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Can I Take My American Bully To The Dog Park?

Can an American Bully go to the dog park and play with other dogs?

Your American Bully loves to play at home with their family – wouldn’t the dog park be a great place for them to run off some steam?  The answer isn’t a simple yes or no – you’ll need to decide carefully based on a few factors. Dog Parks Aren’t For Everyone Some vets and trainers are totally against dog parks – they think that they cause more harm than good. It’s true that group play can exacerbate behavioral issues and lead to fights, which can cause serious injuries, even death. That said, many dogs play happily at dog parks and[…]Read More…

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Is Your Pet A Lefty Or A Righty?

Is Your Pet A Lefty Or A Righty?

Approximately ten percent of people are left-handed. Left-handedness has been associated with greater creativity, intelligence, and a shorter temper, though research has shown that the preference does not seem to have an effect on personality. Is Your Pet Left-Pawed Or Right-Pawed? Pets can also be right-handed or left-handed. It’s easy to tell if your pet prefers to use their right paw or their left. Simply take note of which paw your pet offers when you ask them to “shake” or “high five.” You can also observe which paw they use first to descend the stairs, and which paw they use[…]Read More…

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My Puppy Is Skittish – How Can I Help Her Relax?

How To Help Your Skittish Puppy #puppytips

Bringing a puppy or dog into your home is exciting. You can’t wait to play with them, take them places, introduce them to your friends and family. But it can be disappointing when your puppy is fearful and doesn’t seem to enjoy new experiences. Behaviors That Indicate Fear It’s important to recognize signs that your puppy is feeling afraid or anxious. Some are obvious, some are not. Here are some ways you can tell: Flattened ears Tail tucked between legs Heavy panting and drooling Raised hackles along their spine Wide eyes Hiding/avoidance Urinating when approached or petted Snapping/aggression Why Some[…]Read More…

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7 Things We Do to Dogs That They Absolutely Hate

We as humans have several ways we show our pets love. Whether it be extra play time each day, a snuggly place to sleep or their favorite treats, we eagerly want to pamper our pets. Unfortunately, there are some actions that we perceive as showing affection which can sometimes turn Fido off; he’s just too polite to say so. Check out the 7 things we do to dogs that they absolutely hate. You will be surprised. # 1. Over Exuberant Hugging Although your canine companion may tolerate hugs from you, he may not be so receptive to those tight squeezes[…]Read More…

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Independence Day And Your Pets: What You Need To Know Before July 4th

What You Need To Know Before #julyfourth when you have #pets

The best day of the summer is right around the corner. But before you fire up that grill, think of how your pets will be celebrating this Independence Day. Are you going to have a party? Leaving home to see the fireworks? Whether you’ll be home or not, you need to make plans for your pets, too. Your Pre-Fourth To-Do List Check your pets’ tags and microchips. Your address and phone number should be up-to-date. Many humane societies are offering discounted microchipping this time of year. Create a safe space where your pets can hide. Create a hideaway in the corner[…]Read More…

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How To Stop Your Dog From Chasing Chickens And Other Livestock

How To Stop Your Dog From Chasing Chickens and Livestock

Whether you raise chickens for a living or as pets, it’s extremely frustrating when your dog simply can’t stop chasing them. Your dog might just ruffle a few feathers, or may already be killing hens for sport. Either way, it’s a dangerous behavior that has to be stopped. Before You Get That Dog If you don’t already have a dog, you can start fresh with a working breed puppy with no history of chicken-chasing. If you get your puppy from a breeder who breeds working farm dogs, you can get a puppy that has been bred for working around chickens without[…]Read More…

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How To Get Your Dog To Poop Outside Every Time

How to potty train your dog so they poop outside every time - make your dog poop faster, eliminate night accidents and get your dog fully housetrained.

Yet again, you just narrowly missed stepping in a log of dog poop inside your own home. Your dog may be great at peeing outside, but #2 is a different story. Use these tips to break the habit and get your dog 100% potty trained. Know Your Dog’s Poop Schedule A dog has a short digestive tract compared to a human. They need to poop only 10-30 minutes after each meal. If you free-feed, or leave your dog’s bowl full of food for them to graze on throughout the day, they won’t have regular, predictable poops. Feed a puppy 3[…]Read More…

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Why Do Dogs Lick Us?

Why Do Dogs Lick Us? What Dogs Are Trying To Say With Kisses

What do you love most about dogs? That waggy tail? That cold, wet nose? Maybe you love those happy, sloppy licks that seem to say, “I love you!” But is a lick really a kiss? What is your dog really trying to tell you when they give you a smattering of wet kisses? One Lick Leads To Another Dogs, like most creatures, will continue to do something if they find the result is rewarding. That’s why it’s so easy to help them learn to perform tricks and to redirect undesirable behavior. When your dog licks you, you might return their[…]Read More…

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How Dogs Learn: Teaching Your Dog So She Understands

How Dogs Learn: Teaching Your Dog So She Understands

Just recently, researchers have started training dogs to lie motionless in fMRI machines to get an inside view of how their brains really work. These studies have had fascinating results, though they prove what many of us dog lovers have known all along: that dogs have an amazing capacity to learn to complete tasks and understand language. What we are continuously learning about dogs can help us teach them in ways that they better understand for faster, more efficient training that is also comfortable and enjoyable for the dog. Dogs Are Perceptive To Words And Tone The Department of Ethology and[…]Read More…

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5 Possible Reasons Why Dog Eats Poop and How to Stop It

The consumption of feces, Coprophagia, is probably one of the grossest things you seen your dog do. If you own a dog or ever had a dog, you should know that this is one of the most hideous crimes your pooch can commit. Imagine you strolling in a park with your dog and all of a sudden it sniffs something on the ground and starts licking it. Later you realize that was poop it licked and you can’t help but exclaim with a remark “OMG disgusting”! I am sure most of you have experienced this situation. I know I have[…]Read More…

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Interview With Cesar Millan – The Dog Whisperer

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you a video interview of Cesar Millan aka The Dog Whisperer. Cesar is a popular Dog expert and a television host. He worked with Dog Rehabilitation for many years. He had his own TV show for 9 plus years that has been broadcasted in more than 80 countries. He also has bestselling books to add to his repertoire. My goal in rehabilitating dogs and training people is to create balanced relationships between humans and canines says Cesar but some of the techniques he used has been controversial and drawn a quite a[…]Read More…

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Dog Behavior: Maybe Your Dog’s Tail Has Its Own Tale To Tell.

When we see a dog wag its tail, we tend to think that the dog is happy and excited. Well, the wag of the dog’s tail may mean a lot more than that. For common eyes the way dogs wag their tail may look the same every time. However, with careful observations, you might see subtle differences. These differences depend on the dog’s surroundings and alteration of their moods. These subtle differences in wagging of the tail were discovered by researchers not too long ago. When a dog sees something positive like treats or familiar dogs or people, it tends[…]Read More…

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The Scoop On Keeping Dogs As Pets

Dogs are the most popular pet in the world. They are not only highly social and intelligent but also very loyal and devoted. Dogs <Canis familiaris> are exceptional as pets. First domesticated from gray wolves at least 17,000 years ago, their history dates back to about 150,000 years based on DNA evidence and genetic fossil records. After they were first domesticated, hundreds of different dog breeds have emerged with great variations from behaviors, size and shapes to colors and patterns. Dogs are loving, playful, friendly and ideal companion to humans. They protect their turf and the owners. In fact, they[…]Read More…