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3 Powerful Ways To Teach Your Dog ANY Trick

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3 Powerful Ways To Teach Your Dog ANY Trick

Dogs are often much more intelligent than we realize. The more time we devote to training them new skills, the more of their potential we can unlock. Trick training is a great way to stimulate your dog’s mind. Learning takes a lot of work. Activities don’t have to be physically demanding to tire them out. You can teach your dog any trick using one of these three powerful techniques, or even a combination of two or more. Luring Or Following A Target Luring is the easiest and most popular way to teach a new trick. This describes teaching a trick by...

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How To Save Your Dog From Boredom This Winter

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How To Save Your Dog From Boredom This Winter

Summer must be a dog’s favorite time of year – you’re always taking them hiking, hitting the park, strolling the dog beach – but as winter rolls around, you don’t want to be outside for more than it takes to walk from your car to the house. Unless your dog is a fluffy Husky or St. Bernard, they probably don’t enjoy spending much time outside during the coldest months of the year. With little space to roam and fewer interesting smells to sniff, the indoors can get pretty boring for your dog. Bored dogs find creative outlets for their energy....

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10 Games To Play With Your Dog

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10 Games To Play With Your Dog

Teaching your dog to play new games works out their body and mind – an excellent combination for ending the day with a sleepy, happy pup. Many of these games are easier to teach with food rewards, but can become rewarding on their own. Dogs love spending time with their owners, and can’t resist a funes to challenge. 10 Games To Play With Your Dog 1. Hide And Seek Dogs love playing hide and seek – quite possibly even more than children do. You can even play with a puppy – it’s a great way to reinforce “stay” and “come”...

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How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need Daily?

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How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need Daily?

Puppies are the wind-up toys of the animal kingdom. One minute, they’re bouncing off the walls, chewing shoelaces, and chasing toys. The next, they’re utterly pooped. It’s obvious that playing with puppies is good for us, but what about the puppy? How much exercise do they need, and what kind sets them up for health and success as they grow? The Five Minute Rule Some pet professionals use the popular five-minute rule to determine how much exercise a puppy needs daily. The five-minute rule states, “for every month of age, your puppy can have up to five minutes of exercise.”...

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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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