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How To Get Started With Dog Agility Training

Many of the materials needed to craft a backyard agility course can be purchased at local hardware stores, yard sales, flea markets, or even found lying around your home. Weave poles Dogwalk Standard jumps Pause table Tunnel Tire jump Teeter board A basic agility course has the following types of obstacles: Here’s how to create each type of obstacle: 1. Weave poles Weave poles can be created by sticking 10 to 15 ski poles or PVC pipe into the ground. Allow enough space in between each pole so that your dog can safely navigate around each pole. 2. Dogwalk Use

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Different Kinds Of Dog Training

Dogs have lots of options when it comes to their education. Some will learn basic etiquette to spend time with a family while others may learn skills to perform search and rescue work. There are many different types of training for dogs depending what their needs are. Here are some different kinds of dog training programs available. Behavioral training Behavioral training is any type of training that teaches dogs to behave well around both people and other animals. It may include some basic commands, but the goal is to make them good citizens as dogs. Some of this training may

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4 Safety Essentials For Dog Walkers

As a conscientious dog owner, you work hard to fit their daily walks into your schedule. It doesn’t matter if you have to get up early in the morning or do it after the sun has gone down, because it’s about what’s best for your dogs. And since you care about your environment, you always remember to bring doggy poop bags with you. This attitude is to be applauded, but while you’re keeping health and cleanliness in mind, don’t forget about safety! And where does safety start? A reliable leash and dog collar You want to ensure the leash and

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How To Start Walking And Training A Puppy

You just got your new puppy a few days ago, and you’re itching to take the little guy out and show him off around the neighborhood. No big deal, right? You just need to get a leash and a collar and head out the door with him in tow. Not so fast. Related: Introducing a puppy to walking on a leash While it’s true that you can start training your puppy to walk with you and obey your commands very early on in her development, you might not want to head out into the great wide world just yet. Veterinarians recommend

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8 Must-Have Puppy Products

Finding the perfect products for your puppy can be a blast — and there are plenty of them to choose from. Walk through any pet boutique, big-box retailer or department store, and you’ll see aisles of premium foods and treats, plush beds, toys of every shape and size, and even doggy haute couture. It will be tempting to splurge on your new dog. To begin with, however, pick up these items to make your pup’s homecoming a smooth one. 1. Collar & leash Your puppy will need a collar and leash the day you bring her home. A collar —

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Dog Behavior

Showing Pack Leadership In Dog Training

By Martin Deeley Your dog is often watching you and learning from your actions and reactions just like children do. So training cannot be just a formal five, 10 or 15 minutes of your day. It should take place all the time because your dog learns from everything you do. You shout at your spouse or the kids and guess what? He picks up on that energy and may think it is directed at him. You feel irritable and under the weather? He knows it. If you make a mistake with your dog, he will remember the body language and

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Dog Behavior

Working Dogs Remind Me Why I Do What I Do

By Cesar Millan There’s a myth that New Zealand’s sheep population outnumbers people by twenty to one. In reality, it’s more like eight sheep for every person, but sheep herding is still big business—New Zealand has the second largest shepherding industry in the world, right behind Australia. In case you’re wondering, there are about 57 sheep per dog, and I had the opportunity to observe some pretty amazing dogs herding sheep at SheepWorld. Being in the middle of the sheep in front of the dogs reminded me again why I do what I do. I’m helping dog owners understand why

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How To Fit The Dog Walk Into Your Daily Schedule

Walking your dogs is important for a variety of reasons: It provides them with much-needed exercise that keeps them healthy and relieves excess energy so they don’t cause problems around the house. It stimulates their brain because there are so many new smells, sights, and sounds to experience. It gives you a fantastic opportunity to train your dog and make sure that they recognize you as the Pack Leader. And, of course, it allows them to go to the bathroom. Despite all of these benefits, many people only walk their dogs intermittently — or not at all — because they

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Dog Backpack Do’s And Don’ts

Have you cut back on walks because the cold and snow is just too much for you and your pup? Winter is a good time of year to consider a doggy backpack. You can maintain the daily exercise challenge your dog needs while reducing the time you both spend in the winter weather. Added weight makes the exercise of a shorter walk more intense, but even an empty backpack can provide a mental challenge. Here are some general do’s and don’ts to get you started with the doggy backpack. DO select a backpack specifically designed for dogs You want a

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Dog Care

10 Essential Summer Tips From Cesar

With record temperatures around the country, it is important to keep your dogs in mind when it comes to keeping cool. Here are Cesar’s Top 10 Tips for beating the summer heat! By Cesar Millan 1) Exercise your dog early in the morning or late at night. Since these are the cooler parts of the day, this will make the walk more comfortable for both you and your dog. I’m a believer in vigorous exercise for healthy dogs, but this is the time of year to back off on exercise intensity. 2) Use doggie boots. You can find these at

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