Monthly Archives: May 2012

Find the Right Dog Breed for You!

Finding the correct dog breed that fits your lifestyle and personality can be difficult! We have researched some basic guides to help you with this decision. Dog Training Central has compiled a list of questions to ask yourself before selecting a breed. After answering the questions you will be able to choose the breed with a disposition that best fits your unique lifestyle!  An example of these questions are:

  • What size of dog breed do you favor?
  • Can you handle a dog that sheds heavily?
  • Is it important that your dog is good with children?
  • Will your dog be living with other animals and dogs?
  • What energy level should your dog have?
  • Will your dog be an inside dog, an outside dog or a bit of both?
  • How much and what kind of exercise are you prepared to give on a daily basis?
  • Do you suffer from any dog related allergies?

The full list of questions can be found here!

Another way to choose a dog breed is to pick from the top dog breeds recommend by the AKC. They take into consideration many factors to determine this list. The top dogs in the United States in 2011 were:

  1. Labrador Retriever

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  2. German Shephard
  3. Beagle
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Yorkshire Terrier
  6. Bulldog
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Dachshund
  10. Rottweiler

Hopefully discovering the right breed for you and your family is an easy task. We hope these tips have helped!

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Top Dog & Cat Names

Everyone goes though the struggle of picking the perfect name for a new dog or cat.  Normally, you want the name to be unique, easy to say, or just a name you have always loved.  There are many resources that list different dog and cat names.  These resources can include web sites, books, and word of mouth.  We found an article from the Huffington Post that gave the top 10 cat and dog names from 2012.  The list consists of unique names and also general names that everyone loves.  Picking the name for your pet can be the hardest part of having a pet.  We hope you will find this list as useful as we did!

Courtesy of the Huffington Post

Top 10 Dog Names (boy/girl):

  1. Bentley/Lola
  2. Diesel/Stella
  3. Tank/Luna
  4. Marley/Nala
  5. Milo/Izzy
  6. Gunner/Layla
  7. Louie/Lulu
  8. Thor/Ellie
  9. Cooper/Piper
  10. Leo/Mia

Top 10 Cat Names (boy/girl):

Courtesy of the Huffington Post

  1. Dexter/Lola
  2. Cooper/Stella
  3. Louie/Izzy
  4. Loki/Zoe
  5. Henry/Lulu
  6. Teddy/Luna
  7. Marley/Nala
  8. Tucker/Penny
  9. Ziggy/Ruby
  10. Winston/Willow

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Who’s Your Doggie?

Want to show your dog some love?  This personalized pet mat would be a perfect gift for your furry friend, or a loved one who has a pet. This mat will serve many purposes for you and your pet.  You can set your pet’s food and water bowls on this mat to help prevent messes on your floor.  It will also let other people know what your pet’s name is. Your pet will love this addition to its pet accessory collection!

Paws and Bones Personalized Pet Mat

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