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What Things To Avoid When Adopting A Dog

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Adopting a dog from a shelter or a breed rescue is an excellent way to get a dog and in the process you’re saving a life. However there are a few things that you should avoid when adopting that new dog for your family. This article is going to touch base on some of the things that you should avoid and watch out for. Aggression With People If the dog shows any type of aggression no matter what its age pass on the dog. I will probably find some people who would like to argue with me on that subject...

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Five Commands Your Dog Needs to Know. Do You Know All Five?

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Every dog should know some basic commands. There are five commands that are really very important and could actually be lifesaving in an emergency situation. Every dog no matter its size or its age should you know these very basic commands. SIT COMMAND The sit is a very basic command and should be taught to your dog early. But here’s the deal, your dog should just not do the sit command in the living room it should be able to do the sit command even if it’s outside with distractions. Proofing your dog so that he can perform these basic...

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5 Causes of Aggression In Your Dog

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As a dog trainer one thing that I’m seeing more and more of is aggression in dogs. There are many different reasons why a dog might be aggressive and as a canine behavior specialist and trainer it’s my job to figure out what that reason may be so that we can work at correcting it. Lack of Socialization In my opinion from what I’m seeing with most of my clients the number one reason for aggression in dogs is the lack of socialization. Most people don’t realize that the period of socialization is from birth to 20 weeks. Even those...

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Why Does My Dog Scratch So Much? (video)

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Do You Know Why Your Dog Scratches?Dogs are like people they usually scratch when they have an itch or feel something on themselves. This could be a flea, a bug, an allergic reaction, boredom, emotional stress or anything they may be feeling at the moment that bothers them.Anytime your pet seems annoyed at something pay close attention and try to determine what is bother them. While scratching may be nothing to be concerned about it could also be a signal to you of something else going on with your dog’s health. If you notice dandruff or a dull, dry coat,...

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Do Dogs Have Feelings Like People? (video)

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Yes! Dogs do have feeling very much like you do! You have heard the saying that "Dogs are man’s best friend". The truth is people are a dogs best friend too! They share many of the emotions you are used to such as missing you when you are not home and getting excited when they see you! They express happiness by wagging their tails. They feel sad when a pack member passes away. And they feel love for each and every family member. But it is important to keep in mind that these emotions are totally different from humans. Emotions of...

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