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Facts to Know Before Adopting a Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher’s are compact and solid dogs that fall into the toy group in AKC classifications. They are born with either a black coat with rust markings, a chocolate coat with tan markings, or a red coat with black markings.

Teach Your Dog or Puppy the Five Basic Commands

Any dog, regardless its size, shape or breed should be taught the five basic commands. Let’s be honest, dogs are cute, but a trained dog is even more pleasant to be around. These commands, if taught correctly, will make your life and your dog’s a very happy one.

Choosing The Right Large Breed Dog Halloween Costumes

There are a few things you might want to be aware of when choosing large breed dog Halloween costumes. If you live in a warm climate be sure to get something that keeps your dog from overheating.

Best Methods To Stop Dogs From Barking

If your dog starts barking uncontrollably for no apparent reason then there are some things you can do to remedy that. We have outlined just a few methods to stop dogs from barking in this article.

Natural Remedies for Dog Diarrhea

As omnivores dogs can eat a wide variety of foods. Not only that, but a dog will eat things that most other animals give a wide berth. So it should hardly be a surprise that dogs sometimes get diarrhea. In fact, it’s probably a bigger surprise that they don’t get it more often.

Dog Food for Dogs With Allergies

Is your dog itching and scratching a lot? Did you think at first it was fleas, but could not find any on your pet? It could very well be a food allergy then. There are certain ingredients in commercial-dog food that can cause allergic reactions in dogs. Some of the main ones are corn, soy, dairy, fish, chicken eggs and wheat. Certain proteins like beef and other meats can also be allergens.

Foam For Dog Beds – How To Improve Your Dog’s Comfort With The Proper Dog Bed

If your dog currently suffers from arthritis then it maybe a good idea to ensure that you make use of an orthopedic dog bed. These are highly specialized dog beds and often use memory foam. The reason that they are so special is due to the fact that they have been specifically designed in order to ensure that the full weight of your dog is supported no matter what position they sleep in. Your dog’s bed needs to accommodate all their health and size needs. Don’t go cheap as cheap dog beds are not usually worth it.

The Pros and Cons of Pet Boarding or Pet Sitters

If you have pets and are considering a trip, then you must consider who is going to take care of them, while you are gone. Do you use a pet-boarding service, or do you hire a pet sitter? This article will look at the pros and cons of both. Hopefully, this will help you make up your mind as to which one is better for you.

Tips on Hiring a Dog Walker

Dogs need a certain amount of exercise each day. Small breeds do not need as much as large breeds do, but both types need about 1 to 2 hours daily. If the dogs do not get the right amount of activity, they can become bored and mischievous. If your life is too hectic to walk your dog this amount of time daily, you might need to hire a dog walker.

Dealing With the Loss of a Loved Pet

Death is an inevitable part of pet ownership because of their relatively short life spans. It’s something that will affect most of us at some time, yet despite the unavoidability, when it happens it takes us completely by surprise, and the shock and grief becomes a very personal affair that we may struggle to deal with.

How Teaching Dogs and Children Is Similar: Part Seven

First, let me be clear: Dogs are not children. However – many of the same teaching principles when working with children apply when you are playing with or teaching (not ‘training’), your dog. Drawing from interviews I’ve had with master dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and veterinarians, and informed by my own experiences teaching children as an elementary school teacher for ten years, I will be sharing seven ways that teaching and playing games with your dog is very similar to working with children.

How Teaching Dogs and Children Is Similar: Parts Five and Six

The topic of this article might have you wondering. First, let me be clear: Dogs are not children. However – many of the same teaching principles when working with children apply when you are playing with or teaching (not ‘training’), your dog. Drawing from interviews I’ve had with master dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and veterinarians, and informed by my own experiences teaching children as an elementary school teacher for ten years, I will be sharing ways that teaching and playing games with your dog is very similar to working with children.

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