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Patrick Lumontod

Patrick Lumontod
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Patrick has been a long-time dog adopter and currently lives with his two dogs - Tarzan and Loki - in Brooklyn, NY. He is a certified dog trainer, writer on all things dogs, animal shelter volunteer, freelancer researcher of animal sciences and aspiring author.

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...

Top 25 Best Dog GPS Collar Trackers

As more dog owners choose to bring their dogs wherever they go - hiking, camping, hunting, other outdoor activities or simply long walks - the...

8 Coolest Dog Tricks That You Haven’t Tried Yet

Having your dog perform tricks in front of your friends is not only a way to have fun and bond together with the pet,...

The Pet Owner’s Guide to Dog Muscle Supplements

If your pet isn’t suffering from a specific health condition that could be improved upon with muscle supplements, or a veterinarian doesn’t prescribe or...

The Ultimate Guide to Hunting Dog Training

The initial aspects of training a hunting dog can seem daunting. But when you break down the process into its key goals and basic...

11 Popular Dog Sports Your Active Dog (And You) Can Compete...

If you have an active dog on your hands, there are plenty of dog sports to consider that can help to burn off some...

8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run...

Having your dog run away when off-leash and then go missing is a terrifying feeling. If you have a pet that doesn't really listen, learning...

Why Do Dogs Bark at the Mailman?

Does your Fido turn into Cujo whenever the mailman arrives? Are you beginning to not receive some of your mail and suspect that it's...

8 Tips for Your First Doggie Play-Date

There are many reasons for being well-prepared for your dog’s first doggie playdate instead of going at it blind. Many dogs are accustomed to...

15 Most Popular Police Dog Breeds

Dogs have been doing police work and working as K-9 officers for many years. Some breeds have been revered for their hard work protecting...

5 Things to Do If Your Dog Was Bit

When your own dog is attacked by another, it can be a terrifying moment. The flurry of teeth, fur, growling, and yelps creates an...

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Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

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Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...
Top 16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...
A Dog for Personal Protection - 6 Things You Must Consider First

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Canine Good Citizen Certification: Everything You Need to Know

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program provides a solid foundation of behavioral training for your dog, but it also comes with some unexpected additional...
Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World That Make a Difference

Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World

Top Dog Tips awards program recognizes The 45 World's Best Dog Rescues of 2019 for their dedication, accomplishments and the difference that they make.
15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

We have hundreds of recipes published here on Top Dog Tips for dog owners looking to start cooking for their pets. However, with so...