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10 Things You Should Know About Dogs

Quite often I meet people who are getting their first dog and really have no idea what a dog needs or wants. This is a list of things that you should know about dogs.
If you will follow these simple steps with your dog you will find that having a dog can be a great and rewarding experience.
Dogs have a way of making us healthier and happier than we would be without a dog.

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5 Reasons Why Dogs End Up In Shelters Bonus

All over the world today, more dogs are finding themselves in shelters. People are increasingly getting rid of their best friends. There are hundreds or even thousands of dogs going to shelters every year because of their guardians either being unwilling or unable to care for them anymore. Statistics show that approximately a quarter of the dogs in shelters have behavioral problems while another quarter are simply unwanted. The remainder are given out for domestic or other reasons.

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Bonus Post: Keep Your Dog Safe When Driving

Maybe you have seen the person driving with a dog in their lap or with its head out the driver’s side window. This is very dangerous and is simply an accident waiting to happen. Let’s discuss some things you could and should do to keep you as well as your dog safe and secure when riding in a car.

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Why The Down Exercise Is So Important?

The down exercise is probably the most important exercise you can teach your dog for several different reasons. It is the exercise that when your dog is twenty feet away, you say down and your dog drops to the floor without you doing anything else is the day that your dog says you are the master.

Now please do not confuse the “down” exercise with the “off” command. Down means to immediately lay on the ground where the off commands means to get off whatever it is on.

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Rules Are Good For Your Dog

Rules are good for your dog just like rules are good for your kids. We all like to know what the rules are up front and what we are allowed to do and what we aren’t allowed to do. There is nothing worse than doing something and then finding out it’s against the rules. So let’s share those rules with your dog from the very beginning.

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7 Tips to Make Your Dog Walk More Enjoyable

Getting out and going for a walk is not only good for your health but it’s also a great way to enjoy spending time with your dog. In this article I want to give you a few tips on how to make that walk safer and more enjoyable.

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6 Tips To Minimize Dog Aggression

Dog aggression is a serious and unfortunately very common problem. While extreme cases should be handled by a professional, dog owners can try these six tips to begin to address their dog’s aggression towards other dogs.

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