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Why Are There So Many Rescue Dogs and Are Breeders Making It Worse?

There’s no question that shelters are full of dogs that are in need of good homes. According to the ASPCA close to 6.5 million pets end up in U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year; 3.3 million

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How to Stop Your Dog Digging Your Garden Up!

Why Do Dogs Dig In The First Place?Different Schools of ThoughtThere are two very different opinions when it comes to dogs and their digging habits. At one end of the spectrum, you have those who believe

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How to Stop Your Dog Barking

Figuring Out Why A lot of people don’t want their dogs to bark. At all. They think that a well-behaved dog shouldn’t bark. That the only acceptable time for their dog to bark is when a man in a balaclava

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Why Do Dogs Play Bite & Nip?

The Difference in Right & Wrong BehaviorWhen it comes to training your new puppy, you need to learn to associate good behaviors in one group and wrong behaviors in another group, then setting a group

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Advice for Grooming Your Dog & Equipment To Use

Dog Grooming 101 We go to great expense and effort to make sure our favorite four-legged friends are happy and healthy. The dog grooming industry alone brings in billions of dollars annually thanks to

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How Many Teeth Do Adult Dogs Have & When Do Puppies Lose Baby Teeth?

How Many More Than Us?A fully grown dog has on average about a third more teeth than a human being. By the time the latter reach adulthood, they have 32 permanent teeth – ten less than their furry friends’

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How Often Should You Wash & Bathe Your Dog Per Week?

Dog Washing & GroomingThere’s no doubt that among your dog’s least favorite things to do is taking a bath. Unfortunately, grooming is one of those chores you simply can’t avoid, however

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How Long Are Dogs Pregnant For & How Do You Tell If They’re Expecting?

The journey a puppy makes from conception to birth is a fascinating one but it can also come with several challenges like phantom pregnancies and miscarriages. As a pet owner, you need to be vigilant to

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How Many Hours A Day Do Dogs Sleep & How Much Do They Need?

This is a question that many pet guardians grapple with, especially when they notice irregular sleeping patterns in their pet friends. On average adult dogs sleep for 12–14 hours a day, although the

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How To Evaluate Your Dog’s Health

A Skill Every Dog Owner Needs To Know.Learning all you can about dog health is a vital part of being a responsible pet owner. When you learn to handle your dog’s needs, you’ll not only save veterinary

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How To Choose The Right Dog Bed

Ideas On Where To Start Dog beds are a necessity. Your dog needs his own bed for the same reasons you do. Dog beds give your dog their very own place to sleep, a place to relax and watch the world go by

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How To Choose The Right Dog Food

Where Do You Start?Feeding the best dog food and treats is vital to your dog’s well being. Choosing the best dog food for your dog is easier than it sounds. Once you learn how to read the label, you’ve

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How To Choose The Dog Breed That Suits You Best

Where Do You Start?With the addition of a few new dog breeds, the American Kennel Club (AKC) now recognizes 175 breeds. There are, of course, hundreds of other breeds not recognized by the AKC, such as

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How Did The 10 Most Common Mixed Breed Dogs Come into Being?

Call them hybrids, mutts, crossbreeds, mongrels or mixed-breeds, dogs that aren’t pedigrees have become such an integral part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine where we would be without them.

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Why Pineapples Stop Dogs Eating Their Poop & 16 Other Fun Facts!

The relationship between humans and dogs dates back to 30,000 years ago when wolves, ­the ancestors of modern day’s domesticated dogs, were first tamed by the ancient hunter-gatherers in Ice Age Europe.

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How Do You Potty Train A Puppy & Stop Them Eating Poop?

Getting a new pet puppy is an exciting experience that can quickly turn sour if you’re not prepared for the next challenge: house training. Not many pet owners can cope with a pup whom you have to constantly

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What Is National Dog, Puppy & Pet Day All About?

They say Man’s best friend is the Dog. No one is as loyal as our pet dog, usually considered as much a family member as anyone else. We take them away on holidays with us, snuggle with them when it’s

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Differences Between The Most Popular Brindle Dog Breeds

What is a Brindle Dog?Brindle dogs can look very impressive with different colors and markings. The brindle pattern has a tiger striped look to it or different colored patches. The color commonly consists

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How To Calm A Dog Down When He’s Being Aggressive

Aggressive behavior is the number-one reason why pet parents seek professional help from dog trainers and veterinarians. But the term “aggressive” can mean a whole bunch of things ranging from rigid

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Dog Allergies, Vaccinations & Popular Hypoallergenic Breeds

Just like humans, pets also suffer from allergies, especially during seasons like spring and summer. This is normally attributed to the dispersal of allergens by the wind which affects the eyes, nose and

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What Do Dogs Lick, Why & What Does It Mean?

From the time they give birth, mothers communicate with their new puppies by licking. They do this to stimulate breathing and to clean them when they are born. Dogs are therefore taught to lick right from

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop & Grass?

Spending quality time with your dog, especially in activities such as playing catch with his favorite toy, can be a satisfying and therapeutic experience for both of you. But there’s another side to

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