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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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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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Tips on How to Walk a Dog

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Tips on How to Walk a Dog

Walking a dog is one of the joys of having a dog as a companion. Daily walks with your dog provide a chance for the two of you to share some alone time. They offer a great way for both of you to get some exercise. For a dog, walking with a human is an unnatural activity. Dogs are more inclined to trot when they are moving from place to place than to walk parallel with a human in a straight line. Humans want to go from place to place. Dogs want to chase squirrels and sniff everything that is...

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Getting Your Dog the Exercise It Needs

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Getting Your Dog the Exercise It Needs

Whether your dog is a big working breed or a small pocket-sized pet, a youngster or in doggy old age, your dog needs daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. Without the appropriate dose of daily exercise, dogs can become obese, bored, and sometimes turn to destructive behaviors. Exercise helps to tone up a dog’s muscles and it helps the body systems, especially the metabolic system, function properly. The right type of exercise also engages and stimulates the dog’s mind. The type of exercise a dog needs are based on the dog’s physical condition, age, breed, and size. How much...

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