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Top 10 Dog Breeds for Beginners

If you want to get a dog, but you have little dog experience the choice might seem daunting. With over 150 breeds to choose from you certainly do not want to bite off more than you can chew as a beginner or your dog might end up running your house hold. Never fear as the 10 top dog breeds on this list make excellent choices for doggie beginners: 1. Basset Hound: These droopy-eared, floppy-skinned, medium sized dogs are sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful and naturally well-behaved. They fit […]

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Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy And Engaged

The goal is to channel your bored dog’s energy into healthier activities. Ever heard the saying a tired dog is a better dog? Make sure your dog get’s lot’s of exercise daily. Taking them for a walk could be a sensible mental stimulation, however, unless your dog is extremely senior, it isn’t going to get close to enough cardio exercise to make him tired. Fun games of fetch, chasing a flirt pole toys, or organize a puppy play date will help with tiring out your dog. A […]

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The Advantages of Hiring a Dog Walker for You and Your Dog

So, you don’t have enough time to walk your dog and yet you want to give your dog a good walk on a regular basis? Dog walking is the best option for you and your dog. Here are some of the things you should know when it comes to dog walking. The benefits of dog walking to your dog 1. A good walk on a regular basis is great for your dog’s mental and physical health. 2. Dogs always love fresh air and if they are cooped […]

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Punishment Is Never The Answer When Training Your Dog

It is terrible that there is still the belief that puppies must feel pain, discomfort, or fear in order to learn good behavior. It is not uncommon for an owner to smack, hit or even kick their dogs in order to try and get the dog to understand something. In fact, many people believe this is the way to teach their dogs tricks and good behavior. It is not. Because people hear and see these falsities, they continue to punish their animals in this way; even between […]

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Caring for a Litter of Puppies

For those who are looking forward to their favorite companion delivering her puppies, they should be aware that quite a lot of effort will probably have to be expended for the litter to be successful. Puppies are born prematurely and are completely helpless – their eyes and ears are closed and they have only a limited ability to move. It is possible to lose some puppies every litter but you can greatly increase the survival rate of your dog’s litter if you prepare for every eventuality beforehand. […]

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Tips To Make Dog Training Easier

If you have never owned a dog before, the process of dog training may seem to be an impossible task. There are a ton of resources out there, and it could make you wonder where to start! Below are just a few tips to assist you in getting started at training your dog effectively. If any sudden behavioral issue occurs, take the dog to the vet to make sure that there is not a health issue involved. There are some illnesses or health conditions that may cause […]

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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 your scheduled bath times, then you probably need to revise […]

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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 must get the maximum amount of nutrition from their food […]

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