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Is drooling cool?

The first step to understanding the sticky drool that drips from our dog’s lips is breed. In How I Met My Dog, we hate categorizing puppies by breed, but certain breeds of dogs like bloodhounds, newfoundlands, saint bernards, and mastiffs are more prone to drooling. These and other scent hound breeds use their “flies,” or large upper lips, to capture scents and odor molecules. This helps these breeds become the best breed to hunt! These saggy “flies” also increase saliva, aka drooling! A normal, natural amount of drool can help

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2 things you need to do every day when feeding your dog

Our dogs are pack animals and they thrive in social structures. Many insecure or scared dogs feel this way because they don’t understand their place in the home or pack. Our dogs are not the best version of themselves when they are confused about their role, how they should behave, and to who they belong. Creating structure does not mean asserting dominance. A great way to create a respectful, peaceful hierarchy in your family is to let your dog work for their food. Never put the food bowl down A

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Playmates: Learn how and why our dogs play

Play is the common language of all dogs. Dogs love to play, no matter their size, age or breed. But why should our dogs play? How do we differentiate play and fight? Are all gaming behaviors healthy behaviors? Knowing the answers to these lingering questions can help decode the obvious and not-so-obvious science behind canine play. Enhances motor skills and defense Play helps puppies acquire important motor skills, according to a veterinary study at the University of Edinburgh. Rolling, flapping, jumping, biting, and shaking are all play behaviors that increase

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Three Tips for Eliminating and Cleaning K-9 Canines

You’ve heard it a million times before: brushing your teeth improves their breathing. But did you know that brushing your dog’s teeth can save you thousands of dollars? Seriously…thousands! The average cost of a single extraction is between $500 and $800. If your dog suffers from gum disease and tooth decay, they may need multiple extractions. If that wasn’t bad enough, gum disease also puts our dogs at risk for heart, kidney, and liver disease. Solution: Brush your teeth every day or as often as possible. The next 3 tips

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Walking: 3 things to do with your dog for a walk

Like toddlers, most dogs have plenty of excess energy to burn. Energetic dogs can become destructive dogs when left to fend for themselves. Before you get mad at Fido for biting off your favorite shoe or the leg of your new sofa, consider what it’s like to be locked in all day. 1. A tired dog tends to be a well-behaved dog. If your dog digs, chews tree bark, or has separation anxiety, taking them for a walk in the morning before work and when you get home can help

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S#*!Happening: 3 Tips To Get Your Dog Breaking In

When it comes to burglary, accidents happen. These 3 tips will help make demolition a stress-free, clutter-free (sort of) training experience. 1. Consistency and timing are key Like any training experience, breaking into your dog requires consistency and good timing. Rebuking your dog for something he’s done before will confuse your dog and won’t teach them anything. You can only modify the behavior you are witnessing. Keep an eye on them when home training your dog. This might involve crating them when you’re not at home, closing a room you

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Dog Talk: Your Dog’s Body Language and What It Means

The path to competitiveness (or a good relationship with your dog) is communication. When getting to know your newly adopted puppy, it is important to pay attention to his/her body language. Your dog is always trying to communicate with you, and their body language can tell you a lot about what they’re thinking and how they’re feeling. Knowing your dog’s body language can save them (and you) from getting into uncomfortable situations and, more importantly, your dog from needing to protect himself. Here are some things to help you understand

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Lockdown: How to reverse the effects of long-term shelters

All the dogs who find themselves in the shelter have no idea how they got there. Many dogs have been surrendered by their owners, and this new environment can be very different from the homes they are used to. Concrete walls, floors and ceilings, cages, fluorescent lights and other barking dogs. Limited socialization with other dogs and people, few things to call their own, and strangers walking up and down the aisle every day staring at the cage became the new normal for these pets. While shelters and rescuers do

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First Impressions: Dogs and Children

4 tips on how to introduce your child to your new dog and 4 Tips on How to Introduce Your Dog to Your New Dog So you’ve matched how I met my dog’s perfect rescue dog. You already know that he or she fits your lifestyle and personality, and you are excited to bring your new family member home. How can you help provide the best experience for your new dog when it comes to meeting other family members (two-legged and four-legged)? Follow these tips for first impressions. If you

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Dog Activities on a Rainy Day – What to Do With a Noisy Puppy When the Weather Is Bad

Daniil Silantev / Unsplash   Dog Activities on a Rainy Day – What to Do With a Noisy Puppy When the Weather Is Bad Just like their human counterparts, dogs can get a little fidgety if they’re locked in for too long because of bad weather outside. But finding rainy dog ​​activities to drain your dog’s relentless energy can seem like an impossible task. I recently started working with a dog trainer to help tame my rowdy but well-meaning puppies Remy and Lucy. In our first class, the trainer emphasized

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