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Providing the best exercise for your dog

Posted on 5 March, 2018 at 1:55 Comments comments (0)

Advantages of regular exercise for your dog

The advantages of providing your dog with regular walks and exercise include helping to prevent injury by keeping the muscles supporting the bones and tendons strong.It also increases the cardiovascular system and reduces fat preventing obesity and helps maintain a healthy weight. For overall health, it improves gastrointestinal regularity, strengthens the immune system and improves sleeping and eating patterns. Th...

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12 Common Dog Bathing Mistakes

Posted on 19 February, 2018 at 21:55 Comments comments (0)


Taken from https://barkhow.com/how-to-bathe-a-dog-at-home/" target="_blank">Barkhow.com


Some dogs enjoy having a bath but for the vast majority bath time is a little stressful and for some, it is something to be avoided at all costs. To make giving your dog a bath easier and less stressful it is best to avoid these common mistakes.

 

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DIY Dog Grooming at Home

Posted on 6 February, 2018 at 18:05 Comments comments (0)



 Taken from https://barkhow.com/diy-dog-grooming/" target="_blank">Barkhow.com

Dog owners often confuse the process of clipping with dog grooming but dog haircuts are  just one part of dog grooming which can include bathing, brushing, cleaning ears and clipping nails, parasite control and dental care. Grooming is not just about a...

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Why brush your dog?

Posted on 1 February, 2018 at 1:10 Comments comments (0)




No matter the type of coat your dog has - long or short, thick or thin, non shedding or low sheeding or double coated (ie breeds that shed their undercoat), regularly brushing your dog is crucial not only for apperance and vanity but for your dog's overall health. The key here is regularly. It is better to brush him or her every day or every few days depending on the breed an...

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Does your dog manipulate you?

Posted on 26 November, 2017 at 22:15 Comments comments (0)




We all love our dogs to pieces, but many of us don't release just how good our dogs are at getting what they want from us. A  study published in the journal Animal Cognition lead by Marianne Heverlein has found that dogs are able to deceive us in order to get something they want and can figure out how to do this very qui...

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How to reduce shedding

Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 22:25 Comments comments (0)



You can't stop shedding altogether, but ensuring your dog is healthly and with regular brushing and bathing it can be reduced significantly.

 

The main thing you can do to reduce shedding is regularly brushing your dog. Brushing helps to remove excess and loose fur and redistributes your dog's skin oil into the fur helping it to stay in place. The best brush to use...

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How to Massage your Dog

Posted on 19 September, 2017 at 3:30 Comments comments (0)




Massaging your dog is a great way to bond with your pet and spot potential health problems, like tumors or sore spots, before they get out of hand. Massaging a dog is different from massaging a person; instead of doing a deep tissue massage to loosen muscles, the aim is to use gentle motions that help your pet relax and feel comfortable. Consider pairing massage with a grooming session to help your ...

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How to Reward your Dog

Posted on 7 September, 2017 at 1:25 Comments comments (0)



When training your dog or just in general it is important to reward them for the wanted behaviour not just to reinforce that behaviour but to also continuely grow your bond. Rewards should not be limited purely to giving treats and machine gunning treats down your dogs throat can do more harm than good. Firstly, obviously it is not in the best interests of your dogs general health and treats should be less than 10% o...

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Not All Dog Toys are Created Equal

Posted on 27 August, 2017 at 5:15 Comments comments (0)




If you take a trip to your local pet store you will see that there are an overwhelming number of different dog toys.Most dog owners will simply just get a selection of toys that look interesting or think their dog may like. However, if you understand the three main catergories of dog toy you can develop a strategy to use the various toys to develop your relationship, teach important skills and behavi...

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Home Cleaning Hacks for Dog Owners

Posted on 17 August, 2017 at 23:05 Comments comments (0)




Having dog is a true joy but the reality is that keeping your home clean requires alot more work. Here are some clever ideas that may help and are low cost.


1. To help eliminate and neutralise odours pour some white vinegar in a bowl or glass and hide around the house eg behind ornaments or pictures.


2. Use a rubber dishwashing glove to remove fur fro...

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