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- Allie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Allie, and 8 years old purebred Yorkshire Terrier from Lexington, Kentucky. She is spayed and vaccinated.

Is Dog Snoring Normal?

st like humans, dogs can snore for various reasons. In most cases, it is not something you should worry about. Still, it can be somewhat distracting, and you might want to know what causes it.

A Dog is Adopted After 7 Years in Shelter After An Emotional Discovery

The staff at Bloomsburg Animal Resource Center have titled this “an extremely special adoption”, and advised readers that “they might want to grab a tissue real quick for this one”.

Best Dog Training Books

Dog training books can offer invaluable insight into the expertise and experience of various professional trainers and dog behaviorist experts.

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.

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.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Maxim

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Maxim, a 4 years old Australian Shepherd mix from Baltimore, Maryland. He's neutered, vaccinated and ready for adoption!

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Caleb

Full of charm and personality, Caleb is our Adoptable Dog of the Week! This friendly Pitbull mix is about 2 years old and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Put a Lid on Bossy Barking

Does your dog thrash and squeal while you prepare his food as if to say, "Hurry up, human"? You may have a Bossy Barker on your hands.

Old Dog Haven Gives Senior Pets Homes and Dignity

A non-profit organization out of Arlington, Washington ensures the last days for senior pets are comfortable and happy in their furever homes.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Peaches

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Peaches, a 3 years old Heeler and Corgi mix from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is spayed, vaccinated, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Kenzie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Kenzie, a one-year-old Catahoula Leopard mix from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is spayed, trained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Massey

Meet Massey, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He’s a 2-year-old male Weimaraner from Wichita, KS. Massey is already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a s…

5 Things To Bring To Your Puppy’s First Visit To The Vet

Your puppy's first visit to the vet. Before you head into the office, here is a list of five things that will have you looking like a prepared pet parent.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Diesel

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Diesel, a 6 years old Boxer mix from Austin, Texas. This handsome fella is neutered and up to date on his shots.

5 Tips to Keep Your Dog From Digging in the Yard

Digging up your yard might be one of those dog habits you don't dig! But is there any way you can cover up this natural dog behavior?

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Dukes

Meet Dukes, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptadog.com. This senior from Mays Landing, NJ still has lots of life in him and wants to find a home to cal…

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Blitzen

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Blitzen, a little over one year old Labrador Retriever mix from Dayton, Ohio.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ned

Are you looking for your perfect match? We’d like to introduce you to Ned, our lovable Adoptable Dog of the Week. Ned is a young male Pitbull Terrier m…

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.

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 Dog of the Week- Noah

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Noah, a 3 years old Labrador Retriever mix from Bloomington, Illinois. This gorgeous black Lab will steal your heart!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Momma

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Momma, a 5 years old Chihuahua and Corgi mix from Warwick, Rhode Island. She is spayed, vaccinated, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Roy

Sweet, fun, and active, this pooch will be a perfect adventure companion! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Roy, a year old Shepherd mix from Sisterville, Wes…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Jai

With a beautiful personality to match his movie-star good looks, Jai, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is going to be a hit with one lucky family!

Devastating Statistics Show an Increase in Euthanasia of Cats and Dogs

The data collected by Best Friends Animal Society indicates that there is an animal shelter crisis in America, with more and more pets being abandoned and less of them getting adopted, but it’s not all bleak – even though shelters have seen better day

Shelter Spotlight: Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services

South Carolina shelter animals have a team of passionate pet peeps in their corner. Saved by the Heart Rescue is on a mission to help special needs animals.

Why Dogs Go Through Potty Training Regression (And How to Fix It)

Pooch forgot where to go potty? This is what you need to do when your previously potty-trained dog pees or poops in the house.

Ovariectomy: An Alternative Method Of Spaying

If you choose to have your dog spayed, there are actually a few different methods for spaying a dog. The ovariectomy is just one of the options available.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Romulus

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Romulus, a 4 year old German Shepherd from Washoe Valley, Nevada. He is neutered, vaccinated, and knows basic commands.

