Dog Care and Dog Services

There are a lot of options when it comes to dog care and dog services – training, grooming, day-care, spay and neuter services. It can be daunting, especially when you want the best for your pet. offers information, news and advice so you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision when it comes to dog care and dog services.

Let’s face it; there’s a lot of stuff out there that you need to take proper care of your dog, but what’s essential and what’s optional? He needs neutering… but does he need a new set of neuticals? Find out! You need to board him for a few nights… but must it be a doggy spa? Let’s weigh the pros and cons. We all want to do right by our pet so how to decide when is enough, enough?

WdReview’s Dog Care and Dog Services section helps sort through the myriad of grooming services available to pet owners and provides tips to help you choose the ones that best suit your needs. Whether you’re a busy, time-strapped professional who is looking for pointers on how to find a great groomer, sitter, trainer… or you’re budget-conscious and want to learn how to clip his nails and teach him basic commands yourself – we have you covered! WdReview’s even got the lowdown on cool grooming products any non-pro can use. We take an easy-to-follow approach to sharing practical information you can use when making any pet-centric decision.

And because we’re committed to bringing you’re the latest and greatest when it comes to unique pet everything… we share not only trending stories, services and health updates, but product reviews from the biggest pet expos. Like the dog dryer suit (think Michelin man) every wet pooch must have… or must he? We got it covered in our Dog Care and Dog Services section.

Shelter Spotlight: Hull’s Haven Border Collie Rescue

This month, we travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to spotlight Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue. This non-profit rescue group takes in any dog in need.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Etienne

There’s a lot of love in this little fella! Meet Etienne, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He’s an adult Chihuahua from San Francisco, CA. Etienne…

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Quinn

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is charming Quinn, a little over a year old Border Collie and Australian Cattle Dog mix from Columbia, Missouri.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Fox

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Fox, a 3 years old Papillon and Corgi mix from Phoenix, Arizona. He is neutered, housetrained, and up to date on his shots.

Reasons Why Grooming Your Dog is Important

Shave and a haircut - even your dog needs one! Whether you do it yourself or you take him to a professional, here's why grooming your dog is important.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Titan

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Titan, a 2 years old Labrador Retriever and Hound mix from Bloomington, Illinois. He is neutered and vaccinated.

What to Do When You Dog Doesn’t Like to Go for Walks

As hard as it is to believe, some dogs don't like to go for a daily stroll. Here's what to do when your dog doesn't like to go for walks.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Blake

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Blake, a 6 years old Beagle mix from Anderson, Indianapolis. This pretty pooch is neutered, vaccinated, and fully trained.

Should I Train My Dog With a Clicker?

A clicker can make training your dog easier and fun. But before bringing one more tool into your training routine, make sure a clicker is right for you.

DIY All-Natural Dry Dog Shampoo

Some dogs hate water, especially if it's a bath. If you're stinky dog fights getting into the tub, an all-natural DIY dry dog shampoo might be the answer.

Nail Clipping Versus Grinding – Which is Best and How Do You Choose?

If you’re like many pet owners, you probably assume that regular daily walks are sufficient to help wear your pet’s nails down to a naturally ideal length. But you’d be wrong. While walking on hard surfaces does help, it’s not enough to maintain a

SpotOn GPS Dog Fence Review

Got a dog who likes to roam? We've tested the SpotOn GPS Dog Fence, and it might bet the solution for you.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Ireyna

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Ireyna, a 4 years old Australian Kelpie mix from Gretna, Nebraska. She is spayed, housetrained and vaccinated.

Adoptable Pet of the Week-Darcy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Darcy, a 3 to 4 years old Boxer mix from Cranston, Rhode Island. This lovely pooch is spayed, vaccinated, and housetrained.

How to Manage Leash Reactivity in Your Dog

Is taking your dog for a walk a battle? He may be leash reactive. Let's talk about what causes this and how to manage it.

6 Easy Crafts You Can Make To Help Out Your Local Animal Shelter

Whether your style is sewing or woodworking or gluing empty toilet paper rolls together, your skills could be put to work for your local animal shelter.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Mazie

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mazie, a 2 years old shepherd and cattle dog mix from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Best Dog Wipes

Dog wipes can extend the time between baths and allow you to keep your pet clean and tidy even when you travel. Check to see the best ones!

How To Call a Truce Between Your Dog and Mail Carrier

It's "Thank a Mailman Day." And what better way to thank your mail carrier than to teach your dog to properly greet this daily guest.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lucy

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lucy, a 4 years old Maremma Sheepdog from Augusta, Maine. She is spayed, vaccinated, and knows basic commands.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Gumu

Meet Gumu, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Gumu is an adult male English Bulldog and Boxer Mix from Portland, OR. He is already neutered, h…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ida

What a sweet face! There’s no resisting Ida, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Ida is an adult female Boston Terrier from Providence, R…

How To Get Snowballs Out Of Your Dog's Fur

It’s all fun and games in the snow until your best fur friend ends up with snowballs all over their fur. Not only can this be annoying for you as you end up with soggy floors, it can be just as annoying (and even painful) for your dog.

How To Stop A Dog From Barking

There's no way to teach a dog to stop barking, but there are way to curb this habit. We've got some tips that will teach you how to stop a dog from barking.

How Long Should It Take to Train Your Dog the 5 Basic Commands?

Does your dog know the five basic commands? We're going to go over how long it should take to train your dog.

Can Dogs Be Racist?

