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 – Greta-Tzu

When you're this cute, you need a hyphenated name! Meet Greta-Tzu, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 6-year-old Shih Tzu from Holland, Michigan.

6 Bizarre Ways Our Dogs Talk to Us

Will dogs ever learn how to speak human? Until they do, we need to be able to interpret dog. Here are some of the strange ways the dogs communicate.

The Pawsitives of Pet Sitting for a Living

To celebrate pet sitters and all they do for our furry friends, our residential pet sitting pro, Rachel Leavy, explains why she lives the good life.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Mia

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mia, a 4 years old mixed breed from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. She is spayed, house trained, crate trained, and vaccinated.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Suzie Q

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Suzie Q, a 1yo Rat Terrier mix from Moberly, Missouri. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Brody

Brody, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is an adult male American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier Mix from Eugene, Oregon.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sammy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sammy, a little over 1.5 years old Australian Shepherd, Bull Mastiff, and Great Pyrenees mix from Olathe, Kansas.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Wicket

Who can resist that adorable underbite? But that’s not the only think that makes Wicket, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com, so special.…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Moon

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Moon, a 6 years old American Pit Bull Terrier and Pug mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is neutered and vaccinated.

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…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Tammy

Meet Tammy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Tammy is a female Basset Hound Mix from Laton, CA. She’s small, cute and is already spaye…

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!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Fuzz

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Fuzz, also known as Fozzie Bear, a one year old Labrador Retriever mix from Millersville, Maryland.

How to De-Shed Your Dog at Home

Regular grooming is a must for double-coated dogs. Here's how to de-shed your dog at home to minimize shedding and enjoy a tidy home without much hassle!

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Charlo

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Charlo, a 4 years old purebred Golden Retriever from Beverly Hills, California. He is neutered and housebroken.

PetGuide’s Best New Dog Grooming Product of 2018: HandsOn Soft Glove

Hands On Soft Gloves are budget-friendly, easy to use and make grooming feel less like a chore and more like a reward- both to you and your pet.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Roulette

Handsome and smart- he will steal your heart! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Roulette, a 2 years old Spaniel and Bulldog mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Adoptable Dog of the Month – Paisley

Say hello to Paisley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Paisley is a female adult Bull Terrier/American Bulldog Mix from Southampton, PA. She…

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 – Bugz

Bugz, our Adoptable Dog of the week, is the best kind of bug - a cuddle bug! A Shepard mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Bugz is a happy and smart pup.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Pixie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Pixie, a 4 years old cute little mutt from Shelburne, Vermont. She is spayed, microchipped, and housetrained.

6 Super Star Puppy Tips for Country-Crooner Brett Eldredge

As if country singer Brett Eldredge couldn't get any cuter, he's added an adorable little puppy named Edgar to his squad.

Adoptable Dog of the Week - Nona

Sweet, goofy, and charming as they come, this little gal is looking to settle down with a furever family! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Nona, a 3 years old mixed-breed dog from Madison, Wisconsin.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Aurora

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Adoptable Dog of the Week-Buttercup

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, loving pooch to be your best friend, we have a perfect match for you. Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Buttercup, a 3…

What to Do When You Dog Doesn’t Like to Go for Walks

As hard as it is to believe, some dogs don't like to go for a daily stroll. Here's what to do when your dog doesn't like to go for walks.

5 Ways Food-Dispensing Toys Will Enhance Your Dog’s Life

Does your dog bark when left alone? Eat your furniture to pass the time? Save your sanity by turning your pup's mealtime into playtime.

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.

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?

Crate Alternatives for Dogs Who Hate the Crate

If you have a dog, you probably have a crate. But what do you do when your dog hates the crate? Here are a few alternatives.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Remington

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Remington, a 7 years old Pointer mix from Tallahassee, Florida. He is vaccinated, neutered, crate trained and housetrained.

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…

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- Darby

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Darby, a 7 years old American Pit Bull Terrier mix from Phoenix, Arizona. She is spayed, vaccinated and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Beau

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Beau, a Labrador Retriever mix puppy from Terrell, TX. Beau is as cute as can be. Sporting a black coat…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sadiee

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sadiee, a 5 years old Bull Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier mix from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is spayed and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – CJ

CJ is the perfect pick for our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a 1-year-old male American Bulldog and Pitbull Terrier mix from Springfield, Missouri.

“I Said ‘Sit’!” Help Your Dog Respond to Cues Outdoors

Does your dog know how to sit, stay, and come in the house? What about in the park? If that second question makes you cringe, you're not alone.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Chelsea

Meet Chelsea, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Hailing from Hooksett, New Hampshire, this 2-year-old purebred German Shepherd has everything going for her.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Simon

Meet Simon, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Simon is an adult male American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier Mix from Pe…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Ryan

This week’s Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com is Ryan, a happy fellow from Sprakers, NY. A Pitbull/American Bulldog mix, Ryan sports a beaut…

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.

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?

3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Dog to Calm Down

It's no secret that dogs aren't always the best at calming themselves down. These three training techniques teach your dog to cool his jets.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Buttercup

A delicate flower, sweet little Buttercup is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 2-year-old Dachshund from Henderson, Las Vegas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Sugar

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sugar, 7 years old Hound mix from Columbia, South Carolina. She is housetrained, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.

6 Tips On Teaching Your Puppy To Come When Called

Some commands and tricks that you teach your dog are simply for entertainment, but teaching your puppy to come when called doesn't fall into this category.

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.

Understanding The Dog Heat Cycle

Do you have an intact female dog? We're going to go over the basics about the dog heat cycle, including its various stages and how to deal with it.

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.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sam

Meet Sam, our Adoptable Dog of the Week and extreme fetch player! He's a 12-year-old male Cockapoo from Richmond, Virginia.

Shelter Spotlight: Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation

Known for his loud suits and as an NHL hockey commentator, Don Cherry has a soft spot for pets - that's why he started Don Cherry's Pet Rescue Foundation.

Choosing The Right Boarding Kennel For You And Your Dog

Need-to-know tips. Parting is such sweet sorrow - so it makes a world of difference when you pick a boarding kennel that takes care of your dog properly.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Mac

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mac, a 5 yo handsome mutt from Stratham, New Hampshire. This big fella is neutered and vaccinated and ready for a new home.

Shelter Spotlight: Hull’s Haven Border Collie Rescue

This month, we travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to spotlight Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue. This non-profit rescue group takes in any dog in need.

Adventures In Fostering: Foster Fail Or Pass?

Saying goodbye can be bittersweet, as Kevin Roberts knows. As a foster dog parent, Kevin has had to part with many dogs when they find 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.

Things To Consider Before Surrendering Your Dog To A Shelter

Stop in the name of love! You have plenty of options rather than surrendering your dog to a shelter. Keep these points in mind before making a decision.

Beat the Winter Blues With Scent Games

Even when it's too cold to do much outdoors, you can create challenging activities for your dog to do inside your home. Curb your pup's cabin fever with these engaging scent games.

Shelter Spotlight: National Service Dogs

With a lofty vision of becoming Canada's premiere service dog provider, National Service Dogs believes in the life-changing power of Certified Service Dogs.