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Tips for Traveling with Dogs

Many pet owners take their dogs with them everywhere they go. If you’re planning a family vacation in the near future, you may think about taking your dog along. Traveling with dogs over a long period of time requires a little more prep work than a basic trip to the store. Before you set out on your journey, check out these tips for traveling with dogs.

How to Stop Leash Aggression

Does your dog bark and behave erratically while on the leash? Have you tried multiple forms of leash training without any luck? Some dogs are naturally better leash-recipients than others, but most dogs can be trained to act respectful and calm on a leash. The key is to understand why your dog is behaving a certain way and do all you can to prevent or counteract those reactions. This guide explains how to stop leash aggression so you can enjoy walks with your furry friend.

How to Become a Pet Foster Home

Becoming a pet foster home is a great opportunity to help dogs and cats in need without having to run a full rescue center from your home. Whether you already have pets in your house or you’re looking for a single companion to take in and nurse back to health, you can help a pet find its forever home. Many humane societies and rescue centers throughout the country promote fostering as a way to "save two lives, not just one," because you help the pet you foster and open up a place for another pet at the rescue center. If this sounds like the job for you, read on to learn how to become a pet foster home.

Basic Dog Training with Hand Signals

Dog training with hand signals is a fun an effective way to get your dog to respond to basic commands, like sit, stay, or come. Some dogs respond better to verbal cues than others, but most dogs can be trained to respond to hand gestures alone over time. If this is something you want to try with your dog, get the dog treats ready and check out these hand signal dog training basics.

The Dangers of Supermarket Pet Foods

There are a wide range of resources for pet foods in the modern world, from specialty pet stores to supermarkets to the internet. You may be tempted to pick up a bag of food while you’re at the grocery store, but doing so could put your dog’s health in danger. Before you get lured in by the convenience of easy-access dog food, you need to understand the true dangers of supermarket pet foods and what they do to your dog’s body.

How to Feed a Dog with a Picky Appetite

Some dogs are stubborn, picky eaters, just like some humans are. Others dogs eat just about anything you put in front of them. If you are getting frustrated trying to feed your dog’s picky appetite, there are some tricks you can try to get him to eat more. Here is a guide for feeding finicky dogs.

Fighting Dog Obesity: Fitness Tips for Fat Dogs

Dog obesity is a serious problem in America that leads to numerous health issues and shortened lifespans. It’s just as important to maintain a healthy weight for your dog as it is to maintain a healthy weight for your own body. If your dog is overweight, you may need to change his diet and exercise routine to get him back on track. Here are some fitness tips for fat dogs to help your dog get into shape.

Understanding the Stages of Puppy Growth

Puppies are everywhere around this time of year, which means there is a good chance you have a new member of the family to train and love. Much like parents preparing for their first child, it’s important for you to understand the different development stages to come with your growing puppy so you can be ready for them. There are several different stages of puppy growth, and each stage comes with its own set of obstacles to overcome. Here is an overview of what you can expect with your new puppy.

Training Your Dog to Stop Barking

There are many reasons why dogs bark – fear, intimidation, confusion, communication, etc. While it may be appropriate for your dog to bark when a potential intruder comes to your home, it’s not as appropriate for him to bark at everything you pass by during your daily walk. Luckily, there are some techniques you can practice to control your dog’s barking so you can take him out in public. Read on to learn how to train your dog to stop barking.

5 Ways to Control Pet Shedding

Pet shedding is a common problem around this time of the year because the weather is starting to warm up. Your pet built up a thick fur coat to keep himself warm over the winter, and now it’s time for him to let it go so he can get through the warm summer months. If you have a pet that sheds a lot, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of hair in your home. This guide explains five ways to control pet shedding so you can keep your house as clean as possible.

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