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How to keep your dog active during the winter months

September 16, 2020 By admin

Snowed in? Torrential rains in play? Sub-zero temperatures at work? There comes a time every winter where the weather simply forbids heading outside. That begs the question: what do we do with our canine friends who need plenty of exercise – and stimulation – to keep their spirits high? In the article to follow, we’re going to unpack a few things you can do inside. Because while dogs are generally less active in winter due to the darker days and earlier nights, they still need to get their steps in. Idea 1: Indoor games Indoor games are always a great… Read More
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How to prevent your dog from getting overexcited

September 8, 2020 By admin

We tend to think that a dog that’s jumping up and down and barking madly is happy. In fact, the opposite is true. Serenity and calm are signs that your dog is content, while excitement can often spell impending aggression. The first step to curbing excitement is recognizing that it’s a problem. The second stage is doing something about it. Here are our tips for discouraging excitable, potentially aggressive behavior. Don’t encourage your dog If we equate excitement with happiness, we’re very likely to pat a dog that’s excitedly jumping to and fro, thereby reinforcing the behavior. What we want… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Great Dane

September 1, 2020 By admin

There are few dogs that make a statement quite like the Great Dane, whose imperious name is matched only by his stature. Watch him get on to his hind legs and he’s taller than most adult men. History Interestingly, Danes aren’t Danish at all – in fact, they’re a German breed, once used to hunt wild boars alongside nobleman, and referred to as the Deutsche Dog (“German dog”) in their native country. The name is thought to be a result of escalating tensions between Germany and the rest of the world, and a name that was coined by the French… Read More
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