Top Tips For Naming Your Dog

Learn some tips for naming your dog

One of the most exciting things about getting a new puppy or dog is choosing a name for him. The Dublin Dog Blog has recently published a list of dos and don'ts to help you with naming your dog. Their first piece of advice is not to wait too long.

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11 Interesting Dog Facts

I love to hear about other people and their dogs. I also love to hear dog stories. Recently, the Dublin Dog Blog listed a number of interesting dog facts.

Here are a few of them:

  • 13 dogs were counted among the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic. 2 Pomeranians and 1 Pekingese managed to escape the catastrophic iceberg encounter by being smuggled aboard lifeboats by their respective owners.
  • Despite what you may want to believe, your dog actually doesn’t love being hugged. For him, having your arms wrapped around him is an uncomfortable sign of dominance. Not exactly the sentiment you were going for. Ear scratches, belly rubs, or a good old fashioned game of fetch might be a better way of saying “hey buddy, I love you!”

I love to hear about other people and their dogs. I also love to hear dog stories. Recently, the Dublin Dog Blog listed a number of interesting dog facts.

Here are a few of them:

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How To Give Your Dog Tablets

How To Give Your Dog Tablets

From time to time you may need to give your dog a tablet. This is much easier with some dogs than with others. The tails.com blog has some really good advice about giving your dog tablets.

One of their recommendations is to get your dog used to you opening and closing its mouth from an early age.

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How To Catch A Stray Dog

How To Catch A Stray Dog

As we go about our daily lives we occasionally see stray dogs wandering the streets. They may even be dodging traffic on a busy road. Often, they may simply have escaped from their yard and their owner would be distressed to find them missing.

Our first instinct is to catch the dog and take it somewhere safe. Preferably back to their owner but even to the local pound. Sometimes we may be held back by a lack of confidence. A recent article on the Good Dogs and Co blog gives us all the information we need to complete this task safely.

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Watch Out For Heatstroke In Dogs

Heatstroke In Dogs

Heatstroke is dangerous for dogs as well as humans. It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of heatstroke in dogs as well as to know what to do to help.

The tractive blog has an some advice which will help you to recognize the signs of heatstroke and take the appropriate action if need.

Here is some of what they have to say:

A dog’s fur is great protection against the cold but can be a problem in hot weather. This is because, unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat. They eliminate heat by panting (dogs do have some sweat glands in the foot-pads, but not enough to cool their body.) When panting isn’t enough, their body temperature rises. If they don’t have access to cool air – either because of high outside temperatures or a confined environment – they are at risk of overheating. This can be fatal for a dog if not corrected quickly. In general, any hot environment can cause heat stroke in dogs, but the most common cause is careless actions such as leaving a dog in a car on a hot day or forgetting to provide shade when a dog is kept outdoors.

How long does it take to potty train a puppy?

How long does it take to potty train a puppy

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One of the most common questions people ask when they get a new puppy is: "how long will it take to potty train my puppy?" Of course it is not possible to give a definite answer without knowing the exact circumstances. However, on the ThatMutt blog they discuss all the things you should consider before starting.


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Why Does My Dog Chew My Shoes?

Why does my dog chew my shoes

As the tails.com blog has pointed out is a recent article, it is perfectly natural for dogs to chew things. Of course we would prefer them not to destroy our valuable possessions. The trick is to teach them the difference between appropriate and inappropriate chewing.

Read the whole article to find out why your dog may be chewing up your stuff and some possible solutions.


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Hiking With Your Dog

Hiking With Your Dog

As we all know, dogs enjoy outdoor activity. They can also be taken on longer hikes. However, just as you prepare your own equipment for such ventures you should also spend some time thinking about what you will need to take to keep your dog safe and healthy.

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