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Training

Dog training is one of the most important tasks of being a dog owner. You want to train your canine so that you understand each other better and they learn to behave in ways that will keep them safe and happy.

Why Does My Female Dog Hump My Male Dog?

Why do dogs hump on the beach?

Friends, dog lovers, it’s time we had the talk about a…sensitive topic. It may be a bit uncomfortable, but let’s try to be mature about it, shall we? Let’s talk about humping and why our furry friends do the bump n’ grind on other dogs, our legs, their beds and the occasional throw pillow…

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7 Tips For Caring For Your Elderly Dogs

Emmie and Elderly Dogs

As a 27-year-old mother of two seniors, I have slowly begun to accept the unavoidable truth that my babies are all grown up. When we first switched our boys to senior dog food, I was emotional (well, I cried) and as a social worker my first instinct was, Pet stores really should have support staff on hand for this kind of thing! I know I’m not the only one who has underestimated how emotional this transition would be…

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How To Stop Your Dog From Whining

Dog whining on the street

If dogs could talk, oh the tales they would tell. Truth is, dogs do communicate in many ways, and one of the more vocal ways they communicate, both with humans and other animals, is through whining. Dogs whine sometimes when they want attention, when they’re excited or anxious, or when they want to please you. In this article, we’ll discuss why dogs whine and how to stop a dog from whining…

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Picking the Right Dog Breed

Dogs Running

Picking the right dog breed for you is not a task that should be taken lightly, bringing a new life in to your family whether it has four legs or not, is a task that should involve the entire family and take many factors in to account…

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Dog Body Language: What 4 Things Is Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

Puppy smiling

You’ve heard the expression “to wear one’s heart on their sleeve.” It means that someone lets their emotions be known without actually having to tell anybody how they feel. Dogs are in a constant state of wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Dogs are great because of how simple they can be. They have a very instinctual language and as we learn to recognize how they communicate we begin to better understand what our furry friend is telling us through dog body language…

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What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Dog next to computer: What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

When it comes to picking the right dog for you and your family there are many traits that you might consider. While loyalty, potential for shedding and the amount of exercise the dog will need are all considerations, some people are more concerned with the capacity of the dog to learn. In this article we will cover the top 10 smartest dog breeds. These breeds include: Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, Doberman Pinscher, Australian Cattle Dog, Rottweiler, Papillion, and the Shetland Sheepdog…

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What I Need To Know When Getting a New Puppy

Girl With Puppies

Getting a new puppy can be both an exciting time and an uncertain one. You have this new living, breathing, chewing addition to your family and you aren’t sure what to do next. Every day I have people come in my hospital and say “Doc, educate me.” That is what I will try to do here…

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Is the Citronella Dog Collar A Safer Alternative to Electric Shock?

Dog in Field

Citronella dog collars have been gaining in popularity ever since studies were released showing the negative psychological effects of electric shock collars on dogs. Furthermore, studies by the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine suggest that citronella dog collars are even more effective than electric shock collars. The question we ask once again, however, is how humane, if at all, are these citronella dog collars?

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