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How Long Should My Dog Hold It In For?

Urinary frequency in dogs differ according to breed, age, size, sex, etc. It’s typically said that smaller dogs and breeds tend to urinate more frequently than larger, older dogs. It’s important to give your dog enough opportunities to relieve himself and know when to do so. 

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Types of Dog Leashes and Harnesses

It’s important to have some sort of control of your dog on walks. In order to get the best walk possible, you should seek the best equipment. There are so many harnesses and leashes to pick from, varying in style, function, and size. So, with all of these possibilities, how do we know we’re picking the...

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How To Help Dogs Overcome Their Fear of Cars/ Traffic

It’s normal and natural for dogs to fear the city's loud noises, like zooming cars and blaring horns in traffic. In the event that your dog must travel via car or is passing traffic on a walk, its...

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Group Dog Walks vs Individual Dog Walks

All dogs love a good walk. They’re fun, scenic, and an exciting adventure. So even though we know our pups enjoy their walks, we don’t actually know whether or not they prefer being walked alone or in groups. One side of you wants your dog to socialize and play with other dogs but the other side wants your...

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Do Dogs Prefer A Certain Gender?

Whether or not dogs are more attracted to one gender can’t be objectively answered because all dogs and people are different. But, dogs generally tend to be more attracted to a specific set of behaviors that are exhibited mostly by adult women. It’s not that dogs are exclusively attracted to female adults....

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Dog Sitting vs Dog Boarding. Which is Better?

You’re leaving town tomorrow for a business trip. You’re all packed up and organized. The babysitter for the kids is scheduled and confirmed. But, you forgot to arrange plans for your other, furrier child- your new puppy. Last minute arrangements are not impossible but deciding which type of care your dog...

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Which Dog is Right For You?

Dogs are truly incredible animals. They enrich our lives with loyal companionship, a plethora of health benefits, and unconditional love. I can undoubtedly say that owning a dog has benefited my life in every way...

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Obedience Training Tips

Obedience training is important for the emotional well-being of yourself and your dog. When you and your dog effectively communicate, your pet is less confused about their role in your family (their pack) and can healthily participate in family activities. Here are some basic obedience dog training tips:

 

1) Praise and reward your...

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9 Tips For Socializing Your Dog

Dogs are naturally sociable pack animals, but a dog who’s nervous or even stand-offish around other dogs isn’t a bad dog. They’re probably just not used to being around a large number of dogs or have doubts about their role in a specific situation. Training a dog to be relaxed and confident in social situations is...

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Raising a Guard Dog

While some breeds have been bred to be predisposed to be excellent guard dogs, the temperament of any individual dog is the most important thing to consider. An ideal guard dog will not react to strangers with fear. Training a nervous dog to protect their family when they feel threatened is like loading a gun and...

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