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Do you want to train your dog to stop pulling or is he already trained? Is your dog’s breed known for having issues with the spinal column or trachea? Read on for options and tips.
Content with Collars
The most common recommended collars are traditional buckle or snap collars, break-away collars and head collars. (Choke chains and prong collars are best used by owners with dog-training experience.) Continue reading
It’s a challenge to teach your dog not to pull on his leash when he’s busy exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors. But it’s possible with consistent training. The next time Fido pulls ahead to explore, use these techniques to teach him leash manners.
Method 1: Stop and Go
- When your dog starts to pull, stop walking and wait.
- When he stops, praise him then move on.
- Repeat this every time he pulls on the leash and he’ll eventually learn that pulling will keep him from walking.
Method 2: About Face
- With this method, your dog’s pulling will have you making an about face.
- When your dog starts pulling, turn around and walk back from where you came. Let the leash check your dog (gently). Continue reading
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Signs of dehydration
Your dog may be dehydrated if he:
- Is lethargic or sluggish
- Has sunken eyes
- Shows a loss of appetite
- Has dry, sticky gums
- Seems depressed Continue reading
Short training sessions are great for busy parents and they also help dogs. Learning in shorter chunks keeps them motivated and focused. Here’s how to get started…
Choose a time for training
Walk your dog every day? Include a short training activity in one of your daily walks. If you don’t walk your dog, set aside 5 to 10 minutes for a playtime session that will double as training. Daily sessions are best, but if you can’t fit them in, shoot for a few times a week.
One command at a time
Focus on one basic command—sit, stay, come, heel or down—until your dog has mastered it. For example, show your dog the command and what you expect, reward him when he does it correctly and keep reinforcing it. With practice, your dog will start following your commands consistently. Continue reading
Here are our tips for tick removal…
Ditch the home remedies
You may have heard a few remedies for handling ticks, including using a lit match or petroleum jelly, among others. But these remedies don’t always work and may even make things worse. If the tick gets stimulated, it could release more (possibly infected) fluids into the bloodstream—the opposite of what you want to achieve. Continue reading
You won’t have to worry about mystery ingredients, byproducts or artificial flavors, just healthy goodness with real meat as the first ingredient. Get chicken pork or rabbit, seasoned with antioxidant-rich fruits, veggies, rosemary, turmeric and sage. Your dog will sit, stay and heel for this tasty treat!
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Why do you want to get a dog?
What’s your main reason for getting a dog? Is it for your kids, for companionship, or to have a pet for play and exercise? Thinking about this first will help with your breed choice later.
Level of activity: couch potato or fireball?
This answer will depend on your lifestyle and how much time you can devote to your dog. In other words, don’t get a sporting or hunting breed if you can’t spend time outdoors with him. Keep in mind, puppies and toy breeds need play time too.
Size: From tote-sized to massive
The cute puppy will eventually grow to full size and that size needs to be accommodated. Whether you live in an apartment or home, your space may dictate the size of your dog. A Chihuahua will be at home either way, but an Akita will have a tight fit in a small space. Continue reading