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House Training a Puppy

House training is probably the first training you will give your puppy and as you can imagine, it’s an important one to get right. Puppies need to pee and poo regularly and you need to train your dog to go to the toilet...

Obedience Training Part One

Most dog owners believe that obedience training is necessary to get the right kind of relationship between you and your dog. Obedience training will help you communicate with your dog. This means that your dog will know...

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Becoming a Dog Breeder

There is more to becoming a good dog breeder than the mating of a dog and a bitch. It may seem like dog breeding is simply a matter of making puppies then selling them to make money. This is not responsible dog breeding...

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Starting a Dog Breeding Business

Starting up as a dog breeder can be expensive as you will have many initial outlays to consider. You will need to have a room or building for your kennel as well as paying for equipment, heating and lighting. You will...

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Signs of Pregnancy

It can be quite hard to tell if your bitch is pregnant but there are signs you can look out for. Most of these though are not apparent until she is quite far on into pregnancy. The average pregnancy for dogs lasts...

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Labour & Birth

The first rule when your bitch is going into labour is don’t panic. Rule 2 is to stay back and only intervene if things are going seriously wrong. How do you know when labour is starting, About 12 to 24 hours...

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Making the decision to breed.

Every owner of a pedigree dog wonders at some point whether they should breed their dog. You will want to make the decision to breed fairly early while the dog is still young; it usually goes hand in hand with the...

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Dog Breeding Basics

In order to breed you will need to have a bitch in season and a suitable stud dog. It can be hard to tell if your bitch is ready to mate; sometimes the only sure way to tell is to put her with the stud dog and see what...

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Where To Find A Dog

The most common places to find a dog in the US are the Department of Animal Control (Animal Shelter), Breeder Rescue Groups, Breeders, Newspaper ads, or Pet Stores. The Animal Shelter, Humane Society, Newspaper and Pet...

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Elderly Dogs

There is no set age for when a dog is considered elderly (senior). However, veterinarians will refer to dogs as being senior when they are in their last third of their normal life expectancy. In general most small to...

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Types Of Dog Food

Owners should try to serve dogs the freshest food available, in variety and moderation. Canned dog food contains more meat protein than dry dog food. However, some people supplement it with organic meats and steamed...

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Dog Training

Basic training for dogs usually includes some sort of obedience training; learning to sit, stay, come and walk nicely on the lead without pulling ( HYPERLINK “; ). Training should commence as soon as possible and...

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Dog Socialization

Socialization includes interacting with the dog through play, grooming, praise and generally providing love for the dog ( HYPERLINK “; ). “The purpose of socialization is to be able to take your dog any place, any...

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Rescue Dogs

The first known organized effort to prevent/save animals from cruelty was formed in Britain in 1824. It was recognized and renamed, with the permission of Queen Victoria, as the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty...

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Pros and Cons Of Dog Ownership

There are many pros and cons to dog ownership. Dogs can be playmates and confidants for children. Children can learn a lot if they are taught the proper way to care for a dog: gentleness, responsibility, empathy...

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Neutering and Spaying

Neutering is a surgical procedure used to describe the removal of sexual organs of dogs. However, neutering is more commonly used to refer to the de-sexing of male dogs. Ideally, neutering should be done before six...

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Dog and Kittens

When integrating cats and dogs always supervise them until you know they will get along. Make sure the dog understands that the cat is a part of the family and not a play object or prey. It is important to keep the dog...

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Identification

There are numerous circumstances that could lead to your dog becoming lost. Whether the dog is lost, runs away, or is stolen, clear identification is a valuable asset in the recovery process. Dogs should have at least...

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Dog Housing

Dog owners must provide a safe environment for their dogs. If you purchase a puppy, it is best to keep them in a contained and supervised area until they are at least six months old. This will give you time to train...

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Dog Health

Health is an implicit concern for dogs. Although there have been tremendous advances in veterinary products to treat bacterial and viral infections within dogs, there is still some concerns about inherited conditions (...