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How to Introduce a Nervous Pup to Visitors

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 11/30/17 5:02 PM

How to Introduce a Nervous Pup to Visitors
You and your dog are the classic odd couple. You are a vibrant socialite who loves nothing more than to invite friends and family to your house for potlucks and sporting events. But your doggy – well, she is shy around new people. She might even spend the evening hiding under coffee tables, whimpering and counting the seconds until your guests leave. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By correcting a few behaviors and providing str...
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Therapy Dog Training: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 11/16/17 5:15 PM

Therapy Dog Training: A Beginner’s Guide
Dogs are truly a gift to this world. Whatever the day you’ve had or the mood you’re in, your pup seems to instinctively know how to make everything better. When they greet you at the door with high levels of excitement and playfulness (whether you’ve been gone for 15 minutes or a week) you know that you are loved. Not everyone is fortunate enough to know the love of a dog. Circumstances greatly influence canine-human interactions, and for s...
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5 Ways to Customize Your Space for Your New Fur Child

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 09/29/17 5:22 PM

5 Ways to Customize Your Space for Your New Fur Child
Expectant parents spend hours ‘baby proofing’ their home to protect their little ones from making a mess or getting into potentially hazardous situations. But have you ever considered this same kind of preparation for your new dog? New pet parents (or ‘pawrents’) often need to puppy proof their homes by hiding electrical cords, closing off stairwells and purchasing sturdy garbage cans. Of course, it’s not just about safety. Customizing your...
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3 Wilderness Hacks to Get Your Dog Adventure Ready

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 09/08/17 5:24 PM

3 Wilderness Hacks to Get Your Dog Adventure Ready
What is the one family activity that everyone tries to do as soon as the summer hits? Camping! An American summer tradition, camping brings the family together and helps them to reconnect to each other and get back to nature; Facebook isn’t everything! Packing up the car with the tent, sleeping bags, lantern, matches, water bottles, food and insect repellent, (the list goes on) there’s a special someone you shouldn’t forget to bring along: y...
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5 Ways to Help Prepare Your Dog for a Long Flight

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 09/08/17 5:24 PM

5 Ways to Help Prepare Your Dog for a Long Flight
It’s summertime and the living is easy. Traditionally, this is the time of year for vacations, beach getaways and just plain being away from the office. You love to travel, but you can’t stand the thought of leaving your puppy companion home alone. But do you really think your little buddy will be able to handle a long flight? Here are five ways to help your dog prepare for a long flight to ensure it remains cool, calm and collected during...
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