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How to care for your dog in the winter time

January 15, 2022 By admin

The New Year is upon us, and here in the Northern Hemisphere, that means the Fahrenheit has dropped. While we all know how to stay warm, we sometimes forget about our furry friends and the discomfort they might be feeling. In this week’s article, we detail a few key ways you can ensure your dog is not feeling any discomfort. Check for snowy toes If you live in a part of the US where snow falls, those wintry walks take on a new dimension. Dogs with lots of hair can often get snow between their toes, and it can be… Read More
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Explaining the strange doggy behaviors we witness every day

December 9, 2021 By admin

Dogs can be weird. They’ll sniff things, lick others, and bury their precious toys. Why? In today’s article we’ll explain these behaviors and more, with the goal of giving you a better look inside your canine’s mind. Sometimes even the oddest habit has a natural – and evolutionary – explanation. Burying Dogs are domesticated animals that get meals on tap. But their wilder – more feral – descendants had to bury their food to stop thieves from running away with those tasty morsels. Domesticated dogs have inherited this quirk, and they’ll bury items that they see as their own. Smelling… Read More
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Eight ways to get your dog back into shape

December 6, 2021 By Kristi Sonnee

The Festive Season is nearly upon us – the time of year when we eat more than we should and exercise less than we might. Our waistlines often take on a few extra inches as a result, and our pets often find that they’re carrying around more weight than usual too. Our furry friends rely on our guidance to get back into shape, and they can suffer from joint health and diseases like pancreatitis, heart disease and diabetes if they’re not in tip top condition. In the article to follow, we’ll outline a few tips to help your dog beat… Read More
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What does the perfect dog walk look like?

November 26, 2021 By admin

We’ve talked at length about the importance of exercising your dog, including safe exercises you can do with your furry friend and great breeds to jog with. However, in today’s article, we’re asking a simple question: what does the perfect dog walk look like? Assume the role of pack leader A lot of people let their dogs lead the way on a walk. This is a bad idea because it makes the dog feel as if they need to shield you from the dangers that possibly await. That’s why dogs get unruly, bark a lot, and put on… Read More
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Five dog breeds that make very little noise

November 18, 2021 By admin

For some owners, a constantly barking dog is a reality they have to face. We’ve talked in the past about how to curb this bad habit and what their bark might mean. Today, we’ll look at breeds that simply don’t feel the need to bark much at all. They’re often perfect for built-up cities where neighbors are in earshot and noise complaints are more likely. Our list runs in descending order, from least noisy to most vocal, yet all these dogs are comparatively quiet. Basenji The Basenji is Africa’s “barkless dog”. As the name suggests, this smart, independent… Read More
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Five things you should never do with a young dog

November 11, 2021 By admin

Teaching a young pup the ropes can be challenging, whether you’re a first-time dog owner or a veteran. In the article to follow, we’re going to pinpoint a list of things you should avoid with the goal of making their pathway to adulthood as smooth as possible. Looking to get a puppy for the family home, but not sure which breeds are best? Refer to our companion article on the breeds that make the best family pets. These dogs are all easy to train and great social companions for adults and children alike. Tip #1: Don’t change the rules… Read More
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How to look after your dog this winter

November 5, 2021 By admin

Here at Under One Woof, we’ve long talked about the importance of creating a stable routine for your dog. That routine, however, almost certainly goes out the window when the Festive Season arrives. Family members turn up for the first time; relatives from far-flung parts of the world are on your doorstep; new sights and sounds abound and it’s all a lot for your dog to take in. In the post to follow, we’ll outline a few tips to keep in mind. These will mostly apply to a young dog who is experiencing the Festive Season for the first time,… Read More
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Moving to a home that doesn’t allow pets? Here’s how you might win a landlord over

October 29, 2021 By admin

Not all of us have the luxury of buying a home outright. In fact, if you’re under the age of 35, you’re more likely to be renting than paying off a mortgage. Rentals can be great, and they’re perfect for singles or young couples, but if you’ve got a dog, you might run into trouble. Not every landlord allows animals in the home and some contracts stipulate this as a formality. Still, life is all about perseverance, so just because the contract says one thing, you’re absolutely within your right to try and convince the landlord otherwise. Tip 1. Bring… Read More
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Nine of the hungriest, most obesity-prone dog breeds

October 22, 2021 By admin

In the list to follow, we’re going to look at the ten dog breeds that are prone to overeating and getting… well, a little fat. If you don’t want to be eaten out of house and home or want to avoid having to restock the pantry every day, you might want to keep these doggos on a short leash. Scottish Terrier Scottish Terries don’t have the biggest appetites on this list, but they do have the ability to get chunky fast. That’s all because an underactive thyroid gland which slows down their metabolism. In essence, they don’t burn what they… Read More
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Potty training 101: good breeds, basic habits and more

October 13, 2021 By admin

All of us who have owned a dog know what it’s like to come inside after a day at work and find the couch soiled, or a suspicious smell emenating from the bathroom. Mistakes happen, and no pup is perfect, but with our guide we’ll help you navigate the first few months of co-habitation and get those potty-training routine down to a tee. We’ll also talk you through breeds that are easier to train than others, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the Web. How to potty train a dog Wondering how to potty train your… Read More
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