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Playing With Your Dog: Fun Games To Fight Boredom

Playing With Your Dog: Fun Games To Fight Boredom

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With quarantines and work from home options such a big part of life right now, playing games inside with your dog can provide exercise for both of you. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission on goods purchased via these links, at no additional cost to you. Playing games with your […]

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  March 26, 2020   No comments
K9 Veterans Day: Honoring Those That Served Our Country

K9 Veterans Day: Honoring Those That Served Our Country

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Approximately 3000 K9 veterans serve alongside our soldiers in the heat of battle and are dedicated warriors whose existence is often unrecognized. Fortunately, there has been a renewed interest in adopting these service dogs as they retire from their military careers. However, it can be quite costly, as the military does not always pay for […]

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  March 13, 2020   No comments
Training Your Dog: What’s The Best Age To Start?

Training Your Dog: What’s The Best Age To Start?

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Years ago experts advised waiting for 6 months to a year old before training your dog. Methods have changed and are much more motivational than in the past. If you choose a trainer who uses motivational methods, 4 months of age is the optimal time for beginning formal training. Once a dog reaches the appropriate […]

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  February 20, 2020   No comments
How to Communicate With Cats: No ESP required!

How to Communicate With Cats: No ESP required!

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Marty’s spent some time observing dogs and humans interacting, and it always amuses him how dogs enjoy and understand such simple commands as “Sit;” “Stay;” “Down;” and “Fetch.” To communicate with cats, there’s a little more finesse involved. However, do you know how to communicate with your cat? Felines do tend to be a bit […]

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  June 4, 2018   No comments