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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...

It’s Smart to Use Pets In Marketing and Advertising Campaigns

“A dog on a leash pulls its master toward a flock of flushing pigeons in an advertisement for asthma medicine. A cat serenely naps on the couch next to a couple of apartment dwellers fretting about their home loan...

Adopting a Dog From a Shelter

There are many options out there for people who are looking for a pet. There are breeders, pet stores, classified ads and rescue groups, but one of the best ways to find your new pet is by visiting a...

Jewelry for Dogs – Accessorizing your Dog

Ever flipped through the covers of People magazine only to find that not only where the stars stylishly lavish . . . so were their pets? Jewelry for dogs may seem like a frivolous buy in this economy, however,...

Underground Dog Fences – Keeping Your Pet Contained

Underground dog fences provide an esthetically attractive, low maintenance way to keep your dog within your own safe yard. Underground fencing can protect your dog from cars, getting lost, eating toxic substances, and will prevent the dog from damaging...

Your Designer Dog is not a Purebred

Just because your Affenpoo, Foxy Russell, Labradinger, or Pomeagle has a fancy sounding name does not mean he is a purebred dog. In fact, nothing could be far from the truth. A designer dog is not a purebred and...

Popular Dog Articles

Pros and Cons of Spaying and Neutering a Dog

Ask most dog lovers and they will tell you that you should have your pet spayed or neutered, the sooner the better. For most pet owners it is good advice to have their pets altered if they don’t intend to breed. However, it’s a good idea to know all...

Ear Mites in Dogs

If your dogs his shaking his head and scratching at his ears, you may suspect he has fleas, or possibly even an ear infection. Unfortunately, the culprit may be far more sinister- deep inside the canal of your dogs ear, ear mites may be the cause of the problems...

Pros and Cons of Feeding Canned Dog Food

Should you feed ‘Fluffy’ canned dog food? That is a tough decision and one that can have far-reaching ramifications. The choice is often more emotional on the part of the owner then that of what is best for the dog and canned dog food is marketed to appeal to...