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Good Dog Etiquette At Park, Beach And Camping

Being a dog owner comes with a certain amount of responsibility. Taking your dog out away from home requires a certain amount of dog etiquette, and each different place carries some different rules that should be followed in order to get along nicely with the other dogs and their owners. Let’s go over a few of the responsibilities of taking your dog to a dog park, camping, or the beach.

Five Important Obedience Commands All Dogs Should Know

Every well-mannered dog should know at least five basic but important dog obedience commands which are: Down, sit, come, heel, and stay. You need to teach your dog these commands 3 to 5 sessions a day with each session lasting 10 to 15 minutes. Short but frequent sessions are preferable to long and tedious ones if you want to maintain your dog’s interest. The following is a brief outline of the basic dog training commands. You may opt for verbal praise or use treats once the dog has performed the desired behavior.

Why Some Dog Trainers Are Not Successful With Their Business

Launching a dog training business can be tempting if you are passionate about dogs. However, becoming a successful dog trainer takes much more than passion and dedication. No matter how good of a trainer you are, these skills will not be enough to make you a successful business owner.

What Agility Training Can Do For You And Your Dog

Getting in shape is a lot harder for you when you are trying to do this on your own. However, what you may not realize is your dog can easily be your best partner at helping you get in shape. The reason you do not realize this is you often do not think of your dog as being able to help you get in shape. To avoid this mistake you should know what the agility training your dog can do is going to do for you and them both.

Using Descretion When Allowing Dogs To Play Rough

Dogs like to play rough sometimes, and while it can seem like they are really going to hurt one another, it usually turns out that they really are playing in a dog sort of way. This is a perfectly normal mode of dogs getting acquainted and learning to communicate with one another.

Tips For Curing Separation Anxiety In Dogs

You arrive home from work to a crazy, spinning, whirlwind of energy. Your dog follows you to your bedroom, where you find that she has chewed up your very expensive pair of shoes. Your next door neighbor comes to complain to you that your dog has once again been driving the neighborhood crazy by howling all day long. If this scenario is familiar, then your dog is probably suffering from separation anxiety.

The Emotional Benefits Of Owning A Dog

Many people strive to be as good of a person as their dog believes that they are. That said, dogs have worked over the last 15,000 years to become man’s best friend. In exchange for love and affection they also give loyalty. That is a lot more than some humans can say. There are many benefits of owning a dog. Here are a few that we’ve collected over the recent years.

8 Pet Care Tips for Dog Owners

Being a dog owner is a real joy. It promises years of pleasure and companionship to owner and dog alike. But it is also a heavy responsibility and a long-term commitment. Below are eight tips on how to care for that “friend” to which you have made such a commitment.

The Key To Caring For A Dog In Winter

If you are wondering about caring for a dog in winter, there is a strong chance that you are keeping him or her outside rather than in the house. While many people advocate keeping dogs indoors as part of the family, there is nothing wrong with keeping your dog outside so long as it has adequate food and shelter. The thing to remember however, is that the definition of adequate will change during the winter months. let’s take a look at a few tips and hints regarding winter care for your favorite pooch.

Teaching Your Dog To Be Friendly With Visitors

While you want your dog to be mindful of intruders and potentially harmful strangers, you still want them to be able to distinguish the difference between them and an unexpected, friendly visitor. Depending on your dog, there can be certain people that can trigger a reaction or anxiety so it is always best to understand the triggers and learn how to work with them so that they can be more comfortable around guests to your home.

Teach Your Dog To Wear A Backpack

Getting a backpack for your dog can be a good thing for him and for you. Backpacks for dogs come in a variety sizes, colors, and configurations, so be sure you get one that fits snugly, but not too tight. You don’t want it rolling around, but you don’t want it too tight either.

Start a Dog Walking Club and Turn Your Walks Into Social Gatherings

Starting a dog walking club is a great way to make turn your daily walk into a social event for both your furry friend, and yourself. Making it a group event can also help ensure you don’t skip days, and that both you and your dog get out and get the exercise you need. If you can make new friends in the mean time, and help socialize your dog, then that is just an added bonus!

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