Tag: Pauley’s Pups

Why Dogs Wag Their Tails

Dogs are smart. They possess a lot of skills that put them ahead of many of the other species that make up the animal kingdom. One of the many skills that your dog possesses is the ability to communicate with the people around them. While they cannot talk, they find many different ways to express… Read more »

Five Things Humans do That Dogs Actually Hate

We love our pups and shower them with kindness and affection. But did you know that you’re probably annoying your dog as well, without even meaning to? Here are five things humans do that dogs hate: Staring When you love a human, you want to stare deeply into their eyes for hours, and it may… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Chew Everything?

You read stories about it, but think it will never happen to you. Until you come home one day to discover your favorite shoes with bite marks on them – or worse, in pieces on the floor. Surely, you walked into the wrong house because sweet little Benji wouldn’t dare destroy something so important to… Read more »

How to Keep Your Pup Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means there will be a lot of candy, costumes and decorations in sight. Your children may love this time of the year, but your four-legged friend may not have as much fun. Here are a few things to keep in mind around Halloween time: Avoid loose fabric and… Read more »

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 »

Did You Celebrate National Dog Day?

On Saturday, August 26th, national dog day took place. In case you missed it, we thought we would fill you in and help you celebrate, since we know how much you adore your four-legged friend! So what is national dog day? National dog day is celebrated every year on August 26th. It was founded in… Read more »

Do You Know These Facts About Pups?

We love our dogs, they are a big part of our lives and we would do anything for them so don’t you want to know a little more about them? After reading these interesting facts about your dog you probably didn’t know, you will love and appreciate them more, if that’s even possible! Dogs don’t… Read more »

Keep Your Pup Cool and Hydrated This Summer

To protect your dog from heat stress and heat related illnesses, keep your dog cool and hydrated when temperatures begin to really heat up. Before you head out to have some fun in the sun with your pooch, keep these tips in mind to keep your dog safe in the heat: Make sure your dog… Read more »

Helping Dogs Cope With Separation Anxiety Issues

It’s back-to-school season, and that means that you and your family may not be at home as much as you have been during the summer months, making it important to pay a little extra attention to your pup. You might notice that your change in schedule causes a little bit of uneasiness in your dog,… Read more »

Maltese Dogs: A Brief History of the Breed

A little dog with a big heart and even bigger personality, the Maltese has been known by many names, says the American Kennel Club. Called “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta” and the “Roman Ladies Dog,” this breed stands out with its fluffy, white coat and springy personality. Growing to no more than about 7 pounds… Read more »

Exercise Tips for Toy Dogs at Home

Keeping fit is a battle every person faces not only for themselves, but also for their four-legged friends. Many pets can succumb to the same plights that affect each of us – too much time lounging around, watching TV or napping. Here are a few simple exercise tips to help keep your dog in tip-top… Read more »

Why Is There So Much Fur?

Just like you and I lose strands of hair regularly, so too do our canine companions. Dog fur sheds regularly as old and damaged hair falls out, often finding its way to the carpet, couch or the all black shirt or pants you’re wearing. Brushing is a great preventative way to reduce the excess hair,… Read more »

Feeding Tips for Small Dogs

Just as watching your diet is important to maintaining your health, your dog’s diet is crucial to their optimal growth and health. What, how much and how often you feed your dog will determine your pup’s mental and physical health. What to feed your dog Water Small dogs’ bodies are made up of 50 to 60… Read more »

Five Tips for Fireworks and the Fourth

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, summer fireworks season is about to explode into colorful spectacles in the evening sky. While the booms and flashes are fun for people, they’re not always as great an experience for your four-legged friend. Here are a few tips to help your pup through what can… Read more »

Preventing Puppy from Overheating While You’re Out

Every summer, as the temperatures rise outside, so does the thermostat inside. While you get up and go to your job every day – which hopefully is air conditioned! – your four-legged friend stays home. With the heat also comes the potential for heat-related illnesses and even heat stroke. Here are a few tips to… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Cool in Summer

