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 – Chipper

Chipper is a chip off the old block – which makes him a perfect pooch to spotlight as our Adoptable Dog of the Week! He is an adult male Silky Terrier…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Misty

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Misty, a 3 years old Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle mix (Labradoodle) from Hastings, Minnesota.

New Puppy Checklist – Everything You’ll Need

Getting your home ready for a new puppy is a big responsibility. Make life with your new puppy easier with these great products.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide For When Friends Are Watching Your Dog

Tips and tricks to keep Fido happy and healthy when he’s having a sleepover with friends Being a pet sitter, my furry clients are a second family to me…

Fur-Flying Tips for Spring Shedding Season

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, you'll notice more fur bunnies in your home. Here are some tips to keep your life as fur-free as possible.

The World’s Biggest Pet Hotel Opened in Cape Town- Take a Look Insid

The newly opened hotel for cats and dogs is not only the largest in South Africa, but its founders claim it's the biggest pet hotel in the whole world.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Squeaky

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is the adorable Squeaky, an 8 years old Treeing Walker Coonhound and Beagle mix from Lake Odessa, Michigan.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Pepsi

Meet Pepsi, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Pepsi is a Pug Mix from Homewood, AL, and she’s already spayed, housetrained, up to date…

So You Think You Can Pet Sit?

Take it from a pro – being a Dog Nanny isn’t as easy as you think When I first opened my business, it was primarily obedience training. After a y…

How To Train Your Dog to Take a Selfie

Say peanut butter and make those duck lips! Selfies are so in right now, so here's how to train your dog to take a selfie on his own.

Talking About Palliative Care For Older Dogs

Let's go over the basics about what palliative care is, in which situations it might be needed and how to create a palliative care plan for older dogs.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Rosie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Rosie, a 2 years old Chihuahua mix from Des Moines, Iowa. This beautiful petite gal is spayed and vaccinated.

How To Get Snowballs Out Of Your Dog's Fur

It’s all fun and games in the snow until your best fur friend ends up with snowballs all over their fur. Not only can this be annoying for you as you end up with soggy floors, it can be just as annoying (and even painful) for your dog.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Kay Kay

We're suckers for a cute little butt, and Corgis have the best behinds in the dog world. That's why we've picked Kay Kay as our Adoptable Dog of the Week.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lucca

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lucca, a 2 years old Boxer mix from Scarborough, Maine. This handsome fella is neutered, vaccinated, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Cain Big Poppa

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Cain Big Poppa, a little over 2 years old American Bulldog mix from Boston, Massachusetts.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Mighty

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mighty, a 3 years old Lab mix from Columbus, Ohio. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and housetrained.

Best Dog Nail Grinders

To help you choose the best dog nail grinders for a stress-free grooming routine, we've rounded up the very finest that the market has to offer.�

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Legend

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Legend, a 4 yo Australian Shepherd from Troy, Illinois. He is neutered, microchipped, housetrained and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Titan

Meet Titan! This handsome Labrador Retriever and Boxer mix from Little Rock, Arkansas is full of love, and those brown eyes will melt your heart!

Best Hands Free Leash

A hands free leash will ensure you have control over your pet at all times - without actually having to use your hand to maintain a firm grip.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Zoe

Meet Zoe (AKA Angel), our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She’s an adult Doberman Pinscher mix from Vancouver, BC. She’s already spayed, housetrained,…

4 Top Tether Training Tips for Dogs

Tether training for dogs is recommended to help potty problems, exercise or walk with a hands-free leash. Here's the proper way to tether train your dog.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Perla

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Perla, a 2 year old Spaniel and Spitz mix from Northwood, New Hampshire. She is spayed, crate trained, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bentley

Meet Bentley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. He’s a young Yorkshire Terrier who lives in Madison Heights, MI. He is already neutered…

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.

How To Properly Clean Your Dog’s Wrinkles

Get into all of those nooks and crannies! Your dog's wrinkles are hosting moisture that can lead to nasty infections and fungal growth.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Henry

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Henry, a one year old Chow Chow and Corgi mix from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Engaging Training Gifts for Active Dogs (and Their Humans)

Whether naughty or nice, your energetic pup will love these gift ideas. Keep him busy all year long with ideas and products made for active dogs.

Dog Adolescence is Real: What to Expect From the Teen Years

The teen years are rebellious ones! Dogs may not be sneaking out of the house, but they may act out. Here's how you can survive your dog's adolescence.

