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Dog Training Series: Sit Command

Sitting is a relatively easy command to teach your dog. To many experienced trainers, it’s the first one on the list and can give you a great jump start to develop a relationship with your dog, set him in the mood of learning new stuff and giving you the role of the leader.

By Rockwell Pets Pro Team

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5 Tips For Old Dogs That Are No Longer Listening

If we are lucky enough to experience a dog that is growing old, unfortunately we are faced with increasing vulnerabilities including the possibility he might become deaf.

By Rockwell Pets Pro Team

 

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Is My Dog In Good Health?

Quiz: find out whether your dog is in good health.


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7 First Steps To Puppy Training

Congratulations on your new puppy! Your home will be filled with love, joy and that playfulness that puppies bring to our lives. We all love this part of being a pet owner. Pets make us better people by teaching us how to care for others and responsibility.

By Rockwell Pets Pro Team

There are bacteria in dogs’ mouths that can cause diseases in humans.

(Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com)

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Should I let my dog lick my face?

Who doesn’t let their dog give them a slobbery “kiss”? Most of the time it doesn’t matter – until it does.

By Luisa Dillner

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6 Tips That Stop Your Dog From Begging During Meal Time

At first, the begging of your dog at the table may look sweet, but over time this often develops into an unpleasant and annoying habit. If your four-legged friend does not only raise its paw, but starts to bark, yelp or scratch, then you will clearly not be able to enjoy a quiet and relaxed meal anymore.

By Rockwell Pets Pro Team

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Shelters Offer Genius Way To Help Transition Dogs Into Forever Homes

Animal shelters aren’t ideal environments for dogs. Oftentimes, they can be noisy, stressful and isolating.

By Kimberly Yam

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This is how you can stop your dog from chasing cats

On the upside, if a dog has grown up together with cats, a harmonious cohabitation is usually possible. The dog then accepts cats as a pack member and not as a prey. On the downside, if your dog has had little contact with cats and is chasing them, you should urgently take some educational measures to change this behavior.

By Rockwell Pets Pro Team

Humane society's "real life room" makes shelter dogs feel like they're at home

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Humane society's "real life room" makes shelter dogs feel like they're at home

For better or worse, animal shelters in the United States are packed with hundreds, sometimes thousands of animals each day. They are off the streets, clean and fed, but they’re also crammed into small rooms with tons of other animals, constantly barking and clawing for attention. In short, life for a shelter dog can be extremely stressful

By Christina Capatides

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Dogs Are Now Parachuting From the Sky to Help Save Wildlife

Imagine this: Poachers have just shot an elephant. They’ve begun to saw off its tusks just as a helicopter takes off in the distance. On board is Arrow, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, strapped to his handler, who’s wearing a parachute on his back.

By Jani Actman

 

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Dog walkers could be fined for not carrying 'poop bags' before their pet has even defecated

Dog owners who walk their pets without the means to clean up after them could be penalised even before any offence is committed under new council plans.

From www.telegraph.co.uk

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Learning From Dogs as They Sniff Out Their World

Our daily tug of leash war goes like this. I tell Chico we’re taking a left. He yanks right, wet black nostrils burrowing in loamy leaf piles. Me versus a 15-pound Havanese, incensed by scent.

by Jan Hoffman

Dogs have long been know to pick up scents that humans can't, but they may also be able to tell the time using their snouts. 'As each day wears a new smell, its hours mark changes in odors that your dog can notice,' explains Professor Alexandra Horowitz

(Photo courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk)

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Can dogs tell the time with their NOSES? Changes in scent may help canines keep track of passing hours

Dogs have long been know to pick up scents that humans can't, but they may also be able to tell the time using their snouts. 'As each day wears a new smell, its hours mark changes in odors that your dog can notice,' explains Professor Alexandra Horowitz

by Libby Plummer

(Photo courtesy of www.npr.org)

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From Fire Hydrants To Rescue Work, Dogs Perceive The World Through Smell

Specially trained dogs have been known to sniff out explosives, drugs, missing persons and certain cancer cells, but author Alexandra Horowitz tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that extraordinary olfactory abilities aren't just the domain of working dogs.

On Amazon: Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

 

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Drive-thru for dogs only opens in Pennsylvania

Owners can even customize their dogs meals, to craft the ultimate treat for their pets. It's an independently owned restaurant, with only one location, but the owner says she's hoping to expand her business across the region.

Published on www.clickondetroit.com