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Pomeranians

 

 

AKA “Dwarf Spitz” and “Pom Pom”

 

 

Pomeranians have been voted both man and purse’s best friend by some owners. While this dog is a companion dog, and would never say no to some time...
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Training Your New Puppy

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Puppy Training For Beginners

 

There are many schools of thought about how to train a new puppy. Most trainers agree that owners should begin training their dog as soon as they become comfortable in their new home. Trainers also agree that unacceptable behavior arises from problems socializing with their owners and other dogs. This doesn’t mean you and your dog aren’t getting along, poor socialization is often dog-speak for boundaries not being...
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Do Dogs Get Depressed?

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Even though when most people hear the word “dog” they think of a happy, furry, playmate; depression in dogs has been an accepted veterinary fact since around 2002. All owners have noticed that their dog’s level of energy drops as they transition from puppy to full fledged dog, but a sharp decline in a dog’s energy is one sign of depression in a dog. Other signs of dog depression are a decline in appetite and increasing lethargy.
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How To Tell When Your Dog Needs a Walk

Reading Your Dog's Needs

 

 

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Humans take words for granted. If any of us need to take a break at the office or at home we can simply say “I need to stretch my legs for a few minutes.” Unfortunately, dogs don’t have the same luxury. Here are a few tips to help you know when your dog needs to be walked:
 
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A Guide to Dog Emotions

 

 

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Understanding Your Dog 

Since dogs can’t speak, the only way humans can gauge their emotions is by looking at their body language. It’s important to remember that dog body language doesn’t directly correlate to human body language. Swifto has provided a guide to dog emotions sorted by body part.

 

 

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Dog Guide To NYC

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The Dog Walker's Guide to Manhattan

 

Even a short walk in New York can lead to some unforgettable memories and premium people watching. However, sometimes our dogs can get overwhelmed with the city. Not only that, but if dog owners get overwhelmed by all the rules New York has pertaining to dogs, a walk can turn into a confusing hassle. Here are some of the most useful miscellaneous dog...

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Non Shedding Dogs

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Dogs That Don't Shed

 

Anyone with allergies searching for the perfect dog has heard buzz about non shedding dogs and hypoallergenic dogs. While hypoallergenic dogs are scientifically considered a myth, there are certain breeds of dog who shed minimally all year round, or only shed during certain seasons. Because the amount of shedding is so low, these dogs are considered non shedding dogs....

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"Bad Dog" Behaviors

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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 behavior has arisen is the first step towards correcting it. Swifto has rounded up some sure fire training...
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Why do dogs need to socialize

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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 doesn’t watch out, their dog may become convinced they’re a human. You will find it easier to command and...

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Dog Training

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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 participate in family activities. Here are some basic obedience dog training tips:

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