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Our Top Picks For Toughest, Durable Dog Toys For Heavy Chewers

Our Top Picks For Toughest, Durable Dog Toys   Welcome to Camp Ruff Ruff’s website. We will like to share our experience with heavy dog chewers and toys. Many of us have met or owned dogs that just destroy all toys and many of these toys are expensive. Destroying toys can be very dangerious. We’ve personally witnessed dogs destroy a toy in under a minute. In over a decade of running a dog training and …

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Do You Really Need To Crate Train Your Dog?

Do You Really Need To Crate Train Your Dog?   The answer is a resounding…YES, you need to crate train your dog. A few words about crate training philosophy Your dog (or puppy) does not initially understand how to live inside a house when they come home with you (even older dogs or rescues). Their sense of smell can lead them into all kinds of trouble…chewing couches or chairs or shoes, running into the street …

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Some of the Easiest Housebreaking Techniques for Your Dog or Puppy

Housebreaking   Housebreaking or potty training your pup is a must for harmonious living indoors with the family. Eliminating indoors just is not acceptable in human culture and it is up to you as your dog’s care giver to help him understand how to adapt to life in the home. Going potty in the correct place every time is the goal! Dogs are creatures of habit, and are opportunist they do what works. Helping them …

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Setting Your Dog Up for Success with Self-Control

 Setting Your Dog Up for Success with Self-Control    Self-control, whether in your grey-muzzled best friend or in a puppy you just brought home, is an important skill that needs to be learned. As puppies, many new parents like to joke that their new friend has no chill, diving headfirst into the food bowl, being the first out the gate at puppy school, and plunging enthusiastically into the play-pile. This rambunctious behavior is cute when …

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How Your Pets’ Health Affects Their Behavior

How Your Pets’ Health Affects Their Behavior   In the 1800’s of Tsavo, Kenya, the local rail workers were plagued by a duo of man-eating lions. After 35 deaths, the big cats in question were captured and it was discovered that both of the lions were suffering from chronic pain due to different injuries. While chronic pain, in this case, meant that the lions targeted easier prey, the situation brought attention to the different ways …

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How to Choose a Dog Food That’s Actually Good for Your Dog

How to Choose a Dog Food That’s Actually Good for Your Dog   Anyone who has recently visited their neighborhood pet store has had a surprise in recent years. Gone are the days when Ol’ Roy’s and Purina were the mainstays of the dog food aisle. Instead, prospective consumers need to face the wall of food, where variety and brand names range for over twenty feet of shelf space. Now, consumers have a choice of …

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How to Survive Your Puppy Teething Stage

How to Survive Your Puppy Teething Stage   So, you’ve brought your little fluff ball home and everything is perfect. They are adorable, healthy, bright-eyed and ready to be your best friend. Right now, they love to mouth on you and explore everything around them gum-first. At some point, that adorable habit of gentle mouthing will become a full-fledged craze, leading you to lock up shoes, couches, and electric cables in an effort to keep …

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Dog Parks: Outdated Menace or Tool for Socialization?

 Dog Parks: Outdated Menace or Tool for Socialization?  How to evaluate and use your local dog park to have a good time while avoiding conflict Alot like TGIFriday’s, the social hub of the 90’s, dog parks used to be the secret socializing spot for dog lovers everywhere. Friends of Fido gathered in private fenced fields, formed their own social clubs, and developed an urban culture advocating for outdoor space for pooches in a time when …

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Hurricane Pet Dog Go Bag

Camp Ruff Ruff has been around dogs 24 hours a day 7 days a week for over a decade. We couldn’t stop thinking of what we would do in a case of a natural disaster where we have to leave our area or state. We put together a “Go Bag” list and will update over time. We hope this “Go Bag” list will help set all dog and humans up for better success during stressful …

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