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Can dogs get stressed?

March 3, 2020 By admin

Cortisol, that hormone that floods our body any time we’re under stress, is a reality of adult life. Busy commuter journeys, long office hours and piling commitments can send us into a heightened state of fight-or-flight. But, did you know that dogs get stressed as well? They too have cortisol to contend with. And what’s more, our furry friends tend to mirror the stress we’re feeling after a day’s work. In other words, if you’re coming home in a blind panic, your dog is going to respond in kind. What’s happening? A study in Nature shows there’s… Read More
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How to get the most out of your relationship with your dog

February 25, 2020 By admin

We all want to be good doggy parents but sometimes our best instincts actually hinder us. In the article to follow, we’re going to outline some common mistakes owners make, and what needs to happen to get the most out of your relationship together. Make a dog work for its treats and food No one likes a lazy person, and no one likes a lazy animal either. So why are you offering up treats galore when your dog hasn’t earned it? Try introducing a reward system into the fold. If your animal does what you want her to… Read More
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Why dogs are good for romantic relationships

February 17, 2020 By admin

It’s the season of love. Valentine’s Day consumed the past weekend and romantics all over America treated their partners to something special. But did you know that the biggest romantics might be dog owners? According to Rover.com – via Cesar’s Way – our furry friends are very good for fostering stronger bonds with our partners. The site recently ran a survey in which it polled 1,500 Americans to discover the link between dogs and romance. The findings were interesting to say the least – and here are some standouts. Nearly everyone agrees that a dog makes a household… Read More
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Dog care basics: how to be the best owner you can be (part one)

February 10, 2020 By admin

The basics of dog ownership might seem self-explanatory, but there are plenty of tips and tricks that often go unsaid. In this, the first part of a longer series, we’ll walk you through a few key things to keep in mind — from choosing a vet to getting nutrition right. How to choose the right vet ● Source recommendations from friends and family. Word of mouth is a fantastic way of finding the right expert for your animal. ● Consider the price and location. Faced with a long commute and pricey fees? These factors might put you off making… Read More
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How to safely exercise with your dog

January 20, 2020 By admin

Exercise in the fresh air benefits us all. And of the best ways to spend your time outside? With your dog at your side. What sort of exercise can you do? Well, running, biking, hiking and even rollerblading are all viable options (no, we’re not talking about the traditional walk in this article). But it’s important to have a few safety measures in place. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the tips you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure everything goes smoothly. Avoid exercise with your dog when it’s raining – or too hotSlippery conditions could… Read More
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How to handle exercising, and caring for, a senior dog – 6 tips to keep in mind

January 9, 2020 By admin

Remember that rambunctious puppy of yours that never tired of running around outside? Chances are, as she’s gotten older and entered the final years of her life, her thirst for exercise has dramatically reduced. Not only do older dogs begin to lose energy, their bodies begin to fail them too. Joints ache, bodies get sore, and the morning walk begins to lose its sheen. That said, exercise is still important for seniors – it just needs to be managed correctly. Here are a few pointers to help make sure you do just that – and a few other things… Read More
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All you need to know about dog boarding – and dog sitters

January 2, 2020 By admin

2020 is here and a new decade is upon us, but in the middle of the Festive swing, work, travel and family commitments can all get in the way of being the best doggy parent possible. Sometimes it’s necessary to leave your dog alone for a period of time. But no matter – in these situations, dog boarding is a great solution. What is dog boarding?Dog boarding facilities are set up to give your dog a comfortable space to live in when their owners need to head away from home. Here at Under One Woof, we’ve been operating dog… Read More
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Microchipping your dog – why it’s a good idea

December 26, 2019 By admin

All countries in the European Union and many countries across the world require dogs to be microchipped. The microchip is a unique identifying code that allows any vet to trace the lost animal to a home. In the United States, the practice is still not mandatory, but in the article to follow, we’ll list several reasons why it’s a good idea – and exactly what it entails. What is a microchip?No bigger than a grain of rice, the chip is implanted in your dog’s neck, and costs less than $100. It’s unobtrusive, and your dog won’t notice it at… Read More
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Dogs vs Cats – how to choose which is right for you

December 17, 2019 By admin

Here at Under One Woof, we love our dogs, whether big or small. But we understand that dogs aren’t right for every owner and that certain people are better suited to the other most popular animal in America – the humble cat. In the not-entirely fact-based article to follow, we’ll unpack the differences between the two, with the goal of helping any first-time owner work out which is best for them. Ready? Let’s get started. (Oh, and one other thing. It goes without saying that we’ve indulged the odd sweeping generalization. Exceptions to the norm do of course exist.) Dogs… Read More
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7 Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make

December 10, 2019 By admin

Getting a dog for the first time is one of the most exciting pursuits in life, but many ownersjump in with both feet, neglecting to look at the bigger picture while they’re at it. Here aresome common mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Getting the wrong breedDogs come in all shapes and sizes and while one breed might thrive in your home, anothermight be an ill fit entirely. Speaking in general terms, larger breeds tend to live shorter livesbut require a great deal more exercise and food. Because of their size, space is also aconsideration. Having a Rottweiler cooped up in… Read More
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