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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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Moving to a home that doesn’t allow pets? Here’s how you might win a landlord over

October 29, 2021 By admin

Not all of us have the luxury of buying a home outright. In fact, if you’re under the age of 35, you’re more likely to be renting than paying off a mortgage. Rentals can be great, and they’re perfect for singles or young couples, but if you’ve got a dog, you might run into trouble. Not every landlord allows animals in the home and some contracts stipulate this as a formality. Still, life is all about perseverance, so just because the contract says one thing, you’re absolutely within your right to try and convince the landlord otherwise. Tip 1. Bring… Read More
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Nine of the hungriest, most obesity-prone dog breeds

October 22, 2021 By admin

In the list to follow, we’re going to look at the ten dog breeds that are prone to overeating and getting… well, a little fat. If you don’t want to be eaten out of house and home or want to avoid having to restock the pantry every day, you might want to keep these doggos on a short leash. Scottish Terrier Scottish Terries don’t have the biggest appetites on this list, but they do have the ability to get chunky fast. That’s all because an underactive thyroid gland which slows down their metabolism. In essence, they don’t burn what they… Read More
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Potty training 101: good breeds, basic habits and more

October 13, 2021 By admin

All of us who have owned a dog know what it’s like to come inside after a day at work and find the couch soiled, or a suspicious smell emenating from the bathroom. Mistakes happen, and no pup is perfect, but with our guide we’ll help you navigate the first few months of co-habitation and get those potty-training routine down to a tee. We’ll also talk you through breeds that are easier to train than others, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the Web. How to potty train a dog Wondering how to potty train your… Read More
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How dog-friendly is your city?

October 5, 2021 By admin

There are over 300 cities in the United States with populations of 100,000 people or more, and it’s here that the vast majority of the country’s 70+ million dogs reside. The question is: how friendly are these cities to our four-legged friends? Honest Paws recently undertook a study to uncover the answer, analysing major urban areas against 9 ranking factors. The ranking factors were*: The number of pet-friendly restaurantsThe number of pet-friendly breweriesThe new number of pet-friendly hotelsThe number of pet-friendly beachesThe number of pet-friendly rentalsThe number of dog parksThe number of employed veterinarians in the Metropolitan Statistical AreaThe… Read More
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Looking for a jogging companion? Here are the best breeds for runners

September 28, 2021 By admin

Are you a keen runner? If you are, consider bringing your dog along on your next outing. Dogs that get regular exercise are likely to be better behaved and happier, and as you pound the roads/trails together, you create a lifelong bond that is worth its weight in gold. In the article to follow, we outline some great breeds for runners. Start slowly, get them accustomed to the miles, and build from there. Of course, even mixed breed dogs are likely to benefit from a regular running routine, so this article is only a guide, not gospel. Best all-rounder Vizslas… Read More
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What should you look for in a veterinarian?

September 24, 2021 By admin

A visit to the vet is part and parcel of owning any animal – and especially a dog. Whether you need to deworm them, get bloodwork done, or take care of a troublesome allergy, it’s always a good idea to have a preferred supplier in your area. That said, the closest veterinary practice isn’t necessarily the best one. In the article to follow, we’ll give you six things to think about when you shop around. Do they have the right to practice? In order to be a licensed vet, someone needs to obtain a degree in veterinary medicine, and then… Read More
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