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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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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

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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Is Your Dog Walker Doing a Good Job?

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:

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Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are an all American dog. Time Magazine has reported Goldens as America’s number four dog in 2012. Maybe it’s their brown eyes, how well they get along with everyone in puppy class, maybe it’s that they're good with kids, Golden Retrievers are “the dog next door.” They were originally bred to assist...

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When Your Dog Barks at Strangers

If you’re a dog owner wondering why your adorable pet is barking at other people and dogs, instead of living up to their potential of the belle of the dog park, read on for exclusive Swifto tips to nurture your stranger-shy dog.


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Can your dog do this?!

Top 6 Ridiculous Dog Tricks

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Written by Emily W.


Tired of the simple “sit,” “stay,” and “shake” commands? So did the owners of these next dogs. Every pet owner knows that their dog is unique, but one way to let the world know it is to teach him or her a fun...
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Lonesome Dog?

10 Tips to Bury Boredom

Yawning Dog

Written by Dylan K.

Dogs get bored. Hey, do you blame them? Many of them sit around the house all day every day with no one to keep them company. I can't even sit around the house alone for one twenty-four hour stretch without at least veggin' out on...
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