Taking Care of Older Dogs

Taking care of older dogs
I once owned a dog named Timmy. She was a mixed breed and I could never really tell her origins, but she was one of the most intelligent dogs I’ve ever owned. She was a small dog, and that amazed ...
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Why puppies are born deaf and blind
When our female Rottweiler had a new litter, I invited my daughter to take a look. The puppies were around a week old, and still had their eyes shut. Joan started whistling and making cooing sounds to get their attention, ...
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Taking Care of a New Litter

Taking care of a new litter
I’ve taken care of several litters now and I can confidently say I have come a long way since my first rookie experience. I can also tell you no two litters are the same, and just because you have seen ...
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Choosing a Groomer for Your Dog

Choosing a groomer for your dog
Everyone agrees that a clean dog is cuddly and looks nice. It’s the process of cleaning, shaving according to breed, and clipping that can be tiresome. This is the point where groomers come in to save the day. Maybe you ...
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Of Daughters and Dogs II_photo1
We were both obviously unable to give her answers, even at this older age. But still shocked she could remember. Yet dogs are said to be that intelligent. No wonder some dogs, once they mark a person as an intruder, ...
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Of Daughters and Dogs I_photo2
I remember my daughter at two. She was cute as a button, yet as cunning as they come. She was and still is one of the most intelligent little humans I have come across. At that age, she could clearly ...
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What to do about incessant barking_Photo1
A friend called in distress. She needed help because her dog was barking incessantly and her neighbor had complained to the authorities. The friend had been told to do something about the barking or else she couldn’t keep her dog ...
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Summer Fun with Your Furry Friend_Photo2
Summer’s here, and you’ve dug out your outfits from the closet ready for some serious basking. Plan to include your four-legged friend in your fun. Including your dog in family activities creates a better bond between you and your dog, ...
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Fun ways to keep your dog cool in Summer_photo2
Summer brings with it a lot of excitement. It’s a time to be outdoors in light clothes without worrying about the chill. It’s a time to slather on sunscreen and relax on the lounge chair and soak in some sun ...
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Fit for human consumption_photo1
Way back, before I was as savvy as I am now about dogs and their care, a cousin told me what sounded like an old wives tale. He told me that he had gone to visit a dog he was ...
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Making your home pet proof_photo2
There is a dog next door that Buster finds irresistible. The fact that she is in heat further compounds matters, because now he has even learned to open the gate. We have had to put the gate’s handle far up ...
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What you need to do to successfully boundary train your dog_photo
Sometimes, you won’t be home to restrain your dog. This might be indoors or outdoors, so some boundary training might help. If possible, decide on the areas you want to be off limits to your dog before she comes home ...
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Me and My Buster_Photo1
Sometime last year, I was so busy that I let my exercise schedule gather some dust. I was walking in the mall, and decided to take my weight, even though a small voice at the back of my head pleaded ...
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Getting ready for a new puppy_photo2
I have brought several puppies home, but the one time that has stuck with me most is when I brought Ginger home. She was the best puppy in her litter, so it’s little wonder she has turned into the matriarch ...
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Top 10 Dog Park Problems Pet Owners Encounter_Photo1
There are some basic guidelines that should be taken into consideration when bringing your dog to a dog park. Training your dogs to behave and enjoy in the park in different ways is very important to keep them out of ...
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Successful Ways to Achieve Dog Park Etiquette_Photo2c
There are some basic guidelines that should be taken into consideration when bringing your dog to a dog park. Training your dogs to behave and enjoy in the park in different ways is very important to keep them out of ...
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Puppy Training Mistakes

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Training your puppy is a learning experience for you and your dog. You’re both teachers and, at the same time, you’re both students. Work at developing a relationship based on love, respect, and mutual understanding at all times ...
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A friend recently called me in a panic. Could I go to her house? Her dog Max was in critical condition and she had already taken her to the vet. The vet had said the symptoms indicated Max had Parvo ...
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Dogs, just like humans, have unique personalities and temperaments. Some dogs are okay with being led while others prefer to lead. If you have a domineering dog in your house you might have noticed that he lets his presence be ...
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In my years as a dog parent, I have experimented with many things ranging from food to medication for my dogs’ optimum health before I could settle for my current formula, which I still try to improve on a daily ...
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As faithful as a dog. That’s one of the first simile kids learn in school. This is because dogs dedicate themselves with their all, probably unlike any other animal or even fellow human beings. It’s for this reason that dogs ...
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When Ginger barks, everyone listens. When Lulu plays, no one wants to stay still, and when Buster gives affection, no heart can remain solid. That’s the joy of having dogs in our house, and the joy has been spread to ...
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Swooned over Sushi

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You know how they say the shortest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Courtesy of a stray kitty, I now know the even shorter way to a mother’s heart; her kids. This stray kitty that landed on ...
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Keeping peace in a multiple dog household becomes a challenge because of the way dogs live with each other. Dogs are pack animals,and within each pack there are levels where every dog fits; the alpha dog is the leader, the ...
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The other day, I noticed that whenever the radio was on - our dogs seem to be particularly quiet. Even Ginger doesn’t seem to want to bother Lulu like she usually does just for laughs(barks?) So I decided to research ...
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Dog Food Aggression

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Dog food aggression is the behavior dogs exhibit when they feel their food is under threat of being snatched from them. This behavior can be exhibited towards humans or towards other dogs. The intensity of food aggression varies from one ...
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