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New Year’s resolutions: 2022 edition

January 7, 2022 By admin

As we say goodbye to 2021, we look ahead to 2022. What the year has in store is anyone’s guess, but as dog owners, it’s a good chance to reflect on how we can do better. With that in mind, here are five resolutions to keep top-of-mind as the year unfolds.   Resolution #1: Get your dog properly trained While proper, full-bodied training normally commences at 6 months of age, you can start teaching simple obedience commands from as early as 7 weeks. These take the form of “sit”, “stay”, “stop” and so forth, and are an important step in your… Read More
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2021 in review: part two

December 27, 2021 By admin

Christmas has come and gone. As we pack away the tree, the treats and the discarded wrapping paper, it’s time to sit back and reflect on the year that’s passed. In part one of our 2021 review, we looked at five great stories from the previous 12 months: including great dog cities, harmful foods for your dog, and weird dog behaviors that can seem mystifying at first glance. In part two of our series, we’re going to profile yet more great article content delivered to you, our readers, over the course of the year. Hopefully there’s something here of… Read More
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2021 in review: part one

December 16, 2021 By admin

Can you believe it? The year is nearly over. 2021 has been a wild ride for us all, but out in the doggy kingdom, the basics of dog ownership haven’t changed. Dogs need a pack leader to follow; plenty of exercise; and a structured routine to call their own. Throughout the year, however, we’ve gone beyond the simple fundamentals and covered a lot of other ground too: from food tips to great dog cities, our weekly digest has been packed with informative advice. In today’s story, we’re covering five of the most popular stories from the year, with five more… Read More
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Explaining the strange doggy behaviors we witness every day

December 9, 2021 By admin

Dogs can be weird. They’ll sniff things, lick others, and bury their precious toys. Why? In today’s article we’ll explain these behaviors and more, with the goal of giving you a better look inside your canine’s mind. Sometimes even the oddest habit has a natural – and evolutionary – explanation. Burying Dogs are domesticated animals that get meals on tap. But their wilder – more feral – descendants had to bury their food to stop thieves from running away with those tasty morsels. Domesticated dogs have inherited this quirk, and they’ll bury items that they see as their own. Smelling… Read More
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Eight ways to get your dog back into shape

December 6, 2021 By Kristi Sonnee

The Festive Season is nearly upon us – the time of year when we eat more than we should and exercise less than we might. Our waistlines often take on a few extra inches as a result, and our pets often find that they’re carrying around more weight than usual too. Our furry friends rely on our guidance to get back into shape, and they can suffer from joint health and diseases like pancreatitis, heart disease and diabetes if they’re not in tip top condition. In the article to follow, we’ll outline a few tips to help your dog beat… Read More
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What does the perfect dog walk look like?

November 26, 2021 By admin

We’ve talked at length about the importance of exercising your dog, including safe exercises you can do with your furry friend and great breeds to jog with. However, in today’s article, we’re asking a simple question: what does the perfect dog walk look like? Assume the role of pack leader A lot of people let their dogs lead the way on a walk. This is a bad idea because it makes the dog feel as if they need to shield you from the dangers that possibly await. That’s why dogs get unruly, bark a lot, and put on… Read More
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Five dog breeds that make very little noise

November 18, 2021 By admin

For some owners, a constantly barking dog is a reality they have to face. We’ve talked in the past about how to curb this bad habit and what their bark might mean. Today, we’ll look at breeds that simply don’t feel the need to bark much at all. They’re often perfect for built-up cities where neighbors are in earshot and noise complaints are more likely. Our list runs in descending order, from least noisy to most vocal, yet all these dogs are comparatively quiet. Basenji The Basenji is Africa’s “barkless dog”. As the name suggests, this smart, independent… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Appenzeller Sennenhund

November 12, 2021 By admin

In today’s edition of the Under One Woof blog/newsletter, we’re introducing a dog breed you’ve probably never heard of. A cattle dog from Appenzell in Switzerland started to make waves in the 1850s. It was known to have a high-pitched bark and a ferocious appetite for work. It soon became more popular in other parts of Europe and numbers are growing in North America today. The breed is rare but well worth exploring. What’s special about the Appenzeller Sennenhund? These dogs are remarkably intelligent animals who can be trained to perform complex tasks. They’ve been used for search and rescue… Read More
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Five things you should never do with a young dog

November 11, 2021 By admin

Teaching a young pup the ropes can be challenging, whether you’re a first-time dog owner or a veteran. In the article to follow, we’re going to pinpoint a list of things you should avoid with the goal of making their pathway to adulthood as smooth as possible. Looking to get a puppy for the family home, but not sure which breeds are best? Refer to our companion article on the breeds that make the best family pets. These dogs are all easy to train and great social companions for adults and children alike. Tip #1: Don’t change the rules… Read More
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How to look after your dog this winter

November 5, 2021 By admin

Here at Under One Woof, we’ve long talked about the importance of creating a stable routine for your dog. That routine, however, almost certainly goes out the window when the Festive Season arrives. Family members turn up for the first time; relatives from far-flung parts of the world are on your doorstep; new sights and sounds abound and it’s all a lot for your dog to take in. In the post to follow, we’ll outline a few tips to keep in mind. These will mostly apply to a young dog who is experiencing the Festive Season for the first time,… Read More
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