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Shih Tzu

 

 

Once you see a Shih Tzu, the name Chrysanthemum dog makes complete sense. They have long, flowing locks and being on the planet would envy, scruffy faces, and an endearing yelp. They’re a medium sized dog, with some of them sporting the...

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Rottweiler

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Rottweiler AKA “Rottweil Metzgerhund” or “Butchers Dog”

 

Rottweilers are one of many breeds with an undeserved bad reputations. Instead of pulling a small child to the other side of the street when you see a Rottweiler coming, approach this breed gently and become amazed as a giant teddy bear appears before your eyes. You may never guess it, but when...

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Pugs

 

 

Pug AKA Carlin dogs and Chinese Pug Dogs

 

The Pug is a breed shrouded in mystery, and we’re not just saying that because they’re wearing little masks. Pugs are one of the oldest...

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Obedience Training Tips

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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 dog when he does what you ask of him

 

2) Repetition of the command and the action is crucial when...

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9 Tips For Socializing Your Dog

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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 easiest when your dog is a puppy. Swifto has compiled some quick tips that will help a dog of any age.

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Labs

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Labrador Retriever AKA “English Labrador” or “American Labrador”

 

Labrador retrievers are the kind fishermen of the dog world. Their breed traveled from Northern England to America when fishermen immigrated to the new world. Even though that were on a new continent,...

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Raising a Guard Dog

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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 firing it often and randomly. Great guard dogs are confident and only attack in dangerous, unique situations....

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Is Your Dog Walker Doing a Good Job?

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Sometimes it’s obvious when your dog loves their walker, an owner will get the pleasure of seeing them together and having a grand time. Other times it’s hard to say if your dog walker is doing a great job. Here’s a checklist to help decide whether your dog walker is living up to their full potential:

 

         •       Is your dog relaxed, possibly laying on...

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