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Toy Breed Nutrition: How to Find the Perfect Diet for Your Toy Breed Dog

When it comes to feeding your toy breed dog, it’s important to find the right balance to keep them healthy and energetic. Because of their small size, toy breeds have different nutritional requirements than larger dogs, and it’s essential to understand these needs to provide them with the best possible diet. Understanding Your Dog’s Nutritional… Read more »

How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Biting

Dog aren’t vicious animals naturally. However, puppy’s can bite someone simply because they don’t know better. Perhaps they’re being provoked, or they’re playing and don’t realize that their bite hurts. Either way, you’ll need to teach your puppy how to stop biting. Here’s how: Teach them biting is not ok The best way to get… Read more »

Importance of Getting Your Small Dog Groomed

Did you know that when you get your small dog groomed, you are doing more than just making your pup “pretty”? In fact, you are helping your dog feel more comfortable and getting your dog groomed allows you to spot health problems before they become serious. Health If you get your dog regularly groomed, you’ll… Read more »

How to Control Fleas on Your Pup

It’s unfortunate but true—fleas love dogs. These irritating pests make your pup’s skin itchy, bite you, and, if you don’t take care of the problem, can take up residence in your carpets and furniture. However, we have good news!  There are steps you can take to treat and even prevent fleas. Here’s how to control… Read more »

Essential Tips to Help Get Rid of Dog Smell in Your Home

Walking into your house to the odor of dog smell after a long day at work is anything but appealing. While there are many ways you can cover or eliminate odors with sprays and plug-in deodorizers, some of these may cause harm to your pet. So how can you get rid of dog smell in… Read more »

How to Control Your Dog’s Excessive Guarding

Dogs are a part of our family and a huge responsibility. They require love and attention as well as proper training to be good family members. Unacceptable behaviors that get out of control are as much your problem as they are your dogs. And it is only up to you to implement changes in behavior…. Read more »

Exercising Your Pomeranian

Pomeranians may be small, but they have a large amount of energy. Releasing this energy throughout the day is essential for good physical health, for behavioral health, and for socialization. But just how should you exercise your Pomeranian? How long to exercise your Pomeranian For a puppy, too much exercise can affect growth, and for… Read more »

Three Reasons Why You’ll Love Owning a Small Dog

From time to time, small dogs are a popular choice for so many individuals and families, but have you ever asked yourself why? Here are a few reasons why little dogs make such great companions and additions to the household: They are less expensive to care for Little dogs require much less than larger dogs… Read more »

What Are Puggles?

Puggles are one of the most popular mixed breeds available, and why not?  These dogs are super cute, energetic, and they are the perfect size. Learn more about them below: The Origins of Puggles Puggles were first discovered in the late 1980’s when breeders began experimenting for designer dogs.  The colors of Puggles are typically… Read more »

Miniature Dachshunds vs. Standard Dachshunds

Every type of dachshund is cute and lovable. They’re also each unique. While each individual dachshund has its own quirks and personalities, different types of dachshunds do as well. While miniature dachshunds and standard dachshunds are both dachshunds, they also have distinct differences. Miniature dachshunds are smaller Miniature Dachshunds are cute and curious dogs and they do… Read more »

What to Know About Anxiety in Small Dogs

  Small dogs, just like humans, can struggle with anxiety. Whether it be fireworks, strangers, or other dogs, there is usually something that can set off our small dogs. Some dogs may handle the anxiety better than others, but they will all have moments where they need the comfort and support of a human to… Read more »

How To Clean Your Puppy’s Ears

  Although a little earwax is good for all of us, it’s important to keep your puppy’s ears clean to avoid infection. If you have a puppy with floppy ears, or if your pup likes to play outside in windy or cold conditions, it’s especially important to make sure that you clean their ears regularly!… Read more »

Why Seniors Should Get A Toy Dog Breed

Many seniors, as they get older, find themselves lacking companionship. Here’s where man’s best friend can help—dogs are loving, affectionate and loyal companions for people of all ages. However, some breeds are better than others for older people. Here’s why seniors should get a toy dog breed: Small dogs love to snuggle Some breeds, like… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About the Bichon Frise

If you’re looking for a cute little puppy that will attract a great deal of attention, the Bichon Frise is one of the best. The Bichon Frise breed is known for its happy-go-lucky, cheerful attitude, bundled into a cuddly little cotton ball. It is a gentle and friendly dog—great with children and always happy to… Read more »

