Ways to Spoil your Dog for the HolidaysPhoto1
The holidays are here with us, a time to spend fun times with family members, and that includes furry family members. It’s a time to indulge and worry about the weight gain later. As part of the family, and considering ...
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Why Do Dogs Lick So Much?

Why Do Dogs Lick So Much1
I have noticed that dogs show affection in some habits like jumping on you or licking. The habit can be annoying if you don’t like it, although some people don’t mind. Licking is a natural habit for dogs and they ...
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How to Stop Excessive Licking in Dogs2
Dogs lick for different reasons and this behavior may or may not irritate you. If you mind the habit, then it becomes a behavior habit that needs to be curbed. First you need to check with your vet that the ...
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Why Do Dogs Chew?

Why Do Dogs Chew2
I have personally lost many items to my Labrador. I like hanging my sheets out to dry when the sun is out and I would occasionally find them on the ground with my lab lying comfortably on one side and ...
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Dogs Don’t Hold Grudges

Dogs Don't Hold Grudges2
I sometimes feel guilty after correcting my dogs. I dislike the way the dog sits in a corner, head down and without making eye contact. The look on her face says I shouldn’t have done what I just did, whether ...
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How to Stop Excessive Chewing in Dogs2
Every dog owner has encountered a problem with chewing at one point in time. Although chewing is part of a dog’s nature, it can be destructive if the pet is chewing on your favorite couch or a new handbag. Thankfully, ...
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Preparations to make before leaving your dog _Photo1
Sometimes despite how much you love your dog, you have to part ways for a short while. For instance if you have to travel for business, it’s better to leave your dog in the hands of professionals trained and experienced ...
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Dog problems to look out for in autumn_Photo2
Fall brings with it a lot of pleasantries; crisp, cool air, to-die-for scenes along your hiking or running trails and an end to summer’s stifling heat. For moms with school age kids, it’s time for the children to go back ...
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Why Choose a Mobile Groomer

Why choose a mobile groomer_Photo1
When it comes to dog grooming, there are two options to choose from. You can either take your dog to the salon or you can have a mobile groomer come to your place. I have a Japanese Spitz who has ...
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Taking care of your dog's dental health_Photo1
I recently took a visit to the dentist due a cavity that was beginning to form on an upper molar. Fortunately, my dentist was able to take care of it, so I am confident I won’t lose that particular tooth ...
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Considerations when choosing a boarding kennel _photo2
Let’s say you have a long trip coming up, maybe a business trip or a vacation, and for some reason you can’t take your dog with you. This situation leaves you with an option to either find a sitter for ...
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Fall fun with your canine friend
It’s that season when the temperatures are starting to fall, and walking outdoors for extended periods is not a problem. If you love sweaters, this is the time to show them off as well as those turtle and cowl necks ...
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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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