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How to Treat a Puppy
It is so important to teach your kids how to treat a puppy. Puppies learn from the children, right away, if they are going to be sweet, loving dogs, or if they are going to be aggressive dogs. If your child teaches them to be aggressive, they will be. If your child is loving to your dog, the dog will be loving right back. Help your child to teach your puppy how to behave, right from the start.

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In our daily lives, we take precautions to safeguard our most valuable possessions and protect them from being stolen. We lock our car doors, equip our homes with alarms, and create passwords to shield our personal information, yet few pet owners realize that protecting our dogs from potential pet theft is just as important.

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To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to know what you expect from him. This will make him feel secure in his ability to meet the goals laid out for him going forward. The foundation of training should be based on positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is the process of giving a dog (or person!) a reward to encourage the behavior you want to teach your puppy. This is just like getting a paycheck for going to work.

The idea is not to bribe the behavior but to train it using something your dog values. Avoid using punishment such as leash corrections or yelling. Punishment can cause a dog to become confused and unsure about what is being asked of him. It is important to remember that we can’t expect dogs to know what they don’t know – just like you wouldn’t expect a 2-year-old child to know how to tie his shoes. Patience will go a long way in helping your new puppy learn how to behave.

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Despite the baskets of toys you may already have for your adorable pup (and don’t let anyone shame you for those piles of dog delight), the best dog in the world (your dog) could always use a new dog toy. To help you increase playtime joy for small dogs, we’ve rounded up the best toys (and best gift ideas) for your furry friend or fellow pet owner’s best friend.

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While French Bulldog colors vary depending on the parents’ genes, what these incredible dogs are most known for is their adorable and charming demeanor. They are excellent watchdogs but aren’t known to be big barkers.

As far as looks go, Frenchies have a large, squared head and a compact, muscular body. While all Frenchies have a short, shiny, and smooth coat and their skin is typically loose and wrinkled especially around their faces. This is one reason they’re so desired as a furry family member to cuddle!
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You’re going away on vacation, but you won’t be able to relax if you’re constantly worrying about your pet. For many pet owners, one of the hardest things about going away is that you have to leave your dog behind. You have to find him an appropriate place to stay. The problem is that not all boarding kennels are created equal. Not to worry! We’ve put together a checklist of items that will help you weed out the less reputable establishments and pick a quality boarding facility that’ll be like a vacation for your pooch.

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Many Americans have adopted pets amid Covid-19. But beware of the costs of pet ownership

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How much does it cost to own a dog and care for it properly? You may have heard that dogs are expensive. While it’s true that there is an investment involved with dog care, it’s best to understand the details of dog care expenses. On the other hand, you may think that dogs don’t cost much at all. The cost of owning a dog is about more than just food costs. With something like the cost of dog care, it’s all relative.
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Many bully owners think that “dog breath” is normal, and it can be, but only to a certain extent. Your bulldog’s breath won’t always be fresh, but if it has persistent bad breath, you have a big problem! Did you know that 80% of dogs over age 3 experience dental problems? Unfortunately, bulldogs are no exception. In fact, they are more prone to tartar buildup on their teeth because they are brachycephalic, or short-nosed. In addition, periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is otherwise known, is one of the most common ailments for which vets treat dogs. And considering that gum disease can give your bully a higher risk of developing heart disease and kidney disease, good dental care is absolutely essential. Here are 5 steps for keeping your bulldog’s mouth healthy and clean.
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Question:
Recently my dog wasn’t eating as much as he usually does and he just seemed off. It was a weekend, so I didn’t want to make an emergency call unnecessarily. There were no other obvious symptoms, and he bounced back by Monday morning. This incident had me wondering, when should I call the vet and how can I determine if it’s really an emergency?

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Choosing a name for your female puppy requires a little luck and inspiration and a lot of thought. After all, this is a word you’ll be saying frequently for years to come. Like girl baby names, dog names trend in popularity. You don’t meet many toddlers’ names Ethel, nor dogs named Fido these days. Popular culture is always a rising theme; after the movie, “Frozen” came out, there was a 900 percent rise in dogs named for the movie’s characters.

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