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Dog Crating Tips and Tricks

Dog Crating Tips and Tricks

If you own a dog, the idea of crating her probably makes you cringe. It’s especially difficult if your dog fights the idea and takes a lot of coaxing to get into the crate. My own dogs are surprisingly okay with being crated for cross-country trips or weekends at my parents when we are out of town. However, it wasn’t easy in the beginning.  My chocolate lab Jake is a howler and let his feeling be known loudly during crate…

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Why Does my Dog Eat Poop

Why Does my Dog Eat Poop

Well, you made it past the title. So, let’s discuss the medical and behavioral reasons your dog is making poop part of his diet, and how you can break the habit. Medical Reasons Believe it or not, there are medical reasons that can trigger this behavior. Keep reading to learn more. Enzyme deficiency. It the wild, your dog’s ancestor had a diet that matched her surroundings. When wolves and wild dogs eat prey, they consume the entire kill, guts and all. Over…

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8 Things Humans Do That Stresses Dogs Out

8 Things Humans Do That Stresses Dogs Out

Our fur-babies are special in our hearts, not quite children that grow up and create their own lives. These amazing creatures are our companions throughout their lives. Often dogs enter as impressionable puppies, and grow and age with us. Each breed is different; each dog within the breed is different as well. Some breeds are a bit more high strung than others, some more intense and determined, some so easy-going and fluid in their attitudes that you’d swear you could…

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No-Stress Guide for Having Pets Around Babies and Kids Safely

No-Stress Guide for Having Pets Around Babies and Kids Safely

Pets can help children socialize and form memories that last a lifetime. However, it’s important to consider pets a part of the family and to be sure that everyone is comfortable when dynamics change. This could include introducing a new pet to children and other pets, bringing home a new baby, or becoming first-time pet parents when you already have children. Let’s take a look at some ways to plan for these scenarios and make sure that you find the…

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Dog Separation Anxiety Solutions and Cures

Dog Separation Anxiety Solutions and Cures

Jane and Sparky When Jane adopted Sparky from the shelter, all she saw was an adorable mixed breed. Sparky was lively, and charming. Up-to-date on shots and a clean bill of health. A perfect dog companion to a working person and family. They knew it would take Sparky time to adjust to his new home. But they hadn’t anticipated the frantic barking to last more than a few minutes. Worse, when Jane returned home from work, Sparky would crawl into…

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