Understanding Your Dog’s Special Grooming Needs

Keep it clean – how to stay on top of your dog’s grooming needs While the majority of dogs will stay clean and healthy with a straightforward gro…

SpotOn GPS Dog Fence Review

Got a dog who likes to roam? We've tested the SpotOn GPS Dog Fence, and it might bet the solution for you.

When is the Best Time to Start Puppy Training?

Of course, it goes without saying that you should start training early, while your doggo is still a puppy. But when exactly is the best time to start puppy training? You can’t do it while they are still teeny-tiny, nor should you wait too long. What is the ideal middle ground?

How To Survive a New Dog Disaster

Your cute new dog or puppy may bring some not-so-cute consequences. Don't despair! Follow these tips to ease the transition for everyone.

Recall Checklist: Do You Make These Mistakes?

Recall, or "come," is a critical cue for every dog to learn. Set your dog up for success by avoiding these common recall mistakes.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a sweetie – and that’s why she’s our Adoptable Dog of the Week! This young lady is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Foxy

A true lady isn't afraid to snort. Just ask Foxy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! This classy 5-year-old female Pug resides in Torrington, Connecticut.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Clementine

What a sweetie! Meet Clementine, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's an adult Italian Greyhound waiting for her forever home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

What Are the Benefits of Dog Massage?

Everyone likes a nice, relaxing massage – no doubt about it. It helps us unwind, soothes sore muscles, and can promote the release of “happy hormones” such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Piper

A loveable girl, Piper is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She an adult Boxer and Pitbull Terrier mix from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Berkley

Meet Berkley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This little fellow is a Rat Terrier mix that lives in New Milford, CT and can’t wait to…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Scooby

This Miniature Pinscher Mix from Arkansas is neutered, heartworm negative, housetrained, crate trained, and current on vaccinations.

What Is A No-Kill Shelter?

Did you know there are different kinds of shelters to help animals? Let's go over what a no-kill shelter is and how it differs from other animal shelters.

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.

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Adopt A Dog

You've been thinking about this for a while now and you really want to adopt a dog. Ask yourself the following 7 questions before taking the plunge.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Gracie

Gracie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is as sweet as they come. This 5-year-old female purebred Rottweiler from Huxley, Iowa loves everyone she meets.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – River

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is River, a 5 year old Miniature Schnauzer mix from Bloomington, Illinois. She has been spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Blizzard

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Blizzard, a 2 year old Siberian Husky mix from Pekin, Illinois. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and knows some basic commands.

What To Expect – Your Puppy’s First Day Home

Today's the big day - you're bringing your puppy home! You must be so excited. Here is a list of things to keep in mind for your puppy's first day home.

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?

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.

7 Essential Commands Every Trail Dog Should Know

When you're out in the wilderness for a hike, you want to make sure your dog listens to you. Before heading out, be sure your dog knows these commands.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine! And this sunshine will make you happy when skies are gray! Say hello to Sunshine, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She&r…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Geno

Geno, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, doesn't let anything keep him down. An adult male Chihuahua, he's waiting for his forever home in Great Bend, Kansas.

Pros and Cons of Adopting an Adult Dog

Thinking of adopting a dog - that's a great idea! While most adopters are drawn the puppies, adult dogs have a great deal to offer.

How to Crate Train Your Dog

To a dog, a crate is a home within a home. It's a safe den to chill in, or to recuperate - here's how to crate train your dog.

Shelter Spotlight: Florida Little Dog Rescue

Wonderful things come in small packages. Case in point: the pooches available for adoption through Florida Little Dog Rescue.

How To Train A Puppy To Stay

Training is essential to a puppy's well being. Let's start off puppy training with some basic commands. Here are some tips on how to train a puppy to stay.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Loki

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Loki, a 6 years old American Pit Bull Terrier mix from Columbus, Mississippi. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Best Dog Cage Dryers

Dog cage dryers are not just for groomers- these devices can allow you to dry your pet's long coat fast and with ease in the comfort of your own home.