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3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 09/05/17 5:25 PM

3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog
If you’re thinking about expanding your family by one furry member, it’s necessary to consider all that will change after the new pup crosses his adorable little paws over your threshold. There will be another mouth to feed, more bath times, more exercise—but there will also be a whole lotta love! Like with anything, making the decision to adopt a puppy is a significant one; dogs, much like children, demand excellent care if they’re to thriv...
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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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How to Train Your Pup for the Iron Doggy

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 02/16/17 3:26 PM

How to Train Your Pup for the Iron Doggy
It’s a new year and you’re tired of making excuses. You’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to do it: compete in a marathon. You’ve been busy researching marathons online that are held across the country, the groups they’re “run” by (get it?!) and what it would cost to compete. Then one day you come across the Iron Doggy . Iron Doggy events are for runners and their dogs! How cool is that—you and your pupper can train toge...
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Puppy Training 101: How to be the Leader of Your Pack

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 01/16/17 10:41 AM

Puppy Training 101: How to be the Leader of Your Pack
Getting a new dog comes with a list of responsibilities. At the top of that list is training. If your dog ignores your commands, jumps up on house guests and leads you on walks, the pup probably believes he is the alpha in the pack. To foster a good relationship with your dog and maintain the authority in the relationship, you will want to establish who is in charge right away. Following professional advice, respecting the limits of...
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Bark Bark Bark! Why Your Dog Barks and How To Fix It

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 12/05/16 11:38 AM

Bark Bark Bark!  Why Your Dog Barks and How To Fix It
Barking is a natural way for dogs to communicate their emotions. While it's something to be expected, excessive barking can be troublesome for pet owners and annoying for neighbors. To manage your pet's barking issue, it helps to understand why canines bark to get to the root of the behavioral problem. Common Reasons Why Dogs Bark Dogs use various types of vocal communication, including howling, grunting, whining, and barking...
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