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Dealing With A Cone Head In The House

Dealing With A Cone Head in the House If your dog has ever been injured or had surgery, you most likely know what an Elizabethan collar, or a cone, is and how frustrating it can be for both you and your dog. An e-collar ensures that your dog cannot lick, chew, scratch or rub his face and many vets recommend …

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Breed of the Week: German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer Appearance: The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 45-70lbs with males being substantially larger than females. The GSP has a short, dense coat with patterns usually of liver and white. Any other color such as red or black can occur naturally but is penalized in show sport and generally not preferred by …

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Breed of the Week: Bloodhound

Bloodhound Appearance: Standing at 24 – 26 inches in height, Bloodhounds average 100lbs in weight and are known for their loose skin and wrinkles. Grooming is moderate- mostly due to their ears wrinkles, though they are not heavy shedding dogs. Overall a Bloodhound should look thick and well-proportioned with long ears and large feet. Black and tan, liver and tan, …

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Having Your Dog Enjoy the Vet

Going to the vet is a routine aspect of your dog’s life. Whether it is her yearly shots or a check-up, it is important you take the time to ensure your dog doesn’t view going to the vet as a fearful or upsetting experience. Here are some simple steps you can take to help your dog have a positive association …

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Breed of the Week: Borzoi

Borzoi Appearance: Borzoi are a minimum of 26 inches at the shoulder and can weigh up to 105lbs. Large and impressive looking, they are actually a light sprinting breed meant to course after game by sight rather than smell. They have an elongated muzzle that transitions smoothly towards the skull with almost not defined stop. The longer silky coat of …

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Desensitization

When owning a dog, there are many situations where desensitization is very important. Desensitization is taking the opportunity to help your dog react less or to be less affected by something, and eventually even be able to enjoy whatever that something is. To keep things simple, I will use the example of desensitizing your dog to wearing a doggie jacket …

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Breed of the Week: Dachshund

Dachshund Appearance: Dachshunds come in two sizes and three coat types, giving this short dog quite a varied appearance. Miniature Dachshunds weigh under 11lbs while standard Dachshunds weigh between 16 and 32lbs. The coat can be smooth and short, long and silky, or wiry and they can also be of almost any color with solids and pointed (like a Doberman) …

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Other Than A Leash

Other Than A Leash So now that we have discussed engaging your dog during walks, here is a short description of other items you should have with you and how to dress your dog for any walk. If your dog walks alongside you calmly and rarely or never pulls, you can feel free to use whatever collar you like as …

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Breed of the Week: Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff Appearance: Bullmastiffs generally range from 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh anywhere between 100 to 130 pounds, though many exceed these limits. Bullmastiffs come in three basic colors: fawn, red and brindle. They have a short, smooth coat and black mask around their face. With a shortened muzzle and deep chest, they are an impressive breed. …

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Breed of the Week: German Shepherd

German Shepherd Appearance: The German Shepherd is a strong, versatile breed measuring approximately 22 to 26 inches in height and weighing anywhere fro, 45 to 80 pounds. Male German Shepherds are also significantly larger than females. They have a thick, double coat with a more coarse outer layer and a dense undercoat that requires moderate brushing or grooming. German Shepherds …

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