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Dogs in focus: the Labrador retriever

July 30, 2020 By admin

Welcome to a new series here at Under One Woof, one in which we look at different breeds on a case by case basis and bring their history and characteristics to light. What are we starting with? One of the world’s favorite dogs: the Labrador Retriever. Temperament Labs, as they’re affectionately called, are known to be charming and happy animals. In fact, they’re one of the most popular family breeds in the world for this very reason. Labs are also very intelligent and by extension, trainable. Gentle and sweet, their temperament is one of their defining characteristics. History Labradors are… Read More
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How to enjoy a hike with your dog: our tips

July 26, 2020 By admin

We’re living in strange times, but even with social distancing measures in place, there are lots of ways to enjoy a spectacular day out in the summer sunshine. Hiking is a particular favorite, and one that’s well suited to dogs as well. A trip together will not only burn excess energy (for the both of you), it’ll be an opportunity to bond as well. Before you set out, heed a few of our tips for a successful outing. Make sure your dog is up to the task When it comes to tackling tough terrain, the breed matters. A long-legged Labrador… Read More
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Six easy ways to make your dog happier

July 21, 2020 By admin

Dogs are simple creatures and they don’t need a lot to be happy. In the article to follow, we’re going to unpack six simple things you can do to keep your animal’s spirits high. From making exercise a priority to spending a little bit more on nutrition, these are proven strategies that should bear fruit in the long run. Get the diet right Food is fuel, and dogs need plenty of it. But buying poor-quality, mass produced fare full of additives and preservatives can do more harm than good. Speak to your vet about the type of product you should… Read More
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How to get your dog to listen and behave better

July 17, 2020 By admin

Whether you’re new to dogs or an experienced owner, it can sometimes feel as if you’re constantly engaged in a struggle: issuing commands to your dog with little to no success. In times like these, it’s easy to lose your cool and snap at your pet. But in the article to follow, we’re going to illustrate why that’s exactly the wrong strategy. By heeding our tips, you should soon see results. Understand the energy you’re giving off Dogs have historically grown up in packs and they instinctively look to a “pack leader”. In every case, that leader should be you. Read More
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Why getting a dog could make a real difference to your health

July 9, 2020 By admin

The health and fitness industries are awash with tips to look and feel better than ever. But one magic bullet that people often overlook is the comfort of having a canine friend at home. Here are six reasons to get a dog – either for the first time, or as a new addition to the home. Dogs alleviate loneliness Studies show that loneliness can be one of the biggest contributors to depression, and that depression has the ability to seriously affect our health. This is an especially salient point during COVID-19; a time at which people are brushing up… Read More
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Decoding what your dog’s bark might mean

July 2, 2020 By admin

We’ve written at length about the things to do to keep your dog from barking all the time, but it’s worth considering what that bark actually means. As Cesar Milan notes, dogs don’t lie. The bark is a window into their personality; into a set of needs and preferences. Scratching your head? Here are a few of the possibilities in play. Often, a bark can be a sign that a dog is overindulged. A dog at the center of a manic household is a dog that’s likely to be badly behaved. Just like spoilt children, dogs whose owners… Read More
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