Dogs

service dog

Best Service Dog Breeds

Not every dog is suited to be a service dog, but there are some breeds that are chosen by trainers more often than others. Theoretically, any canine can be a service dog, but potential candidates undergo extensive physical training and they have a high degree of intelligence. Service dogs must also be emotionally and psychologically…

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separation anxiety

What is Separation Anxiety?

Separation anxiety is a very real problem for some canines. It can also create difficulties for a dog’s human companion and neighbors that may be subjected to it second hand. The problem arises when a dog is too dependent on its human caretaker or has been traumatized and is afraid to be left alone. Lack…

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harness

Collar vs. Harness

Most people choose a traditional flat collar for training and walking their dogs. However, an increasing number of individuals are selecting a harness for their dog or opting for both, depending on the situation and the canine. Many people are choosing a dog collar for indoor use and a harness for training or walking their…

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puppy training techniques

Effective Puppy Training Techniques

Training a puppy requires patience and should always be performed without punishment. Puppies are very much like toddlers. They want to please their human companions and soak up information like sponges. Positive reinforcement techniques are extremely effective and result in mentally healthy and confident adult dogs. Puppies have short attention spans and animal behavioralists have…

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dog park

Dog Park Necessities

Dog parks are an increasingly popular amenity for dog parents and their canines. There are essential necessities that should be incorporated into a dog park to keep canines and their human companions happy and safe. Easy Access Location is important for a dog park. It should be easily accessible by residents and located toward the…

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daily dog exercise

Why Dogs Need Exercise

Pet parents know their dog needs exercise, but daily exercise does more than just strengthen the body and contribute to physical health. It has a myriad of other benefits of which most individuals aren’t aware. Socialization Canines are naturally social creatures, but to ensure they develop socially, they need to be exposed to a variety…

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leash your dog

Top 10 Reasons to Leash Your Dog

Everyone has encountered at least one dog that insists on greeting every person they see – whether that person wants to interact or not – and there’s not a leash in sight. For many canines, it’s a natural love of people and an exuberance for life. However, there are a number of good reasons to…

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Ways of Feeding your Dog

Ask any 10 people how often you should feed your dog and you’ll get 10 different answers. The topic is hotly debated and there’s no definitive consensus. As long as your dog is healthy, not overweight, obtaining proper nutrition and not going hungry, much will depend on a family’s schedule and your veterinarian’s advice. Schedule…

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dog walking

The Importance of Walking Your Dog

Many people view taking their dog for a walk simply as a way to have them relieve themselves. Walking your dog is important for a variety of reasons for both you and your canine. It’s an ideal time for bonding with your dog and succeeds in getting you both some healthy exercise. It’s essential that…

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Fostering a Dog can be Beneficial to Both Human and Dog

Dogs crave companionship as much as people and fostering a dog offers multiple benefits for canines and their humans. Canines find their way to shelters for any number of reasons. They may have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Some are relinquished when their human companions relocate to a domicile that doesn’t allow pets, their humans…

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