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How to Use Distraction Proofing in Your Dog Training

An important part of dog training involves a step called distraction proofing, which reinforces the commands and behaviors that a dog has learned by making sure they are able to follow through even when distractions are present. Some trainers view this as the final phase of training, while others integrate it in with the rest […]

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5 Tips For Training Your Golden Retriever

Question of the day: Do you think your puppy might like a “tuggotoy“? Golden Retrievers were originally bred in the Scottish Highlands as hunting dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are now the third most popular breed in the United States. These dogs are smart, lively, affectionate and highly adaptable. They can […]

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How to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

Birthday parties are fun. It’s the day your coming into the world is celebrated. The birthday celebration includes special foods, songs, a cake and attractively wrapped gifts. When we think of friends and family, we think of people. What if your loved one is a dog? A dog is a member of the family too, […]

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Training Tips For Your Boxer Puppy

The sixth most popular breed in the United States is boxers because they are known to be the most intelligent and trustworthy. When owners get their boxer puppies, training should begin immediately. Despite their menacing appearances, this breed has some interesting traits making them simple to care for and family favorites. Training Tip #1: Know […]

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Are You Ready for a Dog?

Are You Ready for a Dog? It’s very easy to get broody for a new puppy, but rushing into buying a dog can be a huge mistake. It’s vital that you take the time to work out if you can provide a dog with the care and attention they need. Dog ownership is a long […]

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4 DIY Pet Help Websites And Communities

Animal lovers reading this know that a pet is part of the family. You love them, care for them, have fun with them, build memories with them…just like you would any other person within your home. But sometimes they get sick, and more effort has to be put in to let them regain their health. […]

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A Great Memorial for Your Pet

This review is about JewelryKeepsakes.com, a site with some wonderful keepsakes to memorialize your pet. As I’m sure you are aware, the universe has played a very nasty trick on us pet lovers. Our lifespans, and the lifespan of our pets, are not in sync – sometimes not even close. It’s something we know and […]

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How to Become a Dog Groomer

There are some wonderful careers that involve being close to animals, from working as a Zoo keeper to helping out in boarding kennels. If you love dogs then you might want to consider a job that means you work with them as a dog groomer. There are accredited courses which have been developed by the […]

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Well-Trained Golden Retrievers

Well-Trained Golden Retrievers With their golden coats and cheerful nature, trained golden retrievers make fantastic pets. Golden retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, because they are beautiful, friendly, and intelligent. That intelligence means that they can be highly trained. You could, of course, train them yourself–but getting a […]

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Top Dog Exercises: How to Keep Your Pup to Top Shape

Just like their owners, dogs face a series of increased health risks if they do not maintain a healthy weight and stay in shape. For this reason, dog owners have a responsibility to make sure that their pet gets plenty of indoor and outdoor activity to help manage their weight and stay fit and trim. […]

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