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Dog Care Center - Behavior

How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

Filed Under Behavior

By Caitlin Ultimo We all have that friend, relative,or rival who walks their dog with expert leash-wielding skills. They aren’t being pulled down the block, tied 'round trees,or tangled up with the friendly neighbor dog...

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Why Does My Puppy Itch?

Filed Under PurelyPuppy, Puppy

So my editor boss-guy gave me a list of topic suggestions when we first planned out Purely Puppy. One of the topics was "diseases and conditions that affect puppies in their first year." Well, since that’s a little broad, we'll...

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Top Ten Ways to Stop Your Puppy From Destructive Chewing

Filed Under Training, Puppy

We've all been there -- you go into your closet, pull out your favorite pair of shoes and suddenly you notice that they've been torn to pieces. Who's to blame? The new puppy, of course. Here are some guidelines to keep your...

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Aggressive Behavior in Dogs (and Cats): How to Handle this Tough Situation

Filed Under Training, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM The following essay is based upon thirty years of personal experiences working with dogs, cats and their caretakers. It is not intended to be a scholarly dissertation of psychological, sociological, or ethical...

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Managing Pain In Dogs

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Pain is personal. Anyone who has ever experienced a throbbing, wracking headache while the rest of the world went about its business can attest to just how personal pain can be. In addition, it is only when we verbalize or otherwise...

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Extreme Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

Filed Under Behavioral, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat -- whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system...

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Filed Under Behavioral, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Separation anxiety in dogs commonly results in destructive or otherwise inappropriate behavior when an owner leaves the pet or is not in close proximity to it. Behaviors that may be seen include vocalization, destroying objects, digging,...

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Dog Care Questions
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Q. From whom should I get my puppy? The local shelter, my neighbor, a breeder, or a pet supply store?

A. Many people believe that it is better to get a puppy from a reliable breeder. While...

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Q. How do I select a quality dog breeder?

A. To choose a quality breeder, take the time to conduct a thorough research on the...

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Q. Should I get a mixed breed or purebred puppy?

A. A purebred puppy is a better option for some people because there is a better idea...

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Chihuahua: The World's Smallest Dog Breed

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First discovered in Mexico, the Chihuahua is best known for being the smallest dog breed in the world. Extremely loyal to its owner, the breed has recently become a popular culture...

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