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5 Surefire Ways to Show Your Dog You

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4 Ways In Which You Can Show Your Dog How Much You Love Him

Do you have at least one framed photo of your dog somewhere in your house... or maybe in your wallet? Is your dog pretty darn close to being the very center of your universe? Do you love spoiling him, respond to his every whimper and cry, and spen...

Choosing a Puppy

Which breed? There have been many books published on the different breeds with regard to the physical characteristics, which are controlled by the adherence to the breed standard, but the behavioural characteristics of breeds have been generally l...

Travelling With My Dog

Do I have to keep my dog on a lead?With the exception of the dogs classified as dangerous, it is not required by law to keep your dog on lead at all times, but it is highly advisable. Do not walk on any farmland with your dogs even if they are on ...

Irish Dog Names

Many people have sent me e-mails asking for good names for their pets. Whether you have an Irish Wolfhound, an Irish Setter, a Kerry Blue Terrier or a mutt or cat needing an Irish name, here are some that we feel are appropriate. You can pick a na...

Dog Insurance

Each year, on average one pet in three will require veterinary treatment for illness or accident. As treatment becomes more complex and sophisticated, costs inevitably rise, and on many occasions may become a limiting factor. We naturally think...

Dog Insurance - Do I need it?

Why Do I Need Dog Insurance? Nobody likes to think of their pet being unwell, but just like us, they can suffer all sorts of illnesses and injuries. It's a fact, one in three pets will need unexpected treatment this year. Although it's a cost e...

Control of Dogs

Under the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, all local authorities in Ireland are responsible for the control of dogs. Local authorities have the power to appoint dog wardens, provide dog shelters, seize dogs, impose on-the-spot fines and take court proce...

Canine Names

Trend in canine names reflects the timesSit, Dillon - and Oliver and Murphy and Molli Julie Chao of the San Francisco Examiner staff It seems Max and Molly have gone to the dogs. In the past, people have tended to name their pets after a physical ...