Dog Health General

Best dog collar?

Question: I've noticed lots of different kinds of collars on the market — choke collars, prong collars, leather collars, etc. How do I decide which one is appropriate for my dog? Answer: There are many different types of collars and choosing the right one can be confusing! To help sort it all out, I’ve listed […]

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Dog Health General

Training a deaf dog?

Question: I'd like to adopt a deaf dog, but I'm wondering: Will she be difficult to train? Answer: Deaf dogs can make great pets. They adapt to their hearing loss quite well because a dog’s primary sources of communication are through body language and scent. You might notice that when two dogs greet each other, […]

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Dog Health Dog Behavior

Dog whining when we eat?

Question: My dog whines whenever I sit down to eat — what can I do? Answer: This is a common problem. Your dog wants attention and gets it by whining. (It may not be positive attention, but it’s attention nonetheless.) Promise yourself that you are going to spend two weeks actively working on this problem. […]

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Dog Health Dog Behavior

Train dog to be polite during meals?

Question: How do I train my dog to be polite and well behaved while the rest of us are eating dinner? Answer: Behind every dog who begs at the table is (usually) a human who’s given in to those pleading canine looks. That said, it’s important to reiterate the age-old rule: “Never feed your dog […]

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Puppies

housetrained puppy had an accident?

Question: I thought my puppy was housetrained, but she had an accident. What do I do? Answer: First of all, clean it up thoroughly. Dogs develop a strong preference for using the same toilet area they’ve used before, so use an enzymatic cleanser to get rid of, not just cover up, the smell. Then, go […]

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Dog Health General

Dogs need fats?

Question: Is fat important to my dog’s health and, if so, what’s the best kind? Answer: Dietary fat is the most concentrated source of energy for the dog. It also provides essential fatty acids and aids in nutrient utilization and transportation. Fat is involved in cell integrity and metabolic regulation. So, yes, fat is important […]

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