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Choosing a harness for puppies: basic knowledge and our first choice

nycshooter / iStock   Choosing a harness for puppies: basic knowledge and our first choice The comment contains an affiliate link. Read more here. nycshooter / iStock For pet owners who want to help their puppies learn important walking and social skills, it is a good idea to use seat belts when starting to train puppies. Puppy seat belts can provide you with more control capabilities, which is very suitable for puppies that are often pulled and pierced. For very small dogs, using a harness (rather than a collar) can

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6 top quality puppy collars, suitable for fitness and training

  6 top quality puppy collars, suitable for fitness and training The comment contains an affiliate link. Blueberry pet collar This cheap collar is available in a variety of sizes and colors. Buy now When choosing the best collar for your puppy, you will find that there are many options. However, knowing what you are looking for can help narrow your choices. According to Hope Saidel, a Professional dog trainer in Skokie, Illinois, the best puppy collars are made of lightweight nylon. That’s because leather collars and collars with metal

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The best collapsible dog cages

  The best collapsible dog cages The comment contains an affiliate link. When it comes to the most versatile crates on the market, collapsible dog crates are usually the best choice. The foldable dog cage can be folded for storage convenience, is ideal for travel, and can be easily moved from one location to another for various purposes. Collapsible dog cages are usually made of metal to improve durability, but you can also find foldable dog cages made of fabric or wood (sometimes other materials). We’ve broken down some of

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The 19 Best Puzzle Toys That Actually Help Bored Dogs

  The 19 Best Puzzle Toys That Actually Help Bored Dogs This review contains affiliate links. We love puzzle toys, and your dog will too. Often recommended by dog behaviorists, these interactive dog toys are designed to help keep your dog busy while you’re away, stave off boredom, and stimulate their natural curiosity. While these toys offer much-needed mental stimulation for your pup, nothing can replace the value of engaging in interactive play with your dog (i.e. tug-of-war or fetch). But when you can’t be there, puzzle toys are a

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The three most dangerous types of dogs

By now, most people should know that “dangerous breeds” laws have proven ineffective and banning dogs because of their appearance does nothing to prevent problems. It only tears up families with loving dogs. So what are the three most dangerous types of dogs …? 1. The under-socialized dog This is by far one of the most overlooked aspects of raising a dog. Proper socialization is essential. I preach the importance of early socialization for puppies between 8 and 16 weeks old. The vast majority of the aggression cases I see

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5 ways to calm your dog down during fireworks

For parents of dogs who fear loud, unfamiliar noises, a roaring crack or the terrifying fireworks display in the distance can mean hours of heartbreak and helplessness as they try to comfort our frightened four-legged family member. If your dog gets nervous, anxious, or panicked during noisy events like thunderstorms or fireworks, there are some steps you can take to help him stay calm. 1. Shower him with love and positive attention. There is a common misconception that if your dog is afraid, paying attention to it will only increase

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3 ways to avoid ruining your dog

Just as parents of human children take steps to raise happy, healthy, and confident children in these early, impressive years, so should parents of Furkids take steps to ensure their dogs become happy, healthy, and confident four-legged friends, including family members! During every interaction, whether playing, exercising, or just hanging out with our furry friends, our dogs learn. It is important that these moments count by avoiding simple, common mistakes that can potentially ruin your dog’s confidence, health, or happiness. Here are 3 ways to avoid ruining your dog: 1.

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4 ways we tease our dogs (without even realizing it!)

Dogs are family. They are our loyal companions, our loyal friends, our dedicated therapists, our very best friends. But sometimes we show our love for them in ways that actually make our furryest family members uncomfortable, confused, or downright annoyed. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, but in order to maintain the best relationship with your dog, it is best to avoid these 4 things that humans do that could actually annoy our dogs. 1. Show affection by hugging While many dogs tolerate being hugged and some have

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5 ways to help your dog not be afraid of cutting nails

As a dog owner, you already know how scary nail trimming can be for them. Not only is this one of the essential things to do in dog grooming, it is also very important to your dog’s health. If this option is not checked, long nails can affect your dog’s posture and mobility. Long nails put pressure on their paw pads and the nail bed. Similarly, half-cut nails can curl, crack, and even become infected, which can cause pain and serious injury. There are many ways you can make this

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The Many Stages of Puppy Age (and How to Deal With Each)

Just like babies, puppies go through different stages, from newborn to adult. Puppy development is broken down into different cognitive phases, during which they learn new tricks and make discoveries during their explorations. What phases do puppies go through? The stages of puppy development are often divided into weeks. Puppies go through a growth spurt every two to four weeks and experience a cognitive leap into new insights into how the world works and what they can do with their bodies. The gap between these leaps increases as they grow

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