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All about dogs and the people who love ’em. Most of the contributors here have dogs and we’re happy to share our experiences – good and bad – in hopes of helping other dog owners have the best possible relationship they can have with their canine companions.

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Avoiding Common Household Poisons, Part One – Cleaning Products

by Sandra Yvonne Duke
Keep an eye on your clean products for your pets sake.

Cleaning products, foods, plants, and other common household chemicals can be poisonous to your dog.

Cleaning products.
All cleaning products should be kept out of reach of pets, but some can be accessed in ways you might not think about. Few people know it, but dish soap is poisonous to people and pets

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Training Your Dog to Sit

sit dogTraining your dog how to sit in 4 easy steps.
It’s easy to train your dog to sit if you know how to do it correctly.

The key to getting your dog to do what you want is through their stomach. So, purchase bag of very small treats. You want the treats to be big enough to be a reward, but small

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Diagnosing Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysphasia (CHD) can effect dogs of any size, breed or age. Commonly a contributing factor to canine osteoarthritis and other conditions, it?s important that all dog owners familarize themselves with CHD and its symptoms. So what is Canine Hip Dysplasia? Read on, to learn more about this condition and how it is diagnosed.

Quite often, research for CHD seems contradictory and confusing. Known to be a genetic

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My Needs are Simple and Few!

My dear owner,

Thank you once again for giving me shelter. (Lick, slurp, lick, slurp) Aside from food, shelter and love, my needs are simple and few! Since I am dependent upon you to provide for me, we should discuss my basic needs. I can lend you the canine insight that you may lack as a human, particularly if I am your first canine companion pet.

Of course

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So You Want an American Pit Bull Terrier?

by Jason Mann

You’ve made up your mind, it’s the American Pit Bull Terrier you want as your companion. Are you ready for this breed? Read this article and then decide if you want to go ahead with your decision.

Does your lifestyle fit the American Pit Bull Terrier lifestyle?

These dogs are packed with energy from head to toe. Craving a good run like a champion

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Chihuahua Training is Easy!

You may be wondering if Chihuahua training is easy or hard. Well, from my experience it is very easy! If you’ve already managed to raise a dog with behavioral problems (this is easy too!) you can correct them in a very natural way by following a few simple recommendations.

There is one book that I highly recommend (I wish I had written it!) that goes well beyond what most

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Love Your Animal Companion, then Spay or Neuter!

Ozzie, my four-month old Rottweiler peered up at me with his big brown eyes, as I temporarily left him for a very important surgical procedure. As much as it broke my heart to drop off my “baby” at the local humane society, I know it was the responsible thing to do.

What Ozzie doesn’t know is that today is the first day of the rest of his life. He

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5 Tips To Selecting A Great Dog Gift

by Teresa James

You can have lots of fun selecting a dog gift for someone who absolutely adores dogs. And you’ll be happy to know that no matter what size budget your working with there are lots and lots of wonderful gift ideas to choose from. In fact you may have so many great choices that you could easily become overwhelmed.

So let’s start by learning how to

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Lyme Disease In Dogs

by Niall Kennedy

It is hard to get an early diagnosis of Lyme disease in animals including your own dog. The first sign of Lyme disease in humans is a rash, well; animals do not develop this rash. Lyme disease is also not one of the first illnesses that the veterinarian looks for when you take your dog in for a visit. Many other common illnesses can produce some

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