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Can Dogs See at Night?

Can dogs see at night? Yes, dogs, like most animals can see at night, but to what degree? Keeping in mind that dogs are essentially descended from wolves, it’s logical to assume they would have rather efficient night vision, certainly better than humans.  This improved night vision is largely due to a larger pupil that allows more light […]

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Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs?

Are German Shepherds good family dogs? Depending on the size and age of your family and home, a German Shepherd may be the ideal addition.  German Shepherds have a reputation for being good guard dogs, intelligent and easily trained.  Having been developed for training with the police force and also as guide dogs for the blind, they […]

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Are Dogs Ticklish?

Any dog owner knows their dog’s sweet-spot – that favourite spot on the belly or behind the ears where they love to be scratched.  We know because a good brush or scratch sets off the back leg – that telltale sign. That involuntary reaction is more than just a cool trick.  The movement is an impulse […]

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Are Dogs Self-aware?

Are dogs self-aware?  Self-awareness is a trait that humans share with a handful of other creatures, including dolphins and orcas, some species of ants, magpies and great apes.  But what about our beloved canines? Does the mirror-test provide the answer?  The short answer is no.  While the internet loves to share videos of seemingly hapless pups challenging their own […]

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Are Cats Smarter Than Dogs?

Are cats smarter than dogs? Deciding which of the two is smarter, first requires an explanation of the methods used to measure intelligence.  Many scientific studies exist seeking to base the measure of intelligence on characteristics of brain size, for example. However, little evidence exists to confirm this theory irrefutably. Recent research comparing the number of neurons […]

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How To Become A Dog Walker?

If you are a responsible dog owner, then you are mostly set to become a dog walker. Dog walkers are familiar with canine behavior and can perform basic first aid for dogs. With these requirements checked, you can now decide whether to be a self-employed dog walker or to be a member of professional groups.  […]

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How To Become A Service Dog Trainer?

To be a service dog trainer, you need to undergo workshops and certificate courses which can take several years. As it is a specialty career, already being a dog trainer makes for an easier transition. You must have a background in canine behavior and training. That means attending conferences and workshops offered by vocational schools […]

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How To Become A Wag Dog Walker?

How To Make Dog Clothes?

If you are a resident of any of the states that Wag! operates in, 18 years and above, and can walk a dog of any size for about 20 minutes, then you are eligible to be one of their dog walkers. Of course, you must not be allergic to or you can manage your allergies […]

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How To Break Up A Dog Fight.

Distraction is the safest way to break up a dog fight. When a fight starts, you may either want to immediately jump in and try to save your dog or get intimidated by them so you first have to calmly assess the situation.  Check your surroundings to see what you can use. Find objects that […]

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How To Build A Dog House?

Shaping and cutting out panels, assembling them, and finally settling finishing details of the project are basic steps in building a dog house. With four walls, a base, and a roof, dog houses are fairly easy builds but you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to what you think is the best […]

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