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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...

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 charge on our credit card. After...

Electronic Dog Collars – For Barking and Containment Problems

There are two types of electronic dog collars today, those that are used to contain the animal, and those used in canine training. The containment collars are used in conjunction with multiple sensors, either free standing and movable, which...

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 dog will be more healthy,...

Pet Insurance for Your Dog – Covering Medical Expenses

It is quite difficult to attach a price to the joy and companionship that dog ownership brings. Unfortunately, each year pet owners find themselves in that exact position. Too often, a broken bone or diagnosis of cancer can mean...

Adopting a Second Hand Dog – Check out your Local Shelter

Every year, millions of unwanted dogs end up at shelters or left alone to die on the streets. For dog lovers, the overpopulation crisis is a difficult one to stomach. Over the last ten years there has been a...

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...

Adopting an Older Dog – They Can Make Excellent Pets

When people decide to adopt a dog, many think of getting an adorable puppy. They think of the fun they’ll have playing with it and training it. However, adopting an older dog can bring rewards beyond measure, as well. Before getting one, it’s a good idea to research what...

Should I Buy Pet Liability Insurance?

In his excitement to greet his postie friend, your Bichon Frise accidently trips the postal worker while delivering your package. Not knowing his own size and strength, your Great Dane turns, knocking an elderly lady flying with his back end. Your kitten becomes too excited during a play session with your...