The Best Ways To Travel With Your Dog

Hitting the open road with your dog can be great fun for both you. However, before you begin your next adventure, take steps to ensure your trip is enjoyable for you and your pet.

Before you go

Your dog should be current on all shots. Talk to your vet about your destination and ask if there are extra precautions you should take. Ticks, for example, can be dangerous to your dog. [...]

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My Dog Keeps Sneezing-Is She Sick?

As pet owners, we tend to worry about the state of our dog’s health. Dogs need owners to protect them and be their voice. The love we have for our pets makes us focus on their physical and medical upkeep, as well as, trying to figure out why certain things occur, such as sneeze. Some people wouldn’t see a dog sneezing as a reason to be alarmed, but a dog’s sneeze can be a sign of allergies, a cold, and in rare cases, something more serious. However, in order to determine the severity of the situation, the best option is [...]

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How To Potty Train Your Puppy

Bringing a new puppy into the family is very exciting. Remember, you are making a commitment to train this puppy properly as to how to properly go to the bathroom. A lot of people recommend crate training as this will teach your puppy that the outdoors is the place for the bathroom. It’s smart to discuss the different methods available to a trainer.

You absolutely want to make sure you are taking your puppy for frequent walks as their [...]

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A List of the Bad Breeds

First of all, there is no such thing as a “bad breed.” Some nasty human injuries have been attributed to certain breeds, but that does not mean every member of a “bad breed” is, in fact, “bad.” Dogs, much like humans, are individuals with their own characters and personalities.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop people from labeling them and creating bad breed lists.

Whether or not you agree with bad breed listings, many organizations swear by them. Home insurance companies that offer services like home insurance calculator and quotes often are very strict about these bad breeds (and what owning one could do to your rates).

You should familiarize yourself with the bad breeds to avoid any complications when it comes to signing off on a house or renting a property.

They go as follows:

1. Pit Bulls
2. Doberman Pinschers
3. Wolf-hybrids
4. Alaskan Malamutes
5. German Shepherds
6. Great Danes
7. Siberian Huskies
8. Rottweilers
9. Chow Chows
10. Dalmations

Despite the fact that these breeds are considered dangerous, individual members of each breed are often times not. That point cannot be stressed enough.

And if you just have to have one of these dogs or you already own one and are having problems closing the deal on something, you might need to re-evaluate your options.

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Tip And Tricks To Train Your Dog

When approaching dog training, regardless of age, there are three main principles to remember:

Consistency
The mental capability of a canine is that of a toddler. They only possess a basic understanding of things. Keep this in mind as you set rules. For instance, don’t let your pooch on the couch one night, then punish them when you catch them on it later. Another example is in the choice of toys; don’t give the dog a stuffed toy then get upset when your child’s stuffed animals become fair game. [...]

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So Many Breeds–Which One Is Right For Me?

So Many Breeds–Which One Is Right For Me?

Have you ever seen someone that look just like their dog? This has happened too many times and it is kind of funny. A scientist did a series of tests in England asking the participants to do a match up test. In all three of his tests a majority of the people matched the dogs with the right owner. After significant studies, scientists have come to the conclusion that people are looking for a pet that [...]

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How Much Does Owning A Dog Really Cost?

Owning a dog can be expensive if you take care of the dog the way you are supposed to take care of it. The cost of a new puppy is the least amount you will worry about because there are many different cost associated with your new pet.
Veterinary visits can run up a huge bill for someone on a tight budget. The new puppy will need shots for the first year that can keep you running to the vet. These shots are very important to the life and health of your pet. There are also bills related with worming [...]

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What To Know When Buying From A Breeder

Buying a dog or puppy from a breeder does not always guarantee a good, quality bloodline or that the animal will be in the best possible health. Not all breeders are reputable, and some engage in unscrupulous practices in order to get the most dogs to sell in the shortest amount of time. There are many things a potential buyer should know before purchasing a puppy from a breeder.

First, make sure the breeder is licensed. Many “backyard” [...]

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Choosing The Right Breed For Your Family

Congratulations! Your family has decided to adopt a dog. However, you aren’t really sure where to start. One of the first decisions you should make is what breed of dog you want. You could choose a mutt, and adopt one of them from a local shelter. You’ll really be saving a life.

If you decide that you have some more specifics, consider the size dog you are able to accommodate. Large dogs with tons of energy are not generally suited for small apartments, for example.I was looking for more information and found it RSS