Dogs

What to Look for When Buying a Dog

When most people visit a breeder to purchase a canine, it’s going to be a puppy. It’s an exciting time, but there are some basic things that everyone should know, observe and look for when selecting a new puppy that will be a valued member of the family. The Puppy The puppy should be alert,…

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How to Choose the Right Toys for Your Dog

The vast majority of dogs like toys of any kind, while others may be pickier about their playthings. There are several considerations to keep in mind when choosing toys for your canine. Many dog toys are marketed to be visually appealing to you, not your canine companions. Size Does Matter Toys should match the size…

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Choosing the Best Dog Food for Your Pet

Choosing the Best Dog Food for Your Pet

Dogs can survive and even thrive on a variety of grain-based dog foods. The most important concern is that your canine derives the needed nutrients from their food. A good dog food can contain meat, grains, fruits and vegetables. There’s an overwhelming variety of dry and wet dog food on the market – each claiming…

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5 Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior in Your Dog

What most people don’t understand is that dogs are very much like people in that they respond best and learn quicker when they’re rewarded. Multiple studies have amply demonstrated that a dog’s intelligence level is most like that of a child age 2 to 2.5 years of age. It’s important that pet parents not inadvertently…

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What’s the Right Dog for You?

Many people dream of having a dog in their life, but aren’t sure where to start in making a selection. There are some basics you should look for in any dog that you’re thinking of adopting. The same considerations are operative whether you’re seeking a purebred dog or adopting one from a shelter. Just be…

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How to Find the Right Pet Trainer for You

Canines must have training and socialization to keep them safe and to know how to behave. Many people don’t have the time, patience or skill needed to teach their dog what they need to know. That means relying on a professional trainer. The goal is to identify a trainer that’s right for you and your…

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10 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog This Summer

There are dozens of ways to play your dog and get them some much needed exercise outside of taking simple walks. Pet parents need to keep in mind that play sessions should be kept relatively short during the hot and humid days of summer. Always make sure your canine has access to fresh, clean water…

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Is Your Dog Marking His/Her Territory in Your Home?

Dogs are territorial in nature and communicate to others of their species through urinating on objects. It’s one of the reasons why your dog invests so much time in investigating where other canines have urinated. While acceptable outside, scent marking is a major problem when your dog decides to mark indoors. Un-neutered males are most…

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Is Your Neighbor’s Pet Friendly?

The term friendly can mean many things to different people. Some define friendly as willing to be petted or not prone to biting. Others may describe their neighbor’s dog as friendly when they really mean he/she doesn’t bark all night or dig up their yard. The truth is that some dogs are well-behaved when accompanied…

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Challenge Your Dog with Exercise

Dogs need physical exercise and mental stimulation. Pet parents can challenge their four=footed friends with exercise in the form of walks and playtime. Playing with your canine is an excellent bonding experience that’s beneficial for you both. When dogs don’t receive enough mental or physical activity, they become bored and can acquire destructive behaviors. Keep…

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