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Why Brushing is so Important

Brushing our dogs often feel like something that comes out of necessity to keep our home clean. The more we brush, the less our dog sheds. And if you let your dog sleep on the bed or sit on the couch, excess fur can be an enormous pain to clean. But…
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What are the different types of training for your dog?

Dog training is the most important part of owning a dog. It is the application of behavior analysis. Dog training dates back to at least Roman times. There are a variety of established ways of dog training some of the better known ones are clicker…
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Sleeping Comfortably With Pets

Sharing your bed with your dog or cat does not necessarily have to be a nuisance. In fact, sleeping with your pet can be quite comforting. According to a recent study conducted by Mayo Clinic, and published by Time Magazine, sleeping with…
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Healthy Sleep Habits and Pets

It is easy to separate you and your pets’ sleep when you’re taking care of hamsters or fish. But when you share a living space with your furry friend, things tend to be pretty different. An indoor dog or pet can have various designated spaces…
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Exercising Your Dog

Why it Matters As a human, you usually think of exercise as something you do at a health club or in your home gym to keep in shape. This is a very narrow definition of exercise when compared to how its practiced by dogs.  The way dogs exercise…
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To Crate or Not to Crate?

All About Crating Dog crating can be a difficult idea for dog owners. Based on appearances alone, crating can seem almost cruel. However, professional dog trainers and veterinarians do recommend crating for certain dogs and in certain scenarios,…
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Debarking Dogs: Inhumane or Practical?

While cruising through the daily topics that were getting attention on Twitter, I came across an interesting front page article from the New York Times on the practice of debarking dogs. This was a rather foreign topic to me and it was fascinating…
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Great Health Dog Blogs

Finding health information for your dog online can be a mixed bag. Plenty of so-called experts jumping at the chance to tell you what to do with your dog. While the proper approach is to talk to your vet, it can be time consuming and expensive…
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Dogs and Urban Living

Go out to any city park and you’re likely to see a wide range of dogs being walked or exercised by their owners. Apartment living has special demands for both dogs and their owners, and it is wise to research particular breeds, talk to a veterinarian,…
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A Smattering of Subreddits for Dog Lovers

Reddit is a lot of things. Some good, some bad. But they've been known for everything something for just about everyone. And dog lovers is no exception. If you're a Reddit user, or have just crossed path with the site in your everyday Google…
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How to Deal with Bad Dog Behavior

When your dog exhibits bad behavior, the possible causes are numerous and you should not hesitate to have your dog examined by a professional trainer and a veterinarian. However, it is important for you, the owner, to assess, understand, and…
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Choosing the Right Collar for Your Dog

What Type of Collar or Harness is Best For Your Dog? Dog collars and harnesses come in a variety of styles to fit just about any type of dog and training need. Choosing a collar or harness for your dog can be difficult, but it doesn't have…
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Choosing the Right Pet Sitter

Whether you’re going away for just a day or as long as a couple weeks (or more), hiring a professional pet sitter is the best option to care for your pet while you’re gone. Professional pet sitters offer the daily care that your dog needs…