QPG Blog

How to Deal with Compulsive Canine Behavior

06/16/15 at 11:33 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

If your dog is exhibiting compulsive behaviors, consult your veterinarian for a thorough physical examination and blood panel to determine if behavior might be related to a physical condition or disease. For example, grooming to excess could result from an allergic reaction irritating the skin rather than obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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What Does “Pet Friendly” Really Mean?

06/12/15 at 11:00 AM | by Amy Burkert

Every year more and more people are including their pets when they go on vacation, and to attract those tourists businesses are presenting themselves as “pet friendly.” But what does that really mean?

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Playtime Tips for Small Dogs

06/11/15 at 07:27 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

They may not stand much higher than an ankle, but small dogs often have the biggest hearts. There’s also a lot of energy packed into these small packages. Play is a very important part of raising a small dog. Not only does play help a small dog exert his pent up energy, it helps promote good behavior through by satisfying mental and physical stimulation needs.

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So You’re Thinking About Adopting a Pug

06/01/15 at 02:04 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

With a happy-go-lucky attitude and a face that sparks smiles and laughs, the spirited, animated Pug shot to high profile status in the 19th century when Queen Victoria developed a passion for these canines that she passed on to other members of the Royal Family.

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Product Spotlight: Sherpa-Ultimate-On-Wheels

05/29/15 at 02:02 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

Will your pet be joining you on vacation this summer? Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, Quaker Pet Group has just the ticket for allowing your pet to join in all the vacation fun.

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Playing with Big Dogs

05/26/15 at 10:00 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Play is an important part of every puppy’s upbringing. Giant breed puppies, as with any dog breed, benefit from play with toys. goDog’s line of plush, durable toys are crafted with soft, yet sturdy material, ideal for chewers. Durable plush dog toys provide an excellent outlet for a puppy’s compulsion to chew, while gentle on sensitive gums and fragile teeth.

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Planning Your Pet Friendly Summer Getaway

05/22/15 at 10:00 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Whether you’re motoring across the country or flying to a posh beach destination to relax for a week, today’s travelers are privy to a slew of restaurants and resorts where dogs and cats are welcomed like family.

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QPG Players: Al Grainer

05/20/15 at 10:30 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

A brief Q&A with QPG's Director of Design, Al!

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Managing Dogs and Kids

05/19/15 at 09:12 AM | by Sandy Robins

A relationship between the family dog and young children can be very rewarding bond. In fact, very often the family pet is a toddler’s first friend. There are other pluses too; children that grow up around pets learn to understand them and not be afraid of them. It’s all about teaching to respect one another and this includes respecting and learning to differentiate between each other’s toys!

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Playful Pet: American Pit Bull Terrier

05/05/15 at 10:44 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Often combating a bad reputation, the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) can actually be a “pussy cat” with proper breeding, training, handling, socializing and management.

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Preventing Pesky Parasites

05/01/15 at 10:41 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

As spring and summer quickly approach, your pets become more vulnerable to fleas and ticks. Not only do these irritants cause dogs and cats discomfort, but they can also lead to serious illness in pets and even people.

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“Spring” Into The Season With Outdoor Games for Dogs

04/28/15 at 10:32 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Even more so than humans, your dog needs ample exercise to stay happy, healthy and away from destructive behavior. Regular exercise will tire your canine out (both physically and mentally) in a positive way. Outdoor games abound where you can share time with your pooch and help both of you stay on the path to healthy living. Here are a few tips so you and your four-legged buddy can take advantage of the great outdoors this spring and summer.

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Perfecting The "Place" Command

04/24/15 at 10:26 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

While some pet parents refer to it as “kennel” or “bed,” the word “place” is really more reflective of a command directing your dog to remain calm in a confined area for a period of time. Although teaching the “place” command is simple, it can be a slow process.

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Managing Your Dog's Toy Box

04/20/15 at 06:01 AM | by Sandy Robins

Just like children, dogs often have a favorite toy. And it’s not unusual for a quirky plush toy to meet all three “needs” and thus be an action toy to throw for them to fetch, a distraction “prey” toy to be shaken around and subdued. And then, when all is said and done, your dog will go off to sleep with his plush buddy, treating it as a snooze companion.

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How to Prevent Feline Furniture Scratching

04/14/15 at 01:13 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

Your nerves are as shredded as your furniture and drapes. But before considering drastic measures such as declawing your pet, consider that a simple understanding of the behavior can drastically improve the issue.

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QPG Players: Bill Sieber

04/13/15 at 03:55 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

A brief Q&A with our VP of National Accounts, Bill Sieber!

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Crate Training Your Dog

04/07/15 at 01:45 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

Crate training taps into a dog's natural instincts as a den animal. Dogs in the wild keep dens to hide from danger, sleep, and raise families. A crate serves the same purpose for domestic dogs – it’s a safe place for sleeping or hiding during storms

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QPG Players: Matt Wurtzel

04/06/15 at 09:20 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

A brief Q&A with our Sales Director, Matt Wurtzel!

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Breed Highlight: Shih Tzu

04/03/15 at 01:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

While its name means “lion dog,” there is nothing ferocious about the Shih Tzu. Bred as a companion pooch, these are happy, affectionate, outgoing housedogs satisfied by following people from room to room.

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Silence is Golden with Hear Doggy!

03/27/15 at 09:46 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Taking the noise out of squeaky toys while leaving the fun in, these quirky plush characters provide your pet the same sensation and enjoyment of a traditional squeaky toy.

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Quick Fixes for Canine Loneliness and Destructive Behavior

03/25/15 at 07:11 AM | by Sandy Robins

Our dogs are very social creatures. They like nothing more than spending time with their favorite people. Sadly, many spend lonely hours home alone because their pet parents work long days, and, some even have second jobs.

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03/25/15 at 06:34 AM
Welcome to CLEVER PAWS, our dynamic new resource for pets and the people that love them!

Consistent with our company's mission, our goal for Clever Paws is to provide innovation, information, and fun in everything that we do. 

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