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  • Stop That! Why It's Time To Enroll Your Dog In Behavioral Training

    Dogs can get on your last nerve, especially when they're busy exhibiting unwanted behaviors. It can be extremely difficult to deal with those unwanted behaviors, especially when they're destructive or dangerous. Luckily, you don't need to get rid of your dog just because it's developed some bad behaviors. You just need to provide it with some additional training. Here are just four of the bad behaviors you can help your dog overcome by enrolling it in a canine training program.
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  • 4 Things To Know About Before Agreeing To Acupuncture For Your Pet

    If you have a pet and your vet has suggested acupuncture treatment, here are three things that you need to know about acupuncture treatment before you agree to the procedure for your pet. #1 Type of Acupuncture Treatment Used Many people assume that all acupuncture treatment is the same. However, that is not true. There are various ways that an acupuncturist can simulate your dog's acupuncture points. The most common and well known method of simulating your dog's acupuncture points is with acupuncture needles.
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  • Tips For Keeping Your Dog Calm At The Groomers

    If you aren't interested in cutting your dog's own hair, then you are going to likely hire someone to do it. However, you probably want the groomer to have as little difficulty as possible cutting your dog's hair. One way to help decrease the amount of difficulty that the groomer has is to make sure that your dog is as calm as possible. You don't want a dog that is spazzing out, because this will cause the groomer to worry that your dog will move suddenly, accidentally causing the groomer to cut him or herself.
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  • What Are The Different Types Of Dog Groomers?

    Regular dog grooming is an important part of keeping your dog healthy, clean, and looking its best. Many dog owners do their own grooming at home or take their dogs to the vet to be groomed. While these are both good options, there are other ways to have your dogs groomed regularly. These are some different types of dog groomers that some dog owners may not be aware of. Pet Salons 
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  • Going Away And Using A Pet Sitter? 5 Ways To Make Things Easier For You, Them, And Your Pet

    Using a pet sitter can give you a big sense of relief if you are going off on a trip and need to leave your pet at home. To make everything easier for you, your sitter, and your pet, follow the advice below. Have Them Visit Before Your Departure It can be jarring for your pet to have a stranger walk into the house, especially when you aren't there. To make your pet more comfortable while you're away, set up a time or two for the sitter to come around and interact with them before you leave on your trip.
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  • Top 5 Questions To Ask When Boarding Your Pet In A Kennel

    Whether you're family is going on vacation or you have a planned business trip, it isn't always possible to find a pet sitter to stay with your pup. One great alternative is to board your dog in a reputable kennel, such as Alpha K-9 Kennels. Before deciding on a facility, it is important that you arrange for a tour and have a few questions ready for the tour guide.  Will My Dog Get Time Outside?
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  • Two Winter Care Tips For Your Dog

    When you are a new dog owner, there are many things that may be on your mind when it comes to the new member of your family. Keeping your new dog as healthy and safe as possible likely weighs heavily on your mind as you begin to make them a true part of your household and become more and more attached to them. One of the factors that you may not have initially considered is the ways the season may affect the steps you take to care for your new dog.
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  • Keeping Your Pet Flea-Free

    If you have a dog or cat, you are most likely well aware that fleas can become a problem very easily in warmer months. If you notice your pet has contracted fleas, there are steps you will need to take to remove them safely and effectively. You will also need to treat bedding and carpeting throughout your home. Here are some instructions for you to follow in getting fleas off of your pet and out of your home for good.
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  • 3 Tips For Training Your Dog

    Dog training is a lot of work. Many dog owners become frustrated with training their dog because they feel like it takes too much effort and are not seeing the results quickly enough. It is important to be patient with your dog and understand, that just like humans, learning new skills and behaviors take time. Here are a couple tips for helping both you and your pet succeed with dog training.
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  • Is Your Dog Ready For Doggy Daycare?

    If you are thinking about putting your dog in pet day care, but are not sure how he will react, here are some behaviors and health issues to check for.  Is Your Dog in Good Health? If your dog is healthy, playful, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date with his vaccinations, chances are he is ready to go to doggy daycare. Make sure your dog is current on his shots, including;
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