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Why Your Dog Digs In Your Yard – Pain-Free Ways To Make Them Stop

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Why Your Dog Digs In Your Yard – Pain-Free Ways To Make Them Stop

Your dog tears up your yard, leaving dead plants and unsightly holes in their path of destruction. Dogs don’t care about property value. They don’t care about tracking dirt in the house. Digging is a dog’s natural passion, particularly for short legged terriers and dachshunds once bred for hunting tunneling animals such as rabbits, rats, mice and prairie dogs. Even so, there’s many pain-free ways to get dogs to quit digging. Having a diggy dog does not mean you have to have an ugly lawn. Why Dogs Dig Your best cure to your dog’s digging habit depends on their motivation. Dogs...

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Can Tug Games Make Your Dog Aggressive?

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Can Tug Games Make Your Dog Aggressive?

Tug games can look a little scary. Bared teeth, and deep, guttural snarls can make even a Pomeranian look and sound like a monster. In the past, some dog trainers and books advised against tug games, claiming that they might increase the chances of your dog becoming aggressive or dominant. In more recent years, animal behavior researchers have found this claim to be a myth. There’s no evidence that dogs who engage in tug-o-war or use tug toys will become aggressive. How Dogs Play Bared teeth and loud growls are normal signs that your dog is enjoying himself during a...

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How To Prevent Your Dog From Escaping Your Yard

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How To Prevent Your Dog From Escaping Your Yard

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month, the perfect time to review your existing safety measures and find new and creative ways to break your dog’s habit of escaping your yard. The National Council Of Pet Population Study & Policy and the National Humane Society report devastating statistics about lost pets. Every two seconds, a family pet gets lost in North America. Over 10 million pets are lost each year, and just one in 10 are ever reunited with their families. Too many pets are getting lost. It’s a common problem, but you can prevent it from happening to your family...

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Why Dogs Do the Things They Do

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Why Dogs Do the Things They Do

Dogs are marvelous creatures. They are filled to overflowing with love, but they can be zany, unpredictable, and downright strange at times. Why dogs do the things they do has captured the imagination of many animal behaviorists, animal trainers, and animal lovers. Why do dogs do the things they do? There are many behaviors that are completely natural for dogs that we humans find intriguing and downright strange. Then there are aberrant behaviors that some dogs do because they are acting out in the only way they know how to act. Dog personalities are as diverse as human personalities, and...

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