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  • Would you like your dog to be more responsive to you?

    Here are some tactics to help your dog understand what you want and don’t want from her and avoid confusion:
    Remain calm:  Yelling, using lots of words or commands, too much body movement will excite your dog and confuse your message.
  • How to establish a loving and respectful relationship with your dog

    How to establish a loving and respectful relationship with your dog

    Your dog is happy and relaxed when she feels safe and secure. Safety is more than a fenced yard and leashed walks. She must feel that her family (pack) is strong and will provide the needs of survival. If she feels that this leadership is missing, she will stress and make up her own rules.
    So, how do we achieve this sense of security so our dogs trust our decisions and heed our requests?
    How do we make sure they trust us enough and understand us to do whatever it takes to follow our rules?
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  • Understanding Rabies

    Rabies may seem like a rare disease, and thanks to vaccinations it certainly occurs far less frequently in the pet population than it did years ago, but it’s a very serious disease that dog owners should be aware of. Here’s what you need to know about rabies to keep your pet safe.
    Rabies is a viral disease that’s spread through the saliva of an infected animal bite. Dogs aren’t the only carriers of the disease, though they are among the most common. Skunks, bats, foxes, and coyotes are also common rabies carriers.
  • Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

    Dog parks can be a fun place to socialize your pooch and enjoy some time outdoors together. However, if your dog isn’t used to being around other dogs, does not enjoy being around other dogs or if your park is always very busy, it can be overwhelming for your pet. Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe and happy at your local dog park.

    Short visits when it’s not busy

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  • Tips for Back-to-School for Families with Dogs

    You may be looking forward to back-to-school time, but there’s a good chance that your dog isn’t so thrilled about it. After a summer filled with fun and attention from your child, your dog could feel lonely and bored when it’s time to head back to school. Here are some tips to help your pet with the back-to-school blues.

    Address anxiety early

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  • Follow These Tips for Taking Your Dog to Work

    If you’re lucky enough to work for an employer who allows you to bring your dog to work, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity. After all, studies have shown that dogs in the workplace can be great for business! However, there are some things you should keep in mind before you bring your canine companion into your workplace.

    Know your dog’s personality. Not all dogs are suitable for the workplace, especially those that are hyperactive, nervous, or aggressive. If she isn’t comfortable around other people, you should probably leave her at home.

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  • What Makes a Great Dog Owner

    You profess your love for your pet, but are you really a great pet owner? Here are some things that make good people great dog owners. But don’t take our word for it--ask your dog how you’re doing, too!

    Great dog owners:

    Spay and neuter their pets-- Neutered/spayed dogs typically live longer, healthier lives, are easier to focus and train, and will not birth unwanted dogs.

    Clean up after their dogs—pick up and properly dispose of any dog feces your pup leaves behind.

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  • Learn How to Speak Dog

    Learn how to speak dog with these tips from your dog. 

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  • What to Consider Before Getting a Second Dog

    Are you ready to get a second dog? Make sure you check out our SlideShare on the Pros & Cons of getting a second before you make a big commitment. 

     

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  • Ticks and Dogs - What You Need to Know

    Ticks are bad news for people and pets, but it’s hard to avoid them if your dog spends lots of time outdoors. Regularly checking your pet (and yourself) after spending time outdoors can help reduce the likelihood of a tick bite and the potential for Lyme disease. Here are some things you need to know about ticks and your dog so you can keep your pet safe from harm.

    Lyme disease can be deadly in dogs

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