6 Popular Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds to Love

Are you allergic to dog dandruff, saliva, or hair? Hypoallergenic dog breeds are the most indicated for people with dog allergies. However, it should be noted that the fact that they are hypoallergenic does not mean they do not provoke an allergic reaction, but instead, they produce a smaller amount of allergens and, therefore, the allergic can tolerate them much better. Popular Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds That Don't Shed In this list are the cutest and friendliest dogs that produce less or no allergens – they don't lose hair, do not have hair, do not produce dandruff, and produce less saliva.…

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Why Your Dog is Biting and How to Fix it

Biting is far more common than we would like.  In fact, millions of people are bitten every year and many of these bites require medical attention.  So why is your dog biting?   Many owners don’t have and understanding of why their dog is biting, and the answers aren’t always simple.  In this article, we will help you narrow down what may be causing your dog to bite and some possible solutions. What Causes Dogs to Bite? One of the main causes of biting is possession.  Your dog may be protecting his property such as his toys, bed, food or even…

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Invisible Fence For Your Dog: Pros and Cons

Many owners and trainers have very strong opinions, one way or another, about invisible fences and both arguments, are valid.  Our attempt isn’t to persuade or dissuade you from getting one, but rather give you the information you need to make your own decision.  We will give you the pros and cons of invisible fences so that you can weigh it for yourself.   What Is Invisible Fencing? An invisible fence for your dog is an underground wire that you install around the perimeter of your yard or garden. The wire emits a signal that triggers your dog’s collar. As…

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10 Puppy Training Tips for New Dog Owners

Having a well-trained puppy is not only something to be proud of, but it also makes your life as a dog owner much easier.  Believe it or not, you can teach your new puppy tricks as young as 6 to 8 weeks old.  Dogs are extremely intelligent, and you can take full advantage it if you start off on the right foot.  Eventually, you’ll have an obedient dog that will do pretty much anything you command him to (although he may not fetch you a beer).  You’re going to need the right tools to start off, and this article will…

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Dogs 101: What Exactly is Obedience Training for Puppies?

In order to have a long, healthy, and stress-free relationship with your dog, obedience training is a must. Training can start as soon as you get your new puppy home, although the consensus used to be that it was best to wait 6 months. Although many training facilities and puppy schools won’t accept puppies unless they are at least 6 months old, there’s no reason you can’t start the process right away. Training usually kicks off with 5 or 6 pretty basic commands such as “sit”, “heel”, “come”, “stay”, “stand” and “down”. The first and the easiest to achieve is…

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DIY Bitter Apple Spray to Stop Your Dog from Chewing

Canine teeth were made for chewing. During the first 18 months of puppyhood, it sometimes seems that they can’t get enough. Inevitably things get chewed that shouldn’t, like woodwork, furniture, and shoes. There are sprays on the market that are supposed to stop the chewing but they can be expensive, contain ingredients that are harmful to humans and pets, and can even be harsh on your furniture. Here we will show you how to make an effective bitter apple spray to help you curtail the chewing. The main ingredient in bitter apple spray is actually apple cider vinegar, which is…

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The Best Healthy, Natural, Low Sodium Dog Food Choices

There’s a plethora of cheap dog foods on the market today but, unfortunately, many of them contain rather high amounts of sodium.  Dogs do need a certain amount of sodium in their diet but it’s in just about everything, including snacks and treats.  To help you cut back to healthier levels, we have listed some of the best healthy, natural, low sodium dog foods you can check out the next time you’re at the pet supply store. You can even make your own. Keep in mind, some of the foods we will be recommend may not necessarily be best for…

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Natural Home Remedies for Fleas and Ticks

It’s almost inevitable that fleas and ticks will find their way to your dog, and this does not mean you’ve neglected them in any way.  If there are feral cats in your neighborhood, you likely have fleas in your yard.  Ticks are abundant in high grass and areas with a significant deer population.  To make matters worse, once your dog gets fleas or ticks they will likely end up in your home, and they can be a real pain to eradicate.  Here, we will give you some natural home remedies for getting rid of these buggers. The best thing about…

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