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Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Dog Name Ideas For Every Type of Dog

Cute Boxer Dog

Bringing home a new member of the family is always a fun and exciting time. Many families already have a name picked out for their new dog when it arrives but some prefer to wait to see what characteristics the dog has before picking that perfect name. There are a number of ways to pick the perfect name for a dog, picking favorite literary characters, picking more predictable dog names and naming the dog after certain characteristics. For some dogs and dog owners only the cute names appeal and there are certainly plenty of these to choose from. Cute dog names can originate from a wide variety of places and depending upon the dog’s origin you may find that the originating country has as much to do with selecting a name as the meaning of the name itself…

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The Dog Training Collar: Your Options

Curious Boston Terrier

Whether you’re trying to teach obedience, prevent excessive barking or help your dog learn their boundaries, these training collars may be able to help. There are 7 types of dog training collars which can help address an array of training needs. Each collar works differently, which means training will vary…

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Clomipramine For Dogs With Canine Anxiety

Sad dog in the dark: Clomipramine for Dogs

As the owner of an anxious dog, I know all too well the challenges that come along with the canine manifestation of anxiety. For many dog owners the only remaining solution to offer their dog a “normal” life may be medication. Below we will take a look at one of the most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications for dogs – Clomipramine…

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Why Dogs Eat Grass: How To Train Them To Stop

Dog in Grass

Our dogs often do things that we struggle to understand. One of those things is eating grass. While we may feed our dogs a perfectly well-balanced diet and provide them with all the stimulation they need, they may still take to consuming grass. There are many theories behind just why our canine friends impersonate cows chewing cud, and we are going to take a shot at the reasoning behind them…

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Dangerous Dogs Act: What Breeds Are Covered?

Beware of Dog Sign

The dangerous dogs act was a law passed in the United Kingdom in 1991 aimed to try to reduce the number of dog attacks by specific breeds.Parliament stepped in to create this Act after a slew of incidences where serious injury or death resulted from dog attacks of a particularly aggressive breed that were uncontrolled. This legislative response was designed as a way to protect the people; however, over time many have come to see this Parliamentary Act as being discriminatory and ineffective. Let’s discuss some of the specifics regarding the dangerous dogs act and whether or not this was an effective response to a societal concern…

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Holistic Dog Food: Dogs Need A Balanced Diet Too

Holistic Dog Food

As pet owners become more informed as to the nutritional contents of their dog’s food, more owners are turning to holistic dog food as the answer. With the information provided here, readers will find out what makes a dog food holistic, why holistic foods are better for some dogs and some popular brands of holistic dog food….

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Organic Dog Treats Recipes And Buying Guide

Organic Dog Treats

There are many reasons why dog owners opt to feed their dogs organic dog treats, with one of the top reasons being that there is no doubt that these treats are more beneficial than traditional dog treats. Let’s examine why organic dog treats may be a good choice for your dog, as well as provide some excellent commercially available organic dog treats and of course provide recipes that you can make yourself…

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The Irish Wolfhound is a Giant Sized Breed

Irish Wolfhound with small dog: Irish Wolfhound Guide

One of the largest dog species known, the Irish wolfhound can reach the size of a small horse. This wire-haired dog may be seen by some as a monster due to its size but it is one of the gentlest breeds there are. Let’s take a look at the history of this giant breed, its overall temperament, physical appearance and demands as a domesticated animal…

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Stopping Puppy Mills in California and How You Can Help

Sad Puppy

A puppy mill, also known as a puppy farm, is a large scale dog breeding facility. The treatment of animals at puppy mills is often called into question. Specifically, these commercial breeding farms are known for their lack of medical care, and providing a proper diet for their dogs. The pups often do not receive the exercise and socialization they require at such a young age. Unfortunately, these large-scale breeding facilities also exist for other animals. For example, for cats, a breeding farm is referred to as a kitty mill. Believe it or not, an estimated 4000 puppy mills exist across the United States, which breed over half a million puppies per year.

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