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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.

6 Dangers of Dogs Pulling on Leash (And What You Must...

Leash pulling is fairly common in excited dogs, with their collar squeezing around the dog’s throat. In fact, a 2008 study reported leash pulling...

Your Dog Bit Another Dog? 7 Steps You Must Follow After...

You're in a dog park, and your pooch is playing with another dog. All of a sudden, the situation escalates and they start fighting....

7 Reasons You’re Failing at Housebreaking a Puppy (And How to...

Housebreaking a puppy can be frustrating and may seem hopeless when all your efforts are failing. If your dog isn’t picking up the training...

Top 6 Best Calming Collars for Dogs

Scientists have studied different types of anxiety treatments and found calming collars for dogs to be extremely effective at reducing fear and anxiety. There are...

8 Tips on How to Stop a Dog From Peeing in...

There's more than one reason why your dog is peeing in the crate, and determining the cause of this is crucial in order to...

Top 6 Best Dog Foods for Pitbulls to Gain Weight and...

Is your Pitbull having a hard time gaining weight and lean muscle? Take a look at the ingredients in their daily feed. Is it...

The Best Dog Anxiety Vests

Mild anxiety in dogs means some barking, but if a dog's anxiety is severe, they may get destructive, aggressive or seriously ill. One of...

10 Ways to Stop Your Dog from Chewing Bed

You just came home to yet another completely destroyed dog bed. It's the third one you've bought. There are two main reasons why your...

25 Wolf Dog Breeds

It is common knowledge that pet dogs of today are descendants of wolves. While it's not as noticeable in the Chihuahua or the Yorkshire...

Dog Body Language: The Pet Owner’s Guide to Understanding Dogs

Dogs can’t verbally communicate in a way that we can understand. Fortunately, a dog body language provides plenty of cues for us to interpret...

Dog Harnesses: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

A dog harness is a fantastic tool when used correctly, but some people buy the wrong thing. There are different types, sizes and uses...

6 Best Dog Hunting Vest Brands

If you are an avid hunter, then you probably like to take your dog with you. After all, dogs are perfect hunting companions –...

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You've noticed that your dog is limping, and suspect that it could be arthritis setting in. You are worried that the dog is in...
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Dog obesity is a rapidly growing health problem. Obese dogs will suffer from breathing issues, diabetes, arthritis, and joint pain (1). This article discusses the...
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