Dog Training

How To Train Your Beagle Puppy

Beagles make excellent family pets. They are intelligent, loyal, and friendly dogs. With firm, consistent training they make wonderful companions. Beagles are members of the hound family, which means their sense of smell is very strong, as well as their hunting drive. Keeping those facts in mind can help you with your training, as well as understanding Beagle behavior. Housebreaking Your Beagle Puppy Teaching your puppy to go to the bathroom where you want them to go is a matter of consistency and praise. Take your puppy to the area that you want them to go to the bathroom first […]

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A Dog’s Point Of View

The human-dog relationship is one of a kind. From the moment they were domesticated 33,000 years ago dogs have provided much needed services. In the beginning, they were used as guard dogs, hunters, and mobility machines. Today, they serve many of the same types of roles, but their job description is evolving. Many dogs are considered family to their owners, as some humans spend more time with their dogs than other humans. Our dogs are always there with us; day or night, rain or shine. They bring usloyalty, happiness, and love and ask for nothing in return. Loyalty Dog’s loyalty […]

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Protect Your Canine Companion by Checking His Toys

Don’t assume that a toy marketed for your dog is safe. While we would like to believe that companies would never release dangerous dog toys, the reality is very different. Even the most innocuous dog toys can hold hidden dangers and it is your job as a responsible pet owner to ensure that no harm comes to your pooch. One issue is that the items which are aesthetically pleasing to your dog could be the very things that are the most dangerous. Below, we provide a quick guide to dangerous dog toys and what you need to watch out for. […]

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Top 5 Mistakes That People Make When Training Their Puppy

Below you find 5 of the most common mistakes that people tend to make when they first start training their puppy. You should aim to avoid these at all costs and make every effort possible to invest the proper amount of time and effort into training your puppy so that you don’t have to worry about continually correcting them when they are fully grown. 1.Using scare and intimidation tactics A lot of people believe training dogs effectively has to involve physical correction and intimidation. However, this is simply not the case and you’ve got to be careful how hard you […]

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How to Teach Your Dog to Shake Hands

If you have a dog, you may like to have your canine learn tricks. Now, you may not want your dog to ride a skateboard, and surfing and basketball may be a bit out of reach for your dog, but teaching your dog to shake hand could be very doable. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. So how do you do teach your dog to shake hands? Two things are critical in order to do so. The first is patience, with a side helping of love. You are most likely not going to be able to train […]

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Monitoring Systems – Because Dogs Can’t Dial 911

Most dogs, anyway. We’ve all heard those amazing stories about dogs who have dialed 911 when their owners were in trouble. It’s happened, but it’s extremely rare. It’s even more rare, almost never happening, for a dog to dial 911 for itself. You’re not always with your pup, so what happens if he gets into trouble? If he’s choking on a bone, or suffering from a sudden illness, or lost in the woods, what will he do? Wait for you to help him, of course. If you make him wait long enough, however, the consequences could be disastrous. There is […]

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Can You Do Justice To That Chihuahua If You Buy It?

When you are looking to buy a pet, it is always a good idea to ensure that you take care of it as much as you can. Most of them tend to be very good companions, and research even shows that they can easily be used to combat depression simply by their presence. If you are thinking of getting a pet such as a Chihuahua, however, you need to first of all think about all the things that you will need to do in order to care for it. This way, you will be in a better position to make […]

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How to Potty Train a Puppy

If you are trying to potty train your puppy, it will help to understand that your puppy learns by repetitive actions and by knowing the cause and effect of his actions. From this, he will begin to get used to habits that he will continue to follow for the rest of his life. If your puppy doesn’t get in trouble for bad habits, like urinating on the kitchen floor, it’s going to make his and your life both more miserable. He will never get in the habit of using the bathroom outdoors in the yard if he is not taught […]

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What To Look For In A Dog Park

Off-leash parks or a dog parks are the current solution to a lot of areas that have far-reaching leash laws, which include dog park videos. Increasing concern about the off-leash behavior of some dogs and individuals being unable to enjoy public spaces when these animals were permitted to freely roam about, has caused many cities to establish leash laws. As a result of this, dog owners are left with a small number of public places in which their dogs can socialize, play and take cute dog pictures with other dogs. Due to this, dog parks have been the created inside […]

