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Get Healthy With Your Dogs Help

You’re probably asking how can my dog help make me healthy.  Simply put he can get you off the couch and outside for a long walk or an afternoon of throwing a ball or a toy for retrieval games. I think that everybody knows that it is a proven well documented fact that people who […]

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Dog Training Can Start When Your Puppy Is Young

Almost on a daily basis I am asked when can a puppy start being trained. Well that actually depends on what type of training you’re talking about, if you are talking about formal obedience training or if you’re talking about potty training.

When can you start potty training? Potty training is something that should start immediately when you bring your puppy home. This is also the perfect time to teach your puppy not to chew on your personal belongings.

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5 Warning Signs About Using To Many Dog Treats

If you have a dog you probably have some dog treats laying around. In fact some of my clients have so many dog treats that the dog really doesn’t need dog food because it is eating treats all day long. Giving your dog too many dog treats can cause all types of problems and here are some of the warning signs.

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5 Different Ways To Exercise Your Dog

Is your dog overweight? Are you overweight? Do you and your dog need some good exercise? Well here are five different ways that you can help your dog exercise and at the same time help you as well. Exercise is something that is required for man and beast so why not do it together.

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Can Dogs learn from each other?

Quite often I have clients ask if their new dog will learn from their old dog and the answer is Yes, maybe, sometimes. But the really important question is whether the new puppy will learn good things or if it will simply learn the bad habits from the old dog.

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Conflicting Information From Dog Trainers

Conflicting Information From Dog Trainers
Confused Yes, if you have spoken to more than one dog trainer or even read more than one dog training book then you are probably completely confused. Why is there so much conflicting information? This article will hopefully answer that question.

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Choosing a Great Dog From a Shelter

If you and your family have decided to get a new dog, selecting one from the local shelter is an excellent way to find the right dog for you.  There are however a few things that you should be aware of and watch out for when selecting that pound puppy/dog. Whether you are looking for […]

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Are You Practicing Good Dog Owner Etiquette?

As a dog owner it is very important that you practice good doggy manners. What does that mean you ask? This article is going to point out some things that are important for you to be a good dog owner and to show good doggy etiquette.

There are several things that you should be doing to show that you are a courteous dog owner. This is just four different ones that I see being abused the most.

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Make Dog Training A Family Affair

When beginning obedience training there is quite often one request from my client. They want the dog to be able to work for all members of the family including mom, dad as well as the kids. I always explain that it is a very reasonable request and after the dog is trained we will teach the entire family how to work with the trained dog.

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