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Why should I neuter my dog or spay my dog?

November 12, 2019 By admin

Removing an animal’s sexual organs sounds like a big deal, but in reality, it’s part and parcel of dog ownership. Neutering typically refers to the process of removing a male dog’s testicles, while spaying involves the removal of the ovaries in a female. Today, we’re going to list a few reasons why you should make the investment. CostSpaying your dog might cost as little as $30 to as much as $300. Private vets will be more expensive, and you’ll incur extra costs if your dog is on heat or obese. However, the cost pales in comparison to the price… Read More
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How to spice up the dog walk and keep things fun

November 4, 2019 By admin

The walk: it’s part and parcel of dog ownership and something that you’ll be undertaking regularly. The walk is not just a chance to exercise your dog, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate that you’re the pack leader in the relationship. But when monotony sets in and the walk becomes more a chore than a pleasure, it’s time to spice things up. Take a look at our tips and incorporate them into your routine going forward. Tip #1: Change up the routeThis is a simple one to start, but it’s amazing the number of owners who never vary the path… Read More
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Dogs and security: breeds, tips and more

October 28, 2019 By admin

Dogs are alert, watchful and protective of their home. Territorial to a tee, they want nothing more than to protect their patch – and the owners that care for them. But not every dog makes an ideal guardian. Below, we’ve outlined four breeds that can fit into an ordinary American household, while acting as a first-class guard dog. What are the best guard dogs? Rottweiler Rotties have earned a bad reputation, perhaps because of their intimidating appearance and blank, often deathly stare. But appearances can be deceiving, because rotteweilers can be hugely affectionate additions to the home who… Read More
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FAQ part 2: What are the risks of letting your dog sleep in bed with you – and more

October 21, 2019 By admin

Question #1: What are the risks of letting your dog sleep in bed with you? Depending on who you ask, this question will elicit a different response, as it all depends on the size of the dog and the circumstances in question. More often than not, it’s a bad idea if you own an unneutered alpha male. You don’t want the dog claiming the bed as his own territory, and if he begins to see himself as your equal, he may even growl when you try to remove him from his spot. Other, more obvious points include: • The… Read More
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Do dogs have a favorite human – and other common questions answered

October 17, 2019 By admin

Question #1: Do dogs have a favorite human/person? We’ve all been there: our favored dog rushes over to our significant other and lavishes them with attention. Hurt, we start to question why it’s happening, or wonder whether we’re imagining things. Well, bad news, because dog behaviorists suggest that dogs can favor one owner over another, especially if your parenting styles differ. For one, dogs’ brains develop hugely from birth to six months. The person that is there for them most often at this time will forge a strong bond with the animal. For another, dogs favor people who give them… Read More
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Which dog breeds make the best family pets?

October 7, 2019 By admin

Bringing a dog into the family home is wonderful for all involved. Suddenly you’ve got a furry friend to create excitement in the house. What’s more, family dogs enable children to grow and develop social skills. We’ve selected a few classic family breeds below. Family dog #1: PugA favorite amongst the aristocracy of years gone by, pugs are companionable souls that like nothing more than getting cozy. Exercise isn’t on their list of priorities, so if you’re someone who likes to take the family for a hike or two, think again. But if you’re after a couch potato to… Read More
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How to help a cat and dog get along

September 30, 2019 By admin

The stereotypical cat that’s aloof and uppity is grounded in truth. Cats tend to be far less extroverted than dogs and aren’t nearly so eager to run and play. Since dogs and cats are so different, it can be a challenge to ensure they cohabit peacefully. However, the two most popular domestic pets in the world can get along, and we’ve compiled a series of tips to ensure this relationship is as harmonious and purrtastic as possible. Read on for more.  Breed has nothing to do with itRight off the bat, forget about breeds and what this might mean for… Read More
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Single and living alone? Here are some great dog breeds to consider.

September 23, 2019 By admin

So you’re living alone and you’re wanting some company; some company in the form of a furry canine friend. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Of course not! That being said, certain dog breeds are better suited to singles than others. With that in mind, here are the breeds to consider – and why. Option 1: Golden RetrieverAh, heck – Retrievers are suited to just about anyone… they’re just so lovable. And they’re particularly great companions for first-time owners, because they have such a down to earth personality, Option 2: German ShepherdIf you’re looking for a dog to keep… Read More
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Running with dogs – what you should know

September 16, 2019 By admin

For dog owners who enjoy a spot of exercise, running with your animal can be a great way to break a sweat and bond at the same time. However, as many dog owners have discovered, the best-laid plans can easily fall by the wayside when there’s a canine companion at your side, and there are a few things you should be mindful of. Tip #1: Get him socialized firstYou’ll need to do some leash training work before you can expect to run together. Teach him some basic commands, and then start slow. A few hundred meters, at a steady pace,… Read More
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How to pet someone else’s dog for the first time

September 12, 2019 By admin

So you think you’re a dog person. You’ve just arrived at your best friend’s house and youwant to greet the new addition to the home. You rush towards the foreign dog, only toreceive a growl in response. What went wrong, you think. I’m normally so well received? Well, your approach might be all wrong. As we outline in the steps below, playing the waitinggame is often the better bet. Let’s take a look. Respect personal spaceDogs that don’t know you or your scent need to have their personal space respected. Neverapproach a foreign dog head on with unbroken… Read More
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