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A Guide to Dog Emotions

 

 

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Understanding Your Dog 

Since dogs can’t speak, the only way humans can gauge their emotions is by looking at their body language. It’s important to remember that dog body language doesn’t directly correlate to human body language. Swifto has provided a guide to dog emotions sorted by body part.

 

 

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Dog Guide To NYC

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The Dog Walker's Guide to Manhattan

 

Even a short walk in New York can lead to some unforgettable memories and premium people watching. However, sometimes our dogs can get overwhelmed with the city. Not only that, but if dog owners get overwhelmed by all the rules New York has pertaining to dogs, a walk can turn into a confusing hassle. Here are some of the most useful miscellaneous dog...

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Non Shedding Dogs

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Dogs That Don't Shed

 

Anyone with allergies searching for the perfect dog has heard buzz about non shedding dogs and hypoallergenic dogs. While hypoallergenic dogs are scientifically considered a myth, there are certain breeds of dog who shed minimally all year round, or only shed during certain seasons. Because the amount of shedding is so low, these dogs are considered non shedding dogs....

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"Bad Dog" Behaviors

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5 Typical Bad Dog Behaviors

  

 

Your dog is funny, special, and the apple of your eye but you don’t have to love all your dog’s undesirable quirks. Whether you’ve adopted a dog, or your dog has developed some bad habits, understanding why negative behavior has arisen is the first step towards correcting it. Swifto has rounded up some sure fire training...
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Why do dogs need to socialize

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Why do dogs need to socialize

 

Socializing your dog is important because it will help you and your dog be more relaxed inside and outside your home. One of the most basic reasons to socialize your dog is so your dog realizes they are a dog. Dogs are pack animals, and if their owner doesn’t watch out, their dog may become convinced they’re a human. You will find it easier to command and...

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Dog Training

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How to train your dog

 

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:

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What to do if your Puppy is Overweight

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Overweight Puppy

 

You may notice that your new dog still has a pudgy belly, but it can’t be baby fat. You may see other parents at puppy play dates call your dog “the big guy” or “roly poly.” Swifto knows that a little pudge on a puppy is adorable, but a life of obesity often leads to arthritis, diabetes, heart, or breathing problems. You can tell if your puppy is overweight by examining their musculature and giving them a few pets. An overweight...

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How much food and water should your dog consume a day?

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Health Tips

 

There are some generally agreed upon guidelines on how much food and water a dog should get per day. These figures are based on recommendations provided by veterinarians and the American Kennel Club and are based on your dog’s weight. Paying attention to the amount of food and water your dog eats a day improves the quality of your care for your dog. If a dog owner notices their...

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What to do if your child is afraid of dogs

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Tips for helping your child overcome their fear of dogs

 

Even though dogs are man’s best friend, they can be strange and intimidating to many kids. Dogs are often larger than them, unpredictable, and very forward when curious. Here are ten basic tips about what to do if your child is afraid of dogs:

(1) Acknowledge that your child is afraid of dogs. Phrases...

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Dog Walking in Battery Park City

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Battery Park City

 

Battery Park City was built in the 1970’s and 80’s from rubble excavated while building the World Trade Center and sand from Staten Island. One man’s trash is another dog’s treasure-- Battery Park City boasts a beautiful public park with promenades up and down First and Second Places for dogs to sniff. Dog owners should note that leash laws are strictly enforced in this neighborhood, public grounds around the Statue of Liberty...

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