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Choosing The Right Leash And Collar

The leash and collar is one of the most important tools you have. In most places, it’s even required by law when your dog is outside. But there are many different types of collars, and the options can be overwhelming. How do you choose the right one for your dog? And how do you best use it to gain control on the walk? Simple leash and collar If you don’t have issues on the walk, this can be a great tool. It allows you to keep your balanced dog safely by your side and out of harm’s way. I recommend

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Dog Care

How To Meet A Timid Dog

In “The Language of Dogs,” volume two of Cesar’s Essentials of Dog Behavior video series,  Cesar comes to the rescue of Alex and Barret, whose dog Lucy is afraid of everything that isn’t them. Continuing where his “Socialization” DVD left off, Cesar shares his wisdom to teach us how dogs communicate with each other and how we can communicate with them in a way they will understand. Do we really understand what dogs are “saying?” And, if not, how can we bridge the gap between them and us? Only by truly understanding the language of dogs will we be able to

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All About Dogs

People Training For Training Leads

Whether you prefer the simplicity of Cesar’s colorful nylon training leads or need the advanced assistance of the Pack Leader Collar, the principles behind both are the same. Watch now as trainer and Dog Psychology Center Director Jennifer Gray shows Andre Millan the ropes when it comes to using slip-leads. Which collar do you use for walking your dog? Like 0

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All About Dogs

6 Steps To Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

Teaching your dog how to fetch seems like it should be one of those things that’s so simple it requires no real thought or effort. After all, dogs love both playing and pleasing their humans, and fetch involves both of these things — you should just be able to do it, right? Short answer: nope. While there are some dogs that just seem to intrinsically understand the game and will automatically chase and retrieve whatever object you use the first time you try, most do not. Either they sit and stare at you, wondering why you would choose to throw

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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 Training

Training Your Dog To Wear A Muzzle

One of the most humane tools that you can use to train your dog is a muzzle, because it will help to manage their behavior while protecting them, you, and others. Of course, in order to actually use a muzzle on your dog, you have to get them to accept it, and that, in itself, takes training. How do you do it? Teaching your dog to wear a muzzle isn’t as tough as it seems, but you need to practice patience and consistency, and work to make your pup associate it with positive things, such as affection or treats. For

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All About Dogs

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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