Enter Your Dog Now for a Chance to Win $5,000! Plus Another $5,000 For Charity!

Petmate Dog Contest

Submit a picture or video, tell us a little bit about your four-legged executive and if he or she gets chosen, you’ll win $5,000 plus a pack of other great prizes, including $5,000 donation to your favorite shelter or animal rescue organization, and much more! DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: JULY 27, 2018   $5,000 for the CFO $5,000 donation to your favorite shelter or animal rescue organization Petmate gift package of products valued at $2,000 MSRP including exclusive sneak peeks of the […]

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The Single Best Strategy To Use For Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs   Is characterized by destructive behavior when the dog is left alone. This behavior can include barking, howling, destroying household items, digging, chewing and sometimes urination.  Some dogs will literally go into a panic and dig at a door or a window to try and escape and find their owner.     Typically this is set off when the owner goes to leave the dog at home and can even start when the […]

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The Background and Use of Clicker Training for Dogs

Clicker Training for Dogs and How Well it Works!   Presently, and throughout the 1990s a phenomena swept through the dog-lover’s community. It was called ‘Clicker Training,‘ and was implemented to teach dogs  (along with horses and cats) that certain behaviors would be awarded, while others were not. Ms. Karen Pryor, a former dolphin trainer and author, along with a team of ‘Operant Trainers’ started giving presentations at dog shows. They displayed how the small plastic device […]

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Adopting an older dog; Newer doesn’t always mean better

Is Adopting an older dog in your future?   Adopting an older dog may be a decision based on you or your family’s lifestyle. In fact, many senior citizens opt for this choice because a new, hyperactive and untrained puppy may be too much excitement and work to handle.     Sometimes, an older dog has its advantages. It may be more settled, already house trained, leash trained, and maybe even spayed or neutered.     With […]

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The Horrors of Commercial Pet Food: What Every Dog and Cat Owner Should Know

This article explores the dangers of commercial pet food; the toxins, grotesque and harshly processed ingredients that can end up in your dog and cat’s food. These products are also species-inappropriate, unnatural, high-carbohydrate and ill-suited to the physiology of dogs and cats. The commercial pet food industry has a secret to hide.     Dangers of Commercial Pet Food; unfit for your beloved Dogs and Cats   Some of the ingredients that end up in commercial pet […]

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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Chewing Lice or Sucking Lice

If your dog is scratching all the time, shows signs of restlessness or fur loss… your dog may have chewing lice or sucking lice.     Ewwwww! Luckily it’s relatively easy to get rid of chewing lice or sucking lice, but there are some things you need to know.   What Are Chewing Lice and Sucking Lice?   Lice (singular, louse, but you’ll never find just one) are tiny, flightless insects that live in hair, fur or […]

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Positive Reinforcement for Dogs – How Dogs Learn

Train your dog

Positive Reinforcement for Dogs    The simplest way to approach dog training is to understand how dogs learn: from the consequences of his actions. He will learn whether his behavior results in something wanted or unwanted.  Positive reinforcement for dogs is really important.     Most of the behaviors we expect from our dogs are unnatural for them, such as walking calmly on leash or not allowing them to thoroughly investigate a dead mouse.   A common […]

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Which Herbs Can I Feed My Dog? – Herbs for Dogs

Which Herbs Can I Feed My Dog?   Herbs make food taste more delicious. They have been used for millennia as medicine. They smell great. They add personality to a garden. And, you can give them to your dog with some wonderful health benefits. In fact, the holistic benefits of herbs make them a worthwhile addition to their diets.  Herbs for dogs.     Herbs for Dogs – Herbs That Are Safe For Dogs   Here are […]

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Dogs Sense Smell: A Dog’s-Nose View Of Life

Dogs Sense Smell vs Human   A dog’s nose knows.   Most humans experience the world primarily through vision but for a dog, the world is a Smell-O-Rama the extent of which we can’t even imagine. When your dog starts barking at something you can’t see or hear, don’t call your dog crazy. When your dog “obsesses” about a blade of grass, he’s not just smelling who walked by or peed there last; he’s picking up information […]

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