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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 achieve this largely by cutting out many of the behaviors that make dogs anxious, …

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Beach Safety for You and Your Dog

 Beach Safety for You and Your Dog  You know Summer has arrived when you can pack up the cooler with hotdogs, load up the car, grab the dog leash, and head out to the local beach.  A day with sun and sand brings some of the best adventures for you and your dog, but also some unexpected dangers.  What to look out for, how to protect your pooch from beach dangers, as well as basic …

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Why Dogs Eat Grass?

 Why Dogs Eat Grass?    Your dog does some very quirky things – they prefer sitting on you instead of next to you, they never seem to remember that the glass door needs to be open in order to walk through it, and they love to eat weird things.  When those weird things include grass and other plants, you start to wonder if maybe your dog is ill, weird, or needs a therapist.  We did …

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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 are several other risks to keep in mind when enjoying some pool time with …

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When Not to Feel Guilty for Training Management

   When Not to Feel Guilty for Training Management    My bulldog, lovely bumble-foot that she is, loves chasing squirrels.  Despite being an extremely polite walking partner, she cannot resist a good heart-stopping scramble for a small mammal that she has no idea what to do with.  I say this because she has never once, in her fourteen years, caught a single squirrel.  I have also never attempted to train her out of these last-minute …

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 5 Tips When Bringing Home Your New Dog 

 5 Tips When Bringing Home Your New Dog    Your first dog home is an exciting and memorable time for every pet owner.  Meeting your new best friend, teaching them, playing with them, and watching their personality change as they grow are some of the most rewarding experiences a person can have.  In hindsight, however, the process always seems much easier than it was.  In order to have the smoothest transition from a no-pet house, …

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 Livestock Guardian Dogs: History and Training Styles 

 Livestock Guardian Dogs: History and Training Styles  Between herding dogs who control the movement of herds, and the livestock guardian dogs who protect herds from invading predators, working dogs have maintained their ancient roots as man’s best friend.  Little known unless you live in an agricultural region, livestock guardian dogs play a major role in the safety of herds even in modern times.  While the breeds that stood next to ancient shepherds would not recognize …

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