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How to Train Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call

Train your dog to come every time you call, without fail. It’s great to let your dog off the leash and let them run free and play, but you need to know they will come when you call – every time. Not just when they feel like it, but EVERY time. It’s actually easy to do, but you have to approach it the smart way. Let’s start with the most important thing.   Food is Gold You must use food
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Get The Best Dog Park Experience and Avoid These Common Disasters

It is often said that “A dog park is like a cocktail party, where you don’t know anyone and everyone is drunk. You could have fun, but it could be a disaster.”   Why Your Dog May Need a Dog Park Dogs need a place where they can run free, off their leashes, and do “doggy” things. Many dog owners do not have yards and their dogs would otherwise spend their entire outdoor lives on a leash. This situation has
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The Best Dog Food Will Help Your Dog Thrive

tbest dog food How do you make the decision of what is the best dog food for your dog? The sheer amount of food choices available leave most dog owners confused and more than a little frustrated. Many dog owners use one or more of these sources in their decision-making. Do you? Dog food marketing ads. Your budget and what you can afford. Internet forums. Your personal beliefs and philosophies. A friend’s advice. Your dog’s preference. Availability. The internet. Your
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How a Dog Seat Belt Can Save Your Dogs Life

  A Dog Seat Belt Is Not A Mere Accessory!   The THREE critical safety benefits for your dog in a moving car are met simply and inexpensively with a dog seat belt. So why do 98% of dog owners ignore the safety of their dog? Is it as simple as spelling it out? We hope so because currently unrestrained dogs in cars cause over 30,000 car accidents in the U.S.   Dog Car Seats and Accessories Most of these come in a range of sizes
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Do You Know Which Dog Harness is Best for Your Dog?

Front-clip, Back-clip or Control (to name a few) – which type of dog harness is the best for your dog? You need to consider breed, size and activity levels to make the right choice.   Why Buy a Dog Harness? The traditional dog collar and leash can be perfectly fine most of the time, but they do have a down side. They grip your dog by his or her neck. Any strain or sudden impact on the collar also acts directly
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How to Stop a Dog Pulling on the Leash

There’s a sure-fire way to stop a dog pulling on the leash, whether it’s all the time or only when they see another dog. Learn how to tackle both of these problems.           How to Stop a Dog Pulling on the Leash All the Time We’ll deal with: Energy levels, and  Control, and Reading the situation and Being patient and taking the time to make it right. We’ll take you through some examples, give you our DIY
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Little Known Facts About How Much Exercise a Dog Actually Needs

Our dogs rely on us to give them the exercise they need to keep them engaged, fit and healthy. Physically, dogs will become obese if they are not allowed to burn off the calories they take in during the day. This is especially true if they are being given a lot of treats in compensation for lack of attention. Dog behavior experts generally agree that too little exercise is causing unwanted behavioral problems in dogs as well as an epidemic
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7 of the Best ‘Old School’ Games for Dogs

Games for dogs and their owners have been around for a long, long time. Play is normal for dogs, just like running and eating and rolling in anything that can make them smell interesting.   There’s a reason these ‘old school’ games have stood the test of time. They work, and they don’t require much equipment, if any. There’s great fun and convenience to be had with High Tech Dog Games and Dog Puzzle Games but let’s revisit some of the original games and
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What Dog Owners Forget When Planning a DIY Dog Crate

A DIY Dog crate (and dog cage) can be used in so many practical ways. Training your dog to use a crate as their special place can be a life saver if you need to move your dog. A dog crate can also be very helpful in eliminating unwanted dog behavior. You may be surprised to learn that humans and dogs do not see or associate a dog crate in the same way. Do you see crates for dogs or a dog cage as
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