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Dogs and Cats Living Together...Can It Be Done?

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 07/30/18 4:51 PM

Dogs and Cats Living Together...Can It Be Done?
Cats and dogs have been known to feud just as long as the Hatfield's and McCoy's but that doesn't necessarily mean that all dogs and cats are predestined to hate each other. There are some breeds of dogs that are more suitable for families that want to have a dog and a cat. It's not really hatred that starts the fight between the two. Their social behavior is the problem. Cats tend to hang back and take their time getting to know people a...
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Reading Your Dogs Body Language

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 04/10/18 4:54 PM

Reading Your Dogs Body Language
Although they can't talk, dogs have an expressive body that can communicate their emotions and thoughts just as well. Understanding these is vital for keeping dogs or working alongside them. An alert owner can recognize how their dog feels and what they need. Here's a closer look at some common dog body language Comfortable A dog that feels comfortable will generally be approachable and happy to interact with people. The dog will be in a...
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3 Ways to Curb Aggressive Behavior in Your Alpha Dog

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 09/04/17 5:26 PM

3 Ways to Curb Aggressive Behavior in Your Alpha Dog
Dogs get a bad rap in the news media. If someone has been bitten by a dog, demands to have the dog euthanized spring up on the message boards. If the dog happens to be particular breed, such as a Pit Bull or German Shepherd, you can bet that the public will demand to “see justice.” Just like people, dogs aren’t born bad. There are extenuating circumstances that can change a human’s (or dog’s) behavior. Where does it all start? With the puppy...
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10 Things To Know About Puggles

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 03/02/17 2:38 PM

10 Things To Know About Puggles
Many people are not familiar with the term "designer dog." This sounds like an adorable pooch that fits into your matching handbag, but in fact, it is a deliberate mating of two breeds with known characteristics to get the best of both. One popular combo is the "Puggle," which combines the adorable Pug with the self-assured Beagle. Here's a look at what you can expect when you combine these two breeds. Although the goal of designer...
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5 Cool Facts About Cockapoos

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 02/27/17 1:57 PM

5 Cool Facts About Cockapoos
The Cockapoo is often referred to as a mixed-breed or designer dog. It is a cross between a poodle and a cocker spaniel, creating a pet that offers some of the features from each breed while avoiding many of the genetic imperfections commonly found within purebreds. The cockapoo is often healthier than either a poodle or a cocker spaniel simply because it does not have any of the genetic defects typically found in either breed. Sin...
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