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3 Powerful Ways To Teach Your Dog ANY Trick

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3 Powerful Ways To Teach Your Dog ANY Trick

Dogs are often much more intelligent than we realize. The more time we devote to training them new skills, the more of their potential we can unlock. Trick training is a great way to stimulate your dog’s mind. Learning takes a lot of work. Activities don’t have to be physically demanding to tire them out. You can teach your dog any trick using one of these three powerful techniques, or even a combination of two or more. Luring Or Following A Target Luring is the easiest and most popular way to teach a new trick. This describes teaching a trick by...

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How To Save Your Dog From Boredom This Winter

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How To Save Your Dog From Boredom This Winter

Summer must be a dog’s favorite time of year – you’re always taking them hiking, hitting the park, strolling the dog beach – but as winter rolls around, you don’t want to be outside for more than it takes to walk from your car to the house. Unless your dog is a fluffy Husky or St. Bernard, they probably don’t enjoy spending much time outside during the coldest months of the year. With little space to roam and fewer interesting smells to sniff, the indoors can get pretty boring for your dog. Bored dogs find creative outlets for their energy....

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Why Your Dog Digs In Your Yard – Pain-Free Ways To Make Them Stop

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Why Your Dog Digs In Your Yard – Pain-Free Ways To Make Them Stop

Your dog tears up your yard, leaving dead plants and unsightly holes in their path of destruction. Dogs don’t care about property value. They don’t care about tracking dirt in the house. Digging is a dog’s natural passion, particularly for short legged terriers and dachshunds once bred for hunting tunneling animals such as rabbits, rats, mice and prairie dogs. Even so, there’s many pain-free ways to get dogs to quit digging. Having a diggy dog does not mean you have to have an ugly lawn. Why Dogs Dig Your best cure to your dog’s digging habit depends on their motivation. Dogs...

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How To Get Your Dog Started With Nosework At Home

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How To Get Your Dog Started With Nosework At Home

You bring your well-trained dog to the park – only to immediately lose their focus. They’re overwhelmed by a smorgasbord of aromas that we humans can’t even begin to imagine. With smelling powers that beat ours at least 40 times over, we shouldn’t be surprised. Harnessing your dog’s innate skills to hunt down odors will help you regain your dog’s focus. You’ll also be able to derive practical uses from this fun little game. Your dog will love using their nose to sniff their way to rewards. Which Dogs Can Do Nosework? Nosework is an enjoyable sport for all dogs,...

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10 Ways To Help Your Local Shelter This Holiday Season

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10 Ways To Help Your Local Shelter This Holiday Season

The season of giving is right around the corner. Have you thought about how you can help homeless animals who live at your local shelter? It doesn’t take much to brighten their day. You’ll see the immediate effects of your gifts, and you can even get your kids involved to start a new holiday tradition. 1. Follow And Share On Social Media The easiest way to support your local shelter: follow them on Twitter or Instagram, or Like their Facebook page. Many shelters have realized that social media is a powerful way to find homes, so they regularly post photos...

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