How to Make Sure Daycare is a Pleasant Experience for Your Dog

Dog daycare can be a wonderful experience for your pooch, but you have to do your part to ensure a good time is had by all Sure, daycare might seem like a fu…

How You Can Help Your Local Shelter During COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has the world upside down, and that’s never been more the case for animal shelters. While medical professionals are working tireles…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Blake

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Blake, a 6 years old Beagle mix from Anderson, Indianapolis. This pretty pooch is neutered, vaccinated, and fully trained.

Transport To Freedom: Going Behind The Scenes Of Dog Transport

Kevin Roberts has a personal connection with dog transport and being a part of the group of volunteers that make this system work. Now, he talks to the peopl…

Lending A Helping Paw: What’s Involved In Therapy Dog Training

Does your pooch have the right stuff to make a difference and help people who need a furry friend the most? Then you should consider therapy dog training.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Chrisy

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Chrisy, a Labrador Retriever Mix from Manhasset, NY. She’s young, cute and much more – if f…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Django

Ears up! We’d like you to meet Django, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Django is an adult male Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix from…

How to Train a Deaf Dog

Whether your dog has lost his hearing due to age, illness or was simply born without this particular sense, he deserves to live his best life. And to ensure…

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Poochy

Are you ready to meet your new best friend? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Poochy, a 3-year-old Husky from Columbus, Ohio.

Three Stylish Tips For DIY Dog Grooming Success

Celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky shares his DIY grooming tips to keep your dog healthy and looking his best Believe it or not, your dog’s coat is…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Louise

Prepare to fall in love with Louise, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Louise is an adult Labrador Retriever Mix from Providence, RI. She is already spayed and…

What’s the Right Collar or Harness for My Dog?

Harnesses, collars, and martingales, oh my! The pet industry is overflowing with dog-walking tools, but which one is right for your dog?

Dog Daycare or Dog Walker: Which One Should You Choose?

Does it make more sense to hire a dog walker or put your pup in doggy day? Ask yourself a few questions to figure out which option suits you best.

How To Teach Your Dog Neighbor Etiquette

You love your dog, but do your neighbors? Make sure your dog has neighbor etiquette indoors and out, so he brings a smile to everyone's face.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tanner

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Tanner, a 7 years old silver and tan Yorkshire Terrier from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bruce

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bruce, a year old Hound mix from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is neutered, up to date on his shots, and housetrained.

Dog Tear Stains: Causes And Treatments

It’s not that your dog is sad. Sometimes, he can’t help tearing up. There are many possible reasons why. If he hasn’t been watching the end…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Kris

Cuddle up with adorable Kris, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a 1-year-old male Chihuahua from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

From Shelter to Stardom: Adopted Pets That Are Now A-List Celebrities

Though they may be living the sweet life now, many of your favorite pet-celebs came from humble beginnings: the animal shelter!

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.

Simple Mealtime Solutions for Picky Eaters

Does your dog sniff his food and then walk away? It might be time to give your dog a new feeding routine, so he will live to eat, not just eat to live.

Abandoned Senior Pets Can Spend Their Golden Years At House With A Hea

Older pets are the hardest to place once they arrive at an animal shelter? But they're welcome at House With A Heart - a retirement home for dogs and cats.

7 Questions To Ask When Boarding A Dog

You're leaving town for a couple of days and can't bring your dog along for the trip. We've prepared a list of questions to ask before boarding a dog.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Esperanza (Espy)

We can’t say “No” to a lovely lady – you look into Esperanza’s eyes and try to tell her that she can’t come home with you…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Forrest

Hey Forrest, you can stop running now – you’re our Adoptable Dog of the Week! Forrest is an adult male Labrador Retriever mix from Glen Morgan, W…

What Is Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?

As dogs get older, they're at risk from developing Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Here's what to watch for so you can get your pooch the help he needs.

Shelter Spotlight: Bow Wow Buddies Foundation for Sick and Injured Dog

Accidents happen. But what if you can't afford the vet bill? Bow Wow Buddies Foundation helps pet parents and dogs get back on the road to a happy life.

10 Soggy Tips On How To Wash Your Dog

We've put together some soggy tips you can use to wash your dog the right way. Read on to find out our 10 soggy tips on how to wash your dog.

Big City Dogs Can Now Earn The Urban Canine Good Citizen Title

You've heard of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen program. Now, there's one for city-dwelling dogs called the Urban Canine Good Citizen test. Are you up for it?

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Trix

Silly humans, Trix is for kids... and families... and everybody! This adorable young American Staffordshire Terrier Mix hails from Chestertown, Maryland.