Badly Behaved Dog? Here’s How to Change  Things

Badly Behaved Dog? Here’s How to Change Things

Much like people, dogs sometimes misbehave. Sometimes that behaviour can become a habit. Without some intervention and correction, a badly-behaved dog can become an annoyance at best, and a liability to its owner at worse. It is important that you figure out why your dog expresses these behaviours, and what...

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Do dogs of all ages respond equally to dog-directed speech?

Do dogs of all ages respond equally to dog-directed speech?

People tend to talk to dogs as though they are human babies. A new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that people speak more slowly and with a higher tone to dogs of all ages–both adults and puppies–and that puppies respond most readily to this dog-directed speech....

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How your dog senses the world differently from you

How your dog senses the world differently from you

Do dogs sense things differently than humans do? Well, yes and no. Dogs share the same basic senses with us: they see, hear, touch, smell and taste. But the level of their senses is different – an important distinction when you’re trying to figure out just what your dog is...

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Tips For Feeding A Happy, Healthy Dog

Tips For Feeding A Happy, Healthy Dog

Do you really know all there is to know about your canine companion’s nutritional needs? Many pet owners think they’re doing what’s best for their dogs when it comes to food, but in reality they rely on pure instinct more than science. Nutrition isn’t a guessing game, even when it...

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5 Tips For Choosing the Best Vet For Your Dog

5 Tips For Choosing the Best Vet For Your Dog

If you haven’t already found one, or worked with one in the past, you need to find a vet. Pick one you feel comfortable with, and who answers your questions in full, completely and gives you answers you can understand. You don’t need a vet who talks down to you,...

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5 Surefire Ways to Show Your Dog You’re The Boss

5 Surefire Ways to Show Your Dog You’re The Boss

Do you have problems at your house with who’s in charge? By that I mean, does your dog think he’s the boss? In your effort to form a stronger bond with your dog you may have inadvertently told him he’s the Leader of the Pack. Here are 5 simple and...

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Dog Health Advice: Fur Not Good Sunscreen

Dog Health Advice: Fur Not Good Sunscreen

You might think the most important bit of dog health advice would be to let your furry loved one spend all day enjoying the outdoors. But you’d only be half-right. You know we must protect our children and ourselves from the sun. But do you know that leading canine health...

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4 Ways In Which You Can Spoil Your Dog Rotten

4 Ways In Which You Can Spoil Your Dog Rotten

You spoil your pooch as close to rotten as you can get, don’t you? Hey, who doesn’t? It’s almost impossible not to, with those adorable, big, beautiful eyes, the little lashes, the soft fur just behind the ears… they almost beg to be spoiled. But what can you really do?...

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4 Things Frustrated Dog Owners Should Know

4 Things Frustrated Dog Owners Should Know

You’ve probably had a day or two when you felt like your dog just wasn’t paying any attention to you at all, right? You talked, you yelled, you shouted, maybe you jumped up and down and waved your arms, but she just wasn’t interested in anything you had to say...

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3 Tips For Dealing With Dog Emergencies

3 Tips For Dealing With Dog Emergencies

Have you ever thought about what you need to do should your dog – or another dog – ever suffer a serious, life-threatening injury? What if they have a severe allergy to an insect bite or a bee sting? It’s great to know your vet’s phone number, but what if...

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