How to Groom Your Pug

Pugs, just like many other breeds, need to be properly groomed in order to stay happy and healthy. Here, we discuss the top tips to help you groom your pug. Facial Folds Those wrinkles on your pug’s face are commonly referred to as folds. Due to their anatomy, quite a bit of dirt can accumulate… Read more »

The Top 4 Myths About Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas are fun, lovable dogs. However, there are many misconceptions about this breed. Here, we clarify  some of the most common myths about our friend, the Chihuahua. Chihuahuas are high-strung and yippy. This isn’t true! Chihuahuas can be very quiet and well behaved. They just need the proper amount of training and socialization. This is… Read more »

How to Care for a Maltese in the Winter

When you adopt a Maltese puppy, you want to keep them happy and healthy all year long. Yet, the wintertime poses specific challenges for both Maltese and Maltese owners. Just as we have to take steps to protect ourselves from the frigid cold, so too do our Maltese dogs. Here, we discuss some of the… Read more »

What to Know About Your Small Dog’s Ears

When you introduce a new pup to your home, you also have the responsibility of learning how to best care for your new best friend’s health. Your dog’s ears are one of the most sensitive parts of their body and need to be treated with special care. Depending on your breed, there may be specific… Read more »

Is the Pavement Too Hot for Your Dog?

If you’ve ever walked barefoot on hot pavement on a sweltering summer day, you know how painful it can be. Pavement can reach 140 degrees on a scorching day! That doesn’t feel good on your feet, and it sure doesn’t feel good on your pup’s paws. But how do you know when the pavement is… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Dog for Their First Grooming Visit

Grooming is an important part of caring for your dog. That way, they can look and feel their best. But a visit to the groomer’s includes more than just a good bath. The groomer can also clip your dog’s nails, exfoliate his skin, brush his teeth and trim or shave his hair. For some dogs,… Read more »

The Top 3 Tips for Raising a Small Dog in an Apartment

Small dogs are perfect for apartment living. After all, apartments have less space than a typical home, so you won’t have to worry about your pup feeling cramped or stressed out. While small dogs can live in an apartment easier than big dogs, there are still some extra steps you should take to keep everybody… Read more »

How Keep Your Dog’s Barking Under Control

Everyone knows how annoying a dog can be when it won’t stop barking. Barking dogs, however, are not uncommon. In fact, many believe that the dogs we call our pets have been specifically bred to bark, so as to warn their owners of unwelcome visitors. Even so, there’s no reason why, with the right training,… Read more »

How to Keep Your Dog Inside Your Yard

When you adopt a new dog into your family, there are a lot of unexpected situations that might pop up. One of those unexpected situations may be your dog escaping from your backyard. It’s not uncommon, but it can be serious if your dog strays too far from home. Here we detail how you can… Read more »

When Is the Right Time to Adopt a Dog?

Whether you’ve never had a pet or just recently lost one, there will come a time where you find yourself scrolling through adoption sites, looking for your next best friend. Yet, while the idea of having a dog may excite you, is it the right time? Below are just a few questions you should ask… Read more »

How to Prevent Dog Smell in Your House

Dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike will tell you that sometimes, that dog smell is overwhelming. While we love our pups, we don’t want ourselves or our guests smelling like them as soon as we walk through the front door. Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to prevent your home from… Read more »

Top 3 Tips for Walking Your Dog During the Winter

We all understand how important it is for our dogs to get their daily walks in. But what do you do in the wintertime? Keeping up your dog’s walking routine even in the colder months is vital to their health. Nevertheless, you and your dog need to stay safe and warm while doing so. Here… Read more »

A Simple Thanksgiving Guide for Your Dog

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you’re likely already preparing for the great feast. After all, we humans love the turkey, gravy, and apple pie that comes with our annual Thanksgiving dinners. But what about our four-legged friends? There’s no reason why our dogs shouldn’t join in on the festivities, but it is important to keep them… Read more »

How Much Exercise Do Small Dogs Need?

