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What You Need To Know About Dog Cancer

Cancer. Even the word is terrifying. It causes images of loved ones slowly wasting away while going through seemingly endless rounds of treatment, tempered only by the hope of recovery. From portrayals in popular media and possibly even through witnessing it in our own friends and family members, we have a pretty good idea about what cancer looks like in people — but what about dogs? That’s right. As horrible as it is to think about, your furry, four-legged companion can potentially suffer from cancer just like you can. In order to help prevent cancer in dogs and catch it

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Food Aggression And What To Do About It

  When a dog shows aggression to protect his food, it can be a serious issue. Not only is there the danger of other dogs or humans in the house being bitten, but over time it can lead to the dog becoming possessive over everything. What is Food Aggression? Food aggression is a form of resource guarding in which a dog becomes very defensive when eating, using threats to force others away. It can be directed towards other animals, humans, or both. The behavior can also extend to treats. There are three degrees of food aggression: Mild: the dog growls

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Safe Ways To Transport Your Dog In Your Car

Most people likely have little idea what the actual rules are regulating pet travel in cars, but most states have some kind of law — or laws — on the books: New Jersey police can stop and fine anyone they determine to be incorrectly transporting a pet in a car. How much? The fines start at $250 and go as high as $1,000. Hawaii law directly states that you can’t drive with a dog on your lap. At least 14 states and many local jurisdictions have laws against leaving pets unattended in a vehicle. And in almost every state, if

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The Truth About Service Dogs

Many Pack Leaders wonder about the requirements necessary to register a dog as a service animal. But did you know that the Federal law regulating service animals doesn’t require registration with any organization? In fact, the documents provided by many online organizations claiming to register service dogs are not recognized under Federal law. That law also doesn’t require any particular organization or professional to train a service dog. What this means is that you can train your own dog to perform necessary tasks to help with your disability and — voilà! — your dog is a service dog. Defining a

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Answering My Fans Questions

It’s still not physically possible to visit each and every one of you, but technology does make something else possible, which is what I’ll be doing in this week’s message. Thanks to the internet, smart phones, and my web team, I’m taking this opportunity to look at some of the many questions you’ve asked me through Facebook, Twitter, other social media, and email, and answer a few that I hear all the time. Again, I can’t answer all of them because I get thousands of comments, tweets, and emails every day, but I can answer some of them, and I’ll

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Exercising Senior Dogs

I get lot of questions about how the fulfillment formula – Exercise, Discipline, then Affection – changes as dogs age and don’t require as much physical activity and energy draining. Here are some tips to keep in mind as your dog enters his senior years. I always stress how important it is to get a dog that fits your energy level and lifestyle, but at some point, even the highest energy dogs that are in great health will slow down as they enter their senior years. Nothing is more important than prevention, so it’s important that throughout your dog’s life,

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Top 10 Pack Hacks

Being a pack leader is endlessly rewarding, but dog care still comes with its fair share of troublesome responsibilities. You know, the things you just dread dealing with — from pet hair to housebreaking accidents. Here are our ten favorite quick tricks that can save you time and hassle with dog-related responsibilities. Store dry kibble in a new, plastic trash bin Sick of hefting that gigantic bag every time you need to fill your dog’s bowl? Just do it once: fill up a trash bin and place it near your dog’s feeding area. The containers are air-tight, so they’ll also

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5 Ways To Make The Walk More Interesting

Dogs need walks. Walks provide them with exercise, help you assert your position as Pack Leader, and bring some fun to the day for both of you. But what do you do when that fun fades and you and your dog seem to just be going through the motions, bored and waiting for the walk to be over so you can go back home? It doesn’t have to be this way, and we’ve come up with five dog-walk tips designed to alleviate boredom for both you and your pup. Take the road less traveled Lots of dog lovers come up

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Secrets To Housebreaking Adult Dogs

  When most people think about housebreaking a dog, they imagine an adorable little scamp that fits in the palm of their hand and plays with toys all day — in other words, a puppy. But what if you have an older dog that isn’t housebroken because she’s a rescue? The rules for training adult dogs can be a bit different. First and foremost, you want to determine two things: The issue isn’t due to a medical problem. The soiling isn’t a behavioral issue. If you discover that the issue is related to either of those things, there are specific

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The Best Dogs For Kids

Your human little one really, really wants a dog, and you think it’s finally time. But what kind of dog should you get? Does it matter? Should you just let your kid pick out whatever dog she likes? Are smaller dogs safer because they can’t do as much damage? Popular culture has taught us that dogs and children go together like peanut butter and jelly, but unfortunately, this isn’t always true. Little dogs can actually be a bad choice because kids look at them as toys… and injuries often follow. Big dogs can be a bad choice because, well, they’re

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