How to Choose a Veterinary Hospital

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How to Choose a Veterinary Hospital Do you have a new puppy/dog? Have you moved recently? One of the most important decisions you can make as a pet owner is choosing where to take your pet for medical care. A lot of people think that most veterinary hospitals are pretty much the same. They’re not! […]

How to Choose a Dog Trainer

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Whether you just adopted a new puppy, or are interested in modifying the behavior of your adult dog, it’s important to find a quality dog trainer. Not only someone who gets results, but someone who also works to improve the relationship between you and your dog. Today there are many people who call themselves dog […]

How to Find a Pet Sitter

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As pet owners we love our pets, but no matter how much we enjoy being with our four-legged companions sometimes it’s not always practical to have them with us. That being said, I hate leaving my dogs behind or alone. I usually feel like I’m being selfish and abandoning them. So when I do have […]

5 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Begging

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Does your dog beg for food every time you eat? Begging is a common problem that most dog owners face.  One reason so many dogs beg is, because dogs overpower us with those big sweet puppy eyes, and we give in and offer them some of whatever we’re eating. Those puppy powers of persuasion are undeniably […]

Hiking With Your Dog

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I love to be out in nature. Hiking has always been something I enjoy because it allows me to be outdoors, experiencing nature, and it’s a good way to exercise Sadie and Rusty. Of course, Sadie and Rusty love to go hiking too. If you want to take your own dogs out hiking you will […]

Dog Walking – Off Leash

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Talking your dog for a walk off-leash can be a great way to train your dog. Everyday, I take my dogs out to our local park for their walk. I seldom use a leash while at the park, unless I am working on training a dog, I am pet-sitting. While I am out at the […]

Secrets to Dog Training

Secrets to Dog Training (formerly named SitStayFetch) has been revamped and was officially launched on February 2, 2009. SitStayFetch has been the top selling dog training course for over four years, and it has been bought by over 217,000 dog owners world-wide. Having taken a close look at it, I understand why it has outsold […]

Treatment for Obese Dogs

If your dog needs to lose weight, or you just want to maintain his healthy weight, you may want to work with your vet to develop a weight management program. Your program will consist mainly of a structured diet and an exercise plan. When I was working with my dog, Sadie, to lose weight, I […]

Dog Training – Teaching Your Dog Not to Beg

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Why is it some dogs beg every time you grab the smallest of snacks, while other dogs barely even notice when you’re eating? It’s all in the way you train your dog and when you offer your dog their treat. When I brought Sadie and Rusty home from the humane society, I decided to try […]

PetStep Folding Pet Ramp Product Review

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To help stave off arthritis and hip dysplasia pain in my two dogs, I’ve been using the Folding Pet Ramp by PetStep for the past six months. My dogs are both only six years old, but arthritis is a developmental disease, and I want to reduce the strain on their joints now rather than wait […]

Leash Training Your Dog

Dog gurus like Cesar Millan often talk about the importance of a regular dog walking regimen. Walking your dog is: great exercise for both, you and your dog. It’s a good way to socialize your dog. It helps establish a stronger bond between you and your pet, and it can help burn off the excess […]

101 Dog Tricks Book Review

Recently, I stumbled upon 101 Dog Tricks. Over the years, I’ve read several books to help me train my dogs, but after just a few short minutes of flipping the pages of this book I was very impressed. 101 Dog Tricks is clear and concise, with step by step instructions and beautiful full color photos. […]

How to Brush Your Dogs Teeth – Video

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  Sometimes a dog’s mouth is a very intimidating place. It’s dark, damp, there are 42 sharp teeth and, unless you’ve done your job it is kind of stinky in there. Just like with other dog-related must dos such as washing your dog your attitude towards the activity will influence how your dog responds to it. If […]

Training Your Dog to Come

Training your dog to come reliably when called is extremely important, you never know when you will need to protect your dog and the best way will be to call him back to you. Especially, if like me, you take your dog out to parks where you do not have to leash your dog. I […]

Dog Bath Time

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Does your dog hate baths?  Don’t worry you’re not alone, my dogs weren’t fans of the experience either, but now they actually look forward to bath time. Let me share what brought about this transformation from fear and loathing to pleasure and enjoyment. The first thing I changed was my own perception on their bath […]