Category: Dog Care Tips

How to Muzzle Train Your Dog

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Muzzles aren’t just for aggressive, nervous dogs with a bite history. Every dog should be muzzle trained. When scared or in pain, even the sweetest dog in the world may lash out. In an emergency, your dog will need to wear a muzzle so that you, your pet sitter, or your vet can safely assist…

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Why Underground Fences Are Always a Bad Idea

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Not everyone can install a traditional fence due to housing or financial restrictions. Some properties span several acres, making fencing impossible. Underground fences seem like a magical solution to all of your dog’s problems. Sure, your dog will get shocked if they cross your property boundary, but what’s a brief shock when it comes to…

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How to Stop Your Dog from Barking When You’re Not Home

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Your dog barks all day while you’re at work, and your neighbors are starting to complain. It’s one of the toughest training problems because it occurs when you are not around to do anything about it. While it’s difficult, at first, to get your dog to stop barking, this problem is totally solvable without the…

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5 Subtle Signs That Prove Your Dog Loves You

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No doubt about it – dogs love their people. It’s easy to tell when they wag their tails and follow you around. But there are also more subtle ways that your dog is saying, “I love you,” to their favorite humans. 1. They make eye contact. In the animal world, eye contact between two wild…

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5 Dangerous Myths About Socializing Your Puppy

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When you first get a puppy, one of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear is, “They need to be socialized!” Many well-meaning puppy owners misunderstand what it truly means to socialize a puppy, causing fear and behavior problems instead of preventing them. Here’s what most people get wrong about socializing a puppy –…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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You take your dog for a walk, only to stop constantly – not for sniffing every bush, tree and lamppost – but for your dog to nibble on tall, green stalks of grass. It’s a behavior we expect from rabbits, cows and sheep – not the beloved carnivores who are always after our chicken, burgers…

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