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How To Bring Your Dog To Work

By Nicole Pajer More companies are starting to allow employees to take their dogs to work with them. Having your dog in your workplace has been shown to boost morale, increase productivity, and keep workers motivated. In addition, it provides employees with a reason to step away from their desks and get outside for a workday break. As more companies are allowing dogs in the workplace, it’s important to know the proper dog etiquette and dog rules. I touched base with several dog-friendly companies (including ours) to learn the do’s and don’ts of bringing your dog to work: 1. Give

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5 Rules To Help Children Avoid Dog Bites

Dog Bites and Children Nearly five million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. alone, and nearly half of those are children. Many children are naturally drawn to dogs, but that can be the recipe for disaster. Here are five things you can do to help protect your children from dog bites — and to protect dogs, which are frequently put down if they ever do bite a child. Stranger Danger The most important rule to teach to children is to never approach a dog that they do not know, even if the dog seems friendly. Some

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What Is Territorial Marking And How To Stop It?

Let’s face it, dogs are territorial animals by nature. They like to protect their territory, their family, and their belongings. Territorial marking is different from urination because it is only a small amount to make other dogs aware that this is their territory. When people notice that their dog has been marking around the house, it is not usually done out of spite, but out of insecurity. For a dog, this insecurity may be a sense that their area is under siege by another person or animal inside the house, or even outside in some cases. Territoriality is not always

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Is Your Dog Stalking You?

There are so many rewarding things about being a dog owner. There’s the unconditional love, someone to always keep you company, and to greet you when you come home. I am blind my guide dog is a five year old yellow lab named Nash. In the three plus years we have been together, we have been on airplanes together, a cruise to the Caribbean, even on TV together. Like Forrest Gump said, “we go together like peas and carrots”. We have rarely been apart. One of my favorite things about being a dog owner is hearing the pitter patter of

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3 Keys To Stop The Barking

By Cesar Millan It is completely natural for dogs to bark, and it’s one of their most important forms of communication after energy and body language. Dogs will bark as a warning, to protect their pack and territory. They will also bark to express excitement. Those forms of barking are rarely a nuisance and don’t last long. That is why nuisance barking almost always has the same cause and the same solution. When a dog barks excessively, it’s telling you that it is bored and is looking for stimulation or a challenge.   Pack Leadership Inevitably, excessive barking indicates there

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Dealing With Obsessive Dog Behaviors

Obsessive dog behaviors and dog fixations can become as seriously harmful as addictions are for humans. When we laugh at a dog that is fanatically mad over a toy, a bone, a shaft of light, a game of fetch, or the neighbor’s cat, it’s like laughing at someone who is a falling-down drunk. Sure, his behavior looks comical at the moment, but the truth is, he’s truly got no physical or psychological control over himself. Someday, he may really hurt himself and those around him. That’s exactly what obsessive behavior is to a dog – an addiction. An interesting fact

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Protecting Your Home And Family While Rehabilitating An Aggressive Dog

By Juliana Weiss-Roessler The safest way to handle an aggressive dog is to seek help and rehabilitate the dog. People who rely only on aggression-proofing their home aren’t doing their dogs any favors. In fact, many of the steps that people typically take to protect others from their dog, such as keeping the dog separate and locked up, can actually feed the aggression. And many methods can also make your dog seem scarier, making humans feel more afraid — anxious energy that will also contribute to your dog’s aggression. It’s important that a consistent plan for rehabilitation be put in

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Fleas: The Basics

Fleas aren’t just your dog’s worst nightmare; they can be yours, too. To stop this common parasite, it’s important to understand a little bit about how they operate. The adult fleas on your dog represent only 5% of the total flea population around him or her. The other 95% can’t be seen. Fleas exist in various stages of development — as eggs, larvae, or pupae. All can exist in your carpet, couch, bedding, and anywhere else your dog walks or lies down. The complete flea life cycle lasts between two weeks to almost 170 days; however, the average life cycle

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The Rundown On Aggression

By Cesar Millan When people ask me for help with their dogs, I ask them to tell me what they think the problem is. Quite often, they immediately diagnose aggression. “My dog is aggressive on the walk.” “My dog is aggressive around food.” “My dog is aggressive all the time.” In fact, in a recent Facebook survey of my fans, when we asked you to pick the single most serious problem you have with your dogs, aggression was the number one choice. However, more often than not, the dog is not aggressive. It is curious and excited on the walk,

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Reinforcement

You’ve probably heard expressions like “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar,” and every culture has their own version. In Spanish, the saying is “Logras más con una sonrisa que con una paliza,” which in English literally means “You achieve more with a smile than with a beating.” What all of these proverbs basically mean is “You get more if you’re nice than if you’re mean.” Are the proverbs true? Well, that all depends. It depends on who or what you’re trying to get something from. And it’s true — you will get more from being nice

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