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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.

Orphaned Puppies – When you Locate a Litter of Pups

It’s the stuff of gripping novels. You’re walking along a quiet street, minding your own business, when you look down and see a box poking out of a back alley. Upon further inspection, you see that it’s a box...

Choosing The Most Pet-Friendly SUV – Sport Utility Vehicles

Pet ownership continues at record highs in the U.S. with an estimated 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats owned, according to the latest edition of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Demographic Sourcebook. With so many...

Calgary – A Responsible Pet Ownership Community

Vision: To be recognized as world leaders in animal control, bylaw development and compliance. Mission: To encourage a safe, healthy, vibrant community for people and pets through the development, education, and compliance of bylaws that reflect community values. Mandate: Focus on...

Buying a Dog – Things to Think about Before Purchasing

Making the decision to purchase a dog is often done without first considering exactly what the new pet will mean to the family. Staring into those big, sad eyes can turn any rational adult into an impulsive buyer. While...

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 with a certain...

Good Apartment Dogs – Dogs that Can Live in Small Places

Many of us think of small breeds when we think of good apartment dogs but size is not the only consideration. In fact, many small dogs are not suited to apartment living because they are noisy, dog or human...

Dog Apparel – Buying your Dog Clothing

What could be cuter than a toy poodle or a Chihuahua all decked out from ear to paw in a tuxedo. Dog apparel is in. And the possibilities are becoming endless. Rapidly. Of course, adorning your pooch with lusciously...

Real Cost of Owning a Dog

Obviously both these examples are extremes – the low cost example is barely above the level of animal neglect and the high cost is a big city dog that cannot be left alone and with owners that have deep...

What will you do for your Pet?

The day you bring home the fluffy ball that will soon grow into your beloved four-legged family member is one of the most exhilarating, and stressful, days in your life. The kids are excited, the puppy is happy and...

Top Six Ways to Know You May Love your Pet Too Much

We all love our pets. They are important members of our families. They are our companions, best friends, and playmates. From puppy and kitten hood, we cosset them, indulge their every whim, and raise them to be perfect little...

Popular Dog Articles

Do Dogs Dream – What is Your Pet Thinking About?

It is not uncommon to hear a dog whining and squeaking while they are sound asleep. Often their adorable vocal sounds are accompanied by paw twitching and tail flicking. It can be amusing to watch and often people are convinced they are dreaming. Is it true? Do dogs dream? Of...

Curing Dog Diarrhea – Do I Need to Take the Dog to the Vet?

Your dog is a member of your family, so when he is sick, it is normal to worry. Some symptoms, such as diarrhea which will be discussed in this article, can either be very serious or rather minor. Many pet owners run to the vet at the first sign...

Grooming a Dog

When you decide to bring a dog into your home, there are a myriad of responsibilities that come along with that decision. There is the financial commitment, as well as the commitment of the time it takes to properly care for your dog. One important facet of dog ownership...