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5 dog facts that will amaze you

July 5, 2018 By admin

Dogs have been at our side for thousands of years. They’re great foils that complement our strengths and weaknesses. With a dog at your side, you’ve got a companion with a sense of smell that can keep you out of danger and eyesight that can pick up ultraviolet light. You’ve also got a companion who rides an emotional rollercoaster just like you. We might be different in so many ways, but as these amazing facts reveal, dogs are like us in many ways too, and a truly indispensable part of our lives. Dogs can… Read More
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Interesting ways dogs are similar to humans

June 28, 2018 By admin

If history is to be believed, thousands of years ago early humans bred gray wolves. Over time, these wolves were domesticated, fed and selectively bred. Slowly but surely they lost their wild tendencies and inherited different physical characteristics too. A slow evolution had occurred, and with it came an animal perfectly suited to people. Welcome to the dog we know and love today. Thanks to its historical connection to us, our pet is more like us than you might think. Dogs can read facial expressions There’s arguably no animal on the planet… Read More
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How long do dogs live?

June 21, 2018 By admin

Morbid as it might be, every owner has to front up to the fact that their dog won’t live forever. A single dog year is roughly equal to seven human years, but like humans, life expectancy varies depending on the dog and the breed. With that in mind, let’s take at the longest-living breeds followed by the shortest-living members of the doggy kingdom. Read until the end, because we’ve got some pointers on keeping your dog as fit and healthy as can be. Longest living Jack Russell Terrier… Read More
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How to tame your dog’s anti-social behavior

June 14, 2018 By admin

Looking to exude calm, show assertiveness and teach your dog all the right habits? We’ve got the lowdown on some common problems – and some handy solutions – right here. How to: guard against rowdiness Getting home from work to find the dog has chewed the carpets and is scrabbling over the floorboards to jump up at you? That’s a sure sign he isn’t getting enough exercise. Make sure you ignore him until he has calmed down. Don’t make eye contact and don’t… Read More
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Dog myths debunked

June 7, 2018 By admin

Myths – they enter the public’s consciousness and live on, doggedly persisting (excuse the pun) no matter how much our understanding of the animal kingdom improves. Some of these legends come from a good place, and on the surface, you might even think they’re true. But many of them, like the idea that chocolate can be given to dogs in moderation, is just plain dangerous. Here we debunk a few of the misconceptions you’ll have seen doing the rounds. At the same time, we offer a more balanced picture of the facts. Read More
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What are the best toys for dogs?

May 31, 2018 By admin

In prior articles, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of giving your dog room to breathe, of walking him regularly, of giving him the sort of attention he so desperately needs. One thing we haven’t talked about yet is playtime. Dogs love to scamper around and have fun, and no spot of playtime is complete without a set of toys. As you’d expect, there are a lot of great products out there in the market to choose from. To make our picks, we’ve looked at Amazon, the great equalizer and a brand that’s available… Read More
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Small breeds versus large. What are the pros and cons of each?

May 25, 2018 By admin

Each and every variety of dog has its own particular quirks, but it’s always fascinating to compare small breeds against their larger counterparts. What are the pros and cons of each? What are some of the differences? If you’ve ever owned a Miniature Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Pug or related dog, you’ll recognize the traits outlined directly below. By the same token, if you’ve ever rubbed shoulders with a St. Bernard, a Mastiff, Rottweiler or similar, you’ll be in familiar territory in the latter part of this article. So whether you’re thinking about adding a new breed to your home or… Read More
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5 tips every dog owner needs to know

May 17, 2018 By admin

Simple, practical advice. Isn’t that something every dog owner needs? Well, we’ve put together 5 tips to keep in mind when rearing your dog. From being consistent in your training to setting the rules of the house, these are oft-overlooked methods that can pave the way for a happy and harmonious home. Consistency is key Dogs require a lot of time and effort, but the payoff is worth it. Whether it’s the training they require or the exercise they crave, your dog needs a routine as much as you do. See exercise as a chance to stretch both of… Read More
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How to tell when your dog is sick

May 10, 2018 By admin

No one wants to endure the stress of their animal getting ill, but the unfortunate reality of life as a pet owner is that, from time to time, our beloved animal will come down with something nasty. While cats tend to hide the fact they’re sick from the world, the good news is that dogs make it clear when they’re not feeling 100% and there are several telltale signs you can look out for. So, without further ado, here are a few classic symptoms. Vomiting and/or diarrhea Your dog might throw up once in a blue moon – and… Read More
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Introducing your dog to your home for the first time

May 3, 2018 By admin

Bringing a new animal home is a big deal, and especially when it’s a puppy. In anticipation of its arrival, you’re going to want to set up a “bedroom” for your pup replete with toys, food and bedding. Even then, the best-laid plans can fall by the wayside when you actually bring the pup home. Assuming you’ve got your doggy quarters all set up, we’ve put together some tips to keep in mind as you familiarize your animal with its new home for the first time. From keeping the tour low-key to making doggy introductions outside, there’s… Read More
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