• How and Why do Dogs Smell?

    Why do dogs smell?

    To learn more about canine chemistry and get the low-down on why dogs smell bad and why they have such a good sense of smell, watch this enlightening video by the American Chemical Society.

  • Choosing a Puppy – Tips for Choosing Your Best Friend

    Choosing a puppy: Small or Large Breed?

    When choosing a puppy, proper thought should be given to its suitability to your household in order to prevent untold heartache for both you and your dog in the long run. Firstly, the family needs to consider whether they are prepared to make the sacrifices needed to accommodate the new family member.

  • Dog Ownership Benefits Children with Autism

    Pet ownership benefits children with autism

    Many families face the decision of whether to get a dog. For families of children with autism, the decision can be even more challenging. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.