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Dogs in focus: the Labrador retriever

July 30, 2020 By admin

Welcome to a new series here at Under One Woof, one in which we look at different breeds on a case by case basis and bring their history and characteristics to light. What are we starting with? One of the world’s favorite dogs: the Labrador Retriever. Temperament Labs, as they’re affectionately called, are known to be charming and happy animals. In fact, they’re one of the most popular family breeds in the world for this very reason. Labs are also very intelligent and by extension, trainable. Gentle and sweet, their temperament is one of their defining characteristics. History Labradors are… Read More
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How to enjoy a hike with your dog: our tips

July 26, 2020 By admin

We’re living in strange times, but even with social distancing measures in place, there are lots of ways to enjoy a spectacular day out in the summer sunshine. Hiking is a particular favorite, and one that’s well suited to dogs as well. A trip together will not only burn excess energy (for the both of you), it’ll be an opportunity to bond as well. Before you set out, heed a few of our tips for a successful outing. Make sure your dog is up to the task When it comes to tackling tough terrain, the breed matters. A long-legged Labrador… Read More
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Six easy ways to make your dog happier

July 21, 2020 By admin

Dogs are simple creatures and they don’t need a lot to be happy. In the article to follow, we’re going to unpack six simple things you can do to keep your animal’s spirits high. From making exercise a priority to spending a little bit more on nutrition, these are proven strategies that should bear fruit in the long run. Get the diet right Food is fuel, and dogs need plenty of it. But buying poor-quality, mass produced fare full of additives and preservatives can do more harm than good. Speak to your vet about the type of product you should… Read More
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How to get your dog to listen and behave better

July 17, 2020 By admin

Whether you’re new to dogs or an experienced owner, it can sometimes feel as if you’re constantly engaged in a struggle: issuing commands to your dog with little to no success. In times like these, it’s easy to lose your cool and snap at your pet. But in the article to follow, we’re going to illustrate why that’s exactly the wrong strategy. By heeding our tips, you should soon see results. Understand the energy you’re giving off Dogs have historically grown up in packs and they instinctively look to a “pack leader”. In every case, that leader should be you. Read More
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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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