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In Home Dog Training: Striving for Dog Obedience

Having a great relationship with your dog is about encouraging your friend to develop skills that will help him fit into your lifestyle. Being a good pet parent is a little like being a life coach, it’s all about encouragement and gentle persuasion, rather than being the big, scary boss that scares you into submission.
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Chocolate Toxicity: What To Do If The Dog Finds Your Stash

Unfortunately, chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs. How much is too much and what should you do if your dog eats chocolate?
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Regular Health Checks for Dogs

Regular check ups give your vet more opportunities to monitor your dog's health for changes, leading to better diagnosis and treatment over the long term.
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How to Teach Your Dog to Shake

Teaching your dog to shake is a great party trick and one that is easily taught. You can even get the kids involved. Most children over the age of 7 years can be taught basic training techniques and in fact many children are more persistent than adults when it comes to training the family pet!
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How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands

Full or impacted anal glands are no joke. A dog will drag his rear across the ground to relieve the unbearable itch, which is where you step in to help out.
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Top Common Houseplants to Beware With Cats and Dogs

There’s nothing more refreshing for our homes than having beautiful, living plants. Some of these plants when ingested by your pup or kitty can make them feel less than energized and invigorated. Some can even be deadly. Here’s a list of the top most common plants that are poisonous to pets or can upset your furry friend’s day.
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How to Crate Train a Puppy

When used properly, a crate offers a means of keeping a pup safe from household hazards and it’s an aid to potty training. So what’s not to like?

Preparing for Natural Disaster or Emergency with Pets

When assembling an emergency kit, it’s vital to make sure that you’ve planned ahead and included enough food and supplies to keep your pets...
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What to Know Before You Get an Alaskan Malamute Puppy

The Malamute, similar to the Samoyed and Siberian Husky is an ancient breed that is valued for its endurance and strength. They can have a very independent and strong-willed personality so an experienced owner is recommended. Training and socialization will also help to keep your dog happy and free from behavior problems.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.

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