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15 Toxic Foods For Dogs To Avoid Sharing With Your Dog.

There are certain foods that are toxic foods for dogs. It may be safe for humans but dogs have a different digestive system and are not used to eating certain foods that humans eat. Some of the safe foods for humans can become toxic foods for dogs. Here is a list of safe foods to feed your dog. Here is a list of 15 food toxic foods for dogs. 1. RHUBARB LEAVES Contain oxalates (some type of Read more…

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Part Two – How to relax your dog?

Now that you have learned how to relax, it is time to help your dogs to relax. Before we do that let’s find out what causes dogs to get anxious or stressed and also what the signs are of a stressed dog? Dogs get nervous, anxious and unbalanced for many reasons which ultimately cause them to become unstable and unhappy. The most popular reason is apparent, yet a very important one, which is simply the fact that Read more…

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Learn how to relax, so your dog will not be misbehaving.

Part 1 of 2. One of the reasons why a dog misbehaves or is unstable is because the dog is stressed due to the fact dog owners are anxious, emotional or stressed too. Most dog owners have a hard time relaxing in general, especially when their dog is misbehaving or is unstable. Dog owners haven’t taught their dog how to relax so when the dog misbehaves, the owner is not able to relax the dog, Read more…

Is it rational to compare our pet dogs to wild animals?

For this article, I need to clear a few things in order for it to make sense. There are wild animals such as tigers, lions, and porcupines. There are also wild dogs like African wild dogs, Canids or Australian wild dogs and Dingos. Pet dogs are the regular Jack Russell, Golden retriever dogs… Wolves are distant cousins of pet dogs. Pet dogs, on the other hand, are man-made. Pet dogs have been made by humans Read more…

Dog diet – Part One- Appropriate diet for your dog is as important as other elements.

A dog’s diet dictates the level of his health and well-being. Feed your dog a good diet and you will have a healthy, balanced and well-behaved dog. Unfortunately, this part of a dog’s life is usually overlooked and is not given much importance for many reasons. One of those reasons is basically because dog owners have been misguided. For many years and still to this day, our diet, our children’s diet, our pet’s diet have Read more…

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How can play replace work for dogs?

Most dogs are working dogs of working breeds. Play can replace the work they need to do. This is apparent in most high energy/hyper dogs. The solution by the owners and dog professionals usually is exercising the dog to the point that he is so tired he can’t even walk anymore. Hyper dogs can also become hyperactive which leads to some major behavioural issues. They also bear health and physical issues. To solve this issue Read more…

The best time to feed a dog

Although food is a very essential part of a dog’s life, it is not the most important part. Dogs rather play, socialize and explore than eating. Since they are scavengers, they will eat whatever they can find most of the time if possible and or not eat at all for a few days. Eating is only important when they are hungry or starving. Food for dogs has the importance of reward or the pay for Read more…

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Do dogs enjoy being trained?

When I was promoting my book “A Dog’s Five Essential Needs”, I came across a question from one of the TV personalities which made me think deeper about this question. Do dogs enjoy being trained? The answer is yes; dogs do enjoy being trained but depends on the training system and the way the dog gets trained. The dog needs to enjoy the training time and have a good time. If the training time is Read more…

Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs?

The question that I always struggle to explain to dog owners is the following: Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs? The simple answer is NO. Dogs are intelligent animals and it is not necessary to use tools to train them or to modify their behaviours. The best things that you will need to use to train a dog is TIME & KNOWLEDGE. Most Read more…

Are dogs motivated by treats?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Many dog owners believe the only way to reward dogs is by using treats or assume that dogs only respond to treats. The reality is that we don’t give dogs enough credit. Dogs don’t need to be rewarded by food or treats only to learn something. They are smarter than you think and obviously, you are a smart individual as well. The problem with treat training is that Read more…