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 facts

10 Interesting Facts About Dogs There aren’t many animals much more interesting than dogs. I’ve always been amazed by the things I’ve discovered about them through the years. It’s really no wonder that dogs are so popular as pets all around the world. I’d love to share with you a few interesting facts that I’ve learned about dogs since I started working with them. I think you’ll agree that our furry companions are special in more ways than you would ever imagine. 1. The Dog’s Sense of Smell. While humans only have about five millions cells for smelling things, a…

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exercise your dog

6 Ways to Exercise Your Dog There are more overweight and obese dogs in the world today than at any other time in history. One reason, of course, is that people tend to overfeed their dogs.It’s not kind to feed your dog too much food, it is bad for their health. But the other reason is that many dogs don’t get enough exercise. Exercise is vitally important for your dog’s health and for his mental and physical happiness. Here are some good exercise outlets for your dog: Take a walk. One of the easiest and still the best ways of…

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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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