Dogs

Are you tired of just teaching your dog tricks? Do you want to understand what your furry friend is thinking? Dog buttons have become a popular way to bridge the communication gap between humans and their canine best friends. In case you’re new to trending devices, these innovative tools are recordable buttons programmed with words
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Originating from Switzerland, the Bernese Mountain Dog was brought to the United States in the 1920s for farm work. However, they have now transitioned over time to being beloved family pets. With their distinctive medium-to long-haired double coats, a Bernese Mountain Dog necessitates high maintenance, including regular grooming, to manage their heavy shedding, especially during
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Owning a Cocker Spaniel is a furry friendship, but be prepared to invest some time in their coat. Daily brushing is a must to manage their shedding and prevent matting. Cocker Spaniels are not easy to maintain when compared to other breeds since they require extensive, sometimes expensive grooming. Is it easy to maintain a
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Toy Poodles are a very popular dog breed due to their intelligence, friendly nature, and hypoallergenic coats. However, their unique coat comes with its own set of maintenance requirements. Many potential dog owners wonder whether these petite pooches are high maintenance and how frequently they require grooming. Understanding the specific care and maintenance needs of
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Regardless of their color variation, Golden Retrievers are characterized by a double coat comprising a thick undercoat of short hair beneath a layer of longer hair. This double coat predisposes them to substantial shedding. Consequently, regular grooming is essential to maintain the health and appearance of Golden Retrievers’ coats.  How often should Golden Retrievers be
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A heartbreaking incident at a Las Vegas grooming salon has left a dog owner devastated. The owner claims her beloved dog was paralyzed at the salon. Following this, she had no choice but to euthanize her pet. Groomer allegedly paralyzed Maltese-Yorkie mix dog After a visit to Lucky’s Pet Grooming and Boutique in Las Vegas,
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January marked the official start of National Train Your Dog Month, but you can teach easy dog tricks at any time of year. We all love our pets, but sometimes it can feel like your dog is incapable of learning any easy dog tricks. While it may feel impossible at times, with the right techniques and the
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Lost Dog Syndrome — sometimes also called Missing Dog Syndrome — refers to a dog’s behavior after they have gone missing. Oftentimes, canines who’ve been missing from their homes for a few days or weeks may display specific mannerisms or respond unusually. If your pet has been gone for a prolonged time, they may have
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A Leeds-based couple, Nicole Jackson and Jamal Birch, are defying stigmas and making a bold statement by openly inviting banned breeds, like the American XL Bully, to their dog grooming business. Recognizing that all pets — regardless of their breed — deserve love, care, and attention, they are set on providing a positive grooming experience
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If you’re someone who’s even mildly interested in the supernatural and you own a dog, then you must have wondered if your dog can see ghosts. The answer to the question “Can dogs see ghosts?” is not straightforward. That is so because, simply put, there is no definitive scientific proof to suggest that ghosts exist.
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The holidays are the time for makeovers, so why should rescue dogs be left behind? As KARE 11 reports, Adore Dog Salon in Minnesota provided a festive makeover to the dogs at Underdog Rescue MN. The foster-focused nonprofit aims to increase the dogs’ prospects for adoption during this holiday season. Anne Hendrickson and her children
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Ready to take your furry friend’s training to the next level? Here are some advanced tricks to teach your dog. These tricks are not only impressive, but they can also help to keep your dog mentally stimulated and engaged. Dog Trick List Here are some additional tips for teaching your dog advanced tricks. We recommend
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A pet’s mouth is much more than a food-intake device. Animals use their mouths to explore their surroundings, communicate a desire for attention, or indicate they’re in pain. When they use their mouths inappropriately toward humans or other animals, the result can be a bite wound. A bite can range from a simple graze of
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As any dog parent can attest, the sight of a furry friend enthusiastically digging up the earth can be both endearing and exasperating. From meticulously crafted burrows to seemingly aimless holes, the act of digging is an innate behavior deeply embedded in the canine psyche. There’s much more to a dog’s digging habits than meets
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Training your dog to come should be as easy as, “Rover, come on over!” And sometimes it is, at least with puppies. Brand-new pups will approach anything with a pulse. Other dogs, however, will need more training to learn the “come” command. We’ll show you how to help your dog learn this crucial command. Training
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Although dogs do some things to keep their coats neat and clean on their own, they need your help with tasks that require opposable thumbs, such as brushing. Regular brushing removes excess hair from your dog’s coat and cuts down significantly on the amount of hair you have to deal with on your furniture, car,
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Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are exactly alike, but it’s still something all dog parents must be wary of. Like humans, dogs can show their stress in different ways. To be a responsible dog parent, you
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“Sit” is one of the simplest commands, but it’s incredibly useful — after all, your dog can’t jump all over a guest, dash into traffic, or do any number of things you don’t want them to do when they’re sitting. How to teach “sit” with a food lure from a standing position This method uses
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If you have seen your dog rub or roll on the rug, or chew and lick at their fur, you have witnessed their attempt at self-grooming. Have you ever tried to give yourself a haircut? Then you know we can all use a little help sometimes, even Fido. But if you think you need to
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Almost every dog seems to have a matching personality type in people’s heads. We think of Golden Retrievers as friendly. Shih Tzus are regal and aloof. Chihuahuas appear to be very nervous. Collies are affectionate. Some stereotypes are cute, while others are harmful. Most of us know at least one dog who proves that stereotypes
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It’s crucial to start housetraining your dog as soon as possible — ideally, the day your new dog or puppy comes home. The habits your pup forms now can set the precedent for weeks, months, or even years to come. A little effort upfront saves lots of time and frustration later on. Once you’ve set
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Even dogs who feel that baths are cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just a water rinse, most dogs need shampoo. Why do dogs need their own kind of shampoo? Why can’t they just use whatever you use on
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Cars, squirrels, cyclists, skateboarders, cats, and joggers — they’re all would-be targets, any one of whom could lure a chase-obsessive dog into a potentially dangerous situation. The behavior can also trigger understandably hostile reactions from people who see it as aggression when a strange dog comes bounding after them. Advertisement Until
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Positive and negative reinforcement have become buzzwords for animal behaviorists. But, they are also concepts that you can use as a dog parent to help your pup develop into a well-behaved canine companion. Positive reinforcement is something your dog perceives as pleasant that occurs during, or immediately following, a behavior. The positive reinforcement makes that
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It is never too late to teach an old dog new tricks! If you adopt an adult or a senior dog, their ability to concentrate and learn new things will amaze you. We’re going to examine the reasons why adult dogs often are more receptive to training than younger pups. Then, we’ll review training basics.
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Grooming plays a crucial role in maintaining a dog’s health and happiness. You know that regular baths are necessary to keep your pup clean, but what type of products can you use on your canine companion? While there’s an array of specialized dog shampoos available, you might wonder if it’s safe to use baby shampoo
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The truth about Pit Bulls and aggression is that they are not inherently aggressive dogs. Pit Bulls were originally bred for bull-baiting and dog fighting, but this does not mean that they are naturally inclined to be aggressive towards people or other animals. In fact, many Pit Bulls are loving, gentle, and make great family
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New pet parents often have a lot of questions when it comes to crate training their dogs. It’s important for a lot of reasons. A crate can keep your dog safe while you’re away, reduce destructive behaviors, and help with housetraining, among other things. Some people worry that crate confinement is cruel. However, if you
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Any given pet store has aisle after aisle of colorful squeakers, balls, ropes, and stuffies. So, it’s hard to figure out exactly which toys will make your dog go gaga. But researchers at the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School have uncovered the science behind the perfect dog toy. Research reveals why pups prefer certain dog
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