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How to Find the Right Dog Trainer for You

November 26, 2022 By admin

Training is a critical part of developing a happy, healthy, and safe dog. As pet owners, we want our dogs to be well-behaved dog citizens, but sometimes things go awry. All dogs are different and because of that, there is no real “one size fits all” when it comes to dog training. Depending on your dog’s nature and breed, plus your own dog experience, you may find that you need the assistance of a dog trainer. And that’s perfectly okay! Many dog owners enlist the help of a trainer to assist with all sorts of issues ranging from basic obedience… Read More
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Common House Plants that are Toxic to Dogs

November 22, 2022 By admin

House plants are a great way to bring the outdoors in, but they can come with a risk. Many commonly found houseplants can be toxic to dogs (and cats) when ingested. To avoid unnecessary tragedy, you should educate yourself on any plants before bringing them into a home with pets.  Below are five of the most frequently bought house plants that can be toxic to dogs: LiliesOne of the most beautiful flowering plants, lilies are extremely popular but several varieties pose a serious health risk to dogs and cats. The Peace Lily is a variety toxic to dogs while Stargazer… Read More
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Dog Nutrition 101

November 9, 2022 By admin

Historically, dog food and nutrition were little understood. A lot of what a dog ate depended on geography, education, and finances. With technology, science improved, and we gained much more insight into the health of our animals, dogs included. Over the years, dog food has advanced significantly and become a much higher priority for dog owners. With so many dog food options on the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which is best for your dogs. To get a better understanding of your dog’s nutritional needs below is a breakdown of the basic components comprising your dog’s diet. ProteinIn… Read More
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4 Games for Mental Enrichment in Dogs

November 4, 2022 By admin

With winter on the way, many of us are preparing to be stuck inside the house for several months. While cozying up under a blanket with your dog is a great way to pass the time, you need to consider methods of enrichment that beat the cold weather. Exercise like long walks and hikes can be difficult when temperatures plunge, and nobody likes a bored dog. Luckily, mental stimulation can be just as effective as any good play session. In fact, many trainers and veterinarians claim that a 15-minute session of mental stimulation can be more exhausting for your dog… Read More
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How to Advocate for Your Dog and Why it’s Important

October 9, 2022 By admin

Dogs are unable to speak for themselves. It seems obvious, but there are many pet owners that struggle to understand their pet’s needs. Being able to read your dog and advocate for him is crucial for his health, safety, and happiness. Advocating is simply supporting or pleading in favor of another party. When it comes to your dog, it means that you need to be his voice. To be his voice, you must first understand how he communicates. It’s easier said than done, but the close relationships we develop with our dog will be our ultimate guide and intuition. It’s… Read More
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Tips for Introducing a New Dog to Your Pack

October 2, 2022 By admin

The decision to add a new dog to your family is a big one. Whether it’s a squishy puppy or a sweet-eyed shelter dog, this exciting time is one that you need to properly prepare for. Outside of the normal preparations like buying supplies (bowl, leash, bed, collar, toy, etc.) you need to prep your family members. This can include talking to young children about the new dog and how to interact with him. Slightly trickier is getting any existing pets ready to meet their new “sibling”. Take it slowBringing a new dog directly into the home to meet the… Read More
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Unique Ways to Include Your Dog on Your Wedding Day

September 27, 2022 By admin

Dogs are a part of the family. As such, we find ways to include them in all facets of life – from getting the house with the backyard, to renting dog-friendly vacation homes and even including them in our most momentous. It only makes sense that as dogs become more ingrained in our families that couples are finding ways to include their fur babies in wedding ceremonies and receptions. Here are some fun ways to make sure your pooch gets a moment to shine on the big day: Find a Pet-Friendly VenueMany wedding venues are becoming pet-friendly as millennials have… Read More
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Four Dog-Safe Halloween Treats

September 19, 2022 By admin

The air is turning crisp and pumpkin spice is everywhere. With fall looming, many are preparing for the upcoming holidays – the first being Halloween. Grocery stores are brimming with candy, but trick-or-treating shouldn’t be reserved for kids. For those who are looking to whip up some fall-inspired treats for their furry friends, consider the following: Spooky PupaccinoOkay, maybe there’s nothing particularly spooky about whipped cream in a cup. But that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up the drive-thru classic made popular by Starbucks. Mix some 100% pumpkin puree to some lite whipped cream and voila – an easy and… Read More
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Identifying and Treating Anxiety in Dogs

September 13, 2022 By admin

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, dread, or unease – oftentimes without any real cause or explanation. While primarily diagnosed in humans, animals can also experience anxiety and dogs are no exception. It’s important to remember that dogs can develop anxieties at any point during their life. In fact, most dogs develop symptoms as they age. Some veterinarians believe this may be linked to the increased likelihood of phobias or fears (of noises, people, other dogs, etc.) developing later in life. How to tell your dog experiences anxiety Much like humans, anxiety in dogs can have many unique triggers. Let’s… Read More
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Why does my dog stare at me – and other popular questions answered

July 7, 2022 By admin

Thanks to a resource like Google, we can take a look at the burning questions dog owners are asking every day. In today’s edition of the Under One Woof newsletter and blog, we do just that, with five of the most popular questions posed to the search engine giant covered here.  Whether you’ve ever wondered why your dog stares at you, or the sheer number of doggos in existence around the globe, we’ve got the answers to the Internet’s most popular questions.  How many dogs are in the world?  If there are 7 billion people in the world, give or… Read More
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