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A REVIEW OF NEW DOG WHISPER BOOK:
Many of you may know Mr. Millan as the Dog Whisperer from the National Geographic television show. Although many of the popular dog trainers are not well regarded among dog business professionals, Mr. Millan is the real deal.
SHOULD ALL DOGS TAKE SUPPLEMENTS?:
It depends largely on what you feed them. Here are some things to consider.
SUMMER FOR THE BIRDS ACCORDING TO DOGS:
Summer can be a fun time for dogs and their owners alike, but many dogs would prefer to skip the fireworks activities around the Fourth of July. Not to mention all the summer thunderstorms. Here's how to help.
CAT FURNITURE BUYER'S GUIDE:
Cats love to hide and scratch their nails. Here's the right type of furniture your feline will need to feel happy and safe. And protect your home furniture in the process.
TEACH YOUR DOG TO ELIMINATE ON COMMAND:
Learning and using this command with your dog is probably more useful than you realize. Here's how to learn it and use it.
ADOPTION TIPS I LEARNED FROM MY DOGS:
Thinking about adopting a dog? Here are seven tips for a successful adoption.
AROMATHERAPY FOR DOGS:
Aromatherapy can provide immediate, profound and long lasting results on an animalís overall health and well being. Here are some recipes you should know about.
WHICH IS BEST: WET OR DRY DOG FOODS?:
Dogs may prefer wet food but dry dog food is better for their teeth. Learn why we recommend the best of both worlds.
STOP YOUR DOG FROM CONSTANT LICKING:
Here are five of the most common reasons why your dog might be incessantly licking himself and the solutions to correcting the habit.
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO WAIT:
As we all know, it doesn't take long for a dog to become
restless and bored! That is why the WAIT command is so
difficult to teach! Here is an easy way to train your dog to
obey the WAIT command.
8 WAYS TO CONTROL FLEAS:
There are numerous products that will kill adult fleas on your
dog. However, they vary in the duration of their effects. Here are some solutions.
THE INS AND OUTS OF CLICKER TRAINING:
Everything you ever wanted to know about clicker training but was afraid to ask. From Karen Pryor, the woman who literally wrote the book!
WHY DOGS EAT FECES AND HOW TO STOP IT:
For reasons that are still fairly unknown to veterinarians and scientists, some dogs seem unable to resist the tasty treat of their own or another animalís feces. Whatever the reason, here's how to stop it.
PUPPY TRAINING TIPS:
Three important tips to keep in mind when training your puppy or dog.
NON-SHEDDING DOG BREEDS:
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a dog that
doesnít shed at all. But there are some breeds that shed less than others!
PARVOVIRUS AND YOUR DOG:
Parvovirus (commonly called Parvo) is a potentially deadly viral disease that affects dogs. Here's what to look for and how to treat it.
SIX WAYS YOUR DOG CAN SAVE YOUR HEART:
Science has finally caught up with what dog lovers have known for years --- that having a dog is great for your health. Here are six ways science has proven that living with a dog promotes better heart health.
HOW TO TRAIN AN ABUSED DOG:
Many people whoíve adopted older dogs, especially stray dogs or dogs from the animal shelter, assume that their dog has been abused in the past. So, how do you train an abused dog? Here's some tips that will help.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS EXPLAINED:
No, Omega 3, 6 and 9s are not some kind of Greek alphabet soup. They're components to the essential fatty acids that are essential to your dog's health. Here's why.
CREATIVE DOG TOYS ALLEVIATE BOREDOM:
The old adage that a tired dog is a happy dog is all too true. And even more to the point, you could say that a mentally stimulated dog is a well-behaved dog. Here are some creative toys to help keep Fido stimulated and out of trouble.
10 TIPS FOR HASSLE-FREE PET TRAVEL:
In the United States alone, over 60 million households have one or more pets. Pet owners in 15 million of those households travel with their pet, and the majority stay in pet-friendly lodging. Fortunately, pet friendly hotels, condos and vacation home rentals do exist. If you will be traveling with your pet, here are some pet friendly tips to remember for safe and trouble-free travel.
TRAIN YOUR DOG TO SIT:
This is the number one command to teach your dog. All other obedience training will come from the successful training of this essential command.
