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6 amazing dog facts that will blow your mind

October 22, 2020 By admin

Dogs are one of the most diverse species around We often say that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and this is true. In fact, the skull alone varies massively from one breed to the next, and if you compare a Golden Retriever to a German Shepherd, the difference alone is a big as the difference between a cat’s skull and a bear’s. A dog’s tail is often a window into their emotions You might notice your dog’s tail isn’t always in the same position. Knowing what to look out for could help you identify the emotional state they’re… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the beagle

October 9, 2020 By admin

The beagle’s characteristic hazel eyes and long ears bring a smile to any owner’s face. Ranked the 7th most popular breed in America in 2019, it’s easy to see why these fun-loving dogs are such a hit with the whole family. In the article to follow, we’ll explore the breed in more detail. Beagles have an impressive sense of smell There’s a reason beagles are used to hunt hares – they’ve got one of the sharpest noses around. Humans typically have 5 million receptors to pick up scents. Beagles? 220 million. Take them on a walk and you’ll notice that… Read More
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Why the French Bulldog is the new “it” breed

October 4, 2020 By admin

Walk through any major city, be it New York, London or Paris and you’re likely to see hip young people accompanied by a French Bulldog everywhere you go. The question is, why has this pint-sized breed become so popular, to the point it’s the 4th most common doggy in America and perhaps the most popular city dog of all?  We’ll examine what makes the French Bulldog special and why it might be right for you. They’re adaptable Frenchies, as they’re affectionately called, are nothing if not adaptable. Part of the non-sporting breed, they haven’t got any real physical qualities,… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Akita

September 29, 2020 By admin

The Akita is a noble breed from Japan and an increasingly common addition to American homes. Once owned solely by Japanese royalty, the Akita became popular in America after World War II, when soldiers stationed in Japan brought them back as pets. So what do you need to know about owning one? Personality Akitas are intensely loyal to their owners but standoffish to strangers, and are not especially good with other dogs either, often acting aggressively to members of the same sex. Make sure they’re properly trained from a young age (don’t wait more than 16 weeks) as it’s easy… Read More
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Top hacks for making dog ownership easier than ever

September 21, 2020 By admin

Every experienced dog owner has been a novice at some point in their lives, with a dog they don’t quite understand, and a set of rules they shakily stick to without a real understanding of why. In reality, dog ownership can be easy, so long as we don’t make a classic mistake: assigning human characteristics to the new animal in our lives. Why? Well, a dog responds to a very different set of tools. Here are the things you’ll want to know if you’re taking on the responsibility of dog ownership for the first time. With luck, it’ll save you… Read More
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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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Is my pup being aggressive, or simply playing?

August 22, 2020 By admin

In today’s article we’re going to examine whether your dog is being aggressive or simply engaging in play, with a particular focus on puppies, a group who are often guilty of going too hard. In focus: the rough-and-tumble between a puppy and a dog of its own age (or an adult), as well as a particular feature of young pups: nipping. What does a nip mean? Nips, or little bites, are common behaviors from young dogs. This isn’t a sign of aggression at all, but rather a sign that the dog needs to cool off a bit. What you should… Read More
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