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.

6 Easy Ways to Train Your Dog Every Day

Whether you're teaching your dog a new trick or brushing up on the basics, the key to success is to tackle training a bit every day!

Jolly Pets’ Annual “#WeGiveaJolly” Campaign Helps Shelter Dogs

Starting from November 28th until December 25th, Jolly Pets will donate a high-quality toy for every single purchase made. The toys will go to rescue dogs at 19 animal shelters in the USA, each represented by the influencer ambassadors, as announced by the marketing director of Jolly Pets, Louisa Casto.

Best Dog Wipes

Dog wipes can extend the time between baths and allow you to keep your pet clean and tidy even when you travel. Check to see the best ones!

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Maude

Meet Maude, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Maude is an adult female English Bulldog from Decatur, Illinois. She’s already spayed, housetrained, purebre…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Amstel

Please say hello to Amstel, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Amstel is a Shiba Inu Mix from New York City, NY. He is already neutered, house…

OutKast’s Big Boi’s New Dog Shampoo Leaves Pooches Smelling Fur-oc

Teaming up with Bobbi Panter, dog-lover and rapper Big Boi is releasing a pet shampoo that's made for dogs with sensitive skin.

6 Big Signs Of Small Dog Syndrome

Big problems do come in small packages – how to tell if your pooch has small dog syndrome. It’s so easy for a small dog to get her way. Just look…

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…

Are Board and Train Programs Right for My Dog?

Dog training takes a lot of time and patience. But some people don't have the time, and that's where board and train programs come in.

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 – 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 – Nebby

Nebby, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is an adult male Chihuahua and Dachshund mix looking for a forever home in Helena, Alabama.

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.

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.

Celebrate DOGust Universal Birthday All Month Long!

Dogs who are adopted from a shelter don't always know their birthday. That's why August is DOGust Universal B-Day month for shelter dogs!

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Danny Boy

Oh, Danny Boy! You’re our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This beautiful Golden Retriever lives in Andover, CT. He is an adult, is alread…

Shelter Spotlight: Save Our Scruff

Canadian dogs need love too, eh! Save Our Scruff, a Toronto-based rescue organization, is dedicated to helping homeless pooches find a permanent home.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lucy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lucy, a 4 years old Maremma Sheepdog from Augusta, Maine. She is spayed, vaccinated, and knows basic commands.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Dirk

Dirk, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, doesn't let being deaf ruin his good time! Dirk is a male Jack Russell and Pointer mix living in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Hardy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Hardy, a 5 years old Pomeranian and Pekingese mix (Peek-A-Pom, if you wish), from Newark, Delaware.

Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit Review

You don’t need to be a pro to give your pet the 5-star grooming experience. Here’s our review of the Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit. Start…

#WhyILeft: Because Pets Are Now Allowed In More Women’s Shelters

Women may choose to stay in an abusive relationship because they don’t want to leave their dog behind. The good news is an increasing number of women&r…

Golden Oldies: Paddling With A Senior Pooch

Don't leave your dog out of your outdoor adventures. Even elderly dogs can enjoy an active lifestyle out on the water, as long as you're prepared.

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- Brody

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Brody, a 3 year old Saint Bernard, Chow Chow and Labrador mix from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.

Adorable K9 Puppy Takes a Nap During His Swearing-in Ceremony

It’s no secret that  service dogs play an important part in our society, fulfilling many roles from police and military dogs, to guide dogs and res…

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.

Expert Advice: Supplements and Diet For Senior Dogs

Older dogs have specialized dietary needs. Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, knows just what to serve up to your senior dog to ensure h…

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.

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.

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?

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 Are the Symptoms of Dementia in Dogs?

Dog dementia or canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) can bring about some troubling changes in your pet’s behavior – if you have a senior dog, these are the symptoms to look out for.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Logan

If you want a gentle, loving dog whose world will revolve around you, this handsome furball could be just the dog for you!

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Ivory

A vision in white, Ivory, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is an angel! Living in Hooksett, New Hampshire, this 4-year-old White German Shepherd has so much lo…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sarafina

A friendly girl who loves everyone she meets, this 1-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier is waiting for her fur-ever family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

How Important is Routine in Your Dog’s Life

Routine is important to our lives - so it's no surprise to learn that it's also vital to our dogs' well being. Here's why you should incorporate routine in your dog's life.

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.

How to Connect With a Skittish Dog

Dogs can be nervous for various reasons in many different situations. Here's how to connect properly with a skittish dog.

How To Use Treats For Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Come! Sit! Stay! Good dog - here's why using treats for positive reinforcement dog training will get your dog motivated to learn good behaviors and tricks.

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 – Kemp

Come on, get happy… just like Kemp, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Kemp is an adult Rat Terrier mix from Grayslake, Illinois. He&rs…

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…

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.

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 – Charlie Brown

Meet Charlie Brown, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This good boy is an adult American Staffordshire Terrier mix from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Adoptable Dog of the Week-Zenon

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Zenon, a year and a half old Shepherd mix from Fargo, North Dakota. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

How To Find The Right Dog Trainer For You And Your Dog

What’s the right way to train a dog? A professional explains how and why finding right dog trainer is personal. I’ve worked in the industry for a…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Fritz

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Fritz, a 7 years old Chihuahua mix from Eugene, Oregon. He is neutered, up to date with his vaccines, and microchipped.

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 – 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- Echo

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Echo, a 4 years old Siberian Husky and Border Collie mix from Cedar Crest, New Mexico. He is neutered and house trained.

Can a Dog Be Trained Not to Dig?

Some dogs can't help themselves - they just love to dig holes. But can a dog be training not to dig your yard up?

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rosie

Rosie is our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 2-year old half American Staffordshire Terrier and half German Shepherd from Vineland, New Jersey.

Teaching Your Dog to Leave It

The "Leave It" command can come in handy in a variety of situations. Follow these tips on properly teaching your dog to leave it.

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.

Can Dogs Get Dementia?

Also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, dogs can get dementia. A gradual process, here are the signs to watch out for in your senior dog.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Gabby

Gabby, Gabby, hey! Meet Gabby, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's an adult female Chihuahua mix from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

What Age Should You Start Clicker Training?

If you want to try clicker training with your dog, you could be wondering at what age should you start. Very early on? Or as your puppy grows a bit older? Let’s find out.