Every veterinarian will tell you that regular exercise is crucial for the overall health of your small dog. But how much exercise do they actually need? The answer varies depending on the dog’s age, breed, and other characteristics. Breed Different breeds have different energy levels. This means that while some dogs are content with a… Read more »

How to Socialize Your Dog

A properly socialized dog is well-behaved and comfortable in different environments. A poorly socialized dog, on the other hand, can be a handful. They cause trouble, over-react, experience fear and anxiety, and more. Ensuring that your dog is well-socialized, then, will make both your lives much easier. Here’s how to get started: Determine your pup’s… Read more »

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Trimming your dog’s nails can be intimidating for both the dog and the owner. However, it doesn’t have to be. Trimming nails can be an easy, stress-free process by following the steps below: Start early Starting the process early in your puppy’s life can make trimming their nails so much easier. By doing so, your… Read more »

Dog Obesity: How to Help Your Small Dog Lose Weight

Dog obesity has become a major health crisis for our canine friends. About 56% of all dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and small dogs are among them. In fact, they may even be more susceptible to becoming overweight than big dogs since they tend to be less active than their larger counterparts. If… Read more »

3 Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Dog

Many Americans are discovering the joys of adopting a dog into their family. And while we at Pauley’s Pups believe that every family deserves a lovable, canine friend, it is important to know whether or not you’re ready for this new family member. Here are some questions you should ask yourself and your family before… Read more »

How to Exercise Your Pomeranian

Pomeranians may be small, but they have a large amount of energy. Releasing this energy throughout the day is essential for good physical health, behavioral health, and for socialization. But just how much exercise should you give your Pomeranian?  Walk them for 20-30 minutes, twice per day  A 20- or 30-minute walk at least twice… Read more »

How to Care for Your Dog During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Over the past month America has shut down, closing stores and shuttering schools in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. While we are protecting and caring for ourselves, however, we also need to protect and care for our four-legged friends.   Whether you are a current dog owner or a potential one, here… Read more »

4 Things You Should Know About Pomeranians

Small, energetic, and boisterous, Pomeranians are the quintessential toy dog breed. It’s no wonder that they’ve been one of the most popular dog breeds for over a hundred years. These lovable pups brighten up every home that they enter, but there are some things you should know before adopting a Pomeranian puppy. They’re extremely friendly… Read more »

How to Help Your Dog Cope with Separation Anxiety

There’s not a dog on the planet that likes their owner leaving them for an extended period of time. Yet, some take this temporary separation very seriously. They may end up barking all day, or chewing on your carpets and furniture. Some may even urinate in the home. Known as separation anxiety, this kind of… Read more »

Do Dogs Need Coats in the Wintertime?

Do you remember what your mother always told you? Put on a coat or you’re going to catch a cold! You may even find yourself berating your own children before they head outside to catch the bus to school. While we as humans most definitely need coats in the wintertime, it gets more complicated with… Read more »

The Advantages of Toy Dog Breeds

When people decide they want to adopt a dog, toy breeds are, unfortunately, not very high on the list. However, there are many advantages to owning a toy dog breed. Cheerful and energetic, these small dogs can brighten up any home. Here’s how: You can cuddle with them We all love cuddling with our four-legged… Read more »

How to Protect Small Dogs from the Cold

When the temperatures start to dip, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your small dog from the cold. While some small dogs have thick enough coats, the majority of them need some sort of protection as few are built to withstand freezing temperatures. Long story short, if you find yourself bundling up,… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Pets

Every pet owner knows that their pets improve their lives, but there’s also scientific evidence to back it up. By providing us with unconditional love and affection, our pets make us feel better both physically and mentally. Here’s how: Lower stress levels According to a study by the State University of New York at Buffalo,… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Small Dog for Fall

Crisp, cool nights, warm apple cider, fall has everything to offer. However, your canine companion may not be as excited for fall as you are. With smaller breeds, there are some precautions that you need to take to keep your dog safe during the changing seasons. Keep an eye out for poisonous plants Poisonous plants… Read more »

Can Small Dogs Swim?

Whether it be in their backyard or in the ocean, everyone enjoys taking a swim during the summertime. Oftentimes, too, their four-legged friends like to join them. However, there is a common misconception that all dogs can swim. While some are natural born swimmers, others should avoid the water at all costs. Small dogs in… Read more »

Tips for Getting Through Dog Adolescence

Puppies are a lot like babies. They require structure and socialization to thrive properly. With the influx of hormones that come with adolescence, though, they can become more difficult to train. Basic manners have a tendency to go out the window when your puppy reaches the adolescent stage of their life. Training will need to… Read more »

Tips for Traveling with a Dog

If you’re planning on taking your dog with you on summer vacation, them make sure you know how to travel with them. Traveling can be a stressful endeavor for your dog, so be sure to follow these steps to lighten the load. Driving with Your Dog Go for a trial run Before you head out… Read more »