Archives for Dog Safety

Dog Safety Tips for the Holidays (And Every Day!)

    Who is Responsible for Dog Safety During the Holidays? This is the time of year we fill our homes with holiday spirit. We surround ourselves with festive decorations, prepare delicious food and entertain our family and friends. There’s glitter and lights and alcohol and noise and pretty presents so what could possibly go wrong? In all the activities and distractions of the holiday season we may be exposing our dogs to hazards that we haven’t even considered as
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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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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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The Secret (And Surprise!) of How Much Dogs Sleep

How Much Dogs Sleep And Why You Need to Know It is important to know how much dogs sleep as dogs need more sleep than we do. We know what we can be like when we don’t get enough sleep – tired, grumpy, and irritable. Basically we don’t behave in our usual way. Well, a lack of sleep and rest may actually be contributing to your dog’s bad behavior too.  If your dog hasn’t had enough sleep he may lack
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Dogs and Babies: Life’s Cutest Moments

dogs and babies   Will Your Dog Survive With a New Baby in the House? There’s a lot of excitement associated with bringing your new baby home.  For you and the other humans in the house at least. But what does your dog think about this unexpected new small, noisy and probably smelly human entering their territory? Let’s take a look at it from your dog’s perspective so that we can think ahead and make sure everyone in the house
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