From dog breeds to dog feed MOTHER EARTH NEWS has all your dog needs.
Our dogs are more than companions, they’re partners. Laboring before sunup and after sundown, they’re some of the hardest workers on the farm and ranch, and they’re often the most reliable hunting partner you can find. They’re also joyful family members and fierce property protectors.
Whether you’re choosing the best dog breed for your farm, homestead, or ranch, or ensuring that you’re providing the healthiest food and healthcare for your hardest worker in the house or on the “back forty,” MOTHER EARTH NEWS has always been a resource for your stubborn, self-reliant puppy, your strong-willed hiking partner, and your dependable old friend.
From herding livestock to assisting people with disabilities, these dogs earn their keep as working dogs.
Choosing a pup or a dog from one of these breeds gives you the very best chance of success.
Find the best guard dog for your homestead with these training tips and advice on guard dog breeds.
Considerations Before Adopting A Dog
Check list for anyone who is planning to adopt a dog.
Herding dogs, livestock-guardians, and vermin-control dogs all have a special place on the farm.
Hot spots such as moist dermatitis and moist eczema should be treated by a veterinarian.
Learn how to care for poisoning, bleeding wounds, fractures, vomiting, diarrhea and more.
Take care of dog allergies by adding probiotics to meals and avoiding shampoo during baths.
Keep your homestead dog healthy with vaccinations, a pet first aid kit and pet CPR.
Use these natural flea control tactics to rid your dog of those tiny pests.
DIY & Products
Readers share their best tips for getting rid of skunk odor and more!
The story of weaning Samson, the family dog, off of processed foods and onto a healthier diet.
Whip up delicious, healthy homemade dog treats in no time with these tasty recipes.
Killing toxic bacteria by composting dog poop is a necessary first step to fertilize your garden with it.
Instead of a heavy hiking backpack, you might trysharing the load with your canine companion.