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Before Disaster Strikes: Have A Plan For Your Dogs

When a natural disaster strikes, your emergency plan can help keep your family safe — but does your plan include your dog? It’s just as important to consider her special needs in advance as it is those of the rest of your family. You may not be able to predict the specific circumstances of the disaster or know how long you may have to evacuate, but by creating a general dog emergency plan, you will have precautions in place that help you react in a way that best protects your pup. ID Your Dog This is probably the most important

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Tricks For Treats: Training Your Dog With Food

Food is a powerful motivator for dogs — which is why it can often be very effective for obedience training. You are asking your dog to complete what may be a complicated task for her — understand a verbal or visual cue and then perform a desired behavior. This may seem straightforward and simple to you, but dogs don’t communicate this way in nature. By harnessing the power of something that is very primal to them — food — you can make learning the task much easier for them. Here are a few tips for how to approach food-oriented obedience

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How To Care For Newborn Puppies

If you don’t spay your female dog, you may eventually find yourself with an expectant pooch on your hands. Although puppies are cute and cuddly, there is a lot of care that goes into their development in the first couple of weeks. These are some things to know if you ever have to care for newborn puppies. Create a den The mother and the puppies need to have a den area that is all to themselves. A den with a small heating pad, blankets, and pillows will provide warmth and comfort. There may be some drainage and waste in the

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Solving The Problem Of Poop

The average dog produces about 12 ounces of waste every day. That doesn’t seem like much — about what a can of soup weighs. But multiply that by the estimated half a billion dogs in the world, and in a year you wind up with around 74 million tons of poop. In case you’re wondering how much that is, it would cover New York’s Central Park to a depth of nearly 25 miles, or fill Boeing’s airplane production facility in Everett, Washington nearly 10,000 times. The U.S. alone accounts for about one-seventh of that total. That’s definitely a metric poop

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Potty Training A Puppy

More Solutions Potty training a puppy is not as daunting a task as it might seem. It just requires consistency and commitment on your part. In the video below, Andre Millan gets a few more pointers on potty training from Dog Psychology Center trainer Todd Langston. Get more tips below the video. One of the biggest areas of difficulty for people who adopt puppies is potty training. In fact, if the humans don’t complete the process properly, it falls into the category of training issues that is one of the most common reasons why dogs are surrendered to shelters. So

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Have You Heard? The Key To Calmer, Happier Dogs

Audiobooks are the key to calmer, happier dogs. Does your dog become a nervous wreck or a destructive menace when you leave him or her at home alone? Here’s a new way to solve the problem that you may never have thought of. The problem Dogs are highly social pack animals, which means that one of the most unnatural things we can do is leave them home alone. Unfortunately for many people, bringing their dog everywhere is not an option — but neither is having a bored or anxious dog tearing the house apart when they’re left alone. Crate training

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Putting A Leash On NYC Dog Sitters

While the gig economy might be great for people who want to make extra money driving around strangers or renting out apartments to tourists, it isn’t necessarily great for others — like licensed cab drivers or tenants who get evicted so their landlords can make more money. This why many cities have been cracking down on unlicensed service providers, like rideshare apps Uber and Lyft, and short-term rental app Air BnB. This isn’t just an American phenomenon, either. It’s been happening in cities like Barcelona and Hong Kong, and in India in general. The reasons pretty much come down to

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Cesar’s TODAY Top Ten Puppy Tips

They’re cute and cuddly lovable little balls of fur — but they can be more difficult to handle than adult dogs. “Puppy training” is our number one category for questions at Cesar’s Way. That’s why Cesar decided to offer his top ten Puppy Tips, and more. Puppy Proof Your Home Before Arrival Make sure to hide electrical cords and cables, keep trash tightly closed, put child-proof latches on cupboards and closets, secure cleaning supplies. Keep clothes that smell like you picked up and secured in a hamper, and keep dangerous things in the bathroom secured — razors, perfumes, cotton balls,

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5 Steps To Help Our Four-Legged Friends

There are 600 million unwanted and abandoned animals in the world, living without families or shelter. In many countries, such animals are routinely abused or killed. It seems like an overwhelming number, but we can do something about it by helping these animals find permanent homes and by reducing pet overpopulation. Here’s what you can do right now to help. Spay or neuter One unfixed female and her offspring can lead to 67,000 dogs in just six years. Spaying or neutering your pets now will eliminate unwanted litters, and has positive effects on their health and behavior. There are many

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Why You Should Give Your Dog A Massage

Your dog loves it when you pet him, rub his belly, and scratch behind his ears. But dogs, like humans, also love it when you give them massages. You’re probably thinking, “You want me to massage my dog? Really?” While it might seem silly, it’s actually extremely beneficial for your pup. It feels good when you get a massage, right? Well, that feeling is the same for dogs. A massage can relax her and give you another opportunity to connect and bond with your best friend. But those aren’t the only benefits. The Benefits of Dog Massage Here are the

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