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Don’t Get a Dog with a Poor Disposition

Don't Get a Dog With Poor Disposition

Each dog breed is known for certain basic characteristics – including temperament. As a result, you can rely on this information to help you choose a dog whose attitude and disposition match your own. Some smaller dogs are known to be feisty and noisy, while some larger dogs are quiet and tranquil. One thing you need to know up front is that you’re not going to get a dog to go contrary to his inherent instincts. So if you like the look of a certain breed, be […]

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Choosing Between a Male and Female Dog

Some dog owners claim that males are typically more aggressive and destructive, particularly in small spaces. Female dogs are said to be easier to train and more affectionate. Depending on the dog breed, these stereotypes may be true or not. Choosing a female dog means either taking the initiative to spay, or deal with the issue of the dog being in heat. Failure to take action for doggie birth control means that you’re constantly trying to find homes for cute litters of puppies. Female dogs don’t have […]

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Can You Offer Your Dog an Active Lifestyle?

Can You Offer Your Dog an Active Lifestyle?

Dogs are man’s best friend, but many of them would like to eat the remote control. That’s because they’re active by nature, but they live with a TV addicted couch potato. This mismatch can make for a strained relationship – or a really miserable dog. When bringing a dog into your home, you must consider the activity level that the dog needs to be physically and emotionally healthy. Some lazy adults think that if they only had a dog who needed walking twice daily, then they would […]

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Bad Dogs Are a Reflection of Their Owners

Bad Dogs are a Reflection of Their Owners

How often do you hear an owner shout, “Bad dog” when what really needs to be said is “Bad handler?” It’s irritating to be walking down the sidewalk in your own neighborhood only to have a dog jump up on your clean clothes. Or your new neighbor has a huge dog that likes to leave piles of “calling cards” in your front yard. Are these bad dogs? These dogs are not anymore bad than the neighbor’s out of control kids. Why blame the dog (or the kids) […]

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