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How to Train Your Dog To Become Well-Behaved Pet?

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Getting Started With Dog Training Are you ready to start training your dog or puppy? Proper training and socialization are among your dog's basic needs. It's important to start training your dog as soon as possible.At first, dog training can seem pretty overwhelming, especially if this is your first dog. The truth is that training your dog is a very big project. If you take it step by step, you will find the task to be far less daunting. Here is some information to help get you started: Start a Dog Obedience Program: Learn how to set a basic foundation before you begin to train your dog.Positive Reinforcement: There are many different ways to train a dog, but...

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How To Keep Your Dog Busy And Happy Indoors?

Photo by Burst from Pexels  No matter where you live, you’ll most likely encounter days when freezing temperatures, ice and snowstorms, torrential rains, gale force winds or even extreme heat waves keep your dog stuck inside the house. Deprived of their normal walks and outdoor exercise, pups can get restless and bored, which can lead to depression and even destructive behavior. Here are some ways to keep Fido busy and happy – and not bouncing off the walls – when he must stay indoors for extended periods. Treat Puzzles There are many canine toys and puzzles designed to be stuffed with treats, which can keep your dog happily occupied for long periods as she figures out how to extract the delicious morsels. Add...

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Keep Your Dog Cool In The Summer Heat

Photo by Anton Atanasov from Pexels Summer brings with it an expectation of sweltering temperatures, sometimes to the point of danger. As temperatures climb, remember that if you are hot, your pet is probably feeling even hotter. Dogs and cats generate more heat than people and usually also have a thick layer of fur to trap that heat inside. Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has some tips on identifying signs that your pet may be too hot and suggestions on ways to keep them safe and cool on hot summer days. While people sweat all over to get rid of excess heat, dogs and cats are only able to sweat...

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Do You Know How to Properly Hydrate Your Dog?

You spend hours comparing dog food brands, and making sure you buy safe toys for your pup, but did you know that water may be the most important step in keeping your dog healthy?Just like you, a dog’s body is around 80 percent water. This water is essential to help dissolve and carry substances throughout his body. It’s also the basis for most processes and chemical reactions that keep him healthy. Digestion, circulation, waste filtering, and body temperature regulation are just a few of the internal processes driven by water. If your dog is dehydrated, he can suffer kidney and heart damage, as well as other problems.Always ensure your dog has access to clean drinking water. A dog will need...

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DIY Tips for Grooming a Dog at Home

You love snuggling with your dog, especially when her coat is soft and clean. But what do you do if your pup is starting to look a lot more like a Tramp and not at all like a Lady and you can’t get her to the groomer? Try grooming your dog at home with these DIY tips and advice from the pros.   Getting Started and the Benefits of Grooming Though many pet parents successfully groom their dogs at home, it will take a bit of time and effort to get your dog comfortable with a routine of at-home grooming, which can help reduce shedding in addition to further deepening your relationship with your dog. “Your dog trusts you completely...

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