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All posts tagged with “Dog Toys.”

What Toys Does Your Dog Really, Really, Want?

12/10/18 at 06:26 AM | by Sandy Robins

The gift-giving season started early this year with eight days of Chanukah kicking off the delight of opening fun presents right at the beginning of the December. And, as more pet parents get on board with the idea of including their pets, this means lots of great new toys and treats for fur kids too.

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Putting A Different Howl on Howl’oween

10/11/18 at 04:01 PM | by Sandy Robins

Howl’oween, in dog “language”, translates as treats. And lot of them! However, not every dog enjoys going around the neighborhood trick or treating and having to encounter incumbent pets when their favorite people ring doorbells and stock up on candy. Fortunately, there are lots of other fun ways dogs can celebrate and have great time.

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Your Dog’s Week in Toys

05/18/17 at 11:25 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Dogs, just like children, love the novelty of a new toy. Once way to amp up the fun is to select a different toy from the toy box to give him every day of the week. Here are some fun suggestions.

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Signs of the Zodiac Dog Toys

05/01/17 at 02:48 AM | by Sandy Robins

What does your dog’s zodiac sign say about the way he plays and the kind of toys he enjoys? According to the astrology charts featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac that spell out canine personality traits, we’ve hand picked a special toy for each of the 12 signs that we believe will have his tail wagging with delight.

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Toys and Dental Care

02/01/17 at 12:05 PM | by Sandy Robins

February has been designated as pet dental month on the pet calendar and many veterinary clinics nationwide offer discounts for dental cleaning and general preventative care.

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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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Stress Awareness in Dogs and Cats

04/29/16 at 02:21 PM | by Sandy Robins

If you are looking for a good excuse to go out and splurge on some new toys for your dog or cat, you can assuage any guilt about your shopping spree by knowing that toys are a great stress-reliever for pets. New toys will in fact boost their levels of both mental and physical well being.

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Revving Up Your Resolutions

01/18/16 at 09:38 AM | by Sandy Robins

There’s no question when January comes around we are all trying to get back into routine after a round of holiday partying and over-indulging in treats and food – and that often relates to our pets too.

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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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Getting Ready for the Travel Season

06/30/15 at 07:28 AM | by Sandy Robins

The travel season is about to take off. Traveling with a cat or a dog is just like traveling with a toddler; you have to be prepared.

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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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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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“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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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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