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Getting Your Dog To Poop on Concrete

Getting your dog to poop on concrete

Living in the city means there isn’t always grass available. If you’ve just moved in from the suburbs, this can be a challenging transition for both you and your dog. It’s common for dogs to feel uncomfortable when they are asked to go to the bathroom in a place they aren’t used to. This often happens with dogs experiencing changes in their bathroom habits, such as moving from a training pad to...

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How to Keep Your Dog Clean and Healthy

As dog owners, we're all too familiar with the constant chore of keeping our dogs clean. From rolling in the mud to grazing in the grass, dogs seem to prioritize getting dirty when playing outside. Keeping your dog’s hygiene and cleanliness in check is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Here's how to properly clean your dog and maintain their hygiene.

Importance of Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning should be a necessity, not a luxury. A well-cleaned...

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Dog Attire For Every Type of Weather

Dog attire for every type of weather

It’s difficult enough as it is for us to maintain our wardrobes. Weather is unpredictable and sometimes inaccurate based on what we hear on television or read on our smart phones. We go from freezing in the morning, to leaving work with a pool of sweat dripping down our backs. In this dynamic world of temperature changes, it’s important to empathize with and...

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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

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 right one?


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Helping Your Dog Overcome Fear of City Noises

How To Help Dogs Overcome Their Fear of Cars/ Traffic

It's natural for dogs to fear the city's loud noises, like zooming cars and blaring horns. If your dog must travel by car or pass traffic on a walk, it’s essential to help them feel safe and calm. Here’s how to reassure your dog and create positive associations with these common city sounds.

Understanding Your Dog's Fear Many dogs share a fear of loud, passing vehicles. An unexpectedly loud horn can...

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The Benefits of Private Dog Walks

Group Dog Walks vs Individual Dog Walks

All dogs love a good walk. They’re fun, scenic, and an exciting adventure. While we know our pups enjoy their walks, the question of whether they prefer being walked alone or in groups often arises. While group walks might seem like a good idea for socialization, individual walks provide a range of unique benefits that can be more suited to your dog’s needs.

Why Choose Individual Walks?

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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. It’s that dogs like particular things adult females do. Dogs like women’s softer voices and smaller figures. They may be...

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Dog Sitting vs. Dog Boarding: Why Hiring a Dog Sitter Takes the Lead

When it comes to ensuring the well-being of our furry friends, the debate of hiring a dog sitter versus boarding your dog often takes place. While both options have their merits, there's a clear winner in the eyes of many pet owners—hiring a dedicated dog sitter! Let's dive into the reasons why opting for a dog sitter is the superior choice for your canine companion! 
Familiar Environment:
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Choosing the Right Dog for Your Lifestyle

Dogs are truly incredible animals that enrich our lives with loyal companionship, numerous health benefits, and unconditional love. Owning a dog has undoubtedly benefited my life in every possible way. Many of us would probably vote our dog as our favorite family member—they never nag us to do chores, clean our rooms, or borrow the car. While owning a dog is an invaluable experience, selecting the right dog for you can be difficult and overwhelming.

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