Summer is on the way! The days are longer and hotter, and it seems to be happening earlier than usual this year. As a discerning pet parent, it’s your job to ensure that your furry family member is happy and comfortable during these warm months. There are plenty of treats and hot weather games to… Read more »

Keep Your Pup Healthy with an Annual Vet Trip

As any responsible pet owner knows, your dog – even if in good health – should have an annual checkup by a veterinarian. Just as you have an annual physical and wellness appointment with your doctor, so too should your four-legged friend. There are a number of health areas that your vet will review with… Read more »

Famous Dogs on the Big Screen

Many times what we see on TV is what we want. This is exactly why many people choose a certain breed of dog. Those well trained dogs on popular TV shows make us believe we will have that dog someday. The truth is to have a dog like that you will need to put a… Read more »

What to Do if Your Pup Hates Storms

Spring is right around the corner and for new dog owners, they are thinking about how much dirt is going to get tracked into their homes. But, what they should be worried about is their dog’s reaction to the impending storms. Some dogs become extremely fearful of the storms and have increased anxiety. The reason… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Warm

In many states, the month of February has been extremely cold; in some states it has even broken records for being the coldest month of the year and coldest month in history. There has been a lot of the white stuff flying around and that naturally will bring the temperatures around us down even more…. Read more »

A Little Background on Your Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso was first seen in Tibet at least 4,000 years ago and was bred and domesticated as early as 800 BC, which makes the Lhasa Apso one of the world’s oldest breeds. It is also considered the breed most closely related to the wolf. Originally the Lhasa was a guard dog for monasteries… Read more »

Making Nail Trimming Stress-Free

Trimming your pet’s nails can be very intimidating especially with all the things that can go wrong, but really trimming nails is an easy process. Starting the process early in your puppy’s life can make this an easy process. You will still need to keep in mind that your puppy is scared and unsure what… Read more »

Which Toys are Best for Small Dogs?

  All dogs like to play and they need toys and playtime to occupy them from chewing other things they shouldn’t. Small dogs need small toys. Why? Well if you give a small dog a toy made for a German Shepard they may not even be able to lift it. Toys are made in different… Read more »

Chihuahua Myths: True or False?

Here is some clarification about some of the most common myths about our friend, the Chihuahua.   Chihuahuas are high-string and yippy.  This isn’t true! Chihuahuas can be very quiet and very well behaved. It just needs the proper amount of training and socialization. This is the same as any other dog. When left alone… Read more »

5 Tricks to Teach Your Pup- And How!

There are many tricks that we wind up teaching to our dogs, and for various reasons. Whether it is for training or to spend some quality time with your puppy, here are some tips on achieving the basics. The Sit Command The first thing you want to do is get your dog its favorite treats…. Read more »

Puppy Problems: Controlling 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 »

Anxiety in Small Dogs: What to Know

If you were a small dog you would understand why they have anxiety, they are towered over by humans all day long. Not only are humans taller than them but in most cases they are stronger, which can be very intimidating. Some dogs may handle the anxiety better than others, but they will all have… Read more »

How Miniature Dachshunds are Different

Miniature Dachshunds are cute and curious dogs and they do have some differences between them and their larger counterparts. The average size of a Dachshund is 8 – 9 inches tall and 16 – 32 pounds.  The Miniature Dachshund is 5 – 7 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs up to 11 pounds.  Nicknamed… Read more »

Tips for Naming Your New Puppy

As a new fur mom or dad, the most important first step is to name your new puppy.  The name can come immediately once you see them, or you may try out a name or two once you get them home and see if they seem to fit one better than the other.   There… 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 »

Puggles – The Best Mix of Beagle & Pug

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. Puggles were first discovered in the late 1980’s when breeders began experimenting for designer dogs.  The colors of Puggles are typically fawn, tan or black.  Since Puggles are a designer… Read more »

The Energetic Morkie

The Morkie breed, a cross between a purebred Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier, is by far one of the most adorable toy dogs you’ll ever see. Due to their parentage and sweet appearance, the Morkie is often referred to as a “designer dog.” Even with given a glamorous and elite status as a designer dog, the Morkie… Read more »

