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How To Calm An Overactive Dog

A over- active dog is always jumping up on people or furniture, barks or whines excessively, destructively chews furniture and other property or, constantly runs around at top speed. This behaviour almost always stems from two causes. Insufficient exercise and under stimulation. 1. Exercise is the keyRegularly take your dog for long walks – a […]

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How to Detect And Correct Separation Anxiety In Dogs

What Is Separation Anxiety In Dogs?Separation anxiety in dogs is where a dog becomes distressed when it is separated from the ones it attached to. Dogs are pack animals and they prefer not to be alone. Separation anxiety can manifest itself in a number of ways including defecating, urinating, barking or howling. Often the dog […]

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How To Stop Your Dog Eating Cat Poop

Is saying ‘no’ not enough? Your dog stares blankly at you as if you’re from a different planet as you’re hollering at them for eating the cat poop in the litter box. It is revolting!             Never fear, a dog eating cat poop is normal. Other than someone else generously cleaning out the dirty litter box, […]

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Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Why Do Dogs Bury BonesDogs seem to love burying things. Some breeds tend to dig more than others. These are often breeds which were bred for hunting and digging up prey. These include the dachshund, beagles and some types of terriers. Other breeds, usually those from cold climates developed a digging behaviour which they used […]

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Any Dog Can Bite – Causes And What To Do

Any Dog Can Bite

how common are dog bites?According to the Centre for Disease Control, each year in the United States there are more than 4 million dog bites. More than 800,000 of these require medical care. Dogs are the third most popular pets in the United States and over 35% of households own at least one of them. There […]

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How To Recognize And Handle Fear In Dogs.

How To Recognize And Handle Fear In Dogs

Fear in dogs can be triggered by a variably of external factors. Loud noises like thunder or fireworks are a common cause of fear. Sometimes the cause of the fear response is not so obvious. If your dog shows fear in certain situations or in certain places, you should keep a note of them and […]

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How To Catch A Stray Dog

From time to time, you will come across a stray dog. As a dog lover you’ll want to try to get the dog to safety. You’ll need to work out whether you want to risk trying to catch the dog yourself. catch him yourself or call the dog shelter?If you’d prefer not to try this, […]

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Why Does My Dog Chew My Shoes?

chewing is natural behavior for dogsFor a dog, chewing is a completely normal behavior. This applies to puppies and adult dogs.  Domestic dogs and wild dogs will chew on bones for long periods. It keeps their jaws strong and assists with oral hygiene. Related Article: Keeping your dog’s teeth clean. Domestic dogs will chew on just about anything […]

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Why Your Dog Needs Mental Stimulation

Why your dog needs mental StimulationTwo of the main causes of behavioral problems in dogs are boredom and excess energy. Without suitable mental stimulation your dog will become bored. ​ Indications that your dog needs mental stimulationHere are some signs to watch out for which may indicate dog boredom. Restlessness. Your dog will pace to and fro and […]

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