avoid dog poisoning

Your yard is usually your dog’s play area, the place where he goes to run and play and have a good time. But it can also be a place of danger for him. There can be poisonous substances in your yard that threaten your dog. If you enjoy a green lawn you may use chemical fertilizers on your grass. But these fertilizers can harm your dog. If you employ a lawn service you should discuss with them the chemicals they are using and talk to them about your dog and his safety. You may need to discontinue use of the…

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dog grooming scissors

Pet Magasin Grooming Scissors Kits The Pet Magasin Grooming Scissors Kits is designed for both pet owners and professionals alike. It is a great kit to help you take care of your cat’s grooming or dog’s grooming. You are likely to appreciate the quality of this scissor set. The safety of your pets is the first main concern. Big rounded scissors prevent accidental pokes, which makes them safer as compared to pointed scissors. The two pairs included in the set are smaller scissors for close trimming around the paws and face and smooth-bladed scissors to cut longer body fur. Pet…

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puppy house training

Can Your Puppy Learn To Use A Litter Box? House training your puppy is one of the most important things you will teach him. There are several different ways you can go about teaching your puppy his house training.  Some owners are interested in teaching their puppy to use a litter box.  Is this possible?  Absolutely! Most puppies can be taught to use a litter box.  It’s very similar to teaching a cat to use a litter box, although puppies don’t use them quite as instinctively as cats do.  If you have a Toy dog, especially, it can be helpful…

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animal assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy Many people are familiar with the idea of pet therapy, or “animal assisted activities.”  Less familiar is the practice of “Animal Assisted Therapy.”  Animal assisted activities generally refer to pet visits in hospitals and residential care facilities, while Animal Assisted Therapy is a much more focused use of a pet to help in the treatment program of a particular patient. Animal Assisted Therapy usually has specific and measurable objectives.  It’s part of a carefully designed treatment program that matches one animal to one patient. A “therapy dog” and his trained handler work with a medical professional to…

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dog fight

 Avoiding Dog Fights On A Walk In some areas there is a danger of encountering a dog fight when you walk your dog.  Would you know what to do in this situation?  There are some things you can do to protect your dog and reduce the possibility of this problem occurring. It goes without saying that your dog should be leashed when you walk him.  Make sure he has a good collar and a strong leash.  A walk is a bad time for a leash to break.  You may wish to carry a spare, just in case. I once had…

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dominant dog

10 Signs To Watch For in a Dominant Dog Having a dominant dog around the house can be annoying as well as dangerous. A dog who thinks he’s in command might eventually bite you or someone in your family if he is challenged. It’s important to recognize the signs that your dog is becoming dominant and do something about the problem. Signs of dominance in your dog Excessive barking. Dogs that bark all the time are not just a nuisance, they are imposing their voice on everyone. This is a sign of a dominant dog. Getting on furniture or the bed…

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dog pulling on leash

How to Stop Your Dog Pulling on the Leash There is nothing more frustrating than a dog pulling on the lead or leash when you walk him.  Often times I felt like Superman ( well Superwoman or should that be Wonder Woman??) flying alongside my dog when he was off I simply had to fly with him!  He was a very big black Labrador and he was all muscle. As strong as an ox! I don’t have to tell you how dangerous it can be when a strong dog can take you walkies, he is in control and not yourself. …

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