Category Dog training

The Best Retractable Dog Leash

You need to keep a lot of things in mind when you’re choosing a retractable leash for your dog. Beyond the leash’s strength and durability, you need to think about how easy it is to store and whether or not you’ll be able to use it at night. Of course, you also have to think about how far the leash actually extends.

It’s a lot to take in, which is why it’s often so difficult to choose the right leash. To help you along, we have examined four of the best retractable dog leashes on the market, so you can choose the right one for your dog.

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A Review of 16 Foot Retractable Dog Leash

You need to think about so much when taking care of your dog. From the food you buy through to the safety of your home, you need to consider everything to ensure your dog’s safety.

Furthermore, you have to apply that same line of thinking to any dog leashes you buy. A poorly built leash may break at an inopportune moment, which could cause your dog to escape from you and get lost.

That’s why you need to know everything about the leashes you buy. With that in mind, we’re going to offer you a helping hand by taking a look at one of the most popular products in the market: the DixPet 16 Foot Retractable Dog Leash.

The Basics

As the name says, this DixPet leash extends to a maximum distance of 16 feet, meaning you can offer your dog plenty of freedom, while also maintaining control over ...

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My Day At the Dog Show

I’ve always had something of a fondness for dogs. Our four-legged friend always seem to be there for us when we need them and there is nothing quite like coming back home and being greeted by those distinctive barks that let us know that they care about the fact that we are back.

Of course over time I have become increasingly interested in dogs, having always had one in the family for as long as I remember. Personally I am not a stickler for breed and I will always be more than happy to have a mongrel assuming the dog itself has plenty of personality and returns the love that is given to it by the family.

Still, I have always had something of a fascination with dog shows and the dedication that goes into the breeding and training of the eventual winners...

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Dog teeth cleaning

smileThere’s a popular belief that a dog’s mouth is much cleaner than a human’s and many dog owners forget the importance of dog dental hygiene. A dog’s mouth is actually quite dirty. Just think about all the places and the things your dog likes to lick, chew or attempt to eat. This can range from anything to trash, dirt, cat poop and other dog’s body parts so brushing your dog’s teeth is just as important as taking care of your own teeth. In addition to bad breath, there are many consequences for not practicing proper dental hygiene for your pet. 85% of pets are affected by periodontal disease by the time they are three years old and depending on the severity of the disease, it can cause problems for your dog’s mouth the rest of his life.

Tartar and plaque builds up on dog teeth ...

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It is possible to train an adult dog?

Have you ever quold friendestioned yourself, “Is it possible to train my old friend?” This is one of the common questions among pet owners who want to correct certain behaviors that were not corrected at an early age. But is this really possible?
The answer is yes! Humans, like dogs, learn new things every day, no matter if we are 5 or 20 years old, you will always be learning many things. As the popular phrase says, the day I stop learning is the day I die, this quote applies the same to dogs.
But like any training process are factors to consider when training your adult pet. Your dog will not have the same desire to learn new things like when he was a puppy; he already has a routine that has to be changed gradually...

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Puppy proofing your home

puppyBringing home a new puppy is truly one of the greatest joys in life. A dog brings much happiness and delight to a home as they become a new family member. To create a smooth and enjoyable home coming for your puppy and yourself, puppy proofing your home can make the process easier and safe.

If you have young children, set rules as not to overwhelm the puppy. Do not fight over him, do not pull on his tail or aggravate the puppy. Tell your children to make sure to give the puppy space.

Make sure to buy the appropriate items such as a food, treats, food and water bowl, a collar and leash. Depending on the type of dog you are getting, the size of the items you purchase now may be too small in the future...

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Train your dog from puppyhood

We all remember the day whThe dog centralen our new pet came home. Everything was very nice until the new member of the family made number two on another new family member, the $2000 carpet. All these episodes could be reduced greatly if we begin to educate our puppy from day one at home. You can find many books of how to do it, online courses, but depends on you how great and polite your puppy will be. There are two types of training that can be applied to your pet: the obedience and behavior.

For a puppy it is advisable to have small sessions of 10 to 15 minutes to keep it from becoming bored, but needs to be around 3 times a day. These sessions can teach basic commands like sit, come, and heel.  All these commands correspond to the stage of your puppy’s obedience.
For the performance of your new pet ...

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Causes and Prevention of Chewing in Dogs

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Every dog has a normal instinct to chew. Puppies chew to relieve the pain from teething, other dogs chew because they are bored and older dogs chew to keep their teeth strong and clean. Starting from birth, chewing is a way for dogs to explore and stimulate their mind and body.

Puppies love to chew. This is their way to discover new things and similar to babies, puppies put things into their mouth to feel out different objects, try different flavors and learn what is safe to chew and what is not. In addition, puppies go through a teething period where it is painful and they need to alleviate the discomfort. Chewing provides this relief. Unfortunately, this incessant chewing behavior can cause problems for owners if they are not monitored...

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Benefits of having a trained dog

train DogMany of us believe that only competition dogs have to be professionally trained, but the reality is that training your pet is like raising a family member. You have to train your dog according to your needs but there are countless benefits.

Next I will mention some of the main benefits of having a pet trained:

A)     A dog that has been trained will spend more “quality time” with their family and have much more fun:  A trained dog is the perfect companion to accompany the family to the park, to run in the morning, to keep you company when you read your favorite book on the beach. Today many places allow pets but they must know how to behave.

B)      The time you spend training your dog assure your relationship with it will be incredibly better: It has been found that during the period...

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Senior dog training

senior-dog-trainingDogs of all ages have the capability to learn. Puppies are the most pertinent ones to train such as potty training, but senior dogs are willing and have the mental mindset to keep learning new things. Some senior dogs have had little training and need more work.

Some senior dogs have had plenty of training but their owners just want to keep them engaged. Whatever the reason, it is never impossible to teach a senior dog “new tricks”.
Senior dogs are defined as dogs older than seven generally speaking. This does depend on the breed and size of the dog as smaller dogs become seniors in later years. Senior dogs have had much more experience and have been more socialized. But just because of that does not mean that senior dogs do not still have more to learn.

Training a senior dog is easier...

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