PUPPY TRAINING 101: HOW TO BE THE LEADER OF YOUR PACK

Getting a new dog comes with a list of responsibilities. Atthe top of that list is training. If your dog ignores your commands, jumps upon house guests and leads you on walks, the pup probably believes he is thealpha in the pack. To foster a good relationship with your dog and maintain theauthority in the relationship, you will want to establish who is in chargeright away. Following professional advice, respecting the limits of your canineand using special training tools like treats (food is always a good motivator) dogtraining collars and exercises, you and your dog will form a healthy pattern[...]

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Physical Therapy: Helping Your Senior Dog Learn New Tricks

As our pups get older, much like us, they begin toexperience the aches and pains of old age. It’s after a game of fetch that younotice it: your dog is limping. You check her paws for spurs or puncturewounds, wanting to be sure she didn’t step on something that became embedded inher fur. When you get home, she walks to her bed, does the circle dance andgoes right to sleep. After the nap she still seems to be having a hard timeputting weight on her back leg. You make an appointment with your vet and checkyour pup again for signs[...]

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15 Reasons Fur Babies are Better Than Human Babies

If you have been with your S.O. for a couple of years,you’re no doubt getting asked these questions: When are you getting married? Why is it taking so long? Don’t you want kids? Why don’t you want kids? Why won’t you give me grandchildren? Maybe you’ve heard a few of these choice phrases too: You won’t be young forever. They won’t buy the cow if they’re getting themilk for free. You’re not really an adult until you have a kidof your own. Why are family members so obsessed with couples popping outa few kids? They had children, why are you[...]

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Help! My Dog Has Separation Anxiety

You put on your shoes, grab your keys, and make your way to the door.Before you can even turn the knob, your dog appears. He begins whining,yipping, and frantically circling your feet. Your heart sinks, and youremotions waffle between frustration and guilt. It's a common scene, played out in households across the world. Yourdog, like thousands of others, is suffering from separation anxiety. It occurswhen a dog experiences severe distress when separated from his guardian. He maybark, whine, howl, and use the bathroom inside. In the most severe cases, hemay destroy furniture, doors, window treatments, and other household items. Separation[...]

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