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Group Dog Walks vs Individual Dog Walks

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All dogs love a good walk. They’re fun, scenic, and an exciting adventure. So even though we know our pups enjoy their walks, we don’t actually know whether or not they prefer being walked alone or in groups. One side of you wants your dog to socialize and play with other dogs but the other side wants your dog to get the best walk possible. Let’s look at the benefits of private and group walks.

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Do Dogs Prefer A Certain Gender?

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Whether or not dogs are more attracted to one gender can’t be objectively answered because all dogs and people are different. But, dogs generally tend to be more attracted to a specific set of behaviors that are exhibited mostly by adult women. It’s not that dogs are exclusively attracted to female adults. It’s that dogs like particular things adult females do. Dogs like women’s softer voices and smaller figures....

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Dog Sitting vs Dog Boarding. Which is Better?

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You’re leaving town tomorrow for a business trip. You’re all packed up and organized. The babysitter for the kids is scheduled and confirmed. But, you forgot to arrange plans for your other, furrier child- your new puppy. Last minute arrangements are not impossible but deciding which type of care your dog will receive is definitely something worth looking into. So, dog sitting vs. dog boarding. Which is the better...

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Which Dog is Right For You?

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Dogs are truly incredible animals. They enrich our lives with loyal companionship, a plethora of health benefits, and unconditional love. I can undoubtedly say that owning a dog has benefited my life in every way possible. A life without Lola’s adorable and fluffy face waking me up every morning or astounding excitement and...

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Shih Tzu

 

 

Once you see a Shih Tzu, the name Chrysanthemum dog makes complete sense. They have long, flowing locks and being on the planet would envy, scruffy faces, and an endearing yelp. They’re a medium sized dog, with some of them sporting the...

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Rottweiler

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Rottweiler AKA “Rottweil Metzgerhund” or “Butchers Dog”

 

Rottweilers are one of many breeds with an undeserved bad reputations. Instead of pulling a small child to the other side of the street when you see a Rottweiler coming, approach this breed gently and become amazed as a giant teddy bear appears before your eyes. You may never guess it, but when...

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Pugs

 

 

Pug AKA Carlin dogs and Chinese Pug Dogs

 

The Pug is a breed shrouded in mystery, and we’re not just saying that because they’re wearing little masks. Pugs are one of the oldest...

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Obedience Training Tips

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Obedience training is important for the emotional well-being of yourself and your dog. When you and your dog effectively communicate, your pet is less confused about their role in your family (their pack) and can healthily participate in family activities. Here are some basic obedience dog training tips:

 

1) Praise and reward your dog when he does what you ask of him

 

2) Repetition of the command and the action is crucial when...

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9 Tips For Socializing Your Dog

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Dogs are naturally sociable pack animals, but a dog who’s nervous or even stand-offish around other dogs isn’t a bad dog. They’re probably just not used to being around a large number of dogs or have doubts about their role in a specific situation. Training a dog to be relaxed and confident in social situations is easiest when your dog is a puppy. Swifto has compiled some quick tips that will help a dog of any age.

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Labs

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Labrador Retriever AKA “English Labrador” or “American Labrador”

 

Labrador retrievers are the kind fishermen of the dog world. Their breed traveled from Northern England to America when fishermen immigrated to the new world. Even though that were on a new continent,...

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