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How to Tame a Fox

How To Tame a Fox—and Build a Dog

Category: Dog Life
Suppose you wanted to build the perfect dog from scratch. What would be the key ingredients in the recipe? Loyalty and smarts would be musts. Cute would be as well, perhaps with gentle eyes, and a curly, bushy tail that wags in joy just in anticipation of your appearance. And you might toss in a mutt-like mottled fur that seems to scream out "I may not be beautiful, but you know that I love you and I need you."  more
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5 Reasons Your Dog is Whining—and How to Make Him Stop

Category: Dog Life
A barking dog can certainly be annoying. But whining? That’s enough to drive you crazy. Whine, whine, whine, whine… How to stop a dog from whining? It can feel like it goes on for hours. Some dogs also hit a certain pitch, driving a mental spike right through your brain. The more your dog whines, the less patience you have. What is up with the whining, anyway? Dogs whine for a variety of reasons, including appeasement, excitement, and for attention. more
5 Ways to Prevent Separation Anxiety

5 Ways to Prevent Separation Anxiety

Category: Dog Training
Many of us unwittingly foster separation anxiety in our dogs. Here’s how you can modify your own behaviour to cultivate a healthy sense of security in your dog.   #1 Are You and Your Dog Joined at the Hip? more
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Emotional Support Animals vs. Service Dogs:

Category: NewsBite
The debate is heated. The rise in Emotional Support Animals—also known as ESAs—has coincided with them making headlines, and not for entirely positive reasons. You’ve probably heard about the peacock on the plane, along with gliding possums, snakes, spiders and more—oh my! Ivana Trump let her miniature Yorkie romp at a posh restaurant, claiming the pup was an ESA. As a dog lover, you may be tempted to think, what’s the big deal? But people with legitimate service dogs and ESAs say untrained dogs with fake certifications are ruining it for everyone. more
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How Much Exercise Is Right For Your Puppy?

Category: Health
Keeping your energetic puppy active and engaged is important, but you need to be mindful of your puppy’s joints, says Dr. Felix Duerr, an Associate Professor in Small Animal Orthopedics and the head of the Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility Service at Colorado State University. A puppy’s joints can actually be quite fragile as the pup grows and the body changes, particularly if it’s a large breed or genetically predisposed to conditions like hip dysplasia. more

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