Dog owners know that taking your pet for a spin around the block is a part of the program. But more than routine, exercising your dog is crucial in bolstering its mental and physical health.
How long should a dog be walked each day? The answer to this question depends heavily on a variety of factors, from breed to weather to age, and recommendations for exercise time range from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day depending on these factors
Here is a short guide to the factors, and to planning a perfect exercise schedule for your dog!
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What Is Dog Fostering?
Fostering a dog can be a very different experience between people. However, whether seeking a trial run for future adoption or simply giving back with short term care for shelter animals, fostering is not something to enter into lightly.
With a little research, it is possible to determine whether fostering a dog is a good choice for you. Here are some thoughts and guidelines that will bring you closer to an answer and help you get started if fostering still seems like a good fit. Continue reading “What Does it Take to Foster a Dog”
Does your dog have a chewing problem? Do you come home to tattered furniture and mangled socks? You are not alone, because destructive chewing is actually one of the most common problems between young dogs and their new owners.
Lucky for you, the scale of the problem means that effective solutions have been developed and tested over time. So, try these following steps, and stop your dog from destroying the house!
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While many dogs are well-equipped to handle harsh temperatures, they aren’t completely different than us when it comes to winter’s chill. Some painfully cold days are simply too intense for a dog to go outside, no matter the breed or length of coat. Like humans, dogs will sustain frostbite and hypothermia when left on ice for too long.
Feeling uncertain about taking your dog out into the cold day? Here are some tips for avoiding danger, and keeping them extra warm if a journey into the chill is necessary.
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Any dog owner will tell you that most dogs live to eat, and this mantra spreads far beyond their own food. Certain human foods, like carrots and boneless chicken, cause no danger or discomfort for a dog. Other items, however, are call for concern when consumed by your pet.
Here’s a list of 5 foods your dog should never consume.
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In our hearts and minds, we tend to consider pets as extensions of the family, often before we even meet them. Our fantasies of snuggling and runs around the neighborhood with a new dog can cloud our understanding of them as a creature with specific needs and anxieties.
Pets come with their own baggage, but that doesn’t mean a little proactive work can’t ease an animal’s transition into your home. Follow these six steps and make your new dog’s homecoming a little more enjoyable for all parties.
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These are the top behavioral issues with dogs and how to correct them
Does your dog exhibit destructive or annoying behavior? Fear not, you are not alone! Most dog owners go through at least some period of adjusting negative behavior in their dog, and it’s more than possible to scrub bad habits from an animal’s personality. Here is a list of six common behavioral problems found in dogs, and some explanation on how to solve them. Continue reading “Does your dog have bad manners?”
You may love passively watching your dog run around a field, or having them snuggle by your side on a cold evening, but one of the great joys of dog ownership is honing the communication between owner and pet. There’s few better routes to doing this than teaching and practicing new commands!
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Dogs are incredibly emotive creatures, often exuding emotion and energy similar to that of their human mates. But because we don’t speak canine, it’s not always easy to tell what our pups are trying to say. While we can’t teach you to speak dog fluently, follow this guide for help translating your pet’s actions into words:
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With summer’s heat in full swing, its important to consider the comfort and safety of your dog. Not all dogs are equipped for long stays in intense heat and sunlight, and heat exhaustion can lead to serious ailments if not treated, like cardiac arrest. But how can you tell if a dog is overheating? Here are some tips for identifying heat exhaustion in a dog, and ways to prevent it in the first place.
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