housebroken and crate trained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Stormy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Stormy, a 3 and a half years old Husky mix from Lake Odessa, Michigan. She is spayed and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Brownie

Brownie is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. An adult female German Wirehaired Pointer Mix, she's waiting for her forever home in Dodson, Montana.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Buck

My, what a handsome young buck our Adoptable Dog of the Week is! Meet Buck, a 3-year-old male Cocker Spaniel and Poodle Mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is alre…

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Lacey Jane

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lacey Jane, a one year old Collie from Dublin, Ohio. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Ruthie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Ruthie, a 2 years old Labrador Retriever and Terrier mix from Pennington, New Jersey. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, housetrained, crate trained, and she knows basic commands.

10 Best Puppy Potty Training Supplies

Check out or list of best puppy potty training supplies to make the whole process easier and more efficient!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Shadow

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Shadow, an 8 years old Husky from Hailey, Idaho. This handsome fella is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Artimus

If you’re happy and you know it, you need to meet Artimus, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Artimus is a young male American Staffordshire Terrier mix fr…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Mackenzie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mackenzie, a 3 to 4 years old Pug mix from Bedford, New Hampshire. This adorable little girl is spayed and vaccinated.

Why Are Dogs Afraid of Vacuums?

The terrorizing whirl of the motor; its almighty sucking strength; and the fearsome reach of the hose. Do you need to ask: Why are dogs afraid of vacuums?

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Pudding

ur Adoptable Dog of the Week is Pudding, a 3 years old Labrador Retriever and Doberman Pinscher mix from Portland, Oregon.

8 Tips For Boarding a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Ways to make the experience of staying at a kennel easier for your anxious dog Going into a boarding kennel can be stressful for any dog, but even more so fo…

Adoptable Dog of the Week: Bear

Our Adoptable Dog of the week is Bear, a 4 years old Terrier mix from, Charleston West Virginia. He is neutered, house-trained, and vaccinated.

Global Pet Expo 2017: Bissell Cleans Carpets and Pets With BarkBath

Bissells aren't just for carpets any more. Going beyond the vacuum, the new BarkBath Portable Dog Grooming System will rub-a-dub your dog!