Dogs

(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Many adult rescue dogs come with imperfect housetraining skills–or none at all–and even dogs who were potty trained in their previous homes will need a refresher course if they didn’t get regular walks at the shelter. The good news is it’s fairly easy to teach an old dog this new trick. In
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly 12-14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners think that little leg twitch or tiny “yip” that comes out while sleeping has to do with something their dog is dreaming about. But do dogs dream? Or are those little twitches completely
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This month marks the 46th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first small step on the surface of the moon, leaving the first human footprints on some place other than our home planet. But that big glowing rock in the sky is just as perplexing as ever for our canine friends. Do dogs really howl more at
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) If you’re a nerd like me you’ve played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. Or maybe you’ve only played a little bit. For those that don’t know, Dungeons & Dragons is an old-school tabletop RPG that includes character sheets, die rolling, role-playing, and sometimes math. You create a character and determine their gender,
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I’m not a doctor, I’m just a lady who loves dogs and has had dogs her whole life. I’ve adopted all my dogs from shelters and rescues and I’ve never come across issues like I have with my dog Betsy. She’s a Chihuahua mix. I saw her on social media. She had come into a
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are alike, but it’s nevertheless it’s something important of which all dog owners must be wary. Also, like humans, dogs can show their stress in different ways.
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If your lawn or yard looks like a buried treasure hunt, your dog’s digging problem is probably out of control. Cementing in the entire yard is one solution, but there are other options. The dirt on digging Different breeds dig for different reasons, so before looking for solutions, it’s important to
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Even dogs who feel that a bath is cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just water, most dogs need shampoo. Why do dogs need their own kind of shampoo? Manufacturers say their products are gentle
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In some ways, professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Whether you’ve known your dog longer than you’ve known your spouse, or even if you’ve adopted a pup as a couple, training your dog as a team can help strengthen your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount? Signed: Really Is Necessary to Spend Extra? Dear R.I.N.S.E., Certainly a tip is not appropriate if your Chihuahua comes back smelling like a garbage dump or your Husky returns with
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It doesn’t have to be hard. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Luckily for humans, dogs and puppies don’t need to pee as often at night, so you don’t need to wake up every hour for a bathroom break. But you will want to follow a modified version of the housetraining routine. Try this plan for getting your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming is an important part of being a dog parent. Grooming doesn’t just make your pup look good, it’s an essential part of keeping them healthy. Overgrown nails, impacted anal glands, and bad teeth can cause pain, discomfort and in some cases, death. Brushing your dog’s teeth prevents all kinds of
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) When you have to leave your dog home alone, keep her confined to a puppy playroom with an indoor “doggy toilet.” Being kept in the playroom with an indoor doggy toilet prevents your dog from eliminating in other parts of the house–something that can quickly turn into a bad habit. Elements
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming your dog can be messy, difficult, and downright unpleasant, but it can be even worse for both you and your pup when you’re making mistakes without realizing it. Maybe you want to save some cash by doing the grooming yourself instead of relying on professionals, but there’s a reason dog
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Help, my dog’s been skunked! How do I get rid of the smell? Answer: There are lots of special products on the market, but this simple home remedy, developed by chemists, should do the trick. It works by chemically neutralizing the compounds in skunk spray that smell so bad. 1
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I find and remove a tick from my dog? Answer: How to find ticks During tick season — which is spring and summer in some places, but can be year-round in milder climates — give your dog a tick check after every walk outside in brush or woods.
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