Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs?Even housetrained dogs can sometimes
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When it happens it makes headlines. Tales of stolen dogs reuniting with their rightful families go viral not just because they are heartwarming, but also because they are the exception to the rule. A recent study out of the United Kingdom found only one in five of the dogs stolen there each day is recovered.
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Release the Hounds! You don’t want your pup to be tardy for the party. Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, and canines across America are showing their puppy pride on Instagram (and beyond) with the hashtag #partydog. All types of pups have turned up for this celebration. Let’s check out who’s on the VIP list.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 40–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The chow chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog of Chinese origin. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. The large nose is black,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 9–10 inches Weight: 8–11 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Silky terriers are small, loving dogs with Australian roots. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark in color. The small ears are triangular and stand up on the head. The feet are small and — funny enough — resemble the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 20–22 inches Weight: 40–60 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Bearded collies are one of the oldest British dog breeds. They are medium-sized herding dogs with long bodies and agile movement. Their large nose is black, and their medium ears are covered with hair. The eye color typically depends on the
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A company on Etsy is selling “butt covers” for dogs, which allow you to cover your dog’s anus with any number of fanciful designs: a flower, a heart, a cupcake, a star, a disco ball, the radioactivity symbol. [pushes away computer, stands up, stares quietly out window] [returns to computer, sighs] On the Etsy site,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 10 inches Weight: 18–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years Scottish terriers, a.k.a. Scotties, are small, playful terriers with short legs. They are the most popular breed in the White House, being in the White House with 3 U.S. presidents: Roosevelt, Eisenhower and George W. Bush. These small terriers have almond-shaped eyes, pointed
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In some ways, professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Whether you’ve known your dog longer than you’ve known your spouse, or even if you’ve adopted a pup as a couple, training your dog as a team can help strengthen your
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 23–25 inches, while females are slightly shorter at 21–24 inches Weight: 45–55 pounds for both males and females Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Pharaoh hounds are powerful, fast sighthounds who originated in Egypt. The breed is also the national dog of Malta. They have wedge-shaped heads; small, amber-colored eyes;
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 17–19 inches Weight: 35–45 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Welsh springer spaniel is a compact hunting dog sometimes thought to be a type of English springer spaniel, but they are actually 2 distinct and different breeds. An interesting feature of some Welsh springer spaniels is webbed feet. The
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(Picture Credit: Getty) There’s a short developmental window in every dog’s life when he’s extremely sensitive to his environment. The number of positive encounters he has with other people and dogs during this period, which ranges from just a few weeks old to three or four months of age, can dramatically influence how friendly he
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I know if my dog is bored? Answer: A good indication your dog is bored is that you don’t come back to the same house in the evening that you left in the morning. A bored dog is likely to be a destructive dog–chewing up curtains, tearing up
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One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 28–32 inches Weight: 75–110 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 10 years The Scottish deerhound looks similar to a greyhound with a coat. These sight hounds are one of the oldest breeds of dog. They are tall, large dogs with big bones. Their noses can be blue or black, and the eyes are either
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 13.5–16 inches Weight: 17–23 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The shiba inu is a small, compact dog native to Japan. Of Japan’s treasured breeds, this dog is the smallest and oldest. The triangular-shaped dark eyes are an easily recognizable feature of this breed. The nose and lips are black, and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While not gravitating to the level of destruction, persistent barking, howling or indoor accidents. I feel stressed when my dog is alone. There are others out there feeling this way as well, I know it. Safety in numbers, pack mentality, groups of like-minded pet guardians. Right? A little bit of Googling
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Why do I need a crate to housetrain? Answer: It’s the easiest way to housetrain. When he’s in his crate, your dog’s bladder and bowels are slowly but surely filling up. Dogs don’t like to soil their sleeping area, so your dog will probably “hold it” until you release him
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Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog owner’s home on Halloween. Calls to the Pet Poison Hotline increase twelve percent during the week of Halloween, making it the center’s busiest time of the year. We all know that chocolate can
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