Tips for having a calm dog

Nothing is worse than coming home to a crazy dog that is jumping off the walls, or one who cannot sit still during dinner time.  If you would like some tips for having a calm dog are listed below.

Provide Plenty of Exercise
One of the best tips for having a calm dog throughout the day is to provide plenty of exercise.  Like humans, the majority of dogs receive too little exercise, leading them to display rambunctious behaviours.  Depending on the ...

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Benefits of dog day care

There are many benefits of dog day care and sending your pet to one during the day, beyond the obvious – the advantage is that your pet will come home happy and exhausted!  For many pets and owners, dog day care can be a true lifesaver as it keeps pets out of trouble during the day.  The most important benefits are reviewed below.

Socialisation
All dogs require socialisation and for many pups, the more they socialised the better behaved they are ...

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Keeping your dog cool

Unlike humans, dogs are unable to efficiently cool themselves.  In part, this inability is due to their lack of sweat glands.  The best ways for dogs to cool off naturally is to pant, dig a cool hole, hang out in the shade, or go for a swim.  There are a number of ways that you can help your furry friend stay safe in the warmer weather, which are discussed below.

Heat Acclimation
Veterinarians often see more cases of heat stroke during ...

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Bringing your new dog home

Bringing your new dog home can be both exciting and stressful.  On the one hand, there is the excitement of a brand new family member and plans for upcoming adventures you two will go on; but on the other hand, there are a lot of considerations to be made after the new dog arrives.  What items should be prepared for the arrival of your new dog?

Bringing your New Dog Home:
Before your pet arrives, you should have the following questions ...

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Avoid dog bites

Although dogs are undoubtedly man’s best friend, man often takes for granted that dog is still a wild animal, with much sharper teeth, stronger jaws and a more unpredictable nature than he is typically given him credit for.  Indeed, even the best-behaved dogs have been known to inexplicably act out, leaving the owner to sadly say, “I don’t know what happened – he’s never done that before.”  Humans should never forget that dogs have the ability to react violently, especially ...

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Dog joint care

One of the most common ailments a dog will suffer during his or her lifetime is joint pain.  Among many breeds hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation and arthritis are all common and genetically linked, which will require good dog joint care.  There are a number of steps a pet owner can take in order to prevent these issues, as well as warning signs to watch out for.

Certain breeds of dog are especially prone to joint problems including (but not ...

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Dogs separation anxiety

Dogs separation anxiety is one of the most frustrating behavioural problems to encounter as a pet owner.  Not only does the dogs separation anxiety cause emotional distress to dog and human, but can also result in thousands of pounds worth of damage to the home.  The good news is that with a little bit of patience, love, and the proper tools, the dogs separation anxiety can be overcome.

Certain breeds are more prone to separation anxiety than others.  Typically (but not ...

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Dogtrax dog walking

Let’s face it: every dog could use more exercise in his or her life.  From an ancestral perspective, dogs are not wired to live the sedentary lifestyle of humans.  Instead, dogs, like wolves, are meant to roam, explore, sniff, and hunt.  However, finding the time to keep up with most dogs’ exercise requirements is near impossible for the average dog owner.  That is where Dogtrax dog walking comes in.  They are able to provide your pup with the exercise he ...

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Dog pack leader

The canine social structure is one (loosely) built on a hierarchy of dominance and submission.  Even when dogs meet one another in passing, pecking order is quickly established.  Within the home, it is important for the owner to establish him or herself as the dog pack leader, especially in multi pet households.

One of the first steps in asserting yourself as the dog pack leader is to be mindful about the energy you use with your pets.  Your demeanor should always ...

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Proper dog walking exercise

With every New Year that comes upon us, many people resolved to get healthier and lose weight.  While these resolutions are fantastic goals for humans, they should be made for our pets as well.  Depending on breed, dogs should receive a minimum of 1 – 3 hours of proper dog walking exercise per day.  Walking one or two times daily is a great way to reach this exercise requirement and has a significant number of benefits, all of which ...

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