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How long do dogs live?

June 21, 2018 By admin

Morbid as it might be, every owner has to front up to the fact that their dog won’t live forever. A single dog year is roughly equal to seven human years, but like humans, life expectancy varies depending on the dog and the breed. With that in mind, let’s take at the longest-living breeds followed by the shortest-living members of the doggy kingdom. Read until the end, because we’ve got some pointers on keeping your dog as fit and healthy as can be. Longest living Jack Russell Terrier… Read More
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How to tame your dog’s anti-social behavior

June 14, 2018 By admin

Looking to exude calm, show assertiveness and teach your dog all the right habits? We’ve got the lowdown on some common problems – and some handy solutions – right here. How to: guard against rowdiness Getting home from work to find the dog has chewed the carpets and is scrabbling over the floorboards to jump up at you? That’s a sure sign he isn’t getting enough exercise. Make sure you ignore him until he has calmed down. Don’t make eye contact and don’t… Read More
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Dog myths debunked

June 7, 2018 By admin

Myths – they enter the public’s consciousness and live on, doggedly persisting (excuse the pun) no matter how much our understanding of the animal kingdom improves. Some of these legends come from a good place, and on the surface, you might even think they’re true. But many of them, like the idea that chocolate can be given to dogs in moderation, is just plain dangerous. Here we debunk a few of the misconceptions you’ll have seen doing the rounds. At the same time, we offer a more balanced picture of the facts. Read More
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5 tips every dog owner needs to know

May 17, 2018 By admin

Simple, practical advice. Isn’t that something every dog owner needs? Well, we’ve put together 5 tips to keep in mind when rearing your dog. From being consistent in your training to setting the rules of the house, these are oft-overlooked methods that can pave the way for a happy and harmonious home. Consistency is key Dogs require a lot of time and effort, but the payoff is worth it. Whether it’s the training they require or the exercise they crave, your dog needs a routine as much as you do. See exercise as a chance to stretch both of… Read More
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Training your dogs and cats to live together

April 19, 2018 By admin

Cats and dogs. They’re a pairing as old as time itself, and yet despite this history, they’re not always the best of friends. Getting our feline friends to put up with their larger doggy counterparts can be hard work, but if you give your dog the necessary training, you can foster a relationship that will take you by surprise. Introduce one another to the smells Smell is huge in the animal kingdom. In fact, it’s the essential tool of communication. To get the animals used to one another faster, rub a towel over your cat and place the… Read More
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Top tips for dealing with excessive barking

April 5, 2018 By admin

All dogs bark, but excessive noise can be wearing for both you, your loved ones and your neighbors. While it’s tempting to do nothing and let the noise wash over you, excessive barking is a sign that a dog is over-excited, bored, or afflicted with a real problem. Here are some tips to heed before you look for professional help. Make exercise a priority There’s a great saying to keep in mind. “Sleeping dogs do not bark.” A dog is a big responsibility and no owner should leave their animal to grow bored or restless. Give them as much exercise… Read More
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Six things we do that dogs hate

March 28, 2018 By admin

Dogs and humans are a match made in heaven, but while you might be the master in the house, that doesn’t mean you can do no wrong. In fact, there are some common things we do that infuriate our furry friends. Here are six faux pas to be aware of. Bear hugs Next time you or a friend or a child pulls your dog in for a tight bear hug, think twice. The vast majority of canines are programmed to read this sort of behavior as an act of dominance on your part, and if they’re anxious, they’ll likely… Read More
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