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Dog Training Basics

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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Most new dog owners, and trainers, may find themselves overwhelmed in the beginning as to what should be done first. This isn't the old what comes first - the chicken or the egg question. Don't let this overwhelming feeling discourage you. Actually it is quite common, especially with new dog owners. These feelings simply show that you have a healthy concern for your pets overall well being. I have listed in the following paragraphs a few very simple rules to be used when training your new dog. ...more

Should you sleep with your dog?

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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There's a moment of truth for every dog owner. It's the end of the evening and you're ready to go to bed. Rover is sitting and looking at you with those big brown eyes, head cocked to the side, cuter than any animal has a right to be. Do you let Bowser sleep with you? There's no right or wrong answer to this question. The real question is - is letting Fifi sleep in your bed right for you? And truthful answers to a few questions will let you reach the right decision for you and your dog. First ...more

More Pet Owners Realizing That “The Holidays Are Going To The Dogs …”

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If health trends for dogs mirror those for humans, pet owners are looking to keep their dogs healthier while spending less. The humanization of pet health is here to stay because owners consider their pets to be part of the family. As a result many people are choosing to adopt and care for pets from shelters and other organizations. Among the 10 most popular breeds are Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Beagle, Dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Boxer, Poodle, Chihuahua, a ...more

FREE Dog Training Tips: Easy Steps to YOU Leading the Pack part 3

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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[This article is the third in a 3-part series about changing dog behavior using positive dog training methods.] Be a leader, a dog will follow. >From the last two articles, remember King and his dominant dog behavior? King was the leader of his pack -- Mom, Dad, 2 kids. King set the rules in the house and didn't hesitate to enforce them, with growling, snapping, and even biting. I introduced 3 simple dog training steps to help you begin to take the leadership role back from King. The ...more

The Truth About Red Nose Pit Bulls

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How do "Red Nose Pit Bulls" differ from other Pit Bulls? Well, besides having a red nose they don't. With the exception of nose color, there is no difference between a red nose pit bull, a blue nose pit bull, or the most common black nose dogs. A rose is a rose, and a pitbull is a pitbull, unless it has been cross-bred with another breed. The red nose dogs come from the same bloodlines as other pitbulls. The fuss over red nosed and blue nose pitbulls, has everything to do with marketing ...more

Pitbulls Myths and Facts

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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Decendents of modern pit bulls, which are believed to be from Europen bulldogs, as well as other related dogs were of powerful mastiffs bred for farm work. Specifically, these dogs worked with farmers into the fields to assist with bringing nasty bulls in for breeding, castration, or to be butchered . The dogs, known generally as english and French bulldogs, protected the farmer by subduing the bull if it attempted to gore him. Typically a dog would do this by biting the bull on the nose and ...more

The Commands That Every Dog Owner Should Know That Will Lead To An Obedient Dog

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The Commands That Every Dog Owner Should Know And How This Will Lead To A Happy, Clean And Obedient Dog That Will Not Cause Problems There are of course many reasons for owners to want a calm, obedient and faithful dog. For one thing, obedient and trained dogs are happier dogs, less likely to get into tussles with people or with other dogs. Another reason is that many communities require that the dogs living in their neighborhoods be well trained. This is especially true for many breeds though ...more

Another Kind of Horse Brand:

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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It's winter time, the horse breed inspection season has come and gone in North America, and along with it branding season. Branding season for horses--NOT for horse BUSINESSES. If you have any business or marketing background, or have done any reading on the subject, you have heard of branding in the business context. Let's take a look at what that actually is. Brands on horses and other livestock in the Old West showed ownership. There was some level of claiming recognition for owning a qua ...more

Express your Pets Personality Through Creative Art

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People find many ways to express their personality, whether it is through sports, music, art, or another outlet. In any case the creative nature that we have comes to the surface once we have the tools and have developed ability to accomplish this. One area that has continued to grow as a result of technological advancement is with computer enhanced graphics. Faster home computers coupled with programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator have taken the high end graphics work once limited to ...more

Commitment to Training Your Labradoodle

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You're responsible for making the commitment to train your Labradoodle to behave properly at home, when guests are visiting, and away from home. Unless taught, a puppy doesn't know right from wrong. This can only be accomplished with dedication and repetition, repetition, and more repetition! Dogs don't fail . . . owners fail their dogs. First, treat your Labradoodle puppy from the day you bring him home as if he's already full-grown. What do I mean by this? Your cute little 15-20 pound Labra ...more

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