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"Bad Dog" Behaviors

5 Typical Bad Dog Behaviors

  

 

Your dog is funny, special, and the apple of your eye but you don’t have to love all your dog’s undesirable quirks. Whether you’ve adopted a dog, or your dog has developed some bad habits, understanding why negative...
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Why do dogs need to socialize

Why do dogs need to socialize

 

Socializing your dog is important because it will help you and your dog be more relaxed inside and outside your home. One of the most basic reasons to socialize your dog is so your dog realizes they are a dog. Dogs are pack animals, and if their owner...

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Dog Training

How to train your dog

 

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...

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What to do if your Puppy is Overweight

Overweight Puppy

 

You may notice that your new dog still has a pudgy belly, but it can’t be baby fat. You may see other parents at puppy play dates call your dog “the big guy” or “roly poly.” Swifto knows that a little pudge on a puppy is adorable, but a life of obesity often leads to arthritis, diabetes, heart, or breathing problems. You...

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How much food and water should your dog consume a day?

Health Tips

 

There are some generally agreed upon guidelines on how much food and water a dog should get per day. These figures are based on recommendations provided by veterinarians and the American Kennel Club and are based on your dog’s weight. Paying attention to the amount of...

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What to do if your child is afraid of dogs

Tips for helping your child overcome their fear of dogs

 

Even though dogs are man’s best friend, they can be strange and intimidating to many kids. Dogs are often larger than them, unpredictable, and very forward when curious. Here are ten basic tips about what to do if your child is...

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How Much Food and Water Should your Dog Eat and Drink a Day?

There are some generally agreed upon guidelines on how much food and water a dog should get per day. These figures are based on recommendations provided by veterinarians and the American Kennel Club and are based on your dog’s weight. Paying attention to the amount of food and water your dog eats a day improves the quality of your care for your...

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Animals Who Adapt Well to Living With Dogs

When considering a second pet for your home, it’s best match a new friend with your dog’s breed and temperament. Even though breed doesn’t necessarily dictate behavior, there are some fun animal facts to consider before buying a second pet. Also, be sure to research whether owning the pet you’re thinking of is legal...

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Puppy Proofing Your Home

Making your home puppy-proof:Put away floor plants, decorations, shoes, and clothing. Puppies often chew on or root around in things on floors. Removing these items ensures your puppy won’t learn bad habits.Secure tablecloths, runners, or other hanging material. One curious pull can bring curtains or a table... Read More



Dog Running

Dog running in New York-- It’s more simple than you think:

A lot of people who don’t live in New York, or weren’t born in New York, are shocked when I tell them I have a great, relaxing time when I hit the pavement here. I’m here to tell you that following a safe regimen and getting that dog running will greatly improve the way you both handle the...

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