Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason. Learn all about dogs, from choosing a dog to solving dog behavior problems to giving dogs first aid.

All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu. What do you need to know before you drop your pup off at doggie day care?

Imagine your dog sending you a text alerting you that he needs to go out. Sound like science fiction? It may be closer to reality than you think.

The old rule of thumb of seven dog years per human year typically makes dogs seem older than they really are. No fear, there's a formula to estimate your dog's age the right way!

Thanks to your pet greyhound's superior speed, trying to keep up with them on a run would be an exercise in futility. Surprisingly, these dogs are lazier than you think!

When it comes to dogs, age really is just a number. If you've got the patience, you surely can teach an old dog some new tricks.

Kids and dogs usually love each other and you can strengthen that love by having your kids make their pet some tasty treats. We've got some easy recipes.

Kids and dogs go together like, well, PB and J. Add these fun games in to the mix and everybody's happy.

Choosing the perfect dog for your family isn't as simple as picking the cutest dog you can find. Here are 10 things to keep in mind.

Can a dog that'll hunt also be a good family companion? We've got five that fit the bill.

Some older dogs may be set in their ways, which may not include being nice to kids. Here are some things to look for when considering an adult dog.

The benefits of fostering can far outweigh the sadness of saying goodbye, but you have to set some boundaries first.

Most kids seem to be more active when their families own a dog, but that's just the beginning. Dogs provide children with a variety of health benefits.

Just because a breed of dog is categorized as "toy" doesn't mean it wants to be treated like a toy by your toddler. Are Maltese patient with children?

If dogs are man's best friends, should they spend as much time indoors as humans do? Read on to learn when your pup should -- and should not -- be kept indoors.

A new pup can quickly become the family member you never knew you were missing. Before you rush out to buy chew toys, however, it's important to know what kind of pooch will mesh with your family!

Can you find a dog that is alert enough to be a guard dog but also gentle enough for children? Check out our list of 10 family guard dogs.

When most people see large dogs, they get out of the way fast. Some breeds, however, are gentle enough to fit right with the family -- especially the kids.

Not too big, not too small, a medium-sized dog might be a perfect addition to your family. We've got a list of the top 5 breeds to consider.

Looking for a loyal, playful dog that will fit on your kid's lap instead of taking up the whole couch? We've got five pint-sized picks for you.

Dalmatians are highly energetic and protective. They need owners that will stay active, so couch potatoes need not apply.

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? With clicker training, old and young pups alike will follow your commands, even if they've had behavior problems in the past.

Pick up dog food? Check. Take doggie to the vet? Check. Perform regular exams to gauge his health? Yep, you can do that, too. Find out how in this article.

Fleas are nasty little parasites that infest your pets -- especially dogs. So, what can you do to prevent and treat these itchy infestations? Find out in this article.

The words "mangy dog" get thrown around pretty often, but have you ever wondered what they mean? Find out what mange is -- and how you can treat a do that has it.

Spending time outside is great for your pooch, but there are some hazards. What do you do when your dog has a nasty encounter with spiky plants or animals?