Dogs love everyone... or do they? Is it possible for dogs to be racist? Let's look at a few reasons why you might think your dog a bias toward certain people.

What You Should Know About Adopting A Special Needs Dog

Adopting a special needs dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have Since there are many dogs available for adoption, it’s often th…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Mason

Get along little doggy - and meet cutie Mason, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He's a young mixed Terrier from Dallas, Texas.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Echo

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Echo, a 4 years old Siberian Husky and Border Collie mix from Cedar Crest, New Mexico. He is neutered and house trained.

5 Tip-Top Health Tips For Senior Dogs

Older dogs come with their own set of unique issues that require preventive measures to ensure your dog continues to enjoy a happy life. He’s not the y…

How To Spot a Reputable Rescue

We all want to help out pets in need by adopting or supporting our local shelters. But watch out - not all of them are reputable rescues.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bunny

Hopping her way into our hearts is Bunny, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Bunny is an adult female Pitbull from Richmond, VA. She’s already spayed, hous…

Lending A Helping Paw: What’s Involved In Therapy Dog Training

Does your pooch have the right stuff to make a difference and help people who need a furry friend the most? Then you should consider therapy dog training.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Ellie

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Adoptable Dog of the Week-Poochy

Are you ready to meet your new best friend? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Poochy, a 3-year-old Husky from Columbus, Ohio.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Greta-Tzu

When you're this cute, you need a hyphenated name! Meet Greta-Tzu, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She's a 6-year-old Shih Tzu from Holland, Michigan.

Best Puppy Training Pads

Puppy training pads help your pooch learn where to go potty and keep your floor protected from �accidents� in the meantime.

Why Spaying and Neutering Your Dog Is Necessary

Everybody loves puppies, but there are just not enough homes for all of them. A responsible dog owner knows that spaying and neutering a dog is necessary.

Dog Skin Education: Why Not Use Human Shampoo on Your Dog?

When you want to wash that grime right out of your dog's fur, don't use the shampoo you use - it'll cause more than just a bad fur day for your dog!

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Mr. Big

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Mr. Big, a year old Labrador Retriever mix from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is neutered, vaccinated, and housetrained.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Moo Moo

Who's black and white and answers to the name "Moo Moo"? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week - a 1.5-year-old male Terrier mix from Baltimore, Maryland.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sarafina

A friendly girl who loves everyone she meets, this 1-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier is waiting for her fur-ever family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Back-To-School Dog Tips From A Trainer

Going back to school isn't easy for anyone. Rachel Leavy, our dog training expert, offers a few tips on how to make the transition as painless as possible.

Why Dogs Go Through Potty Training Regression (And How to Fix It)

Pooch forgot where to go potty? This is what you need to do when your previously potty-trained dog pees or poops in the house.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Nino

Meet Nino, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Nino is an adult male American Pitbull Terrier from Roanoke, VA. He is already neutered, housetr…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Sunny

Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sunny, a 3 to 4 years old Chihuahua mix from Eagle, Idaho. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on her vaccines.

Adoptable Dog of the Week- Rocky

Looking for a sweet, goofy dog to adopt? Meet Rocky, a 4-year-old Pit Bull Terrier from Richmond, Virginia that will steal your heart instantly.

OutKast’s Big Boi’s New Dog Shampoo Leaves Pooches Smelling Fur-oc

Teaming up with Bobbi Panter, dog-lover and rapper Big Boi is releasing a pet shampoo that's made for dogs with sensitive skin.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Hugo

Hugo, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, has a huge heart to go along with his huge personality. He is a young Pitbull Terrier from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

What You Should Know Before Starting a Dog Boarding Business

Let’s get down to business – starting a dog boarding businessSo, you are considering starting a dog boarding business? Perhaps you’ve learned a lot over the…

Shelter Spotlight: Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation

Known for his loud suits and as an NHL hockey commentator, Don Cherry has a soft spot for pets - that's why he started Don Cherry's Pet Rescue Foundation.

Teach Your Dog to Sit… Without Treats!

One of the common misconceptions about positive training is that you have to give your dog treat rewards every time he sits for the rest of his life.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bogey

Are you looking to add an active and fun-loving boy to your home? If so, this is the boy for you! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Bogey, a 5-year-old German…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Titan

Meet Titan! This handsome Labrador Retriever and Boxer mix from Little Rock, Arkansas is full of love, and those brown eyes will melt your heart!

How to Make Sure Daycare is a Pleasant Experience for Your Dog

Dog daycare can be a wonderful experience for your pooch, but you have to do your part to ensure a good time is had by all Sure, daycare might seem like a fu…

Pros And Cons: The Collar Vs. Harness Debate

Does your dog wear a collar or a harness? We’ve leashed in points to keep in mind before making a decision. When it comes to doing what is best for you…

Martha Stewart Releases New Line of Natural Grooming Products for Pets

The first part of the collection created in partnership with Fetch for Pets is set to hit the stores in May while more goodies are expected this fall.

Tails From A Pet Sitter: Puppy, It’s Cold Outside

Pet Sitting Pro Rachel Leavy shares her experiences and has some tips on what to expect from your “watchdog” this holiday season While most peopl…

Dos And Don’ts For Boarding Your Dog [Video]

Before you board your dog, make sure you’ve done your homework – and we’ve made it easy for you with this list of helpful dos and don&rsquo…

5 Ways Food-Dispensing Toys Will Enhance Your Dog’s Life

Does your dog bark when left alone? Eat your furniture to pass the time? Save your sanity by turning your pup's mealtime into playtime.