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Raising Pets to Play Nice

Growing up, I remember a time when our family cat would hiss at anybody with a baseball cap and bat at people who smelled of cigarette smoke or new perfume. As he…

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How to Combat Destructive Chewing

Destructive chewing is a fairly common habit in dogs, and a seriously undesirable one. It is not only inconvenient for owners, but it can also be dangerous for the dog. Thankfully, destructive…

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E-Training for Dogs

If you are serious about training your dog or earning the Associate Dog Trainer (ADT) Diploma or the Dog Behaviorist Diploma, you can now do it online at E-Training for Dogs. Professionals,…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

by Adam Cairn

Have you ever seen your dog eating your lawn? Many dogs do it, some regular and sporadic. It’s a behavior which confuses dog owners, who struggle to understand why a dog would choose to eat grass. This post details several different theories about why dogs eat grass, as well as some ways of stopping a dog from doing it.

Fiber
Some believe that dogs eat grass when their diet is lacking in fiber. According to this wisdom, the lack of essential nutrients forces the dog to crave fiber-rich food such as grass. If this is really the case, then adding additional fiber to their diet should ensure that they stop craving the lawn.

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Six Suggestions To Understanding Aggressive Habits in Canine

Does your canine gnarl or chunk? Does he show any violent actions? If he does, he maybe is an aggressive canine, and this sort of dog is usually dangerous. Nonetheless, it could still be too early to conclude.

There are explicit conditions when dogs act violently, akin to when they see new faces or different canines, or when they are harassed. Their response to these situations is but normal. Given this, how can we then know if our dog is aggressive or not?

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Adopting an Older Dog?

Here’s What You Need to Know!

There are times when you inherit an older dog, accidentally or otherwise. Some may be strays you rescue from the street, others may be dogs whose owners cannot take care of them for some reason or the other, and yet others may be those you bring home from the pound. However they come into your life, looking after older dogs is a different experience from taking care of puppies. There is a tremendous need for adopting older dogs as most would opt for the puppy. You can experience much pleasure when you save an older dog from the alternative. In general, here’s what you need to know when it comes to taking care of your adopted older dog:

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Canine Panic Attacks

A panic attack is an anxiety disorder that causes repeated, sudden unexpected attacks of intense fear. These attacks may last from minutes to hours depending on what is causing the attack. People have said it is the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person’s life. It is fair to assume the same is true for our pets.

Some common causes are: natural reaction to threat, separation anxiety, thunderstorms, strangers, aversion to people of a certain age, race, or gender, fear of other dogs, children, riding in vehicles, seasonal fireworks, smooth floors, fear from a previous terrible experience or being put in a cage.

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Why Socializing Your Dog is Important

You probably often hear that socialization with people and other dogs is an important part of keeping your dog happy and well adjusted. Here are just a few reasons to socialize your…

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Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale


I believe that we all are born with special gifts and talents. Some people never realize them, some know they exist but refuse to acknowledge or use them and then some realize them and use them to their fullest.

Tim Link, often referred to as the real modern day Dr. Doolittle, fits in the last group. Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale is an easy read. I was a bit skeptical when I learned the content but was soon intrigued. When you read the book have an open mind and you just might become a believer in this ability.

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