Find answers to common and uncommon questions about raising a dog. At the Professor’ s House we cover everything from grooming and health to training a puppy or older dog.

Turning a Dog in to a Shelter

Turning a dog into a shelter should be the last resort of any responsible pet owner. When you decided to purchase or adopt a dog, you made a commitment to provide that dog with a home for the rest of …

Owning a Show Dog – Getting a Purebred Dog

The first dog show was held in 1859 in Newcastle-upon-Tune, England as a way to judge whether breeding stock were a within the breed standard and also so breeders could showcase their up-and-coming do…

Assessing Your Dog Breed Compatibility

Every dog owner, regardless of the number of dogs you have or will own, has been faced with the obstacle of finding a compatible dog breed. Some owners simply fall into it, others have been raised wit…

The Importance of Dog Tags

Never underestimate the importance of dog tags when it comes to keeping your best friend out of the shelter after a mischievous little romp around the neighborhood. I really couldn’t get over the $48 …

Mixed-breed Dogs – Should you Get a Mutt?

A mixed-breed dog, or mongrel, or mutt, can be the best dog for you and your family. Because a mutt includes parents of different breeds, he probably has “hybrid vigor.’” Hybrid vigor means the …