Archive | February, 2016
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Which Breed of Dog Should I Get?

First take look at your living environment. Do you have a big house, small house or apartment? Do you live in the city, a suburban area or rural area? Do you live by a lake or the ocean or near a forest or mountainous area? Is it a hot climate, cold, or one that has […]

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Understanding A Dog Show

Thousands, if not millions of people, tune in to watch the large televised dog shows, but what they see is only the tip of the iceberg, the Group and Best in Show Competitions. To be sure, these are exciting competitions, as the top dogs in each breed vie for the highest honor at a dog […]

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Top 5 Skills to Teach Your Dog – Teaching Youngsters and Oldsters Alike

It’s Spring and now that the snow has melted (for most of us), many would-be dog owners are turning their attention to rescue lists, shelters and breeders. As I look at my own dog, a 10 year old Labrador Retriever named Lincoln curled up on the couch next to me, I cannot help but think […]

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9 Things You Can Do Now to Keep Your Dog Safer

Shih Tzu happens and dogs get lost. You think it won’t happen to your dog, but it happens every single day. Our dogs can’t navigate all the dangers around them, they rely on us to keep them safe. Short of keeping them locked in a bubble, how can we keep our pets safe? These 9 […]

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When Dogs Need Personal Space

There are a number of organisations out there who promote awareness of the fact that some dogs need their own space and prefer not to be approached… we would like to join them in raising awareness of this issue. I’m sure like us, most of you fellow dog owners out there know a young child, […]

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Easy DIY All Breed Dog Grooming – 7 Tips

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to pay to get your dog groomed? Whether you have a short-haired dog or a long-haired dog, there are some basics you need to follow when doing at-home dog grooming. I’ll give you basic all breed dog grooming tips so you can save money and time by […]

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The Dominance Theory: A Dog Training Fallacy

We all grew up with the same idea of how dogs work: they use physical force to fight to be the alpha, to submit competing dogs in the pack. This notion is so engraved in our psyche that in English, being the top dog means that you are the most ‘dominant’ around. Even people who […]

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Private Dog Parks: Can Be The Safe Choice

With an increasing number of serious incidents being reported at dog parks, I want to introduce the safe alternative that a well-run private dog park can provide. You will find that a properly designed and managed private dog park is a dramatically different experience than what you have read about or have witnessed in public […]

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Bad Dog Behavior – Is Your Dog Stealing Food?

Many bad dog behaviors such as a dog stealing food, are actually dog instinctive behavior. In this series of articles, we illustrate the problems and show you how to cure unwanted dog behavior, with a special focus on dog pack instincts. “Just what do you think you are doing?” you exclaim, trying to retrieve the […]

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Dog Behavior Series 13 – Why Is My Dog A Finicky Eater?

Do you want to know why your dog is a finicky eater? Keep reading to find out, and discover my number 1 tip to increase your dog’s appetite before poor eating habits affect your dog’s health and behavior. Let me start this segment by saying a dog’s breed, size, and age often dictate whether your […]

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