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Dogs vs Cats – how to choose which is right for you

December 17, 2019 By admin

Here at Under One Woof, we love our dogs, whether big or small. But we understand that dogs aren’t right for every owner and that certain people are better suited to the other most popular animal in America – the humble cat. In the not-entirely fact-based article to follow, we’ll unpack the differences between the two, with the goal of helping any first-time owner work out which is best for them. Ready? Let’s get started. (Oh, and one other thing. It goes without saying that we’ve indulged the odd sweeping generalization. Exceptions to the norm do of course exist.) Dogs… Read More
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7 Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make

December 10, 2019 By admin

Getting a dog for the first time is one of the most exciting pursuits in life, but many ownersjump in with both feet, neglecting to look at the bigger picture while they’re at it. Here aresome common mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Getting the wrong breedDogs come in all shapes and sizes and while one breed might thrive in your home, anothermight be an ill fit entirely. Speaking in general terms, larger breeds tend to live shorter livesbut require a great deal more exercise and food. Because of their size, space is also aconsideration. Having a Rottweiler cooped up in… Read More
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How to help dogs in mourning

December 3, 2019 By admin

Just like humans, dogs grieve the loss of loved ones, whether it be a human or canine companion. Dogs are both acutely aware of their loss and capable of feeling a cascade of emotions in response – similar to the emotional range of human experience. So when you’re presented with a sorrowful, mourning dog – one in the depths of depression – just what do you do? Well, the first thing is to identify when a dog is in mourning. A common first sign is sluggishness; are they moving more slowly or spend more time sleeping, with none of the… Read More
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Looking to break up a dog fight? Here’s how!

November 25, 2019 By admin

Picture the scene: you’re walking down the road when you come across two dogs going at one another physically. Heaven forbid, it might even be your own dog caught in the fray. You want to take action – of course you do, but you’re worried about the consequences. You umm and arr and act indecisively. A bad move. Step #1: Resist the urge to shout Behaviorist Cesar Millan cautions against one yelling at the top of your lungs for the dogs to disengage. This will be an ineffective strategy, and it’s only to be used if you’re actually calling… Read More
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Five ways to help your dog live longer

November 18, 2019 By admin

Yes. a dog’s lifespan is partially determined by its genetics. Smaller breeds like Chihuahuas typically live between 15-18 years, whereas German Shepherds live for an average of 10 years. In the case of even larger dogs, such as Great Danes, that number can fall as low as 7. Yet there are a host of lifestyle factors involved as well. In the article to follow, we’ll unpack just a few things you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy for as long as possible. Make regular exercise a part of their routine We say it all the time,… Read More
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Why should I neuter my dog or spay my dog?

November 12, 2019 By admin

Removing an animal’s sexual organs sounds like a big deal, but in reality, it’s part and parcel of dog ownership. Neutering typically refers to the process of removing a male dog’s testicles, while spaying involves the removal of the ovaries in a female. Today, we’re going to list a few reasons why you should make the investment. CostSpaying your dog might cost as little as $30 to as much as $300. Private vets will be more expensive, and you’ll incur extra costs if your dog is on heat or obese. However, the cost pales in comparison to the price… Read More
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How to spice up the dog walk and keep things fun

November 4, 2019 By admin

The walk: it’s part and parcel of dog ownership and something that you’ll be undertaking regularly. The walk is not just a chance to exercise your dog, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate that you’re the pack leader in the relationship. But when monotony sets in and the walk becomes more a chore than a pleasure, it’s time to spice things up. Take a look at our tips and incorporate them into your routine going forward. Tip #1: Change up the routeThis is a simple one to start, but it’s amazing the number of owners who never vary the path… Read More
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Dogs and security: breeds, tips and more

October 28, 2019 By admin

Dogs are alert, watchful and protective of their home. Territorial to a tee, they want nothing more than to protect their patch – and the owners that care for them. But not every dog makes an ideal guardian. Below, we’ve outlined four breeds that can fit into an ordinary American household, while acting as a first-class guard dog. What are the best guard dogs? Rottweiler Rotties have earned a bad reputation, perhaps because of their intimidating appearance and blank, often deathly stare. But appearances can be deceiving, because rotteweilers can be hugely affectionate additions to the home who… Read More
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FAQ part 2: What are the risks of letting your dog sleep in bed with you – and more

October 21, 2019 By admin

Question #1: What are the risks of letting your dog sleep in bed with you? Depending on who you ask, this question will elicit a different response, as it all depends on the size of the dog and the circumstances in question. More often than not, it’s a bad idea if you own an unneutered alpha male. You don’t want the dog claiming the bed as his own territory, and if he begins to see himself as your equal, he may even growl when you try to remove him from his spot. Other, more obvious points include: • The… Read More
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Do dogs have a favorite human – and other common questions answered

October 17, 2019 By admin

Question #1: Do dogs have a favorite human/person? We’ve all been there: our favored dog rushes over to our significant other and lavishes them with attention. Hurt, we start to question why it’s happening, or wonder whether we’re imagining things. Well, bad news, because dog behaviorists suggest that dogs can favor one owner over another, especially if your parenting styles differ. For one, dogs’ brains develop hugely from birth to six months. The person that is there for them most often at this time will forge a strong bond with the animal. For another, dogs favor people who give them… Read More
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