Quick Guide on Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Techniques

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Positive reinforcement, when done correctly, is a great training technique for your dog. It is similar to parent or grandparents offering their children money for better grades or keeping their room clean. Using a reward system for good behavior urges the child to do it again. *Disclaimer: The overall training process should be done by people who know what they are...

How to Potty Train your Puppy in 7 Days

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Housetraining, potty training, or housebreaking all refer to one thing: how to get your puppy to go do his ‘business’ outside. Housetraining a puppy takes persistence and patience. Rome, after all, was not built in a day! A number of things can make life easier and the puppy training process a faster one with hopefully only a few little lapses...

The 12 Best Dog Grooming Brushes

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Most pet owners want to provide their dog with the best diet, the best bed, the best place to play, and the best grooming accessories available. We have gathered for you the best 12 grooming brushes for dog owners! These are to make grooming easier both on the dog and the owner. All are 5-star products at affordable prices. Brushes for during bathing These...

Should I Spay My Female Dog? Cost, Pros and Cons

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Having a dog spayed is a responsible way of keeping the canine population in check. Every year, thousands of dogs land up in shelters and euthanized because nobody wants them. Making sure your girl does not add to this unwanted population is a responsible thing to do. Besides curbing population growth, spaying also prevents a number of possible health issues...

Where to Get Puppy Shots

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The chances are good that, if reading this, you are either contemplating getting a puppy, or you already have one. Of course, the question arises about dog or puppy shots. Does your dog need them? Does he not? How often does your puppy or adult dog need shots, and what are they for? We look at addressing these questions. A...

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

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Do you wonder about brushing your dog’s teeth? What type of products do you use? What age should the dog be to brush his teeth? How often should you brush the dog’s teeth? Let's take it from where it all starts! When should you start brushing your dog’s teeth? You can start when the dog is a pup but you can also get an older...

4 Most Common Yorkshire Terrier Health Problems

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For those who prefer smaller dogs, the Yorkshire Terrier (or Yorkie) is a popular choice. Often seen on the laps or in the purses of the well-to-do, it may be surprising to find that the Yorkshire Terrier has working class roots. Though they may seem like “yippy” spoiled brats, Yorkies used to be less than pampered; in fact, their main...

Dog Heartworm Treatment: Cost and Options

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Heartworm in Dogs: the Silent Killer Heartworm in dogs is potentially fatal. It occurs in pets not only in the Unites States of America but worldwide. Heartworm disease is the result of worms of up to a foot long in length that live in the blood vessels, lungs, and hearts of dogs, their natural host, as well as other animals. Even...

Top 10 Dog Presents

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It is that time of year again when shops are filled with gifts and goodies to delight and entice even the Scrooge amongst us. But do not forget about our canine pals. Why should they not also have a little something in their stocking from Santa? So what would you get your best friend on four legs for Christmas? 1.Something comfortable First...

What To Do When Bitten By a Dog – A Bite Guide

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Have you ever heard someone mention how their sweet, loving, adorable little Chihuahua attacked the mailman, biting at his heels? It was most probably told in a joking manner, because the idea of such a tiny little dog ever seriously causing anyone any damage is laughable, isn’t it? Actually, no! It is not a laughing matter at all. The fact of...