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10 Reasons You Should Be Hiking With Your Dog

It’s good for your dog—and good for you, too. 1. Hiking/backpacking is a healthy, noncompetitive, and inexpensive form of outdoor recreation. It is the perfect escape from urban stress and the daily grind while providing an opportunity for you and pooch to reset your metabolisms to “fit.” Source: http://www.backpacking-ideas.com/hiking/10-reasons-you-should-be-hiking-with-your-dog.php

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Tips On How To Bathe Your Dog

Dogs need to be bathed but you should not bath them as often as you bath yourself. Once a month is not a bad routine but of course should you notice that the dog is dirty, then do it even earlier. The other reason why you may want to wash it before the scheduled time is if the dog has a bad odor. If on the other hand the dog’s coat always gets dirty or smelly before […]

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How to Improve Your Dogs Health

We all want our pets to be happy and healthy. Whether you are a dog owner or a cat owner, your pet requires proper nutrition to stay healthy. Both veterinarians and pet food manufacturers have contrary views on suitable nutrition for your pet. Commercial pet foods are regularly suggested as part of an adequate diet for your dog or cat. At times your veterinarian will recommend commercial dog food as part of your dog’s diet. Your dog […]

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The How To: Stopping A Dog From Barking

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You love your dog – but he barks – a lot! It can be a real nuisance if you can’t get him to stop. What choices are there in stopping a dog from barking? You can try tricks that others have used in the past. Dog training and dog obedience schools help train the dog and also teach you how to handle your pet too, so that you can grow a lasting bond with your dog. Exercise […]

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Choosing the Best Dog Beds for Your Puppy to Nap In

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Did you know that a dog will sleep about twelve to fourteen hours a day? A dog will pretty much sleep wherever and whenever the urge hits it as long as that nap location is cozy, warm and comfortable. If your dog is anything like mine, then it will probably curl up and nap if it isn’t kept busy or just bored. That’s why it is so important to make sure you play with it for up […]

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Keeping Your Dog Healthy Through Exercise

Since the weather has now taken a warmer turn, it is likely that many people will want to allow their pets more time outdoors for play. Just as our children need to heed to certain guidelines  for safety and soundness, so does your dog. Your dog’s basic overall health really depends on his size, weight and breed type. Obviously, the larger kind of breed your pet is, the more space is needed to provide for his or […]

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How To Quickly Toilet Train Your Dog

How To Quickly Toilet Train Your Dog

When I was a police dog handler, one of the very first things we taught our dogs, was to go to the toilet on command. Needless to say, whenever I did school or community displays, everyone and sundry was very impressed when I would give the command to go pee, then after a few seconds I could stop him with another command. Now, not everyone needs this level of control over their dog, but knowing how to […]

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Who Says You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

To quote the rock band Chicago, they say it’s a hard habit to break. Perpetually stereotyping employment, marriage, and singularity: Age is but a hindrance but not for long. With approximately 15 minutes of training daily for 2 weeks straight, according to The Animal Planet, even the most stubborn dogs will give in. These enduring canines will sit, roll over, and do whatever your heart desires. All you need is a strong sense of consistency, and a […]

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Useful Dog Obedience Training Tips

Okay, so you just bought that cute female puppy that you’ve been eyeing on for months. Now, what are you planning to do with her? Are you thinking about teaching her new tricks? If you are, then as early as now, you must accustom her to being handled for grooming and veterinary care so she’ll respond nicely. Whenever you have free time, take her in your lap and gently brush her. Speak to her softly and say […]

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