Archive | February, 2016
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Dog Behavior Series 12 – What Are Rendered By-Products in Dog Food?

Do you want to know what it means when dog foods contain rendered by-products? Keep reading to discover why you should be concerned about what your dog is eating and how it can affect your dog’s health and behavior. Warning: This segment contains an ugly truth that is disturbing and also contains adult graphic material […]

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Dog Behavior Series 11 – What Is the Best Dog Food?

Do you want to know the secret for selecting the best dog food for your dog? Keep reading to discover what it is and why you should be concerned about what your dog is eating and how it can affect your dog’s health and behavior. This segment is for dog owners who want to feed […]

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Dog Behavior Series 10 – Why Do Dogs Sleep So Much?

Do you want to know the top 3 reasons why dogs sleep so much? Keep reading to discover what they are and whether you should be concerned by gaining an understanding of your dog’s behavior. First, let me explain that a dog’s sleeping habits are dependent on the breed, the dog’s environment, and the dog’s […]

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Dog Behavior Series 9 – Why Do Dogs Growl?

Do you want to know the top 3 reasons why dogs growl? Keep reading to discover what they are and what you can do if you have a concern by gaining an understanding of your dog’s behavior. There are a wide number of reasons why your dog growls. Let’s find out what the most common […]

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Dog Behavior Series 8 – Why Do Dogs Lick and Bite Themselves?

Do you want to know the secret for getting your dog to stop licking and biting himself? Keep reading to discover the top common reasons, and what you can do for your dog by gaining an understanding of your dog’s behavior. Let me start by saying compulsive describes the repetitive, irresistible urge to perform a […]

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Dog Behavior Series 7 – Why Do Dogs Shake?

Do you want to know the secret for getting your dog to stop shaking? Keep reading to discover the top 4 common reasons and what you can do for your dog by gaining an understanding of your dog’s behavior. Let’s start by clarifying the term ‘Shake’, and what I’m referring to when I use it. […]

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Dog Behavior Series 6 – Why Do Dogs Pant?

Do you want to know why dogs pant? Keep reading to determine if your dog is displaying normal or abnormal dog behavior when he pants. It is normal for dogs to pant, to cool down, especially when they are hot, excited, or energetic. Panting is also the way dogs oxygenate their blood. When your dog […]

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Where Can I Take My Dog? To The Beach?

It is hard to imagine many places a dog is happier than at a beach. Whether running around on the sand, jumping in the water, digging a hole or just lying in the sun, every dog deserves a day at the beach. But all too often dog owners stopping at a sandy stretch of beach […]

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The Psychology of Successful Dog Bathing

“Can I wash my own dog? It can’t be that hard can it?” These are the words that I hear everyday as I go about my business working at the Pooch Parlor in Northern Idaho. Each time I walk a customer through this process, I find myself wondering why in the world something so simple […]

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How to Prepare Your Dog for Your Newborn Baby

If you are like much of the population, your four-legged friend is your first “baby.” Many people worry needlessly about how their dog will handle a baby in their life. Many owners think of getting rid of the family pets because of fears that they will harm the baby. Please do not do this unless […]

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