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Hiking with Dogs

Going on a hike can be one of the most enjoyable feelings in the world. Bringing your best friend along makes it better, even if this best friend is your dog. There are a few things to keep in mind while packing and out on your adventure, to keep both of you safe. Tell Several People Your Plans When you are in the wilderness, almost anything could go wrong. You need to have your path already marked out on a map and tell people where you are going. When you are out hiking, be sure to stick to your planned […]

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3 Important Obedience Lessons to Teach Your Dog

While you may be anxious to adopt a dog, caring for a dog is a big responsibility. Aside from providing a dog with food and water, tending to their health needs, and interacting with them, you also have to set aside the time to train them on how to properly behave. Although some dogs may be easier and faster to train than others, it’s important that the moment you adopt, you teach your dog how to obey, and continue teaching until your dog is well-behaved. First, it’s important that you, as the owner, remember that you are the leader. Dogs […]

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Tips for Ensuring your Dog Training is Successful

Successful dog training can be achieved by the owner of a dog, or by finding a professional trainer you feel comfortable with and following a training regime. When beginning to train a dog it is important to remember each dog is different, and learn at different speeds. Before setting out on a training program it is important for the owner to know what they wish to teach the dog, and which behaviors are to be eliminated. Training When beginning to train a dog or puppy it is important to remember that a dog is usually easier to train when they […]

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Put Them Back In

Dogs are scary. It’s a fact. What with their ferocious, flesh–ripping teeth, their insatiable hunger for human fear and their tendency to make ear-splitting noises whenever anything happens, it’s a wonder we’re allowed to keep such vicious, unhinged hounds as pets. Whilst that’s all very hyperbolic and overblown, as a child with an overactive imagination and the full intent of keeping all my limbs, I was never all that fond of dogs. Even these days, I prefer my dogs small and easy to pick up and put somewhere else, whereas any confrontation with anything larger than carry-on luggage usually results […]

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An Overview of the Garmin Alpha 100 Dog Tracking and Training Device

The Garmin Alpha 100 dog tracking and training GPS system is one of the most technologically advanced pet technology gadgets that are available in the market.It is a handheld device and a dog’s neck collar that you can use to track your dog to within a 9 miles radius – and also train them at the same time due to the signals sent to the collar. The latest Garmin Alpha 100 technology includes Garmin Tri-Tronics and Bird’s Eye imagery technology and this training device is helping to change the way we track dogs. This gadget is also ideal for hunters […]

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How to Prepare Your Pet for Emergency Situations

Many people prepare emergency kits for themselves and their families, but what about your pets? Are you prepared should a disaster result in needing to travel? Do you have pet supplies on hand in case you’re trapped in your home? Whether it’s placing a sticker on your window or being prepared to hit the road, there are ways you can prepare your pet for disasters. Here are just a few tips on how to prepare your pet. Place an Alert Sticker on Your Front Door or Window The ASPCA offers free stickers that can be placed on your front door […]

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Some Great Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog

Image by: Daniel Lang How many times have you looked at your pet pooch and wished that you could have an easy life like him? In his acclaimed book (and later Hollywood blockbuster staring Owen Wilson and Jenifer Aniston) Marley & Me, author John Grogan wrote, ‘A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.’ Most dogs are happy, carefree and loved, and this enjoyment of the simple things in life is one we can all benefit from. Don’t believe me? Keep reading to […]

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Recognizing Dangerous Aggression in Dogs

We may think that our dog just snapped, but chances are we either missed or ignored the warning signs. Sometimes it is as subtle as “help me” eye when our toddler is pulling his tail or a long stare at a dog across the street. Other times, it is more apparent – a showing of his teeth or a growl. Recognizing the signs of aggression as well as the triggers for your dog’s aggression can help with managing and discouraging such behavior. Early Warning Signs of Dog Aggression Some early signs of aggression include when your dog becomes very still […]

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8 Serious Mistakes Any First Time Pet Owner Should Avoid

Living with an animal companion can lead to some of the most rewarding moments you will ever experience, but it also takes a great deal of work. Whether your new pet is of the furry, feathery or scaly variety, you are now responsible for ensuring that it remains happy and healthy throughout the course of its life. Unfortunately, many first-time pet owners are unaware of all the tasks involved with proper animal care, which is why they sometimes make serious mistakes that cause major stress or can even threaten the safety of themselves or their animals. Here are eight of […]

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