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Realistic Expectations for Training Based on Age

 Realistic Expectations for Training Based on Age  For many new dog owners excited to bring their puppy home, the amount of contradictory advice for when to start training their new family member can be confusing. On one side, some dog trainers recommend avoiding training until the puppy is at least six months old, preferring to let the puppy experience the world …

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When You Should Start Training Your Puppy

 When You Should Start Training Your Puppy  Ask a group of dog trainers when the best age is to train a puppy and you may get several different answers. This is because the standards for dog training has gone through such an evolution over the years: industry techniques that were common twenty years ago are now regarded as cruel and unusual …

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Dog Urine Marking | Important Behind-the-Scene Communication

Dog Urine Marking: Important Behind-the-Scene Communication!  Urine, often the source of woe for many homeowners training a new dog, is also getting recognition as a vital communication tool for canines.  The importance behind your dog lifting their leg has gone unstudied for quite a while, but recent research has begun to draw back the curtain on this golden language style.  If …

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Should you use retractable leashes to walk your dog?

 Should you use retractable leashes to walk your dog?  Going for a walk with your dog is one of the best times for you two to connect. It’s a time to exercise and play together. More literally, there’s also a physical connection between you two: a leash. There are so many options when you look at the leash market, but one …

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Top 10 Things Humans Do That Dogs Hate

 Top 10 Things Humans Do That Dogs Hate    Relationships between humans and dogs can be complex. If you don’t take the time to adjust your behavior when owning a dog, then you could find that your bond is never able to reach its full potential. A loving and compassionate relationship with your dog can be hugely rewarding, and you can …

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Chlorine and Your Dog – Should You Be Worried?

 Chlorine and Your Dog – Should You Be Worried?    The barbeques are firing up, ice cream trucks are going, and you have finally opened your pool for the sunny season – don’t forget to think of your dog when considering pool-side safety tips.  While the number one concern that comes to mind for dogs and pools is the chlorine, there …

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