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5 dog breeds that are most likely to suffer from depression

February 3, 2022 By admin

Every large-bodied animal deals with ups and downs, and dogs are no exception. That said, there are a select few members of the doggy kingdom who are more prone to depression. Whether it’s down to separation anxiety or too much time spent indoors, these are the dogs you need to handle with tender loving care. Border Collie Border Collies are smart and hard-working. But their intelligence and zeal come at a cost. Left without enough to do, they can grow bored and indulge in destructive behavior: like ripping apart household furniture and damaging things in the home. All round, they’re… Read More
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5 easy ways to make your dog happier

January 27, 2022 By admin

Happiness – it’s that most elusive of feelings, one that we all crave but can’t always keep hold of. Our doggy friends are much the same. They too have their ups and downs and get craggy, sad and upset. So how do we minimize those lows and ensure our pets are spending much of their time in a state of contentment? Give your dog a space in the house they can call their own Dogs are pack animals who will follow your lead, but they too need a space they can call their own. Demarcate an area somewhere in the… Read More
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The best dogs for anxiety

January 21, 2022 By admin

One of our most enduringly popular stories on the Under One Woof blog is about the happiest dog breeds. Clearly, people want to know about companions that will lift their spirits, and as an offshoot of that original piece, we want to examine the best dogs for anxiety. There’ll be some overlap with the aforementioned story, but by and large this is about finding a pup to ease your worries and give you a positive distraction to boot. French Bulldog Though they’re a little tricky to train, Frenchies are personable, sweet and good-natured. Best of all, they don’t mind… Read More
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How to care for your dog in the winter time

January 15, 2022 By admin

The New Year is upon us, and here in the Northern Hemisphere, that means the Fahrenheit has dropped. While we all know how to stay warm, we sometimes forget about our furry friends and the discomfort they might be feeling. In this week’s article, we detail a few key ways you can ensure your dog is not feeling any discomfort. Check for snowy toes If you live in a part of the US where snow falls, those wintry walks take on a new dimension. Dogs with lots of hair can often get snow between their toes, and it can be… Read More
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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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