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Why getting a dog could make a real difference to your health

July 9, 2020 By admin

The health and fitness industries are awash with tips to look and feel better than ever. But one magic bullet that people often overlook is the comfort of having a canine friend at home. Here are six reasons to get a dog – either for the first time, or as a new addition to the home. Dogs alleviate loneliness Studies show that loneliness can be one of the biggest contributors to depression, and that depression has the ability to seriously affect our health. This is an especially salient point during COVID-19; a time at which people are brushing up… Read More
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Decoding what your dog’s bark might mean

July 2, 2020 By admin

We’ve written at length about the things to do to keep your dog from barking all the time, but it’s worth considering what that bark actually means. As Cesar Milan notes, dogs don’t lie. The bark is a window into their personality; into a set of needs and preferences. Scratching your head? Here are a few of the possibilities in play. Often, a bark can be a sign that a dog is overindulged. A dog at the center of a manic household is a dog that’s likely to be badly behaved. Just like spoilt children, dogs whose owners… Read More
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8 facts about dogs you almost certainly didn’t know

June 25, 2020 By admin

If lockdown has proved anything, it’s that people will band together to have some fun, and old-school diversions are more popular than ever. One such activity that’s seen a resurgence is the general knowledge quiz. Today, we’re serving up 8 dog-related facts that would work well in any quiz. There’s a Beatles song with a sound in it that only dogs can hear As The Beatles matured as band, they moved further away from their Pop roots and became more interested in experimental rock. Look no further than the 1967 track A Day in the Life, which features several seconds… Read More
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Three reasons to send your dog to daycare

June 16, 2020 By admin

Why should someone send their dog to daycare? This is a question we get a lot – and it’s a valid one. In the article to follow, we’ll unpack some of the primary reasons centers like our own are popular with dog lovers. Reason #1: You’re out of the house a lot The number one reason to send your dog to daycare is in the event you’re at work a lot of the day and you don’t have someone at home to look after your animal(s). This is especially true if your dog is young. Puppies shouldn’t be… Read More
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Does sending your dog to daycare make your dog less affectionate or loyal to you, the owner?

June 11, 2020 By admin

It’s natural to protective of your dog. You want the best for it and, selfishly, you want its unconditional love. Turning your dog over to a daycare center can seem daunting, not least because you worry your dog will begin to develop bonds with a new group of people in a new environment. Thus, some owners might be wary of giving it a go. However, dogs crave company The first thing to point out is that a dog left alone day in, day out, is going to suffer from incredible emotional stress. Almost all breeds need company – and… Read More
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How to train your dog not to bark constantly throughout the day

June 4, 2020 By admin

Living in a small apartment? Worried that your dog is going to bark constantly while you’re out the house at work? For many dog owners, it’s a legitimate concern and something that soon becomes a headache when the neighbors ring to complain. The good news? There are steps to take to combat the problem and put it to bed for good. The first thing you’ll want is a camera that connects to your phone If your neighbors are complaining about the dog barking, there are two things you want to establish. One, that it’s really your dog making… Read More
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Do dogs benefit from daycare? Here are four things to keep in mind.

May 27, 2020 By admin

If you keep your finger on the pulse you’ll notice a lot of people asking about daycare online –specifically, the benefits of it. Since every dog is different, our job is to create a space that caters to the unique needs of your animal. We want to foster inclusivity and make your animal feel like it’s at a second home. If you’re unsure about the benefits of daycare, or you have friends who pose the question, here are four things to keep in mind. It’s a great form of socialization A good daycare center socializes your animal. It gives them… Read More
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Why aren’t there that many cat boarding services compared to dog boarding homes?

May 21, 2020 By admin

At Under One Woof, we’re passionate about doggy daycare and take it seriously. But that’s not to say we don’t love cats too. Our feline friends are a big part of our lives, and they’re one of the most popular animals in households throughout America. Little wonder, then, that many people online pose a simple question: why are dog boarding services more common? In this article, we’re going to explore that question and identify five reasons dog boarding homes might be a more common sight. However, let’s start with an essential caveat… …Cat boarding homes – catteries – do exist… Read More
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The major dog types explained – part three

May 14, 2020 By admin

Hot on the heels of parts one and two, we’re concluding our look at the major dog breeds today. As a recap, the American Kennel Club puts breeds into one of seven categories: herding dogs, hounds, sporting, non-sporting, toy, working and terrier. We’re dealing with the final three in this article, but be sure to check out our previous pieces for a rundown of the major breeds in the other four categories. And again, a lot of this info is courtesy of an excellent Wired video on the topic, featuring Gail Miller Bisher, a foremost expert.   … Read More
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The major dog types explained – part two

May 4, 2020 By admin

In part one, we looked at herding dogs and hounds, two of the major dog types categorized by the American Kennel Club. Today, we’re going to cover non-sporting and sporting dogs, of which the former is host to array of entrants, both big and small. Again, these findings are based on an excellent Wired video series on the topic, narrated and hosted by Gail Miller Bisher. Let’s get started. Type #3: Non-sporting  Perhaps the most famous and popular example of the non-sporting type is the Dalmatian, which gained huge popularity in America because of the film 101… Read More
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