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Training your dogs and cats to live together

April 19, 2018 By admin

Cats and dogs. They’re a pairing as old as time itself, and yet despite this history, they’re not always the best of friends. Getting our feline friends to put up with their larger doggy counterparts can be hard work, but if you give your dog the necessary training, you can foster a relationship that will take you by surprise. Introduce one another to the smells Smell is huge in the animal kingdom. In fact, it’s the essential tool of communication. To get the animals used to one another faster, rub a towel over your cat and place the… Read More
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Why do our dogs pant: what’s happening in the body, and what does it mean?

April 14, 2018 By admin

Cats and other animals rarely do it, but in the doggy kingdom, panting is common practice. So what’s happening when our four-legged friend has their mouth open with their tongue extended, and they’re letting quick breaths escape? If all’s well, your dog is simply trying to cool down. In humans, we release heat by sweating. But dogs don’t sweat. At least, not really. They do have sweat glands on their paw pads but they mostly release heat through their saliva. Tongue out, mouth open, the saliva evaporates fast – cooling them in the process. Water, water, water A panting… Read More
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Top tips for dealing with excessive barking

April 5, 2018 By admin

All dogs bark, but excessive noise can be wearing for both you, your loved ones and your neighbors. While it’s tempting to do nothing and let the noise wash over you, excessive barking is a sign that a dog is over-excited, bored, or afflicted with a real problem. Here are some tips to heed before you look for professional help. Make exercise a priority There’s a great saying to keep in mind. “Sleeping dogs do not bark.” A dog is a big responsibility and no owner should leave their animal to grow bored or restless. Give them as much exercise… Read More
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Six things we do that dogs hate

March 28, 2018 By admin

Dogs and humans are a match made in heaven, but while you might be the master in the house, that doesn’t mean you can do no wrong. In fact, there are some common things we do that infuriate our furry friends. Here are six faux pas to be aware of. Bear hugs Next time you or a friend or a child pulls your dog in for a tight bear hug, think twice. The vast majority of canines are programmed to read this sort of behavior as an act of dominance on your part, and if they’re anxious, they’ll likely… Read More
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Caring for your dog’s nutritional needs

March 13, 2018 By admin

Feeding your dog is an everyday process but when you’re faced with so many competing brands, and so many types of dog food, it’s enough to make your head spin. No dog owner wants to feed their pet poor-quality food, but when there’s barely time in the day to feed yourself, it can be easy to chuck the closest tin into the trolley and be done with it. With this in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you give your dog(s) the most nutritional meal possible. 
 Understand the buzzwordsStruggling to get your head around… Read More
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Bark 4 Life

March 6, 2018 By admin

Bark for Life is fast Approaching!   Save the Date, Saturday May 12th. Come and help us fight cancer with your Furry best friend. If you can’t make it out on the 12th feel free to stop in at Under One Woof and add a donation to our box.     Check out the great activities planned for May 12th!   7:30 – 8:30                  K9 Combat Cancer 5K Fun Walk/Run 8:30 – 9:00                  Yoga in the Park (Adults, Kids, & Dogs)… Read More
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Best of!!!!

March 6, 2018 By admin

Guess who made top 3 finalists for the 2nd year in a row! Thats right Under One Woof is a Finalist for Best Doggie Daycare, choosen by you! Feel free to go to http://stcroixvalleymag.com/2018-best-st-croix-valley-finalists and veiw us along with finalists in other catigories. Then watch for the May issue to see if we bring home the win. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!… Read More
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Am I ready for my first dog?

February 27, 2018 By admin

Unlike cats, dogs are creatures that crave attention and need regular walking. Your first puppy is a big deal, and it can be easy to underestimate how much work is involved. That being said, raising one from a small fluffball into a full-grown adult is hugely rewarding. So, are you ready? Is everyone in favor? If you live with others, bringing up the dog is going to be a team effort and the more hands on deck the better, but to avoid causing a rift, consult with your spouse, family member or roommate first. Do you suffer from allergies? Go… Read More
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What dog breed am I?

February 14, 2018 By admin

If you were a dog, which breed would you be? Believe it or not, it’s one of the most Googled doggy questions of all. In this fun-filled piece, we’re going to take five personality archetypes and pair them with the dog that best matches that description. Appearances aren’t being placed under the microscope, only personality types. So, without further ado, let’s dig in and see where you sit. Ready? The Workaholic You eat and sleep work. If your house were to ever burn down you’d immediately grab your work gear before all else. A day off is a… Read More
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The 5 Dog Breeds Most Agreeable To Training (And The 4 That Aren’t)

January 29, 2018 By admin

Is there anything better than a new dog in your home? We think not. Adorable pups brighten our lives and make every morning a touch more interesting, and they’re even better when they’re agreeable and eager to learn. With that in mind, we’ve sourced five dog breeds that are a joy to work with. Highly intelligent, they absorb information like sponges and more often than not make every effort to toe the line. Like any breed, these dogs require love and attention, but with a firm, fair approach, you’ll find you can’t go wrong. Labrador… Read More
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