FINDING THE RIGHT OBEDIENCE INSTRUCTOR:
Before you plunk down your hard earned cash, make sure you use this helpful checklist to evaluate your dog's potential obedience intstructor.
PET INSURANCE TRUST FUNDS:
While you may be planning to outlive your pets, what if something were to happen to you? Would Fido and Fluffy be provided for in the event of your untimley death or if you became incapacitated? Here's how you can insure that your pets get the proper care in the event that you're not able to give it to them.
PET PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS:
If you have ever tried to take a picture of your dog, you will
realize how hard it is to capture the pups full personality and beauty in a photograph. Here's how to do it like a pro.
BECOME A PETSITTER:
More and more families are opting to hire pet sitters instead of
getting family or friends to care for animals while they're gone. People are finding that pet sitting is easier and more affordable than they thought, and pet sitting businesses are reaping the
HOW TO HELP YOUR DOG WITH FOOD ALLERGIES:
Is your dog itching, scratching and foot licking? It may be from food allergies. Here are some tips to help stop the discomfort
HOW TO STOP NUISANCE BARKING:
While it's true that birds have to fly and dogs have to bark, when is your dog's barking too much and how can you get it under control?
VETERINARY ALLERGY SECRETS REVEALED :
Some home remedy tips for dealing with skin allergies in your pet.
ADDING A SECOND DOG TO THE FAMILY?:
Is it twice the fun or double trouble? Some things to keep in mind before taking the plunge.
PET INSURANCE - IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?:
What can you do if your pet has a serious illness or accident? How can you pay the bills? It's no cheaper for your dog to get medical treatment than it is for you. Pet insurance may be the answer.
CEDAR DOG HOUSE REVIEWED:
We take a look at a good quality dog house that will last for the life of your dog.
MEET LAIKA THE ROCKET DOG:
Some call her a hero but I see Laika as more of an unwilling participant who made the ultimate sacrifice during the early days of the US-Soviet Space Race.
ONE MEAL PER DAY KEEPS THE VET AWAY:
Once-a-day? Twice-a-day? Free-feed? Ask around and youíll hear lots of different opinions on the optimal feeding schedule for your dog or cat. So what is the correct answer?
HIKING WITH YOUR DOG ON FEDERAL LAND:
If you enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors with Rover, you know that your dog is not always welcome. Learn where you CAN and CAN'T hike with your dog within National Parks and other Federally run lands throughout the US.
TRAINING YOUR NEW PUPPY: It is important to start training your new puppy as soon as you bring her home. The quickest and easiest way to train your puppy is to rely on her natural instincts and behavior. Here's how.
FLAT FACED DOGS PRESENT UNIQUE HEALTH PROBLEMS: If you own a Brussels Griffon, Cavalier
King Charles Spaniel, Japanese Chin,
Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu, or Yorkshire
Terrier, you should understand the
term brachycephalic and how it relates to your dog's breathing.
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RESCUE GROUPS: Over the past decade, breed rescue groups have become a major force in dog adoptions.
But watch out for scams. Some wholesale breeders and brokers who can't meet federal and state laws advertise themselves as "rescue" organizations.
HOMEOWNER POLICIES BANNING BREEDS: Owners of Akitas, Pit Bulls, Bull Terriers,
German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Dobermans and
other breeds are increasingly being
forced to choose between keeping their dog
and getting homeowner's insurance. Compare insurance companies here.
GETTING A DIVORCE?: With the stress you're under and all the issues you must
deal with, a valuable member of your family is neglected.
Your pet. You still provide the basic necessities, but you
probably don't realize that divorce affects them as well.
Here's how to help each other cope.
PREVENTING CAR SICKNESS: The first thing to realize when dealing with car sickness is that in 95 percent of cases it is stress related and not motion related. Here's how to make Rover love roving.
KIDS & DOGS: It's a combination that at it's best can be the stuff of childhood dreams. At it's worst, it can be a source of heartache and even injury. Learn how to keep your baby and dog happy toegether.
STOP YOUR PUPPY FROM BITING: It's a normal part of puppyhood but you can easily teach your new pup to stop this annoying behavior. Afterall, those sharp little needle teeth hurt!
STOP YOUR DOG FROM DIGGING: If your dog likes to dig, you know that it can be a hard habit to break. It is, in fact, instinctual. Not only is garden digging extremely annoying, but also it can endanger your dog's health. Here's how to handle it.