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All posts tagged with “Dog Training.”

Keeping Pets Away From Holiday Decorations

02/02/18 at 10:35 AM | by Sandy Robins

We have all seen those hilarious videos with cats causing havoc in holiday trees, swinging precariously from spaghetti-thin branches to bat the decorations, climbing through the foliage to the very top only to bring the tree and all its finery crashing to the ground.

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How to Keep Dogs From Digging Up Your Garden

05/30/17 at 11:12 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Your adorable pup loves to dig for so many reasons, but none of which are to purposefully destroy your beautiful garden. Dogs like to dig to find a cooler or warmer place to relax, to bury their valuables like food, bones, and toys, to hunt prey like moles, groundhogs, and gophers, but most often dogs like to dig because they think it’s fun.

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Exercise Alternatives for Cold Weather

01/19/17 at 03:07 AM | by Sandy Robins

Baby, its cold outside! However, irrespective if there’s a blizzard or rain coming down in buckets, the chances are your dog will still bring his leash and expect to go for a walk.

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Creating a Better Connection with Your Dog

08/31/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

Dogs are creatures of habit, and it’s no surprise that we continually hear stories about the intense bond that develops between humans and their dogs. Dogs may travel hundreds of miles to find their lost home, dogs can save humans from a burning building, or even sacrifice their own lives to save a human companion. These are not just traits of trained search and rescue dogs, but of common dogs with strong relationships with their humans.

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Pool Safety for your Pets

07/27/16 at 12:21 PM | by Cristen Underwood

It is so much fun to swim in the summertime with your pet! You know the rules of safety for you and your children, but there are some rules for your pets and wildlife, too. Ensure that everyone is safe this summer by knowing pet pool safety.

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How To Pet Proof Your House

11/04/15 at 03:43 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

When a dog or cat becomes a member of your household, safety is a first priority, just as with any family member. Not unlike a toddler, it’s in a pet’s nature to be curious. Pet proofing your home is an important process to protect both your dog or cat and the items you own. If you have small children, you’re probably already familiar with baby-proofing items that are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

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Howl'oween

10/22/15 at 11:43 AM | by Sandy Robins

Halloween – or Howl’oween as it’s referred to by many pet parents, is the most popular event on the pet calendar. This is probably because it’s an occasion that’s all about treating. And treats come in a variety of forms – from yummy edibles to a great new toy. Preferably both!

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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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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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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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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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