Training is one of the most important parts of having a dog. Teaching your pup basic commands like sit and stay is essential. Training can be easy or difficult, depending on your dog and how much time you’re able to dedicate to the task. Obedience classes are a great way to teach your dog, but you can also teach basic commands yourself. Learn how, with easy training techniques and positive reinforcement. Keep reading for more!
When you bring a baby furry friend into your home, they’ll depend on you for everything right away. You’ll need all sorts of puppy things, like puppy supplies, a dog bed, a dog crate, and food ready to go. Your pup will also need plenty of attention, socialization,...read more
When it comes to animal training, there are lots of different methods. Clicker training can be a helpful and effective method for teaching commands and tricks. Wondering how to use a clicker to train a dog? It can be fun and easy. Clicker training is a form of...read more
If you’re a new pet parent and you’re working on training your pup, you probably have one big question: just how long does it take to potty train a puppy? If you’ve been knee-deep in the world of potty training for a few weeks now, you may be starting to feel just a...read more
I want to share my 3 pups’ favorite game. They go absolutely crazy for this game — plus it’s made them more alert and more focused. As you know, active playtime is key to keeping your pup mentally enriched… And for strengthening your bond even further. That’s why,...read more
When you’re looking at getting a dog, you’ve got to consider a lot of different things. One of those factors is energy. High energy dogs are far more hyperactive than others, which means they’ll need a lot more exercise and playtime. If you don’t have a lot of time to...read more
Wouldn’t it be nice if your pets could introduce themselves to one another with nothing more than a friendly hello and a paw shake? Whether you’re introducing a puppy to a kitten, or an older dog to a senior cat, these pets do have their own languages. And as a pet...read more
Dogs are very sociable animals. It’s partly ingrained in them as a descendant of the wolf – an animal whose life is built around its pack. But researchers also believe that we may have (unintentionally) bred a hypersocial personality trait into domesticated dogs over...read more
If you think it’s hard on you when you have to leave your dog at home to go to work, it's even harder on your dog! A lot of dogs can’t bear the thought of being without their owners, even for a few hours. They chew up furniture, shoes, and other items around the...read more
Is your dog licking the carpet? There are times where a dog will act... um... strange, to say the least. They’ll do something odd, and you’ll have no idea why. Carpet licking is one such example. Their tongue will work overtime as they continue to lick. And lick, and...read more
Dogs are one of the most popular household pets in America. With their loving, loyal, and unique personalities, there’s no question how they earned the title of man (and woman’s) best friend! Whether you’ve been around dogs your entire life, you’re a first-time owner, or just want to learn more about this amazing animal, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here to help.
The Dr. Marty Pets Dog Blog aims to address all your questions, concerns, and curiosities about dogs. It’s important for dog owners to be well-informed about their companions, and to have a go-to source to answer any questions that arise. That’s what the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here for! In the blog, you’ll find answers to your questions, as well as questions you didn’t even know you had. From topics such as basic dog care, dog grooming, what can dogs eat, most energetic breeds, best dogs for first time owners, common dog health conditions, and so much more, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog covers all things dog.