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Dogs are not Wolves – We’re not Part of their Pack

Dogs have instincts; they’re just like wolves.  Have you heard this said before? If so, you need to understand that it’s a common misconception based on poorly researched information. Indeed domestic dogs of today (Canis Familiaris) have not evolved directly from wolves (Canis Lupus). Evolution is not that simple. While the wolf is a distant ancestor, wolf-like dogs and wolves …

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Teaching Kids about Dogs and How to Approach them

Unless a child has had a bad experience with a dog, many kids feel drawn to them because they look like cuddly and responsive teddy-bears. However, there have been too many cases of dogs attacking children, all because the owner of the dog or the parent of the child did not educate the child before their introduction. The very sad …

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What’s in a Bark? – Every bark has a meaning

You may remember an old cartoon character, Fred Bassett. In one of his clips we saw a few images of him sitting or lying down, with his floppy ears, and speech-bubbles above him that said, “Sometimes I bark because I’m hungry. Sometimes I bark because I’m thirsty. Sometimes I bark because I want to go for a walk. And sometimes …

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Talking with dogs – and they do talk!

Every country around the world has its own language, with English being considered the Universal one. Like we use words to communicate how we feel to those around us, so animals use their body-language and throated sounds. Every species has its own language. Dogs talk constantly, although we don’t hear words coming from their mouths. Understand Your Dog’s Language Like …

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Rope Toys for Dogs – Great Toys for Aggressive Chewers

When you’re at the pet store looking for new toys for your pup, there are always rope toys on display. They seem to be essential to any dog’s toy box. Some have knots, some have handles, and some even have balls or bones attached to them. And like many toys, rope toys can give your four-legged friend some great benefits. …

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How to Choose the Best Toys for Dogs

Dogs love playing and this is why it is important to choose the best toys for them. With the right toys, you do not only help your dogs have fun, but also enhance your relationship with your pet and its overall well being. As you are choosing the toys, there are certain things you need to consider. To help you …

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3 bonding exercises with your dog

Many people want their dog to be their exercise partner. A dog does not only help you exercise regularly, but also makes your workout session a lot of fun. A few common bonding exercises with your dog are walking, running, tug-of-war and playing catch. In this post, we will provide 3 additional exercises for you and your dog. 1. Take a hike If you love the …

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3 Positive Things your Dog Can Teach You

Gary Vaynerchuck, a famous entrepreneur and motivator once said, “you won the lotto of the universe, which is, you’re the human on earth.” Mel Robbins, who wrote the famous book: 5 second rule, stated that the odd that you were born to become who you are today is 1/400,000,000,000. You’re really lucky. As humans, we’re capable of doing so many …

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Why Do We Use Positive Reinforcement on Dogs?

I can imagine you’re here because you want to learn about Positive Reinforcement on Dogs. We know that this training works well on humans. However, does it really work on dogs? Both Negative and Positive Reinforcement on Dogs work Dogs are like humans. If you punish them for doing something wrong, they will stop doing it. Negative reinforcement will work right away. However, …

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Why are Dogs so Loyal to their Owners?

Have you ever wondered, why are dogs so loyal to their owners? You might have heard some amazing stories about dogs, man’s best friend. Think about Capitan, a loyal German shepherd. He ran away from home after his owner’s death, Argentinian Miguel Guzman in 2006. A week later Mr. Guzman’s family went to his graveyard to pay their respect and found Capitan …