Dogs

13 Practical Ways to Train Aggressive Dogs

Unwanted canine behavior in the United States kills dogs at three times the rate that they die from cancer. A snarling, growling, or biting dog stands a serious chance of losing his life, and it often hardly matters what happened to the dog to provoke such a response. Our society…

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18 [Agonizing] Days Without My Dog

I am convinced that the phone sounds different when there is bad news on the other end. It’s as if the pitch of the ring shifts ever so slightly. My husband’s picture flashed across the screen.Somehow I already knew this was not an “I’m thinking about you,” or “how’s your…

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Amazing 12 Steps of Learning Dogs Language to Handle Pets

It has always been my aim to empower dog owners with the necessary tools to work effectively with and understand their beloved pets. The mission of this post is not so much to show owners what to do but to open a line of communication between dog and person. Along…

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Breathtaking First 12 Months of a [Better] Bulldog Puppy

The Littermate Congratulations on selecting a Bulldog to join your family! Even before your puppy is born, hundreds of outside factors influence her future health and happiness. In this post, we follow a litter’s physical and mental development from birth through the first 8 weeks. You learn how the mother…

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10 Awesome (Emerging) Trends of Ancestral Canine Diet

There is no way of knowing for sure exactly what constituted the diet of the ancestors of the modern, domesticated dog. And, of course, depending on the natural environment (geography and climate) in which they lived, it may have varied considerably. However, there has been a lot of research done on this subject and we do know quite a bit about the diets of the dog’s closest wild relatives such as the wolf, coyote, and fox. One thing that we are quite sure of is that dogs were hunters and scavengers, their diet consisting largely of meat (including some fish)…

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Actionable 18 Steps to Treating Separation Anxiety

Siam Sam was a scrawny street dog living in Thailand during “The Great Bangkok Flood of 2011.” He and two other dogs were found on the second floor of an abandoned building seeking refuge from rising flood waters. The province had been declared a disaster zone, all the local people evacuated. The already ten-foot water levels were rising daily. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of animals had died and the survivors were facing death by drowning, starvation and disease. But this was Sam’s lucky day: he and his two dog friends were spotted peering out the second story window by an animal…

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Intelligent Choice of the Right Pet Dog (A Case Study)

Purebred dogs are found in an impressive variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and personalities. Some breeds are old, others are new, and all have been molded over time to serve humanity in some capacity. Thus we have hunters, guards, trackers, shepherds, sled dogs, and above all, companions. We have energetic dogs, sedate dogs, extroverted dogs, and those that prefer the fellowship of one or a few familiar faces. Choosing the purebred dog that’s right for you requires some work. There is no substitute for making a careful study of each breed’s characteristics and narrowing down the field until you are…

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12 Amazing (Insider) ways of Handling Reactive Dogs

I have been both an owner and a trainer of reactive dogs. Many of you may know me from reading Click to Calm, a book written in tribute to my dog, Ben. For those of you unfamiliar with his story, Ben was a dog so reactive to other dogs that over-threshold encounters with triggers resulted in his barking, lunging, and even vomiting from the stress. Life with Ben taught me many lessons and made me a better trainer. While I knew he changed my own life in ways both profound and unexpected, little did I know that Ben’s story and…

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Astounding Ways of Knowing Your Bull Terriers (Fast)

The History of the Breed: Attacks upon the advancing Roman legions by savage packs of huge and ferocious dogs, set on them by the ancient battling tribes defending the British Isles, would certainly have made a considerable impression on the Romans. Where had these dogs come from? And who could possibly have predicted their influence on many future breeds of dog in the world today? One such breed of dog, with a fascinating and indeed often immensely cruel history, is the magnificent Staffordshire Bull Terrier. For many years before the Romans invaded Ancient Britain the boats of the Phoenicians had…

Comprehensive [40] Ways To Delightful Healthy Pets

Before We Start The word patient is used to signify the animals being treated. Clients are the humans who bring patients in to vet clinics—they are also called owners or the mom and dad of the pet. The current trend to denote owner with the word guardian is laudable. While…

101 Practical Tips to Heal Your Pet

Food Is Medicine – Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle for Pets A well-balanced diet is paramount for keeping our pets healthy, because good nutrition means more vital years for them. If we can create as natural a diet as possible for our cats and dogs – one that is very close…

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Know your Horse in 9 Practical Ways

As I read through the pages of this post, the wisdom of the proverb ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ came to mind. The basic premise upon which this post is written is that many unsoundness issues of horses have an insidious onset involving a developmental…

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[DIY] 12 Ways of Care for Pet Bearded Dragon

Attractive appearance, moderate size, a naturally tame demeanor, and a high level of personality (by reptilian standards) have made the inland bearded dragon one of the all-time favorite lizard pets. Compared to many other reptiles, bearded dragons are relatively hardy and easy to keep. However, being ectotherms (cold-blooded), they have…