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Bath-Time Made Easy

Category: Dog Life
The dream: the Ridalco Stainless Steel dog bath, fully equipped with everything you need to make bath-time a breeze! Think extra-high backsplash panels, tethers to secure your dog, and a ramp for easy access. Consider how much you'll save at the groomer's and this dog bath pays for itself in a snap! From $1099. more
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How Stella Learned To Talk

Category: Dog Training
Doggone amazing: Speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger taught her dog Stella to communicate using the same method she uses to teach children to learn and speak words. Using a custom soundboard, Stella pushes buttons to form phrases up to five words in length. For example, upon hearing a noise outside, an excited Stella put together “Look, look, look, look, look, look, look, look, look! Come outside!” forming perhaps the most dog-like sentence ever. more
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5 Ways to Help Shy, Fearful or Anxious Dogs

Category: Dog Training
If you have a dog who is shy, anxious or fearful, you know how challenging it can be to help him feel relaxed and comfortable. You want to reassure your dog and protect him from the world, but at the same time, you know he’s got to learn to stand on his own four paws. And you definitely don’t want to inadvertently exacerbate his fears by acting in nervous anticipation of a fearful reaction. What’s a dog parent to do? Here are five ways to help. more
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Going To The Dogs: What It’s Like To Be A Hollywood Dog Trainer

Category: Dog Life
If you think training your own dog is difficult, think about how hard it would be to train dozens of pooches at the same time. That’s the daily reality for Mark Forbes, one of Hollywood’s most respected animal trainers, and the man responsible for the canine actors in A Dog’s Purpose. Besides the four main dogs showcased in the film, there were three other “supporting canines,” and also puppy versions of each character. more
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The Dogs Most Likely to Show Mental Decline with Age

Category: Dog Life
As your dog grows older, you might notice lapses in memory and other behavioural changes. Similar to aging in people, older dogs can suffer from a disorder called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction or CCD, which is often compared to Alzheimer's Disease in humans because the symptoms are similar. These include forgetfulness, disorientation, not recognizing family members, sleep disruption, and other lapses in normal mental behaviour. more

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