Prevent your dog from chewing

One of the most annoying (and destructive) habits a dog can pick up is chewing.
What are the reasons that dogs chew and what can you do to prevent your dog from chewing?

Reasons Dogs Chew
Dogs chew for a number of reasons, all of which are part of natural evolution.  The most common reason is because they are using their mouths to explore the world around them.  This is especially true for puppies that have not fully developed their other ...

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Caring for your dogs eyes

Unfortunately for pet owners, dogs are unable to talk and describe issues that may be going on with them, health wise.  Therefore, it is important for owners to examine their pets regularly in order to determine whether anything is amiss.  Listed below is everything you should consider when caring for your dogs eyes.

When you examine your pet:  You should do so in natural lighting, outdoors if possible.  Look to see that your dog’s pupils are both similar in size.  The ...

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Canine body language

Dogs communicate with humans and animals in intricate yet subtle ways that can easily be overlooked by the untrained eye.  Canine body language have three modes of communication:  vocal (i.e. barking or howling), chemical (sniffing one another’s rear ends) and through body language (bowing, showing teeth, tail position, etc.).
Described below is the type of body language that dogs display for a range of emotions.

Happy
To determine whether a dog is happy, you should look at its tail, ears, eyes ...

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Caring for your dogs paws

As pet owners, we care about the little things that affect our dogs.  We make sure they are well-groomed, well-fed and on regular preventative medications.  But, how often do you think about caring for your dogs paws?  Just like humans, keeping a dog’s feet in good condition is essential to its overall health and wellness.

Trim Excess Fur
Some dogs have exceptionally furry feet, and develop excess hair growth between their paw pads.  This fur can lead to discomfort if it ...

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Dogs who benefit from dog day care

Are you wondering whether dog day care is right for your pup?
Listed below are nine types of dogs that truly benefit from dog day care.

The Athlete
If your dog is athletic chances are that he or she has quite a bit of energy to burn.  Dog day care is perfect for a dog that has high exercise needs, as pups spend the entire day romping and playing with one another.  Dogs also typically receive enrichment, such as ball pits ...

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How to choose an ethical breeder

There are many good reasons choose an ethical breeder when looking to purchase a dog, many of which are often overlooked.  While the best way to save a dog’s life and to control the pet population is through adoption, this option may not be right for everyone.  When finding a breeder, it’s important to seek one who is reputable and avoids unethical breeding practices that may harm the health of wellbeing of your potential new pet.

Application Process
Choose an ethical ...

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Be assertive around your dog

Dogs are extremely social animals that rely on the pack mentality, where one animal is dominant or subordinate to each member of the pack in order to be comfortable.  Within the household, this social unit rings true as well and dogs view their human owners or siblings as their “pack.”  In order to keep peace and harmony in the house, learn how to be assertive around your dog.

Create Boundaries
A good pack leader will create – and enforce – boundaries ...

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Reasons to go to dog day care

There are numerous reasons to go to dog day care, even if your pup is not a regular customer.

You Need to Clean the House
Do you need to wash the floors and don’t want to risk your pet tracking mud through the house while they dry?  Send your pup off to dog day care so that you don’t have to deal with a pooch that’s scared of the vacuum cleaner while you deep clean the house.

You are Having Guests Over

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Necessary items for your dog

After you have chosen your new pooch, there are a number of necessary items for your dog
that you should purchase before that fantastic day arrives.  Listed below are common items that owners often overlook and why they are important.

Collar
First on the list of necessary items for your dog, is a collar.  There are a variety of collar styles available and you should determine the best for your needs.  For every day wear, a leather or nylon flat collar ...

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Adopting from a shelter

Many owners mistakenly believe that pet adopting from a shelter is as simple as walking in, choosing a dog, and walking out the same day.  However, the process is quite the opposite.  Shelter workers seek to ensure that the new household a dog is being adopted into is the perfect fit, in order to minimize the chances of the dog being returned.  Once the right dog is found for the adopters, there are a number of other factors to expect ...

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