Crate Training Your Pauly’s Pup

There are many instances where it will be necessary to crate your new puppy, but how do you do that so that it is a pleasant experience for both? Dogs instinctually seek out a den, a place where they feel safe and can relax-their home inside their home. You can use this when training your… Read more »

A French Delight: The Bichon Frise

If you’re looking for a cute little puppy that will attract a great deal of attention, this is one of the best. Here at Pauley’s Pups in Ashland, VA, we love the Bichon Frise breed for its happy-go-lucky, cheerful attitude, bundled into a cuddly little cotton ball. The Bichon Frise is a gentle and friendly… Read more »

Puppy Problems: Stop Your Dog From Begging

This is the fourth in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page.   It’s dinner time and your family sits down to enjoy your meal and discuss the day, and your dog, your pooch, your pal, your… Read more »

Puppy Problems – Part 3: Relieve Your Dogs Separation Anxiety

This is the third in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page.   Separation anxiety is a unique problem to have with your dog or puppy. In every instance, the cause of the problem is the same—your… Read more »

Puppy Problems – Part 2: Stop Your Dog from Digging

This is the second in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page.   Here at Pauley’s Pups, we know that dogs love to be in the great outdoors, where they can run and play. Many dogs have… Read more »

Puppy Problems – Part 1: Stop Your Dog from Chewing

This is the first in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page. At Pauley’s Pups in Ashland, Virginia, we love cute puppies more than anything else in the world. But when they chew up our new pair… Read more »

Keeping Your Pauley’s Pup Warm in the Winter Weather

The past few weeks have put many people, all across the country, through some very frigid winter weather. Of course us humans dread going outside when the temperature dips too low. But we tend to forget that our dogs and puppies can get cold as well. In fact, extremely cold temperatures can be very dangerous… Read more »

Malt-a-poo: A Fluffy Bundle of Fun and Love

There’s been a lot of talk about “designer dogs” – dogs that are not considered mixed breeds, but are bred purposely to combine the best of 2 breeds. At Pauley’s Pups, we love these types of puppies. Cross a miniature or toy Poodle with a Maltese and you get the Malt-a-poo, a loving and playful… Read more »

Keeping 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 »

Lhasa Apsos: The Tibetan Sentinels

At Pauley’s Pups, we love to learn about small dog breeds and how they came to be. As Lhasa Apso owners already know, their dogs like to be aware of their surroundings. Always protective of their companions and healthily wary of strangers, the Lhasa Apso is a small dog that doesn’t let its size get… Read more »

Should I Dress Up My Pauley’s Pups?

Have you seen other pet owners walking around with their dog dressed in clothes and wondered if you should do the same for your animal? At Pauley’s Pups, we’ve seen our fair share of doggy outfits -some reserved, some extravagant, and some just plain ridiculous. If you don’t currently dress him up, are you keeping… Read more »

What Do I Feed My New Pauley’s Pup?

As soon as you walk out of Pauley’s Pups, you’ll be carrying the responsibility of a growing puppy in your hands. The first few months of a dog’s diet are crucial to set them up for a happy and healthy life. While it’s always good to consult your veterinarian about your particular dog and the… Read more »

Vaccines For Your Pauley’s Pups

At Pauley’s Pups, we know that while no one likes getting shots, they deliver vaccines that keep us guarded from potentially dangerous diseases. Much like their human owners, dogs require a certain regimen to protect them from an array of potentially deadly medical conditions. Here are some common canine diseases serious enough to consider having… Read more »

Pauley’s Pups to Obedience School: Choosing a Trainer

At Pauley’s Pups, we care deeply about the dogs we carry, both before and after we find them a home. To get your relationship off on the right foot, you should start thinking about how you’ll train your puppy immediately. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the ideal trainer. Check Their… Read more »

Bring Home a Puggle Today

Another great family addition is the puggle. If you are looking for a high-energy, fun loving companion, the puggle is a wonderful choice. Created in the 1980s, the puggle is a cross between a purebred pug and beagle. Considered to be a small lap dog, puggles can weigh anywhere from seven to thirty pounds. A… Read more »